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Jan 2018 News

Dear Families,

Welcome to our 8th month of the 2017-2018 School year!

We will be starting our priority re-registration process for the 2018-2019 school year in January 2018 for our current families.

If you have friends or other family members to enroll,  there is a referral fee of one free weeks tuition! Please see details below.

Please see the office as spaces are filling up quickly!

Holidays- upcoming

December 25, 26, 2017- closed

January 1, 2, 15, 2018-closed

February 19, 2018- closed

March 09, 2017- closed

May 28, 2018- closed

June 01, 2018- closed

Links to Learning Curriculum

January 2018 Monthly Themes

  • Winter Snow
  • Family Traditions
  • Changing Seasons
  • Museums
  • Dinosaurs
  • Fossils
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Goal Setting
  • Snowman
  • Warm Clothing (scarves, boots, etc.
  • Maps/Globes
  • Family structures
  • Farm Animals and Vegetation
  • Transportation
  • Common places in the community


Snack Menu

Our “Wellness” curriculum component is using the following website at http://www.choosemyplate.gov/kids/ to ensure the nutrition of our students. Please look for our snack menu please let us know if you have any suggestions for our snack menu or would like recipes for home use.

School Caterers

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.

Tax Statements for 2017

Tax statements for 2017 will be provided on January 5, 2017 in your child’s art folder in a sealed envelope.



Celebrations help our students meet our learning component in “Community and Environment”. If you would like to share a family tradition with our students, please let us know. Embracing diversity is a social skill that will help our students in the long run when traveling or building friendships. We would like to thank all the parents who came to our Christmas Party and Performances last Month! A special thank you to grandpa, James Couzens who came and donated his time to our students.

Christmas in the Park Hunt-UPDATE WITH THE WINNER!

Address191-199 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. Students were challenged to go down to Christmas in the Park and find our tree and 1 clue was given (A picture of our Merryhill Elementary School tree). A $50 Toys R Us gift card was the prize! Congratulations to Dominic!

WINNER WINNER!!! Dominic from our Prek 2 won the gift card! 

Lil’ Shopper’s Shoppe

Thank you to all the students and parents who participated in this event. Every student enjoyed shopping! Students learned the concept of giving within a budget.  Here are some pictures:

Employee Stocking Contest-UPDATE

Mrs. Mai would like to thank all the parents and students who helped her win her $40 giftcard in this contest.


Thank you!

The staff would like to thank all the families for all the gifts and support given to us. Everyone was very generous and thoughtful!

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.

Report cards 

Report cards are now all passed out. Please let us know if you have not gotten your child’s report card.

Merryhill’s Facebook Page

Our students are continuously posted on our Facebook page! Please share with your friends and family.



News from the Education Department

5 Ways to Integrate Math into Your Child's Day

Children are exposed to math concepts everywhere they go. There are numbers on street signs, shapes in the kitchen, and patterns on clothing. In the classroom, we integrate hands-on math experiences in all components of our curriculum. During science lessons, children make predictions, measure objects, and chart their observations. In[.....]
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Kind Regards,

Lucy Nunez,




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.

Nut-free School
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.

Referral Program
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.

Automatic Withdrawal
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!

Credit Cards

We NOW take credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover) at Merryhill school. A consent form have been emailed to all parents. Please return them if you are interested.






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.

 Operation Christmas Child- UPDATE

Here is the link to the news media: http://patch.com/california/milpitas/students-merryhill-preschool-milpitas-collect-donations-send-children-need

An update on our progress for Operation Christmas Child 2016. Our students were able to put together 100 boxes in November for children who have never received a gift. The boxes shipped to the following countries:   Philippines, Indonesia Ukraine, Aruba, and the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar . Thank you so much for all of your donations. The students learned so much during this project.


Lifelong Learning Skills:

Cooperation:Working together to achieve a common goal
Leadership: Guiding and leading others
Language, Math, Citizens of the World, Social Studies, Social Emotional


Earth Day 2016

Students at Merryhill Preschool in Milpitas Celebrate Earth Day by Investigating
the Best Environments for Conserving Water When Growing Plants






Students planted fruits and vegetables after discovering that plastic terrariums are best for growing plants and conserving water


MILPITAS, Calif. (April XX, 2016) – On April 22, students at Merryhill Preschool on Corning Avenue in Milpitas celebrated Earth Day by planting a garden of fruits and vegetables using a gardening method that conserves water. Leading up to Earth Day, students tested which environment – soil, sand or a plastic terrarium – uses less water to grow plants. For 20 days, they watched seeds sprout and measured plant growth and the amount of water used. Students learned that the terrarium, which was made from a plastic bottle with cloth, was the most effective as it re-used water from condensation within the bottle. On Earth Day, students planted more seeds in homemade terrariums for the school’s garden. Merryhill Preschool teaches the importance of community and exploring nature at a young age.

 Merryhill donate to Second Harvest Food Bank 

MILPITAS, Calif. (FEB. 1, 2016) – Pre-kindergarten students at Merryhill Preschool in Milpitas donated non-perishable food items to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. The students learned about hunger awareness and what kinds of items were appropriate to donate through story time with the Second Harvest Food Bank turkey mascot. Following the event, students donated the bin full of food to the organization, which will benefit members of the community.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to nearly a quarter of a million people each month. The Food Bank mobilizes individuals, companies and community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need.

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Students at Merryhill Preschool in Milpitas Collect Donations and Prepare Gifts for Children in Other Countries


Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students assemble donated gifts and write letters to children in need around the world

MILPITAS, Calif. (Nov. 2015) – On Nov. 20, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Merryhill Preschool on Corning Avenue in Milpitas prepared 80 gift packages of toys, art supplies, books, school supplies and more to send to children around the world as a part of Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is an international humanitarian organization that sends care packages to children in third world countries. The packages, along with handwritten letters from the students, will be sent to children in countries including Mongolia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh. The gifts were donated during the school’s Operation Christmas Child drive this month. In the classroom, students have been exploring global citizenship and working to create friendships in other parts of the world. Through this experience, they will learn the importance of helping children in need during the holiday season.



Milpitas students send holiday gift boxes to needy children around the world


Milpitas Post

POSTED:   12/11/2015 03:50:45 PM
Merryhill Preschool student Jonathan James Moore helped prepare 80 gift packages of toys, art…

Students at Merryhill Preschool in Milpitas prepared 80 gift packages of toys, art supplies, books and more on Nov. 20 to send to children around the world through an international humanitarian organization.

The group, called Operation Christmas Child, delivers care packages to children in Third World countries. The packages, along with handwritten letters from the students, will go to children in countries including Mongolia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh. The gifts were donated during the school’s Operation Christmas Child drive in November.

In the classroom, students have been exploring global citizenship and working to create friendships in other parts of the world. Through this experience, they will learn the importance of helping children in need during the holiday season.

For more information about Operation Christmas Child, visit samaritanspurse.org.






Water Conservation Project


Please join us in congratulating our students on their Water Conservation Project which made the Milpitas Patch on April 30, 2015. Our teachers are constantly challenging our students to find solutions to our community problems. This helps our students become productive members of society. Please click on the link below to see the post.


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