MP Update for the Week of 3/25/19

It’s Spirit Week! See below for the Spirit Week Activities happening every day.

03/25 Monday – Spirit Skits at lunches; K-2nd grade Student Store order forms distributed

03/27 Wednesday – Early Release Day, 1:50 Dismissal

03/27 Wednesday – Student Store open during 3rd-6th grade lunches

03/28 Thursday – Book Character Day; K-2 Student Store order forms due

03/29 Friday – Last day to turn in Read-a-Thon minute trackers and pledges

03/29 Friday – Cheetah Swag Day

As a courtesy to our safety patrol and others, please no idling during parent pick-up and drop off. If you need to wait, please shut off your engine. Thank you!

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Do you have old MP Cheetah gear you can donate and upcycle? If your family has items you’ve outgrown, consider donating them ahead of our Swag Day. Please turn items in by Wednesday, March 27th, to either the front office or Mrs. Norton. Go Cheetahs!

Students in grades K-2 can access the Student Store order form HERE. The prices listed are the same for students in grades 3-6, who will be able to purchase items at lunches on Wednesday.

Read-a-Thon minute trackers and pledges are due by Friday, March 29th. Only minutes and pledges received by Friday will count toward prizes. Thank you, families, for reading and encouraging reading. Until next year, Read On!

Future Events and Volunteer Opportunities

The Shoreline Hi Cap Parent Association (SHCPA) will be hosting an informal drop-in session for new and prospective parents on Tuesday, April 9, from 7:00-8:00PM at the Ridgecrest Elementary cafeteria (16516-10th Ave NE). This will be an excellent opportunity for prospective parents to ask questions of and to meet current Hi Cap parents from both our magnet schools and neighborhood schools. Please stop by! Questions? Contact us at:

Meridian Park is hosting a Highly Capable Open House on Thursday, April 11th, from 2:00-3:00PM. Join us for a tour, a parent/staff meet & greet, and an opportunity for Q & A. Enter through the Meridian Park main entrance, under the clock. Parents and students are invited, no sign-up required. We hope to see you!

YEARBOOK pre-order forms are due by May 3rd. Books will be sold during the last week of school, but supplies will be limited. Last year we sold out! Pre ordered books are $17 and will be $20 the last week of school. Cash or check only. Do you have any photos to share? We’re still looking for memorable moments from MP events, field trips, or day-to-day classroom interactions. You can email it directly to: The photo submission deadline is April 15th for our 2018-2019 yearbook.

Volunteers Needed for the Spring Book Fair. 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.

Wednesday, April 17: 8:30 – 10:30 | 10:15 – 12:15 | 12:00 – 1:15PM

Thursday, April 18: 8:30 – 10:30 | 10:15 – 12:15 | 12:00 – 2:00PM | 2:00 – 4:00 | 5:00 – 6:30 | 5:30 – 7:00 | 6:00 – 7:30 | 6:30 – 7:30

Friday, April 19: 8:30 – 10:30 | 10:15 – 12:15PM | 12:00 – 2:00

It’s a PARTY! Our school’s 25th Anniversary Party is coming up on April 18th, and you won’t want to miss it. Food, karaoke, entertainment, and incredible auction items. Have an experience, service, timeshare, or other item to donate? Contact Save the date, and plan to celebrate with the whole community!

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 all of our families getting the most out of being a Cheetah! You can join or donate online any time at Envelopes are available in the lobby.

From the Office: We had two great events this past week with an Author Assembly on Tuesday and Science Day/Night on Thursday. Thanks to many staff and families who were involved. Congrats fourth grade families on a super successful Parent Night Out camp fundraiser on Friday! Thank you Whitney and Art Docents for all your hard work recently to catch up from snow break and bring art experiences into our school. Spirit Week will be super fun and we appreciate our amazing Student Council for all the planning and activities. It is Pawsitively Fantastic to be a Cheetah. See you soon – MP Staff • One Community Stronger Together • Celebrating 25 Years of Greatness