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August 2019 News

Dear Families,

Welcome to our third month of the 2019-2020 School Year! We are super excited to have all our new families join us.


We are  full for our next school year. If you haven’t registered please see me and we can add you to our waiting list.

For parent references please click the link below:


Holidays -School Closed

Sep 02, 2019
Nov 11, 2019
Nov 28, 2019
Nov 29, 2019
Dec 24, 2019
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 31, 2019
Jan 01, 2020
Jan 20, 2020
Feb 17, 2020
May 25, 2020

Professional Development Days (School Closed to Students)

Aug 9,2019

Nov 08, 2019 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

Mar 06, 2020

Mar 27, 2020 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

May 29, 2020


Open House Dates (For New Parents)

Aug 10, 2019 -10am- 1 pm

Nov 16, 2019 -10am- 1 pm

Jan 25, 2020 -10am- 1 pm

Mar 21, 2020 -10am- 1 pm

May 07, 2020 -5pm- 7 pm

Important Dates

May 28, 2020- Last Day of School 2019-20 School Year (Close at 12:00 pm)

Jun 1, 2020 – First Day of School 2020-2021 School Year

Report Cards

Nov 07, 2019 – Report cards to Parents (1st round)
March 26, 2020 – Report cards to Parents (2nd round)
May 28, 2020 – Report Cards final round


Links to Learning Curriculum

  • Aug 2019 Monthly Themes
    • Beach/Shells/Waves/Ocean creatures
    • Summer Experiences
    • Hawaiian Luaus
    • Family traditions
    • Teamwork/Cooperation
    • Back to School Shopping experiences
    • Transportation
    • Sport Activities
    • Exercise

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.

We would like to thank all the parents who joined us in July 2019 for our  “Fourth of July Picnic”.

Fourth of July Picnic Memories!

We had so much during last months event. We had a potluck style picnic and a parade with children displaying their American spirit! They wore red, white, and blue and made their own flags. We also had Fourth of July trivia in which Ms. Lisa belted out the Stars Spangle Banner! Some brought blankets and enjoyed it all. Thank you for the amazing treats for the potluck.

End of Summer Ice Cream Social

On August 23, 2019 from 3 to 4 pm, we will have an End of Summer Ice Cream Social. Parents are welcomed to bring a tub of their favorite ice cream or their favorite toppings. NO NUTS please. Please bring your blankets and lay out socializing with your friends. We will have a prize for the most creative ice cream! We will supply Neapolitan Ice Cream and some toppings.


Kids Helping Kids

Every summer our students chose an organization to help that supports children. This summer we chose the Second Harvest Food Bank because they feed children in the summer months when schools are closed. This year we committed to filling up 3 barrels of food and helping in an online campaign.

We filled up 2 barrels and made $50 on our online contributions! Thank you so much for your participation. Please look for this fundraiser event in the news media soon. 



Waterplay for Summer! ENDS 8/16/19

We are a year round school, but we are definitely going to enjoy the summer months! We will be having “Water Play Days” in July and August every Friday from 3 to 5 pm. Please bring a bathing suit, towels, sunscreen, water shoes, and an extra bag for their wet clothes. Our students will be enjoying different forms of water play including a water fall, water balloons toss, sensory play, etc.

Reading Program

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 

*If you order by Aug 2, 2019 they will be delivered by Aug 16, 2019. 

 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. All students are required to wear uniforms in the Prek2 classroom Monday through Thursday. On Friday they get a free dress day. If you are planning to continue our Merryhill Elementary, it is recommended to purchase the burgundy shirts. We will start implementing uniforms starting September 2019 so parents still have time to get their uniforms. 

Amazing Athletes 

Amazing Athletes has started. Parents still have an opportunity to sign up for soccer classes.

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.




News from the Education Department

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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

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