Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of April 10, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

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 14 – Deadline for Parent Input Forms for 2017-18 Class Assignments
April 17-20 – Spring Break-No School

Immigration Information Forum
This forum is hosted by the City of Lake Forest Park and will be presented in Spanish. Will discuss immigration policies and current updates and there be opportunity to talk with immigration lawyers. Scheduled for Tuesday, April 11th at Lake Forest Park Elementary School, 18500 37th Ave NE from 6:00-8:00 pm. Call Dahlia Corona at 206-801-2719or email at dahlia.corona@kingcounty.govto register.

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!

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, 9, 16, 18, 25-26
Grade 6 – May 2, 16, 18, 25-26

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

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 24th – Talking to Kids About Race – Einstein Middle School Cafeteria 6:30-8:30 pm
April 30th – Deadline to Order Yearbooks
May 9th – PTSA Board Meeting – MP Library 7:00-8:30 pm
May 25th – MP Arts Festival – More details to come
June 3rd – MP PTSA Mariners Night – More details to come