MP Update for the Week of 5/6

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! See below for ways you can participate.

Monday – Lost & Found available in the MP hallways

Tuesday – MP PTSA meeting, 6:30-8:00 PM in the MP library

Wednesday – Early Release Day, 1:50Dismissal

Wednesday – Shoreline Special Needs PTSA general membership meeting, 7:00-8:30PM at Edwin Pratt ELC

Thursday – Shoreline Public Schools Community Connections Presentation: Early Learning Programs, 7:00-8:00PM at Shoreline Center (see below)

Friday – SPS Community Connections Presentation, 10:00-11:00 AM

Friday – Last day to collect Lost & Found items before they are donated

REMINDER: State Testing (SBA) for Grades 3-4-5-6 will continue through May.  Please see the schedule attached and check it against your family’s calendar. Thank you for limiting  absences for appointments on dates that affect your student(s)!  MP State Testing 2019

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and there are lots of ways to participate:

-Write a note, thanking your favorite teachers and staff. A simple fill-in-the-blank note is available HERE, or you can write/draw something of your own. Drop your notes in the mailbox in the lobby. All notes will be delivered by Friday, May 10th. 

-Donate items or volunteer for our PTSA sponsored Breakfast Burrito Buffet on May 7th! Sign-ups areHERE

-Donate items for our teacher/staff Gift Basket Giveaway. Sign-ups areHERE (or donate a basket of your own!)

-Take a moment to just say thank you to our incredible teachers and staff!

You are invited to our next MPPTSA meeting on Tuesday, May 7th, from 6:00-8:00PM in the MP library. We will discuss general business, next year’s budget, and hear report-outs from our teachers and administrators. Free childcare is provided by the YMCA. Please join us! Attending a meeting is a great way to learn if you’d like to volunteer to be on the PTSA board. You just might be the fit for our co-treasure (which can be done mostly from home), event planning (one, some, or all!), or even the visionary co-president to compliment our incoming president. Check out a meeting or contact to learn more about ways you can share your passion and interests through leadership!

You are invited to the Shoreline Special Needs PTSA’s general membership meeting on Wednesday, May 8th, from 7:00-9:00PM at the Edwin Pratt Early Childhood Center (1900 N 170th St, Shoreline 98133). See this beautiful space, learn about next year’s budget, and help celebrate their Outstanding Educator, Grants Program, and many successes of this school year!

You are invited to the last of the District’sCommunity Connections presentationseries of this school year, to learn about our Early Learning programs. The same information will be presented on Thursday, May 9th, at 7:00PM OR on Friday, May 10th, at 10 am in the Shoreline Center Boardroom (18560 1st Ave. NE). Director of Early Learning Hillery Clark and Children’s Center Director Kelly Davidson will share information about the variety of Early Learning programs and supports in Shoreline Public Schools. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of each presentation.

Future Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Friday, May 17th: Movie Night at MP, concessions for sale to support 6th Grade Camp

Thursday, May 23rd: 2nd & 4th grade music performance

Thursday, May 23rd: Arts Festival

Sunday, May 25th: MP Night at the Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix Mercury; 12:30pm at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. Home opener with Championship Ring Ceremony (2018 season)! $5 of each ticket sold will go to Meridian Park PTSA for fundraising. Tickets start at $20. To purchase tickets visit: sales only. Link expires 24 hours prior to game date)

Contact Rebekah Patten for further details at 206-272-2575

Monday, May 27th: Memorial Day, no school

Saturday, June 1st: STEM Night at Shoreline Community College

Saturday, June 1st: MP Night, Seattle Mariners game 7:10pm. Normal View Reserved tickets are $26, but our ticket price is $18 per person–of which $4 will go to the PTSA! So, look for the order form to come home with your student soon, and plan to bring your family and friends! Order forms and checks are due Friday, May 17th; tickets will be sent home after May 23rd.

Tuesday, June 3rd: MPPTSA meeting

Monday, June 10th: End-of-year concert for Instrumental

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

From the Office:  We are working on being positive in May. Congrats to our sixth graders and families for Camp Orkila this week. Thanks sixth grade families for fundraising and lots of support. Thank you to our amazing teachers who care so much and teach so hard to make a difference in our students. MP Teachers Rock!  See you soon!