Message for the Week of November 20, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Nov. 22nd Early Release – 11:45am

Nov. 22nd Special Movie , 12:00-2:30 pm after school in the MP Cafeteria, see below for more details

Nov. 23-24 Thanksgiving Holiday, No School

MP MOVIE PRESENTATION
Wednesday Nov 22nd is an early release day, and from after school at 12 noon to 2:30pm the MPPTSA is showing the classic movie “Home Alone” in the cafeteria. The permission ticket sent home must be signed and BROUGHT to the movie for entry. An adult MUST BE PRESENT with student – up to six students per adult. We will have plates of food (hotdogs, veggies, and lemonade) for $5.00-cash only-no lunch accounts!

Bring an extra $1 for a surprise grab bag filled with things to get kids through your travel itinerary.

LOOKING AHEAD
Nov. 27-Dec. 8 Holiday Basket Food Drive – The food drive starts the day we get back from Thanksgiving break. So, bring as much non-expired non-glass packaged food as you can to support Shoreline families through this holiday season. Meridian Park has been challenged to 500 cans of canned vegetables but I think our community can do much more. The winning classrooms get a hot chocolate party.

MP SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Announcing the One Day Wonder Book Fair!
When: Tuesday, December 5th 8:40-4:00 and 5:00-7:30
Where: The Meridian Park Library

Please join us on December 5th in the Meridian Park Library for our One Day Wonder Book Fair! This is a great opportunity to build your child’s collection of books while supporting our school library as well! We look forward to seeing you there! 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.

2018 VARIETY SHOW
Would you like to audition to perform in the show? Would you like to be this year’s Emcee? We welcome each one of you: singers, dancers, story tellers, musicians, poets, magicians, actors, gymnasts, acrobats, emcees: the possibilities are endless! The focus as always will be on VARIETY. Songs with dance welcomed. Karaoke discouraged as we are planning a fun karaoke event at the MP Winter Ball Jan 18th.

Auditions dates: Dec 12th and 13th 3:45-5:45
Mandatory Rehearsal: Thurs Jan 25th 4:00-6:30
Variety Show: Friday Jan 26th 6:00- 8:30

Audition forms will be in your child’s Home Folder Thanksgiving Week

HIGHLY CAPABLE PROGRAM
Registration for the Highly Capable (HiCap) Program Assessment is now open for all new Shoreline students in Grades 1 – 12 who moved into the district after October 10, 2017 and students in Kindergarten who qualified for additional testing after the fall screening process.

https://goo.gl/forms/ArAitoDHyRrnbnTq2

The deadline for registration is 4:30 pm on Thursday, November 30th, 2017.

Location: Testing will occur in your student’s regular school
Dates: Testing will occur over 2 days during the week of December 4th-15th

Students must attend both days of testing to be eligible for the HiCap program. You will be contacted after registration with the specific date and time for testing. Students who are new to the Shoreline School District may be required to prove residency and/or registration within the district. Proof of residency is considered to be a copy or legible picture of a lease, deed, or utility bill.

If you have any questions or have difficulty registering online, please contact the Highly Capable Program office at 206-393-4771 or by e-mail at highlycapable@shorelineschools.org.

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