Message for the Week of November 6, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Tuesday, Nov. 7th – MP PTSA Meeting, 7:00 pm in the MP Library – Everyone welcome and childcare provided by the YMCA. PBIS will present their positive discipline program.
Wednesday, Nov. 8th – Veteran’s Day Assembly, 2:30 pm in the Gym – All Veterans and Community members are invited to attend.
Thursday, Nov. 9th – Non Student Day
Friday, Nov. 10th – Veterans Day Holiday – No School

Nov. 13th – City Hall Recognition of MP’s Green Team
Nov. 14th – Picture Retake Day
Nov. 16th – Multicultural Festival, 5:30 – 8:00 pm – more details below
Nov. 27-Dec. 8 – Holiday Basket Food Drive – MP’s food item is Canned Vegetables but any non-expired, non-glass packaged food is appreciated! Drop boxes will be available in every classroom and in the lobby.

Nov 6-9 Do a Fartlek for PTSA Fall Fundraiser – The Cheetah Race to $12,000 this week’s goal is $7500! Our only direct PTSA Fundraiser. We raised $3500 at the Fall Carnival. Let’s build on the MoMeNtuM. We had a great time at the Carnival and we hope you did too! Share your photos with the MP PTSA Facebook group and with yearbook editor. Turn in your Green envelope Today or Donate online at and let’s get there together! A Fartlek is swedish word for “speed play” a mixture of slow and short fast bursts in running training. It fits this fundraiser as it is a running term and it’s fun! All Donations of $25 or more received between Nov 4th thru Nov 15th will get a sticker that says “I Fartlek’d for MP”

*NOT on NOV 6- OOPS! We gave you the wrong date. Correction – Meridian Park’s Green Team Recognition Event by City of Shoreline – on November 13 at City Hall. The City of Shoreline is recognizing Meridian Park for achieving a 10% increase in our recycling and composting efforts! This event will be held on Monday, November 13, at 7 p.m. during the city council meeting at City Hall (17500 Midvale Ave. N.). Each year, a school or business is selected to be recognized by the city council with a special proclamation. Kudos to the efforts of our entire school, including our Green Team members and of our staff member, Sheryl Skoglund!

You and your student(s) are invited to join us at this event, as all of MP’s students have earned this accolade. The presentation is scheduled at the start of the meeting. Each student that sends in a RSVP will receive a certificate. This is also a great opportunity for your student to get a glimpse of city government at work! Please RSVP to

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.

Multicultural Festival, Thursday, November 16 needs YOU! We need helpers for the potluck, set up, clean up, and 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!
Sign up here to sign up:

Please e-mail or call:
Julie Reinhardt: 206-331-8279,
Alma Mendez: 206-327-5815,

What to bring and do at the Multicultural Festival: Potluck! Traditional Dress Fashion Show! Entertainment! And More! Come to the Multicultural Festival, “We are Better Together!” on Thursday, November 16, 5:30-8pm. Children can participate in a traditional dress fashion show and visit our cultural booths. Please bring a cultural or family favorite dish that can be divided into “bites” and sampled. Dishes can be main, sides or dessert.

• Our regular arrival time is 9 am. Please no early drop-off. Thanks!
• School starts at 9:05 am – please help students be on time.
• We appreciate parking lot patience and keeping things moving – no parking please in the curb lane.
• Breakfast is available to all students 8:45 am
• Please limit early dismissals after 3 pm

Gratitude is our theme for November. Please talk about as a family. We are grateful for our wonderful Meridian Park families.

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!

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 for 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.