• News

    Posted by David Tadlock on 4/15/2022

    Dear Meridian Park Community:

    I want to let you know that I plan to retire at the end of this school year.  It has been my great honor and privilege to be an educator for 37 years, and especially the principal of Meridian Park for eight years. I am grateful for the amazing school community we have created together and for each and every student and family.  We have much to celebrate.

    If you would like, please share this news with your students, and reassure them that they will have a great new principal committed to their learning and growth.  While change can be challenging, it is also an opportunity.  Never doubt the power of a group of people who believe and stick together:  One Community, Stronger Together.

    Thank you and Go Cheetahs!

    David Tadlock, Principal

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  • Mr. T's Blog Post for May 25

    Posted by David Tadlock on 5/25/2020


    Hello Cheetahs

    We hope this finds you enjoying the warmer days of May.  We miss you but we feel the strong spirit of our community. Thank you for everything you’re doing at home together. Thank you to our very hard working teachers.  And thanks for taking care of friends and neighbors.

    If you have not already, please read the district update from Friday afternoon (email). While things are unclear about school in the fall, one thing is clear:  we will be here in September to support meaningful learning for all students. We all have questions; and as soon as we know more, we will let you know.  If you’re extra eager or anxious right now about the fall, please get in touch with one of us.

    In the meantime, let’s keep learning and moving until June 19.  We are so proud of all Cheetahs and their families.  Never doubt or forget our greatness; and that we are one community, stronger together.  

    David Tadlock, Matt Alford, and MP Staff



    New neighbors with children?  We are enrolling new students!  Contact jake.goett@shorelineschools.org

    Nominations Open: Outstanding Cheetah & MP Excellence Awards - Deadline May 29

    Student Council / Welcome

    Spirit Day This Friday—Bad Bad Hair Day!

    Read Aloud of the Week

    Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson


    Go Cheetahs

    Active Brains • Active Bodies

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  • Mr. T's Blog Post for May 17

    Posted by David Tadlock on 5/17/2020

    Hello Cheetahs--

    I'm so proud of your learning and moving!  Here are a couple of fun and educational activities for your and one of your adults or siblings to help you with.  Have fun and let me know how it goes - Mr. T

    Read Aloud of the Week

    Sulwe, by Lupita Nyong’o, Illustrated by Vashti Harrison


    Interview with the Author, award winning actor from Black Panther


    Weekly read alouds will feature books from the MP Library


    Family Homework Project - Take the 2020 Census


    Have you filled out the 2020 U.S. Census yet? It consists of 10 short questions and takes just minutes.  The Census happens every 10 years and is used to count every person living in the United States. It’s the only way for the federal government to count our residents so they can allocate much needed federal funding to Washington state to support community programs, such as senior care, pre-K funding, school lunches, road infrastructure and much more.  You can respond to the 2020 Census online from the comfort of your home. 

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  • Cheetah Blog Post for April 27

    Posted by David Tadlock on 4/26/2020

    Hello Families - 

    We hope this finds you well. I wanted to send a special message of thanks, encouragement, and hope.  We miss you so much, but we feel the strength of our community. While it is very hard to be closed, I am grateful to our state and district leaders for making difficult decisions to sustain us now and for the furture. I am grateful to our staff who have worked so hard to re-establish classroom communities, learn about remote learning, and prepare to lead learning in May and June.  And I am grateful to our young Cheetahs and familes for caring for each other and our neighbors.  

    While it felt a little awkward to be on break this week, it’s fair to say that many of us were exhausted from everything we have been through recently.  Getting back on Monday, let’s re-commit to moving minds and bodies; active brains and bodies. Stick to regular weekday schedules of learning and exercise.  Find new fun together on the weekends.  Parents, if ever there was a time to model learning and exercise, it is now.

    Slow and steady wins the race. During these challenging times, we continue to be one amazing school community who are stronger always together.  If you or someone you know needs something, please contact me, Matt, or another staff member at any time.  Teachers will resume class meetings next week when once again school will be ON and we will be OPEN for learning. We are so grateful for the gift of your children and family, and I am confident that we will be together in the fall--stronger than ever.

    David Tadlock, Derek Dalasta, Matt Alford, and MP Staff

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  • Cheetah Blog Post for April 13, 2020

    Posted by David Tadlock on 4/13/2020

    Hello Cheetahs!

    Happy Monday and a new week of learning!  Did you see our Cheetah Cheer video last week?  How about Mr. Alford's Burpee video?

    Please learn and move this week.  Learning at home is really about two things: learning reading, writing, math, or science; and getting outside to MOVE around!

    While our school buidling is closed, we are OPEN for learning.  School is ON!  We miss you and we believe in you!

    Mr. T

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  • Cheetah Blog Post for April 8, 2020

    Posted by David Tadlock on 4/8/2020

    Hello Cheetahs - 

    It's a beautiful day and I hope you are outside running and riding.  I also hope you are spending a lot of time learning.

    While our school building is closed, our learning is open!  Just a reminder than learning is the most important thing we do at school and now at home.  Home learning is important learning.

    We are counting on your to move and learn a lot now and until summer break.

    Love, Mr. T

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  • Mr. T's Message for April 7

    Posted by David Tadlock on 4/7/2020

    Hello Cheetahs - 

    Happy Tuesday.  I hope you after lots of running and riding outside.  Nice weather!

    Yesterday we received sad news about no school until September. While hard, we know this is the right thing to be healthy and safe. 

    During this time, let's all make a commitment to learning at home. Your teachers will be holding class meetings and guiding you to keep learning. I know you can do it. 

    Remember to be positive and helpful at home. I will write more tomorrow - Mr. T

    PS Watch for a video coming out later today or tomorrow.  Ask your parent.

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  • Cheetah Blog Post for April 6

    Posted by David Tadlock on 4/6/2020

    Hello Cheetahs - 

    Happy Monday!  Today is Aprl 6 and starting today I hope to post a note like this from me to you directly.

    As you know, we are not able to be at school becuase of our state and national emergency. We are all doing our part to by staying home and staying healthy. I know we are up to the challenge.

    Today I hope you will read, write, run, and dance.  This week I hope you will create a flyer, a slide show, or a video about Stay Home, Stay Healthy. I have copied some ideas below.

    We miss you so much, and I will see you tomorrow.

    Mr. T

    Project of the Week

    Make a ‘Do The Five’ or Stay Home, Stay Healthy flyer, slide show, or video

    Hands: wash them often

    Elbow: cough into it

    Face: don’t touch it

    Feet: stay apart

    Feel sick: stay home


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