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January 2019 News

Dear Families,

Welcome to our eighth month of the 2018-2019 School year!

Priority Registration for the 2019-2020 will start in January 2019

Priority registration will start in January 2019! Keep an eye out for the forms. You get an opportunity to get a huge discount off the re-registration packet.


There is still time to register for the 2018-2019 school year if you have friends or other family members to enroll. There is a referral fee of one free weeks tuition!  Please see details below.

Please see the office as spaces are filling up quickly!

For parent references please click the link below:


Holidays and Professional Development Day Closures-School Closed

Jan 01, 2019- New Year Day

Jan 21, 2019- Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

Feb 18, 2019- Presidents Day

Mar 8, 2019- Professional Development Day-School Closed

May 27, 2019- Memorial Day

May 31, 2019- Professional Development Day-School Closed

Important Dates

Feb 04, 2019-Report Cards 3rd round

May 24, 2019-Report Cards final round

June 03, 2019- New school year starts for the 2019-2020


Links to Learning Curriculum

  • January 2018 Monthly Themes
    • Winter Snow
    • Family Traditions
    • Changing Seasons
    • Museums
    • Dinosaurs
    • Fossils
    • Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Goal Setting
    • Snowman
    • Warm Clothing (scarves, boots, etc.
    • Maps/Globes
    • Family structures
    • Farm Animals and Vegetation
    • Transportation
    • Common places in the community

Snack Menu

Our “Wellness” curriculum component is using the following website at http://www.choosemyplate.gov/kids/ to ensure the nutrition of our students. Please look for our snack menu please let us know if you have any suggestions for our snack menu or would like recipes for home use.

School Caterers

Just a reminder that our school caterer will not be providing lunch from December 24, 2018 until Jan 4, 2019. Please bring lunch for your children during this time.


Celebrations help our students meet our learning component in “Community and Environment”. If you would like to share a family tradition with our students, please let us know. Embracing diversity is a social skill that will help our students in the long run when traveling or building friendships. We would like to thank all the parents who came to our Christmas Performances of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms of Merryhill Preschool. A huge thank you for Amrita Singh and Tyler Tran for being the main stars in our storyline!



Operation Christmas Child – Look for this article in the Mercury Newspaper !

Every year our students talk about hunger and basic needs awareness. Our students collect basic needs items such as socks, shoes, clothing, toys, educational supplies, and etc. for a child in the same age group as themselves. They sort all the items during a “Packing Party” and pack enough to fill a shoebox for their international friends overseas. We would like to thank all the parents who helped participate in this event. The student collected over 75 boxes for children overseas. Please look for this amazing story in the Milpitas Post, Milpitas Patch, or the Mercury Newspaper during the month of December!



Christmas in the Park Tree Hunt- Winner is Aniket!

Address191-199 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

His dad snapped a picture and Aniket won a $50 gift card.


Book Fair Fundraiser

Thank you so much for your support! We raised $700 and we got a $750 in books for our homework reading Program!


Reading Program/Homework

Reading Program/Homework  is meant to be a positive experience for your childIts not mandatory to do the homework. The program was created for a social emotional development experience. Setting aside a specific time daily for your children reduces behavioral issues in the long run. We are just giving parents some activities to do during this time.  Please set aside a 20-30 minutes per night for your Prek or Prek2 child  and 10-20 minutes for Intermediates. If your child is refusing to practice writing, there are other alternatives; playdough, legos, setting up the table, folding laundry, helping to wash dishes, or clean off the dinner table. All these activities use their small motor skills and they are still building their muscles in their fingers. The book does not need to be read per verbatim. Have your child try and guess what is happening in the book. If your children want to talk with you about something this is also a good time to do so. Let us know if you are needing support.

Prek2 Uniforms

 Uniforms can be purchased from the website below for the Prek2 class:

The bottoms can be purchased at Walmart, Target, or Durable wear 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.

Amazing Athletes 

The Winter session will start on Jan 7, 2019 and continue through March 2019.
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Merryhill’s Facebook Page

Our students are continuously posted on our Facebook page! Please share with your friends and family.




News from the Education Department

5 Ways to Boost Your Toddler’s Language Development

As children begin the toddler stage, they respond to familiar words by shouting, gesturing or reaching for objects. As their language skills develop, their babbles evolve into a mix of real and made-up words and phrases. They learn to express their needs and wants with language and rely less on[.....]
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Kind Regards,

Lucy Nunez,




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.

Nut-free School
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.

Referral Program
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.

Automatic Withdrawal
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!

Credit Cards

We NOW take credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover) at Merryhill school. A consent form

have been to all parents. Please return them if you are interested.



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