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Welcome to Mercer Middle School

We are an international community of learners: opening a door to the world.  At Mercer, every student is a reader, writer,  mathematician, scientist, and thinker.

To report an absence, please call (206) 252-8004
 

News and Events

Mercer Spirit Wear

The PTSA sponsored spirit wear sale begins on Monday, February 2nd.  Order forms are available in the Main Office.  Orders are due by Friday Feb. 13th.  If you have questions regarding spirit wear please call the coordinator Jenn Kapinos @ 499-8394 or jkapinos@comcast.net


Safe Kids - Volunteers Needed!

Traffic around Mercer is frustrating for families and sometimes downright dangerous for students. As our school grows, it feels like things are getting even worse. This is your chance to be part of the solution!

Coming up next Saturday, January 24th from 9:30am to noon you can join the team that will make recommendations to the City of Seattle and to the Feet First organization toward Mercer safety improvements. We will take a 2-mile walk around the school to identify ways to make it safer and easier to walk and bike to school. Students will participate by taking photos and notes during the walk (cameras provided), and adding your voices as we advocate for positive change.  More details can be found in this flyer.

A second opportunity is a little ways out but we in partnership with our PTSA we are seeking a Walking School Bus Coordinator(s). Principal Carter and the PTSA are seeking 1-2 parent/guardian volunteers interested in starting a Walking School Bus system for incoming 6th graders for the fall of 2015.  Volunteers should care about student safety, physical activity, and community building, and should be willing to problem-solve creatively. You will work with Feet First as part of our Safe Routes to School Grant.  Time commitment: 4-5 meetings this school year in preparation for a program kick-off in September, 2015. Meeting times will be decided to best suit the schedules of individual volunteers.

If you are interested in either, please contact Jen Cole: jen@feetfirst.org


January Newsletter
Dear Mercer Families,

Welcome to 2015! We are excited to be back and looking forward to reconnecting with our amazing students. We hope you enjoyed your winter break. As we transition back into school after a long break it is a great time to re-establish all of the great habits that make our students so successful. At Mercer we use the acronym POWER to help teach and remind students about habits of success. Our goal is for our students to be POWERful.

Continue reading the January newsletter here.
Health Update
Flu season has struck, and youth can be more affected than usual. Seattle Public Schools is taking a proactive approach to fighting colds and flu in our schools by sharing information to help you stay healthy. Please click here to read some tips about staying healthy during flu season.

Not sure if your child is too sick to go to school? Please refer to this guide for parents.

Thank you for your support to keep students safe and healthy.
Share your vision at the Seattle Public Schools Teaching & Learning (T&L) Technology Vision Summit
Seattle Public Schools (SPS), the largest K-12 District in Washington State serving a diverse enrollment of nearly 52,000 students, is hosting a

Teaching & Learning (T&L) Technology Vision Summit
Saturday, January 24th, 2015
9:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m.
(doors open at 8 a.m., check-in from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)
Cleveland High School
5511 15th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
(Directions and Parking)


Interested? Click here to register.

Registration closes December 31st, 2014. Individuals confirmed for attendance will be notified by January 9, 2015.


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High School Information Night
Mercer Middle School presents High School Information Night for 8th grade students on Thursday, February 26 from 6:30-8:00pm. Make informed decisions about high school, meet representatives from area high schools, ask questions about enrollment for next year, and get help with school assignments and high school choice forms. Click here for flyer.
December Newsletter
Dear Mercer Families,

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

Thank you to all of you who were able to attend our Parent Teacher Conferences. If you were not scheduled for a conference, yet have questions regarding your student's progress, please do not hesitate to contact your teacher(s) or your grade level counselor.

Just prior to our Thankgiving Holiday you should have received your student's first quarter report card. Out students did fabulously during 1st quarter.

Click here to keep reading the December Newsletter in English.
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