Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of January 11, 2016

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Jan. 11 – Drama Rehearsal begins
Jan. 11 – 15 – Student Council Spirit Week
Jan. 15 – Martin Luther King Assembly 9:30am


Jan. 22 – Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Jan. 23 – Kinderfest at Shoreline Conference Center 10:00am-Noon

Students can join the spirit week fun by participating in these spirit days: Monday 1/11 – Pajama Day, Tuesday 1/12 – Book Character Day, Wednesday 1/13 – Crazy Hair Day, Thursday 1/14 – Secret Snowman Day, Friday 1/15 – Sports Day
We would like to provide a luncheon for our amazing teachers and staff on Friday, January 22nd, 2016. This event is sponsored by second and third grade families, but open to all families of MP who are willing to donate fixings for a good sandwich—Things like breads, meats, cheeses, and condiments. Please sign up for specific items online using this Perfect Potluck link:
All food donations should be labeled "Staff Appreciation" and dropped off in the teacher’s lounge (or refrigerator if needed) between Thursday January 21st and 10am on Friday, January 22nd. We will be serving lunch starting at 11am on the 22nd.
If you have questions please contact the Staff Appreciation Committee by email: hungerfordfamily.
Thank you for making this a wonderful event and supporting our teachers and staff! ~Staff Appreciation Committee~

KINDERFEST 2016 – January 23rd at Shoreline Center
Kinderfest is an opportunity for parents who will be enrolling their children in kindergarten to hear about the kindergarten program offered by the Shoreline School District. Kinderfest will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 10:00am to noon in the Shoreline Room at the Shoreline Center, 18560 – 1st Ave NE.
Kindergarten registration for Shoreline residents with students starting kindergarten in the fall of 2016 will begin Monday, February 1st at all elementary schools. You will need to register at your neighborhood/home school. In order to attend kindergarten in the fall, a child must be five years old by August 31, 2016. All elementary schools in the district will have kindergarten visitations on January 27, 2015 at 9:30am. Letting your home school know that you are attending the visitation is not necessary, but highly appreciated for planning purposes.
Shoreline School District is again closed to new non-residents in grades K-6.
For more information about kindergarten registration and Kinderfest, please contact Kim Darcy at 206.393.4217 or kim.darcy

Congratulations to the Meridian Park students who had their art on display at the Reflections reception on January 7th. Meridian Park had six finalists and six honorable mentions out of the 15 pieces we sent to District! The finalists will now move forward to the state level competition.

The awardees are:
For music composition -Ameena Majeed
For visual arts – Daisy Cui, Emily Wang, Ivy Ren
For literature – Mercy Haub
For photography – Sarah Haycox

For music composition – Melissa DeGrazia
For visual arts – Grace Halloran, Dash Jackson, Ameena Majeed
For literature – Dawson Chan
For photography – Eliana Megargee

Congratulations to all!!

Welcome back and please share with your student(s) how proud I am of them for a fantastic week back from winter break. Our students are not just learning literacy and math, but also how to manage themselves when there’s problems. Our positive behavior theme for this month is ‘compassion,’ and I encourage your family to please discuss how we can all be compassionate (care and concern for others; empathy). Meridian Park is an amazing school because of all our families. See you soon. Mr. T

Jan. 27 – Future kindergarten families tour MP 9:30