Message for the Week of October 16, 2017

THIS WEEK at Meridian Park

Monday, Oct. 16th – Natural Leaders Informational Meeting, 5:00 pm in the MP Library (see below for more info)
Tuesday, 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
Wednesday, Oct. 18th – Math Club begins (see below for more details)
Thursday, Oct. 19th – MP Skating Party from 6:00-8:00 pm, Lynnwood Bowl & Skate

Looking Ahead
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. rMark 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

Art Docent Project
ART DOCENT Project Prep: new and returning Docents, please join our next Orientation (project prep) meeting Monday October 23rd, 9:15am in the Teacher’s lounge. We will review our Fall school-wide (1st-6th) project and confirm class coverage. If interested, but can’t attend, please email with your child’s class(es)/teacher(s). Thank you!

Natural Leaders
Natural Leaders is a project run by WABS (Washington Alliance for Better Schools) and is here in the Shoreline School District. Natural Leaders are multicultural families at schools that are identified as warm, caring, social individuals to serve as a bridge between families/community and schools. Did you know there are Natural Leaders in your school? Come to a meeting on Monday, October 16th at 5:00 pm in the MP Library to learn about Natural Leaders and how you can become involved! To learn more, visit

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 Wednesday, Oct. 18th at 8:00 am in room 501 (6th grade), room 502 (5th grade), and room 401 (4th grade). Yes, we have a 4th grade coach now so please register your 4th graders for math club! For the first day of Math Club, we ask that parents escort their kids to the classroom. We are unable to offer a 3rd grade session at this time due to lack of a coach however, we encourage you to register 3rd graders anyway in case a coach materializes. Please email if you are interested in coaching. More info available at

MP Multicultural Festival
Multicultural Festival, Thursday, November 16 needs 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.