Just a reminder that our school caterer will not be providing lunch from December 21, 2017 until Jan 3, 2017. Please bring lunch for your children during this time.
Christmas in the Park Hunt
Address: 191-199 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
This year our staff decorated a tree at Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose, CA. We decorated it with our Merryhill School spirit colors. We are challenging our students to go down to Christmas in the Park and find our tree. We will give you one clue. Our tree is next to our Merryhill Elementary Yosemite Tree. Snap a picture of your child next to our Merryhill School Corning Tree and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do a raffle with all the pictures I receive. The prize will be a $50 giftcard to Toys R Us. Happy Hunting!
CLUE: This is our Merryhill Elementary Yosemite Tree. Our tree is next to this tree. Snap a picture of your child next to our tree.
Lil’ Shopper’s Shoppe
This year we are doing something a little different for our students. We will be teaching our students the value of money and buying a gift off a shopping list. We will be setting up a Lil’ Shopper’s Shoppe in the dramatic play area for our students to shop during a specific time designated to their class. We will be starting this on Dec 6 until Dec 13. Please look out for a flyer and a shopping list that will go home on Monday, Dec 4 with your child. You can send money with your child or purchase a gift certificate online that can be used the same as cash. We ask that all money or certificates be put in the tuition box along with the shopping list OR to the office. Happy Shopping!
Employee Stocking Contest
We will be having an Employee Stocking Contest. Parents and students will get to vote for their favorite stocking from December 8 through December 15, 2017. Put (1) small stocking stuffer in the stocking of your choice with your child’s name on it. The stocking with the most stocking stuffers will win a $40 gift card. Support your teachers today!
Teachers Christmas Wish List
Parents have been asking me if our teacher’s have a wish list for Christmas. I will email out those shortly on a pdf. file via tadpoles. Thank you so much for considering our teachers who work very hard and diligently all year to support your children’s education. We are very touched by this gesture.
Operation Christmas Child
Every year our students talk about hunger and basic needs awareness. Our students collect basic needs items such as socks, shoes, clothing, toys, educational supplies, and etc. for a child in the same age group as themselves. They sort all the items during a “Packing Party” and pack enough to fill a shoebox for their international friends overseas. This year we collected 107 boxes. A special thank you to Mr. Jesse Arellano for offering to support our students during the packing party.
Here are some pictures of our packing party. We will let you know when it comes out on the news media.
Special recognition to our friends below, Victor and Dominic. Victor donated toys that were given to him by his parents. He INSISTED that he wanted to donate them to his friends. Talk about true compassion that is instilled in a three year old at a VERY young age. Dominic donated a bag full of toys. It was some awesome as he looked like a little Santa Claus when he walked in.
We will be tracking two boxes. They will let us know when the children receive the boxes and send video to us of the children opening the boxes.
We will start passing out report cards this month in December. We will start passing out the Beginners first, then Intermediate, then Prek last. If you have any questions please let us know.
If your child does not need a conference it will be written on the report card. We will only be doing conferences for those students who need support or parents who need support. Otherwise we would have to close down the school to have a conference for all students.
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Parent Videos & Photos
If you are video-taping or taking pictures at our school they must be only of your child. Please do not post videos or pictures of other children as it is a violation of their privacy. If you have accidentally posted pictures or videos of other children, please remove them immediately. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
We have a nut-free policy at our school. Please keep all peanut items at home. We have children with severe allergies.
Medication and Sunscreen Policy Reminder
Just a friendly reminder that our medication policy states that we can only administer medicine that has been prescribed by a doctor. We cannot administer over the counter medication without a doctor’s note with explicit instructions on how to administer it.
Regarding sunscreen, if you would like your child’s teacher to apply sunscreen throughout the summer months, please complete the “Sunscreen Authorization Form” located in the front office. We ask that you bring your child in their own sunscreen and apply a coat of sunscreen before they come to school. All sunscreen will be applied after nap unless noted differently by a parent.
Refer a Family, Get a Week Free!* Do you have friends with children in the area? If you refer your friends to Merryhill and they enroll, you could be eligible to get a free week of tuition! *After three months of enrollment. Only applicable for full time students.
No checks necessary! Enroll in our Automatic Payment Program and never write another check for your monthly tuition or pay another late payment. Tuition can be automatically deducted from your checking account. You can find more information about ACH in the front office. Let us help you sign up today!
Earth Day Celebration
For Earth Day our students focused on sustainability and were challenged to find a fruit or a vegetable that they could re-grow. Our Students took the challenge and tried to regrow carrots, onions, tomatoes, celery, and sweet potatoes. They were also to create a planter box to replant the fruit or vegetable made out of recycled materials. The Intermediate1 used half gallons of milk cartons, the Intermediates2 used water bottles, and the Prek2 used legos. They all made their own vertical gardens that are hanging in the back yard.
They have been documenting to report their findings to the media. We will let you know as soon as their post comes up. Here are some pictures.