MP Update for April 8-12, 2019

One Community • Stronger Together • Celebrating 25 Years of Greatness

Tuesday – Highly Capable Program information session, 7:00-8:00PM at Ridgecrest (see below)

Wednesday – Early Release Day, 1:50 Dismissal

Wednesday – Domino’s Camp Fundraiser (see below)

ThursdayHighly Capable Program Open House, 2:00-3:00PM at Meridian Park (see below)

FridayShoreline School District 75th Anniv. “Birthday” Party, 6:00-8:00PM at SCC (see below)

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State Testing (SBA) for Grades 3-4-5-6:  Please see schedule attached and sent home last week.  It helps to limit absences for appointments.  Testing dates are spread across April, May and June. Please check the schedule against your family calendar – thanks! MP State Testing 2019 

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

A big THANK YOU to all of the families who participated in this year’s Read-a-Thon. Together, we read over 230,000 minutes (That’s 3,834 hours…or 160 days…or 638 school days)! Congratulations to Velvet Wu for the winning t-shirt design, and Clarisse Song for the winning bookmark design. Prizes will start to come home with students late this week and into early next week. A more detailed run-down of this year’s event will be featured in the April Cheetah Chatter. Until next year, Read On.

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: 

Feed the family and help Raise Some Dough for camp! Domino’s Pizza will donate 15% of ALL proceeds from each of two stores on April 10th from 4-7PM. So spread the news to local family and friends, and skip the cooking on Wednesday. All funds raised will go toward lowering the cost of camp for 6th grade families next school year.

Participating locations:  Shoreline – 20030 Ballinger Way, 98155 (206)365-6011 | Broadview – 302 N 125th St, 98133 (206)363-3911 | Order online (even in advance) HERE.

Meridian Park is hosting a Highly Capable Open House on Thursday, April 11th, from 2:00-3:00 PM. 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!

To celebrate 75 incredible years of teaching, learning and community support, District staff invite you to attend a “birthday” party on Friday, April 12th, from 6-8PM,  with a 5-6pm Early Open for special needs and other families who would like a lower-stimulation experience of all the fun. A Recharge Room hosted by the Shoreline Special Needs PTSA will be offered throughout the event . See you in the Shoreline Room, 18560 1st Ave NE! More info HERE.

Future Events and Volunteer Opportunities

There are two fun volunteer opportunities coming up fast! Even an hour helps make these events a success for our entire MP community:

Spring Book Fair. Please contact Jenny Hillger, MP librarian, at or 206-393-4125 if you can assist for any time on Wed. April 17 [8:30AM-1:15PM], Thurs. April 18 [8:30AM-7:30PM], or Fri. April 18 [8:30AM-2:00PM].

Spring Family Fun Night and 25th Birthday Party. You can volunteer and still enjoy all the festivities! Please contact Katie Johnson at if you can assist any time between 4-8:30PM on Thurs. April 18. There are opportunities to decorate, set up, prep salad, sell raffle tickets, monitor auction tables, serve mac’n’cheese, help with crafts, help with Square payments, and clean up (yay!). If you would like to enter the mac’n’cheese BAKE OFF, contact You won’t want to miss this!

Interested in a sneak peek at this year’s exciting auction items? Click HERE  to see,  and check back often as we add more items!

YEARBOOK pre-order forms are due by May 3rd. Pre ordered books are $17. A limited number will be offered for $20 the last week of school. Cash or check only. Have photos to share? E-mail them directly to: Submission deadline: April 15th for our 2018-2019 yearbook.

Free meals for kids and teens will be available at the following locations and times, on weekdays from July 8-August 2, 2019. Anyone age 18 or under can join us for free:

Meridian Park Elementary | 10:45AM-11:30AM

17077 Meridian Ave N

Shoreline 98133

Shorecrest High School | 12-12:30PM

15343 25th Ave NE

Shoreline, 98155

It’s never too late to become a member of our Meridian Park PTSA or make a donation to support our entire Cheetah community at

From the Office:  We had a great first week of April with our Cheetahs learning and growing.  Thanks to our PTA Board and Members for your positive energy and support of our school. We are learning and practicing leadership and what leaders say and do this month; please talk about at home.  Please also mark your calendars for Family Fun Night and our 25th Birthday Party on April 18. Every family is invited and welcome.  Thank you for your family and our partnership.  – MP Staff