Here’s what’s happening for the week of March 9, 2015

• March 8 – Daylight Savings Time Begins
• March 10 – Student Store 3:40-4:00pm
• March 13 – Popcorn Friday
• March 14 – Shoreline Math Olympiad for Elementary and Middle School at Shoreline Community College from 8:30 am to approx 3:00pm
• March 16 – Car Show Planning Meeting 7:00 pm
• March 19 – Teacher Appreciation Luncheon (3rd,4th,5th grades)
• March 20 End of Second Trimester
• March 20 – Spirit Day (Theme TBD)

GOLDEN ACORN/OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARDS
Please vote online for this year’s MP Golden Acorn award winner (a volunteer recognized for his/her dedication and service to children and youth) and Outstanding Educator award winner (an individual who has provided outstanding educational opportunities for children and youth that are beyond the normal scope of their job).
To vote for the Golden Acorn award by March 20, 2015: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FQHP85B

To vote for the Outstanding Educator award by March 20, 2015: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F3WLXJN

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NOMINATION FOR THE MERIDIAN PARK PTSA OFFICERS – Due March 16, 2015!
At the April 7, 2015 general membership meeting, MP will be electing officers for the following positions: Co-President, VP Events, VP Programs, Secretary, and Co-Treasurer for the 2015-2016 PTSA year. Please consider nominating someone. Individuals are welcome to recommend themselves. Please contact Dana Doerksen at gasbarri with nominations or further questions.

OUR SPECTACULAR SPRING SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IS COMING SOON!
The book fair will run Monday through Friday, April 13-17, 8:40-4:00 daily, except Friday until 1:00pm. The book fair will also be open during Family Fun Night on Thursday, April 16, 5:30-7:30. Please plan to stop by and support Meridian Park. Book fair profits benefit all Meridian Park students through new book purchases and special literacy events.
In order to have a successful book fair, we are seeking volunteers. If you would like to work a one- or two-hour shift, please contact Jenny Hillger at jenny.hillger. Volunteering at the book fair is a great way to meet a lot of MP kids, see all of the new books, and meet other MP parents. Thanks! Jenny Hillger, MP Teacher-Librarian.

VERY IMPORTANT CHEETAH (VIC) LUNCH
Here is quick and easy volunteer opportunity! We need
two or three parents to supervise March 26th’s Very Important Cheetah (VIC) lunch. This special lunch is from 11:15 – 1:30 on the following dates: 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).

HEALTH OFFICE WISH LIST
The Health Office is hoping for donations of yogurt squeeze tubes and boys size 10 sweatpants (size 8 and 12 are welcome, too). If you are able to contribute these items, please feel free to drop them off at the MP front office or the Health Office. Thank you for your support!

ATTENTION YOUNG SCIENTISTS AND ARTISTS

You won’t want to miss the expanded Shoreline STEM Festival on May 9, 2015 at Shoreline Community College with a student science fair,
hands-on STEM fun, robotics demonstrations, and STEM Career expo. You can design and present a project in the science fair, or just come to experience the exhibits and demonstrations. This year will be bigger than ever, with the UW Mobile planetarium, Reptile Man, Boeing engineers, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Army Corps of Engineers and more – all on site and ready to share their passion for knowledge and inquiry! The festival is brought to our community with the support of Shoreline Community College, Shoreline Public Schools Foundation, and Shoreline School District.

Artists! We are accepting design submissions for festival t-shirts –
deadline is March 15, 2015.

Details for all can be found at: http://www.shorelinesciencefair.org.
Registration deadline for the science fair is April 3, 2015.
Registration and entrance to the festival are all completely FREE!

DID YOU KNOW?
That you can now make a donation to MP’s PTSA by using the Paypal “Donate” button on thempptsa.org website? All donations go towards PTSA programs supporting MP students. Please donate today!

SAVE THE DATE!
• March 23 – No School, Staff Work Day
• March 24 – Student Store, 8:40am – 9:00am
• March 25 – Shoreline Special Needs PTA Meeting 6:30pm
• April 2 – MP Skating Party 6:00pm Lynnwood Bowl & Skate
• April 13 – 17 – PTSA Sponsored Scholastic Book Fair• April 16 – Family Fun Night