Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of January 30, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Saturday, January 28th – Earthquake Locker Clean Out – Located near the baseball field. Wear work clothes and bring gloves.

Monday, January 30th – Teacher Inservice Day – No School

Thursday, February 2nd – Kindergarten Registration Begins

Big Thank you to all who attended the Talent Show last Saturday. It was a great success!

Afternoon Mandarin Chinese Classes

Afternoon Mandarin language classes are now forming at MP! Instructor Hua Zhang will be offering classes (grades K-6) on Mondays and Wednesdaysfrom 3:35 pm – 4:35 pm. Classes will run from February 13 – June 14. Look for her flyer in your student’s boomerang folder and also in the upcoming February Cheetah Chatter for more info. Or contact Ms. Zhang directly at huazhang98@yahoo.com.

GREEN TEAM PARENTS – Volunteer Request

The first Full week of every month we need 1-2 parents for lunch 11:30-1:15 (M-F). Sign up to participate on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday once a month. Job includes: reminding and training kids on what trash goes in each bin. Encouraging and Voting on the Green Team Superstar of the Month. Please email MPPTSApresident@gmail.com, Green Team Subject Line.

Shoreline Math OIympiad

Try something new: Enter a math contest! Shoreline Math Olympiad is open to all Meridian Park students in grades 4-6, whether they are in Math Club or not. Deadline to sign up: February 3, 2017. The contest is Saturday March 11 at the Shoreline Community College. Find permission slip link and more info at http://www.mpmathclub.com/smo

There is no cost to enter. Any 4th-6th grade student can compete at this FUN, engaging event where hundreds of Shoreline students will participate in individual and team rounds. Snacks, pizza, and entertainment will also be provided. If your student enjoys this contest, they can join PTSA’s math club next year and enjoy even more math contests!

Please note that Math Club cannot take new members mid-year — but we still want MP students to participate and we can provide practice materials for your kids. Students are encouraged to form their own teams of 4 participants with a chaperone, though being on a team is not a requirement for participating in individual rounds.

Questions? Visithttp://www.mpmathclub.com/smo for more information. Or contact mpmathclub@gmail.com.

Community Events:

Monday, January 30th – 6:00 – 8:00pm at Evergreen School, 15201 Meridian Ave. N., Shoreline. Addressing Islamophobia: Dispelling Myths to Break Down Barriers. Contact Anitha Pai at apai@evergreenschool.org for more info. on the Evergreen event.

Looking Ahead

Tuesday, February 7th – PTSA meeting at 7:00 pm in teachers lounge this month

Thursday, February 9th – Skate Night at Lynnwood Skate and Bowl, 6:00-8:00 pm.

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Tuesday, February 14 – Remember to cast your ballot ! For more information go here: Shoreline School District Bond

Meridian Park PTSA BOD endorsed the bond and is very excited and pleased with shoreline school district’s plan for the two new middle schools and children’s center. It is great to be part of a forward looming community planning for a bright future.

Meridian Park PTSA is sponsoring a 2017 Bond Election Rah-Rah Event, if you would like to  show your enthusiasm for the bond you can sign up here : Rah-Rah Online Sign Up

Meridian Park Winter Clothes Drive January 25- February 17:

Our student council is sponsoring a winter clothes drive in support of Mary’s Place. Please send new or gently used items to your student’s classroom or drop them off in the main lobby. Items include: coats, hats, scarves, leggings, sweaters, long underwear, and 8 hour pocket handwarmers. Thanks for your support!

Second semester starts Tuesday and we are so proud of the good work your students are doing. Special thanks to our dedicated, hard working staff in providing the best academic and social experience possible. Please watch for your ballot and mail it by February 14. Thanks for all your support and partnership. Mr. T