From the Principal’s Office
Dear Merryhill Families,
What a wonderful summer we had! I cannot believe that it is over already! I would like to thank all of our families for participating in all of the dress up days and family events. We are looking forward to fall and the family fun it will bring.
We are going to have a very busy September. Grandparents Day is coming up and once again we would love to have our Merryhill grandparents come and read to the students. If your family members would like to volunteer, please speak to Ms. Jande or myself. We hope all of you can make it to our Grandparents Ice Cream Social on Sept. 11th at 3:30 p.m.
This month we will also be celebrating Johnny Appleseed with great apple activities and classroom cooking projects. Thank you to the Hamilton family for the wonderful produce donation and support for our young learners! National Occupation Week is from Sept. 21st to 25th. We would love to have parent presentations each day that week. This is a 15-20 minute talk about your career and what you do at work. Please speak to Ms. Jande or myself if you are interested in presenting.
Hope you all enjoy a Stupendous September!
Blanca Prieto-Preschool Principal
Calendar of Events
Sept. 7th- School Closed- In observance of Labor Day
Sept. 11th– Patriot Day- wear red, white & blue!
Sept. 7-12th– Grandparents Story time 10:00-11:00 a.m. Grandparents can sign up to come and read to our students
Sept. 11th– Patriot Day- wear red, white & blue!
Sept. 11th– Grandparents Ice Cream Social at 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 14th-18th– Johnny Appleseed Week
Sept. 21st-25th – Occupation Week-Parents will be coming in to do presentations on their chosen career
Oct 5th- 9th – Exploring the Fall weather
Oct. 8th-9th Lifetouch Portraits-more information coming soon
Oct 12th-16th – Columbus Day! Exploring the world
Oct. 16th- National Boss’s Day
Oct. 22nd – Read for the Record:“ Not Norman”
Oct 19th-23rd– Blanca is away at Principal Conference
Oct 23rd Crazy Red Hair/Hat Day
Oct. 29th – Fall Festival 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.- this is a fun event for the whole family!! Costume Parade at 4:00 p.m. Then….. Games, pumpkin patch, prizes and lots of fun!
MiniKickers Soccer– is a new and exciting program that teaches basic soccer skills while developing strength, balance, coordination, listening skills and team work. Our professional, licensed British coaches will ensure your child has a positive soccer experience. Classes are on Monday starting Sept. 14th and will run for 8 weeks.
Amazing Athletes-Amazing Athletes provides a year-round, structured curriculum that introduces children to 9 different ball sports and helps them to master 7 key areas of motor-development. Our program is taught in a non-competitive, learning-based environment. We work with each child at their own progression level to ensure they are able to reach their highest potential. Classes will be offered every Tuesday.
Karin’s Culinary Cooking Class– Cooking with Karin is offered to 2’s and up. This class offers discovery and creativity while learning culinary skills, kitchen safety and proper etiquette. Classes will be offered every Thursday.
Music Matt– Mr. Matt will be teaching an introductory music class. This class is open to all 2 and 4 year olds and will introduce them to different instruments, singing and much more! We are excited to announce that Music Matt is available for birthday parties. If you are interested, please contact Music Matt either through his website or by email. Please check out his web site at www.MusicMatt.com. Classes will be held every Friday.
Diamond Dance– For living room leapers, bedroom ballerinas, and front yard frolickers, Diamond Dance offers the perfect program! Our Dance program introduces children to ballet, tap, and hip-hop techniques, while allowing them to express themselves through creative movement. Classes will be offered every Wednesday
Scholastic Books: Help foster a love for reading and early literacy with Scholastic! If possible, we encourage you to make your child a part of the process and allow them to choose their own reading material. This gets them excited to read!
You may place orders online using the Class Activation Code: J3H9K at http://www.scholastic.com/may also be placed with us. Be sure to check your child’s Art file in the classroom for book magazines and order forms. Orders are due by Friday, September 9th.
Be sure to get that tuition in on time and adhere to our school hours. Remember that we close at 6:00 p.m., and half-day students need to be picked up promptly by 12:30 p.m. Any students picked up late will be charged $1 a minute per tuition policy.
Remember to supply your child with a crib-sized sheet and blanket everyday for naptime, along with an extra full change of clothes in their cubby
Art Files- please remember to check them at least once a week to pick up any correspondence between the office and/or teachers, along with your child’s exciting art work.
Links to Learning Files- please check these once a month. When you see the folder standing up take the contents home and lay the folder back down.
Our School is a NUT FREE zone. We have many students with nut allergies. Please make sure your child does not bring nut products to school.