Message for the Week of November 27, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

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.

LOOKING AHEAD
Dec. 4th – Inservice Day, No School
Dec. 5th – First Book Fair of the Year, see below for details
Dec. 5th – PTSA Board Meeting, details to follow
Dec. 7th – Family Movie Night, more details to follow

We are preparing for the Jan 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.

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

SUPPORT STUDENT READING!
Announcing the One Day Wonder Book Fair!

Where: The Meridian Park Library
When: Tuesday, December 5th 8:40-4:00 and 5:00-7:30

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.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A LUNCH ANGEL?
All of Shoreline’s elementary schools have an emergency account that anyone can contribute to. The purpose of the account is to help out students with a negative meal balance, whose family could use support in paying it. For more information, please read the article in the December Cheetah Chatter.

If you would like to contribute to Meridian Park’s emergency fund, there are three ways to do it:

    • With cash, which should go to office manager Diane Randall, or Family Advocate Annie Gage
    • By check, made out to Shoreline Schools or Food and Nutrition Service
    • By credit card over the phone to FNS at 206-393-4209

HIGHLY CAPABLE PROGRAM ASSESSMENT
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