Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of September 18, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Tuesday, Sept. 19th – PTSA Meeting, 7 pm in the library. All welcome, childcare provided. If you would like to receive the agendas please email mpptsapresident and put Agendas in subject line.

Looking Ahead
Sept. 26 & 27 – Picture Days
Sept. 29th – PTSA Family Movie Night

Bus Information
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PTSA Family Movie Night
Movie Night will take place on Sept 29 at 6:15. The Eagle Huntress Bring your chair and popcorn or picnic dinner! 6th grade will sell pizza, PTSA will sell stainless steel water bottles for $10. Minimum -ONE Adult for every 6 kids, no drop offs. Please, make sure your child comes with an adult. But, feel free to bring more than your child (up to 6 kids per adult).

Online Payment Option Available
To access the online payment system, click Shoreline InTouch. Your TouchBase User Name is the same log-in you use for Family Access. Unless you have changed it, your Skyward Family Access username is the first 5 characters of your Last Name plus first 3 characters of your First Name plus unique 3 digit numeric all in UPPERCASE (Example: John Smith would be SMITHJOH000. If your Last Name is shorter than 5 characters add spaces between Last and First name MICHAEL CHO would be CHO MIC000 with two spaces between O and M). Passwords are case sensitive.
Please always purchase STUDENT ITEMS against your Student’s Name. This creates a record of items purchased under their name. You can review this at any time by logging in and selecting Report. Guest accounts WILL NOT allow you access to your student’s information.
For your security, the District has provided a portal where you can change your password. The reset instructions will be emailed to the email on record in Family Access. Please keep in mind that if you change it in the online payment system it will no longer be the same as Family Access.
There is a $1.50 convenience fee attached to online purchases except for Food Service payments and donations. You may charge items to multiple students but only have one $1.50 fee. Neither the District nor the online payment system keeps or stores your credit card information.

Picture Days
Order forms will be sent home this week for student picture day. Students in grades 2-6 will take pictures on Tuesday, Sept. 26th and students in grades K-1 will take pictures on Wednesday, Sept. 27th.

Online Registration Available to PTSA Membership
Make sure to join the Meridian Park PTSA! We are offering online registration this year, or send in your yellow envelope that was in your back to school packet.

https://www.pt-avenue.com/shopGP.asp?sc=MerParkPTA

Guest speaker event:
Austina De Bonte of the Northwest Gifted Child Association
Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Shoreline Auditorium (18560-1st Ave. NE – Shoreline Conference Center)
The Shoreline Hi Cap Advocacy Group, in partnership with the Shoreline PTA Council, is excited to welcome back Austina De Bonte, president of the Northwest Gifted Child Association (NWGCA), to Shoreline for her presentation, “What Parents and Educators Need to Know About Smart Kids.” This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the social/emotional concerns that impact our advanced learners: what’s normal, what to expect as they grow, and why genuine challenge is vitally important to their learning, as well as the development of their academic talents — from the preschool and elementary years all the way to high school and beyond. This event is open to all Shoreline families!
We will have a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m., followed by Ms. De Bonte’s presentation at 7 p.m.
A limited number of free childcare spots will be available on RSVP – “first come, first serve” basis – by the Dale Turner YMCA. Please email us at shoreline.hicap.advocacy@gmail.com  with your name, the number of child(ren), and their names and ages, to reserve this service. Children must be potty-trained.
This is a free speaker event for parents and for anyone who supports our students. Don’t miss this!
www.shorelinehicap.org
www.shorelinepta.org

Yearbook Photos Needed
Photos needed for the 2017-2018 Yearbook. If you take a photo at a Meridian Park event, field trip, or in the classroom, email it to mpptsayearbook! “Tag” the photo with the grade of the kids in the photo or the name of the event. We will be collecting photos until mid April. If you are interested in helping out more with the Yearbook you can contact Molly at the yearbook email.

Office & Admin Update
Congratulations Kindergarten on recent conferences and a successful first week of classes; and all Cheetahs for the best start ever. We had a fun first assembly last week and this month all Cheetahs are practicing ‘respect.’ As a family, please talk about respect. This week we are holding our first safety drill on Tuesday at 3 pm. As a school, we will practice for a safety situation in the neighborhood (off campus), called Lockout, and also do a Fire Drill. Teachers will hold class meetings in advance to prepare students. Please talk with your student(s) and emphasize that school is a safe place. We hope to see you at PTA on Tuesday night, and thanks for our partnership. See you soon. David Tadlock and Lara Drew, Admin

MP Core Values
One Community • Stronger Together
Belonging • Engagement • Equity • Flexibility
Growth • Joy • Respect • Wellness

This entry was posted on 09/18/2017, in News.

MP Reminders for the Week of September 11

Welcome Kindergarten! Class of 2030 Starts Monday

Parking Lot Safety Procedures
• busier this week with kindergarten
• K/1/2 – park and walk to the classroom door
• 3/4/5/6 – use the curb lane to drop off & pick-up (or park/walk to the door)
• like the airport – please stay with your car at the curb lane (drop-off/pick-up only)
• when possible, pull forward and help us keep things moving – thank you

Bus Information

https://vtweb.tylertech.com/Shoreline/elinkrp/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fShoreline%2felinkrp%2fAdministration%2fLogout.aspx

login shorelinefamily
password password

Curriculum Night – Thursday

Please enter through the main entrance at the front of the school

Visit the PTA Information Fair in the library before or after your session

Kindergarten at 5:15 pm
Grades 1-2-3 at 6:00 pm
Grades 4-5-6 at 7:05 pm

Family Picture Project

It’s back in our main foyer!
Drop off family photos Thursday night or send with your child anytime

PTSA Membership

Make sure to join the Meridian Park PTSA! We are offering online registration this year, or send in your yellow envelope today! https://www.pt-avenue.com/shopGP.asp?sc=MerParkPTA

This entry was posted on 09/10/2017, in News.

Here’s What’s Happening This Week at Meridian Park

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

CURRICULUM NIGHT
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Kindergarten at 5:15 pm
Grades 1-2-3 at 6:00 pm
PTA at 6:45 pm, Library
Grades 4-5-6 at 7:05 pm

Teachers will discuss plans for the year, including academics, positive behavior, special activities, communication, and other important topics.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with your child’s teacher, learn about our program, and learn how to support your student. You’ll also have the opportunity to sign up for October Conferences and ask teachers about volunteer needs.

For this night, we ask that children not attend so that teachers can focus on communicating with you. We are unable to provide childcare. Adults only: thank you for understanding.

Go directly to your classroom.
Please visit our PTSA in the Library before or after.
We look forward to seeing you.

Welcome Kindergarten! Class of 2030 Starts Monday

Parking Lot Safety Procedures
• busier this week with kindergarten
• K/1/2 – park and walk to the classroom door
• 3/4/5/6 – use the curb lane to drop off & pick-up (or park/walk to the door)
• like the airport – please stay with your car at the curb lane (drop-off/pick-up only)
• when possible, pull forward and help us keep things moving – thank you

Bus Information

https://vtweb.tylertech.com/Shoreline/elinkrp/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fShoreline%2felinkrp%2fAdministration%2fLogout.aspx

login shorelinefamily
password password

Curriculum Night – Thursday

Please enter through the main entrance at the front of the school

Visit the PTA Information Fair in the library before or after your session

Kindergarten at 5:15 pm
Grades 1-2-3 at 6:00 pm
Grades 4-5-6 at 7:05 pm

Family Picture Project

It’s back in our main foyer!
Drop off family photos Thursday night or send with your child anytime

PTSA Membership

Make sure to join the Meridian Park PTSA! We are offering online registration this year, or send in your yellow envelope today! https://www.pt-avenue.com/shopGP.asp?sc=MerParkPTA

 


This entry was posted on 09/10/2017, in News.