Conference Week Schedule:

Monday11:45 AM student dismissal

Tuesday11:45 AM student dismissal

Wednesdayregular early release, 1:50 PM student dismissal

Thursday11:45 AM student dismissal

Friday11:45 AM student dismissal

Thank you for planning and communicating with your student(s) and your teacher(s)!

Also Happening This Week:

Monday – Read-a-Thon (RaT) begins (see below)

Tuesday – PTSA meeting, 6:30PM in the library – all invited

Thursday – Community survey results presentation, 6:30PM (see below)

Thursday – Teacher Appreciation luncheon (see below)

Friday & Saturday – MP Spring Musical, 7:00 PM at Shorecrest High School (see below)

Saturday – Good luck to our Cheetahs participating in the Shoreline Math Olympiad!

The first round of open enrollment for kindergarten registration for 2019-2020 has been extended to March 7th due to the inclement weather and snow closures.

Regular enrollment continues through the summer. Please call our office if you have questions.

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Get Ready to Read! This year’s Read-a-Thon (RaT) begins on Monday and ends on March 24th. All reading counts, so encourage your student(s) to read to each other, read aloud to you, or curl up with a book in a favorite spot. Prizes are available for individual and classroom achievements. RaT information packets are coming home with students, are available in the school lobby, or online HERE. Read On!

Join us Tuesday at 6:30 PM for our March PTSA meeting. Hear reports from our teachers, Principals, Deans of Students, and Student Council. We will also hear from Moms Demand Action. Free childcare is provided on-site by Dale Turner YMCA.

Mr. Dalasta and Mr. Tadlock invite you to an informal, informative presentation regarding the results of the community survey in October. The presentations will be on Thursday, March 7th at 6:30PM in rooms 108 (for K) or the Library (for grades 1-6) and will last about 30 minutes. Interpreters will be provided if needed. You can also access info on the About Us page of our MP website. We hope you will join us!

Thursday is our Staff & Teacher Appreciation “Family Favorites” Luncheon. Do you have a family favorite dish you’d like to share with the teachers? Bring it to the teacher’s lounge on March 7th at 12pm and help feed our teachers during conference week. Sign up online for these and other goodies at

Looking for something fun for the whole family? Come watch MP students in grades K-6 perform in Dandylyon Drama’s production of Disney’s Lion King, Jr. on Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th! Performances are at 7pm at Shorecrest High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available in advance at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door the night of the shows. Questions? Contact

Future Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Calling all restauranteurs! Our school’s 25th Anniversary Party is coming up on April 18th. We are looking to partner with you to provide small bites for the event. We love supporting our Cheetah owned businesses! We have room for 3 more restaurants. Call Naomi at 206-355-7365 or email at:

The Spring Auction needs you! The MP Spring Auction committee is actively seeking auction items for this event on April 18th. If you have something to donate or would like to help procure items, contact:

The yearbook staff is looking for your photos. Have you captured a sharable moment on your phone or camera from an MP event, field trip, or day-to-day classroom interaction? You can email it directly to: The photo submission deadline is April 15th for our 2018-2019 yearbook.

Rescheduled guest speaker event: Austina De Bonte of the Northwest Gifted Child Association will present “What Parents and Educators Need to Know About Smart Kids,on Wednesday, March 20th, from 6:30-8:30PM in the Shoreline Conference Center Auditorium. Please reserve your FREE seat in advance thru Eventbrite. Reserve a “first come, first serve” childcare spot by emailing with your name, number of child(ren), their names and ages. Children must be potty-trained.

MPPTSA is hosting a Parents’ Night Out on March 22nd! All funds raised go to the Camp Orkila Fund to help ALL of our families make camp more affordable. Students will enjoy a movie, games, dinner, and fun with friends while you have a night out or some down time! Registration forms went home with students. Return the forms and payment ASAP before it fills up.

It’s never too late to show some love for our Meridian Park PTSA! Consider becoming a member, if you haven’t already, or making a donation to support scholarships for clubs, skate nights, and Mariners tickets so that all of our families can have fun! You can join or donate online any time at Envelopes are available in the lobby.

From the Office: Thanks to Julie and all of our PTA friends for a wonderful culture festival Friday night. Congrats to our Global Reading teams and our Math teams for recent and upcoming events. We are working on ‘honesty’ in March. We hope to see everyone at The Lion King this Friday or Saturday. Please open the attached flyer for details. Thanks for your time this week at conferences and we look forward to seeing you. MP Elementary • One Community, Stronger Together • Celebrating 25 Years of Greatness