Get Involved

Want to Get More Involved?

Please let us know if there is a language other than English that you would prefer when receiving school communications. You can do this by either calling the school at (206) 252-3510, or emailing Assistant Principal Alex LaRosa at aplarosa@seattleschools.org

Join the online directory

Join and update your contact information in the online school directory. Please go to the website to get started: https://topsk8.membershiptoolkit.com

Fill out the Volunteer Interest Survey

When you log into the directory, take a moment to fill out the Volunteer Interest Survey. The Volunteer Coordinators will get in touch with you if there is an opportunity that matches your interests. *Note: There are events/positions listed that may not be available this year due to Covid restrictions.*

Join your class email group

This is the easiest way to receive up-to-date information about what is going on in your student’s class and to get class specific needs or notes from your teachers. To join, see these instructions or email the Volunteer Coordinators at volunteer@topsk8.org with: your name, and your student’s name and grade.

Join the Parents of Color Caucus

Parents and caregivers identifying as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, are invited to join the Parents of Color Caucus. The POCC serves to strengthen the voices and participation of students and families of color within the school. It exercises influence in developing school policies, practices and procedures affecting students of color through representation on the Executive Site Council, the Building Leadership Team, and by working in tandem with the Racial Equity Team. To join, email pocc+subscribe@topsk8.org

Join TOPS Site Council

TOPS Site Council is similar to a PTA. It is made up of parent representatives, school staff, and an Eastlake community representative. Site Council meetings are open to all parents and caregivers of TOPS students. You can join meetings via Zoom, phone, or give feedback by emailing your Site Council representative. *Your Site Council representative will email the Zoom link. All meetings provide ASL interpreters. Other language interpreters are available on request.*  If you have questions about Site Council or are interested in joining, please email sitecouncil@topsk8.org

Join the Building Leadership Team

Every school has a Building Leadership Team. The parent representatives on BLT include one person from grades K-4, one from grade 5-8, and one person who is a member of the TOPS Parents of Color Caucus. These parents work with the principal and four other staff members on goals and strategies to boost student achievement. If you are interested in joining the BLT this year, please email Yvonne Devineni (5th grade parent and outgoing BLT member): yvonne.devineni@gmail.com.


We hope you will find a way to get involved that feels valuable to you and your family.

If you have any questions, please contact us at volunteer@topsk8.org

Thank you!

Volunteer Coordinators
Teri Gaines (2nd & 5th grade)
Candice Boley (2nd grade)