Lunar New Year Party (UPDATE-POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 2, 2018 FROM 3:00 to 4:00 pm)
Join us on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Please wear your favorite attire for the New Year and bring snacks to reflect the New Year.
Black History Month
We are very excited to have our students be a part of Black History Month. It’s important to start teaching students early to accept all of their peers regardless of outward appearance. We are so excited to introduce our students to the stories of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Barak Obama, and many more others that made a huge difference throughout our history. Throughout the month of February students will be doing different activities that teach them to accept people regardless of the color of their skin. They will be studying the content of their peers character.
Just a reminder that picture day is this Friday, February 2, 2018 starting at 8:00 am. We will be having graduation pictures for the Prek2 classroom around 9:45 am. We will be having our class photos around 10:30 am. Students who are scheduled for Friday do not need to have their parents present. If your child is not scheduled to come on Friday, parents are still welcomed to come and have their child’s picture taken, however, they would need to stay with their children. No money is due at this time.
Its time for the second round of report cards. We will start passing them out starting February 23, 2018. Here is the schedule:
Beginners- February 23, 2018
Intermediate 1- Feb 26, 2018
Intermediate 2- Feb 27, 2018
Prek2- Feb 28, 2018
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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.
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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.
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.