Mercersburg Elementary School
News from the Nest
Message from the Principal
NO SCHOOL on Friday, November 9 (Act 80 Day) and Monday, November 12 for Veteran's Day.
EARLY DISMISSAL on Wednesday, November 21 at 12:00 noon and NO SCHOOL on November 22 - 27 for Thanksgiving Break.
NO SCHOOL December 24 - January 1 for Christmas Break.
School will be in session on Wednesday, January 2, which is now a weather make-up day.
As you give that last hug and kiss to your child before they leave for school, I encourage you to make sure they are dressed appropriately for the weather. Unless it is raining, most likely recess and gym class will be outside. Please, make sure they have a warm jacket, hat, and gloves if necessary. PLEASE LABEL HATS AND GLOVES
Cold and flu season are upon us so, I want to remind you that germs are spread very easily by coughing and sneezing.
- Always cough into your elbow or tissue and then wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes.
- Remember to wash your hands before you eat.
- Eat a well-balanced diet.
- Get plenty of sleep.
These are all VERY important to keep us, and our children, healthy.
As always, if your child has flu-like systems or diarrhea, vomiting or fever I ask that you keep your child home. Your child must be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
TWEP Open House
2018-2019 TWEP Open House Schedule at Charles Brightbill Environmental Center:
Sunday, November 4 - 2:00 - 4:00 - Photo Contest Display; Special Speaker, Derek
Small, skilled in macrophotography - 3:00 in the North American Room at the Center
Sunday, December 2 - 2:00 - 4:00 - Nature Crafts for Kids activities
Sunday, February 3 - 2:00 - 4:00 - Game Day, come enjoy TWEP Nature Bingo, Bird Bingo
and more, games begin at 2:30
Sunday, March 3 - 2:00 - 4:00 - “Continental Critters”
presented by the Catoctin Zoo * in the JBHS auditorium at 3:00;
Elementary Art Show at the Center from 2:00 - 3:00 and
Sunday, April 7 - 2:00 - 4:00 - tentative, Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers
Thursday, May 2 - 6:00 - 8:00 - High School/Middle School Art Show with
Sunday, May 5 - 2:00 - 4:00 - Open House; No program planned
Open House events are free at the Center, unless otherwise noted with *
Want to visit the Center, but can’t make the dates? Call the Center 717-328-2126 and make
arrangements for a visit at another time.
Watch our TWEP website at www.twep.org for all current info and “Friend” us on Facebook
18-19 Meal Prices
Breakfast - $1.45, Reduced Breakfast - $.30
Lunch - $2.45, Reduced Lunch - $.40Milk - $.45
Notes to school
- Include child's first AND LAST NAME on any notes sent from home.
- Notes should be sent anytime you are planning to pick up your child for an early dismissal.
- Notes for sending your child home on a different bus should be limited to emergency requests.
More than three unlawful absences 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 328-2023 ext. 2500.