Dear West Mercer Families,
I see on my calendar that we are already in the third week of August and I am amazed! Where did our summer go? As is often the case, the month of July flew by and now August seems to be speeding along just as fast! Through this hurried summer I hope you have had lots of opportunities to enjoy fun and relaxation with family and friends. It is this very act of rejuvenation that gets us ready for the quickly approaching first days of school. While I still have much on my “to do” list, I am truly excited for the beginning of school. I am honored to have the chance to work with this AMAZING learning community (students, staff, and families)!
I am the new principal at West Mercer, having come from district leadership in the Issaquah School District. During my years in Issaquah I served in both district and school leadership roles as well as teaching both primary and intermediate grade levels. I believe that all students can grow and learn. In addition, I believe that all students DESERVE to grow and learn. It is with this lens that I have begun my work at West Mercer. I look forward to working with staff and families to support each and every one of our West Mercer “wolves”.
Please bring gently worn shoes (all sizes) and/or new socks to donate to Treehouse Foster Care Support in Seattle! Last year, West Mercer families donated 146 pairs of shoes and 96 pairs of socks to benefit Treehouse. What an amazing effort to show our support! West Mercer Student Council thinks we can do it again! Clean out those closets and hit the sock sales!! We’ll see you bright and early at Walk to School Day onOctober 7th! Many thanks for your support.
West Mercer Student Council
If you are interested in volunteering at West Mercer Elementary, please click this link for more information.
This year, all 3 Elementary Schools will be requiring all volunteers to complete the following items before they can volunteer at the elementary school.
You will need to:
1. Watch the PowerPoint - click here to view
2. Fill out the Background Check Form
3. Fill out the volunteer agreement
4. Copy your Driver's License
Return the Background Check Form, the Volunteer Agreement and the copy of your Driver's License to the office. Once your background check has been processed, you are set to go!
Every volunteer will need to complete the forms, even if they have done this in years past.
*** You will still need to check-in at the office and get a badge every time you volunteer in the school. To obtain a badge, you are required to present your Driver's License.
With the much anticipated opening of the fourth elementary, Northwood, still one year away, the Mercer Island School District has been working with great intention to place students into its three existing elementary schools. Read more..