Here’s what’s happening for the week of May 25, 2015

THIS WEEK AT MERIDIAN PARK

May 25 – No School, Memorial Day
May 26 – Shoreline Special Needs PTA Meeting 6:15pm. Mt. Rainier Room at Shoreline Conference Center
May 27 – Math Club Awards 8:00am Library
May 28 – MP Arts Festival 6:00 – 8:00 pm
May 29 – Popcorn Friday
May 29 – Circus Arts Celebration Breakfast 8:00-8:50am

LOOKING AHEAD

June 2 – 5th Grade Band and Orchestra Night 7:00pm* (*new time)
June 2 – MP Menchie’s Night 6:30 – 9:30pm
June 3 – MP Math Club Recap and Preparation for next year 8:00am, Location TBD
June 4 – PTSA General Membership Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation 7:00 – 8:30
June 5 – Box Top Trimming and Prep – 2:00pm in the Staff Lounge

MATH CLUB
Math Club Awards will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at 8:00am in the MP Library. Math Club is finishing this year’s activities with Awards and Student Recognition event. All 2014-2015 Math club students are invited, even those who have not stayed with the program to the end. Refreshments will be served. Parents are invited to attend. Wearing of MP Math Club Tee Shirt is encouraged.

Math Club Recap & Preparation will be held on Wednesday, June 3 at 8:00am. Location will be a room at Meridian Park to be announced. This is not a student event. Interested coaches and parent volunteers to recap items of this year and plan for next year. Parents who need to bring a child along may have their child attend with a quiet activity.

MP ARTS FESTIVAL
You are cordially invited to the annual Meridian Park Arts Festival, Thursday, May 28, 2015, featuring student demonstrations in the fine and performing arts.
Highlights of the evening include:
• Student artwork displayed throughout the building: All evening
• Poetry readings in the Library Media Center: 6-6:25 p.m.
• Chamber music in the main entrance lobby: 6:30-6:40 p.m.
• Vocal concert, “Critters and Folks,” in the gym: 6:45-7:30 p.m. All students in grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 will perform.* Visual art viewing: 7:30-8 p.m.

*Students should be in place in the bleachers at 6:35 p.m. Dress up as much as you would like! All 2nd-5th grade students are expected to perform at the concert.

Please plan to attend this wonderful event with your family!
Shari Anderson, Music Specialist
Jenny Hillger, Library Media Specialist
Vicki Ault, String Orchestra teacher
Kelsey Jobst, Band teacher

CIRCUS ARTS CELEBRATION BREAKFAST
When: Friday May 29th 8:00am-8:50am
Where: Meridian Park Elementary Cafeteria
Who: Circus Arts Club Members
Why: To Celebrate the Awesomeness of Circus Arts Club!

What can I do to help? I’m glad you asked! Mr. Alford needs volunteers to bring fresh fruit.
Please contact Mr. Alford at matt.alford if you can help.

CIRCUS ARTS VIDEO
Mr. Alford is looking for a video of the 2015 Circus Arts Performance. Please contact Mr. Alford at matt.alford if you you can help!

SHORELINE FIREFIGHTERS OPEN HOUSE
Shoreline Firefighters want YOU to attend their Annual Open House!
Saturday, May 30 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
17525 Aurora Avenue North
Hands-on activities, watch firefighters work, hot dogs from Hot Dog King!

2015 SHORELINE ARTS FESTIVAL – CALL FOR YOUTH ARTISTS
Youth Art Show open to grades K-12, June 27: 10:00am-6:pm and June 28: 10:00am – 5:00pm at the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline. Artwork due June 3rd.
Please visit www.shorelinearts.net for more information.

PTSA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – June 4, 7:00-8:30pm in the Library
Calling All of Our Amazing Meridian Park Volunteers! Please join the Meridian Park PTSA for a special Volunteer Recognition Night and General Membership Meeting Thursday, June 4th from 7-8:30pm. Treats and FREE childcare provided!

FIELD DAY IS COMING!
Field Day is coming Friday June 12th, 1:00-3:30 and we need your help! This is usually one of the highlights of the year for many kids, and we need lots of family support to make it successful. If you would be willing to volunteer to help run a station please email Mr. Reiman at matt.reiman. If someone you know is also volunteering and you would like to work at the same station, please indicate that as well.

5TH GRADE PARENTS IMMUNIZATION REMINDER
Students are required to have 1 dose of Tdap before entering 6th grade. Please make an appointment with your child’s healthcare provider now if your child has not had this shot yet to avoid last minute scheduling conflicts. As soon as your child receives this shot, please contact our health office to update your records. If you have questions, please call Nurse Susan at 206-393-4124.

SAVE THE DATE!

June 8 – Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
June 10 – 6th Grade Band and Orchestra Concert – 7:00pm
June 12 – Field Day 1:00-3:30pm
June 15 – Student Council Student Store – 2nd Recess
June 18 – 6th Grade Moving On Ceremony