May is a month of celebration! In April we celebrated the joy of childhood, but the month of May we give honor to those who ensure the quality of childhood….our very own Merryhill teachers. It is a privilege to shape the minds and destiny of our children. It is a joyful experience to be a teacher. We also want to take the time to show our Mothers how much they are appreciated. At Merryhill we desire to honor Moms and Teachers this month with special activities and tokens of our appreciation. Each and everyday our teachers and Mothers have been so involved and supportive of our school and the children we care for. What a winning combination! Great Moms and Gifted Teachers. Thanks to everyone who helped make our Week of the Young Child a great success. The children clearly enjoyed themselves. Our book fair was a great success! We earned over $800 in free books for our classrooms. Thank you for your continued support. As always, be sure to pick up your child’s Links to Learning folder at the end of every month! You don’t want to miss out on all the wonderful information shared about your child’s learning.
Sincerely, Stephanie Gill/Principal
Dates to remember in May:
May 4 Cinco De Mayo celebrations
May 11 Mother’s Day Celebrations @3:30
May 8 Open House for inquiring families 5pm-7pm
May 7-11 Teacher Appreciation Week!
May 23 Join me at the Big Truck Event in Elk Grove from 11am-4pm
May 28 Memorial Day School Closed
June 4-8 Skill cards ready for pick up
Gardens-Each of our classroom have their own garden boxes that they have planted in outside in the large play yard. The children will watch their gardens grow over the next couple of months. Please be sure to ask your child about what they have planted in their gardens and next time your outside picking up your child, take a look!
Teacher Appreciation Week-We will be celebrating National Teacher Appreciation week during May 7-11. Our teachers are there to comfort and care for your child while you are away. The dedication they show for Early Childhood Education is greatly appreciated! We will be purchasing lunch for the teachers each day this week. If you would like to make a monetary donation towards their lunch, please let me or Ms. Maybeline know. Please remember that this is optional for those of you who would like to donate towards it. You are also welcome to show your appreciation to your child’s teacher by writing them a special card, or having your child draw them a special picture. If you would like to buy your child’s teacher something special but don’t know what she may like, we have “all about me” forms upfront that the teachers have all filled out. Thank you!!!
Happy Mother’s Day- We all know that being a mom can often be the most difficult task in the world, yet it is by far the most rewarding. To honor all of our very special Mothers, we’d like you to join us on Friday May 11th @3:30 for a special treat with your little one! We hope to see all our Merryhill Moms here on this special day!
Big Truck Event- Each year the City Of Elk Grove puts together an event for children ages 2-6. Celebrate National Public Works Week with the City of Elk Grove at Big Truck Day. Honk the horn on the bus, get behind the wheel of a semi-truck, build a castle in the sand, play with GIANT bubbles and learn about all of the vehicles involved in maintaining a city at this free event geared to kids 2-6. This event takes place on Wednesday May 23rd from 11am-4pm at The Laguna Reserve MarketPlace, 10044 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove CA.
REMINDER: PLEASE WATCH YOUR SPEED WHEN DRIVING IN THE PARKING LOT. THIS IS A PARKING LOT OF A PRESCHOOL AND AT NO TIME SHOULD ANYONE BE CARELESSLY DRIVING. THANK YOU
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