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


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

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

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

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. 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 or Linda Tsai (Nominating Committee) at by March 14, 2016.
2016 – 2017 PTSA Officer Recommendation for Nomination form (Word)

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.

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