Welcome to our fourth 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)
Nov 08, 2019 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
Mar 06, 2020
Mar 27, 2020 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
May 29, 2020
Open House Dates (For New Parents)
Nov 16, 2019 -10am- 1 pm
Jan 25, 2020 -10am- 1 pm
Mar 21, 2020 -10am- 1 pm
May 07, 2020 -5pm- 7 pm
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
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
- September 2019 Monthly Themes
- All about Me
- Classroom Rules
- Family traditions
- Back to School
- Farm Animals
- Nursery Rhymes
- Labor Day
- Mexican Independence 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.
End of Summer Ice Cream Social Memories
We had a great time at our end of Summer Ice Cream Social. Thank you to all the parents for sharing!
Picture day will be Thursday, September 12, 2019 starting at 8:00 am. . We will be having our class photos around 10:30 am. Students who are scheduled for Friday do not need to have their parents present. If your child is not scheduled to come on Friday, parents are still welcomed to come and have their child’s picture taken, however, they would need to stay with their children. No money is due at this time. We do have a new system for the pictures that we will disclose on a separate email.
We will be having a book fair week on September 9-13, 2019. In will be in the lobby. Credit cards and checks are accepted. Teacher wish lists will be out so our students can help our teachers.
We will be having the Santa Clara County Healthier Kids Foundation come and do screening of our students. We are waiting back for a confirmation date and we will be letting you know as soon as we hear the exact date via tadpoles. There will be no actual work done on the students-just a screening. For example, they take pictures of the students eyes to help determine a child’s visual reading. We will let you know the results as soon as we get them back.
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.
*If you order by Aug 2, 2019 they will be delivered by Aug 16, 2019.
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.
They will be teaching our students how to play basketball. Please look for signups which will be sent via tadpoles.
Amazing Athletes has taken a small break due to an emergency. They will resume in September.
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
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