Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of March 28, 2016

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

March 30 – Westside Honor Band Performance at Einstein Cafeteria 7:30pm


April 4 – No School, Teacher Work Day
April 5 – PTSA General Membership Meeting 7:00-8:30pm
April 7 – LGBTQ & Allies Family Potluck Dinner at Shoreline Center 5:30-7:30pm

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?

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.

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 21, 2016.

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.

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

SAVE THE DATE! Spring Family Fun Night at Meridian Park!
On Thursday, April 14th, Meridian Park will be the place to be as we hold our first ever NOODLEPALOOZA (spaghetti dinner) with the Scholastic Book Fair! Golden Acorn Award recipients will be announced! Visit the 5th Grade Science Fair and Performance Arts show! Raffle prizes will be available! Bring your favorite dessert to share for the dessert potluck!
We are looking for volunteers to help plan and work this event. Interested? Please contact Jill Steinberg at or Dana Doerksen at

April 11-15 – Scholastic Book Fair
April 14 – Spring Family Fun Night – Noodlepalooza