Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of May 1, 2017

Wednesday, May 3rd – PTA Special Needs Speaker, 6:30-8:00 pm at Shoreline Center (see below for details)
Thursday, May 4: PTSA Teacher and Staff Salad Lunch. We’re looking for food donations- please sign up here:

Don’t miss out – Pre-order your 2016-2017 Meridian Park Yearbook by April 30th!
Get Meridian Park’s full-color, student-made yearbook for only $17. Return the form with your payment (check payable to “Meridian Park PTSA” or cash)
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.

Please encourage your students to fill out and return their “Appreciation Pages” to the office by May 5. Questions? Contact

PTSA Kitchen Clean Up
For this project, we’ll be deep cleaning the teacher’s lounge kitchen and updating some of the dishes, utensils, and kitchen supplies. Check out our Amazon Wish List for our most desired items:

All Week: Post a photo or video of your kiddos or family showing their appreciation on Instagram @meridianparkcheetahs or Twitter #mpstaffthankyou and #thankateacher.

Special Needs PTA Speaker – May 3rd
The Special Needs PTA will be hosting a special speaker at their May 3rd meeting from 6:30-8pm in the Ballinger Room at the Shoreline Center.: “Live Your Life from the Front Seat”. Motivational life coach Jessica Butts will take participants through a discussion about personality types and how these influence parenting approaches. All are welcome!

Hicap Parent Event
Shoreline Public Schools and the Shoreline HiCap Advocacy Group are co-sponsoring a community event on Tuesday, May 16, at the Shoreline Conference Center from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Shoreline Room). Keynote speaker will be Dr. Nancy Hertzog, Director of the UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars. A renowned expert in gifted education, Dr. Hertzog will provide much insight to families and staff about the education of Highly Capable students. For additional info: or **Please note that the YMCA childcare service for this event is now full. If you would like to place your family on a waitlist, please contact: Thank you for your interest.**

Mark your calendars and tie your running shoes … It’s time for the 2017 Einstein ASB Color Run!
The 2017 Einstein Color Run will be held May 20th at 11:00 am on the Einstein Middle School Campus. If you participated last year, you’ll remember it was a high energy, brightly colored, fun event for the whole family! If you didn’t participate last year, you likely heard about how great it was and wished you had joined in! The Color Run is the primary fundraiser for Einstein ASB, which supports more than 10 clubs, the WEB program, pays for sports officials and event workers, purchases new athletic uniforms, plans Campus Day for the end of the year, and continues to run an activity bus after school three days a week. This is a great way for our incoming 6th graders – and their whole family – to have fun with their soon-to-be middle school.

The Color Run is an untimed 3K Fun Run for all ages and fitness abilities.
Along the route, participants pass through vibrant water color zones. Additionally, each pre-registered participant is provided with a personal powder color packet that will be thrown in the air at the final color celebration at the finish line!
Register by May 3rd to receive a t-shirt, race bib, and individual color packet ($25). After May 3rd, the cost increases to $30 and you will not receive a t-shirt or color packet, but you can still join in the fun of the run! You can register online at or register in person at the Einstein Middle School office.

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May 8th – 6th Grade Instrumental “Jazz Factory” at the Commons, 7:00 pm

May 9th – MP Grade Level Concert, 7:00 pm

May 9th – PTSA General Membership Meeting – MP Library 7:00-8:30 pm. Preview next year’s PTSA budget and at 7:15 pm MP’s Librarian Ms. Hillger will demonstrate how to check out e-books from MP library and King County Library. Childcare provided, bring your e-readers and children are welcome.

May 20th – Einstein MS Color Run at 11:00 am, Einstein Middle School

May 25th – MP Arts Festival – More details to come

June 3rd – MP PTSA Mariners Night – More details to come