November 12, 2014
Dear West Mercer Families –
November has arrived, and with it comes the end of the first trimester and Parent -Teacher Conferences. This year conferences will be November 20-26. School is in session for students from 9-12 noon each of these days with conferences in the afternoon.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are an excellent opportunity for families to meet with teachers one-on-one and learn how their children are progressing academically and socially. To make these meetings smooth and stress-free as possible, follow these tips for successful conferences from the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
Nancy Burrill, West Mercer’s beloved 1st Grade teacher, passed away Sunday morning. Our school has lost a wonderful, caring educator, and her vibrant energy and kind heart will be deeply missed in our community. Our thoughts are with Nancy’s family and friends in this difficult time.
Nancy expressly requested that no services be held for her. Many community members have been asking for ways in which they can honor her memory. Nancy Burrill had a great love of books and reading. She was dedicated to reading in her personal and professional life. To honor Nancy and her devotion to the written word, The Seattle Public Library Foundation will be accepting donations in Nancy's memory. Donors can call the Seattle Public Library main line at 206.386.4130 to donate over the phone, visit the website at https://foundation.spl.org/ways-to-give/donate, or mail a check (along with a note that the gift is in her memory) to The Seattle Public Library Foundation, 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104.
On the website, donors can choose to designate the West Seattle Branch collections by pulling Designation dropdown and clicking “other” and then typing "West Seattle Branch collections" in the comments section. Nancy's husband Art wanted the donations to go to the West Seattle Branch, since it is a branch they visited often. In addition, donors can mark their gift as a tribute gift and then choose “in memory of” and write in Nancy’s name. Art Burrill will be notified of the gifts given to the West Seattle Branch.