Here’s what’s happening for the week of March 16, 2015

THIS WEEK AT MERIDIAN PARK

• 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 19 – Student Council Meeting 8:15am (Ms. Q’s room) • March 20 End of Second Trimester
• March 20 – Spirit Day – Dress as Your Favorite Book Character Day

LOOKING AHEAD

• March 23 – No School, Staff Work Day
• March 24 – Student Store, Open Before School: 8:40am – 9:00am • March 25 – Shoreline Special Needs PTA Meeting 6:30pm

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@comcast.net 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@shorelineschools.org. 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.

POLLY-GLOT TOTS SPRING SESSION IS BEGINNING SOON!
It is time to register for the Spring Session of Spanish and French language classes at Meridian Park! The classes will continue until the end of the school year. There will be no classes during school holidays, staff work days or library events such as book fairs. The classes are all held in the Meridian Park Library from 8:15am – 9:00am. Spanish is held Monday and Tuesday morning and French, Thursday morning. The cost is $120 for ten sessions, plus $12 for the accompanying workbook (yearly). Due to holidays, the Spring Session of the French language class will only have 5 classes. Please make your check out for $60, plus $12 for the workbook if you do not already have one.
The Polly-Glot Tots registration can be done online
(http://pollyglottots.com/), but please note that online registration requires a $12 additional fee for processing. As an alternative, you can register by sending all the information below by email to the owner at frederique_battestini@yahoo.com and bring a check into class the first day. Monday Spanish begins May 4th, Tuesday Spanish begins March 31st, and Thursday French begins March 26th.
Student name:
Student grade:
Parent email:
Class choice: (i.e. Meridian Park School – Monday)
Merci!

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

SAVE THE DATE!
• April 2 – MP Skating Party 6:00pm Lynnwood Bowl & Skate • April 13 – 17 – PTSA Sponsored Scholastic Book Fair
• April 16 – Student Store Open After School: 3:40-4:00pm April 16 – Family Fun Night 6:45-8:00 – More Info Coming Soon!