Welcome to our tenth month of the 2018-2019 School year!
Priority Registration for the 2019-2020 will end March 1, 2019
Priority registration will end on March 1, 2019. 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.
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Holidays and Professional Development Day Closures-School Closed
Mar 8, 2019- Professional Development Day-School Closed
May 27, 2019- Memorial Day
May 31, 2019- Professional Development Day-School Closed
May 24, 2019-Report Cards final round
June 03, 2019- New school year starts for the 2019-2020
Links to Learning Curriculum
- March 2019 Monthly Themes
- Dr Seuss’ Birthday
- Lunar New Year
- Multicultural Music
- Groundhog Day
- Current Seasons
- Beach, Park, Mountains
- Forces of Push/Pull
- Various forms of Transportation
- Nursery Rhymes
- Solar System
- Animal Habitats
- Exploring Drums
- St Patricks Day
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.
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.
St Patricks Day Party
For the month of March 2019, the students will be having classrooms parties for St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Students can bring snacks that reflect St Patrick’s Day. It is traditional to wear GREEN on that day. They will be hunting over the rainbow for gold coins and meeting Mr. Leprechaun.
Just a reminder: If you ordered pictures they are in the office for pickup.
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)
Reading Program/Homework is meant to be a positive experience for your child. Its 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.
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.
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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!
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.