Here’s what’s happening for the week of December 16, 2013

THIS WEEK AT MERIDIAN PARK

• December 16 – Progress Reports Sent Home with Students, Please sign and return envelope

• 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

 LOOKING AHEAD

• January 7 – General Membership PTSA Meeting – 6:30-8:00 pm in the Library

• January 7 – Drama Club (4th-6th) Mandatory Parent Meeting at 7:30 pm in MP Cafeteria.

FROM THE PRINCIPAL 

Happy Holidays Meridian Park Families. We appreciate the gift of your children. Have a safe holiday break, and see you January 6, 2014. David Tadlock and Staff

WINTER SING-A-LONG – December 20 from 9:30-10:30

The winter Sing-A-Long is a multi-cultural music activity. Families who prefer their student not participate may request an alternate activity through the classroom teacher.

 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.

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 at Tlp07@stevepoole.com to buy yours now! Proceeds benefit the 6th grade moving on ceremony.

DRAMA CLUB – January 7 at 7:30pm in MP Cafeteria

There will be a Drama Club (4th-6th) mandatory parent meeting. Be sure to attend to learn about Drama Club and the process for this year’s show

TALENT SHOW

Talent show Audition Request forms are available to pick up in the Meridian Park front office.

SAVE THE DATE 

• January 17 – MP Talent Show at Shorecrest High School Auditorium

• January 21-23: Drama Club auditions/rehearsals begin 12:00-3:30 p.m. (these are 1/2 days due to conferences.)