Dearest Merryhill families,
Get ready for a “Spook-Tacular” month!
Halloween fun is here and I wanted to inform you of the special events we have here at Merryhill Preschool during this time of year. We have planned Spook-Tacular activities for Halloween. Starting off we will have our annual Pumpkin Patch in our playground on October 28th at 9:30 am. Each child will pick their very own pumpkin to take home. The school will provide the pumpkins at no extra cost. The most exciting event that will happen is our annual Halloween parade. Here at Merryhill Preschool in San Jose, we make our own costumes. We design and craft them here at school with the help of the children and teachers. You will not need to bring your child in their “store bought” costume on Halloween Day. Each year the teachers think of the most amazing costumes and the children are absolutely adorable. Please do not miss out on this fun event! It is “one of a kind” and one of the best events of the school year! The Halloween Parade is on Thursday, October 31st at 3:30 in the back parking lot.
On November 8th our school will be closed for our Parent/Teacher Conferences. There will be no school for the children on this day, but the parents can come to catch up on their child’s progress and answer any questions they have regarding the quarterly progress report that will be sent home. We will have the sign-up sheets with times for conferences in the classrooms by October 18th.
Did you know? Car seats expire…check your car seat and make sure it is not expired…
Important Note From the Elementary School Principal:
For our children who are graduating to Kindergarten in the new school year, visit the Elementary front office for information on how to reserve your spot! There will be a Kindergarten Orientation on the Elementary side in January 2020. This would be the perfect time to learn more about the program. Keep an eye out for Joan Sousae’s emails. If you cannot make it to those events, or you want to see the Elementary School sooner, you can always schedule a personal tour with Ms. Sousae. Please contact the Elementary Principal for more details. Her name is Joan Sousae and her contact number is 408-254-1282. You can also reach her 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.”
*October 9th– Firefighters Come to visit and talk about fire safety.
*October 11th– Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Due date for all on-line orders
*October 28th – November 1st– Scholastic Book Fair this week
*October 28th – Pumpkin Patch 9:30 am in the playground
*October 31st – Annual Halloween Parade at 3:30 pm in the back parking lot “Custom Made Costumes” designed by the teachers and the children.
*November 1st – Pajama Day! Wear your pajamas to school today!
*November 2nd – Day Light Savings Time Turn Clocks back one hour…
*November 4th – Yankee Candle Fundraiser Begins
*November 8th – School Closed for Parent/Teacher Conferences
*November 11th – School Closed for Veteran’s day Holiday!
*November 16th – Open House 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
*November 18th – Yankee Candle Ends
*November 22nd– Thanksgiving Feast with friends and family! 11:30 am – 12:15 pm COME JOIN US!
*November 25th – “Toys for Tots” Begins: Our Giving Event (bring in a new toy to place under the Christmas Tree and the US Marines will donate to the needy children in the bay area!)
*November 28th & 29th – School Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday!
*December 2nd – Little Shoppers Fundraiser Begins
HOLIDAY SHOW TIMES:
December 2, 2019– @ 3:30 pm Beginners Holiday Show located in the “Intermediate Room”
December 3, 2019– @ 3:30 pm Intermediate A&B Holiday Show located in the “Intermediate Room”
December 4, 2019– @ 3:30 pm Pre-K A (Ms. Nancy and Ms. Neha) Holiday Show located in the “Intermediate Room”
December 5, 2019– @ 3:30 pm Pre-K B (Ms. Maria and Ms. Maribel) Holiday Show located in the “Intermediate Room”
*December 9, 2019– This week the Yankee Candle fundraiser will be delivered. Exact date will be announced as soon as possible.
*December 18, 2019 – @ 9:15 am Santa Claus comes to visit Merryhill Preschool!
*December 18, 2019 – @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm Multicultural Pot-Luck in your child’s classroom (This is our Multicultural Feast, please come and join us!)
*December 24, 2019 – December 25, 2019– School Closed for Holiday!
*December 31, 2019 – January 1, 2020– School Closed for Holiday!
*January 10, 2020 – @ 9:30 am Snow Day at Merryhill Preschool! Yes, real snow will be dumped in the back yard for all to enjoy! This is a fun family event for everyone!
*January 20, 2020 – School Closed for Martin Luther King Holiday!
**Look on our website to see all events and closure dates for the entire school year** http://capitol.merryhillschool.com
Join us for our next Open House!
November 16, 2019 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 Wednesday now… For more information go to http://tufftumblers.com or call 925-551-8900
|Tuff Tumbers – Gymnastics, Sports, Soccer Classes for Children
Tuff Tumblers, established in 1989, offers gymnastics/sports, and soccer classes for children 2 years old and up.It is our purpose to introduce exciting gross motor development classes to children in a setting that is safe, age appropriate, and fun!
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.
Amazing Athletes– 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
*Participate in our new Automatic Payment Program
Tired of having to remember weekly tuition payments? Save time and avoid late fees with this program. Contact your school principal for more information on how to join.