April 1 – 5, 2019

Tuesday – MPPTSA Meeting, 6:30-8:00PM in the library

Wednesday – Early Release, 1:50 Dismissal

Wednesday – Read-a-Thon extension (see below)

ThursdayStop the Bleed Training, 6:30-8:00PM in the library (see below)

Watch for our April newsletter to be published soon

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Awards season is upon us! Please submit your nominees HERE for Golden Apple, Golden Acorn and Outstanding Advocate by April 14th. Winners will be recognized with a commemorative pin and a nice dinner at the Shoreline Center with winners from across the school district.

You can still submit Read-a-Thon forms to qualify for prizes! While 3/24 was the end date for eligible reading, the deadline for turning in minute-trackers and pledges has been extended until Wednesday. So, if you still have your form, send it in with your student. Thank you to everyone who supported a reader this year to make the event a success. Read On!

Stop the Bleed is a free, 1.5 hour course that teaches basic life-saving medical interventions. Space is limited to 30 participants. If you are interested, please e-mail April Ingle at

State Testing (SBA) for Grades 3-4-5-6:  Please see schedule attached and sent home this week.  It helps to limit absences for appointments.  Please check the schedule against your family calendar – thanks!

Future Events and Volunteer Opportunities

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

Volunteers Needed for a PARTY! Our school’s 25th Anniversary Party is on April 18th. Do you have an hour that day to help make it happen? If yes, contact Between 5-9PM, we are looking for 20-25 helpers with food prep, staffing food and auction tables, craft-making, decorating, set-up and clean-up. If you have a high school-aged MP graduate looking for service hours, contact Naomi at

The Shoreline Hi Cap Parent Association (SHCPA) is hosting an informal drop-in session for new and prospective parents, Tuesday, April 9, from 7:00-8:00PM at the Ridgecrest Elementary cafeteria (16516-10th Ave NE).  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. Pre ordered books are $17 and a limited number will be offered for $20 the last week of school. Cash or check only. Have photos to share from MP events, field trips, or day-to-day classroom interactions? E-mail them directly to: The photo submission deadline is April 15th for our 2018-2019 yearbook.

It’s never too late to show some love for our Meridian Park PTSA.  Consider becoming a member or making a donation at, to support all of our families getting the most out of being a Cheetah! 

From the OfficeSpirit Week was a huge success thanks to our amazing Student Council and our amazing Cheetahs. Courage is our character concept for April and it’s a great topic for family discussion. Everyone invited to be involved with PTA this Tuesday at 6:30 and we hope you will mark April 18 for Family Fun Night and MP Birthday Party.  Thank you for the gift of your family at our school.

MP State Testing 2019