Message For the Week of March 5, 2018

THIS WEEK AT Meridian Park

Monday, March 5th – No School
March 6th – 9th – Early Release K-6 for Elementary Conferences
Tuesday, March 6th – PTSA Board Meeting in the Library, 7:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 7th – 6th Grade Einstein Parent Meeting, 7:00-8:00 pm
Looking Ahead
Tuesday, March 13th – Deadline for Read-A-Thon T-Shirt Competition Entries
Friday & Saturday, March 16th & March 17th – The Wizard of Oz play at Shorecrest High School
Thursday, March 22nd – Skating Party at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate, 6:00-8:00 pm
Friday, March 30th – MP Movie Night, 6:15-8:00 pm

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Dinner

We would like to provide a dinner for our teachers and staff during the week of March conferences and we need your help!

We will be serving Make-Your-Own Rice Bowls in the teacher/staff lounge from about 5:15pm – 7:00pm on Thursday, March 8th. You can sign up to bring items for the dinner, or volunteer to help with set-up or clean-up using the “Perfect Potluck” link:
Please mark items “Appreciation Dinner” and drop off in the teacher’s lounge anytime March 8th before 4:45pm. Items can be left either on the counter or in the fridge. Thank you so much!
~MP PTSA Appreciation Committee~

Artwise Needs Instructors

Love Art? Enjoy working with kids?

Artwise NW is accepting applications for art instructors for its coming spring conference day camps in Shoreline and Edmonds School Districts. These camps are generally 3-3.5 hours long and occur in the afternoons when schools have half days for student conferences. Shoreline: March 6-9, Edmonds: March 14-15.

Our company was founded with the goal of bringing fine arts instruction to every school. We provide all materials and proven curriculum to teach two projects each day. Most new instructors work first in an assistant role, to become familiar with our philosophy and instructional style. Once trained, lead instructors earn $35/hour for one of the most rewarding jobs around: teaching kids how to make great art.

Another way to learn more about our organization is to become a parent volunteer for a day at one of our camps. Your child can enroll for free if you are volunteering. Interested? Email us at

2018 Read-a-Thon T-Shirt Design Contest
WHAT: We need a new design for our 2018 Read-a-Thon T-shirt.
WHO: We want YOU to create the new design!
HOW: Create a black line drawing that promotes the 2018 Read-a-Thon, reading, and/or books.
Nitty Gritty:
~Your design must be on a sheet of plain white 8.5” X 11” paper.

~Your design must be done in black ink only, no color. (It’s okay to use pencil first.)

Judges will choose one design to be printed on the Read-a-Thon T-shirts.

Judges will also choose one honorable mention entry per grade level. All entries will be displayed in the school foyer. Each grade level honorable mention recipient will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at the Book Fair in April. The T-shirt design winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to spend at the Book Fair in April, as well as have his/her design featured on the R-a-T T-shirt.

Submit your entry, attached to form below, to Ms. Hillger in the library by Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Have fun and be creative!
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:
Yearbook Photos
The Yearbook needs your photos! We are looking for photos of Meridian Park events, field trips, and in the classroom. If you have photos from the variety show, winter ball, or other MP events, please email them to