Meany PTSA Weekly Newsletter 5/3/2019

We hope you can get outside this weekend to enjoy the beautiful weather that May is ushering in!  Hooray for spring!

As always, there is a lot happening at Meany. It's the last weekend to catch a performance of Meany's amazing production of The Lion King Jr. 

Next week is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week and we are looking for your support. Please help us celebrate our amazing staff!

Read on for the latest Meany happenings, and please consider sharing this newsletter with incoming Meany families.  We'd love to have them subscribe to the Meany PTSA Newsletter so that they can become part of the Meany Community and see the latest news and volunteer opportunities.
 

In this issue…

  • The Lion King Jr. on the Meany Stage- Last Two Performances

  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week- May 6-10

  • Join Meany’s ASB Student Leadership Team for Next Year

  • Nominating Candidates for Next Year’s PTSA Board

  • Smarter Balanced Testing Begins Next Week

  • Info for 8th Grade Families Heading to Garfield High School

  • Integrated Schools Presents: Brown vs. Board Turns 64: Seattle’s School Segregation Story

  • Grade Level Reps

  • Upcoming Events and Meetings

Meany PTSA Weekly Newsletter 4/26/2019

Hello Meany Mountain Lion Families ~

Meany's very first musical theater production, The Lion King Jr, debuts tonight! Our students and staff have been working hard for months to bring this production to you. It will be an amazing show! 

Teacher and Staff Appreciation week is coming up in May, and we'll be looking for your support. Please help us to celebrate our amazing staff!

Read on for the latest Meany happenings, and please consider sharing this newsletter with incoming Meany families.  We'd love to have them subscribe to the Meany PTSA Newsletter so that they can become part of the Meany Community and see the latest news and volunteer opportunities.

Thank you for all that you do for Meany students, teachers, and staff. We appreciate your continued support!

In this issue…

  • The Lion King Jr.- First Performance Tonight

  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week- May 6 - 10

  • Nominating Candidates for Next Year’s PTSA Board

  • Music Auditions at Garfield High School

  • FREE Dance Class Series for Youth Ages 11-15

  • CPR Training- Great for Babysitters

  • Drop-In Sports at Miller Community Center

  • Free Cooking Classes for Teens

  • Summer Activities at Miller Community Center

  • Grade Level Reps

  • Upcoming Events and Meetings

Meany PTSA Weekly Newsletter 4/19/2019

Hello Meany Mountain Lion Families ~

There are many wonderful ways to get involved in the Meany community, and we hope you will take advantage of some of the opportunities this spring. 

Please show your support by attending our very first musical theater production, The Lion King Jr, debuting next weekend! 

8th grade families from both WMS and Meany are invited to attend 8th Grade Family Night at Meany next Wednesday. Dinner will be provided as well as raffle prizes!

We are in need of lunchroom and classroom volunteers, and a donation to the Meany Annual Fund in any amount is always appreciated. We are now able to accept matching funds from employers, so please remember to apply for a match if you are able. 

Thank you for all that you do for Meany students, teachers, and staff. We appreciate your continued support!  

In this issue:

  • The Lion King Jr. Coming to the Meany Stage

  • 8th Grade Family Night - Wed. April 24th at Meany

  • Snack Donations Needed

  • Annual Fund- Matching Gifts

  • Grade Level Reps

  • Seeking Math Class and Cafeteria Volunteers

  • Baseball Hats Needed

  • Free Babysitter Infant/Child CPR Class at Miller Community Center

  • Drop-In Sports at Miller Community Center

  • Free Cooking Class

  • Middle School Volleyball Clinics

  • Hip Hop Architecture Camp

  • Learn to Play an Instrument at Summer Jazz Prep Camp

  • Upcoming Events and Meetings

Meany PTSA Weekly Newsletter 4/5/2019

Happy Spring Break!

We hope you enjoy the week off from school and are able to take some time to relax and reboot. As the end of the third quarter approaches, we need your help to spread the word to recruit a full-time math teacher for next year. We are also looking for classroom and lunchroom volunteers, and welcome your ideas for next year’s PTSA budget.  

The Lion King will be coming to the Meany stage the last weekend of April and first weekend in May, and there are some upcoming informational sessions to help 8th graders transition to high school. 

Be sure to read on for all the latest news...

  • Global Reading Challenge

  • Baseball Hats Needed!

  • Meany PTSA Board Meeting- Wednesday, April 17th

  • Annual Fund- Matching Gifts

  • Spread the Word - Meany is Hiring for Next Year

  • Seeking Math Class Volunteers & Volunteers in the Cafeteria during 2nd Lunch

  • Improving Communication with Grade Level Reps

  • The Lion King - Coming to the Meany Middle School Stage

  • Garfield High School - Incoming 9th Grade Online Registration Help

  • Option High School Fair - Thursday, April 18th

  • 8th Grade Family Night - April 24th

  • FREE Babysitter Infant/Child CPR Training at Miller Community Center

  • Upcoming Events and Meetings

Meany PTSA Weekly Newsletter 3/29/19

Out like a lamb... 

It's hard to believe that March is already coming to an end!  There was no better way to wrap up the month than with an excellent concert on Wednesday night featuring Meany’s band ensembles — Cadet BandSenior Band, and Jazz Band — as well as Meany’s BWB Drumline. The concert was well attended by the Meany community, and all of the groups sounded fantastic! 

You'll have another opportunity to hear Meany musicians when the orchestra ensembles perform on April 2nd. Principal Oatis will be on hand with Assistant Principal Foyston to say hello and answer questions before the concert. Be sure to check it out.

In this issue…

  • “Chats with Chanda” + Meet & Greet with Assistant Principal Foyston

  • Spring Orchestra Concert - Tuesday, April 2nd

  • Girl’s Volleyball Team Wins First Match + Weekend Sports Schedule

  • Last Chance to Submit Yearbook Photos

  • Courtyard Garden Project Update

  • Annual Fund - Matching Gifts

  • Meany PTSA Recap

  • High School Information for 8th Grade Families

  • Snack Donations Requested

  • Green Plate Special - Grow, Cook, Eat!

  • Grade Level Reps

  • Upcoming Events and Meetings

Meany PTSA Weekly Newsletter 3/22/19

We've got your Friday Meany Update!  

Hope you all have enjoyed the fantastic weather this week. How nice to feel some sun and warmth after such a long and chilly winter.

Meany has some fun events coming up…the spring band and orchestra concerts, The Lion King musical, and the Meany Arts Festival (details coming soon). There are also some great opportunities for 8th grade students and families — events to help with the transition to high school. And don’t miss the latest teen programming options (many of them FREE!) at Miller Community Center, adjacent to our school.

In this issue…

  • Nominating Committee

  • Yearbook Photos Needed- Deadline March 31st

  • Annual Fund- Matching Gifts

  • Seeking Volunteer Drivers for Global Reading Challenge

  • The Lion King- Coming to the Meany Middle School Stage

  • Spring Music Concerts

  • 8th Grade Family Night- April 24th

  • Information Night and Registration Help Sessions at Garfield

  • Option High Schools with Continuous Enrollment Fair 2019

  • Miller Community Center Announcements

  • Grade Level Reps

  • Upcoming Events and Meetings
     

Meany PTSA Weekly Newsletter 3/15/19

It's beginning to look a lot like spring

The forecast is for sunny and 70 degrees next week and we hope the warmer weather will motivate everyone to take advantage of opportunities to engage with the Meany Middle School community.

Please join us for the Meany PTSA General Meeting on Thursday, March 21st. There will be lots of school updates, and we want to hear your ideas for making Meany the best it can be!

Practices begin next week for Boys Soccer and Girls Volleyball, and the following week for Track & Field. We will post the game/match/meet schedules once they are available, and we encourage everyone to come out to cheer on our teams. 

Mr. Mosgrave has been working hard getting our many talented musicians ready to perform, so be sure not to miss the upcoming Meany band and orchestra concerts. With our new bleachers in the gym this year, there is plenty of room to showcase our ensembles. Bring your family and friends.

In this issue…

  • PTSA General Meeting- Thursday, March 21

  • Annual Fund- Matching Gifts

  • Seeking a Co-Treasurer for the Meany PTSA

  • Global Reading Challenge

  • The Lion Kind- Coming to the Meany Middle School Stage

  • Register Now for Meany Track and Field

  • Meany Spring Band Concert- Wednesday, March 27

  • Meany Orchestra Concert- Tuesday, April 2

  • Reminder- Please Upload Photos for the Meany Yearbook

  • Youth Ultimate Frisbee Clinic- Sunday, March 24

  • IEP Parent Partner Volunteer Training

  • Grade Level Reps

  • Upcoming Events and Meetings
     

Meany PTSA Weekly Newsletter 2/15/2019

Briefly Getting Back to Business

Wow! What a wild couple of weeks we've had. Hopefully everyone stayed warm and dry during our very wet and snowy weather. Just when things seem to be getting back on track, it is time for February break. 

Due to the numerous snow days, many events from earlier in the week have been rescheduled to the week after the break. Please read on for updates.

Reminder: there will be no school this Monday, Feb. 18 - Friday, Feb. 22. 

Have a wonderful break!

In this issue…

  • Snowmaggedon- Are you wondering how snow days will affect the school calendar?

  • Thank You Seattle Voters - Both Levies Approved

  • National African American Parent Involvement Day at Meany- Rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26th

  • PTSA Board Meeting - Wednesday, Feb. 27th

  • Sweet Treats for Meany Teachers and Staff

  • Photos for the Meany Yearbook

  • Miller Community Center News

  • Meany Safe Crossing - Thursday, Feb. 28th

  • Grade Level Reps

  • Upcoming Events and Meetings

Meany PTSA Weekly Newsletter 2/1/2019

Hello February!

February is shaping up to be a busy month. Next week is Black Lives Matter at School Week. Please consider attending our Race and Equity Team Meeting or participating in National African American Parent Involvement Day. Spring Musical Auditions are ongoing, Coyote Central invites students to participate in their CityWorks art opportunities, and Meany Spring Sports are on the horizon. Read on to find all the ways that you and your student can get involved!

In this issue…

  • Audition for Meany’s Spring Musical

  • National African American Parent Involvement Day- February 11

  • Honor Roll Reception

  • Ultimate Frisbee Deadline is Today!

  • Meany Spring Sports Update

  • Apply to be a CityWorks Artist at Coyote Central

  • Classroom Volunteers Needed

  • Grade Level Rep Information

  • Upcoming Dates and Events

Meany PTSA Weekly Newsletter 1/25/2019

Here comes a new semester...

That's a wrap! Next Thursday our Meany students will begin an exciting new semester. The year sure is flying by! Please make note that there is no school on Wednesday, Jan. 30th, as it is a day between semesters. Read on to find information about many school happenings, community events, and opportunities to get involved.

In this issue…

  • Courtyard Garden Project Update

  • Ultimate Frisbee Sign Up Deadline- February 1st

  • Yearbook Photos Needed!

  • Looking for Classroom Volunteers

  • Nominating Committee for PTSA Board

  • Become a Better Advocate for Our Schools!

  • “Option Schools” High School Tours and Open Houses

  • Miller Community Center Track and Field

  • After School Teen Program at Miller Community Center

  • Miller Community Center Family Game Night- Feb. 8th

  • Coyote Central- Winter Session and Mid Winter Break Camps

  • Grade Level Reps

  • Upcoming Events and Meetings