Message for the week of January 22, 2018

This week AT MERIDIAN PARK

Thursday, January 25th – Variety Show Mandatory Rehearsal, 4:00-6:30 pm

Friday, January 26th – Variety Show, 6:00- 8:30 pm

Saturday, January 27th – Kinderfest, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Shoreline Center

Drama Clubs

MP Jr. Musical Drama Club (1st-3rd Graders) – Club Blue/Red Groups first meet 1/9/18, 3:30-4:45pm, MP Cafeteria

MP Drama Club (4th-6th Graders) – Auditions begin Tuesday, 1/16/18 3:30-5:30pm, MP Cafeteria & Small Gym

Looking Ahead
Monday, January 29th – Non Student Workday – No School
Monday, January 29th – Piano Recital at City Hall 11-1pm. Please email mpptsapresident@gmail.com by Jan 25 to sign up your child to perform. Parents are required to attend
Friday, February 2nd – Kindergarten Registration Begins
Thursday, February 8th – MP Skating Party at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday, February 9th – Reports Cards go Home
February 19th – 23rd – Mid-Winter Break, No School

Art Docent
Our upcoming Art Docent school-wide project for classrooms will feature the art & style of Meridian Park parent Teddy Kalonga Haight! Teddy uses geometric shapes and vivid colors to express emotion through figures & faces. She has been inspired by the Tingatinga art of her birth country, Tanzania, which depicts brightly colored animals. Students will draw outline designs (human or animal) and fill in with acrylic paint, using colors to express chosen emotion(s). If you are curious about this volunteer led program and/or would like to assist the Docent in your child’s classroom, please contact Art Docent Volunteer lead Anita at gymgeme@gmail.com, mentioning your child(ren)s grade & teacher. Also – look for an Art Docent fundraising request envelope to come home in the next two months; funds raised will go towards materials and resources for future school-wide art projects. Thanks!

MP Yearbook
The Meridian Park Yearbook is looking for photos of students from all grades. If you take a picture in a MP classroom, at a MP event, or on a MP field trip, PLEASE email it to mpptsayearbook@gmail.com and label it with the grade and when/where it was taken. We are also looking for volunteers to help with various yearbook needs throughout the year. If you are interested, email us.

Shoreline Highly Capable Testing Registration is Opening Soon!
Registration for Highly Capable (HiCap) Program Assessment will open to all Shoreline students January 16 – February 9, 2018. Link to Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/Tud6Z1031cd3Ti0R2

Please Note: This registration is open to all students EXCEPT 2nd graders. All Shoreline 2nd graders will be screened for the highly capable program at the end of February and do not need to register for testing.

The deadline for registration is 4:30pm on Friday, February 9, 2018

Location: Testing will occur in your student’s regular school
Testing Dates: Testing will occur over 2 days during the weeks of March 12th – 23rd

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.

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