| 9/12||7:00 PM||Destination Imagination info meeting Nagel|
| 9/13||All Day||Pep Rally (wear Mercer colors)|
| 9/16-9/26||All Day||Move 4 Mercer Fundraiser|
| 9/20||8:30 AM||Eagle Council (Cafetaria)|
| 9/20||5:30-6:45 PM||Rock the Stands|
| 9/23-9/27||All Day||SPIRIT WEEK|
| 9/24||6:30-8:30||Mercer Skate Night|
| 9/25||6:30-7:00||Girl Scout Formation Meeting|
| 9/27||All Day||Move 4 Mercer|
| 10/8||4:00-8:00||Dine-out Chipotle|
| 10/19||7:00-9:00||Daddy Daughter Dance|
It is almost time for Move 4 Mercer!
Our event will kick off with a Pep Rally on 9/13 followed by two weeks of fundraising. During this time any student who makes a donation will receive a Move 4 Mercer bag AND be entered to win fun daily prizes.
Prizes include gift cards for local restaurants like Gold Star and LaRosas as well as tickets to Newport Aquarium and free canoe rentals from Scenic River Excursions. We will also giveaway Move 4 Mercer tees. The sooner your child brings in their donation, the more chances they will have to win.
Top Fundraisers will enjoy a Limo ride to have lunch with Jodi. This amazing prize is sponsored by MOD Pizza and Affinity Air Limousine Service.
The Top Fundraiser will be principal for the day.
Students have an individual goal of raising $40
More details can be found at:https://www.mercerpto.org/m4m
To make a donation, please visit:https://www.mercerpto.org/form/m/82180
Please sign-up here to volunteer on 9/27 for Move 4 Mercer:
Destination Imagination is a program that engages students in team-project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. It is open to students K-12.
An informational meeting will be held on September 12 at 7pm at Nagel Middle School in the Learning Commons. This meeting is for parents who are interested in learning more, or are ready to manage a team.
Question? Please contact Colleen Berliner (firstname.lastname@example.org). Destination Imagination is sponsored by the Forest Hills Foundation For Education. For more info about DI, go to DestinationImagination.org.
What is Mercer Rock the Stands?
It's giving back..
The Rock the Stands event will be held on Friday, September 20th from 5:30pm until the start of the football game between Turpin High School and West Clermont.
Parent volunteers for the practice field are always welcome and needed. Click on the following link to sign up and volunteer:
Rock the stands volunteer sign up
Also - tickets to the Turpin vs. West Clermont football game can be purchased in advance on the Mercer PTA website at $4 each or click on link below:
Rock the stands ticket
Let's show our Mercer Spirit!
Monday - Pajama Day
Tuesday - Sports Day
Wednesday - USA Day
Thursday - Crazy Hair/Hat Day
Friday - Mercer to the Extreme Day
Fun Exercise, Running form and Coordination Grades 2-6 Instructor: Nicki Pendleton Skylis
This class will have a strong focus on the correct running form and mechanics because most kids are never taught how to run properly.
To learn more about this great program and to register just click on the following link:
Quickness, Speed, and Agility information
Join all your friends on September 24th at Beechmont Rollarena for an all-you-can-skate party from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Admission is $3.25 and skate rental is $2.
innoVationGirls Registration for Mercer Elementary
innoVationGirls is a platform for Girls (7-17) to engage with business, solve real-world problems and learn 21st century skills. To learn more see the attached flyer
DO YOU HAVE THE ALL-NEW BOX TOPS APP?
Spread the word: It's the new way to earn! Use the app to scan your receipts and earn Box Tops cash for your school.
Get the app now
Join us for dinner to support Mercer Elementary.
Where: Chipotle on Beechmont
When: Tuesday, October 8th
Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Don't forget to bring a copy of the flyer!
Interested in Girl Scouts?
Please attend this Girl Scout Troop Formation meeting:
Wednesday, September 25
Mercer Elementary School
In the Art Room
Click here for flyer
Interested in Cub Scouts? It's not too late to join. Contact Jill@JumbleOfJill.com
*Pack 177 welcomes boys & girls in grades K-4
Click here for flyer.
Save the Date
Mercer Daddy Daughter
7 - 9 pm
Mercer Dads Club Events
Open to all Mercer Dads/Guardians/Granddads/etc. and kids. Please consider spending some extra Dad time with your kids at these fun events:
Open Gym is back! Feel free to check out the dates and sign up.
Also, come to the Turpin field for the annual turkey bowl flag football game on Thanksgiving Eve. Click on the link for more information and to sign up for the turkey bowl.
MERCER ELEMENTARY PTA
Become a PTA member and join today! It is easy and fast to join. Just click on the following PTA link to find out more!
Classroom Party and Teacher Gift Collections:
Please click here if you would like to contribute to the classroom party fund and the teacher gift fund. Classroom party funds will be pooled by grade, meaning all funds collected for each grade will be split equally between that grade’s classrooms. Teacher gift funds will be pooled for the entire school and divided equally for all classroom teachers. More details are provided on the website.
If you would like to volunteer to be a room parent, please click here. Duties include planning the fall and winter parties and organizing any additional activities requested by the teacher. Please note that you can only sign up to be a room parent for one classroom. Also, room parents and any parent volunteering in the classroom must have a background check. Additional information will follow for those who sign up to be room parents.
Golden Eagle Award
The Golden Eagle recognizes a volunteer who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to benefit the Mercer community.
We would like to give a shout out to both Andrea Kachelmeyer and Katie Johnson for all their hard work this summer and school year on Move 4 Mercer, it is going to be a great event!
2019-2020 MERCER YEARBOOK SALES BEGIN 9/15/19
The theme for the 2019-2020 yearbook is “Better Together.” Go to the Jostens site, beginning September 15th, to purchase your Mercer Yearbook. Yearbooks cost $16 for a 104 page hardcover, color yearbook. Donations are very much appreciated, all donations go directly towards purchasing yearbooks for students.
Jostens is not able to track duplicate orders, so please keep your email receipt.
If you have Mercer-related news you would like to share in Bits & Pieces, please contact Angela Tomson or Cathy Rappaport.
You can expect to receive this newsletter once a month throughout the school year. (Click here for schedule.) Please read it to keep up with important information and events, and refer to our new website if you need additional information.