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    Main Office: (206) 252-8000

    Ms. Hodges and Ms. Francis

    Grade Level Administrators

    6th: Ms. Encarnacion

    7th: Ms. Peterson

    8th: Ms. Gerlitz

    Grade Level Counselors

    6th: Mr. Malaki

    7th: Ms. Chappelle

    8th: Ms. Bradley

    Attendance: (206) 252-8004

    Ms. Kolner

    Nurse: (206) 252-8007

    Ms. Eckerdt

    Registrar: (206) 252-8010

    Ms. Nouch

    Bilingual Office: (206) 252-8008

    Mr. Adan – Somali

    Ms. Almendarez- Spanish

    Ms. Bunnell – Tagalog

    Ms. Deloya - Spanish

    Mr. Siew– Chinese

    Mr. Tran – Vietnamese

    After School Activities: (206) 252-8020

    Damien Hicks

    School Based Health Center: (206) 762-2394

    Sarah Bernhards

    Inside this issue: Principal Letter • News & Info • Important Dates


    Principal Letter

    Dear Mercer Families,

    Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! As we begin to settle in and work toward supporting our students’ success, I want to take a moment to highlight systems we use toward strong school and family communication. Knowing whom to contact, staying up to speed with the events and activities, and being aware of student progress are all keys to student success and component of strong school and home partnership. Below are systems we use to as ways to communicate and stay connected to your student’s learning.


    Monthly Newsletter

    At the beginning of each month you can access a monthly newsletter. The purpose of the newsletter is to capture news and events at Mercer. The newsletter will be linked on our website and go out via email to all Mercer families.  

    Mercer Website

    Our website it a great place to visit for a range of school information that includes events, activities, and important information.

    Source and Schoology

    The Source is a great resource for students and families for viewing academic information including grades, test scores, and attendance. Schoology is an electronic platform that allows students and families to interact with teachers regarding specific things related to a class. For example, school assignments. Parents/Guardians must first be logged onto the Source to receive an access code for Schoology.


    This electronic communication of events and activities will go out to families via email. To sign up for this twice monthly events and activities eNewsletter please click this link.

    Whom to Contact?

    For classroom questions or concerns please connect with your teachers via email or by phone. Contact information is posted on our website. If you have other questions or concerns regarding academic information, scheduling, discipline, or health concerns please do not hesitate to connect with your grade level administrator, counselor, or school nurse. 

    Go Mustangs! 

    Mr. Carter


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    News & Info

    PTSA Meeting: October 13, 6:30-7:30pm

    Participating in or joining Mercer's PTSA is a great way to get connected and get involved at Mercer. PTSA meets the second Wednesday of each month. Please visit the PTSA webpage for more information.



    Participating in athletics is a great way to meet new friends, learn new skills, and compete in the athletic arena. Fall sports begins very early this season and many students have not yet been able to fulfill the requirements. In order to participate in athletics, students must complete and meet the following requirements:

    1. Complete the registration process. Forms are available on our Mercer website.
    2. Complete a Physical. Must be completed prior to your first game of the season. Physicals are good for 2 years.
    3. Academic requirements. Students must earn grades C or higher and in good behavior standing in order to be eligible for game play.

    Fall sports include Girls Soccer and Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee. Co-ed frisbee began Friday, September 15, and meets M, W (2:45-4:45), F from 4:00-5:15 pm. Girls soccer meets Monday and Tuesday, September 18 & 19, but regularly meets Tuesday and Thursdays, 3:55-5:15 pm. Games occur on Saturday. Please visit our district website for schedule information:

    Activity bus transportation does not begin until October 2nd when our full after school activities schedule begins.

    For more information please contact:


    Advanced Learning for 2018-19

    If you would like your child to be enrolled in Spectrum classes or a part of the Highly Capable Cohort, passing the Advanced Learning test is required. Our school district’s Advanced Learning testing applications are now online. Please go to our district’s website for more information on criteria and an application for the test.  Referrals being accepted until September 22nd for the 2018-19 school year.  The Source and Schoology

    Two important website platforms used at Mercer are the Source and Schoology:

    • The Source provides student data like attendance, assessment scores, library information, and grades.
    • Schoology is Seattle Public Schools’ learning management system. Here teachers may post classroom assignments and messages to students.

    Please visit the link above to learn how to register.

    Smarter Balanced Assessment Results

    SBA student reports will be mailed home with 1st quarter report cards, the week of November 16th. This will include a letter that explains the assessment report.

    Important Dates


    20:          Early Dismissal, 2:30 pm

    26:          Picture Day for Grades 6 & 8, through ELA classes

    27:          Picture Day for Grade 7 through ELA class

    28:          Open House, 6:00-7:30 pm


    5:            Math and Literacy Toolkit Night, 5:30-7:00 pm

    11:          PTSA Meeting, 6:30 pm Mercer Library

    12:          Mid Quarter Progress Reports

    13:          No school, Teacher Workshop Day

    19:          Latino Cultural Night, 5:30 pm

    24:          Picture retake day