Message for the week of April 30, 2018

THIS WEEK AT Meridan Park

Monday – Art Docent Meeting 9:10 am

Wednesday – Grade 3-4-5-6 Science & STEM Night – MP Science Night Flyer

Thursday – Shoreline Hi-Cap Advocacy Group, 7:00 pm, Richmond Beach Library.  See below for details.

Saturday – Shoreline Stem Festival at Shoreline College

May 7 – 11:  Teacher Appreciation Week, see below for details

May 8 at 7pm – PTSA Meeting (childcare available). We will discuss next year’s budget and bylaws, along with funding special end of year projects: lobby furniture, reader board, PA for gym

Visit our PTSA website:

Science & STEM Night – Wednesday

Grades 3 – 4 – 5 – 6  •  OK to bring the full family

Fifth Grade Science Projects at 5:30 in the Cafeteria

Science activities in classrooms starting at 6 pm

See attached flyer • Please stop by!

STEM:  Science • Technology • Engineering • Math

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11!  Please help your student write a thank you note for their teacher.  The notes can be dropped in the office or delivered to their teacher’s “SWAG BAG” in the lobby between May 7 – 11.  If you’d like to add a small item or gift certificate for your favorite teacher, you can also include it in their swag bags.

Monday, May 7 – send a flower with your student for their teacher!

Thursday, May 10: MP PTSA will be hosting breakfast from around the world for our teachers.  If you can contribute, please sign up at

Art Docents

Calling ART DOCENTS: Our last project prep meeting will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 9:10 am in the staff lounge. As a group, we will go over the project and create our own works of art, which can be used as classroom samples. For this project we will combine our need to create beauty from recycled wastes- recyclable decay. We will mimic Miwa Kazumi’s recyclable forms of recreating sea creatures.  This art project will focus on creativity, imagination and the conscientious awareness of human’s environmental footprint. Docents unable to attend please contact Isabel, for follow-up info. Supplies needed: ALL participating classes should start collecting empty single serving plastic water bottles. Extras can be contributed to labeled box in staff lounge and/or kitchen. Thanks!!

Shoreline Highly Capable Summer Testing Information

Registration for Highly Capable (HiCap) Program Assessment is open to any Shoreline student not already screened or tested during the 2017-2018 school year. Testing will take place at the Shoreline Center on Monday, July 23, 2018.  The deadline for registration is 4:00pm on Friday, June 8, 2018. Late registrations will not be accepted. 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

Link to Registration

Shoreline Hi Cap Advocacy Group Session

The Shoreline Hi Cap Advocacy Group (S.H.A.G.) will be hosting an informal drop-in session for new parents to inquire about Highly Capable services on Thursday, May 3, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Richmond Beach Library meeting room (19601- 21st Ave NW).  This will be an excellent opportunity for prospective parents to ask questions and to meet current Hi Cap parents from both our magnet schools and neighborhood schools. Please stop by!  Contact us at:

Meridian Park now has community Food Pantries!

Any family who needs groceries is welcome to help themselves to food from the community food pantries in the Family Advocate offices:

Micaela Katz – just inside the kindergarten wing off the lobby

Annie Gage – Room 241, at the end of the first grade hall

Secret Underwear Society

Do you have what it takes to be part of the super secret underwear society? Otherwise known as SSUS this society is open to any and all. There is only one way to become part of this specialized team: in May donate a package of underwear (not boxers) by stealthily placing them in the box in the front hall. Do this without being seen and you are in! But it takes cunning (and maybe a little mission impossible music) to perform this ninja-like task and underwear can be silly so do not be found out! Put your class number on the package and we will keep track of the most stealthy class of all. All the donated underwear will be given to The Works for their back-to-school consortium. So not only will you be part of SSUS but you will also help our Shoreline families. Good luck, and stay secret!

State Testing Schedule 2018 – Meridian Park

Grades 3-4-5-6

On time attendance is very important!  Please limit appointments and trip related absences.  It’s very helpful for students to attend on the dates listed.  Thank you!

Grade 3     May 1 & 2, June 4 & 5 (Includes Mrs. Smith 412 and Mrs. Ashenbrenner 407)

Grade 4     May 14, 15, 18, 22

Grade 5*    April 30, May 1, 10, 11,15, 17 (ELA, Math, and Science)

Grade 6     May 1, 15, 17, 22 (Includes Mrs. Keeley 411)

Grades 5/6 bring ear buds or headphones

If you have questions, contact your teacher or Mr. Tadlock.

Thank you for helping us with perfect attendance on these dates!

*5th grade added date for April 30