Mercury Monday Memo

December 3, 2012

New Look for the Mercury Monday Memo

Dear Mercury Families,

We are trying out a new service for our Monday Memo. We hope that you enjoy the new version.

Tammy Kirkpatrick
Head of School
Mercury Online Academy of Southern California

Work At Home Day - Monday

Monday, December 3 is a Work at Home Day for our site-based students. Site-based students must complete their assignments for the day in order to earn attendance. Online students will complete their assigned coursework as usual.

Paragon Night at the Learning Center - Wednesday

Wednesday, December 5 is our Paragon Night at the Learning Center. Students remain at the center at the end of the school day. Contact your child's teacher if you can provide snacks/drinks during this time. The program begins at 4pm. We will be offering a Hot Dog Meal Deal at the end of the program! Each meal includes a hot dog, chips, and a drink for only $3.

Friday Field Trip Day

Friday, December 7th is the day of our field trip to see A Christmas Carol at the Escondido Center for the Arts! We will meet at the entrance to the theater at 9:00am. The performance begins at 9:15am. Be sure to allow enough travel time to arrive at the theater on time. We will have lunch together at the park after the show, but you should keep your lunch in your car until after the performance. Students will then be dismissed for the day.

  • All site-based students should wear their uniforms during this field trip.
  • Parents and Chaperones are responsible providing transportation to the theater and for monitoring the students in their group during the field trip.
  • Only those who pre-ordered tickets may attend.
  • Students who do not attend the field trip have a Work at Home Day.

Escondido Children's Museum

The Escondido Children's Museum is located near the Center for the Arts where we will be attending the performance of "A Christmas Carol" on Friday, December 7. This would be a great place to spend the afternoon after our field trip! Here is a great deal on a family membership to the museum for only $39 for a whole year, CLICK HERE. (This offer is found under the tab "All Deals" at the DealPalooza site.)

Online Paragon Night Live! - next Tuesday

The Live Online Paragon Night will be held on Tuesday, December 11 at 5:30pm (Pacific).

Order a Long Sleeve Mercury Polo

We are taking orders for long-sleeve embroidered Mercury Polo shirts for only $15 each. Order forms are available in the office. The order deadline has been extended until Friday, December 7.

Mark Your Calendars

Reaching Higher Day at the Learning Center
December 14

Winter Break

December 24 to January 4

PTO Meeting at the Learning Center
NEW Time! 3:30pm
January 9

End of Grading Period 2/Semester 1
January 18

MLK, Jr. Holiday
January 21

Student Holiday
January 22

Paragon Night at the Learning Center
January 23 @ 4:00pm