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    Damien Hicks

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    Sarah Bernhards

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


    Principal Letter

    Dear Mercer Families,

    The end of our first quarter is Thursday, November 9th. In celebration of all the hard work of our students we will be celebrating the last part of our school day, with our ABC & Tardy Dance and Activity.

    In order to participate:
    • Student grades must be in good standing (A, B, or C).
    • No more than 3 tardies between October 23 and November 9.
    • Student must be in good behavioral standing.

    The grade level with the best results will enjoy the activities first!

    Please check the Source for grade and attendance updates!

    With the end of 1st quarter, families can expect to receive report cards the week of November 20th. In addition to receiving report cards you will also receive your student’s Smarter Balance Assessment results from last spring. You received a SBA score report as we transitioned into summer, yet this will be the official score report from the State of Washington with the same information.

    Lastly, this Friday, November10 we do not have school in honors of Veterans Day.




    Thank You Veterans graphic

    Go Mustangs!

    Mr. Carter



    News & Info


    Spirit Week 11/6-11/9

     November 6-9, Spirit Week
    Spirit week is an opportunity for students to show school spirit and unite.
    Our student ASB has helped to organize this week:

    • Pajama Monday
    • Twin Day Tuesday
    • Hat Day Wednesday
    • Thursday – Mercer Color’s Day

    Message from PTSA

    Dear Mercer Families:

    We are very grateful to those who have signed up already. We are still looking for more members to join. We have a great year ahead! We hope that we can get more families involved. If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions and ideas, you can contact us at or visit the Mercer website:

    Please join us this week Wednesday, November 8 in the Mercer Library from 6:30-8pm.
    Hope to see you here!


    Election Day

    Remember to vote by Tuesday, November 7th​​

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    Fall Sports - Winter Sports (coming soon…)

    The fall sports season has begun! The fall sports season consists of Girls Soccer and Coed Ultimate Frisbee. Games are on Saturdays. Schedules for fall sports can be found on the District Athletics page. Winter sports begin soon and consist of girls and boys basketball. In order to participate students must have an updated physical.

    After School Activities, Session #1 Oct. 2 – Jan. 25

    After School Activities or Out of School time (OST) has begun. It is not too late. Course forms are available on-line and at school. You can also register on-line or pick up registration information at school. Please visit our website!
    After school activities offer a range of free programs from 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm M/T/Th, and 2:45-4:45 on Wednesdays.

    Parking Lot and Traffic Challenge at Mercer

    We understand the challenges that exist when picking up and dropping off students to school. Our proximity to Columbian Way, and the small nature of our parking lot combined with the large number of students and families at Mercer make this a challenge. Nonetheless, it is really important to follow all laws and procedures when picking up and dropping off students at Mercer.

    On our website is a Traffic Map that provides information and alternative locations to consider using, such as Jefferson Park or 14th Ave. There are safe walking trails and crosswalks students have access to and this may prevent the long wait you might be experiencing in our parking lot. Mercer traffic map

    Thank you for your cooperation!


    Important November Dates

    6-9: Spirit Week
    8: PTSA Meeting (6:30 pm)
    9: ABC/Tardy Dance and Activity Day (2:00-3:45)
    9: End of 1st Quarter
    10: No School – Veteran’s Day Observance
    22: 1 hr early dismissal (2:15)
    23-24: Thanksgiving Weekend, No School

    December Dates:
    7: Latino Culture Night (5:30-7:00 pm)
    13: PTSA Meeting (6:30 pm)
    15: 1 hr early dismissal
    18-1: Winter Break