Principal's Message

Dear West Mercer Families,

Hard to believe it, but here we are beginning our final month of school! I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone. This has been a learning year for me. Thank you for welcoming me and supporting me as I grow and learn about West Mercer and your children. I am looking forward to next year and hope that you are too!

While this is an exciting time of year, we need to keep in mind that class is in session until June 23rd and we still have learning happening in every classroom. At West Mercer, we are dedicated to making our learning days count. We are reminding our students of our PAWS commitments (Practice Kindness, Act Responsibly, Welcome Challenges, and Show Respect) as a way to proactively encourage positive student behavior throughout these exciting days. We appreciate your support as well, as you reinforce these guidelines for positive behavior with your children.

Throughout June, please maintain these important practices with your children:

·      Students are to keep their toys at home! We are having difficulty with Bey Blade toys and LEGO mini-figurines specifically. This policy       has been in place all year (it is detailed in our WM Handbook, page 14).

·      Attendance is still important, regular school attendance is one of the indicators most strongly linked to student success.

·      Arrive on time. When students arrive late they can often become anxious because they have missed the start of the day routine.

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About West Mercer Elementary

Our students will thrive in the cognitive, global and digital world while sustaining their passion and inspiration for learning.
 
1. Students will develop positive habits & attitudes toward learning
2. Students will pursue their personal best academic achievement
3. Students will prepare for their future learning and work in the modern world. 
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