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July Newsletter

Dearest families,

Welcome to the new school year of 2016/2017.  We have started off nicely with our new students.  In the first few weeks of this month we are getting to know each other, and the children are getting adjusted to the new environment.  We have had amazing learning themes and more coming up with many hands on learning activities.

For our new families this is new information, but for our returning students it is a reminder that we will not have homework assignments over the summer.  We still have academics throughout the summer months because we do not want the children to forget what they learned over the school year.  We will continue the homework assignments starting August 15, 2016.  If you would like to know what your child is learning throughout the week please take a look at the Curriculum Sheet on the parent board in the classroom.  This will tell you all of the subjects and skills the children will learn in that week.  You can also review the teacher’s lesson plan on the parent board to see the learning activities the teachers have planned to incorporate the subjects and skills.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us.

Quick reminders:

Please drive slowly and carefully in the parking lot.  No one should be on their phones or texting while driving because children are quick to run in the parking lot.  Also, do not park on the curbs in the parking lot.  Please park in a designated parking space.  When parents park on the curb it does not give enough room for others to drive by safely.

Please remember to sign in and out every day in the classroom binder!  This is extremely important because we use this binder in case of an emergency!

Please put your child’s name on all sippy cups and water bottles.  We do not want the children drinking from other children’s cups!

Please make sure you fill out a sunscreen form in the office before dropping off the sunscreen with the teachers.  The children are not allowed to keep sunscreen in their cubby or back pack.   This is the same for any lotions and medication.  Please make sure all medications get checked into the preschool office.  Medication and lotions need to be kept out of reach of children at all times.  One last reminder, please put your sheet and blanket for nap time in a bag labeled with your child’s name.  If it is not in a bag and does not have a name on it, then we do not know who it belongs to 🙂 Thank you for your cooperation!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns my door is always open. We are here to help you and “our” children in any way we can. Everyone at Merryhill is special and important to us. Let us make this a great school year!

“All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds we sow today.”

Calendar of Events

Please check out the website calendar for more details on event times and locations
  • July 4th- School Closed for the 4th of July Holiday!
  • July 8th- Camping under the stars!  As we watch the disco lights sparkle in our classroom, we will sit inside our tents and read stories with our special guests (our parents and teachers). Please bring a pop up tent and sleeping bag to pretend that we are camping in the classroom.  If anyone has Lazar lights at home, please bring it in so we can pretend they are the stars.
  • July 29th- 3:30 – 4:00 pm Snow Cone Party! We will watch our snow cone machine make snow cones and taste the yummy treat!

Upcoming Calendar of Events

  • August 8th week- 9:30 am This week we will have a petting zoo come to Merryhill School.  The exact date will be announced soon!!
  • August 12th- School Closed for Teacher’s In service Day
  • Sept. 5th- School Closed for Labor Day Holiday

Join us for our next Open House!

August 6th- Open House 10:00 am – 1:00 pm **Tell a friend and if they register you will receive one free week of tuition!**

Extra Curricular Activities here at school!!!

  • Tuff Tumblers Class – Held on Fridays
  • MiniSoccer – Held on Tuesdays (They will return in September)
  • Music Class- Held on Wednesdays

Adventus MusIQ Club is an enriched group music program that provides convenient access to a comprehensive, affordable, and fun music literacy program with significant development of piano musical skills. A powerful combination of traditional teaching methods and sophisticated interactive software tools facilitate both the group lesson and home
practice. Cost: $85 per child


Merryhill San Jose is proud to offer Challenger Sports NEW MiniKickers Program in association with the Challenger Soccer Academy.
MiniKickers is a new and exciting program that teaches basic soccer skills while developing strength, balance, coordination, listening skills and team work for children aged 2-5. Our professional, licensed British coaches will ensure your child has a positive soccer experience.
The MiniKickers curriculum has been devised by soccer experts, child development professionals and experienced coaches. Classes are weekly
45 minute sessions for period of 8 weeks
Check the school website for sign up link, or visit www.challengersports.com then select ‘Find a Program’, select ‘MiniKicers’ & enter zip code to sign up
 If you have any questions, please contact
Tom Shutt 916-262-7542 tshutt@challengersports.com

Parent Referral Program:

If there’s one thing parents love to do, it’s talk about their children’s successes.

When friends ask you about your child’s experiences at Merryhill School, what type of success stories do you share?  Do you mention the personal and educational discoveries your child is making thanks to our advanced curriculum?  Do you talk about the new levels of self and social confidence your child has gained thanks to our encouraging atmosphere?

*For every new child you refer who enrolls at our school for three months, you’ll receive one FREE week of tuition for your child*.

It’s our way of saying thanks for doing what comes naturally – singing the praises of your child and sharing your experiences with the Merryhill School difference!!


From our Education Department:

Click on the links below to see the Links to Parents letter from our Education Department

Building Your Child’s Sense of Family Belonging

Relationships with family members play an important role as children begin to develop a sense of self.  When they feel a sense of identity and belonging within their own families, children are better able to grow emotionally, make friends, and appreciate and accept the diversity of others. With Mother’s Day[.....]
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Nursery Rhymes & Other Fun Books to Read this Summer

Summer is a time to relax, go on vacation and spend time outdoors. However, it also provides great opportunities for shared reading experiences with your child. As you begin planning picnics, beach trips and barbecues, don’t forget to bring a book along! Nursery rhymes, for instance, are a great choice[.....]
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Participate in our new Automatic Payment Program

Tired of having to remember weekly tuition payments? Save time and avoid late fees with this program. Contact your school principal for more information on how to join.

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