Husky Connection April 9th-13th

Husky Connection for April 9th-13th

Here is a look at what is happening this week:

 

Marathon! We need helpers on the track to help the kids keep count of their laps. We will be running every Monday, Wednesday & Friday through the end of April – so there are MANY opportunities for you to help.  Please sign up for a shift here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4fada922abfa7-2018 

April 10th: PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m, Library

April 12th: Student of the Month Assembly, 9:30 a.m

April 13th: Popcorn Friday, 50 cents per bag

April 13th: PTA STEM event Join us for a fun time working with Bricks 4 Kidz on a STEM Lego project. 

We have two sessions:  6 – 7 pm and 7:15 – 8:15 pm.  Cost is just $5 for a pair – parent & child or two kids!  This price includes a snack and a Lego figurine to take home.  Space is limited to 50 pairs per session, so please sign up here to reserve your spot:  www.cheptabricks.eventbrite.com The $5.00 fee will be collected at the door the night of the event. 

Looking ahead:

April 17th: McTeacher Night at McDonalds at the Crossings in Federal Way. Join us from 5- 7 p.m to see your teachers taking your order, making fries, delivering your food, and more!  

April 19th: 5th Grade Field Trip to the Symphony, 10:00-1:30 PM

April 20th: Egg Drop Day! More info will be sent home soon!

April 23rd: Pacific Science Center comes to us! A “Math Blast” event.

April 24th: 4th Grade Field Trip to Pioneer Farms, 9:30-1:30 PM

April 26th: Kindergarten Field Trip to the Theater 10:00-1:00 PM

 

April 23-27 Spring Book Fair. We are in need of volunteers to help us set up, sell books & help kids select the “Just right” book for them. This book fair is held during the school day from April 23 – 27, with setup on Friday, April 20th. Please sign up here to help out!  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4fada922abfa7-spring1

For your information:

School Safety:  Interested in becoming more involved with this topic, and exploring ways how parents can work together to improve safety/building access/emergency planning?  Join other parents in the newly formed CHE Parent Advisory Group (PAG).  The PAG represents a friendly, welcome and open forum between parents to discuss issues that affect our school.  For more information, please email chepag98422@gmail.com.

Visitor or Volunteers: Please remember to sign in at the office for your volunteer badge or sticker. If you are not wearing one, you will be asked to return to the office.

Free Book Resource: Staff and students have donated books for student use. The books are located in the lower area of our building as you enter the 3-5th grade hall, near the elevator. We encourage you to select a few books and also leave a few! Please enjoy our little library.

Community:

The NE Tacoma Healthy Kids Coalition needs volunteers in April and May to pack and deliver food for students at our local schools. Use this link to sign up to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/5080545aaae2da1ff2-food  Volunteers must arrive by 4 pm on packing day – after that time the doors will be closed while the volunteers are busy packing food!  Please remember to add the date to your calendar and be sure to let us know if you can’t make it by emailing nethealthykidscoalition@gmail.com so we can fill any empty volunteers slots. You can visit the Coalition’s Amazon Wish List:(  https://smile.amazon.com/hz /wishlist/ls/23PP0WSJDAMJI/ref =cm_go_nav_hz  ) and have food shipped directly to Browns Point Elementary or drop donations off in the bin in any of the participating school lobbies.

In honor of Earth Day, Meeker Middle School is sponsoring a METAL ONLY drive. April 20th through April 28th there will be a Schnitzer Steel METAL ONLY recycling bin in the North Parking Lot off of 45th Street NE. The bin will be open during daylight hours for metal drop. Proceeds from this effort are used to assist any student to obtain needed school uniform items as well as many school supplies. Schnitzer Steel has been a partner with Meeker for several years and supported our students in many ways. We ask that all refrigerants are out of the scraps as well as PCB- small capacitors and Mercury Switches. If you are unsure please ask the volunteer at the site. Remember please, metal only (metal cans, bicycles, appliances, car parts, fencing, barbeques, chairs, tools, shelving, etc.) Questions call the Meeker front office at 253-571-6500.

Register your 3 or 4 year old child for Preschool through Tacoma Public Schools. Apply online at TacomaSchools.org/Early-Learning. There are more than 30 locations! The closest in our area is at N.E Tacoma Elementary.

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