Week of September 16

MP Update for September 16

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Monday – Kindergarten Assembly 2:30 pm in the cafeteria

Wednesday – Early Release, 1:50 Dismissal

Friday – Art Docent Orientation (see below)

Wednesday is early release at 1:50 pm. Please plan ahead! 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!

September 24—Curriculum Night at 5:15 or 6:00; families choose to attend one or both sessions based on number of children and schedule

September 27—Move-A-Thon!  All invited. This year’s event will feature walking, running, and dancing. Donation envelopes and event details will be sent home this week.  Adult volunteers are needed – please watch for information on how to volunteer or simply show up before 2 pm to help us out. 

Monday, September 23:    Information meeting for any student wishing to apply for the Student Council Executive Committee and run for office, open to grades 4-5-6; 12:30 PM in room 206.  Fourth graders bring their lunch and eat during the meeting. Executive Council Applications due Wednesday, October 2 by end of the school day to room 206.

ART DOCENT ORIENTATION: consider joining our parent volunteer art enrichment team whose aim is to provide 3 art projects to each classroom during school days. Our 2 Fall Orientation opportunities are Friday 9/20 9:15 am & Tuesday 10/1 7:00PM, both in our NEW ART CLASSROOM, Room 201, just up the hall from the Teacher/staff lounge. 

School Bus Transportation Thank you for all of your patience and flexibility as the school year gets underway. During the first weeks of school, students may only ride on bus routes to which they are assigned. Once student ridership per route is confirmed, the process for riding a different route or riding a route under special circumstances (such as early release) is as follows:

Parent/guardian, contact dispatch to find out if there is room on a particular route to accommodate your number of students on a particular day

If yes, please write a note to the school office giving your student(s) permission to ride a specific route on a specific day

The office will provide your student(s) with a bus pass. Students who are not assigned to a route will not be allowed to board without a bus pass.

Thank you for your understanding in these early weeks!

Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Picture Days are October 1 and 2 – please watch for more info to be sent home soon.

Tuesday 9/24, Math Club parent information meeting, 6:45 PM in the library after curriculum night

Wednesday 9/25, the MPPTSA is looking for Cheetahs to help with a special video project, from 1:55-3:30PM, in the music teacher Ms. Anderson’s room. Snack will be provided. Come ready to sing and smile! Please let Naomi Hillyard at naomihillyard@gmail.com or (206) 355-7365 know if your student can help us out. Plan for a prompt 3:30PM pickup, please.

Mark the 4th Friday of every month for Student Council Sponsored MP Spirit Days! Details to come after this year’s officers are elected.

Monday 9/30, “How to be a Powerful Advocate for Your Gifted Student,” presented by Marcia Holland

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

Fill out the volunteer survey HERE to be notified of opportunities that interest you.

Bring your box tops! Drop them off any time in the box in the school’s main lobby.

Bring your paper bags! The Art Docent Team is currently seeking 750+ folded PAPER GROCERY BAGS to re-purpose as Student Art Portfolios for the year.

Link your Fred Meyer card HERE. [PTSA #TY486] 

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

From the Office    Congratulations KG Cheetahs on a great week and all Cheetahs for awesome assemblies. Respect is our learning community theme for September; please talk about at home. Cheetahs who are respectful of learning time learn more! Remember:  Move-A-Thon on Sept 27 at 2 pm—we hope to see you there.  Thank you for our partnership and your support.  – David, Derek, and Staff

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