Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of March 14, 2016

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

March 12 – Math Olympiad Competition – 9am Shoreline Center

LOOKING AHEAD

March 17 – West Side Orchestra Performance for 6th graders 7:30 pm at Shorewood H.S.
March 25 – Spirit Day: TWIN DAY!

PTSA GOLDEN ACORN AWARDS
It’s that time of year when we have the honor to nominate a Golden Acorn Award recipient and an Outstanding Educator Award. Do you know of a teacher or MP volunteer who deserves to be recognized? Click on the links below to learn more and nominate someone.
Outstanding Educator Award Nomination
Golden Acorn Award Nomination

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/or visit a remaining community forum on either of these remaining dates:
March 23, 4 pm, Einstein Middle School
March 23, 7 pm, Shorecrest High School

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.

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 by March 14, 2016.
2016 – 2017 PTSA Officer Recommendation for Nomination form (Word)

STATE TESTING
State testing for grades 3-4-5-6 is scheduled for April 26-June 2 at Meridian Park. This is the second year that Washington will use the national Smarter Balanced Assessment for Literacy and Math; Grade 5 will also complete the State Science Assessment.

The specific testing dates for each grade level are as follows:
GRADE 3 – May 3-4-5, June 1-2
GRADE 4 – May 10-11-12-13
GRADE 5 – May 17-18-19, May 26, June 1-2
GRADE 6 – April 26, May 3 & 5, May 10

As a reminder, on-time attendance is very important on your student’s testing dates, so please mark the dates on your calendar and limit out-of-school time. We need students in school during the entire day on the day of the test. Additional info will follow in March and April.

SAVE THE DATE!
April 7 – LGBTQ & Allies Family Potluck Dinner at Shoreline Center 5:30-7:30pm

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