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    Mercer PTSA News
    Posted on 08/25/2020
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    Back to School & Remote Learning Q&A With Principal Watters, Tues. Sept 1 at 6:30 pm

    • Mark your calendars! The PTSA is hosting a Question & Answer (Q&A) about Back to School and Remote Learning for Mercer Families Tuesday Sept. 1 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm via Zoom.
    • Stay tuned for a Zoom link. All are invited!
    • We hope to have breakout rooms and interpreters in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Somali
    • Submit your questions for Principal Watters here in advance!

    August PTSA Meeting Notes
    Read highlights from the 8/13 meeting here (including a GOOGLE TRANSLATE link)

    Connect on Facebook: Join our Mercer Supporters' Facebook Group

    Language Specific Chat Groups
    We are creating messaging/chat groups in Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese to help Mercer families connect and share information. We also want to form a group in Somali. Can you help and/or want to join a group? Call or text 206.229.2003 or email mercer_ptsa@outlook.com.
     
    Food Support – Pandemic EBT Applications Due Aug 31
    Families eligible for Free & Reduced Price Lunch can apply for additional food support, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), up to $399 per child. The application deadline August 31 and it is available regardless of citizenship or immigration status. Learn more here or apply at www.WashingtonConnection.org (choose ‘Pandemic EBT) or call 877–501–2233.
     
    Elementary Age Childcare Available  
    Full time childcare is available for elementary age children through Seattle Parks and Recreation. See here for more information.
     
    PTSA Website
    Visit our PSTA website for information, links and forms: www.mercerptsa.org.
     
    Join our PTSA Meetings!

    • Our PTSA Community Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, beginning September 9th. These are for broad participation, to build community and to learn about Mercer! We hope to add interpretation in common languages spoken by Mercer families. A Zoom link will be sent to all families before each meeting. We hope you can join!
    • We have Board & Volunteer Working Meetings the 1st Thursdays of each month from 6:30 - 8 pm. All are invited to attend. Please email mercer_ptsa@outlook.com for a Zoom link.

    Volunteer with the Mercer PTSA
    We need volunteers to help with events, translation, community outreach, board committees, and more. See a list of volunteer needs here. Email us at mercer_ptsa@outlook.com to get involved or learn more.

    Help With Internet Access, School Supplies and Other Needs
    The Seattle Housing Authority is sponsoring events focused on Internet access sign ups, school supplies, earbuds and other school materials. The remaining event is at High Point - August 28th 1-4pm. Learn more here.