Here’s what’s happening for the week of February 3, 2013

THIS WEEK AT MERIDIAN PARK
• February 3 – Kindergarten Registration Begins
• February 4 – PTSA Board of Directors Meeting 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Library
• February 5 – Westside Band Festival 7:30-8:30 pm Shorewood High School 6th Grade
• February 6 – Shoreline Special Needs PTA Meeting 6:30 pm in the Alumni Room Shoreline Conference Center

LOOKING AHEAD
• February 11 – District Orchestra Performance – Spartan Gym 7:30 pm 6th Grade
• February 12 – Kindergarten, Here I Come! 6:30 – 8:30 at The Shoreline Children’s Center

GOLDEN ACORN AND OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD NOMINATIONS
Each year, the Meridian Park PTSA gives Golden Acorn Award(s) to honorees who give exemplary volunteer service to children and youth in our school community. Please take a few minutes and click on the link below to nominate a volunteer today!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FQHP85B (Golden Acorn)

Each year, the Meridian Park PTSA gives the Outstanding Educator Award(s) to honorees who develop and inspire students academically and personally, support student activities, work with parents and children, involve parents and community members, and employ innovative instructional techniques and/or classroom management strategies. Please take a few minutes and click on the link below to nominate an Outstanding Educator today!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F3WLXJN (Outstanding Educator)

All nominations are due by 2/26/14.

LUNCH BUNCH
Annie Gage, MP’s Family Advocate, has begun having LUNCH BUNCH in her office on Fridays. Teachers can select two students from their classroom to join Ms. Annie for lunch. It’s a positive way to help students mix and get acquainted with new people. Your student can let his/her teacher know if he/she would like to participate.

FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
The nurses will be performing vision and hearing screening Feb 3-4 from 9:00am-3:30 pm each day. We will need volunteers during this time to assist us. If you are available for the whole day or can help us out from 9:00-12 or 12:30-3:30 please contact Nurse Susan by phone or email with your availability. 206-393-4124 or susan.goldman. Thank You!

BROWN BEAR CAR WASH TICKETS
Brown Bear Car wash tickets are now available for purchase for $5.00 each. Contact Tracey Poole at Tlp07 to buy yours now! Proceeds benefit the 6th grade moving on ceremony.

MP PTSA WEBSITE
Thanks to Frank Kleyn for refreshing the MP PTSA website! Check it out 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! Visit http://mpptsa.org and click on the "Follow" button that appears in the bottom right hand corner of your browser window. By following the site, you will receive an email notifying you of new posts. Recent posts include information about getting involved with this year’s Shoreline Classic Car Show and Approved Board Meeting Minutes.

SHORELINE SPECIAL NEEDS PTA MEETING – February 6 at 6:30-8:30 Alumni Room at Shoreline Conference Center
Join us to hear guest speaker Lori Lynass, Executive Director of NW PBIS Network (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports). NW PBIS Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting educators, families, and community members to
implement and sustain positive, effective and culturally inclusive
environments and supports to achieve social and academic success for ALL
children and youth.
We will also be electing our Nominating Committee at this meeting.

To stay informed of future events and notifications please LIKE our Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/ShorelineSpecialNeedsPTA and visit our new website
www.shorelinespecialneedspta.com. Online membership sign-ups are now available!!
Questions? email info

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2014-15
Kindergarten registration for Shoreline residents with students starting kindergarten in the fall of 2014 will begin on Monday, February 3, 2014 at your neighborhood school. In order to attend kindergarten in the fall, a child must be five years old by August 31, 2014.

Kindergarten registration for non-Shoreline residents will also being on Monday, February 3rd. All non-Shoreline residents will need to register at the District offices (18560 – 1st Ave NE) in the Instruction building.
For more information on kindergarten registration, please contact Cathy Allred at 206.393.4211 or cathy.allred.

FUTURE OF FLIGHT FAMILY NIGHT
The Future of Flight Foundation is hosting Family STEM Night, a free night of fun activities and experiments, and chance to talk to science and technology companies, on February 5th. This year there will also be a new area added set aside for students to talk to colleges, tech schools, and educational organizations. To sign up for free, or get more information, visit tinyurl.com/FlightSTEMNight. Hope to see you there!

HOOPAHOLICS
Presidents Day shooting clinic with Michael Johnson. Former University of Washington captain Michael Johnson is running a shooting clinic for boys and girls who would like to continue to work on their game.February 17th. 12:30 to 3:30pm At Edmonds Community College For more information and registration contact Michael: mike23johnson.

LEVY RAH – RAH!
Join the fun in helping to wave signs in support of the upcoming levy vote. Sign up for a shift (or multiple shifts) at http://www.voteyesforshorelineschools.org/donatehelp.html.

BREAKFAST IS AVAILABLE AT MERIDIAN PARK!
Just a reminder that MP students can eat a supervised breakfast at school. Cost is $1.75 (unless you have a free or reduced meal). Enter school at 8:45 am through the lobby front door or the back door near the lunchroom. Students will need to proceed to their classrooms at 9:05 am.

SAVE THE DATE!
• March 12 – Getting School Ready…Sing with our Kids and Nancy Stewart 6:30-8:30 at The Shoreline Children’s Center
• March 12 – 5th grade Band and Orchestra Debut Concert 7:00pm
• March 21 and March 22 – MP Drama Club’s musical Bad Apples – 7:00 pm at Shorecrest H.S. Theater

Mid Winter Break
February 17-21