Week of September 9

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Monday – First day for Kindergarten classes + Tea & Tissues @ 9:05 and 12:40 (see below)

Tuesday –  PTSA meeting, 6:30PM in MP library – all invited, free childcare provided

Wednesday – Early Release Day, 1:50 Dismissal

Thursday – Grade 1-6 welcome back assembly, 9:30 AM (see below); Kindergarten assembly is Sept 16 at 2:30

Thursday – Fifth Grade Parent Camp Orkila meeting

September 24 is Open House at 5:15 and 6:00:  please plan to attend!

Monday is the first day of school for Kindergartners! After students enter classrooms, the Meridian Park PTSA and Derek Dalasta, Kindergarten Administrator, invite all parents, grandparents, and/or guardians to meet outside the main entrance of the school for a community gathering to celebrate your child(ren)’s first day of school. We will have tea to drink, tissues to wipe away any tears of joy, time to get to know each other, and a short message to join our community together and celebrate the start of the school year.

You are invited to attend the first MP PTSA meeting of the year on Tuesday at 6:30-8:00PM in the Meridian Park library. Hear updates from school administrators and learn about some of what your PTSA has planned for the year. Free childcare is provided on site!

This Wednesday is the first early release of the school year. As a reminder, the release time is 1:50 P.M. You can learn more about early release Wednesdays, the dates they are on and how the time will be used by staff to support higher levels of student success HERE!

Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities

  • Tuesday, 9/24 Curriculum Night
  • Friday, 9/27 ASB Move-A-Thon; watch for donation envelopes and event details to come home the week of 9/18.
  • Mark the 4th Friday of every month for Student Council Sponsored MP Spirit Days! Details to come after this year’s officers are elected.

SEEKING ART DOCENTS: Our Volunteer-led Art Enrichment program is seeking NEW and returning Art Docents for weekday project support this school year. The Art Docent parent-volunteer team aims to bring three interactive art lessons to all MP classrooms & supports the MP Spring Art Fest  with an “Art walk” of student projects.  If interested, please attend an initial Orientation (Fri 9/20, 9:15am or Tues 10/1, 7pm) then meet quarterly (select Fridays 9:15am) to explore the materials and methods of the next school-wide project.  Volunteer for your child(ren)’s classroom or beyond! You can lead or support (or both). Please contact: Art Docent co-leads Whitney Hardie @ whitneyhardie@gmail.com(Registration/Orientation) & Tauryn Beeman @ t.travels@hotmail.com (Scheduling).

PAPER BAGS NEEDED: Our Art Docent Team is currently collecting folded PAPER GROCERY BAGS to re-purpose as Student Art Portfolios (1 ea) for the year. That’s 750+ needed! Please consider contributing yours at our collection box in the main lobby (near box tops), or in the PTSA supply closet (left side) or bring to Curriculum night 9/24. Thanks! 

Support our Meridian Park PTSA! MPPTSA helps provide access to programs, events, clubs, and so much more. Please send in your yellow membership envelope today or register online HERE.

Have a business you want to promote? Want to support the MPPTSA? Contact Naomi Hillyard at naomihillyard@gmail.com to connect and find out how you can support Meridian Park. 

From the Office:  Welcome Kindergarten Class of 2032 starting this week and congrats on family connection conferences!  Thanks to all Cheetahs, families, and staff for a very smooth first week for grades 1-6.  This month we learn, celebrate, and practice ‘respect’ – it’s the little things that count.  Please talk about respect at home. We appreciate patience in the parking lot and on time drop-offs (9 am) and pick-ups (3:30 pm). It will be extra crowded this week but we can do it Cheetahs with everyone working together as a team!  Please plan ahead for early release at 1:50 pm on Wednesday – thanks.  Thanks for your support and partnership.  Don’t forget PTSA on Tuesday!  We are one community, stronger together!  Go Cheetahs!