Welcome to West Mercer PTSA

West Mercer Spelling Bee Information – Competitive & Non Competitive

  • The West Mercer competitive spelling bee will take place on Wednesday, March 1 at 2:05PM, and will strictly follow the guidelines set forth by the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Regional Spelling Bee will take place on March 19 at Town Hall in Seattle and the winner from West Mercer’s Competitive Bee will participate in that event. If our West Mercer student wins the Regional Bee, then that student and one chaperone will continue on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. While the West Mercer competitive spelling bee does not restrict participation based on age or grade, the spelling words that we are required to present to the competitors are geared for the higher grades/ages (3rd grade through 5th grade). Please carefully consider whether the competitive bee is appropriate for your child or whether the non-competitive bee would be a better fit.

    For those students who do not want a competitive environment, West Mercer will also host a fun, non-competitive spelling bee on Tuesday, February 28 at 3:45PM until approximately 5:00PM for all grades. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to experience a spelling bee in a fun and friendly environment. Your child is welcome to participate in both the non-competitive and the competitive spelling bee if he/she so wishes. Here is a list of practice spelling words organized by grade level. In addition, we have included the 2017 School Spelling Bee Study List provided by Scripps for student use and preparation.

    If your student(s) would like to participate, the Registration Form needs to be completed and returned to the school office by Friday,  February 24This PTSA sponsored event needs parent volunteers to help make it happen. If you have questions or concerns, or if you would like to help with these events, please contact Dalia Silverstein at dalia4yosef@gmail.com.

West Mercer Science Fair Registration is open

Registration has opened to sign up for the West Mercer Science Fair!  Register between February 1st – 15th at www.westmercersciencefair.com.  You can also order your boards there to support your PTSA!  The Science Fair will be held at the West Mercer school gym from 5:30PM – 7:30PM.

The online payment 2016 document –
Buying Lunches? This describes how to make payments in Skyward.
The Mercer Island School District now provides parents an easy way to add money to your child’s food service account. We have contracted with RevTrak, a national credit card payment processor, to provide a secure site for making online payments. Try these easy steps:

  1. Visit our district website http://www.misd.k12.wa.us
  2. Click on the “Parents & Families” tab and scroll down to Skyward Family Access
  3. Log in to Skyward Family Access (you will need your Login and Password)
  4. Use your MasterCard or VISA (Debit or Credit Card) – card number & expiration date required
  5. Payments made through Skyward Family Access will immediately be posted to the student’s food service account. Parents will be charged a small fee for the convenience of making an online payment.

2016-2017 Student Calendar –
This one page 2016-2017 Mercer Island School District Student Calendar will give you details on all the holidays, weather make up days, and important school dates in one easy place.

2016-2017 Free / Reduced-Priced Meals Application Form
This is the application to use for free or reduced lunch prices. Copies of this form are also available from Lynn in the school office.

Rights and Responsibilities 2016 Packet
Do you know your rights and responsibilities in attending a Mercer Island School? This packet gives annual notification to students and parents regarding their rights within the school district.

Equity and Civil Rights 2016-2017 Form
Do you know how to file a complaint with the school district if you needed to? This form is your annual notification of how to file a complaint with the district.