From the Principal’s Office
It’s hard to believe that it is already time for tree trimming and Christmas caroling. December is here and the sights and sounds of the holiday season is now all around us. Take time this holiday season to discover the magic of the holidays and always “believe”!
Thanks to all who donated items for the Kids Can Food Drive. This project was a great success! This month you can drop off new, unwrapped toys for our “Chips for Kids” toy drive. Your generosity will be recognized by those who are in need. And it’s a great way to teach your child the gift of giving.
Make sure you turn in your Santa’s Workshop form in to the office, so your child will have an opportunity to do their holiday shopping. Check for the details in the office.
On Friday, December 8th we will all climb aboard the “Polar Express”. It will be an event you won’t want to miss!
We will round out the holiday season with our holiday programs on Friday, December 15th at 3:30 pm. So, mark your calendars for this very special holiday event.
Lisa Norris – Principal
12/5 Cookies with Santa
12/4-7 Santa’s Workshop
12/8 All Aboard the Polar Express!
12/12 Hanukkah Celebrations
12/15 Holiday Programs – 3:30 pm
12/22 Merryhill Closes at 12:30 pm
12/25 Christmas Holiday – School Closed
12/26 Kwanzaa Celebrations
12/29 Merryhill Closes at 12:30 pm
1/1 New Year’s Holiday – School Closed
On December 4th – 7th your child will have the opportunity to shop for family and friends right here at Merryhill. All Beginners –
Pre-K2 will visit Santa’s Workshop with their class to pick out gifts to purchase for anyone on their shopping list. Prices will range from $.50 – $5.00. Please see the front desk for the details.
Cookies with Santa
Join us on Tuesday, December 5th for Cookies with Santa! This year, we will be right here at Merryhill! The children will have the opportunity to meet Santa and he will listen to their Holiday Wish List. This is a great time for a special photo op with Santa, so bring your camera! The fun is from 4:30 – 6:30 pm!
All Aboard for the Polar Express!
Friday, December 8th
Come to school dressed in your favorite holiday P.J’s and get ready for a ride on the Polar Express! The children will enjoy the reading of the Polar Express, and watch the Polar Express Movie! Each child will also receive the First Gift of Christmas, along with their
ticket for the Polar Express!
Each of our classrooms will be having a holiday get-together on Friday, December 15th at 3:30 pm. Please join your child’s class for some holiday spirit! Parking is limited and since our entire school will be here at the same time, it is highly recommended that you arrive early so you don’t miss a thing.
Holiday Toy Safety
Here’s what is recommended for playing it safe when selecting toys:
Infants under age 1
Activity quilts, stuffed animals without button noses & eyes, bath toys, soft dolls, cloth books, squeaky toys
Ages 1 to 3
Books, blocks, fit-together toys, balls, push & pull toys, pounding toys, and shape toys
Ages 3 to 5
Approved non-toxic art supplies, books, videos, musical instruments, outdoor toys such as a baseball tee,
slide or swing
This holiday season let’s all play it safe when selecting toys for small children. And check on-line for toy recalls!
As a reminder, Merryhill will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Monday, December 25th and we will close early, at 12:30 pm, for the Christmas Eve Holiday on Friday, December 22nd. For the New Year’s holiday, we will be closed on Monday, January 1st, and we will close early, at 12:30 pm, for the New Years Eve Holiday on Friday, December 29th.
All of us at Merryhill would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!
It will soon be time to begin planning for your child’s continued preschool education for our next school year. Our school is currently full and we anticipate full enrollment for next year. It will be important to register early to reserve your child’s spot.
For those students that will be continuing with us (Infants – Intermediates), we will begin Priority Registration at the end of February or beginning of March. We are looking forward to another great year!
From the Education Department