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April 2018 News


Dear Families,

Welcome to our 11th  month of the 2017-2018 School year! Our last day of the 2017-2018 school year will be May 31, 2018. The 2018-2019 school year will start on June 4, 2018.

We are still accepting applications for our 2018-2019 school year. Spacing all filling up fast!

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

May 28, 2018- closed

June 01, 2018- closed

Links to Learning Curriculum

April 2018 Monthly Themes

  • Spring
  • Beach, Park, Mountains
  • Week of the Young Child
  • Fire Department Visit
  • Earth Day
  • Growing Crops
  • Recycling
  • Flowers
  • Zoo animals
  • Rainbows
  • Insects
  • Gardening


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.



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 joined us in March for our Lunar New Year Party, St. Patrick’s Day Party, and our Easter Party along with the Hunt for Easter Eggs. A special thank you to our Easter Bunny for his special appearance.


Week of the Young Child

For the month of April, we will be celebrating our students during the “Week of the Young Child” from April 16-20,2018.

Here are our themes for the week:

Music Monday/Bike Day– Students will be riding their bikes and listening to different kinds of music. Please bring all the gear required for them to ride their bikes (ie: helmet, elbow and knee pads).


Tasty Tuesday– In the morning our students in each class will create a healthy snack of their choice. We will be adding it to the snack menu. In the afternoon, we will have an obstacle course outside to promote exercise.


Work Together Wednesday- In the morning we will have the Fire Department here at 10:15 am. The fire department will show students how to work together with their peers and families during a fire to be safe. In the afternoon, students will work together to remodel some of our playground environment. 


Artsy Thursday- In the morning, the students will create their own puppets and puppet stage. In the afternoon at 3:15 pm, we will have a puppet show featuring, “The Tortoise and the Hare”. 


Family Friday- In the morning our students will have a “Super Hero Day”. Students are encouraged to wear their favorite superhero outfit. They will also get an opportunity to make their own costume. In the afternoon, we will be having a “Superhero Carnival” in the afternoon. We will have games and snacks for our families. We will be having a special area for our superheroes to perform their special talents. 

Extension of Artsy Thursday!

Pajama/Crazy Hair Day

We will be having a “Pajama/Crazy Hair Day” on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Students are encouraged to wear their pajamas to school. We will be making a special breakfast for our students at 10:00 am. The student with the craziest hair will win a basket of hair products.

Twin Day

We will be having “Twin Day” on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Students are encouraged to choose a friend and dress identical to school. Winner of the best twin day will win a “Toy”.


Backward Day

We will be having “Backward Day” on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Students are encouraged to wear their clothes backwards. Winner will win a $25 gift card to “Target”.


Earth Day

Milpitas has a new recycling program. The bins are much smaller and it’s become really hard to recycle. The challenge given to the classrooms was to come up with an idea to use recycled materials and create a new use for them. They can use plastic, metals, cardboard, or food leftovers to meet this challenge.  The picture chosen to come out in the media will be the winner of the challenge.


Prek2 Graduation

Our Prek2 graduation will be on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. It will be held at our Elementary School at 1500 Yosemite Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035. We will be ordering the graduation gowns and invitations soon. We will let you know more details as the time nears closer to the date.




Art to Remember Fundraiser

Thank you to all the parents who placed orders to preserve their child’s artwork.

They should arrive back to us on April 26, 2018 just in time for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.



Report cards/Conferences

Our second round of report cards have been distributed. Parents if you have questions regarding your child’s report card, please let your child’s teacher know if you need a conference.

Third and final round of report cards for the 2017-2018 school year will be the last week of May 2018.


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

Adding Math to Your Child’s Day, Part 2

In January, we shared five easy ways for you to integrate math into your child’s day. We have so many fun suggestions, we had to break this blog into two parts. Here are five more activities that will help your child learn that math is everywhere and math is fun![.....]
Read More »

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.




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.

 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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