April is a special month for young children! It is a month of celebration! National Week of the Young Child is April 8th-12th. We will be kicking off this special week with our Annual Playday which will be held on Saturday April 6th. I hope everyone can join us for some Springtastic fun! Now that the weather is warming up, the children will be spending much more time outdoors. For your child’s safety, please do not send him/her to school with open toed shoes. This will help prevent injury’s while running and riding the trikes. Please also send non-aerosol sunscreen that we can keep here at school for your child. In celebration of Earth Day, all the classrooms will be spending lots of time outdoors planting in their classroom garden boxes. Please be sure to check out their garden boxes by the end of this month.
Sincerely, Stephanie Gill/Principal
Dates to remember in April
April 4-9 Scholastic Book Fair
April 6 Playday Event 10:30am-12:30pm
April 8-12 Celebrating Week of the Young Child
April 10 Bubble party 10am-11am
April 11 Magic show 10am-11am
April 15 Classrooms receive their caterpillars
April 19 Classroom Easter Egg Hunts
April 22 Classrooms release their butterflies in honor of Earth Day!
April 23 Classrooms will start their gardening/planting projects
Scholastic Book Fair –We will be having our annual Scholastic book fair during the Week of the Young Child, April 4th-9th. You will be able to purchase books for your child and for our classrooms. Merryhill gets 50% of the profit made in books back to the school. You are able to purchase books using a credit card, check or cash. Thank you for supporting books for kids!
Springtastic Playday! Please join us on Saturday, April 6th from 10:30am—12:30pm for a Springtastic Day! We will have lots of fun activities for the children, food, great music, petting zoo, and raffles for free tuition!
Here is a schedule of events during the Week of the Young Child-April 8th-12th:
Monday April 8th –Soar into Week Of The Young Child with your very own kite! Please pick one up from the lobby!
Tuesday April 9th– Take home some sidewalk chalk to enjoy during the spring weather!
Wednesday April 10th an exciting bubble party outdoors for the whole school to enjoy!
Thursday April 11tha fun magic show for the children to enjoy
Friday April 12th The children will get to paint and take home their very own wind chimes
Earth Day continued… All classrooms will be planting in their own garden boxes during the week of April 22nd. The classrooms will be planting all sorts of vegetables, and then later will use the grown veggies in food experiments, cooking projects and various other activities. The classrooms will also be releasing their butterflies in honor of Earth day!
Non-aerosol sunscreen only- Now that the weather is starting to warm up, hopefully we will see a lot more sunshine! Please remember to bring in sunscreen for your child so that we could apply it here at school. You can apply the first layer at home and the teachers will re-apply for the afternoon. We cannot use any aerosol cans of sunscreen-everything must be for lotion application. Please label your child’s sunscreen lotion.
From the Education Department: