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August Newsletter

From the Principal’s Office

As we all try to beat the summer heat and keep cool, summer at Merryhill is simply refreshing!  Our children are beginning to feel comfortable in their new classes and are quickly making new friends.  Ask your child what they are learning in their classrooms, you’ll be surprised!  If you need assistance in getting information out of your child, check out the “What We Learned Today” posted on the Parent Boards, the classroom newsletters on the classroom doors, or simply speak with your child’s teacher.  They are there to help you in any way that they can.  You can also check out our school website at: http://laguna.merryhillschool.com.  Most importantly, I send out a weekly “This Week at Merryhill” via your email.  This weekly update will help you with all the important dates coming up and what is happening during the week at our school.

All of us at Merryhill would like to welcome all of our new families that have joined us this past month.  We are so glad that you are part of the Merryhill family.  We hope that your child’s experience at Merryhill is memorable.

Fall Portrait Days are coming on Monday & Tuesday August 29th & 30th.  We will be taking individual portraits, as well as class pictures.  Bring your smiles!!  Please check the calendar for your child’s portrait day.  Due to high attendance on both of these days, we will not be able to accommodate switching of days.

Have a great summer!

Lisa Norris – Principal

Important Dates

8/1-5  MiniKickers Soccer Camp

8/6   Open House 10am-1pm –  Inquiring Families Only

8/10  Wild Things Show – 10:00 am

8/12  School Closed – Professional Development Day

8/26  Luau Lunch 10am – 12 noon
Have lunch with your child!

8/29-30  Fall Portrait Days
8/29 – Intermediates/Pre-K/2
8/30 – Infant/Todds/Beginner
8/30 – Sibling Pictures

9/1  Chick Fil-A Night!  5-7 pm

9/5  Labor Day – School Closed

Coming Up!

Professional Development Day

As a reminder, Merryhill will be closed on Friday, August 12th for our Staff Professional Development Day.  Our teachers will come together for a day of professional growth and development.  Our goal is to provide our teachers with essential information to use in their classrooms to serve our Merryhill families and serve them better.

Luau Lunch

As summer comes to an end, and we say “Aloha Summer”, we would like to invite you to have a Luau Lunch with your child on Friday, August 26th.
Wear your Hawaiian clothes and get ready for a Luau Lunch with your child!

Open House

We will be hosting an Open House for new inquiring families to attend on Saturday, August 6th from 10 am – 1 pm.  Tell your friends about Merryhill and you could receive a FREE WEEK of tuition!

MiniKickers Soccer Camp
August 1
st – 5th

There is still time to sign up for the MiniKickers week-long soccer camp.  Please register on-line as soon as possible to reserve your spot!

Summertime Fun!

“In the Jungle”
August 1
st – 12th
“In the jungle, the mighty jungle…” Let’s explore the jungle, including animals and their habitats!  We are very excited that we will have a visit from “Wild Things, Inc.” on Wednesday, August 10th at 10:00 am.  Wild Things is a non-profit organization that provides homes for exotic displaced animals.  We will be anxious to see an alligator, strange insects and more!
“Aloha Summer!”
August 15
th – 26th
As we say good-bye to summer, the children will be a part of the tropics, and learn to hula, taste treats from the islands, and enjoy the warmth of summer!  Join us on Friday, August 26th for our Luau Lunch from 10-12noon.  Sign up for a Hawaiian potluck dish to share and celebrate the end of summer with us!

Upcoming Dates to Remember!
September 1
Merryhill Night at Chick Fil-A
5-7 pm

September 5
Labor Day – School Closed

September 9
Grandparent’s Celebration

September 12-16
Scholastic Book Fair

September 15th
New session of MiniKickers Soccer begins

September 15-16
Whatever Little Pony Pictures

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