From the Principal’s Office:
News from the Principal’s Desk: We want to welcome all the new families to our school, we look forward to all the memories that your child and family will make as your child grows and learns here. Please make sure that with the summer months upon us that your child’s extra change of clothes reflect the weather. This month we will kick it off with our annual Patriotic Parade and Soda Explosion on July 1st.
This month we are kicking off our Summer Classes. The first one we will be having is our Science Camp with Ms. Mimi, she will be doing fun and various children friendly science experiments. We also are offering other wonderful camps as well. These classes are offered to our Intermediate and Pre-k children.
Mark your calendars for Thursday July 21st from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We will be having Back to School Night. This will be your opportunity to find out what your child will be learning, the routine of the children’s day to day, meet other parents in your child’s class and ask general questions pertaining to the classroom environment.
Hope you have a wonderful month!
UPCOMING MONTHLY EVENTS
We are excited to announce that our summer classes are back. These classes are a week long that your child can participate in, for and additional fee of $25.00 per session. Spaces are limited and is a first come first serve.
SCIENCE CLASS with Ms. Mimi is July 11th-15th
TOP CHEF with Ms. Esmeralda July 18th-22nd CLASS IS FULL
ART CLASS with Ms. Michaela August 1st-5th
RECYCLING CLASS with Ms. Carolyn August 15th-19th
On July 26th and 27th from 10:00 am to 10:45 am we will be having a Pediatric Vision Screener here to do vision test on our Intermediates and Pre-k children.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT:
July 21st, we will be having our Back to School Night from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for you to learn all the exciting things that will happen in your child’ class this school year.
TEACHER IN SERVICE:
Just a reminder we are closed on FRIDAY August 12th for a Teacher In Service Day.
A few friendly reminders …….
- Upon arrival and during pick-up time, please make sure that you sign your child in and out in the sign-in/out binder located in the front office. All information must be completed on each line and be clearly legible. You must write a phone number each day where we can reach you immediately should there be a need for it.
- Should you require an alternate person to pick-up your child, please give a written letter to the office, stating the name of the person who is authorized to pick up. Please inform the person picking up the child that they must provide a valid form of identification with photo. A staff will ask for I.D. to properly identify this person as someone who is authorized to pick-up your child.
- All new students must have a complete file by the first day of school. Attendance will not be allowed until all necessary forms are completed. Please note that emergency information and immunization records must be updated as needed throughout the school year.
- Please make sure that your child has a crib-sized fitted sheet to cover his/her mat, a blanket, and at least two spare set of clothing in his/her cubby. On Fridays, you must take blankets and sheets home to be laundered and return them on Mondays. Please check your child’s cubby everyday for soiled clothing or other items that may need to be taken home. Please also make sure all items are clearly marked with your child’s name (clothing, sheets, blankets, sweaters and jackets, towels and bathing suits, etc.).
- Merryhill provides a hot lunch as well as a morning and afternoon snack. We do not provide breakfast, but we’ll be happy to assist your child with breakfast brought from home until 8:45 AM. If you would like your child to eat breakfast at school, he/she must arrive by 8:30 AM.
- Merryhill School is a NUT FREE environment, we ask that you not bring any food items into the school that contain nut products.
- Please refer to the tuition fee schedule for updated new rates and tuition policies for the current school year. A deposit equal to the weekly tuition amount is due on the first day of school.
- Tuition is due no later than Friday prior to the week of attendance. Tuition is considered delinquent at 12:00 PM on Monday. A $25 late fee charge will be assessed at that time and should be included in your payment. Tuition is continuous throughout the year. There are no deductions in tuition for absences, illness, or the holidays that are observed throughout the year. Each child is entitled to one week of vacation credit for each school year. Requests for vacation credit must be presented in writing to the office at least two weeks in advance.
- A charge of $1 per a minute will be assessed for children picked-up after 12:00 PM for half-day students, and 6:00 PM for full-day students.
- In order to keep you informed of everything happening at Merryhill, please check the Merryhill Links to Learning Parent Board and students’ files located in each classroom, our monthly newsletter, and our website. In an effort to establish prompt communication with parents please make sure to provide us with an e-mail address for up-to-date e-notifications.
- It is very important that you make contact with the teacher on duty when arriving or picking-up your child. This will help you better understand how your child’s day went and allow you time to ask any questions and/or voice any concerns you may have.
- During the summer months we will try to maintain our playground schedule when weather permits. We ask that parents put sunscreen on the children before they come to school. We also ask that you maintain a bottle of sunscreen in your child’s classroom and teachers will reapply as needed.
- Please make sure to carefully review our Sick and Medication policies. Our goal is to maintain a healthy environment for all our children and staff. We are asking you to abide by our sick policy as we will continue to enforce those policies with every enrolled student. Although their symptoms may not abide by the sick child policy, the school administration will determine when a child needs to go home according to their well being. On occasion, symptoms may be outside the parameter of our Sick Child Policy, at that time the school administration will contact you if we feel your child needs parental care.