From the Principal’s Office
As Ghosts, Goblins, & Witches begin to make their appearance, we are discovering that October has arrived! Soon the days will become shorter, the nights will grow longer, and that crisp fall air will finally set in. October is truly one of my favorite months because it is now when we finally notice the changing season of autumn and wait in anticipation of the upcoming holidays.
October also marks one of Merryhill’s most frightfully exciting events, our “Trick or Trunk!” Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 31st and join us for Trick or Treating fun. The children are encouraged to come in costume and trick or treat bags will be provided for all of the children. Everyone is invited to attend. If you would like to volunteer for this spooktacular event, please sign up in the lobby.
Our Fall Festival will also be held this month! Save the date for Saturday, October 14th for tons of Fall Fun! Robo Band will be here for Halloween Fun. We will also have games to play, food to eat and of course, our raffle! Check with your child’s teacher about raffle item donations.
Each year the Principals of all the Nobel Learning Community schools get together for our annual Principal’s Conference. I will be out of the office during the week of October 23rd for a week of training and recognition. Please see Miss Terrie for any questions you may have.
Lisa Norris – Principal
10/6 Raffle Baskets on Display
10/9 Fire Station Field Trip – Pre-K only
10/14 Fall Festival – 10:30-1:00
10/17 Fire Station Field Trip – Pre-K 2 only
10/19 Merryhill Elementary Calvine Orientation – 5:00 pm
10/20 Fire Station Field Trip – Intermediates only
10/27 All School Pumpkin Drop – 10:00 am
10/31 Trick or Trunk
Event begins at 10:00 am
Everyone is invited!
Friday, November 10th
Merryhill will be closed.
Join us on Saturday, October 14th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm for our annual Fall Festival. Lunch will be available at a very reasonable price, so bring your appetite. Robo Band will perform a Halloween Spectacular, so come dressed as your favorite goblin, superhero, princess, or character and have a great time. Everyone is invited to attend, so bring the whole family and all your friends!
Each of our classes will be constructing a class scarecrow! Check with your child’s teacher for items you can donate to create a spooktacular scarecrow. Scarecrows will be judged at our Fall Festival event on Saturday, October 14th.
Fall Raffle Baskets
Each year our teachers along with the help of our parents create beautiful themed baskets that we raffle off. This year you can buy your raffle tickets for the basket of your choice. All baskets will be on display beginning Friday, October 6th. If you would like to donate an item for the raffle baskets please check out the sign up sheets on your child’s classroom door.
Raffle tickets will be on sale from October 6th through October 14th.
Baskets will be raffled off at our Fall Festival on Saturday, October 14th.
Here’s a list of our Fall Raffle Baskets:
What’s on the menu tonight? – Infants/Toddlers
Santa’s Sack – Beginners
Holiday Gift Card Shopping – Miss Kat & Miss Charisse
Are you ready for some football? – Miss Chardonnay & Miss Melissa
Ready, Set, Create! – Miss Destiny & Miss Dee Dee
Parent Survival Kit – Miss Debbie & Miss Vanessa
We will also raffle off a FREE week of tuition! Everyone who purchases a raffle ticket will be placed in the FREE week of tuition give away!
All School Pumpkin Drop
Join us on Friday, October 27th at 10:00 to see who’s class pumpkin will survive our All School Pumpkin Drop!
Trick or Trunk
Tuesday, October 31st
It’s time for our annual “Trick or Trunk” activity! Each year we ask for parents to volunteer to decorate the trunks of their cars and provide treats for the children. The trunk decorations can be anything you choose – be creative! Treats can consist of anything from a piece of candy (no peanut items, please!) to a small trinket.
We encourage you to dress your children in their Halloween costumes (optional, of course!) and then during our morning hours we will go “trick or trunking” in our parking lot.
Every year, this event is a huge success and we continue to look forward to “spooktacular” trunk decorations and the fabulous costumes worn by our parent volunteers.
Please sign up in the office if you would like to volunteer your trunk for “Trick or Trunk” at Merryhill.
The fun begins promptly at 10:00 am and all parent volunteers should plan on arriving at school at around 9:15 to set up. We will direct you where to park for the event.
Wednesday, November 15th
Infant/Toddler Pumpkin Pie Social
Thursday, November 16th
Pre-K2 Friendship Feast
Friday, November 17th
Beginners-Pre-K Friendship Feast