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Merritt News 03-13-2018

March

13- Blood Drive @ Merritt Academy 1:00-7:00

13- Open Enrollment Parent Meeting for Prospective Families

13-16- Scholastic Book Fair

14- Buffalo Wild Wings Family Night Fundraiser 5:00-9:00

15- Elementary Music in the Classroom Showcase 6:00 ( For D' Agostin, Billings, Castillo, King, Makowski, and Patton)

21- Athletic Banquet

1. Scholastic Book Fair Starts Today!

The book fair will run March 13-16 from 12:00-4:00 each day. Please feel free to come over to the book fair after school with your child as it is open until 4:00 each day. Each class will have an opportunity to shop at the book fair. We are in need of volunteers to help set up the fair on Monday the 12th and during the book fair hours itself.

2. Merritt Academy Elementary Music in the Classroom Showcase- RESCHEDULED

Please see the attached flier about the rescheduled elementary music celebration taking place on Thursday, March 15th @ 6:00.

3. Buffalo Wild Wings Family Night Fundraiser

Come out and enjoy great food and raise money for Merritt Academy!!

Join us on Wednesday March 14 from 5pm - 9pm at Buffalo Wild Wings. During this time, Buffalo Wild Wings, will donate 15% of all pre-taxed food sales to Merritt Academy. All you have to do is mention Merritt Academy during your visit. Kids meals are 1/2 off on Wednesdays too. Don't forget to show the attached flyer or mention that you are from Merritt Academy so your order counts. Take out orders count too!!

4. Merritt Music News

This past Saturday, the Merritt Academy High School Wind Ensemble performed at MSBOA District Band Festival at Dakota High School. They performed wonderfully earning straight "First Division Ratings" and "A's" in every category from all adjudicators. Both Bands are Off to States...Go Mustangs!!!

Attached is a flyer regarding the new band fundraiser. Please check it out and help support the music program at Merritt Academy.

5. Merritt Academy Blood Drive is TODAY!

The Merritt Academy Blood Drive will take place on today Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the small gym. Parents can make their own appointments through redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: merrittacademy), call Mrs. Vergos to schedule it for them, and, of course, walk ins are welcome as well. Call the school or contact Mrs. Vergos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. Please see the attached flier for further information. ?

6. School Safety Update

Improving our students' safety has become a focal point for the staff at Merritt Academy. It recently has been talked about in numerous meetings with TRG, our management company, at our recent school board meeting, and we have heard from numerous parents about their concerns. Here is a list of things that have been done or things that we are doing in the days and weeks to come:

1. Meeting with Macomb County Sheriff- We met with a representative of the Macomb County Sheriff to go over our current emergency plan. As a result of this meeting we realized there were things that we already had in place that were good, however, there was valuable information presented to us that day that we are going to be implementing as soon as possible.

2. Adding Additional Locking Devices to all doors- A secondary lock or door stop has been ordered and will be place on doors to give each door two locking devices in order to make each classroom more safe.

3. Practice, Practice, Practice- A weekly emergency/lockdown drill will be conducted putting staff and students in different scenarios so we can be prepared no matter when a threat might take place: recess, lunch, transition times, etc.

4. Alice Training- Two members of our staff will be going to an ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training in April to help us further be prepared for any potential threat to our campus.

5. Common Meeting Location- We reexamined and modified a common meeting location for students, staff, and parents. More information will be provided on this soon.

6. Safety Upgrades- We are currently looking into certain building safety enhancements and we will continue to research different options in order to find what works best for our school. 

7. Early Release Day Scheduled for April

April 20, 2018 @ 1:45

8. Mission and Vision Statement Survey

We are looking for feedback on our current Mission and Vision statements. Please take the time to fill out this brief survey so we can get some feedback from parents. Thank You!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BN38V3Z

9. Prospective Parent Meeting and Merritt Parent Incentive

Attached to this e mail blast are two fliers. One is an advertising flier that has open house dates for preschool-12th grade prospective families:

March 13th @ 6:00

March 22nd @ 6:00

March 24th from 10:00-12:00

The other flier is a Merritt Family Incentive flier that details what your family can get if you recommend another family to Merritt for the 2018-2019 school year. We have found that word of mouth from all of our families is our best advertising and we want to reward you for that!