Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of December 5, 2016

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Dec. 5th – No School – Staff Work Day
Dec. 6th – MP Book Fair and PTSA Meeting (see below for details)
Dec. 6th – Shoreline Food Drive Begins (see below for details)

BOOK FAIR

Our One-Day-Only Fall Book Fair is Tuesday, December 6th, open 8:40 – 4:00, and then 5:30 – 8:00, before and after the PTSA meeting and choral performance.

Lots of great books and gift ideas for the holidays! Thank you for supporting MP!

BREAKFAST AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS

Join us for breakfast in the cafeteria every morning from 8:45 – 9:10! We offer a daily assortment of cereal, whole grain bars, and fruit. Check our menu for our rotating daily entree specials which include scratch baked muffins and biscuits, cinnamon rolls, hot breakfast sandwiches, yogurt parfaits and more! A student breakfast is $1.75 and free for those who qualify for free/reduced meals.

LOST AND FOUND

All Lost and Found items will be donated to The Works by December 2. Please claim your items now!

SHORELINE PSA FOOD DRIVE & TEEN CARD DRIVE

Shoreline PTA Food Drive and Teen Gift Card Drive is 12/6/16 to 12/16/16. Meridian Park’s designated item is “Oatmeal”. Our goal is to collect 500 Oatmeal items! Please remember, no expired foods or glass jars will be accepted!

Bring Your PTSA Donations for Drive the Cheetah to the Book Fair!

PTSA MEETING

PTSA Meeting On Dec 6th at 6:45pm in the lobby. 5th grade,Ms. Peterson’s class and Ms. Rudberg’s class, will do a choral performance followed by Speed Dating style PTSA meeting to include: Annie Gage and PTSA call out holiday giving opportunities, new Shoreline APP, job descriptions for new board nominations, Fundraising numbers, Grant approvals, etc. Meeting will be from 7:00-7:45.

Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of November 21, 2016

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Tuesday, November 22 – Highly Capable Program Information Night at the Shoreline Conference Center from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. **Correction to the November Cheetah Chatter**

Tuesday, November 22 – Family Internet/Social Media Awareness Event, Einstein Middle School at 7:00 pm, see below for details. If you would like to go as a group, there is a group of parents meeting at Jersey’s at 6:00 to leave at 6:45 to attend the presentation.

Thursday & Friday, Nov. 24-25 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

Looking Ahead

Monday, November 28 – Shoreline Hi Cap Advocacy Group Planning Session at the Shoreline Library (large meeting room) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. All Hi Cap parents are welcome to attend! Contact us at: Shoreline.Hicap.Advocacy@gmail.com with questions.

Fundraiser Update

PTSA Fall Fundraiser – We are just over $3000. Our Goal is $10,000. We have only 1 week left to go. This money is used for programs like internet safety, family movie night, cultural festivals, art docent program, and so much more! We can’t do it without your support. If you have not donated yet please consider a donation that will work for your family. If every student donated $16 we would meet our goal! We have received 10 – $16 donations – Thank you! Look for the purple flyer and yellow envelop – there are additional forms in the office.

Last Chance

Meridian Park Elementary SPIRIT Apparel Fall 2016 LINK TO THE WEBSITE – https://meridian.itemorder.com Or visit – http://athleticsupply.co and enter “MERIDIAN” as your store name. Online Store Deadline: November 21st, 2016 (11:59pm)

Syre PTA’s Family Engagement Committee would like to invite the adults in your communities to an upcoming event hosted at Einstein Middle School. The event is open to parents/guardians of students feeding into the Einstein community. Please let your families know of this great speaker. Please note this event is for adults only. Childcare will not be provided. ALL are welcome!!

Speaker: Stefanie Thomas of the Seattle Police Department’s Internet Crimes Task Force

Topic: Family Internet/Social Media Awareness

Date: Tuesday, November 22 @ 7:00 PM

Where: Einstein Middle School Cafeteria

Officer Thomas’ dynamic and informative presentation will cover cyber-bullying, online relationships, social networking, online posting, and internet safety tips. We hope to facilitate conversations between students and families, working to nurture a culture of kindness and safety as our kids navigate the realities of the online world. We hope to have a packed house! Our kids are growing up in a digital world that is still new to a lot of us. The more we know about their realities, the more we can help them safely navigate! This event is open to all of the elementary schools feeding into Einstein Middle School! Tell a friend!

December 13th and 15th, 2016 3:30-6:30 pmAuditions for Meridian Park Talent Show. Mandatory Dress Rehearsal – Friday, January 20th. Talent Show – January 21, 2017

Here’s What’s Happening the Week of November 14, 2016

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Tuesday, November 15 – Picture Retakes
Friday, November 18 – 6:30pm Family Movie Night. Free – PTSA is showing
Bolt in the cafeteria. Bring your lawn chair, pillow, picnic dinner, and
anything else that sounds good. Adult supervision of children is required.
Minimum one adult per 6 kids – you can bring your children with their
friends or schedule with another parent to bring yours. Please, remember
you are responsible for the behavior of the children that you bring. We
will have concessions for sale, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Looking Ahead

Tuesday, November 22 – Highly Capable Program Information Night at the
Shoreline Conference Center from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. **Correction to
the November Cheetah Chatter**
Tuesday, November 22 – Family Internet/Social Media Awareness Event,
Einstein Middle School at 7:00 pm, see below for details.

Monday, November 28 – Shoreline Hi Cap Advocacy Group Planning Session at
the Shoreline Library (large meeting room) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. All Hi Cap
parents are welcome to attend! Contact us at:
Shoreline.Hicap.Advocacy with questions.

Save the Date!
Did you know.Meridian Park’s Got Talent??!!
Do you have an act that no one can top?
Can you keep an audience entertained?
Have you ever wanted a chance to be an Emcee at an awesome venue?
Then be ready to audition for the 2017 Variety Show!

When: Auditions – December 13th and 15th, 2016 3:30-6:30 pm
Mandatory Dress Rehearsal – Friday, January 20th
Talent Show – January 21, 2017

Parents: We could use a hand supervising at the auditions, rehearsal and the
performance. If you are interested in learning more or if you have any
questions, please contact:
Payal Palta at payalpalta 206-384-3831 (texts only) and/or
Margaret Stapleton at margaretstapleton, 206-352-9292
Audition details forthcoming. Dress Rehearsal and Show at Shorecrest High
School Auditorium.

Meridian Park Elementary SPIRIT Apparel Fall 2016 LINK TO THE WEBSITE –
http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/lG0J3Ry43Opk5q1MJBt7kg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRaCy86P0EIAGwCoEnu9_9XB3NjaG9vbG1YBAAAAABCCgABuvspWAZIjMNSFGhtc3RlcmxpbmdAZ21haWwuY29tCVEEAAAAAEQeaHR0cHM6Ly9tZXJpZGlhbi5pdGVtb3JkZXIuY29tR6Z7ImN1c3RvbWVyaWQiOiI1MDAiLCJzaGFyZGlkIjoiMSIsImpvYmlkIjoiMTgzODkiLCJwZXJzb25pZCI6IjQyODkyIiwiZW52IjoicHJvZCIsInNlcXVlbmNlIjoiMSIsImVtYWlsU291cmNlIjoiQ1VTVE9NRVJfSk9CIiwic2VudFRpbWVNcyI6IjE2Nzc2NjQxNDYiLCJ1c2VyaWQiOiI4NCJ9 Or visit – http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/bT-plGnHniKMeEtYafYC8g~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRaCy86P0EIAGwCoEnu9_9XB3NjaG9vbG1YBAAAAABCCgABuvspWAZIjMNSFGhtc3RlcmxpbmdAZ21haWwuY29tCVEEAAAAAEQYaHR0cDovL2F0aGxldGljc3VwcGx5LmNvR6Z7InBlcnNvbmlkIjoiNDI4OTIiLCJ1c2VyaWQiOiI4NCIsImVudiI6InByb2QiLCJzaGFyZGlkIjoiMSIsImN1c3RvbWVyaWQiOiI1MDAiLCJzZXF1ZW5jZSI6IjEiLCJqb2JpZCI6IjE4Mzg5Iiwic2VudFRpbWVNcyI6IjE2Nzc2NjQxNDYiLCJlbWFpbFNvdXJjZSI6IkNVU1RPTUVSX0pPQiJ9 and enter
"MERIDIAN" as your store name. You can now purchase your items online in 3
easy steps: 1. Go to the online store at http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/9X_gv5xD0J8m2hpTz-uwKA~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRaCy86P0EIAGwCoEnu9_9XB3NjaG9vbG1YBAAAAABCCgABuvspWAZIjMNSFGhtc3RlcmxpbmdAZ21haWwuY29tCVEEAAAAAEQeaHR0cHM6Ly9tZXJpZGlhbi5pdGVtb3JkZXIuY29tR6Z7InVzZXJpZCI6Ijg0Iiwiam9iaWQiOiIxODM4OSIsImVtYWlsU291cmNlIjoiQ1VTVE9NRVJfSk9CIiwicGVyc29uaWQiOiI0Mjg5MiIsInNlbnRUaW1lTXMiOiIxNjc3NjY0MTQ2IiwiZW52IjoicHJvZCIsInNoYXJkaWQiOiIxIiwiY3VzdG9tZXJpZCI6IjUwMCIsInNlcXVlbmNlIjoiMSJ9 2.
Choose your items and add them to your cart 3. Securely checkout with your
credit card Online Store Deadline: November 21st, 2016 (11:59pm)

PTSA Fall Fundraiser Drive the Cheetah!- Thank you Meridian Park Families!
We are just over $2500…1/4 of the way to our $10K goal! Let’s get the all
the way! If you have not donated yet please consider a donation that will
work for your family. If every student donated $16 we would meet our goal!
Two weeks left in our campaign…look for the purple flyer and yellow
envelope, or you can donate online at www.mpptsa.org and click on the yellow
donate button.

Syre PTA’s Family Engagement Committee would like to invite the adults in
your communities to an upcoming event hosted at Einstein Middle School. The
event is open to parents/guardians of students feeding into the Einstein
community. Please let your families know of this great speaker. Please note
this event is for adults only. Childcare will not be provided. ALL are
welcome!!

Speaker: Stefanie Thomas of the Seattle Police Department’s Internet Crimes
Task Force
Topic: Family Internet/Social Media Awareness
Date: Tuesday, November 22 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Einstein Middle School Cafeteria

Officer Thomas’ dynamic and informative presentation will cover
cyber-bullying, online relationships, social networking, online posting, and
internet safety tips. We hope to facilitate conversations between students
and families, working to nurture a culture of kindness and safety as our
kids navigate the realities of the online world. We hope to have a packed
house! Our kids are growing up in a digital world that is still new to a
lot of us. The more we know about their realities, the more we can help
them safely navigate! This event is open to all of the elementary schools
feeding into Einstein Middle School! Tell a friend!