Meany PTSA Weekly Newsletter 2/15/2019

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

Please read: How District Determines Snow Make Up Days
 

Thank You Seattle Voters! Both Levies Approved

Read all about it here
 

NAAPID at Meany - Rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 26

Parent/guardians/aunties and uncles of African/African American students are invited to Meany Middle School on Tuesday, February 26 from 8:00-11:00 am for National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID).  

Come meet & greet students before school, hall passing, and visit classrooms. There will also be a special performance by Meany's BWB Drumline! Light refreshments served. Here is the schedule for that morning:

8:00 am  Greet and talk to students (outside foyer) 
8:35 am  High-five students on their way to classes 
8:50 am  Parents meet with coffee (provided by the PTSA) + refreshments in lunchroom. 
9:20-11:00 am  Visit your child’s classroom.

Please contact Brenda Carr-Nelson or Denise Holmes with any questions. Here is a flyer for the event. 
 

PTSA Board Meeting - Wednesday, Feb. 27

We are holding our next PTSA board meeting at an earlier time (6:00-7:30 pm in the library) to make it easier for Meany teachers and staff to attend. We also welcome any parents/caregivers or students who would like to get involved with the Meany PTSA to come to the meeting. We are in the early stages of forming a nominating committee for next year's board. If you would like to learn more, please join us! 

Have questions? Contact Meany PTSA
 

Sweet Treats for Meany Teachers and Staff -Thursday, Feb. 28

Let’s show our Meany Middle School teachers and staff some love with morning bagels/spreads & fruit and afternoon treats. Here is a link to sign up. Please contact PTSA staff appreciation coordinator, Anna Finkenzeller, if you have any questions.  
 

Photos for the Meany Yearbook

The yearbook club is looking for pictures of all-school events and sports games and practices. There is an hjeshare app that allows you to upload them quickly from your phone, or you can upload them to https://www.hjeshare.com. Use school code 7181 for Meany. 
 

Miller Community Center News

Hello Meany Middle School Families! Here is our February Teen Program Calendar. Please note that with Mid-Winter break this month, there are some differences in the normal activity days. Even though there is no scheduled teen programing, the teen room is still open during the normal drop-in times.

For our Teen Program Fun Wednesdays, we will be having Parkour beginning in March! Only registered Teen Program participants are eligible. Sign-ups will be discussed in our March Teen Council meeting. 

Summer camp registration has officially opened, and this year there are additional camps specifically for teens! Here is the brochure. Some great Specialty Camps to be aware of: Teen Chef CampTech KnowHow and JavaParkour, and the Mad Science camps. 

2019-2020 Scholarships are now available. For summer SAC camp, these are on a first-come, first served basis as funds are available so now is the time to start the application process. Here are details/instructions about scholarships and the scholarship application.
 

Meany Safe Crossing - Thursday, Feb. 28

Meany Families and Neighbors -- Are you interested in enhancing drivers' awareness of pedestrian safety and helping our kids get to and from school safely? The City’s Vision Zero initiative (aimed at ending traffic deaths and making streets safer for everyone) would like to collaborate with the neighborhood in doing just this.

The plan is to take to the streets on Thursday, February 28 at the crossing at 21st and Thomas. We’ll stage a crosswalk action during the morning commute – we’ll just be crossing the street (over and over!), helping kids cross, raising visibility via lights, signage, and other creative methods (there might be a chicken suit involved). SDOT is providing blinking lights that can be distributed to the kids. The hope is to remind people driving to take extra care and watch out for pedestrians, as well as teaching kids (and adults) to beware of distracted drivers and to safely cross the street.

Anyone is welcome to join us for whatever time window works for you. If there is enough interest we may spread out to other crossings as well. Want to participate? Please contact Tina Schwennicke.

Hope to see you there!
 

Grade Level Reps

Do you have a school-related question or concern, but you’re not sure who to ask? Contact your Grade Level Rep and they will do their best to help find the answers that you need! 

6th Grade Rep: Sage McCotter 
7th Grade Rep: Andy Jensen 
8th Grade Rep: Jennifer Marquardt 
 

Upcoming Events and Meetings:

Feb. 16 - 24
NO SCHOOL - Mid-winter Break

Feb. 25 (Monday) - rescheduled date due to snow
Meany Race & Equity Team Meeting
6:30 - 7:30 pm in the library

Feb. 26 (Tuesday) - rescheduled date due to snow
NAAPID @ Meany Middle School
National African American Parent Involvement Day
8:00 - 11:00 am
See the flyer here.

Feb. 27 (Wednesday) - rescheduled date due to snow
Meany PTSA Board Meeting
6:00 - 7:30 pm in the library

Feb. 28 (Thursday) 
Treats for Teachers/Staff 
Sign up here.

Feb. 28 (Thursday) 
Meany Safe Crossing - crosswalk action at 21st and Thomas
during the morning commute