The flowers are blooming, the days are growing longer, and the birds are singing. Yes, spring is in the air! With all of the rain we had in March and now the sunshine, a fresh garden in our back yard will kick off Spring nicely! This month the children, teachers and I will plant herbs to taste and smell, veggies to eat and make projects with, and colorful flowers to look at and draw! This garden will give us more real life learning experiences to incorporate with our Links to Learning curriculum!
Looking back, in March we celebrated the love of reading in many ways! We celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by inviting a special Unicorn to come to the school and read books to the children. Our “Scholastic Book Fair” was another celebration for the love of reading. We did not make our goal of selling 250 books, but that is OK because we can try again in the Fall! The teachers earned free books from the Book Fair, though. With the amount of sales from our Books Fair we earned $130.00 worth of free books per classroom.
We have several exciting events going on this month that will help to incorporate outdoor learning. One is our annual Trike-a-Thon on April 12th at 9:15 am. This event helps raise funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Have you turned in your St Jude’s fundraising form yet. Plus, the children get to race around the track in the back yard with their friends. Great gross motor exercise, for a great cause!
We are also celebrating the children in our lives with “The Week of the Young Child” April 8th – 12th. We have a fun week planned! Monday is “Incredible’s 2” movie on the big screen, Tuesday is a “Bug Show”, Wednesday is the “Puppet Show”, and Thursday is “Magic Show”. This is a very special week that we plan fun events and activities every day for the children! See calendar below for more details on times of these events.
For our graduating Pre-K students, do you know where you are going to send your child for the summer? Merryhill Elementary and Middle School has a great summer camp program for you!
For those children who are graduating to Kindergarten in the new school year, visit the Elementary front office for information on how to reserve your spot for the new school year! Contact the Elementary Principal for more details. Her name is Karen Cooper. Contact number: 408-254-1282, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, the Elementary Vice Principal Joan Sousae at email@example.com.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns my door is always open. We are here to help you and “our” children in any way we can. Everyone at Merryhill is special and important to us. Let us continue to make this a great school year!
“All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds we sow today.”
Calendar of Events:
Monday April 8, 2019 – Movie Day & Pajama Day @ 3:15pm
Tuesday April 9, 2019 -The Bug Show & Crazy Hair Day @3:00 Yellow A&B @3:30 Green Room @ 4:00 Red B @ 4:30 Red A
Wednesday April 10, 2019 Puppet Show & Wear your classroom color Day (wear your classroom color) @ 3:30 PM
Thursday April 11, 2019 – Magic Show with Magic Mike & Super hero and Princess Day @ 10:00am
Friday April 12, 2019 – Trike-A-Thon & Sports Day (wear your favorite sport’s attire) Bring your tricycle and helmet to school to race for Charity
April 19, 2019– Easter Egg Hunt at 3:30 pm *the school will provide everything*
April 22, 2019 – Earth Day Celebration @ 3:30 pm *we will release the butterflies that we watched grow since they were a little caterpillars*
May 3, 2019 – Spring Show @3:30 pm in the back parking lot
May 6, 2019 – May 10, 2019 – Teacher Appreciation week *we will celebrate our teachers and do something special for them every day this week. We will share the week’s schedule as soon as we have everything planned.*
May 27, 2019 – School Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
May 30, 2019 – Pre-K Graduation @ 3:30 pm – Located in the back parking lot.
May 31, 2019 – School Closed for Teacher In-Service Day
June 3, 2019 – First Day of the new school year! Everyone graduates to their new classroom!
Join us for our next Open House!
Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm **Tell a friend and if they register you will receive one free week of tuition!**
Extra-Curricular Activities here at school!!!
Tuff Tumblers Class – Held on Fridays For more information go to http://tufftumblers.com
or call 925-551-8900
MiniSoccer – Held on Tuesdays For more information go to this link:https://challenger.mycustomevent.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=76592
Merryhill San Jose is proud to offer Challenger Sports NEW MiniKickers Program in association with the Challenger Soccer Academy. **Next session will start March 26th!**
Amazing Athletes– Held on Mondays. This educational Sports Program is amazing! To get more information go to www.amazingathletes.com/Southbay or you can reach the owner at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 408-799-7014, ask for Nicolette.
Lil Angels Steps- Held on multiple days of the week. This new tutoring program gives the children extra help with their writing, phonics and letter/number recognition. To get more information go to email@example.com or call 408-316-4917 to check it out or register for the tutoring program.
Parent Referral Program:
If there’s one thing parents love to do, it’s talk about their children’s successes.
When friends ask you about your child’s experiences at Merryhill School, what type of success stories do you share? Do you mention the personal and educational discoveries your child is making thanks to our advanced curriculum? Do you talk about the new levels of self and social confidence your child has gained thanks to our encouraging atmosphere?
*For every new child you refer who enrolls at our school for three months, you’ll receive one FREE week of tuition for your child*.
It’s our way of saying thanks for doing what comes naturally – singing the praises of your child and sharing your experiences with the Merryhill School difference!!
From the Education Department