April is a special month for young children! It is a month of celebration! National Week of the Young Child is April 16-20th. We will be kicking off this special week with our Annual Playday which will be held on Saturday April 14th. I hope everyone can join us for some Dino-riffic fun!
Now that the weather is warming up, the children will be spending much more time outdoors. For your child’s safety, please do not send him/her to school with open toed shoes. This will help prevent injury’s while running and riding the trikes. Please also send sunscreen that we can keep here at school for your child.
In celebration of Earth Day, all the classrooms will be spending lots of time outdoors planting in their classroom garden boxes. Please be sure to check out their garden boxes by the end of this month.
Sincerely, Stephanie Gill/Principal
Dates to remember in April:
April 10 Classrooms receive their caterpillars
April 12-17 Scholastic Bookfair
April 14 Playday Event 10:30am-12:30pm
April 16-20 Celebrating Week of the Young Child
April 23 Classrooms will start their gardening/planting projects
April 30 Classrooms release their butterflies
Scholastic Book Fair- We will be having our annual Scholastic book fair during the Week of the Young Child, April 12-17. You will be able to purchase books for your child and for our classrooms. Merryhill gets 50% of the profit made in books back to the school. You are able to purchase books using a credit card, check or cash. Thank you for supporting books for kids!
Dino-riffic Playday! Please join us on Saturday, April 14 from 10:30am—12:30pm for lots of dinosaur fun! We will have lots of fun activities for the children, food, great music , petting zoo, and raffles for free tuition! Here is a schedule of events during the Week of the Young Child- April 16-20th: Monday April 16th –We’re starting the week off with a fun show for the children to enjoy. Tuesday April 17th– classroom dino fun & a treat at pick up from the front office! Wednesday April 18th classroom dino fun & a treat at pick up from the front office! Thursday April 19th– a fun show for the children to enjoy. Friday April 20th– Adopt a Dinosaur (children get to take dome a dino figurine from the front office at pick up time)
Earth Day- All classrooms will be planting in their own garden boxes during the week of April 23rd. The classrooms will be planting all sorts of vegetables, and then later will use the grown veggies in food experiments, cooking projects, and various other activities.
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