Message from the Principal:
Hello Rocklin Merryhill Families!!
This year seems to have passed so quickly! It’s hard to believe that the holidays are already here. For me, the holiday season truly is the most wonderful time of the year. I love all the sights and sounds of the season; the smell of a freshly cut pine tree and holiday cookies; spending time with family and friends; sending Christmas cards. I really enjoy all the Christmas carols, even after hearing them over and over and over…! But the best part of the holidays is seeing of all this through the eyes of a child; or in my case, 100 children! The wonder and awe of children at this time of the year is amazing. As we get closer to Santa’s special visit, I can “feel” their excitement. What a great way to share in the joy of the season.
All of our classes will be celebrating holidays around the world this month. We revisit The Polar Express with a week of special activities. The children will enjoy a train ride, the first gift of Christmas, special dress-up days, a visitor from the North Pole (that’s a secret!), hot chocolate, other surprises and share in the story with their friends. They will delight you by sharing songs of the season at our annual Cookies and Carols festivities on December 14.
Our students will also engage in Giving without Walls this month by participating in our annual pajama drive to benefit local foster children. It is important, even at this young age, to help children understand that not everyone is as fortunate as we are.
If you have not already done so, please check your child’s cubby to ensure there is an extra set of weather appropriate clothes. Students also need to come to school each day with a jacket and dressed warm enough to play outside for part of the day. If the weather is brisk we still go outside for active games and SPARK activities and want everyone to be able to participate!
Please be on the lookout for the Winter Break attendance sheet on the front counter and in the Links to Home binders in the classrooms. It helps us plan appropriate staffing for these two weeks and allows me to plan for vacation time for our teachers.
The staff here at Merryhill in Rocklin wishes you and your families a warm and happy holiday, filled with family and friends, special moments of joy and time to create memories that will last a lifetime.
- Dec. 3-14 Pajama Drive
- Dec. 7 Parent’s Night Out
- Dec. 11 Train Rides at School
- Dec. 14 Special North Pole Visitor
- Dec. 14 Cookies & Carols
- Dec. 24 School Closed
- Dec. 25 School Closed
- Dec. 31 School Closes at 12:30
- Jan. 1 School Closed
From Our Education Department
For Parents and Teachers
“One of the greatest gifts I have ever been given, is the opportunity to spend time with children; to be a part of their adventure into the future.” – Sue Stewart – Principal/Educator, Merryhill Schools
Nut Free: We are a NUT FREE school. We do have some students with nut allergies and appreciate your help in keeping all of our children safe and healthy.
California Licensing Regulations require that parents check children in and out using our electronic system.
Tuition Options: We appreciate that you make every effort to make your tuition payments on time. As you are aware, tuition payments are due on Monday of each week (or on your child’s first day of attendance). To save you time, the headache of having to remember your checkbook every Monday and to avoid those pesky late fees, consider enrolling in our automatic payment program at no charge. We also accept credit card payments or you may use our Parent Portal. Please talk to Sue or Aubrey for more information.
LTH Binders: Our Links to Home Binders are located either just outside or right inside your child’s classroom door. Please make it a point to check these daily. We send Ouch Reports, Merry-Grams and other school information home via these binders. They are a great communication tool!
Art Files: Please remember to check them at least once a week to pick up your child’s amazing art work. Towards the end of the month you will also find your Parent Letter, Monthly Skills and Spanish vocabulary for Beginners through Pre K2.
Clothing and Nap Items: Remember to update your child’s extra clothing as the seasons change and your child grows! Please label all of their items so we can return anything that may be forgotten at the end of the day. Any soiled items will be placed in plastic bags and put into your child’s cubby. Each child needs a blanket and crib size sheet for rest time. Sheets and blankets must be taken home on Fridays (or you child’s last day of attendance during the week), laundered and returned on the first day of attendance.
Merryhill Elementary School: If you are interested in having your child stay with Merryhill School for kindergarten and beyond, please visit our elementary campus at 1115 Orlando Ave. in Roseville, just off of I-80 and Riverside Ave. The school contact information is 916-783-3010 or email@example.com.