Here’s what’s happening for the week of November 24, 2014

• November 25 – MP Student Store (see blurb below)
• November 27-28 – No School – Thanksgiving Break
• November 25 – MP Student Store (see blurb below)
• November 26 – Early Release 11:50 am
• November 27-28 – No School – Thanksgiving Break
• December 1 – No School – Staff Work Day
• December 2-12 – Holiday Basket Drive
• December 2 – Board of Director’s PTSA Meeting 7:00-8:30 pm
• December 4 – ASB Representative Meeting 8:15am Ms. Q’s Room
• December 4 – Drama Club Parent Meeting 7:00 pm

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

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: 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) or Megan Jones (megan.jones).

6TH GRADE CAMP FUNDRAISER
The sixth grade will be selling Brown Bear car wash tickets as a fundraiser for Camp Orkila. Don’t forget anyone who needs car wash tickets! New drivers? Coaches? Babysitters? Bosses? Teachers? Holiday gifts? Office gift? Tickets are $6 each and checks can be made out to Meridian Park. Please email Krista Keller at krista_keller for tickets or info.

FROM THE NURSE
Volunteers needed for vision and hearing screenings on November 25th from 9:30-12 and 12:30-3. Please contact Nurse Susan at susan.goldman 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!!

PTSA MEETING – DECEMBER 2 FROM 7:00-8:30PM
The next PTSA Board of Director’s Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 2 from 7:00-8:30 pm in the library. General business will be discussed. All are welcome. Childcare will be provided by the Dale Turner YMCA.

DRAMA CLUB PARENT MEETING
Drama Club (4th-6th Grades) Parent Information Night Thursday, 12/4/14 at 7:00 pm in MP Library. If your child is interested in Drama Club, please come to this meeting to learn about the club and the great show at the end! We will also have sign-up sheets for parent jobs.

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 if interested.

THE WORKS HOLIDAY BASKET 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! We will also need boxes to pack the food in. If you have copier paper boxes or apple boxes (or similar sized boxes), please bring them to the MP office. Thanks!

HOLIDAY BASKETS
Holiday Baskets provides holiday food and gift support to Shoreline School District families in circumstances that make it challenging to provide either for their children. This year’s Holiday Baskets food & gifts distribution to families will be Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:30am – 4:30pm at Kellogg Middle School.
For families needing assistance with winter break food & holiday gifts registration begins October 13th.
There are many ways to register:
• Register online at: eventbrite.com.
• Call: 206-393-4916 (Shoreline PTA Council line). Leave a message and someone will return your call to register you.
• Fill out a registration form and give it to your school Nurse or Family Advocate. Forms are available in their offices and atwww.shorelinepta.org. Mail it to: Shoreline PTA Council PO Box 55832 Shoreline, WA 98155-5784
Deadline for Registration is Dec. 1.
Ways you can help:
• Sign up on Volunteer Spot at http://vols.pt/BQa2RU
• Make a monetary donation payable to: Shoreline PTA Council. Note “Holiday Baskets – Food or Teen Gifts” and mail to: Shoreline PTA Council, PO Box 55832, Shoreline, WA 98155. Your donations are tax deductible. Or donate using PayPal at www.shorelinepta.orgunder Family Services, Holiday Baskets, To Donate.
• Schools will be accepting donations of food, toys and teen gifts from Dec. 1 to 12.

SAVE THE DATE!
• December 22 – Winter Break Begins