Message for the weeks of November 19 & 26, 2018

MP Update for the Weeks of 11/19 and 11/26

Wednesday, November 21 – Half-Day, 11:45 AM dismissal
Wednesday, November 21 – After school Movie, 12-2PM
Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24 – NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Holiday Break

Wednesday, November 28 – Early Release Day, 1:50 PM dismissal

You are invited to join us in the cafeteria for the movie “Free Birds,” on Wednesday, November 21, from 12-2 PM . Bring lawn chairs, pillows, and blankets to enjoy this fun, funny, family PG movie! A parent must attend – no drop-offs; no more than 5 students per parent. Pizza will be sold to benefit 6th grade camp.

The Shoreline Special Needs PTSA (SSNPTSA) Special Needs Grant Program is accepting applications through January 14, 2019! This year, awards of up to $125 are available for teachers and staff supporting special needs in their classrooms and programs. The application is available HERE. Questions can be directed to

All 6th grade families – this is the last full week to sell Cougar Mountain cookie dough! All orders & money due on Tuesday, 11/27/18. Thank you all for supporting our 6th grade camp fundraiser!

The Cheetah Family Spotlight is about to feature a few new faces — come check them out!  1st and 2nd grade families, please bring in your family photos to display on the board. Put them up yourself or give them to your teacher to place in the MPPTSA president box (thanks, teachers!). Remember to write your name, grade, and teacher for a prompt return in  December.

Volunteers Needed for the one-day Book Fair on Tuesday, December 4th. If you can help during one of the shifts below, or during any custom time frame, please contact Jenny Hillger, MP librarian, at or 206-393-4125

SET-UP: Friday, November 30th, 3:00-4:00
BOOK FAIR: Tuesday, December 4th, 8:30 – 10:30AM | 10:15 – 12:15PM | 12:00 – 2:00 | 1:45 – 4:00 | 5:00 – 6:15 | 5:30 – 6:45 | 6:00 – 7:30 | 7:00 – 8:00 (take-down)

COMING SOON: Our annual Holiday Baskets Food and Teen Gift drive is upon us! This year it’s December 3rd – 14th and we are responsible for BEANS (either canned or dried). Donations must be in-date and NOT in glass containers. Gift cards for teens, between $5-25, are also very appreciated. All items benefit a Shoreline family in need and make their holiday season special. Bring your beans and/or gift cards to your classrooms in December. The classrooms that bring in the most get parties for going above and beyond (but really we all win when we help our community). Thank you, and Go Cheetahs!

It’s never too late to give to the MPPTSA Annual Campaign. Why do that, you ask? Click HERE to see some student and staff Cheetahs share what they love about the things MPPTSA does to enrich our school community, Use the green envelopes in your student’s take-home folder to submit a check or cash payment, or click HERE to donate online.

Shoreline Children’s Center is offering daycare during the Winter Break for Non-Program students December 26, 27, 28 2018 and January 2, 3, 4, 2019.  Preschool care will be at the Shoreline Children’s Center and K-6th grade will be at Meridian Park Elementary.  Forms are attached, or in the office at Meridian Park.  Feel free to contact the Children’s Center at 206.393.4256.

From the Office – Congratulations to our own Matt Alford who will be our Dean of Students starting November 26. We are in the process of filling Mr. Alford’s position in the gym; and please also watch for an announcement about an additional Kindergarten Dean of Students position to be filled soon.  We appreciate your patience in the parking lot this week and always.  We are grateful for your children and family this holiday. Thanks for your support and our partnership.  MP Staff

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