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Merritt News 10/18/2017

Upcoming Activities/Events:

October-  Bully Prevention Month

  • 18-  Achatz Pie Orders Due
  • 18-  Panera Bread Fundraiser 4:00-8:00
  • 18-  Early Release 2:00
  • 23-27-  Scholastic Book Fair
  • 24- Bullying Prevention Free Dress Down Day (Wear Orange)
  • 25-  MAPSA Spotlight Team @ Merritt
  • 26- Board Meeting 8:00
  • 27- Trunk or Treat 6:00-7:30
  • 31-  Pre K-5th grade Halloween Parade


  • 1,2,3-  Winterguard Auditions 6:00-8:30
  • 2-  MS and HS Fall Concert 6:00
  • 7-  School Dentist
  • 7- Picture Retakes
  • 11- TRG Color Run @ Belle Isle 10:00-3:00
  • 16- Board Meeting 8:00
  • 17- Tastefest
  • 21- Trimester 1 ends
  • 22-26 Thanksgiving Break

**  Thank you to everyone who took the time out of their busy schedules last week to fill out the parent survey at conferences.  The Melanchek family won the Staples $100 gift card and the Rinke Family won the spirit wear.  The information from this survey will be used in our quest to provide the best education and experience for your child as possible!  ** 

1.     MAPSA Chooses Merritt Academy for their October Spotlight-

We wanted to share some good news about an exciting happening that is occurring here next Wednesday, October 25 from 10:00-2:00.  MAPSA has reached out to us and wants to come to our campus and do a Spotlight on Merritt Academy as they are doing this for all the top charter schools in the state.  It's very exciting that they choose us for this honor and we will be able to use what they create and market it on Facebook and other social media. 

2.   Early Release-

There is an early release day today October 18, 2017 at 2:00.  Please make arrangements for you child to get picked up at this time.  There was an early release bus schedule handed and emailed out before earlier this week.

3.  Save the Date! Tastefest November 17 5:00-8:00 

4. Trunk Or Treat-  October 27 6:00-7:30

Please see the attached flier for all the Trunk or Treat Details

5.  TRG Color Run-

The Romine Group is hosting a Color Run on Bell Isle on Saturday, November 11th from 10:00-3:00.  Please read the attached fliers for more information on this exciting event!  We already have a few staff members that have committed to participating in this and we hope to see some Merritt families participate in this as well!    The first early-bird deadline for signing up for this is this Friday, October 20, 2017.

6. Scholastic Book Fair-

Merritt Academy's Book Fair will be October 23-26 in the library.  It will be open Monday - Thursday 10:00-4:00.  There are set times during the school day where the students will be able to purchase books, however, please plan on stopping by after school one day with your child as the fair is open until 4:00J

7. Panera Bread

The Ecology Club is hosting a fundraiser through Panera Bread on Today from 4:00-8:00.  A flier is attached with all the details.  

8.  Merritt Music Program 

Please support the Merritt Academy Music Department in their annual Achatz Pie Fundraiser

The fundraiser runs through Wednesday, October 18th. 

Also, we have proudly teamed up with 3 veterans charity organizations to allow you to purchase Pies for Veterans.  So if you don't want a pie for yourself, buy a pie for a vet!  Each pie will contain a card thanking a vet for their service. 

You can also send your $20 donation via PayPal using the email address:  

We will purchase the pie and put your name on the thank you card

If you would like to purchase a pie for yourself or buy a pie for a Veteran, please see Mr. Kimsey.  The pies will be here prior to Thanksgiving break, just in time for the Holidays!  

9.   Order your Merritt Apparel on line-

Go to to order your Merritt Spirit Wear!