TO THE MR. FLORENCE RETIREMENT DEDICATION FUND

 

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 WANTS YOU!

 

If you have thought about getting more involved, we would love your help. We still need to fill a few positions on the PTO's Executive Board, as well as several activity, event and committee chair roles for the 2021-2022 school year. Positions range from year-long commitments to one day events. Some positions can be done exclusively from home. 

 

To learn more about various PTO positions 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.

 

Questions? Please contact Carmen Kottha by email at ckrystyniak@gmail,com 

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, Mercer Principal

  

MERCER PTO BOARD FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Co-Presidents:Lisa Farmer Cole and Lauren Klein
1st Vice President: Emily Adams
VP of Communication: Kristina Gobel
VP of Educational Enrichment: JoAnna Garcia
VP of Outreach: Ann Barnett
VP of Parent Education and Advocacy: Christian Gindlesperger 
VP of Financial Management: Jeff Resnick
Secretary: Christine Reynolds
Treasurer: Nadia Greenheigh-Stanley
Nominating Chair: Carmen Kottha  

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

MERCER PTO MEETING MINUTES

 

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

 

09-24-2020

09-30-2020

11-4-2020

11-18-2020

01-20-2021

03-11-2021

05-12-2021 (draft)

 

 

 

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 2033 (K 2020-2021)

Class of 2032 (1st 2020-2021)

Class of 2031 (2nd 2020-2021)

Class of 2030 (3rd 2020-2021)

Class of 2029 (4th 2020-2021)

 

FINANCIAL FORMS

 

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

 

If you have questions, please contact either Jeff Resnick or Nadia Greenheigh-Stanley.

 

CHOOLAAH GIVES FUNDRAISER

 

 

Thank you for your support of the Choolaah Gives! fundraiser on April 15. Choolaah will be donating $397 to the Mercer PTO!