What’s happening for the week of December 9, 2013

Here’s what’s happening for the week of December 9, 2013

•     December 7 – Landscaping Party CANCELLED
•     December 9-13 – Holiday Basket Food Drive
•     December 10 and 11 – Hair Tinsel Fundraiser

LOOKING AHEAD

•     December 17 and 19 after school – Talent Show Auditions
•     December 18 – Staff Appreciation Cookie Exchange
•     December 20 – Winter Sing-a-long  9:30 – 10:30

LANDSCAPING PARTY

Are you interested in Meridian Park landscaping and gardens?  Ideas, planning, and helpers are needed! We are looking for people to help approximately once a month for 2-3 hours  for various grounds keeping and gardening.  Kids are welcome!  No Landscaping work planned in December  Contact: Callie Steward 206-533-2075 orcalliel_@hotmail.com

MERIDIAN PARK MORNING OF SERVICE – December 14

The Holiday Baskets, Toys and Teen Gifts distribution day is Saturday, December 14th. The MP PTSA is calling for a Meridian Park Morning of Service and invites our families to come to Kellogg Middle School (16045 25th Ave N.E.) from 9-11am to join a giant carousel of community volunteers going in a circle around the Kellogg cafeteria filling the boxes with the donations. Go to the VolunteerSpot page http://vols.pt/68T3eR  and look for the Box Food volunteer job.

In order to meet the goal of moving 25 families through the doors every 15 minutes, the organizers are especially in need of volunteers (adults only) in the afternoon on December 14th from 11am to 5pm (shifts of 1.5 to 2.5 hours) to help families carry out haul out items. Volunteers need to bring a hand truck or cart clearly marked with a name and number.  Look for the Food Load Out volunteer task at http://vols.pt/68T3eR.

SPARKLING HAIR TINSEL FUNDRAISER – December 10 and 11

Are you ready to add some sparkle, shine, and shimmer to your hair for the holidays?  Now is your chance to have a professional hair stylist add festive tinsel to your hair!  Support the 6th grade camp fundraiser by joining us on December 10 and 11 in the MP Library from 3:40-4:30.  Cost is $1.00/strand.

MP PTSA WEBSITE

Check out the the updated MP PTSA website at http://mpptsa.org.   You will find information about: Membership, meeting minutes, standing rules and budget documents, forms, contact information, Cheetah Chatter newsletters, PTSA sponsored classes, upcoming events, photos, fundraiser information, and more!

BROWN BEAR CAR WASH TICKETS

Brown Bear Car wash tickets are now available for purchase for $5.00 each.  Contact Tracey Poole atTlp07@stevepoole.com to buy yours now!  Proceeds benefit the 6th grade moving on ceremony.

TALENT SHOW

Talent show Audition Request forms will be available to pick up on Wednesday December 4th in the Meridian Park front office.

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 through December 13th in your child’s classroom or in the front MP lobby.  Volunteers are needed to deliver food to Kellogg Middle School onDecember 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….