Originally delivered on 10/16/2019 12:32 pm

SUBJECT: Mercer Bits & Pieces Newsletter


October, 2019

Move 4 Mercer raised a total of $17,296.06 this year earning all of our students an extra hour of tech time.  Our top fundraisers - Frank Daoud, Inez Eismin-Henry, Tyler Hasson, Bella Heise, Freddie Heise, Sydney Jones, Zachary Jones, Miles Logan, Gabi Lyons, Liam McCord, William Paszczykowski, Dacey Rogers, Davis Rogers, Alex Schrager, Ava Schrager, Colin Smith, Madelyn Smith and Camilla Walker - will all enjoy taking a limo to lunch sponsored by Affinity Air Limousine Service and MOD pizza.  Our highest fundraisers, Davis and Dacey Rogers earned the Principal for the Day incentive. Thank you to all of our students, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for making Move 4 Mercer a great event! 


10/14-19All DayALL IN Canned Food Drive
10/177:00 PM1st-3rd Performance of Pirates Past Noon
10/192:00 PM1st-3rd Performance of Pirates Past Noon
10/197:00-9:00 PMDaddy Daughter Dance
10/2311 AM-8 PM
Mercer Fundraiser at The Candle Lab
10/24 3:45-5:00 PMGrade 4-6 Auditions -The Little Mermaid Jr.
10/258:30-9:00 AMEagle Council Meeting
10/31TBD by ClassFall Class Parties
11/124:00-9:00 PMMcAlister's Dine-Out Night
11/196:30-8:30 PMMercer Skate Night
11/208:20 AMAll Pro Dad Breakfast



Mercer's Daddy Daughter Snow Ball is Saturday, October 19th, from 7 - 9 PM. It's not too late to sign up! Click here to purchase tickets via the online store through Friday. (You must be logged in). Hope to see you there!

*Brought to you by Mercer PTA

Mercer Elementary Grades 1-3 Proudly Present:
Magic Tree House - Pirates Past Noon

Thursday, October 17th, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 19th, 2:00 p.m.
Turpin High School Auditorium
Tickets $5 
Click here to purchase tickets online. (You must be logged in to the website.)  Tickets will be available for pickup at Will Call before the performance. You may also purchase tickets via this form (also sent home with your child) or at the door the day of the performance.
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The 2019 ALL IN Donation Drive is 10/14 - 10/18.  This donation drive has provided the largest annual contribution to IPM Food Pantry and the Mercy Care Clinics for the past 6 years! Let's keep it going!

Mercer has been asked to donate breakfast cereals, oatmeal, and canned fruit (mandarin oranges and pineapple). There will be boxes outside the front office for your donations.

Thank you for helping our community!

On Wednesday, October 23rd, The Candle Lab Anderson will donate 20% of all sales to the Mercer PTA. Stop in to pour a custom-scented candle or purchase one off the shelf in 100+ different fragrances. Showing your support for the Mercer PTA has never been easier - or smelled better!

The Candle Lab is located at 7454 Beechmont Ave. Suite 308 in The Anderson Towne Center and is open from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Click here to view the flyer.


Children in 4th-6th grades are invited to participate in Mercer's production of The Little Mermaid Jr. Auditions will be held at Mercer Elementary in the auditorium on Thursday, October 24th, from 3:45-5:00 PM.  Please see flyer for additional information, and click here to sign up for an audition.

 *Brought to you by Mercer PTA


Interested in Scouts? It's not too late to join! We are particularly looking to expand our class of first graders, but all are welcome! Please see flyer for additional information, and contact Jill Ragase with questions.


Please join us for

Mercer Dine-out Night at McAlister's Deli

November 12, 2019 - 4:00-9:00 PM 

7636 Beechmont Ave, (513) 909-2901 

See flyer for details!


Nature Explorers Mini-Session

Learn to grow your own food!  Click herefor additional details about this great class.

Mercer Elementary K–6th

3:45 – 4:45 PM

Thursdays: 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12 

4 sessions:  $48 

Register now at skoolaid.com!!! 


All Pro Dad Breakfast


Mercer dads and father figures are invited to attend the first All Pro Dad breakfast of the school year in the Mercer cafeteria at 8:20 AM on Wednesday, November 20th. A light breakfast will be served along with some great character-building content. Please RSVP here.


Mercer Dads' Club 

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.
  • Come to the Turpin field for the annual Turkey Bowl flag football game on Thanksgiving Eve. Click here for more information and to sign up.


Mercer Mother/Son Night Out with the Cyclones

Friday, January 31st - 7:30 PM

More details coming soon!

 *Brought to you by Mercer PTA


2019-2020 Mercer Yearbook Sales
The theme for the 2019-2020 yearbook is “Better Together.”  Yearbooks cost $16 each for a 104-page hardcover, color yearbook.  Donations are very much appreciated. All donations go directly towards purchasing yearbooks for students.  Please go to the Jostens website to purchase your Mercer Yearbook.  If you would prefer to send in your order with a cash or check payment, click here for the order form. Jostens is not able to track duplicate orders, so please keep your email receipt.

This year we are also accepting business donations, and business donors will be recognized in the yearbook.  If you own a local business and would like to make a donation to the Mercer Yearbook, please see attached.

Our community raised $263.75 from skate night and $151.16 at the Chipotle Dine-Out night. Thanks to all who came out for these events. Every little bit helps support Mercer students!


Join the Mercer Elementary PTA

Support Mercer by becoming a PTA member today! It is easy and fast to join. Click here for more information.


Restock the Makerspace

The Mercer Makerspace is in need of recycled and craft materials: paper bags, toilet paper rolls, chip tubes, straws, pipe cleaners, foil, building materials, old toys etc. We are also looking for non-working electrical equipment such as remotes, speakers, computers, etc. Contact Mr. Frye with questions. Thank you!


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.


Golden Eagle Award


Many thanks to Amanda Roberts and Melanie Barford for their work on the 1st-3rd grade musical as well as to Sarah Neugebauer and her team for organizing the Daddy/Daughter Dance.  These are sure to be amazing events, and we sincerely appreciate your sharing your time and talents!


Please contact Angela Tomson or Cathy Rappaport if you have nominations for future Golden Eagle awards.


Upcoming Sixth Grade Activities:

  • Sixth Grade District Skate night - October 22nd, 6:30-8:30PM
  • Sixth Grade Class Parties - October 25th

There is  still time to sign up to volunteer to participate in these events with your child.  View the sign up genius list here: Mercer Sixth Grade Activities 2019-2020

Please contact Sarah Neugebauer (scneugebauer@yahoo.com) or Shannon Walker (shannon@anotherventure.com) with any questions.



GET INFORMED on ISSUE 14! Operating Levy for Forest Hills. Operating levies fund the day-to-day operations of a school district, such as teachers, utilities, technology and supplies. Click here to view a one-pager about the levy, including how you can help. For additional information, please click here to listen to Superintendent Scot Prebles discuss the operating levy and district facilities.

Bottlecaps, Benches, Birthdays - Oh My!
2000 lbs of caps + $1000 = 10 new benches for our schools and community! On Oct 22nd, 9United will be bringing 10 benches back to our our community, and they could use our help to make it happen! Make a donation of any amount to help cover the cost of a bench at http://bit.ly/9United_Give.

Birthday Bundles are back and the need is growing. 9United has a request for 70 bundles to be delivered to St. Joe's Orphanage by Nov 1st. Donate items for a Bundle by visiting http://bit.ly/9ubdaybundles201920. A collection container can be found in Nagel's Main Office, just beneath the security window. If you are part of a group that would like to "adopt a month" of birthdays, email them at info@9United.org.

Learn more about 9United at www.9United.org.


Anderson Theatre brings "Mamma Mia!" to the Titus Stage this November! Warm your heart on a Greek Island paradise where, on the eve of her wedding, Sophie's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother Donna’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Friends and family sing, dance, and share secrets as they try to reconcile Donna’s past with Sophie’s future.


Performances are November 22 and 23 at 7 pm and November 24 at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online or by mailing in the attached ticket order form. If you add a contribution to your mail-in order, you can access the Prime Contributors seating! Tickets are already selling fast, so don't delay!


Registration Now Open for Anderson Community Girls Lacrosse!

Lacrosse is a spring sport that begins in Jan/Feb and typically runs through mid-May.

Key dates:

  • Nov 3: Demo Day @ Anderson High School
  • Dec 5: Parents meeting @ Nagel Library
  • Jan/Feb: Begin practice on AHS turf
  • Mar-May: Regular season games & practice

Teams are formed based on grade level, skill and the number of registered players.

Cost: $100 registration fee. LAX equipment and uniforms will need to be purchased.

For more information and to register, please see flyeror visit www.AndersonLAX.com.


If you have Mercer news you would like to share in Bits & Pieces, please contact Angela Tomson or Cathy RappaportClick here for B&P schedule.


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