Meany PTSA Weekly Newsletter 4/19/2019

The Lion King Jr....coming to the Meany Stage!

Meany Middle School's production, The Lion King Jr. opens on Friday, April 26 at 7:00 pm, with 6 performances over two weekends on the Meany Stage! 

Please come out to support the Stage Club. They’ve been working really hard and it will be a great show! Admission is a suggested donation of only $5 and the show runs 45 minutes. Don’t miss it!

The performance dates are
Friday 4/26 at 7:00 pm
Saturday 4/27 at 7:00 pm
Sunday 4/28 at 2:00 pm
Thursday 5/2 at 7:00 pm
Friday 5/3 at 7:00 pm
Saturday 5/4, 2:00 pm

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

Meany and Washington Middle Schools are proud to team up again this year for an 8th grade Family Night on Wednesday April 24th from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Meany Middle School Cafeteria. FREE catered dinner and FREE childcare, plus RAFFLE PRIZES!  

8th Grade Family Night Flyer

Staff and student representatives from Garfield, NOVA, Franklin and Cleveland High School as well as athletics, clubs, ASB and other organizations will make up the panel to answer all of your questions. 

Community organizations will also be present, including Coyote Central, Therapeutic Health Services, Atlantic Street Center, Treehouse, Country Doctor and many more! 

We can't wait to see you and help you and your student with the transition to high school!

Snack Donations Needed

Mr. Fields, our Family Advocate at Meany, has requested donations of low sugar/healthy snacks to provide to our Meany students who may be experiencing hunger during the school day.   

He has requested items like, granola bars, fruit snacks, single serve crackers/pretzels, assorted chips, trail mix, low sugar drink boxes/pouches, and frozen breakfast sandwiches (we have space in the school freezer to store these).  

Donations can be dropped off in the school office labeled "PTSA/Mr. Fields". Please contact Jen Emrich with any questions.

Annual Fund - Matching Gifts

Thank you to those of you who have reached out to your employers for matching funds for your donations to the Meany PTSA. We have had several matching checks come in recently which is really exciting! 

If your employer offers a matching gift program, your generous contributions to the Meany PTSA Annual Fund — from this school year and from last school year — are eligible for matching. This is an easy way to multiply the impact of your philanthropic giving, and we hope you will take this additional step to help our school community.

To nominate Meany Middle School PTSA, you will need the following information: EIN: 821238675; Mailing Address: 301 21st Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Questions? Please contact

Donate to the Annual Fund


Grade Level Reps

Do you have a school related question or concern? In an effort to improve communication within the Meany school and family community this year, the PTSA has appointed a parent from each grade at the school to be a point person. Our three parent Grade Level Reps this year are also on Meany’s BLT (Building Leadership Team). 

Please feel free to reach out to them with any questions or concerns and they will do their best to help find the answers that you need! Grade Level Reps will receive comments or questions and either provide or direct parents to answers or pass on concerns to school administrators. 

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

Seeking Math Class Volunteers + Volunteers in Cafeteria During 2nd Lunch

Do you have an hour or two to spare once a week? There are many teachers who have requested help from volunteers in their classrooms during the school day. We have been able to match up several parents in volunteer slots, but we have many more requests than volunteers so far. 

Our highest priority needs right now are the following:

1. Volunteers with math skills to work with students in math classes (8th Grade Math, Algebra I and Geometry). Our long-term substitute for those classes, Mr. Chadha/Singh, would welcome help working with students in the classroom in small groups and individually. If you are available to help, we can work around your schedule!

2. Volunteers to help in the Cafeteria during our largest lunch period — 2nd Lunch (7th/8th grade), at 12:15 pm (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays) and at 11:27 am on Wednesdays.

If you are interested in either of these options or other volunteer opportunities (Library, ELL, World Languages, Special Ed classes, etc.) please contact PTSA coordinators Angela Sorkin and/or Jean Hua. They will work to match you up with a classroom in need. 

Note: All on-campus volunteers must complete a Seattle Public Schools short online in-school volunteer training and background check. 

Visit the SPS Volunteering page to learn more and complete the training. 

Baseball Hats Needed

The Stage Club is collecting baseball hats. These work great to make headpieces for our actors, and we'd like to have a bunch of many different colors in stock. Please send those old hats overwhelming your closets to school to give to Mr. Finney. Thank you!

FREE Babysitter Infant/Child CPR Class at Miller Community Center

Is your student an aspiring babysitter? Miller Community Center is offering a free CPR class for middle school students on Wednesday, May 1st from 4:00-6:00 pm. A participatory CPR card acknowledging that the student has participated in the training session is issued in the class. 

CPR Training Flyer

Registration is limited. Pre-registration is recommended (they can take up to 20 students). Call 206-684-4753 or email 

Drop-In Sports at Miller Community Center

• Basketball, Wednesdays 2:30-4:30pm, All Ages, FREE

• Basketball, Fridays 2:30-5:45pm, All Ages, FREE

• Additional activities/days/times are posted on Miller's Facebook page on Mondays.

Note: Miller CC will be closed May 18th through May 26th while the floors are resurfaced.

Middle School Volleyball Clinics

Interested in learning or improving your volleyball skills? Cascade Volleyball Club is offering Middle School Beginner/Advanced-Beginner volleyball clinics this spring. 

Location:  North Seattle Church
Dates:  April 18, 25,  May 2, 9, 16, 23
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost:  $210 for 6 weeks*

*Pay/Week available for $35/week.

Contact with any questions.
Learn more: Cascade Volleyball Club website

FREE Cooking Class

Miller Community Center is offering a free cooking class for middle school students in May. Registration is open, via phone 206-684-4753 or email
Only 6 spots left! See flyer for details. 

Summer Activities at Miller Community Center

• Summer camp registration has officially opened, and this year there are additional camps specifically for teens! Some great Specialty Camps to be aware of: Cooking Camps, Racket Sports, Comic Book Camps, Tech KnowHow and Java, Parkour, and Mad Science camps.

• Reminder that 2019-2020 Scholarships are now available. Now is the time to start the application process.

• NEW: Teen Drop-In times! We will have a dedicated space for teens 1-4pm Monday through Friday this summer for free drop-in.

Hip Hop Architecture Camp

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is a FREE one-week intensive camp for 5th–8th grade students, using Hip Hop culture as a catalyst to introduce under-represented youth to architecture and design. Participants will explore Hip Hop as a revolutionary approach to understanding, conceiving, & generating architecture for a just city.

During the camp, students will participate in an architectural design competition & a rap battle for awesome prizes including Beats by Dre headphones. Camp concludes with the production of a music video featuring camp participants & reception showcasing student Hip Hop Architecture design concepts. 

Hip Hop Architecture Camp Flyer

Camp Details: August 12-16 / University of Washington / 9:00am-2:00pm / FREE
Deadline for applying: April 30th 
Apply to attend: here 

Learn to play an instrument at Summer Jazz Prep Camp!

No experience required. Open to students going into grades 4-8. At the Summer Jazz Prep Camp you will pick your instrument, begin reading music and learn to play songs in a beginning band. At the end of camp you'll be invited to keep learning in the after-school Jazz Prep Ensembles, which start Fall 2019.

Every student gets: a free JazzED t-shirt and an instrument to use at camp. Pick from Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, or Upright Bass.

Thursday, June 27 - Wednesday, July 3
Sliding scale tuition - We are committed to this program being financially accessible for ALL families. You select the tuition amount that works for you. 

*Dates have changed as we work to align with school district snow make-up days. We know SPS students will have to miss the first day of camp - this is okay! We’ll catch you up on day two.  

Morning session: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (suggested grades 4-5)
Afternoon session: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (suggested grades 6-8)   

Rainier Prep, 10211 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98168 

Learn more: Summer Jazz Prep Camp website
Register for camp here.

Upcoming Events and Meetings:

8th Grade Family Night / High School Info
Wednesday, April 24
5:30-7:30 pm in the Cafeteria

Spring Musical - The Lion King Jr.
6 Performances - Meany Stage/Cafeteria:
Friday, April 26 - 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 27 - 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 28 - 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 2 - 7:00 pm
Friday, May 3 - 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 4 - 2:00 pm

Meany Race & Equity Team Meeting
Monday, April 29
6:30-7:30 pm in the library

Meany PTSA Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 14
7:00-8:30 pm in the library

Meany PTSA General Meeting
(Elect new officers + vote on budget for next year)
Thursday, May 23
7:00-8:30 pm in the library

Meany Art Festival
Friday, May 31st 
SAVE THE DATE - more details coming soon!