Here’s what’s happening for the week of March 31, 2014

THIS WEEK AT MERIDIAN PARK

March 31 – Last Day of Read-a-Thon
April 1 – PTSA Board of Directors Meeting 6:00 – 7:00 pm and General Membership Meeting 7:00 – 8:00
April 2 – Student store open (2nd Recess) and at open house April 17
April 3 – MP Skating Part at Lynnwood Bowl and Skate 6pm – 8pm
April 3 – Getting Ready for School Concert with Nancy Stewart 6:30 – 7:30 pm Shoreline Conference Center, Shoreline Room
April 4 – Read-a-Thon pledge envelopes due

LOOKING AHEAD

April 7 – No School – Teacher Work Day
April 8 – 11 – 6th Grade Camp

URGENT! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR – Please see blurb below.

PTSA MEETING – April 1 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Please join us for this very important PTSA meeting. Schedule is as follows:
6:00 -7:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting – This meeting is open to the public. General PTSA business will be discussed.
7:00-8:00 pm General Meeting – This meeting is open to the public. We will be voting for new officers for the 2014-2015 school year. All current PTSA members are eligible to vote. At this meeting, our guest speakers will be Charles Hasse of the National Education Association and Meridian Park 4th grade teacher Matt Reiman who will discuss Class Size Counts, a project to ensure that every student in Washington state has the opportunity to learn and succeed in an uncrowded classroom.

NEW PHONE NUMBER FOR LUNCH PAYMENTS USING A CREDIT CARD
206 393 4209

MP SKATING PARTY – APRIL 3 FROM 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Join us for a skating party at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate, 6210 200th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA, 98036 (425) 778-3133. All MP students and family are welcome. $6.00 includes admission and regular (quad) skate rental. Add $3.00 if you want to upgrade to inline skate rental. Snacks available to purchase. An adult must accompany students, no drop offs please. Be safe and wear a helmet!

CAR SHOW VOLUNTEER PLANNING MEETING – April 14 7:00-8:00pm, MP Library
Come and join the team for this amazing PTA sponsored, Seafair sanctioned event that brings in so much of the school’s needed funds. 100% of the net proceeds from sponsors and registration fees directly benefit all Meridian Park Elementary students. Last year, approximately $8,000 was raised for our school. We have volunteer opportunities in all sizes!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR FIESTA – April 14 – 18
Our big Scholastic Book Fair will run the week of April 14 – 18 in the library.
Hours will be 8:40 – 4:00 Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 – 1:00 on Friday. The book fair will also be open during Open House on Thursday, April 17th, from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. More detailed information will be sent home the week before the fair.
We depend upon volunteers to help our book fairs run smoothly. If you are able to volunteer for a 1 ½ to 2-hour shift, please let me know. Email: jenny.hillger. Phone: 206-393-4125. Thanks!

STATE ASSESSMENTS – April 30 – May 16
Students grades 3-4-5-6 will complete the required state assessments beginning April 30 and ending May 16. On time attendance is very, very important.
Please avoid or limit appointments and early dismissals, including the afternoon.
Teachers will provide specific dates for each grade level.
Contact your teacher with questions or to support with snacks.

FROM THE NURSE
The Health office is in need of plastic bags and extra clothing for boys and girls size 8 and larger. Sweatpants, t-shirts and socks are especially needed. Thank you, Susan Goldman, school nurse

MP ARTS FESTIVAL – May 29
Please note, the Cheetah Chatter incorrectly noted the date for the MP Arts Festival as Tuesday May 29th instead of Thursday, May 29th

SAVE THE DATE!

April 14 Car Show Volunteer Meeting (for anyone interested in joining the team for this amazing event) 7:00pm – 8:00 pm
April 17 – Meridian Park Open House 5:00 – 7:00 pm
April 17 – Student Store at Open House
April 17 – Writer Clete Smith, author of the Aliens on Vacation series, will make two presentations to third through sixth graders. His website is www.cletebarrettsmith.com
May 6 – PTSA Meeting 6:30 – 8:00 pm
May 9 – MP night to watch the Seattle Mariners 7:00 pm – Details to purchase tickets are coming soon.
May 29 – MP Arts Festival 6:00 – 8:00 pm

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