Welcome to our last month of the 2015-2016 School Year! It has been a pleasure serving our families this year and we look forward to an amazing 2016-2017 school year in June!
There is still time to register for the 2015-2016 school year if you need to re-register.
Please see the office as spaces are filling up quickly.
We will be closed for the following May Holidays:
May 30, 2016- Memorial Day
Important upcoming dates
June 2, 2016- Last day of school
June 3, 2016- School Closed
June 6, 2016-School starts for the 2016-2017 school year!
Links to Learning
Our new Links to Learning 2014 curriculum was a huge success this 2015-2016 school year increasing the common core skills in our classrooms.
May Monthly Themes
- Summer weather
- Mother’s Day
- Planets (Landforms such as mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, and hills)
- Memorial Day
- Teacher Appreciation Week
Our “Wellness” curriculum component is using the following website at http://www.choosemyplate.gov/kids/ to ensure the nutrition of our students. Please look for our snack menu please let us know if you have any suggestions for our snack menu or would like recipes for home use.
Soon we will be able to take credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover) at Merryhill school. A consent form have been emailed to all parents. Please return them if you are interested.
New Method of Communication
We have a new method of communication (daily reports, pictures, etc) that will allow us to effectively communicate to all the parents verses only one parent. We are planning to go live with this program starting May 2, 2016. The link to enroll has been sent via communication to all parents. Please let me know if you are not getting this communication and would like to receive it.
Celebrations help our students meet our learning component in “Community and Environment”. If you would like to share a family tradition with our students, please let us know. Embracing diversity is a social skill that will help our students in the long run when traveling or building friendships.
Thank you to those who participated in our “Week of the Young Child Celebrations”. A smilebox will soon be coming out via email for parents who were not able to attend.
For more information on WOYC please click on this link: https://www.naeyc.org/woyc
Prek2 Graduation will be on Monday, May 23, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The Graduation Ceremony will be held at our Merryhill Elementary School located at 1500 Yosemite Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035. If you have not registered for Kindergarten there is still time. Please see the office for details.
Graduation gowns and invitations have been ordered. Details about the graduation will be sent to the parents on a separate email. Be prepared for a FUN filled event!
Earth Day 2016
Students planted fruits and vegetables after discovering that plastic terrariums are best for growing plants and conserving water
MILPITAS, Calif. (April XX, 2016) – On April 22, students at Merryhill Preschool on Corning Avenue in Milpitas celebrated Earth Day by planting a garden of fruits and vegetables using a gardening method that conserves water. Leading up to Earth Day, students tested which environment – soil, sand or a plastic terrarium – uses less water to grow plants. For 20 days, they watched seeds sprout and measured plant growth and the amount of water used. Students learned that the terrarium, which was made from a plastic bottle with cloth, was the most effective as it re-used water from condensation within the bottle. On Earth Day, students planted more seeds in homemade terrariums for the school’s garden. Merryhill Preschool teaches the importance of community and exploring nature at a young age.
Teacher Appreciation Week
We thank you so much in advance for making this week special for our teachers!
Just a reminder:
See below the 6 week April session information:
Start – Wednesday 20th April
End – Wednesday 25th May
Ages 2-3 – 9:00-9:45am
Ages 4-5 – 10:15-11:00am
(6 weeks) $105
Sign up link – Merryhill Milpitas
Students at Merryhill Preschool in Milpitas Collect Donations and Prepare Gifts for Children in Other Countries
Water Conservation Project