Message for the week of October 8, 2018

MP Update for the Week of 10/8

Please review this week’s schedule carefully! Take some time to confirm your pickup or aftercare plans.

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Please be in touch with your teacher to schedule or confirm a conference day and time.

Monday –  regular day, 9:05 – 3:30 dismissal

Tuesday* – conferences, 9:05 – 11:45 dismissal

Wednesday – early release day, 9:05 – 1:50 dismissal

Thursday* – conferences, 9:05 – 11:45 dismissal

Friday* – conferences, 9:05 – 11:45 dismissal

*There is no recess on Tues., Thurs., or Fri., but there will still be lunch for students who need to eat at school. The lunch schedule on those days is as follows:

Kindergarten – 11:00

Gr. 1, 2, 3 – 11:10

Gr. 4, 5, 6 – 11:20

Dismissal – 11:45

Teacher Appreciation — Our first event is a potluck lunch on Thursday, October 11th.  This is an early release day and our menu is COMFORT FOOD.  If you’d like to cook, bake, buy, or help with that event, please sign up HERE.

Has your student’s coat, lunch box, or other personal item gone missing? Conference time is perfect for checking the Lost and Found, located before the cafeteria on the right. It will be cleared out at the end of the month, so please check for your items soon. Also, please remember to write your names in all belongings. Coats will be returned, if we know who they belong to.

FLASH Art Docent Fundraiser! A very generous MP teacher who believes in the importance of art education for elementary students has donated $250 to the art docent program. Wow! As a community, let’s match her generous donation this week and further develop art education at our school. To donate, visit PT Avenue and choose an amount under “Art Docent Contribution.” Every little bit helps!

The Shoreline Special Needs PTSA is fundraising for their ’18-’19 classroom grants program. You can share this campaign with friends and families, or contribute yourself HERE!

District Survey:  Please watch your email for an all-district survey to be sent out soon.  You can also complete the survey when you attend conferences.  We hope you will participate!

From the Office:  We are looking forward to seeing you this week for conferences. We also want to acknowledge this difficult district schedule for families and thank you for flexibility and planning. Thank you also for supporting our walk-a-thon student fundraiser; all donations support class field trips or other special activities. Congratulations to all the student council candidates for outstanding speeches and leadership. This month we are re-learning and practicing responsibility.  On October 18, we will participate in the state earthquake practice drill at 10:30 am. Finally – be sure to take the district survey when you get the link by email this week; or if you prefer, complete before/after your conference at a laptop in our foyers.  See you soon.  MP Admin and Staff

Check out Meridian Park’s sponsorship page HERE, and consider joining or renewing your Meridian Park PTSA membership HERE.

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