Message for the week of March 19th

March 20th – Suicide Prevention Parent Education Event, 7:00 pm at the Shoreline Center, see below for details

March 22nd – Skating Party at Lynnwood Bowl & Skate, 6:00-8:00 pm

March 23rd – Deadline to turn in Read-A-Thon tracking and pledge forms to earn prize

Looking Ahead

March 30th – MP Movie Night, 6:15-8:00 pm

April 3rd – MP PTSA Board Meeting, 7:00 pm in MP Library

April 6th – Staff Work Day, No School

April 11-13 – MP Book Fair, 8:40 am – 4:00 pm

April 12th – MP Family Fun Night, 6:00-8:00 pm

April 16 – 20, Spring Break – No School April 24th – 6th Grade “Moving On” Ceremony and Cromwell Park Class Party Planning Party, 7:00 pm in the MP Library

Art Docent

ART DOCENT Volunteers: reminder we have only 3 weeks remaining to schedule & complete our current project highlighting local MP parent Teddy Haight. It’s also our only Art Docent fundraiser for the year (to help purchase supplies for next year’s projects). Thanks to everyone who shared their time & sent home fundraising envelopes afterwards; extra thanks to families who were able to respond with support. Please contact TBeeman (t.travels@hotmail.com) with any difficulty scheduling our shared cart. Thanks!

Suicide Prevention Parent Education Event

Shorecrest and Shorewood High Schools and Forefront Suicide Prevention will host a Suicide Prevention Parent Education Night on Tuesday, March 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Shoreline Room at the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE.

Learn how to interact with kids when talking about mental health and help them to help themselves and their friends when dealing with stress, depression or anxiety.

Please take a few minutes to complete Golden Acorn Award and Outstanding Educator Award surveys.

A Golden Acorn Award is presented by a local PTA or council to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth. Since the beginning of this program in the 1930s, more than 54,000 Golden Acorn Awards have been presented to volunteers throughout Washington state. Recipients receive a certificate and pin, and a contribution is made in their name to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program that benefits students.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T55YBBP

The WSPTA Outstanding Educator Award is presented to an individual who has exhibited continued and dedicated statewide contributions and efforts to enhance the educational outcomes of all children or youth. This is the “Educator of the Year” award from WSPTA (an educator is not limited to a teacher).

This award may also be given by a local PTA or council to honor outstanding educators who have made significant contributions in their community. An educator may be defined as a teacher, assistant, specialist, support staff, administrator or community members.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T6TDTTR

Read-A-Thon

Thank you to all of the readers out there! The 2018 Read-a-Thon (RaT) has come to a close. RaT pledges and forms are due this week. Make sure to turn in tracking forms and pledges to student teachers ASAP; only forms and pledges received by Friday, March 23rd will count toward prizes! Please contact the RaT chair with any questions or concerns (eswan27@gmail.com). Until next year — READ ON!

“Understanding Our Kids’ Anxiety—And How To Help”
A community forum co-sponsored by the Shoreline Hi Cap Advocacy Group and the Shoreline Special Needs PTSA
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Shoreline Room at the Shoreline Center (18560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline)
Spartan Room for childcare provided by the Dale Turner YMCA

Program Highlights:

Are you concerned about your child’s anxiety? Looking for more ways to help? You’re not alone! Join us for this community forum to connect with other parents and learn about:

societal stressors and causes of anxiety
ways that Shoreline schools are providing emotional and social support for students
mindfulness practices and other strategies to reduce your child’s (and your own) anxiety
Free Event – Open to All Shoreline Families

Dale Turner YMCA childcare:
A limited number of free childcare spots are available via RSVP – first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in childcare, please email us at shoreline.hicap.advocacy@gmail.com with your name, the number of child(ren), and their names and ages. Child must be potty-trained.

For additional event details and about our guest panelists: https://www.shorelinehicap.org/april-11-event.html

Our annual spring book fair is coming soon! Volunteers Needed!

The book fair will run Wednesday through Friday, April 11 – 13, 8:40 – 4:00, in the library.

We will also be open on Thursday evening, during Family Fun Night, from 5:00 until 7:30 PM.

All book fair profits benefit all students through the purchase of new library books and sponsorship of literacy events.

We need volunteers in order to have a successful book fair.

If you can help out for any period of time during the book fair, please contact Jenny Hillger (jenny.hillger@shorelineschools.org or 206-393-4125).