Mercersburg Elementary

News from the Nest

From the Principal's Desk


I hope you all have a great month of March! We are quickly approaching the last few weeks of school. As summer approaches it is imperative that we keep learning and moving forward. It is easy for students to want to take the end of the year off, but it is the time to work even harder. We want to run the through finish line and not coast through it. We don't want to lose any of the ground that we have gained at this point. We want our students to end on a high note and be prepared to successfully enter the next grade level. We want to end the year on a good note!

Special Thanks!

THANK YOU PTO!! A great big thank you goes out to the PTO for hosting the Author visit with Stacy Musick & books for every student.

Also – thanks for the Planetarium visit -- it was a big hit with everyone!



We will continue to show off our reading and math abilities on the PSSA assessment . The assessment will take place on April 14th - 17th and April 21-23. I encourage each student to eat a nutritious breakfast and have a good night’s sleeps before the assessment. This is a wonderful opportunity for the students to show off all of the hard work that they have put in this school year!


Attendance Policy: In keeping with PA state regulations and the Tuscarora School Board policy #204, absences shall be treated as unexcused until the school office receives a written excuse explaining the absence. Written excuses must be submitted to the office within three days of the absence. If the office does not receive a written excuse within three days the absence becomes unexcused. After three unexcused absences the next unexcused absence becomes an unlawful absence which could lead to notification of the local magisterial district judge, as well as a referral to the County Children and Youth Agency. If you have any questions in regards to attendance or excuses received, please contact the school secretary at 328-3127 ext. 2500.


Please remember that our day stars at 7:40. If your child arrives after 7:40, please come to the office and sign your child in.

Car Riders:

CAR RIDERS!!! Please DO NOT drop off students in the back of the building after 7:40 as the door is locked and students will need to walk around to the front! Please make sure an adult is still at the door if you are drop


Please have you child bring a jacket each day... Even though it is spring the temperatures are still quiet chilly. After coming off of the coldest February on record we want to get out students out for recess as much as possible.

PSSA Testing ( English Language Arts)

Tuesday, April 14th, 8am

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Mercersburg, PA

English Language Arts testing is the 14th, 15th 16th and 17th.

PSSA Testing

Tuesday, March 17th, 9pm

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Mercersburg, PA

Math testing is the 17th, 18th and 19th

Report Cards!

Tuesday, April 14th, 9pm

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Mercersburg, PA

Reports Cards are sent home!

Science PSSA (4th Grade only)

Wednesday, April 29th, 9pm

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Mercersburg, PA

April 29th and 30th.

Race for Education

Friday, May 1st, 9am

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Mercersburg, PA