Mead Spelling Bee Contest
Mead Families' Community Board
Math Challenge
Feb 18
No School (President's Day)
No School (President's Day)

Monday, February 19
6:30p Science Night
Science Night

Thursday, February 22
6:30p - 8:00p
Mead Gym
Mar 1
Spelling bee sign up deadline
Spelling bee sign up deadline

Tuesday, February 27
6:30p Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

Thursday, March 1
6:30p - 8:00p

6:10 check in
6:30 spelling bee competition begin
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Seeking members for the 2018/19 Mead PTSA Board
The next few years at Mead are going to be very special and important. A new school will be under construction and we’ll be moving in the 2019/20 school year. The PTSA Board will need to work closely with parents, teachers and administrators during construction to ensure a great last year at the old building, a smooth transition to the new building and to say a proper good-bye to the Mead we’ve all known and loved. 
If you are interested in joining the board, or another Mead committee, please forward any questions or interests to Molly Hylen (PTSA Secretary)
For the 2018/19 school year we will have openings for: President, Vice President, Treasurer, FACE (Family and Community Engagement), Emergency Preparedness, Membership (a two person team), Communications (reader board). 

Mead Families get ready for March Book Madness!!
In our library this year we are doing an all school March Book Madness! March Book Madness follows a bracket (similar to the NCAA March Madness for college basketball) of 16 picture books and 16 middle grade books. The theme of this year’s March Book Madness is ‘Compelling Characters’ and if you would like to follow the online competition you can check it out at and
Books will be promoted in the library as well as in the classroom, with voting starting at the beginning of March for the Picture Book Bracket and mid-March for the Middle Grade Bracket. 
This is a great opportunity to have some engaging conversations at home around books! If you would like to check out the books from your local library, reread those you have at home, or purchase some of these amazing books for your home library and enjoy them with your students, here is a complete list of the books we will be voting on in K-2 and 3-5:
K-2 Picture Book Bracket
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beatty and David Roberts
Dave The Potter by Laban Carrick Hill and Bryan Collier
Each Kindness By Jacqueline Woodson and E. B. Lewis
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddely
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
Mother Bruce by Ryan T, Higgins
Most Magnificent Thing by Ahley Spires
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds
Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe
It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk by Josh Funk and Edwardian Taylor
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Feared Scientist by Jess Keating and Marta Alvarez Miguens
Thunder Boy, Jr by Sherman Alexi and Yuri Morales
Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great  by Bob Shea
The Water Princess by Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds
3-5 Middle Grade Bracket
Clayton Bird Goes Underground by Rita Garcia-Williams
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
Finding Mighty by Sheela Charli
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
How to Steal A Dog by Barbara O’Connor
Love that Dog by Sharon Creech
Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks and Jordan Bellaire
Nine, Ten by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Restart by Gordon Korman
Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart
Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
This activity is hosted by Mead Library. If you have any questions please contact Sarah Jensen (Mead Librarian or Megan Andrews (second grade

Spelling Bee Coming on March 1st!
The school spelling bee is coming up this year on March 1.  We will hold our event in the school library at 6:30. Check in will start at 6:10
If your child would like to participate, start studying the orders from this list:!AqoLS_ShXN8SiGBpkdUHyR93KuWE 
This is a national program and the winner at our school will represent Mead in the Seattle Spelling Bee. More info about the bee can be found here
Register for the Spelling Bee online at:
We need an announcer, judges and check in help. Let us know if you can volunteer when you register your child. Sign up at
All 1st - 5th graders are eligible to participate.
Register your child today and please sign up to volunteer!

Washington State PTSA Dad's Essay Contest Deadline March 1st

The Washington State PTSA holds a yearly statewide essay contest that explores the important and varied contributions that men make in the lives and education of children -- from the child's perspective. All men involved in a child's life -- fathers, uncles, grandfathers, brothers, step-fathers, mentors, neighbors, pastors, coaches and friends -- impact the children they care about. Research clearly shows that male involvement positively influences academic success at all levels of schooling -- preschool through college.

Click here for contest guidelines, divisions, and to read last year's winning entries, (including the winning entry from Alexander Wright of Samantha Smith Elementary!)
Deadline is March 1, 2018.

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Registration for Spelling Bee
The Mead Spelling Bee is March 1.  If your child would like to participate, register here (  Study words are available at!AqoLS_ShXN8SiGBpkdUHyR93KuWE
For questions or to volunteer for Science Night or Spelling Bee, please email

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