Here’s what’s happening for the week of November 3, 2014

• November 4 – Election Day – Don’t forget to vote!
• November 4 – School Photo Re-takes
• November 4 – PTSA Board of Directors Meeting 6:30-8:30pm (new start time)
• November 4 – Variety Show Parent Info Meeting 6:00-6:30pm in the Library • November 6 – Fall Festival 5:30 – 8:00 pm in the gym and cafeteria • November 6 – Shoreline Special Needs PTA 6:30 pm, Alumni Room at Shoreline Center

Calling All Veterans
Are you a US Military Service Veteran or you know a Veteran in our community? If yes, we would like to honor you at our Veteran’s Day Assembly! Thursday, November 6, 2:30 – 3:00 pm at Meridian Park Cafeteria. We can honor community members in person or by photograph.
Please email your name, branch of service, years/location, and photo.Tell us if you will be attending the assembly.

Email to: jill.gwazdauskas@shorelineschool.org

Reminder
Veteran’s Day is Tuesday, November 11 – no school
Thank you to all Veterans!

• November 12 – Common Core Information Night 7:00 pm, Shoreline Room at Shoreline Center
• November 13 – Skate Party at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate 6:00-8:00pm

VARIETY SHOW PARENT INFO MEETING
Please join us on Tuesday, November 4 from 6:00-6:30pm in the Library to learn about the upcoming student Variety Show on January 9, 2015.

URGENT!! PTSA’S FALL FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
The PTSA Fall Festival will be on Thursday, November 6 from 5:30-8:00 pm and we need volunteers to host tables representing your country, state, or heritage of origin. Do you know of a cultural music or dance group that might want to perform at the event? Are you an experienced face painter? If interested in volunteering, please contact Jill Steinberg at jrsteinberg@comcast.net. Your support makes this event possible!

SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES – November 4
Dorian Photography will be in to photograph students who were absent, are new to the school since picture day, or would like a retake. For retakes, please return your photo package with your student on November 4th and they will print the same package with the new photo. PLEASE KEEP YOUR CLASS PHOTO AT HOME — THIS PHOTO WILL NOT BE REPRINTED. For new orders, forms are available in the MP lobby.

VOLLEYBALL CLUB – Starts November 4
Volleyball Club for 5th and 6th grade students starts November 4th at 8:15 in the gym. I still have a couple slots open. Permission slips available through the main office or Mr. Alford’s website.
http://learn.shorelineschools.org/meridianpark/malford

BE A CHEETAH CHAMP!
Sign up for a Cheetah CHAMP day! Come into school and hand out Cheetah Cheers, eat lunch with your student, help out in your student’s classroom, get your own library card and pick up a book for your student! More information and sign up is available
athttps://mpptsa.org/volunteer/.

MERIDIAN PARK POSITIVE BEHAVIOR COMMITTEE
MP’s Positive Behavior Committee is looking for two or three parents to supervise our monthly Very Important Cheetah (VIC) lunches. The lunches are from 11:15 – 1:30 on the following dates: October 30th, November 20th, December 18th, January 29th, February 26th, March 26th, April 30th, May 28th, and June 11th. Volunteers’ duties include setting up the tables on the stage in the cafeteria for the VICs, making sure VICs get to the tables, get their drinks, and take their photo. That’s it! If you are interested in helping with one or more of these lunches, please contact Jenny Hillger
(jenny.hillger@shorelineschools.org) or Megan Jones
(megan.jones@shorelineschools.org).

STUDENT COUNCIL
Next spirit day is November 21 – Theme TBD.

MP Student Store opens Tuesday, November 25th, after school from 3:40-4:00pm in the entryway of the school. We are selling school supplies, t-shirts and water bottles.

Student Council will be selling popcorn on Friday’s! More info to come out soon 🙂

LOST AND FOUND
Please check lost and found — There are a lot of lost sweatshirts and coats! We will be donating lost and found items to The Works onNovember 7 so please make sure to check before then!

FROM THE NURSE
Volunteers needed for vision and hearing screenings on November 18th, 20th and 25th from 9:30-12 and 12:30-3. Please contact Nurse Susan at 206-393-4124 or susan.goldman@shorelineschools.org if you can help. Thank you!

Clothing donations needed in the Health Office especially stretch pants, sweatpants and/or stretchy fleece pant of all sizes. Thank you!!

THE WORKS FOOD DRIVE
The Works food drive starts December 1st -12th. Meridian Park’s main food staple for the holiday basket food drive is cooking oil. We will be collecting bottles of cooking oil starting December 1st. Stay tuned for more details!

VOLUNTEER AT THE WORKS
Meridian Park’s evening to volunteer at The Works is Wednesday, December 3rd from 6-8p.m. This is a great way to meet other Shoreline adults who help make The Works such a success! Contact Tracey Poole at tracey@stevepoole.com if interested.

SAVE THE DATE!
• November 21 – Spirit Day – Theme TBD

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