Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of April 3, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park
Monday, April 3 – No School – Staff Work Day
Tuesday, 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. Childcare provided by YMCA.
Thursday, April 6 – 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.
Friday, April 7 – Meridian Park Multicultural Potluck – 5:30 – 7:30 pm – MP Cafeteria

Yearbook Sales
Reminder to Keep Calm and . . . Buy your 2016-2017 Meridian Park Yearbook Today! Forms were sent home, but if you didn’t receive one, please be in touch.

Get Meridian Park’s full-color, student-made yearbook for only $17.00. Remember to return the form with your payment (check payable to “Meridian Park PTSA” or cash) NO LATER THAN April 30th.

Yearbooks will also be sold in the front lobby during the last week of school for $20, but there are only a limited number available. Don’t miss out!

Spanish Club
Spanish club for K-6 spring quarter startsTuesday, April 4th, 8:00-8:50 am.
** Try one class for free! **
You’re welcome to come Tuesday April 4th from 8:00 – 8:50 to check out Spanish club and see if you’d like to sign up.

Classes are Tues/Thurs, 8:00 – 8:50 am
April 4 – June 15th
$240 first child, $220 siblings

Questions? Contact Veronica Beck at 206-324-2043, or vwaters@gmail.com

State Testing Schedule 2017 – Meridian Park
On time attendance is very important! Please review this information carefully. It’s very helpful for students to attend on the dates listed; please limit appointments and early dismissals.

Grade 3 May 2, 4, 5, 25, 26
(includes room 411, Ms. Sabo)
Grade 4 May 16, 17, 18, 19
Grade 5 May 2, 4, 9, 16, 25
Grade 6 May 2, 4, 16, 25

If you have questions, contact your teacher or Mr. Tadlock.
Thank you for helping us with perfect attendance during state testing!

Know Your Rights Training, Presented by OneAmerica
Tues. April 4th, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Parkwood Elementary School
1815 N 155th St., Shoreline
Dinner & Childcare provided
Learn about current policy changes, immigration status, Know Your Rights, Safety Planning
Contact Kendra Treece, Parkwood Family Advocate at 206-393-1450 or kendra.treece@shorelineschools.org for information.

Nurturing Trust Workshop series – Classes will be in Spanish.
Held at Shoreline City Hall (17500 Midvale Ave. North), for 6 weeks, starting Wednesday, April 5th, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm, ending May 10th. Dinner and childcare will be provided. The workshops are free, but registration is required.
Contact Dahlia Corona to register at 206-801-2719 or dahlia.corona@kingcounty.gov.

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.

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.

LOOKING AHEAD
April 12 – April 14 – Spring Scholastic Book Fair
April 13 – Family Fun Night 5:30-7:30 – Hot Dog Dinner $2 a plate/ $10 a family donation, Lots of entertainment, Art Docent Demonstration Picasso for Parents, MP circus arts and a competitive jump rope team! PLUS, Surprise Awards Given to a Meridian Park Teacher and Volunteer!
April 17-20 – Spring Break-No School