Principal's Message

Dear West Mercer Families,

 

Well, it seems old “Punxsutawney Phil” had it right when the groundhog saw his shadow last week. I had hoped that spring was on its way a bit early this year as the daffodils in the front of the school had already begun to grow. What a surprise Sunday afternoon when the snow started falling, I had about 10 inches pile up at my house on the Sammamish plateau! It seems that Mother Nature had a longer winter planned for us than I had anticipated, good call Punxsutawney Phil!

 

The plan to make up these days of weather related closures will be announced by the district as soon as we know how many days will be involved. I hope that everyone has stayed safe and found some time to enjoy this inconvenient but beautiful interruption to our school year.

 

 

 

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