MERCER PTO VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Please consider offering your time as a Mercer volunteer - it is a great way to be part of something with your child/children in a way that works for you! If you have not yet had the chance to see all of the volunteer opportunities, you can visit
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
1/9-19: Used Book Collection
Mercer PTO Happy 2017! Welcome Back
The PTO supports and sponsors many activities and events throughout the school year benefitting all Mercer students. It is because of the numerous volunteers this is possible. If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities, ideas to share or would like to learn more about the PTO, please contact Leslie Moore (
PTO Did You Know?
It is nearly time to begin working on next school year’s PTO roster. Many volunteers are needed to coordinate and organize all the wonderful PTO sponsored activities and events at Mercer. If you are interested in co-chairing an activity or event next school year or would like to learn more about executive board positions, please contact Leslie Moore (
Family Volunteering Opportunity - MLK Day (1/16/17) - REGISTER NOW
All Shaker families are invited to join Shaker PTO's Community Builders for a day of service to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday 1/16/17 from 10am-12pm, at Shaker Heights High School.
Students in grades K-4 and their families will be making fleece tie blankets
for the homeless community in Northeast Ohio. We are also excited to have Game On! Sports 4 Girls supporting this special event in leading all participants in a variety of team and community building activities. You will find them getting the kids active in the large auditorium. Join them when you are done making blankets. Go to
to register. Please contact Jen Bordeaux at
or Hannah Mendelsohn at
for more information or to volunteer.
4th Grade Photos Needed!
Calling all 4th grade parents! We are working on the memory book for the fourth graders and we need your help to gather candid shots of the students throughout their years at Mercer. Please email photos to
and include names of students in the pictures, grade/year of the picture, and event. If the photos are hard copy send them to school in an envelope labeled "4th Grade Memory Book". Photos must be from Mercer or a Mercer event - close-up shots of faces work best in the yearbook collage format. To be included in the yearbook, photos must be received by January 27th. Please contact Jen Bordeaux at
if you have questions.
4th Graders Logo Design Contest
Fourth graders, don't forget to submit your designs for the class t-shirt and yearbook cover! Designs should be submitted on a full page of plain white paper and include a tagline, graphic and IB attributes. More details can be found on the flyer sent home before winter break or email questions to Jen Bordeaux at
. Submissions are due by Jan. 24. Please include your name and class on BACK SIDE ONLY.
The Used Book Fair and Scholastic Book is coming and we need your books for the Used Book Fair!
Starting Monday, January 9 - 19, please send your gently-used age appropriate books for kids Kindergarten through 4th for the Used Book Fair, which starts on January 23. We would appreciate it if kids brought the books in bags that we can use at the book fair for purchases. Parents you are welcome to bring in the books if it helps your child. If you are not able to drop off the books yourself, please contact Erica Harrington at
and she can assist. Our Used Book fair ensures that EVERY child at Mercer goes home with multiple books. To volunteer for the Used Book Fair or Scholastic Book Fair please contact kmmoody@
or go to
. The classrooms will visit the book fair at the following times if you would like to volunteer:
9:30-Campbell, 10-Leibovich, 10:30-Richards, 11-Schlein, 2-Martin, 2:30-Morris
9:30-Hardimann, 10-Beney/Mulligan, 10:30-Feinstein, 11-Eakin, 2-Nosse,
9:30-Skandal, 10-Smith, 10:30-DiScenna, 11-Lesek, 2-Rose, 2:30-White
Mercer Mailbox is a publication of Mercer Elementary. The submission deadline is Noon Wednesday to Sharon Galin at