February ended with much needed sunshine! With all of the rain we had in February and now the sunshine, our garden has started off nicely! The children, teachers and I have planted herbs to taste and smell, veggies to eat and do projects with, and colorful flowers to look at and draw! This garden will give us more real life learning experiences to incorporate with our Links to Learning curriculum!
With the days getting longer and spring time just around the corner, we leap into March with a renewed sense of excitement! Starting the excitement, we had a special visitor. The Merryhill Dragon read to the children in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! In addition our spring pictures are happening THIS week and our Scholastic Book Fair will tease you with all of the fun books to buy at the end of the month! We will have a St. Patrick’s Day pot-luck this Friday, and then the Easter egg hunt will be right around the corner before we know it. Hold on to your hats, because April is jammed packed with thrills too.
For those children who are graduating to Kindergarten in the new school year, visit the Elementary front office for information on how to reserve your spot for the new school year! You want to contact them soon before the classes fill up! The Elementary Principal’s name is Karen Cooper and her contact number is 408-254-1282 and email is email@example.com. The Elementary School will have a carnival for all families on Sat. March 18th from 10am – 1pm. Join the fun!! This is also where you will be able to get information on the Kindergarten summer camp program. There will be registration forms there too to sign up for their summer camp. Their summer camp is for all families, even outside families. If you know of any friends or family who need a fun place for their child to go for the summer months, Merryhill Elementary School is the way to go! They have a fun fieldtrip every week and lots of fun activities throughout the day. Check them out!
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 continue to make this a great school year!
“All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds we sow today.”
Calendar of Events
*March 15th, 16th, 17th- Picture Day! Spring Portraits!
*March 17th– St. Patrick’s Day Potluck at 3:30 pm
*March 25th– Open house for the public! 10:00 am – 1:00 pm! Come and join the fun!
*April 13th- Butter Braid Delivery
*April 14th- Easter Egg Hunt at 3:30 pm
*April 21st- Earth Day Celebration 3:30 pm
*April 24th – 28th- Week of the Young Child (This will be a week filled will fun activities for the children!)
*April 28th- Trike-a-Thon (Bike race for St Jude’s charity) 9:15 am (Bring your bike and helmet from home day)
*May 1st – 5th- Teacher Appreciation week! (This week will be filled with fun activities for the teachers!)
*May 12th- Spring Show at 3:30 pm
Join us for our next Open House!
March 25, 2017 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!!!
Piano Class by My First MusIQ program – CLASSES COME SOON! We will keep you posted on start of classes. Held on Wednesdays For more information go online and check them out, please go to www.recplusregistration.org
Tuff Tumblers Class – Held on Fridays For more information go to http://tufftumblers.com or call 925-551-8900
MiniSoccer – Held on Tuesdays For more information go to this link: https://challenger.mycustomevent.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=76592
Merryhill San Jose is proud to offer Challenger Sports NEW MiniKickers Program in association with the Challenger Soccer Academy.
Amazing Athletes– This educational Sports Program is amazing! To get more information go to www.amazingathletes.com/Southbay or you can reach the owner at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 408-799-7014, ask for Nicolette.
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 the Education Department
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