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February 2019 News

Dear Families,

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

Priority Registration for the 2019-2020 will end March 1, 2018

Priority registration will end on March 1, 2018.  Returning parents get an opportunity to get a huge discount off the re-registration packet. At this time we are more than half full and we are on our 3rd week of registration. Spaces are limited! Please stop by the office to enroll.

For parent references please click the link below:


Holidays and Professional Development Day Closures-School Closed

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 04-8, 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

  • February 2019 Monthly Themes
    • Valentines Day
    • Lunar New Year
    • President’s Day
    • Groundhog Day
    • Black History Month
    • Animal Habitats
    • Our Bodies
    • Developing Healthy Habits
    • Zoo Animals
    • Pets in the Home
    • How Things Work
    • Construction
    • Rainforest

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

Lunch Menus for February 2019 are due Feb 1, 2019. Parents can still turn them in throughout the month, but please start with the following week.


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.

Valentine’s Day Party

For the month of February 2019, the students will be having classrooms parties for Valentine’s Day on Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Students can bring their Valentine Cards earlier in month so they can fill them out at school. Please do not ask for a list of students because we are not allowed to give it out to parents. Students can bring snacks that reflect Valentine’s Day.

Lunar New Year Party 

Our dragon dancers have overbooked and they are trying to fit us in their schedule. We will let you know as soon as we know a date. We still would love to wish everyone a Happy Lunar New Year!

Black History Month

We are very excited to have our students be a part of Black History Month. It’s important to start teaching students early to accept all of their peers regardless of outward appearance. We are so excited to introduce our students to the stories of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Barak Obama, and many more others that made a huge difference throughout our history. Throughout the month of February students will be doing different activities that teach them to accept people regardless of the color of their skin. They will be studying the content of their peers character.


Picture Day

Just a reminder that picture day is this Friday, February 1, 2019 starting at 8:00 am. We will be having graduation pictures for the Prek2 classroom around 9:45 am. We will be having our class photos around 10:30 am. Students who are scheduled for Friday do not need to have their parents present. If your child is not scheduled to come on Friday, parents are still welcomed to come and have their child’s picture taken, however, they would need to stay with their children. No money is due at this time. 


Operation Christmas Child – Look for this article in the Mercury Newspaper ! Front page of the Milpitas Post! Facebook page of Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran

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.


Milpitas Post Newspaper, Friday, January 4, 2019 (front page)

Local preschoolers make international impact

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Yankee Candle display in already setup in front of the office. It will start on February 1, 2019 and will end on Feb 15, 2019. Order packets are available on the table. Please submit orders to the office.


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 started on Jan 7, 2019 and will 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

Expressing Feelings of Love & Appreciation for Valentine’s Day

The symbols of love given for Valentine’s Day are a fun way for children to learn how to express appreciation for those they love. Below is a roundup of five fun ways you can celebrate with your child. 1. Create special one-on-one time Many people go on a date with[.....]
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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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