• Principal's Message Continued From The Home Page

    Good News:
    In case you haven’t yet heard, we received VERY good news from MIYFS this week.  Due to a new grant that they have received, all school counselors will have their work week increased to full time, starting next week.  We are happy Miss Anna will now be available to our students 5 days a week!

    Parent Support Opportunity:
    We know that this pandemic has been difficult on everyone, with our parent partners as no exception. We realize that you have been called upon to add to your already extensive responsibilities by supporting your child(ren) through the school day and their class lessons. We appreciate you and know that you deserve some support during this time. Our amazing MIYFS counselor, Anna Orton, will be offering some informal Parent Support session. Information about these sessions can be found here: link to letter

    Important Dates

    Wednesday, 1/6

    In-person Learning begins for Kindergarten

    Thursday, 1/14 & Friday, 1/15

    Asynchronous Learning days for 1st grade

    Monday, 1/18

    Martin Luther King Day

    Tuesday, 1/19

    In-person Learning begins for 1st grade

    Friday, 1/22

    2:30: PAC Meeting (Parent Advisory Council)

    Monday, 1/25

    NO SCHOOL for students
    Teacher Professional Learning Day

    Tuesday, 2/2

    21-22 Kindergarten Information Night

    Friday, 2/5

    Great Kindness Challenge Kick off Webinar; 9:15am


    Great Kindness Challenge Week



    With 2021 finally here, my hope for all of us is that we begin to see an end to this pandemic and have a chance to bring our lives back to some sense of normalcy—fingers crossed for a quick and smooth vaccine program!

    Warmest Regards,
    Carol Best                                                          Jill Kelly
    Principal                                                             Associate Principal
    West Mercer Elementary                                 West Mercer Elementary & Northwood Elementary