Meany PTSA News 11/16/17

Gear up for the garden work party

Join us this Saturday November 18 for the garden work party at Meany Middle school. Everyone is welcome, kids too! Kids with community service requirements can log some time for participating. We'll be weeding, mulching, and prettying up the campus from 9am – 12pm rain or shine. Seattle Public Schools will be providing tools, materials, and even gloves, so just bring yourselves and weather-appropriate clothing. Sign up here.

Special Education parent group meets tonight

Calling all Special Education parents, friends, and allies: our next meeting is TONIGHT, November 16 at 6:45 pm in the Meany Cafe. We'll enjoy some pizza, hear from some of the Special Education staff, and continue to talk about the joys and challenges involved in raising special kids — and how to foster inclusivity in our diverse school culture. Please contact Lori Hiltz to RSVP or with any questions.

Support teachers with potluck dinner at conference night

Tuesday, November 21st is report card conference night. The teachers will have a break from 5 to 6pm and the PTSA will be setting up a potluck dinner for them in the teachers' lounge. Please email Lara Kreyenhagen if you would like to contribute a dish or help with set-up or clean-up. Arrangements can be made for dropping dishes off Monday evening or Tuesday morning. Let’s treat our thirty hard-working teachers to a nice dinner!

Race and Equity Team meeting today

We warmly invite you to come to our first Meany Race and Equity Team meeting TODAY, Thursday, November 16 at 4:30 pm. We are parents and teachers dedicated to eliminating opportunity gaps and creating a place where all Meany students can thrive. In our first meeting we will discuss equity at Meany, talk about our priorities and vision, and plan our first action steps. Depending on RSVPs we will meet in the conference room next to the office or the Library. Email John Benner to RSVP.

Order your Meany spirit wear

Meany spirit wear is coming! From t-shirts to polos, hoodies to hats, we've got some Meany gear for your family. Items are great for holiday gift-giving, and will be delivered by December 13th. Order forms with payment are due to the school office by November 28, so get yours in today! View the merchandise and download the order form here.

Board approves revised Meany PTSA budget

Last Thursday, the board reviewed and voted to approve the Meany PTSA 2017-18 budget. This budget revises the initial summer budget from June. A copy of the revision can be found here. Big thanks to the budget committee who met multiple times over the last two months to develop it! Please come to the November 28th PTSA general meeting to learn more, ask questions, and vote on the budget.

Annual Fund update

The Meany Annual Fund is off to a great start! With $7,500 raised so far, we're on pace to reach our goal. Let's keep up this strong momentum — we are striving for 100% participation, so please make your gift today to support Meany students, teachers, and the entire Meany community! Learn more or donate online here.