Happy Holidays! I love the Holiday Season. The laughter and expectations of the children, the smell of holiday baking, the bright lights and colorful decorations and most important a time for family gatherings. Here at Merryhill, we celebrate all the beauty of the season. The wonder of the babe in the manger, the flickering of lights in the Menorah, the “ho, ho, ho” of everyone’s favorite jolly old elf, and all the traditions that make the holidays fun, festive and special. December is full of wonderful activities for the children with hands on learning and special events throughout the month. I wish each of you a great holiday season and prosperous New Year. Thank you for being part of the “Family” here at Merryhill!
Sincerely, Stephanie Gill/Principal
Dates to remember in December
Dec. 3 Breakfast with Santa 9:00-11:00/purchase your tickets in advance
Dec. 5 Polar Express Celebrations at school begins!
Dec. 9 Pajama Day and watching the Polar Express movie and CHIPS 4 Kids Toy Donation drop off at Cal Expo
Dec. 15/16 Class Holiday Parties @ 3:30
Dec. 23 Closed 12:30
Dec. 26 Closed
Dec. 30 Closed 12:30
Jan. 2 Closed
Breakfast with Santa! Join us on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:00-11:00am. We will have breakfast (pancakes, eggs, sausage and fruit), ornament making for your tree and a photo opportunity with Santa. *Tickets are on sale now. Please purchase your tickets in advance. Adult: $8 / Children: $5 / Bring your Camera
Polar Express at Merryhill! Your child will experience the magic of the Polar Express during the week of Dec. 5-9. Be sure to check out our flyer posted on the door for more information on what to expect for the week! We will begin the week with a reading of the Polar Express by Ms. Maybeline.
CHIPS for Kids Toy Drive- Make this Holiday Season special for a less fortunate child. Now until Dec. 8th you can bring in a new, unwrapped toy donation and place it in the CHIP collection box located in the front lobby. You will receive 1 raffle ticket for every toy donated for a chance towards a free week of tuition! If you would like to be a part of our toy drop-off at Cal Expo on Friday Dec 9, please let me know.
Classroom Holiday Celebrations! Be sure to check with your child’s teacher regarding classroom parties and festivities. Details will be posted outside your child’s classroom door. Each classroom will be doing a Holiday Performance for the parents. Classroom Holiday Parties will be on either Thursday December 15 or Friday December 16 at 3:30. All parents are invited to attend.
Merryhill Christmas Tree! Help us decorate our tree. Please bring in a family made ornament to hang on our tree in the lobby.
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