Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of June 12, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Monday, June 12th – Snow Make Up Day

Tuesday, June 13th – Internet Safety Event – 7:00 pm, MP Cafeteria or Gym

Friday, June 16th – Field Day, 1:00 – 3:15 pm

Yearbooks Are Here!

Forget to pre-order your yearbook? No worries! Keep Calm and . . . still get one for $20.00. Available during the last week of school – be on the lookout in the lobby or (weather permitting) outside the front entrance, before/after school from June 20th-23rd.

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 Friday, June 16th.

6th Grade Moving On Picnic

All the 6th graders and their families are invited to attend the Moving On Picnic onJune 22 at Cromwell Park from 12:00 – 3:00 pm after the Ceremony. We’d like to ask for a variety of items (hot dogs, chips, drinks, fruit, etc). Food can be dropped off under the gazebo at the park OR you can drop off food at the school lunchroom the morning of the 22nd. Please label it “Moving On Picnic.” Please use this link to sign up, and THANK YOU!!!

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, or by phone at 206-420-2459. You can also contact Annie Gage, MP Family Advocate, at 206-393-1768.

Hi Cap Summer Meetup at Paramount Park – July 22

For all families in the Shoreline Highly Capable program: if you would like to meet and connect with other Hi Cap families this summer, join us on Saturday, July 22, at Paramount Park (NE 155th and 8th Ave NE) from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Bring your kids to the park for some sunshine and outdoor time, and look for us in bright green t-shirts near the balloons. We hope to see you!

Contact Linda Tsai at or Courtney Olander at with questions. (**Please note: This is an informal gathering of interested Hi Cap families, and is not a sponsored event by the Shoreline Hi Cap Advocacy Group**)

Shoreline School District to Host Free Summer Feeding Programs for Kids

With summer right around the corner, it is time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Shoreline School District will provide free meals to children. This summer, meals will be served at Meridian Park Elementary School and Shorecrest High School. Monday – Friday (July 10th – August 4th).

Meridian Park Elementary School: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

Shorecrest High School: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

There are no income requirements or registration. Anyone aged 18 or younger may come to eat! For more information, contact the Food and Nutrition Services Office at (206) 393-4209.

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Shoreline School District to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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 22nd – 6th Grade Moving On Ceremony and lunch

June 23rd – Last Day of School, Early Release

August 31st – PTA BBQ and Meet the Teacher – 5:30 pm (Classroom Assignments Posted at 5:30 pm)

September 6th – First Day of School Grades 1-6

September 11th – 12th – First Day of School for Kindergarten (half each day)

September 14th – Curriculum Night