Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of March 27, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

March 28 & 29 – Open House for Newly Qualified Hicap Families (see below for details)

Open House for Newly Qualified Hicap Families
There will be an Open House for families of students who have qualified in both reading and math and are therefore eligible to attend our magnet program. These events are a good time to learn about the schools and their HiCap programs. Principals, teachers, and Mr. Tadlock will be on hand to answer your questions. Your children are welcome to attend with you.

Ridgecrest Open House for eastside families – March 28, 2:30 pm

Meridian Park Open House for westside families – March 29, 2:00 pm

If you are unable to attend the open house, there will be an evening meeting where you can learn about the programs on April 4, 7:00-8:00 pm. The meeting will be at the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline, in the Aurora Room. You do not need to register in advance and your children are welcome to come with you.

Talking to Kids About Race – Kids have a way of asking questions that are not always easy to answer. When you throw the topic of race in, it can get a bit dicey. Having conversations about race is not designed to be comfortable, but the need to engage with our youth is essential to having healthy conversations as they grow, and as adults, we grow with them. This workshop will offer awareness, skills and practice. Please join us April 24th from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Einstein MS Cafeteria. Workshop conducted by Dr. Tanisha Brandon-Felder, Director of Equity and Family Engagement.

Last Call for Nominations
March 29 is last call to nominate your favorite teacher and recognize a volunteer that goes above and beyond! We definitely share (anonymously) your kind words with these folks – all that are nominated. So go ahead and write a raving review. You will make their day!
Nominate your favorite teacher/educator here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F3WLXJN

Nominate your favorite volunteer here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FQHP85B

Geology Club
PTSA Sponsored Geology Club with Rock Solid Science. WHEN: FRIDAYS 3:30-4:45 PM DATES: APRIL 28TH, May 5TH, May 12th, May 19th. Program is limited to 12 students. Cost is $75 for 4 weeks of ROCKIN’ EARTH SCIENCE! To confirm your place in class, please register and pay online via http://www.rocksolidscience.com

Mindfulness and yoga club
Grades 3-6
Tuesdays April 25-May 30 at 3:30-4:45
Cost $80
Please contact instructor Jeannie Cziesla at jbcziesla@gmail.com to register.
If you would like to be lead parent (attend all classes), let the instructor know and your child will get free tuition. A parent volunteer is required so if no lead parent, parents are expected to signup to volunteer for one class.

LGBTQ Families & Allies Potluck – The Shoreline PTA Council is proud to partner with the Shoreline Public Schools for the 2nd annual LGBTQ Families and Allies Potluck Dinner on Thursday, April 6th from 5:30-7:30pm at Shoreline Center.

LOOKING AHEAD
April 3 – No School – Staff Work Day
April 4 – PTSA Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting – 7:00 – 8:30 pm – MP Library. Special Guest – Curtis Campbell will go over how to use the School District APP. Bring your smartphones and learn how to set alerts for the updates you want.
April 7 – Meridian Park Multicultural Potluck – 5:30 – 7:30 pm – MP Cafeteria
April 12 – April 14 – Spring Scholastic Book Fair
April 13 – Spring Family Fun Night and Recognition of the Educator of the Year and Golden Acorn.