This month we will be hosting 2 events raising money for other children in the community.
St. Jude Trike-A-Thon is a free educational program that teaches preschool and daycare students bike safety and the importance of helping others while benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Family Supportive Housing Fundraiser
We will be starting our fundraiser for children in the homeless shelter in the Family Supportive Housing Project on Friday, July 13, 2018 until Friday, July 20, 2018. We will have a donation box in the lobby. Please encourage your child to donate new items for the children. It can be clothes, shoes, socks, undergarments, school supplies, personal items (combs, toothbrushes, shampoo), stuffed animals, blankets, etc. All these items will be donated to the store they have for the families at the Family Supportive Housing.
Our students at this age are building character education skills. Our goal is to instill values for our students that puts others before themselves. Helping others encourages intrinsic motivation in our students. This is the type of motivation that encourages our students to do well in society in the future. They tend to choose jobs that support the society they live in. We are building productive members of society.
Reading Program/Homework will start on June 9, 2018 for the Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, and Prek2 classrooms. This is meant to be a positive experience for your child. Please set aside a half hour per night to do work on the homework for Prek and 20 minutes for Intermediates. Let this
Waterplay for Summer!
We are a year round school, but we are definitely going to enjoy the summer months! We will be continuing our “Water Play Days” in July every Friday from 3 to 5 pm. Please bring a bathing suit, towels, sunscreen, water shoes, and an extra bag for their wet clothes. Our students will be enjoying different forms of water play including a water fall, water balloons toss, sensory play, etc.
The bottoms can be purchased at Walmart, Target, or Durablewear uniforms and must be either navy blue or khaki. The tops must be purchased from Queensboro uniforms and can be light blue, hunter green, or burgundy. You can have items shipped here to avoid shipping charges. We have some leftover stock in the office for purchase if you are interested. All students are required to wear uniforms in the Prek2 classroom Monday through Thursday. On Friday they get a free dress day.
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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.
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!
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.