Welcome to the new school year 2018/2019. We have started off nicely with our new students. In the first few days of this month we are getting to know each other, and the children are getting adjusted to their new environment. We have amazing leaning themes coming up with many hands on learning activities. For our new families this is new information, but for our returning students it is a reminder that we will not have homework over the summer. We still have academics throughout the summer months because we do not want the children to forget what they learned over the school year. We will continue giving out homework assignments on August 13, 2018. If you would like to know what your child is learning throughout the week please take a look at the parent board in the classroom. This will tell you all of the subjects and skills the children will learn in that week. You can also review the teacher’s lesson plan on the parent board to see the learning activities the teachers have planned to incorporate the subjects and skills. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us.
In May we raised almost $1,000 for St Jude’s Children’s hospital. Thank you for participating in the Trike-a-Thon and supporting the great “Giving Project”!! We will have another “Giving Project” in July for a non-profit charity called “Loved Twice” and “Step 30; more than shoes”. More details to come…
Next week on Friday we will have our Ice Cream Social at 3:30 pm for the children. Take a look below at the Calendar of Events to see all of the fun activities happening for the next few months.
Please remember to sign in and out every day on the iPad! This is extremely important because we use this attendance in case of an emergency!
Please put your child’s name on all sippy cups and water bottles. We do not want the children drinking from other children’s cups!
Please make sure you fill out a sun screen form in the office before dropping off the sunscreen with the teachers. The children are not allowed to keep sun screen in their cubby or back pack. This is the same for any lotions and medication. Please make sure all medications get checked into the preschool office. Medication and lotions need to be kept out of reach of children at all times. One last reminder please put your sheet and blanket for nap time in a bag labeled with your child’s name. If it is not in a bag and does not have a name on it, then we do not know who it belongs to 🙂 Thank you for your cooperation!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns my door is always open. We are here to help you and “our” children in any way we can. Everyone at Merryhill is special and important to us. Let us make this a great school year!
“All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds we sow today.”
Calendar of Events
*June 12, 2018 – Parent and teacher monthly breakfast from 8:00 am – 10:30 am. Come and help yourself to the yummy treats that we have for you in the preschool office. Coffee and tea will be served as well.
*June 18 – 22, 2018 – Mini Kickers Soccer Camp starts. This is a weeklong camp. Sign-ups are in your email. It is not too late to join the fun! They will return again in the Fall for the regular soccer class season.
*June 22, 2018 – Ice Cream Social at Merryhill Preschool! This will happen at 3:30 pm for all classrooms J
*July 4, 2018 – School Closed, Holiday!
*July 13, 2018 – 3:30 pm Camping under the stars! The children will bring extra small “easy” pop up tents to school and we will invite the parents to come and read to their children under the “stars” in the back yard.
*July 20, 2018 – 3:30 pm Snow Cone Party! The children get to watch as we make snow from the machine for the snow cones, and then enjoy their treat out on the playground.
*July 30th – August 3rd – This week we will have a “Petting Zoo” come to Merryhill School and the children will enjoy petting and learning about the farm animals! (Exact date will be announced later)
*August 10, 2018 – School Closed, Teacher’s In-Service Day!
*August 13, 2018 – Homework starts again for Intermediate level and up.
*September 3, 2018 – School Closed for Labor Day Holiday!
*September 6, 2018 & September 7, 2018 – Picture Day by Lifetouch Pictures
Join us for our next Open House!
August 4, 2018 10:00 am – 1:00 pm **Tell a friend and if they register you will receive one free week of tuition!**
Extra-Curricular Activities here at school!!!
Tuff Tumblers Class – Held on Fridays For more information go to http://tufftumblers.com or call 925-551-8900
MiniSoccer – Held on Tuesdays For more information go to this link: https://challenger.mycustomevent.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=76592
Merryhill San Jose is proud to offer Challenger Sports NEW MiniKickers Program in association with the Challenger Soccer Academy.
Amazing Athletes– This educational Sports Program is amazing! To get more information go to www.amazingathletes.com/Southbay or you can reach the owner at email@example.com and by phone at 408-799-7014, ask for Nicolette.
Parent Referral Program:
If there’s one thing parents love to do, it’s talk about their children’s successes.
When friends ask you about your child’s experiences at Merryhill School, what type of success stories do you share? Do you mention the personal and educational discoveries your child is making thanks to our advanced curriculum? Do you talk about the new levels of self and social confidence your child has gained thanks to our encouraging atmosphere?
*For every new child you refer who enrolls at our school for three months, you’ll receive one FREE week of tuition for your child*.
It’s our way of saying thanks for doing what comes naturally – singing the praises of your child and sharing your experiences with the Merryhill School difference!!
From the Education Department
*Participate in our new Automatic Payment Program
Tired of having to remember weekly tuition payments? Save time and avoid late fees with this program. Contact your school principal for more information on how to join.