Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of June 5, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Tuesday, June 6th – PTSA General Membership Meeting and Volunteer Recognition 7-9pm

Honoring Volunteers

Have you volunteered in a classroom this year? At a PTSA event? On a PTSA committee? At one of the book fairs? On a field trip? If so, then we would like to honor you at the Volunteer Appreciation Tea onTuesday, June 6th, at 7:00 PM in the MP library. If you have already received your invitation, please send in your RSVP. If you haven’t yet received an invitation, please join us!

Lost and Found

Are you missing any clothing or jackets? Our Lost and Found is quite full so take a moment to check if anything may belong to you. The Lost and Found items will be cleared out on Wednesday, June 7th.

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS OF 5TH AND 6TH GRADERS and other interested parents of current MP students! Our school, with the support of our PTSA, will be holding its first Internet Safety Event for both our 5th and 6th grade kids and their parents. It will focus on up-to-date issues regarding cyberbullying, social networking, and online posting and relationships. These two separate sessions will be held on JUNE 13, 2017 AT MERIDIAN PARK; the students’ session will be during the day and the parents’ session will be at 7 p.m.either the cafeteria or the gym.

PLEASE pass the word along to other MP parents about this great event and extend the invitation to other Shoreline School District parents. It will greatly improve our communities.

6th Grade Moving On Ceremony

The 6th Grade Moving On ceremony is coming soon! We need a few more 6th grade parents to help. Please take a look at this link and see how you can step in to help!


3 volunteers: 6th Grade Memory team -Work with Co-chairs to create physical item with students picture in it for parent to take as a token after the ceremony. item will be attached in some way to the back wall of the cafeteria.

5 volunteers: Evening Setup June 21, 5 – 8pm – Set up for the ceremony the day before

9 volunteers: Morning final setup, June 22, 8 – 9am – final hanging and set up for the ceremony

3 volunteers: 11am – 1:30pm: BBQ potluck – help with BBQ for kids and families

Thank you from Kris McRea and Melina Thung, co-chairs of the 6th Grade Moving On Ceremony.

Seeking Roots of Empathy Instructors

Seeking experienced volunteers to undertake an exciting opportunity as a Roots of Empathy Instructor. Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression, including bullying, among school children while raising social and emotional competence and increasing empathy – the ability to understand how another person feels. Instructors deliver all aspects of the Roots of Empathy curriculum in the classroom.

Becoming a Roots of Empathy Instructor: Instructors attend an intensive 4-day training before working in the classroom. The program is delivered by the Instructor over the course of 27 classroom visits throughout the school year. With the help of a community parent and baby, Instructors guide students in identifying and reflecting on their own feelings and the feelings of others. All candidates are encouraged to apply, however experience in child or infant development, parenting education, community development or teaching children in a classroom setting is an asset.

For more information, please contact Melissa Soltani, Roots of Empathy Program Manager, msoltani or by phone at 206-420-2459. You can also contact Annie Gage, MP Family Advocate, at 206-393-1768.

Save the Date! August 26th Back to School Event


The Back to School event is a community effort that provides school supplies, hair cuts, and clothing assistance for families in the Shoreline School District who are living with a low income and/or experiencing circumstances in their life that make it challenging to prepare their children for going back to school in the fall.

The event takes place August 26th at Ridgecrest Elementary School from 12:30 – 4:00. Families can register using multiple options.

  • Let your school nurse know to register your family

  • Call 206-393-4916-The BTS info line-leave a message and someone will return your call

  • Register online at

Looking Ahead

June 12th – School Make Up Day

June 13th – Internet Safety Event – see above for details

June 22nd – 6th Grade Moving On Ceremony and lunch – see above for details