Principal's Message Continued From The Home Page
Plans for School Year 21-22
Good News! Plans are well underway to return to our normal schedule. Students will attend school from 9:15-3:45 every day of the school week except for Wednesday which will return to its 9:15-2:05 schedule. We still have some details with lunch to figure out but are confident all will be resolved soon.
PTSA Sponsored Read-a-thon
Read-a-thon was a success again this year! The reading portion is now over and all that is left is to tally up the minutes read, collect all the sponsorship money, and turn it all in (by Monday, June 7th).
Incoming Kindergarten “Meet the Teachers” Event
West Mercer’s next year kindergarteners and their families are invited to join us via Zoom to meet our kindergarten team! Enjoy a story and see some of the other incoming kindergarteners! Invitations to all registered students have been sent for this event on June 9th from 2:30-3:00 We look forward to seeing you!
Last Day of School
Monday, June 21st will be the last day of this school year. We will be in session from 9:15-12:35 (in person hours) but will not have any remote learning that afternoon. Students will need to drop off their technology equipment that day.
Student Supplies for next year
Just as we have for the past few years, we are working in conjunction with SchoolKidz to provide easy to order school supply kits. As we look forward to full time in person learning in September, it is time to order your student’s school supplies! Using School Kidz is a convenient way to make sure that your student has all of the correct school supplies requested by their teacher.
To order your student’s supplies, visit the website www.shoptkits.com and use account #94221. Supply boxes for your student will be delivered to their classroom on the first day of school. Orders MUST be in no later than June 25, 2021.
If you choose to not use School Kidz or miss the June 25th deadline, then you can purchase the supplies on your own for the first day of school. If you would like to request a scholarship for school supplies, please reach out to Anna Orton at 206-236-3438 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read-a-thon payments due and packets turned into the office
Incoming Kindergartener Welcome Zoom meeting; 2:30pm
Report Card Prep (no afternoon instruction); School hours are 9:15-12:35
PTSA Volunteer Tea; 2-3pm via Zoom
5th grade party
Last day of school (no afternoon instruction); all tech turned in for the summer; School hours are 9:15-12:35
Last day to order school supplies from School Kidz (see above)
Start of School Dates for 21-22 School Year (back to full day instruction: 9:15-3:45 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 9:15-2:05 on Wednesday)
Meet your Teacher, Open House
First day of School (grades 1-5th); Kindergarten Parent Connection Conferences
Kindergarten Parent Connection Conferences continue
First day of School for Kindergarten—morning only; Kindergarten Parent Connection Conferences continue in the afternoon
Labor Day (NO SCHOOL)
First full day of Kindergarten
It has been a great honor to serve as your principal for the past 6 years. You are an amazing school community and the students we share have been an inspiration to me! West Mercer will always hold a special place in my heart.
Carol Best Katy Gibson
Principal Interim Associate Principal
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