Message for the Week of February 26, 2018

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Monday, February 26th – Read-A-Thon Begins. See below for details
Monday, February 26th – 7:00-9:00 pm Shoreline PTA Council Resource Fair, Shoreline Room at Shoreline Center (see below for details)
Monday, February 26th – 7:00-8:30 pm, Information Meeting about Partial Release Calendar, Board Room at Shoreline Center
Friday & Saturday, March 16th & March 17th – The Wizard of Oz play at Shorecrest High School

Read-A-Thon Begins!
Get ready to read! This year’s Read-a-Thon (RaT) begins right after break on Monday, February 26th and runs through Sunday, March 18th. Materials should have come home with your student last week, including tracking calendars and pledge sheets. This annual event helps raise funds to support MP PTSA activities and gets students reading – while they earn fun prizes! T-shirts, bookmarks, Book Fair credit, a pizza party, and more! ALL READING COUNTS, so get ready to pick up a book, read together, read aloud, read alone – just read, read, read. Questions can be directed to the RaT chair, at Read on!

Community Information Meetings about Partial Release Calendar:
-Monday, February 26 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
-Thursday, March 1 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
-Thursday, March 1 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
The meetings will be in the Board Room at the Shoreline Center.

Math Olympiad Event
This year will be the 20th annual Shoreline Math Olympiad (SMO) event –
The SMO committee has some amazing new individuals who have stepped up to join their planning team to make this event possible. They have filled 12 of the 19 opened positions on their planning team – which is a huge help! But they are still in need of new members to come on board and learn the ropes so we can get all of these positions filled.
PLEASE reach out to any parents, staff, friends, any one you think might have a passion for helping with this amazing event. No experience needed! Contact Lisa McDonald at

School Naming Committee
The Shoreline School District is currently seeking individuals interested in participating in the School Naming Committee for the new Early Learning Center currently under construction. The purpose of the committee is to develop and submit a list of at three potential names for the new school to the Shoreline School Board for consideration. Selected members would need to be available to attend 2-3 meetings to be scheduled between late February and early April.
If you are interested in serving on the committee, please fill out the electronic application linked below or get a hard copy from your school’s office. Applications are due by February 23, 2018.

United Way of King County – Free Tax Preparation Services
United Way is offering free tax preparation services online and at 30 locations throughout King County from now through April 19. Households making under $66,000 can have their taxes prepared by a certified tax preparer, and they can get connected to other community resources and public benefits. See attached flyer for info. on what to bring and the list of locations. Locations in Shoreline include Shoreline Hopelink, Shoreline Goodwill, and Shoreline Community College. United Way is also offering their free online tax tool at Contact Evan Walker, Financial Empowerment AmeriCorp at United Way of King County at 206-461-4530 or for more info.

Summer Camp Opportunities
Attend the Shoreline PTA Council’s FREE Resource Fair to learn about local summer camp and after-school programs. Browse tables from more than 20 exhibitors offering programs for preschool through high-school. Free childcare (by advance reservation only) provided by the Dale Turner YMCA.
Date: Monday, February 26 
Time: 7-9pm

Location: Shoreline Room @ the Shoreline Center (18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155) – All are invited to attend a short PTA Council business meeting in the Spartan Room from 6:30-7pm.

For more information and to register for childcare: visit

Moving On Ceremony Planning Session

If you are the parent of a 6th grader and would like to help with planning the June “Moving On” ceremony and class party at Cromwell Park, please let us know. We need your ideas, participation, and creativity!

Contact Susan Duthweiler at:, or Linda Tsai at: