Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of March 27, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

March 28 & 29 – Open House for Newly Qualified Hicap Families (see below for details)

Open House for Newly Qualified Hicap Families
There will be an Open House for families of students who have qualified in both reading and math and are therefore eligible to attend our magnet program. These events are a good time to learn about the schools and their HiCap programs. Principals, teachers, and Mr. Tadlock will be on hand to answer your questions. Your children are welcome to attend with you.

Ridgecrest Open House for eastside families – March 28, 2:30 pm

Meridian Park Open House for westside families – March 29, 2:00 pm

If you are unable to attend the open house, there will be an evening meeting where you can learn about the programs on April 4, 7:00-8:00 pm. The meeting will be at the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline, in the Aurora Room. You do not need to register in advance and your children are welcome to come with you.

Talking to Kids About Race – Kids have a way of asking questions that are not always easy to answer. When you throw the topic of race in, it can get a bit dicey. Having conversations about race is not designed to be comfortable, but the need to engage with our youth is essential to having healthy conversations as they grow, and as adults, we grow with them. This workshop will offer awareness, skills and practice. Please join us April 24th from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Einstein MS Cafeteria. Workshop conducted by Dr. Tanisha Brandon-Felder, Director of Equity and Family Engagement.

Last Call for Nominations
March 29 is last call to nominate your favorite teacher and recognize a volunteer that goes above and beyond! We definitely share (anonymously) your kind words with these folks – all that are nominated. So go ahead and write a raving review. You will make their day!
Nominate your favorite teacher/educator here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F3WLXJN

Nominate your favorite volunteer here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FQHP85B

Geology Club
PTSA Sponsored Geology Club with Rock Solid Science. WHEN: FRIDAYS 3:30-4:45 PM DATES: APRIL 28TH, May 5TH, May 12th, May 19th. Program is limited to 12 students. Cost is $75 for 4 weeks of ROCKIN’ EARTH SCIENCE! To confirm your place in class, please register and pay online via http://www.rocksolidscience.com

Mindfulness and yoga club
Grades 3-6
Tuesdays April 25-May 30 at 3:30-4:45
Cost $80
Please contact instructor Jeannie Cziesla at jbcziesla@gmail.com to register.
If you would like to be lead parent (attend all classes), let the instructor know and your child will get free tuition. A parent volunteer is required so if no lead parent, parents are expected to signup to volunteer for one class.

LGBTQ Families & Allies Potluck – The Shoreline PTA Council is proud to partner with the Shoreline Public Schools for the 2nd annual LGBTQ Families and Allies Potluck Dinner on Thursday, April 6th from 5:30-7:30pm at Shoreline Center.

LOOKING AHEAD
April 3 – No School – Staff Work Day
April 4 – PTSA Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting – 7:00 – 8:30 pm – MP Library. Special Guest – Curtis Campbell will go over how to use the School District APP. Bring your smartphones and learn how to set alerts for the updates you want.
April 7 – Meridian Park Multicultural Potluck – 5:30 – 7:30 pm – MP Cafeteria
April 12 – April 14 – Spring Scholastic Book Fair
April 13 – Spring Family Fun Night and Recognition of the Educator of the Year and Golden Acorn.

This entry was posted on 03/27/2017, in News.

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of March 20, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

March 24th – Deadline for Family Photo entries (see below for details)

March 26th – Deadline for Submissions for Outstanding Educator and Golden Acorn Awards.

Make your nominations today!

Geology Club
PTSA Sponsored Geology Club with Rock Solid Science. WHEN: FRIDAYS 3:30-4:45 PMDATES: APRIL 28TH, May 5TH, May 12th, May 19th. Program is limited to 12 students. Cost is $75 for 4 weeks of ROCKIN’ EARTH SCIENCE! To confirm your place in class, please register and pay online via http://www.rocksolidscience.com

MP Read-a-Thon
The 2017 Read-a-Thon (R-a-T) ends this SUNDAY, 3/19! Please turn in all pledges and tracking forms by Friday, 3/24. Only forms and pledges received by Friday, 3/24 will count toward prizes. Prizes will come home April 10th-12th and will be available for pickup at Family Fun Night on April 13th. Prizes include credit to spend on BOOKS at the Spring Book Fair, April 12th-14th. Any questions or concerns can be direct to Elizabeth Swan at eswan27@gmail.com.

THANK YOU to all of the students who submitted T-Shirt design ideas; check them out in the main entrance lobby. And THANK YOU to everyone supporting our students as they read, read, read, right through Sunday!

Mindfulness and yoga club
Grades 3-6
Tuesdays April 25-May 30 at 3:30-4:45
Cost $80
Please contact instructor Jeannie Cziesla at jbcziesla@gmail.com to register.
If you would like to be lead parent (attend all classes), let the instructor know and your child will get free tuition. A parent volunteer is required so if no lead parent, parents are expected to signup to volunteer for one class.

April 6th – LGBTQ Families & Allies Potluck – The Shoreline PTA Council is proud to partner with the Shoreline Public Schools for the 2nd annual LGBTQ Families and Allies Potluck Dinner on Thursday, April 6th from 5:30-7:30pm at Shoreline Center.

Family Picture Project
Please join us in celebrating and honoring all of the families at Meridian Park. The PTSA and Meridian Park staff would like to invite all families to participate in our Family Picture Project. The goal is to fill our front foyer with pictures of our families. We are asking you to:

  • Send a printed family photo with your child to school (one you might not get back) and write your name on the back, OR
  • Email a photo to: mpptsapresident@gmail.com
    We hope to have all family photos ready for display by Friday, March 24th.

LOOKING AHEAD
April 3 – No School – Staff Work Day
April 4 – PTSA Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting – 7:00 – 8:30 pm – MP Library. Special Guest – Curtis Campbell will go over how to use the School District APP. Bring your smartphones and learn how to set alerts for the updates you want.
April 7 – Meridian Park Multicultural Potluck – 5:30 – 7:30 pm – MP Cafeteria
April 12 – April 14 – Spring Scholastic Book Fair
April 13 – Spring Family Fun Night and Recognition of the Educator of the Year and Golden Acorn.

This entry was posted on 03/20/2017, in News.

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of March 13, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

March 12 – Shoreline Community Movie “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” – 4:00 pm at Shoreline Center Auditorium, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, 98155. Tickets are $5.00 for adults and students are free.

March 15 – Steel Band Concert, 7:00 pm at Edmonds Adventist Church, 8625 196th ST SW, Edmonds, WA. Free Admission but tax-deductible donations accepted. Visit http://www.steelmagicnorthwest.org for more information.

March 15 – “The Works” Organizing Project – 6:30 – 8:30 pm. See below for details.

MP Read-a-Thon
The 2017 PTSA Read-a-Thon (R-a-T) is ending on March 19th! ALL READING COUNTS, and it’s not too late to participate. Students can earn prizes for reading just 500 minutes or collecting $20 in pledges to benefit the Meridian Park PTSA. So pick up a book, keep up with the reading, and reach out to family, friends and employers for their support. Prizes this year include credit to spend at the April Book Fair (April 13-15), t-shirts (contest submissions to be displayed soon!), bookmarks, a pizza party, and other gift certificates. Make sure to turn in all reading logs and pledges by Friday, March 24th to qualify for prizes. Please feel free to contact Elizabeth Swan at eswan27@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. Read On!

Volunteers Needed: Meridian Park is scheduled to volunteer at “The Works” organizing clothing for the store. We need a minimum of 4 volunteers for Wednesday, March 15th 6:30-8:30pm. This is a great opportunity to see how The Shoreline PTA Council provides this great service to our Shoreline families. If you can volunteer, please email Susan Duthweiler at sduthweiler@gmail.com or Mary Kate Horwood at marykatea@gmail.com. MP is also scheduled to help on Wednesday, May 10th if you can’t make the March date.
For more info regarding the works go to: http://www.shorelinepta.org/the-works.html

Photo Request
The Meridian Park Yearbook Club needs more photos! Please send any event, club, and classroom photos you have to Molly at molly.nordstrand@gmail.com and please let her know what the photos are from. The more photos we have to choose from, the better this year’s yearbook will be!

Spring Spanish Club Registration
Registration is now open for spring quarter Spanish club for K-6!

April 4 – June 15
Tues/Thurs 8:00-8:50am
$240 first child, $230 siblings
Look for a registration form in your child’s folder, or pick one up at school.

Questions? Email Veronica Beck at vwaters@gmail.com.

Final MP Skate night for the year is Thursday, 3/30/17 at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate. Admission $6.50 plus tax (includes quad skate rental) Inline upgrade $3.25. Parents are asked to stay and encouraged to participate. No drop-off’s allowed!

Family Picture Project
Please join us in celebrating and honoring all of the families at Meridian Park. The PTSA and Meridian Park staff would like to invite all families to participate in our Family Picture Project. The goal is to fill our front foyer with pictures of our families. We are asking you to:
• Send a printed family photo with your child to school (one you might not get back) and
write your name on the back, OR
• Email a photo to: mpptsapresident@gmail.com
We hope to have all family photos ready for display by Friday, March 24th.

LOOKING AHEAD
April 3 – No School – Staff Work Day
April 4 – PTSA Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting – 7:00 – 8:30 pm – MP Library
April 7 – Meridian Park Multicultural Potluck – 5:30 – 7:30 pm – MP Cafeteria
April 12 – April 14 – Spring Scholastic Book Fair

This entry was posted on 03/10/2017, in News.