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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

All School/Full Site Council Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7pm – 8:30pm

  • September 21st
  • October 19th
  • November 17th (moved to accommodate school play)
  • December 14th (moved to 2nd week to accommodate Winter Break)
  • January 18th
  • February 15th
  • March 15th
  • April 19th
  • May 17th
  • June 21st

2022-2023 Site Council Roster

Kindergarten RepOpen
1st grade Rep, Executive Council TreasurerKristen Benzel
2nd Grade RepQ Kintz
3rd Grade RepMichi Nair
4th Grade Rep (was Treasurer)Nick Barnett
5th Grade Rep (shared)Lily Chan
5th Grade Rep (shared)Matt Anderson
6th Grade Rep (was DHH Parent Rep)Meg-Ann Whitney-Miller
7th Grade RepLinda Putt
8th Grade RepOpen
DHH At-large Parent RepJennifer Bodaly 
POCC At-large Parent RepBambi Chavez
At Large Parent RepElizabeth Krause
At Large Parent Rep, Executive Council ChairRachael Hannah
At Large Parent Rep, Executive Council Assistant Chair (was Exec Communications)Vineet Kumar
At Large Parent Rep (Executive Council Secretary)Erin King
At Large Parent Rep (Executive Council Communication) (was co-1st grade rep)Rob Rokhsar