Message for the Week of October 9, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park
Oct. 9-12, Parent/Teacher Conferences – Early Release
Wednesday, Oct. 11th – PTSA Staff and Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Wednesday, Oct. 11th – Math Club Information Night, Library
Friday, Oct. 13th – Teacher Work Day – No School

Looking Ahead
Oct. 17th – Shoreline Sexual Health Instruction Information Night – 6:30-7:30 pm in the Shoreline Room at the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, 98155
Oct. 23rd – Shoreline Flu Clinic, Shorewood HS
Oct. 25th – Shoreline Flu Clinic, Shorecrest HS
Oct. 27th – MP Fall Carnival – Correction – Some of the flyers sent out about our Fall Carnival had two dates on it. The correct date is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27. Huge apologies. Mark it on you calendar as it will be a fun all-school event! (see below for details about volunteering)
Nov. 16th – Multicultural Festival, more details below

Box Tops
Thank you for submitting Box Tops! Keep them coming as our first deadline is the end of October. It is much appreciated if you can cut them before submitting, but if you cannot cut them, that is okay too!

MP Fall Carnival
Now that you have the right date in your calendar for the Fall Carnival, how about helping out? We have lots of jobs that need to be filled. Studies have shown that parents who volunteer for school events on average lose 10 pounds more than non-volunteering parents*. Sign up on-line here: or simply e-mail Julie Reinhardt at (*No studies have been made and the claim is absolutely unfounded, but hey, how about volunteer and be a test subject?).

Math Club
Math Club begins on Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 8:00-9:00 am. If you are interested, there will be a Math Club Information Night on Wednesday, Oct. 11th from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Library. For questions, visit or send an email to

PTSA Staff and Teacher Appreciation Lunch
The MP PTSA is sponsoring the first Staff and Teacher Appreciation Lunch on Wednesday, October 11th. If you are able to contribute food items, please visit to sign up.

Kindergarten Art Project Invitation for All MP Families
Would you like to send Grandma/Grandpa a coffee mug, magnet, bag or t-shirt with your child’s drawings on it as a holiday gift and support the PTSA at the same time? The PTSA has organized all Kindergarten classrooms to participate in a special art project through the fundraising company Display My Art. We would like to invite any student to turn in art work if they would like to have the same opportunity to make a special gift and support the MP PTSA. Please find the guidelines at This link might need to be pasted into your browser. Artwork is due back to school no later than October 12!

MP Multicultural Festival
Multicultural Festival, Thursday, November 16needs YOU! We are seeking folks to host cultural tables. Share your culture with our students with simple activities and items or pictures that tell your story. Interpreters are available!

Other ways to help: Set up and clean up – many hands make work light! Bring a dish to the multicultural pot luck. Help with the pot luck table setting up, and arranging dishes by country or region. Perform – do you perform (or know someone who does) in a cultural act (music, dance or other art)? We also need someone to run the sound system to keep the flow going. Have your child participate in the Traditional Dress Fashion Show. Or help with posters and flyers to get the word out. There are lots of ways to help for this wonderful MP all-school event.
Please e-mail or call:
Julie Reinhardt: 206-331-8279,
Alma Mendez: (206) 327-5816,

Holiday Baskets
For families needing assistance with Winter break food and holiday gifts. Register at

· Under Search for Events, enter Holiday Baskets
· Fill out a registration form and give it to your school’s family advocate. Forms are available from Family Advocates and at under Family Services, Holiday Baskets, To Register.

The deadline to register is November 8th. The distribution of food and gifts is Saturday, December 9 from 11:30-4:30 pm at Kellogg Middle School.

Online Registration Available to PTSA Membership
Make sure to join the Meridian Park PTSA! We are offering online registration this year, or send in your yellow envelope that was in your back to school packet.