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    Mercer News Oct. 13
    Posted on 10/14/2020
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    Dear Mercer Families,

    Today we acknowledge and celebrate Indigenous People's Day. In honor of this I want to take a moment and acknowledge that Mercer is on the traditional land of the Coast Salish people, including the Duwamish People past and present. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.

    To acknowledge this land is to recognize its longer history and our place in that history; it is to recognize these lands and waters and their significance for the peoples who lived and continue to live in this region.

    Thank you to all of you that joined us in the PTSA meeting last week. I want to include a few notes for those unable to attend.

    Attendance: a student is considered "present" at school if they meet any of the following independent learning or live learning activities:
    • Daily login to Schoology, Teams and /or completions of learning activities or assignments;
    • Daily interactions with teachers;
    • Evidence of participation in a task or assignment in a class.

    If you have questions about attendance please contact Ms. Kolner (206) 252-8004 or


    Activities Begin

    Last week we were excited to offer our first round of activities on Wednesday. We will continue to grow our offerings.

    Beginning this week our School Nurse, Jill Eckert is offering a 6 week "drop in" course called "All Things COVID." The course will include:
    • General questions about the coronavirus
    • How to find reliable and trustworthy information
    • Making a mask for yourself or family members using materials you may have on hand at home and learning how to fit it correctly
    • Developing a “public service” announcement by kids for kids about how to stay safe & health during the pandemic

    If you have questions or need more information, please contact Jules Jugum (

    To access Mercer OST courses on Wednesdays or after school, please follow these steps.

    PRE-RECORDED (self-paced & open for everyone) To access the Teams link:
    1. Open Schoology
    2. Courses- Mercer OST Enrichment
    3. Pre-Recorded (on Materials page)
    4. Cooking/ Photography/ Fitness (open folder to find videos)

    DROP-IN (open for everyone)To access the Teams link:
    1. Open Schoology
    2. Courses- Mercer OST Enrichment
    3. Drop-In (on Materials page)
    4. Skate Talk (open to find link)

    CLUBS (registered programs)To access the Teams link:
    1. Open Schoology
    2. Courses- Mercer OST Enrichment
    3. Clubs (on Materials page)
    4. *specific club* (open to find link)

    Finally, over the coming weeks I will be offering different opportunities for family affinity group meetings and parent coffees. These are an opportunitey to ask questions and learn about the work Mercer is doing in a smaller setting. All meetings will occur via Teams and we are asking that families pre-register.

    Affinity Group

    Date & Time

    Registration Link

    Spanish Speaking Families

    October 15 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm

    Principal Coffee (all families welcome)

    October 20 - 9:45 - 10:30 am

    Chinese Speaking Families

    October 22 -6:30 - 7:30 pm

    Black Families

    October 29 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm

    Somali Families

    November 5 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm

    Special Education Families

    November 12 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm

    Principal Coffee (all families welcome)

    November 17 - 9:45 - 10:30 am