VISIT THE ONLINE MERCER SPIRIT STORE TODAY!

 

Are you looking for some Mercer spirit products for your Mercer Meerkat? Visit the online spirit store for water bottles, yard signs, magnets, winter hats and more.

 

 

Order Mercer spirit products online by Friday, December 10, 2021, in order to receive your order before Winter Break.

 

 

  

WELCOME TO MERCER PTO!

Did you know? 

All parents or guardians of students in the Shaker Heights School District are automatically members of PTO. There are no membership fees, dues, or requirements. Any parent or guardian is welcome to attend any PTO meeting or event.

 

Families New to Mercer after School Starts

 

Contact mercerfamilies@gmail.com.  We will welcome your family and help you get acquainted with Mercer. 

 

MERCER PTO BOARD FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Co-1st Vice Presidents: Kristina Gobel and Rebecca Ragor
VP of Communication: Kristina Gobel
VP of Educational Enrichment: JoAnna Garcia
VP of Outreach: Amber Brown
VP of Parent Education and Advocacy: Kristen Doud 
VP of Financial Management: Nadia Greenheigh-Stanley
Secretary: Rebecca Ragor
Treasurer: Courtney Adler
Co-Nominating Chairs: Adriana Williams and Christian Gindlesberger

 

 

SHARE YOUR TIME AND TALENTS WITH THE PTO!

 

If you have thought about getting more involved with the Mercer PTO, now is a great time to help. Ranging from year-long commitments to just a few hours, in-person or at home, the PTO offers something for everyone. 

 

Activity, Event and Committee Chair Positions - To learn more about various PTO activity, event and committee chair positions for the 2021-2022 school year and the approximate time commitment, please refer to the Mercer Event Coordinators and Committee Chair Roles document.

 

To sign up to chair an event or committee, please view the Sign Up Genius.

 

Volunteer Interest Form - If you are not interested in chairing an event, but would like to be contacted to assist as the event/activity gets closer, please complete the online Volunteer Interest Form. Your contact information will be shared with the event chairs who will reach out to you as the event approaches. Expressing interest on this form does not commit you to volunteering at the events.

 

 

MERCER OLYMPICS

I BELIEVE THAT MERCER WINS!

Congratulations to the entire Mercer Community! What a wonderful time we had during the Mercer Olympics. Students, teachers, and staff alike took part in various Olympic-themed activities in the classroom and during Physical Education classes. Ask your student about the warm up dance! Did your student enjoy throwing a foam “javelin” to a target on a wall or scooting across the gym as if on a bobsled? Throughout the week, students also demonstrated various IB traits, teamwork and school spirit! 

 

Our Mercer community raised $16,138.37 and, once again, celebrated 100% participation. Everyone, especially Mercer, is a winner. Thank you for your generosity and support.

 

100% of the money raised by the Mercer PTO supports both our students and teachers through teacher grants, educational enrichment opportunities such as in-person and/or virtual field trips and assemblies, activities such as the Meerkat Club, Mercer Times (student newspaper), family nights, community building activities and more.

 

Opening Ceremony

 

Did your student tell you about the virtual Mercer Olympics Opening Ceremony? Now, you can view the video too.

 

Closing Ceremony

 

You can see our special guest, learn about the participation awards, and learn the grade-level and overall winning class in the Closing Ceremony video

 

Stay Active at Home!

 

Complete the Mercer Olympics B-I-N-G-O board! You can get a different B-I-N-G-O each day, if desired.

 

 
Mercer Read-A-Thon
 

Mercer’s first Read-A-Thon was a huge success! We enjoyed a fun-filled week that helped to build excitement about literacy and raise money for the Mercer PTO.

 

Together, Mercer students logged over 12,000 minutes of reading during the Read-A-Thon and raised $7,813. Thank you for your generosity! The money that was raised will directly benefit our students and teachers.

 

Guest Readers

 

Listen to Mercer faculty and staff read some of their favorite stories:

 

Mrs. Stamm reading "The Bear and the Piano" by David Litchfield

Mr. Florence reading some poems from "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein

Mrs. Kerns reading "Pete's A Pizza" by William Steig

Ms. Schlein reading "Dragon's Love Tacos" by Adam Rubin

Mrs. Janosek reading "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt

Mr. DiScenna reading "Rachel: Preserving a Sense of Wonder" by Joseph Bruchac and Thomas Locker 

 

Mystery Readers

 

Can you figure out who our mystery readers are for the Mercer Read-A-Thon?

 

Mystery Reader #1 reading "Need a House? Call Ms. Mouse" by George Mendoza

Mystery Reader #2 reading "Oscar, Cat-About-Town" by James Herriet

Mystery Reader #3 reading "Red: A Crayon's Story" by Michael Hall

 

Live Reads

 

Watch the recordings from our live reads!

 

Monday, March 22, 2021 - Mrs. Ng, Mrs. Hartley and Mrs. Daberko

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Horvat and Ms. Martin

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - Dr. David Glasner, Superintendent, Shaker Heights City School District

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - Mr. Lindsay Florence, Retired Mercer Principal

  

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

  

2021-2022 PTO Calendar of Events 

 

UPCOMING PTO MEETINGS

 

November 17, 2021 - 6:45 pm

January 19, 2022 - 6:45 pm

March 23, 2022 - 6:45 pm

May 12, 2022 - 6:45 pm

 

All PTO meetings will be virtual until further notice.

 

 

MERCER PTO MEETING MINUTES

 

Did you miss the PTO meeting? Find out what happened!

 

2021-2022 School Year

 

09-29-2021 (draft)

 

2020-2021 School Year

 

09-24-2020

09-30-2020

11-4-2020

11-18-2020

01-20-2021

03-11-2021

05-12-2021 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY SPEAKER SERIES

 

 

 

 

If you missed the presentations, you can watch the recordings:

 

9-30-2020 presentation by Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Shaker Heights School District

 

11-4-2020 conversation with Dr. David Glasner, Superintendent of the Shaker Heights School District

 

1-20-2021 conversation with Keith Langford, Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Coordinator, Shaker Heights School District

 

3-11-2021 conversation on Positive Parenting with Judi Miller Levy, Licensed Independent Social Worker

 

5-12-2021 presentation on Student Pathways from Pre-K - Grade 12 given by John Moore, District International Baccalaureate Coordinator & Diploma Programme Coordinator, Addie Tobey, Middle Years Program IB Coordinator, Denise Brown, PYP Coordinator at Onaway and Kristen Clark, Instructional Coach Liaison.

 

Stay up-to-date with the Mercer Elementary PTO Facebook page.

 

MERCER CLASS PAGES

 

Join the Facebook pages for your child's grade.

 

Note: These class pages are created by Mercer parents for Mercer parents. They are not official pages of the Mercer PTO, Mercer Elementary School, or the Shaker Heights City School District.

 

Class of 2034 (K 2021-2022) 

Class of 2033 (1st 2021-2022)

Class of 2032 (2nd 2021-2022)

Class of 2031 (3rd 2021-2022)

Class of 2030 (4th 2021-2022)

 

 

FINANCIAL FORMS

 

2021-2022 PTO Budget 

Tax Exempt Form (Mercer PTO cannot reimburse for sales tax. Please use this form when making approved purchases for Mercer PTO.)

Check Request / Reimbursement Form

Deposit Form

Cash Box Form

 

If you have questions, please contact either Nadia Greenheigh-Stanley, Kristina Gobel or Courtney Adler.