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June Newsletter

June is here, and with that comes the end of our school year.  We begin to say good-bye to our graduates as they start their new adventure in Kindergarten.  We will miss them all!

We are excited about our new school year.  As you will read in the summer packets, there is a lot of great things happening to kick off the new year.  The class lists will be posted during the second week of June.  During this time of transition it may be uneasy and difficult to watch your little one take the next step.  Please remember to allow yourself some extra time in the morning to drop off your child on the first day of school.  Join in their celebration as they reach the next milestone in their preschool years.

This month we also celebrate the joys of fatherhood.  It is always a pleasure to see the special bond that only a father and child share.

Please remember if you have any questions about all the wonderful Links to Learning ahead, let me know!


Stephanie Gill / Principal


June 8-12    Skill cards ready   for pick-up

June 11  New class lists for   2015/2016 school   year up!

June 12  Father’s Day   Celebrations at   3:30

June 19  Last day of school

June 19  Pre-K Graduation

June 22  School closed

June 23   First Day of School

Happy Fathers’ Day –It’s time to celebrate our Merryhill Dads.  Please join us on Friday, June 12th at 3:30 rootbeer floats with your little one(s)

Pre-K I & Pre-K II Graduation is here!
Parents of Pre-K Graduates……..please join us on Friday, June 19th from 6:30-8:00 pm.  We will celebrate this special evening with a slide show, performance and recognition of all graduates, followed by refreshments.  Children must be at the graduation by 6:15 in order to change into their Cap & Gown.

New School Year InformationOur new school year is just around the corner!  This brings new classes for your children. The first few weeks of school will be dedicated to “getting to know you”.  With special themes and events, the children will be engaged in many activities to strengthen and expand skills necessary for success in the next level of learning!

Our new school year will begin on Tuesday June 23rd .  Please note that we will be CLOSED on Monday June 22nd  for our Teacher prep day.  Listed below are a few reminders for our new school year and summer months:

  • new tuition rates go into effect Monday June 22nd.
  • Tuition is due Friday prior to the weekly preferred schedule
  • Late payment fee of $25 will be assessed Monday after 6pm
  • Please sign your child in and out everyday
  • Please have your child wear appropriate shoes to school-NO FLIP FLOPS
  • Merryhill is a nut-free school. Please do not bring any nuts products to school
  • Carefully read all communication, so you know everything that is going on at Merryhill!


25 Books to Enjoy with Your Child

– Recommended Reading Adventures for Summer –

Whatever your child’s age, it is important to continue shared reading experiences even during summer. Reading together frequently has been shown to have a profound positive influence on vocabulary acquisition, speech development and listening skills.

Below are some age-appropriate books to read with your child this summer.


Welcome Summer by Jill Ackerman & Nancy Davis

Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell

Splish, Splash, Baby! by Karen Katz

Llama Llama Sand and Sun by Anna Dewdney

Baby Loves Summer! By Karen Katz

TODDLERS (ages 1-2)

Maisy Grows a Garden by Lucy Cousins

Monkey Ono by J. C. Phillips

1, 2 at the Zoo by Sue DiCicco

Get Happy by Malachy Doyle & Caroline Uff

The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen & Dan Hanna

BEGINNERS (ages 2-3)

Flashlight by Lizi Boyd

I’m a Shark by Bob Shea

Little Owl’s Day by Divya Srinivasan

Biscuit Visits the Big City by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Island Counting 1, 2, 3 by Frane Lessac


Mouses’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson

Curious George Goes to the Beach by H.A. Rey

Over in the Ocean by Marianne Berkes

Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood

PRE-K/PRE-K 2 (ages 4-5)

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

How to Hide an Octopus by Ruth Heller

Berenstain Bears and Too Much Vacation by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Froggy Goes to Hawaii by Jonathan London

P.J. Funnybunny Camps Out by Marilyn Sadler


By experiencing a literacy-rich environment, both at school and at home, our students are prepared to become successful, confident readers in elementary school and beyond.

– Lauren Starnes, PhD- Director of Early Childhood Education


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