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Site Council

Site Council

Site Council is one of our school’s governing bodies and is made up of school administrators, appointed staff, a member of the Eastlake community, and elected representatives who are family members or caregivers of children enrolled in TOPS. There is a parent or caregiver representative for each grade band, the Parents of Color Caucus, and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Group.

Site Council members are also the trustees of TOPS’s parent-organized, non-profit fundraising organization called Friends of TOPS (FOT).  Money raised by Friends of TOPS provides opportunities for the TOPS community beyond what is provided by Seattle Public Schools, e.g. music for all grades, drama, movement, hourly classroom assistants, and community-building events.

Site Council meetings are held monthly and provide a forum for teachers, administrators, and families to share information, discuss concerns, raise questions, and make decisions. All parents and caregivers of TOPS students are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate (though only elected Site Council members may vote).

Your grade’s Site Council representative will regularly inform you of Site Council business and ask for your input via your grade band’s Google group. Please contact your representative if you have any questions about Site Council, the TOPS community, or school processes.

Meeting schedule:

Our 2023/2024 School Year meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

  • September 21st
  • October 19th
  • November 16th
  • December 14th (moved to 2nd week to accommodate Winter Break)
  • January 18th
  • February 15th
  • March 21st
  • April 18th
  • May 16th
  • June 20th

Please go to our school calendar to access individual meeting invitations. You may also click on “subscribe to calendar” to add the meeting series to your personal calendar.  

Kindergarten RepOPEN
1st Grade RepKristen Verlander
2nd Grade RepJulia Olson
3rd Grade RepOpen
4th Grade RepMichi Nair
5th Grade RepOPEN
6th Grade RepCorey Kelly
7th Grade RepKiki Gram
8th Grade Rep+Roxane Geller
Executive Committee – Co-ChairErin King
Executive Committee – Co-ChairRachael Hannah
Executive Committee – Co-TreasurerKristen Benzel
Executive Committee – Co-TreasurerOPEN
Executive Committee – DHH At-large Parent RepJennifer Bodaly
At Large Parent Rep (Executive Council co-Secretary/Comms)China Bolden-Jarvis
At Large Parent Rep (Executive Council co-Secretary/Comms)OPEN
Please contact if you are interested in one of the open positions.