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October 2019 News

Dear Families,

Welcome to our fifth month of the 2019-2020 School Year!


We are full for this 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

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

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

October 2019 Monthly Themes

  • Community helpers (Fireman/Policeman)
  • Doctors/Dentist/Skeletons
  • Autumn
  • Apples/Pumpkins/Squash/Corn
  • Harvest
  • Dressup Costumes
  • Pumpkin Patches
  • Problem Solving using Mathematics
  • Safety Skills
  • Fall Festival/Parades
  • Pledge of Allegiance/Flags
  • Healthy Foods
  • Spiders

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.


This month we will have our annual “PUMPKIN PATCH” event on Friday, October 25, 2019. All students are welcomed to join us regardless of their schedules! (Parents will need to stay with their children if they are not scheduled for that day) Students will be able to decorate them afterwards. Please look out for the pumpkins order forms.

Beginners Classrooms- 9:15 am to 10 am (they will paint their pumpkins outside)

Intermediates/Prek2- 9:00 am to 9:15 am (Painting pumpkins inside classrooms at 9:15 am)


Happy Bright Kidz will come and do a puppet “Halloween Show” on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10:30 am.  All students are welcomed to attend regardless of their schedules, we just ask that parents remain with their children if they are not scheduled for that day.

Happy Bright Kids


On Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.  We will have a party along with a parade. Students are welcomed to dress up in their favorite make believe costumes. No blood, weapons, or scary costumes please. Parents are also encouraged to dress up. There will be a prize for the most creative costume! Our parade will be outside and parents will be passing out candy to students. This is a safe place to our students to enjoy. Parents are encouraged to bring candy to pass out and treats. No peanut butter please.

The Parade will start promptly at 3:30 pm for all the classrooms. 

Our annual giftwrap fundraiser will run from  Sept 30, 2019 to October 11, 2019. This is an online fundraiser so there are no forms to turn into the office. Please click on the link below and our school code is: 12107


We do have some catalogs and some samples in the front lobby for parents. There are prizes with this fundraisers. Free shipping if $85 worth of merchandise is purchased.

Reading Program

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.

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. 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. 

Genius Kids

They will be teaching our students how to play basketball. Please look for signups which will be sent via tadpoles.


Amazing Athletes 

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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