Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of October 5, 2015

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Oct. 6 – Student Council Info Meeting in Ms. Q’s Classroom 10:45-11:00am
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 6:00-8:00pm
Oct. 9 – Walk-a-thon Sponsored by ASB 1:40-3:00pm

LOOKING AHEAD

Oct. 14, 15, 16 – 11:45am Early Release for Conferences
Oct. 15 – Teacher Appreciation Lunch

FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Taproot Theatre was here last week for our all school Anti-Bullying Assembly provided by the District. We re-learned our anti-bullying process which involves the three steps of Recognize, Refuse, and Report. We continuously campaign against bullying behaviors and regularly respond to respond and re-teach positive social interactions. As your students about the assembly!
Our Walk-A-Thon is next Friday afternoon and it’s a great activity for fundraising and exercise. Please consider a donation and help your child seek support from friends and relatives. Every little bit helps support class activities and field trips. We also hope to see you helping out and walking – everyone invited. Thanks families for all your support.

Safety is a priority. In light of recent events in Oregon, we will be reviewing our lockdown procedures and conducting a lockdown drill soon. At your discretion, please re-assure your students that school is a safe place. We will announce and teach about our lockdown procedure in advance. Thank you for your support.

ASB (STUDENT COUNCIL) INFORMATIONAL MEETING
5th and 6th graders interested in running for a student council officer position should attend this informational meeting on October 6thduring first recess, 10:45-11:00am in Ms. Quezada’s classroom. More info on room reps forthcoming.

PTSA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – October 6 from 7-8:30pm.
Please join us for the first General Membership meeting of the year on Tuesday, October 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Library. There will be a brief business meeting followed by a short presentation by Principal David Tadlock regarding the new literacy program being used by the district. FREE childcare and snacks will be provided!
To accommodate the General Membership meeting start time, the October 6th Board of Directors meeting will be from 6:00-7:00pm in the Library and all are welcome.

SKATING PARTY – Thursday, October 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join us for the first skating party of the year at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate, 6210 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. Admission is $6.50 which includes quad skate rental. Pay an additional $3.00 for in line skates. Parents are encouraged to participate. No drop-offs allowed. Feel free to bring your helmet! Hope to see you there!

WALK-A-THON – Friday, October 9 from 1:40-3:00pm
This ASB (Student Council) fundraiser will take place on the far ballfield in the back of MP. Students will walk laps around the field and collect one jelly band per lap. This fundraiser supports field trips for all MP students and any monetary donation is appreciated: One lump sum or pay per lap. Volunteers needed to help supervise and distribute jelly bands. If interested, please contact Aissa Quezada ataissa.quezada. Family members are welcome to walk with their student!

MATH CLUB
Math Club is looking for volunteer help, particularly with math coaching. If you love math, our other coaches are ready to help you with materials and curriculum, and our motivated students are ready for you to share your passion. Please contact mpmathclubfor more information.

REFLECTIONS
The Reflections theme for 2015/16 is “Let Your Imagination Fly!” If you are interested in participating in Reflections, please turn in your original artwork reflecting this theme. Artwork should be turned in to the office, by Friday Oct. 23rd. Each piece must have an entry form attached. You may use the following link for an entry form, and to look up the rules to your art category. http://www.wastatepta.org/Programs/reflections/forms.html
Contact Reflections Chair, Tiffany Megargee with questions: tiffgm

PTSA FALL HARVEST AND CULTURE FEST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
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!

SAVE THE DATE!
Oct. 26 – No School, Non Student Work Day
Oct. 29 – Fall Harvest & Culture Fest 6:00-8:00pm

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