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Merritt News 11-7-2019


  • 7- Taste of Merritt Tastefest
  • 8- Popcorn
  • 8- Home Girls V Ball District Final Merritt vs. Mooney 6:00
  • 11- PAID Dress Down Veteran's Day
  • 11- Veteran's Day Assembly 9:00
  • 13- PAID Dress Down Kindness Day
  • 21- Fall Athletic Banquet
  • 27-29- Thanksgiving Break 

1. Tastefest Tonight!!!!!

Our biggest and most important fundraiser, with all proceeds going back directly to student programs/assemblies, the Taste of Merritt is tonight! Tickets can still be bought at the door for $15.00 a person. Don't forget the class with the most partcipation at the event will receive a special reward. The groups will be divided into Pre School-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Friends and family will count just have your friends or family mention your name and classrooom teacher at the door.

See you tonight as there will be over 25 businesses represented, a raffle, and a good time had by all!

2. Veteran's Day and World Kindness Day Dress Down

On Monday, November 11th is our Veteran's Day Assembly. In honor of our Veterans we will be holding a patriotic "Dress Up" day fundraiser. For $1.00 your student may dress down with red, white, or, blue and jeans. If your student chooses not to dress up please have them wear either their red or the blue uniform shirt. All funds raised will be donated to the Vietnam Veterans of America. Thank you to all our Veterans for your service!

On Wednesday, November 13th it is World Kindness Day. Did you know there's such a thing as "World Kindness Day?" Many schools recognize this day and this year Merritt is going to follow suit! In a world filled with so much hate, hostility, and anger we think our student body could benefit from throwing some kindness confetti around!

Here are a few important things for you to know about this day.....

  1. Each classroom teacher is asked to do an activity with their class on Wednesday, November 13th that is centered around kindness.
  2. Wednesday, November 13th will be a PAID Casual Day to recognize World Kindness Day. All proceeds earned will be donated to the Havenplace a local non profit organization that helps local families and runs many programs that benefit our community.
  3. Each student will receive a Random Act of Kindness printable to color and a piece of candy to attach it with. 

3. Merritt Academy Girls' Volleyball in District Finals!

Did you know our girls' varsity volleyball team was 14-2 this year? Did you know they won the ISAC conference title? Did you know they won last night vs. Austin Catholic and now play Cardinal Mooney in the district finals 

District Championship- Merritt Academy vs. Marine City Cardinal Mooney 6:00

Tickets due to it being districts and sponsored by MHSAA are $6.00 a person. Please plan on joining us to root our girls to a championship!!!

4. Drawing for Family Referral Winners!

Last Spring and into this past summer each time one of our current families referred a family to Merritt Academy they had their name put into a drawing to win Meijer gift cards. We had 13 families bring in 18 students to Merritt! Word of mouth is truly out best advertisement. The drawing for the Meijer gift cards was held this morning. The raffle winners were:

$1,000 Meijer Gift Card- Crystal Jenks (Tristan Jenks 4th Grade)

$750 Meijer Gift Card- Leila Robbins (Savannah 10th grade, Braylon 5th grade)

$500 Meijer Gift Card- Samantha Thompson (Kayleigh 6th grade, Thomas 2nd)

Thank you to everyone who referred a family and watch for our family referral incentive program to start again next spring!