Volunteers in Partnership News

All parents are included and you are automatically a member! We work together as volunteers to support our school community.
Meet Jeanne Batterton, Volunteers in Partnership President
My family has been truly fortunate to be at Meridian since opening day in 2011. It’s one of the best decisions we’ve made. I have been actively volunteering all along the way, but for the last couple of years, I joined the Volunteers In Partnership leadership team serving first as Treasurer, then Vice-President. 

For this crazy year, I moved into the role of President. There are perhaps not as many opportunities for volunteering so far, but I'm looking forward to serving when and where possible in the coming months!

The best part of volunteering (other than that it feels good to give) is the parent relationships I have built and will continue to expand for the next nine years until my younger son graduates from Meridian. I am proud to say that I can name families from almost every grade – but only because of volunteering and making those connections.  

Please join me and experience our Meridian community at a deeper level the next time you see a volunteer opportunity!
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
Spirit Wear Is Here!

Drive through pick-up of your spirit wear order is scheduled for Saturday, September 12th. Please arrive during your time slot. Times are organized by last name of the parent who placed the order.

12 pm-12:30 A-F
12:30-1:00 G-L
1:00-1:30 M-R
1:30-2:00 S-Z

If you are not able to make it on this day, please complete this form and you will be contacted to make alternate arrangements.

We will also need volunteers to help make this successful! Please consider signing up to volunteer. Thank you!
Secondary Supply Pick Up

We are planning two days for secondary students and parents to come pick up needed instructional supplies (e.g. art/design supplies, literature novels, etc.).

We really need A LOT of parent support with this.

We have two days of prep work to bag items up and then two days of the actual pick up line.

Sign up HERE to help!

This event is for secondary students, but parents of students of ANY grade level are invited to help out. Bring your masks, water bottles, and some comfy walking shoes!
Virtual Student Socials: Join the fun!

Are you looking for ways to connect your students with friends while distance learning?

Check out the virtual socials that some of our amazing parent volunteers have organized! The calendar will be updated as more socials get planned, so make sure to check back throughout the next few weeks.

Don't see any socials listed for your class or grade? Sign up HERE to help organize more virtual activities so ALL of our students have a chance to participate!

These events are being organized by our wonderful parents and are neither hosted nor sponsored by Meridian School.
Fall Parent Meeting - Save The Date!

The first parent meeting of the school year is Thursday, Sept. 17. Join us to hear updates from school leadership on what is happening around campus.

Zoom webinar link will be sent out as we get closer to the date.
Win a YETI Tundra 65 Cooler

Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. Tickets can be purchased on My School Bucks.

Drawing will be held during our Fall Parent Meeting. Proceeds support Meridian School.

Need not be present to win.

This YETI Cooler was graciously donated to Meridian by Peter & Jeanne Batterton and Cody Pools.
Commitment Form - Action Required

The commitment form was sent out via email yesterday. Please remember to complete this form for each child by Monday, Sept. 7 at 11:59 pm.
Would you like to connect with other parents in your student's grade? Check out our grade level Facebook pages! 
Grades are named for the graduation year, so you can join one group and be set through high school!
Thank you to our Volunteers in Partnership leadership team and to everyone who logged hours last year:
Jeanne Batterton
Denae Linnartz
Kriston Wood
Jenny Kirchoff
HS Representative
Beth Allen
MS Representative
Sharee Lawson
Primary Representative
Eve Smiley
Primary Representative
100+ Hours Logged
Jeanne Batterton
Monica Beckwith
Mercedes Burks
Kayla Cerrillo
Lynda Chapel
Jennifer Kirchoff
Sindhu Nandhakumar
Heather Whiteside
50+ Hours Logged
Ben Beckwith
Christie Dance
Sara Ignal
Julie King
Jennifer Noonan
Elisa Nunez
Maria Rowe
Heather Skold
Gracie Stobaugh
Lisa Whittle
Amanda Willis
20+ Hours Logged
Beenu Abraham
Priya Arvind
Nicole M. Bassett
Millicent Bell
Kim Bigham
Marwa Bishr
Shannon Brown
Kelly Calcote
Debi Castro
Andrea Darby
Jodi Denton
Zee Faulk
Dori Flores
Preetha Ganesan
Steve Garcia
Allison Garza
Anita Gordon
Anne Hankey
Laura Harris
Linda Harrison
Christina Hendry
Lekshmi Kalyanasundaram
Janaranjani Kannan
Kristi Koock
Dawn Larrabee
Sharee Lawson
Colleen Leblanc
Camilia Lellis
Magdalena Luce
Jeanie Malott
Juanita Mascarenhas
Lisa Matthews
Tami McCauley
Jennifer McHam
Amel Montez
Alyssa Moore
Juliet Mossman
Holly Musslewhite
Amanda O`Jibway
Hima Poreddy
Pritesh Prabhu
Carrie Proctor
Awet Reddy
Stephanie Richardson
Shae Riley
Shaili Singh
Eve Smiley
Kendra Sorey-Carreon
Robyn Sutton
Stephanie Thompson
Tiffany Wambach
Carmaleta Williams
Up to 19 Hours Logged
Anthony Abbatista
Susan Abbattista
Kim Abrego
Jennifer Arp
Pavan Bairu
Ellen Barker
Rosanna Barrett
Lambert Barrett
Carly Bassett
Peter Batterton
Velvet Bennett
Rebecca Bledsoe
Jessica Boese
Michelle Braet
Amy Brown
Julie Buckley
Kristine Bursley
Bryan Bush
Nicole Byers
Molly Chapman
Gina Chase
Parul Chhikara
Sandeep Chhikara
Karen Cisneros
Jeanette Connaker
Pamela Cortinas
Leslie Dadidakis
Tania Del Angel Pich
Tanuja Deo
Karyn Tham Desai
Jennifer Dinh
Tipu Dua
Ivie Ehiemua
Teresa Emerson
Elizabeth Ferrer
Joseph Flores
Susan Flurry
Erin Foster
Teresa Franz
Evelyn Gabrillo
Tami Gauna
Maria Gomez
Mayra Gonzalez
Alyssa Goss
Nidhi Gupta
Becky Halley
Danny Halley
Colette Hammons
Brian Hankey
Heather Hanzelka
John Hernandez
Alejandra Hinojosa
Ya Huang
Lauren Humphrey
Mia Hurtado
Amit Jain
Brandi Jalbert
Srilatha Jangam
Anthony Johnson
Patricia Jones
Kim Jones
Varsha Joshi
Katya Kinzler
Sebastian Knoop-Troullier
Shirisha Koganti
Rajesh Koganti
Clare Kozakiewicz
Nicole Krieg

Crystal Kruse
Ruth Kruse
Marie Laurente
Jasmine Lee
Wendy Leiva
Lautaro Leiva
Ross Lemke
Michelle Lemke
Blythe Leon
Patrick Lockamy
Heidi Lockwood
Angelo Marmarinos
Nydia Martinez
Nicole Maund
Keri McDonald
Chris McHam
Luis Mijares
Smeetha Moras
Denica Mott
Ricardo Muniz
Aswathi Nambiar
Rakesh Nandakumar
Geetha Narayanan
Debbie Narramore
Jimmy Narramore
Angela Niknam
Jennifer Nimerick-Ellenbogen
Ann Nwabuzor
Toby O`Jibway
Brice Olivier
Steve Orsborn
Anuradha Palaniswamy
Laurel Parkhurst
Ranell Payton
Jian Wu Peng
Heather and Igor Povsnar
Ranjitha Rajashekar
Jacqueline Riedmann
Deborah Robison
April Rodriguez
Gabriel Rothrock
Asmerom Russom
Adetoun Sadiq
Hamsa Sankaran
Guadalupe Say
Daniel Say
Candice Sendejas
Jalpa Shah
Per Skold
Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan
Aimee Stenborg
Vanessa Stenulson
Jarrod Sterzinger
Leslie Sterzinger
Yamini Sunderarajulu
Deborah Thach
Audrey Thein
Anna Thompson
Michelle Tischler
Keith Tischler
Ashritha Udayakar
Mary Catherine Urban
Brindley Vancura
Jennifer Walton
Timothy Wambach
Stephanie White
Christina White
Kriston Wood
We are continuously updating our volunteer pages on our website. We look forward to the start of the school year and sharing with you new volunteer opportunities to support Meridian School.

Again, thank you for your support!