Mercer Family Bulletin

September 23, 2022

Contact Us

Main Office: 206-252-8000

Website: https://mercerms.seattleschools.org/


Report absences and any attendance issues to:

Attendance: mercerms.attendance@seattleschools.org (206)-252-8004

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UPCOMING DATES

September 28 Early Dismissal Wednesday and all Wednesdays to follow 8:55AM-2:30PM

September 29 Open House in the cafeteria:

  • 5:15-5:45PM for families who have students in our multilingual program and Kingmakers program
  • 6-7:30PM for all families

October 14 State in-service day (No school)

October 24 and 25 Picture day- details to come

October 27 Assembly: All Grades

November 11 Veteran's Day (no school)

November 29 Picture Re-take day

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Greetings from Principal, Sherrie Encarnacion

Dear Mercer Families,


Laptops were handed out to all students this week and lockers were assigned to 6th and 7th graders. If your 8th grader needs a locker, please see Mr. Brown in room 209. All skateboards, scooters, and athletic equipment should be put away into a locker.


We had our first PTSA meeting online on Zoom and we would like to invite more families to join our next meeting on November 15. It is a great way to get engaged and connected with other families and with Mercer. Welcoming families to engage as partners is a primary goal of ours and we hope that you will be able to join us.


In partnership,

Sherrie Encarnacion, Principal

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Open House: Thursday, September 29, 2022

The purpose of this evening is to learn about your student's classes and see their teachers. This is an evening for parent/guardian and their student. Students walk their family to classes and show them around. Teachers and counselors can arrange an individual meeting at a later date if you want to discuss your student.


Schedule

5:15 – 5:45pm Presentation for Multilingual Families & Presentation for Kingmakers

6:00 – 6:15pm Opening presentation for all students in the cafeteria

6:20pm Presentation 1 in Each Classroom

6:40pm Presentation 2 in Each Classroom

7:00pm Presentation 3 in Each Classroom

7:20pm Presentation 4 in Each Classroom

7:30pm Good night


  • Families can listen to a presentation then float and visit other classrooms in between.
  • If you don't get to hear a presentation, classrooms will be open for drop in visits for you to see where your student spends their day.


Parking

The Mercer parking lot is tough to get in and out. It is recommended that you park along 16th, at the community garden parking lot, across the street on Snoqualmie, at Jefferson and walk in on the path, or park in the neighborhoods.

Meet Katrina Herzog, Clinical Care Coordinator

Hello, my name is Katrina Herzog and I am honored to be the full-time child & family mental health professional from Sound mental health, called the Clinical Care Coordinator. I work with administrators, counselors, teachers, parents and caregivers to identify students whose social-emotional concerns are interfering with academic progress, and I will work with these students and their families to help them have a successful school year.


As part of my services, I “check in” with students who are showing signs of distress, assess their needs for additional support, and involve parents in the process of determining what resources will help students perform better in school. I will also help students who are distressed, isolated, or behind in their schoolwork while establishing links with counselors, tutors, and afterschool programs. Additionally, I meet with Mercer’s school support teams to bring a mental health perspective to discussions about our students’ needs and to provide consultation services.

Participation in the Middle School Support Program is voluntary. Identified students will be referred to the Middle School Support Program for an initial assessment. If this occurs, I will call you to discuss a plan for working together to best meet your students’ needs at school.
If you are interested in more information about the program, please feel free to contact me at (206) 591-6440. If you want to opt your child(ren) out of consideration for this particular support, please call (206) 252-8072.

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Communication: Be sure that Mercer's (206)252 number is not blocked on your phone!


Phone Calls: Make sure that you are receiving phone calls from Seattle Public Schools. If you have not received a call from Seattle Public Schools about anything then our 252 number is likely blocked on your phone. Robocalls will give you information from Seattle Public Schools including school holidays, absences and tardies. If you are not receiving robocalls from Seattle Public Schools, please check your phone and unblock any number that begins with (206)252 and if you need more help, email a Grade-Level Administrator or Counselor for support.

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A Message from Athletics Coordinator, Ms. Bautista

Contact information: jpbautista@seattleschools.org

Room #103

SPORTS UPDATE:

Sports Registration is OPEN

FALL SPORTS

Sept. 20 – Nov. 2022

· Girls Soccer

· Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee


Girls Soccer

  • Start Tuesday, Sept. 27
  • Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:55 PM –5:15 PM
  • First game- Oct. 1


Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee

  • Start Wednesday, Sept. 28th
  • Practices: Wednesdays 2:40 PM-4:45 PM and Fridays, 3:55 PM – 5:15 PM
  • First game- to be determined


There are 2 steps when registering for sports.

1) Complete your forms at: https://seattleschools-wa.finalforms.com/

· Follow the prompts to create your account, create your students and sign your forms.

2) Turn in a Physical Examination and Clearance Form

· Must be signed and dated by the Doctor on the Seattle Public Schools Form

· Physical Forms are good for two years

Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes at Mercer International Middle School.

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PTSA Community Meetings on Zoom

Come and meet other parents/caretakers. Hear an update about school and get engaged!
  • Tuesday Nov 15
  • Tuesday Feb 7
  • Tuesday May 16 -- Vote for next year’s Board


Have questions? Reach out to parents: