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April 2019 News


Dear Families,

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



We are almost full for our next school year. If you haven’t registered please register asap.

For parent references please click the link below:


Holidays and Professional Development Day Closures-School Closed

May 27, 2019- Memorial Day

May 31, 2019- Professional Development Day-School Closed

Important Dates

May 30, 2019-Report Cards final round

May 30, 2019- Last Day of 2018-2019 School year and Prek2 Graduation

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


Links to Learning Curriculum

  • April 2019 Monthly Themes
    • Celebrating Children
    • Earth Day
    • Water Conservation
    • Superheros and Princesses
    • Water Conservation
    • Recycling
    • Insects
    • Exploring Drums
    • Time Travel
    • Rock, Minerals, and Gemstones

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.



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.

Easter Party and Egg Hunt

Please join us on April 18, 2019 from 3 pm through 4 pm for our Easter Celebration. The children will have an Easter Egg Hunt. Donations of Easter eggs filled with wrapped candy or toys are welcomed (No nuts please). Children are welcomed to dress in bright spring colors. Parents can bring colorful snacks to share for their classroom party. All extended families are also welcomed to attend. We will have a special visitor.


Week of the Young Child

Join us in celebrating our students with special events!  Events all week from April 8-12 2019.

April 8, 2019 Music Monday/Trike-a-thon

In the morning students will make their own instruments and play them while listening to different kinds of music.

In the afternoon, in celebration of one of our previous teachers, Mrs. Yanett, our students have a trike-a-thon to earn money for children with cancer for St. Jude’s Hospital.  https://issuu.com/tcvarchives/docs/tcv-130625   (page 29)

Please have your child bring their bikes and safety gear including helmets in the morning. See schedule below on the event times if parents would like to join.

3:15 pm to 4:00 pm-Beginners and Intermediates

4:00 to 5:00 pm-Prek1 and Prek2

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          April 9, 2019 Neighborhood Safety Day/Tasty Tuesday

The Milpitas Fire Department will come to visit our school in the morning at 10:30 am to 11:00 pm. Please have your students wear their favorite red outfit or fireman outfit. They will talk about fire safety with our students. Parents are welcomed to join us for this event. 


In the afternoon, every classroom will be taking the “Taco Tuesday Challenge”. We are looking to see which classroom has the best “Tacos” in town!

April 10, 2019 Work Together Wednesday!

The Milpitas Police Department will be here in the morning from 10:30 AM to 11:00 am to share withour children some neighborhood safety tips.  They will also show their vehicles to the students. Parents are welcomed to join us for this event. 


In the afternoon, they will participate in the “Let Grow Movement Project”. The students will be given some activities that are age appropriate for their age. They have the afternoon to try and complete the challenge. Example: Help organize the books on the shelf. This project is to encourage children to independently do things to help their community.

April 11, 2019 Artsy Thursday

At 10:30 am to 11:00 am, our school will have a Puppet show scheduled called “The 3 Little Pigs”. This show will show our  student the theatrical side of art. Parents are welcomed to join us for this event. 

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In the afternoon, the students will create their own sock puppets and have their own show!

April 12, 2019 Family Friday (Time Travel Party)

Our students will have a Time Travel Party in the afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Our students can wear their favorite superhero, princess costumes, cowboys, etc. They will get an opportunity in the morning to make additions to their costumes including masks, princess crowns, jewelry, capes, etc. We will be having games, nachos, ice cream, photo booth, etc. Parents are welcomed to join us for this event. 



April 22, 2019 Earth Day

Please join us on our students will learn “Chip Grafting Methods” which allows a tree to grow more than one type of fruit. https://www.wideopeneats.com/tree-of-40-fruit/  and “Composting Methods”.  We will start the grafting activity at 9 am with the Intermediate 2 and Prek 2 classrooms. Parents are welcomed to attend this event.

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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


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 Spring session started on April 1, 2019 through May 20, 2019. Signups near the parents sign/in out IPAD or office. You can go online to www.amazingathletes.com/southbay/locations/ to sign up or www.amazingathletes.com/southbay/pay_online/ to pay for classes.
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Merryhill’s Facebook Page

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




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Kind Regards,

Lucy Nunez,




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Nut-free School
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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.

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Credit Cards

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

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