Happy Holidays! I love the Holiday Season. The laughter and expectations of the children, the smell of holiday baking, the bright lights and colorful decorations and most important a time for family gatherings. Here at Merryhill, we celebrate all the beauty of the season. The wonder of the babe in the manger, the flickering of lights in the Menorah, the “ho, ho, ho” of everyone’s favorite jolly old elf, and all the traditions that make the holidays fun, festive and special. December is full of wonderful activities for the children with hands on learning and special events throughout the month. I wish each of you a great holiday season and prosperous New Year. Thank you for being part of the “Family” here at Merryhill!
Sincerely, Stephanie Gill/Principal
Dates to remember
Dec. 1 Breakfast with Santa 9:00-11:00
Dec 6 Last day to turn in donations for the toy drive
Dec. 10 Gingerbread Man/Baby theme starts with a school read-aloud!
Dec. 11 Gingerbread cookie fun!
Dec. 12 Making gingerbread play-doh
Dec. 13 Making our own gingerbread house
Dec. 14 Intermediate Pre-K Holiday performances @ 3:30
Dec. 21 Infant, Toddler & Beginner Holiday performances @ 3:30
Dec. 24 Closed
Dec. 25 Closed
Dec. 31 Closed
Jan. 1 Closed
Breakfast with Santa! Join us on Saturday, December 1st from 9:00-11:00am. We will have breakfast (pancakes, turkey sausages, eggs and fruit), craft making, and a photo opportunity with Santa *Tickets are on sale now. Please purchase your tickets in advance -Adult: $8 Children: $5 /Bring your Camera
CHIPS for Kids Toy Drive- Make this Holiday Season special for a less fortunate child. Now until Dec. 6th you can bring in a new, unwrapped toy donation and place it in the CHIP collection box located in the front lobby. You will receive 1 raffle ticket for every toy donated for a chance towards a free week of tuition! If you would like to be a part of our toy drop-off at Cal Expo on Friday Dec 7, please let me know.
Family Holiday Tree- Purchase an ornament ($3) from the front desk to help us decorate our family tree. Insert your family’s picture into the ornament and then place it onto our tree for everyone to see!
The Gingerbread Man & Baby! During the week of December 10-13, the children enjoy a week full of gingerbread fun! We will begin the week with a school read-aloud, followed by many fun gingerbread activities throughout the week.
Classroom Holiday Celebrations! Be sure to check with your child’s teacher regarding classroom parties and festivities. Details will be posted outside your child’s classroom door. Each classroom will be doing a Holiday Performance for the parents. Classroom Holiday Performances will be on Friday December 14th for all Intermediate & Pre-K classes and Friday December 21st for all Infant, Toddler and Beginner classrooms.
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