Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of March 7, 2016

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Mar. 6 – The Mask You Live in Movie at Shoreline Auditorium 5pm
Mar. 7 – No School, Non Student Work Day
Mar. 8 – 11 – Parent/Teacher Conferences – 11:45am Dismissal
Mar. 10 – PTSA Teacher Appreciation Dinner
March 10 – Westside Honor Choir Performance -7:00 Shorewood High School Theater
March 12 – Math Olympiad Competition – 9am Shoreline Center

SAVE THE DATE!
March 25 – Spirit Day: TWIN DAY!
April 7 – LGBTQ & Allies Family Potluck Dinner at Shoreline Center 5:30-7:30pm

Community Forums – next year’s district calendar

You are encouraged to be informed and involved about the proposed calendar for next year which involves 2 hour early release every Monday. Please see the district website and community forum dates are listed below.

  • March 7, 4 pm, Kellogg Middle School
  • March 9, 7 pm, Shorewood High School
  • March 10, 10 am, Shoreline Center
  • March 23, 4 pm, Einstein Middle School
  • March 23, 7 pm, Shorecrest High School

COMMUNITY MOVIE – March 6 at 5:00 pm
Shorewood PTA, Shorecrest PTA, and the Women’s Funding Alliance are sponsoring the movie “The Mask You Live In” at Shoreline Auditorium, 18560 1st Avenue NE at 5:00pm. Appropriate for ages 14 and up. On site childcare and food will be available (food truck). For complete information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://themaskyoulivein.brownpapertickets.com.

PERFORMANCE ARTS
Performance Arts Club (formerly Circus Arts) begins on March 8th and continues every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:15 to 9:00. Performance Arts focuses on skill building in jump rope, juggling, diabolo (Chinese Yoyo), unicycles, dance, pogo sticks, stilts and more. Club culminates with a performance at the Meridian Park Spring Open House/Family Fun Night on April 14th. Performance Arts is open to 4th-6th grade students. Permission slips are available in the main office.

SCHOLASTIC SPRING BOOK FAIR AT MP
The spring Scholastic book fair will take place the week of April 11th – 15th, and will be open 8:40 AM until 4:00 PM.
We need volunteers for a successful book fair. If you can help out at the book fair, please contact Jenny Hillger about days and times that work for you jenny.hillger@shorelineschools.org or call 206-393-4125

STAFF APPRECIATION
Calling all bakers, chefs, and buyers of groceries:  We would like to invite you to help the PTSA in feeding the teachers during their longest day of parent/teacher conferences!  Please sing up at perfectpotluck.com to bring your favorite pastas, salads, breads, or dessert.  Food can be labeled and dropped off in the teacher’s lounge or the office before 5:00pm on March 10th.  Questions?  Contact Laura Hungerford at hungerfordfamily@gmail.com

The Meridian Park PTSA Needs You!
The Meridian Park PTSA is looking for nominees for the Executive Board for the 2016-17 school year. This is a wonderful time to become involved in leadership opportunities that will govern and support PTSA events and activities throughout the school year, and to make a difference in your school community.
Open positions include Co-President(s), co-VP(s) of Events, and co-Treasurer. The Co-President(s) oversee the MP PTSA who run monthly meetings, participate in event-planning and act as a liaison with the principal, teachers, and community. The Co-VP of Events is a perfect job for someone who likes to plan events. The Co-Treasurer would be a great match for someone who is good with numbers and likes to balance a checkbook.
Need more information? Please contact Jill Steinberg at MPPTSApresident@gmail.com or Linda Tsai (Nominating Committee) at neonfish@comcast.net or return PTSA Officer Recommendation for Nominations form to school by March 14, 2016.

The Outstanding Educator Award
Each year, the Meridian Park PTSA gives Outstanding Educator Award(s) to honorees who develop and
inspire students academically and personally, support student activities, work with parents and children, involve parents and community members, and employ innovative instructional techniques and/or classroom management strategies.  If you would like to nominate an outstanding educator, please submit your survey by March 21, 2016. Outstanding Educator Award Nomination Survey

Golden Acorn Award Nomination
Each year, the Meridian Park PTSA gives Golden Acorn Award(s) to honorees who give exemplary volunteer service to children and youth in our school community. The Golden Acorn is given for continued and dedicated service. The individual who receives the Golden Acorn Award should have volunteer experience at the local unit level, as well as in the community and/or with the school district. This is an excellent way to honor PTSA members for their contributions on behalf of children. If you would like to nominate an outstanding volunteer, please submit your survey by March 20, 2016. Golden Acorn Award Nomination Survey

FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We look forward to seeing everyone at conferences next week. Congratulations to our “Out of the Woods” actors and thanks very much to PTSA for this activity. No school Monday and 11:45 am dismissal all of next week; Please double-check your pick-up and afternoon care plan. Thanks and see you soon – Mr. T

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