Meany PTSA Newsletter 5/24/2019

Meany Art Festival - Friday, May 31

Meany Middle School families and friends, please join us at school on Friday evening, May 31st from 5:00-8:00 pm for the Meany Art Festival! 

The PTSA is working with Meany’s Art teacher, Mr. Richardson, to put together this fun event next Friday which will showcase some amazing artwork produced by Meany students this year. Last year Meany held a similar event at Optimism Brewery (photos here), but this year we are excited to be able to hold the event at our school and have both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork on display.  We have secured a large grill and will be serving hot dogs, burgers and veggie burgers with chips and a drink for $5.

We need volunteers to hang/display art on the day of the event and also folks to sign up for shifts for the grill and cashier station. Questions? Contact Meghan Dort
 

Free Tickets to a Seattle Storm WNBA Game

Sign-up forms are available in the main office for free tickets to a Seattle Stormgame on Sunday, June 23rd at 4:00 pm

Where: Alaska Airlines Arena (U of W Stadium) 3870 Montlake Blvd. NE, Seattle, WA 98105 
**NOTE: You must get there on your own**

Who: YOU, and your family! Please indicate how many tickets you need on your form. 

Please return the form to the main office at school by Friday, June 5th. Questions? Contact Ms. Baker.
 

Order Your Meany Middle School Yearbook

Paper order forms are available in the main office, or you may order the yearbook online through your parent Source account with SchoolPay. 

Order now through June 15th for a discounted price of $20 per yearbook. After that date the cost goes up to $25. 

Please turn in completed forms to the Main Office with either cash or a check made out to Meany Middle School

Yearbooks will be distributed during the last week of school. Please contact Ms. Marshall with any questions. 
 

Free Computer Science Summer Camp at Meany 

The non-profit Computing Kids is offering a FREE 6-week middle school computer science summer camp for Seattle Public School students who have received a Level 1 or Level 2 score on the math or reading portion of the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA). 

This camp is funded by The Department of Early Learning and Education Families and Education Levy. 

We offer free daily lunch and a weekly field trip on Fridays and field trips every Friday to local museums such as MOHAI, Pacific Science Center, Center for Wooden Boats and The Living Computer Museum.  

Computing Kids Camp Flyer 

Who
Rising Seattle Public Schools 7th and 8th graders

When:
Monday through Friday for six weeks: July 8th to August 16th
8:30 am – 3:15 pm 

Location
Meany Middle School (301 21st Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112)

If you would like your middle school student to participate please contact nina@computingforall.org. or visit https://computingkids.com/summer-camps/code-your-future/ to register.
 

Join the Meany PTSA Board for Next Year 

WE NEED YOU!  At last night's PTSA meeting we elected a number of our board members for next year, but we are still looking to fill some key PTSA roles. There are many ways to get involved with varying levels of time commitment, and many positions can be shared. 

We are currently still seeking the followingVice PresidentCo-TreasurerCommunications ChairVolunteer CoordinatorMembership ChairEquity & Outreach Chair6th Grade BLT Rep, and 8th Grade BLT Rep.

There are also a number of non-board roles and committees that could use assistance. There are so many ways to help! 

Please contact Jen Emrich, Meany PTSA Co-President, for more information.
 

Volunteer Grant Writer Needed - Courtyard Garden Project!

Did you know Meany has an incredible outdoor garden courtyard area that was not included in the school’s remodel and has not been revamped since 1960!?

Meany teachers, along with parent volunteer team Anna Davidson (7th grade) and Jennifer Guthrie (6th grade), have big visions of innovative outdoor educational space for all teachers and students to utilize for everything from gardening and outdoor installation art projects to environmental science opportunities, and are seeking a parent volunteer grant writer to help acquire one or several grants to help make this happen. We have secured initial funding to start the project and have the Landscape Architect plans drawn and approved by SPS and the school administration. We now need your help! 

We are looking for a parent volunteer to help secure grant money for this very fundable project. Do you have writing skills? Are you passionate about outdoor education, gardening, and the arts? Are you looking for a way to help make Meany the most innovative school it can be? This position is an excellent flexible volunteer position that can be done from home and does not need to be an official PTSA Board position. No prior grant writing experience necessary

Please join us in helping to create an incredible outdoor learning space which will benefit all students at Meany for years to come! 

If interested in this position, please reach out to the PTSA Courtyard Garden liaison, Anna Davidson or the PTSA Board.
 

Miller Community Center - Summer Schedule

  • Miller CC will transition to summer hours Monday June 24th. We will be open M-F, 9:00- 5:00.
     

  • Summer camps start July 1st! 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 the Mad Science camps.
     

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

  • NEW: Teen Drop-In times beginning July 1st! We will have a dedicated space for teens from 1:00-4:00, Monday through Friday this summer for FREE drop-in.
     

Mixed Dance Class with Robert Moore

This FREE course at Miller Community Center gives teens (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) the opportunity to experience different forms of dance – hip hop, to modern, to groove, and more. There is limited space in this course. Registration is open, via phone 206-684-4753 or email millercommunitycenter@seattle.gov. See Dance Class Flyer for details.
 

Drop-In Sports at Miller Community Center – FREE

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

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

  • Additional activities/days/times are posted on our Facebook page on Mondays. 
     

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 
 

Upcoming Events and Meetings:


Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Monday, May 27 

Meany Art Festival
Friday, May 31
5:00-8:00 pm 

Meany Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, June 11
7:00 pm in the cafeteria
 
Meany Band Concert
Wednesday, June 12
7:00 pm in the gym

Meany PTSA Board Meeting
(current + incoming board members)
Monday, June 17
7:00-8:30 pm in the library

8th Grade Cruise
Tuesday, June 18 (during the school day)
8:50 am - 3:45 pm

8th Grade Promotion
Wednesday, June 19
7:00 pm

6th/7th Grade End of Year Celebration 
Tuesday, June 25 (during the school day)
8:50 am - 3:45 pm

Last Day of School (1-hour early dismissal)
Thursday, June 27 - 2:45 pm