Message for the Week of October 30, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Oct. 31st – Happy Halloween!

Looking Ahead
Nov. 7th – MP PTSA Meeting, more details to follow
Nov. 9th – Non Student Day
Nov. 10th – Veterans Day Holiday – No School
Nov. 14th – Picture Retake Day
Nov. 16th – Multicultural Festival, more details below

MP Wrestling Rhinos
Do you have a wrestler? Mr. Alford is coaching MP’s Wrestling Rhinos and they begin practices on November 6th and run Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 pm, until January 17th. Your child will learn the basics of folkstyle wrestling and have fun. Cost is $15 for USA Card and $105 Club Practice Fee. Scholarships are also available. The group is limited to the first 40 participants. To register, visit If you have questions or are interested in being a parent coach/volunteer, you can contact Mr. Alford at Parents who coach or volunteer will have their club fee waived.

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!

November 6, at 7:00 p.m Shoreline City Hall, Meridian Park Students are being recognized with a PROCLAMATION for achieving a 10% increase in our school recycling and composting! This will be presented at the beginning of the Council Meeting. Come and get recognized! Everyone (all students can participate) who RSVP’s with name will receive a certificate. Send email to and say my student (name) will be there Monday 7pm at city hall. This is a great opportunity for you student(s) to get a glimpse of city government and be recognized for working in our community. We are so proud of our Cheetah’s!

Yearbook Pictures Needed
The Yearbook staff is looking for your photos from classrooms, events, and field trips. You can email your photos to Also, if you would like to be more involved in the yearbook, you can contact Molly at the yearbook email.

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.