June 12, 2022

Calendar Reminders

Schools and district offices will be closed Monday, June 20, in observation of Juneteenth, which was declared a federal and state holiday last year. 

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 22. There is no late start on this day. Students will be released early on the last day of school. Our school will release at 11:30 AM.

Spirit Week: Wednesday June 15 – June 22nd

  • Wednesday June 15: Tropical Day
  • Thursday June 16: Color Wars - 8th Black, 7th Gray, 6th White
  • Friday June 17: Sports Day for Field Day
  • Tuesday June 21: Dress for Success 8TH GRADE ONLY; 6th & 7th in Meeker Wear
  • Wednesday June 22: Free Dress Day for ALL

Yearbooks Now on Sale at Meeker!

Yearbooks are available to purchase for $30. Limited stock – first come, first served. Visit Mrs. Kinney in the office to purchase a yearbook.

8th Grade Party

PTA will be hosting a party for our 8th graders on Friday, June 17th from 7 to 9 pm at Meeker.  Drop off by the Commons.  This event is free of charge and will include a DJ, swag and giveaways, photo booths, refreshments, games and more!   Please plan to drop your 8th grader off at 7 pm and pick them up promptly at 9 pm for this event. No backpacks/ purses allowed.  Parents who wish to stay for the event can sign up to volunteer.

To help with set up, chaperoning, and/or clean up on June 17th, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e49acad2ca7f8ce9-meeker

Meeker reserves the right to exclude students from this event due to disciplinary actions (i.e. suspensions, emergency expulsion, etc.) and students who are failing ANY classes.

AAA Continuation Ceremony

Our 8th Grade AAA Continuation Ceremony will be on Tuesday, June 21st from 3:00 PM – 4:30PM. The After School Activity Bus will be available to students who need a ride home. This is a chance for all our 8th graders to come celebrate all the academic achievements they have made in middle school.  Family members are invited.  Please plan to have your 8th grader stay after school and if you are able, join us in The Commons at 3 pm for this special ceremony to recognize our 8th graders. 

Meeker reserves the right to exclude students from this event due to disciplinary actions (i.e. suspensions, emergency expulsion, etc.)

FLASH Unit Upcoming for 6th Graders

Tacoma Public Schools adopted the FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health) curriculum for all students grades 5-12 in June 2018 in alignment with Policy 2125, Policy 2126, and Regulation 2126. Your student will participate in lessons from the FLASH curriculum this week of June 13 – 16th.

This updated curriculum (FLASH) was selected by a team of TPS Educators, Family Members, Community Members, and Health Professionals. Below is information about the FLASH Curriculum. You can preview the curriculum on the secure Family App. (Click on your student’s photo and the tab towards the bottom of the page labeled “Sexual Health Opt Out”)

After previewing the curriculum, if you do not want your child to participate in the classes you can fill out the opt-out waiver on the Family App. Alternative learning experiences, unrelated to Sexual Health, will be provided to students who have submitted waivers from their Parent/Guardian.

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Volunteers and Donations Needed

The 8th Grade Party Planning Committee has a fun celebration planned for our 8th graders on Friday, June 17th from 7 to 9 pm.  To make this an extra special event, we need in kind donations of decorations, food, and even items you can loan us from home.  Please show your support for our 8th graders by considering purchasing and/ or donating items from our Sign Up Genius here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e49acad2ca7f8ce9-meeker1   All donations must arrive by Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Thank you!

We also need volunteers!  All volunteers must have current volunteer paperwork on file with the Meeker office in order to volunteer at these events.

Meeker 8th Grade AAA celebration is on Tuesday June 21st from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.  Meeker PTSA is looking to revitalize the tradition of 7th grade families shopping for, setting up, and serving the refreshments at this event so that the families of our 8th graders can relax and enjoy the celebration.  (and then next year, future 7th grade families will pay back the favor). Help us recruit 7th grade families to volunteer for this event here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E49ACAD2CA7F8CE9-aaarefreshment 

Free Summer Meals for those 18 and under

With summer right around the corner, I wanted to let you know that all youth 18 and under can get free breakfast and lunch over the summer.

Breakfast and lunch will be available at these schools:

  • Baker Middle School
  • First Creek Middle School
  • Giaudrone Middle School
  • Gray Middle School
  • Hilltop Heritage Middle School
  • Mason Middle School
  • Meeker Middle School
  • Stewart Middle School
  • Truman Middle School
  • Wainwright Intermediate

Students must eat meals at school. Meals will be available:

  • Monday-Thursday from June 27-July 28 (no meals available July 4 holiday)
  • Breakfast served from: 8:30-9:15 a.m.
  • Lunch served from: 11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m.


Want more options? Metro Parks Tacoma will offer free lunches at a number of parks over the summer. Meals will be available from noon -1 p.m., June 27 – Aug. 26 to those 18 and under.  

Free Meals at School Again Next Year

TPS students can receive free breakfast and lunch in the 2022-23 school year, regardless of income. This will be offered as part of a new federal school meal funding option.

As part of this programming option, select families will be asked to complete a Household Information Survey (this replaces the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application families might be familiar with from past years). If your household is already directly certified, you will receive a confirmation from the school district, and you will not receive a Household Information Survey.

More information

Free Back-to-School Immunizations and COVID-19 Vaccine Available June 16

Tacoma Public Schools invites students and families to participate in a free immunization event from 3:30 - 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at Mt. Tahoma High School.

Back-to-school immunizations are available for students ages 4 and up.

COVID-19 vaccines are available for students ages 5 and up, TPS families, and community members. COVID-19 boosters are available for students ages 12 and up, TPS families, and community members.

More information

Layered Approach to Safety and Security Across the School District

Tacoma Public Schools wants to reassure our staff and community that the safety and well-being of students and staff is our highest priority. Every day, we all strive to create a safe learning environment for every student, with a layered approach to safety.

Please take a look at our website for detailed information on that approach.  

Week at a Glance:

Date Daily Schedule

Monday

6/13/2022

Last Monday of the School Year!

Tuesday

6/14/2022

 

Wednesday

6/15/2022

Late Start Wednesday – Classes begin @ 9:15 AM

Bell Schedules

Spirit Week Begins: Tropical Wear

Thursday

6/16/2022

Spirit Week: Color Wars: 8th Black; 7th Gray; 6th White

Friday

6/17/2022

Spirit Week: Sports Wear for Field Day

2nd Period: 7th Grade Awards – STUDENTS ONLY

3rd Period: 6th Grade Awards – STUDENTS ONLY

4th Period: Icebreaker/Brain Breaks in Classroom

5th & 6th Period: Field Day

Have a great weekend Wolverines!

Monday

6/20/2022

No School in Honor of Juneteenth

Tuesday

6/21/2022

Dress for Success – 8th Grade Only, 6th & 7th Grade in Meeker Wear

AAA for 8th Graders: 3:00-4:30

Wednesday

6/22/2022

Spirit Week: Free Dress Day

Last Day of School: 11:30 AM Dismissal

Have a great summer Wolverines!

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 27-July 28: Summer School

  • August 22-25: 6th Grade Jump Start

  • August 24: 7th & 8th Grade Wolverine Days

  • August 25: 6th Grade Wolverine Day

  • September 7: 1st Day of School