This Week at Meridian Park

Sept. 22 – Picture Day
Sept. 25 – Early Release 11:45am: please check your pick-up and care plans


Sept. 28 – Non Student Work Day – No School
Oct. 2 – Walk-a-thon Sponsored by ASB (Student Council)
Oct 14, 15,16 – Conferences, early release 11:45 am, please plan ahead

The Meridian Park Math Club starts next Wednesday, September 23, at 8:05am in the library. For eligibility requirements, fees, schedule, and other information, please visit

We are still looking for math coaches! If you’re a scientist or engineer, or you have a technical degree, or you simply love math problems and puzzles, our motivated students are waiting for you to share your passion for mathematics so they can prepare for contests and beyond. Visit mpmathclub if you have any questions.

If your child loves art in any of these forms: drawing, painting, music, dance, writing, photography, or film… the Reflections art program is for them! The theme for this year’s PTA Reflections Program is: “Let your imagination fly!” Kids: start thinking about how you can bring this theme alive in your artwork. Artwork will be judged by a panel of artists and the school finalists will move on to a district-wide art show. More information will be coming home soon!

The PTSA Fall Harvest and Culture Fest will be on Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-8:00 pm and we need volunteers to host tables representing your country, state, or heritage of origin. Do you know of a cultural music or dance group that might want to perform at the event? Are you an experienced face painter? If interested in volunteering, please contact Jill Steinberg at jrsteinberg or Dana Doerksen at gasbarri. Your support makes this event possible!

The Meridian Park PTSA has an active and up-to-date website at The PTSA uses this site to post each week’s "What’s
Happening" information, each month’s "Cheetah Chatter," board meeting minutes, and other news and event information. The purpose of the site is to provide organized and timely information for our school community.

We are seeking a webmaster to take over management of the site in June 2016 so that they are ready to go for the 2016-2017 school year. Management of the site requires an individual who is available,timely, and responsive to requests to post school dates andinformation as well as documents shared by PTSA board members. Previous webmaster experience using WordPress or a similar platform is recommended, as well as experience with Google docs.

Please email Frank Kleyn at mpptsawebsite if interested.

From the Principal

What a terrific start to our year together. Your students are simply amazing, and we are proud of their efforts so far to be self-managers and scholars. Thank you for attending Curriculum Night and getting involved in PTA. After 30 years, I am grateful to be the leader of this dynamic school community. We look forward to seeing you again soon, helping out at school or at conferences in mid-October. Please read and play outside together. Best – David Tadlock

Oct. 6 – PTSA Board of Directors Meeting 6:00-7:00, General Membership Meeting 7:00-8:30pm in the Library
Oct. 8 – MP Skating Party at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate 6:00-8:00 pm