Here’s what’s happening for the week of March 23, 2015

• 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
• April 2 – MP Skating Party 6:00pm Lynnwood Bowl & Skate
• April 7 – PTSA Board of Directors Meeting 6:00-7:00pm in the Library
• April 7 – PTSA General Membership Meeting 7:00-8:30pm in the Library

Enrollment Forms for next school year have been sent home. You must return this PINK (grades K-5) form by March 25th so that we can start planning for next year’s enrollment projections. Thanks for your cooperation.

Do you know an amazing parent volunteer or outstanding Teacher??? We are seeking nominations for the Golden Acorn and Outstanding Educator. The forms are attached and need to be submitted this week.

PTSA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – April 7 at 7:00pm
Please join us on Tuesday, April 7th for the Meridian Park PTSA General Membership meeting at 7:00pm in the Library. There will be a short business agenda, including election of 2015-2016 officers. Our educational speaker for the evening will be Chuck Goodwin, the Safety & Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Shoreline School District.
Mr. Goodwin will be providing an update on how the school district has been moving forward with emergency preparedness since the January 7th security incident that happened on the Meridian Park campus. He will also be presenting a program called "Crisis Intervention for Shoreline Schools: What to do and say in the first 3 minutes to 3 hours”. Snacks and free childcare provided by the Dale Turner YMCA. All MP PTSA meetings are open to the public.

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.

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 Tuesdaymorning 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 (frederique_battestini 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!

SHORELINE SPECIAL NEEDS PTSA – March 25 at 6:30 pm in the Spartan Room, Shoreline Center
We will hear from Amy Vujovich, Director of Student Services and
Hillery Clark, Director of Early Childhood Program, Fircrest, PT/OT.
Come at 6:30 pm to sign in, and mingle with other parents and teachers. Questions? Emailinfo

SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENTS for 3rd-6th Grades
Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC) are the next generation of student assessment and will replace the MSP in Washington State. All students in grades 3 – 6 will take the test in both mathematics and English language arts/literacy. In addition, 5th grade will take the Science MSP this year.
Our school plans to administer the tests on April 7th- May 29th. Please limit out of school times, specifically on the dates your child is testing. The testing schedule and makeup dates are provided. It is complicated and difficult to make up these tests. All of the assessments will begin at 9:15 am and students will be provided the entire day if necessary.
If you have any questions regarding the upcoming SBA, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, Mr.Tadlock or the school assessment coordinators, Pamela Uran or Julie Harris.
Thank you for your support and understanding, Meridian Park Staff

SAVE THE DATE!
• 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!