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January Newsletter

January 1, 2016

Dear Parent,

We, together with Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., are constantly working to improve our school.  We are requesting five minutes of your time to complete a brief survey about your experience at your Merryhill Elementary.  The information you provide will help us make our schools better for our families.  Between January 5th and January 7th, you will receive an email containing a link to our online school survey.  If you have not received your survey by Friday, January 8th, please contact me for assistance.

Please be assured that all your answers will remain anonymous and only combined answers will be shared with the Principal and Executive Director.  Note, you may receive and respond to two different surveys if you have children in two separate schools.  Also more than one parent may receive and respond to this survey if you furnished us with both email addresses.  To ensure that you receive the survey in a timely manner, please add schoolsurvey@mghus.com to your email address book.  Doing so will greatly improve deliverability.


The New Year is here and the temptation to make extraordinary resolutions is upon us.  It is also a time to reconfirm our past commitments.  Here, at Merryhill Elementary we resolve to engage and challenge each student by providing:

  • A rigorous, standards-based curriculum
  • Personalized assessments and learning plans
  • Experiences that develop 21st century skills such as creativity, collaboration and communication
  • A warm and nurturing learning community

It’s time to start planning for the coming school year.  Please watch for the 2016-17 registration materials to arrive to you in the mail by the end of January.


We thank you for choosing Merryhill as the best school for your child.  It is a honor to be such an important part of your family and your child’s education.  This is a responsibility we take to heart.


Warmest Regards,


Theresa Gotay, Principal



REMINDER:  Winter Break begins after classes on Friday, December 18th.  NO school the weeks of December 21st   and December 28th.   Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday!




Monday, January 4th   – Tuition Payment Due

Please remember that your tuition is due on or before Monday, January 4th  (due to the holiday).  Flat rate Extended Care is also due on January 4th.  Thank you for your timely payments.  We appreciate it.  The school office will be open on Wednesday, December 30th from 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. if you would like to drop off your payment. 


Thursday, January 7th – Awards Ceremony at 8:30 A.M. in the Multi-purpose Room

December Award Recipients for “Character Counts” and “Academic Achievement” will receive their medals at this ceremony.


Friday, January 8th  – End of the Second Quarter


Monday, January 18th  – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

NO school classes today – and the office is closed – in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


Tuesday, January 19h  – Parent/Teacher Conferences

NO school classes today as Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held. Second quarter report cards will be given at these conferences. The office will be open.  Please remember to call the school office (702-242-8838) if you are unable to keep your scheduled conference so we can inform your child’s teacher.  If you would like to meet with a specials teacher, please call and make an appointment.


Saturday, January 23rd – Open House

We will have an Open House from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. for prospective families.  Please invite your friends and neighbors to come and see all the exciting things happening at Merryhill.




Be sure to watch your mail.  Re-registration packets for the 2016-17 school year will be mailed to your home in the near future.  Please make sure you read all the important information, complete the packet and return it (along with the Registration Fee) as soon as possible.  Applications must be completed each year.  Please make sure the office has your correct mailing address and up to date phone numbers.

Thank you!


Please make sure that your child wears a jacket or sweater to school.  Mornings can be chilly and the children do spend time outdoors during the school day.   Socks or tights should also be worn every day.


Kindergarten through 3rd Grade have lunch at 11:15 A.M. and our Third through Fifth Grade have lunch at 12:00 Noon.   Please visit the caterer’s website at www.wtcafe.com if you would like your child to enjoy a delicious, healthy hot lunch.   New menus are always effective on the first of each month.


Planning ahead…………NO school on Friday, February 12th as this will be Teacher In-Service Day and NO school on Monday, February 15th  in observance of President’s Day.

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