This Week at Meridian Park

Here’s what’s happening for the week of November 25, 2013

THIS WEEK AT MERIDIAN PARK

• Nov. 27 – Early Dismissal 11:50 am

• Nov. 28-29 No School Thanksgiving

Happy Holiday to all Meridian Park Families

LOOKING AHEAD

• December 2 – No School (Non-Student Work Day)

• December 3 – 13 – Food Drive

• December 7 – Landscaping Party – 10:00 – 2:00pm

HOLIDAY BASKET FOOD DRIVE

In conjunction with the Shoreline PTA Council, each year schools across Shoreline hold a drive for food and gift items that are donated to over 500 Shoreline families in need. Boxes of food, paper goods, toiletries and gift items are assembled and given to families to assist during the holiday season. This event will take place December 3 – 13. MP is collecting dried beans (i.e. kidney beans, lentils, dry blends…) as our staple. You can drop off your contributions starting December 3rd in your child’s classroom or in the front MP lobby. Volunteers are needed to deliver food to Kellogg Middle School on December 13 after school. If you can help, please contact Tracey Poole at tlp07@stevepoole.com. Volunteers will also be needed the morning of December 14 at Kellogg Middle School to help pack food baskets. More info on this event to come….

HOLIDAY BASKETS AVAILABLE

Please fill out the forms or contact Annie Gage our family advocate if you are in need. We will accept request until December 6th.

THE WORKS

Two MP volunteers are needed to work at the Works in the sorting room on December 5 from 6:00-8:00pm. The Works is located in the south portable of North City Elementary school. Volunteers must be 9th grade or older. If interested, please contact Tracey Poole at TLP07@stevepoole.com. This is a really fun volunteer opportunity that benefits a lot of Shoreline families!

SHORELINE SPECIAL NEEDS PTSA

Join us December 5 from 6:30-8:30 in the Alumni Room at the Shoreline Center. Guest speaker will be US Department of Education Attorney Elizabeth Caldwell to discuss the differences between 504 and IEP’s. For more info, visit http://www.shorelinespecialneedspta.com

PEER MODELS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION

The Early Childhood Special Education Program at Meridian Park in the 100 wing is now enrolling peer models ages 3 1/2-5 years old . This rich learning environment is a great way for children to learn about individual differences and build leadership skills. Small staff to student ratio taught by Shoreline certificated teachers. Students can enroll in AM ( 9:10-11:40) or PM (1:00-3:30) classes for 2-4 days a week Tuesdays-Fridays. Please call 393-4250 for a tour or to learn more about the program.

SAVE THE DATE!

• December 17 and 19 after school – Talent Show tryout dates

• December 18 – Staff Appreciation Cookie Exchange

• December 20 – Winter Sing-a-long 9:30-10:30am