Message for the Week of December 4, 2017

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park
MON., Dec. 4th – No School (Staff Work Day)
TUES., Dec. 5th – First Book Fair of the Year (see below for details)
TUES., Dec. 5th – PTSA Board Meeting (details to follow)
THURS., Dec. 7th – MANDATORY Drama Club Parent Meeting at 7pm in MP Library. If your student is interested in participating in drama club, please plan to attend this event outlining important details and family time commitments. Registration packets will also be available for pick up.
FRI., Dec. 8th – Last day of the Holiday Basket Food Drive – We’re collecting as much non expired non-glass packaged food as we can to support Shoreline families through this holiday season. Meridian Park has been challenged to bring 500 cans of canned vegetables but I think our community can do much more. The winning classrooms get a hot chocolate party.

LOOKING AHEAD
December 14th – Kindergarten Gingerbread Houses, 6:00-7:30pm in MP Cafeteria
December 19th – Winter Sing Along, 9:30am
January 26th – MP Variety Show, see below for details
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.

Auditions Dates: Dec 12th and 13th 3:45-5:45
Mandatory Rehearsal: Thurs Jan 25th 4:00-6:30
Variety Show Performance: 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

One Day Wonder Book Fair
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 a longer explanation of this, please read the article in Decembers Cheetah Chatter.

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

1. With cash, which should go to office manager Diane Randall, or
Family Advocate Annie Gage
2. By check, made out to Shoreline Schools or Food and Nutrition
Service
3. By credit card over the phone to FNS at 206-393-4209
Colder weather is here!

Staff Appreciation Day – Monday, December 18
We would like to provide a hot drink and breakfast bar for our teachers and
staff and we need your help! We will be setting up a hot drinks, fruit and pastries in the teacher/staff lounge before school starts at 8am on Monday, December 18th. You can sign up to bring a drink or food to share, or volunteer to help with set-up or clean-up using the “Perfect Potluck” link: http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=YOBU9078&v=81dc9bdb52 You can drop off items in the staff lounge (use staff refrigerator if needed) on or before Friday December 15th. If you have something hot you want to bring, please bring it to the staff lounge by 7:30am on Monday, December 18th. Also, please label your item “Staff Appreciation”.

Thank you so much!
~MP PTSA Appreciation Committee~