Here’s What’s Happening for the Week of November 13, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park
Monday, Nov. 13th – City Hall Recognition of MP’s Green Team
Tuesday, Nov. 14th – Picture Retake Day
Thursday, Nov. 16th – Multicultural Festival, 5:30 – 8:00 pm – more details below

LOOKING AHEAD
Nov. 22nd – Early Release for Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 23-24 – Thanksgiving Holiday, No School
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.
Dec. 5th – First Book Fair of the Year, see below for details

FALL FARTLEK FOR PTSA 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 on line at www.mpptsa.org 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”

MP GREEN TEAM RECOGNITION
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 mpptsapresident@gmail.com.

MP BOOK FAIR
Our first book fair of the year, the ONE-DAY-WONDER, will be held Tuesday, December 5. Please plan to join us either during the day, 8:40 am – 4:00 pm, or during the evening, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Not only is the book fair an enjoyable event for students and families, but it is also the greatest source of revenue for purchasing library books and supplies for all kindergarten through sixth grade students. Please plan to support the book fair!

If you are unable to attend in person, you can shop online at our book fair website: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/meridianparkelementarysch. You can also preview some of the featured books on the website. Students will bring home book fair flyers during the week prior to the fair.

YEARBOOK PICTURES NEEDED
The Yearbook staff is looking for your photos from classrooms, events, and field trips. You can email your photos to mpptsayearbook@gmail.com. Also, if you would like to be more involved in the yearbook, you can contact Molly at the yearbook email.

MP MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
Multicultural Night this Thursday, November 16, 5:30-8pm!
Please bring a cultural dish for the potluck. Don’t forget, if kids have traditional attire, we will have a Traditional Dress kid’s Fashion Show at 6pm. Cultural tables will be in the gym. There is also a Mariachi Band from 7-8!
We still need help with the potluck tables! If you can volunteer for a portion of the evening, please e-mail julie@shesmoke.com or mendezalma24@yahoo.com.
We hope to see you there!

REMINDERS FROM THE OFFICE
• 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 gratitude as a family. We are grateful for our wonderful Meridian Park families.

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!

ONLINE PTSA MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE
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.

https://www.pt-avenue.com/shopGP.asp?sc=MerParkPTA