Dear Merryhill families,
The countdown to the Holidays begins!
Things will be getting busier and busier as the holidays approach. Please remember to read the notes we send home, check the white board in front of the preschool door, and check our website capitol.merryhillschool.com to mark important dates on your calendars.
Our annual “Giving” event that we host every year is the “Toys for Tots” toy drive. This event kicked off yesterday. We have our Holiday Tree up and ready to receive the unwrapped, new toys. Please bring in an unwrapped, new toy for “a child in need” and your child will receive their name on a star for our Holiday Tree. Addison Pervorse and the Villanueva family gave the first presents under the tree! Thank you Pervorse and Villanueva Family for being the first one to decorate our Merryhill tree! The due date for the unwrapped toys is Friday, December 13th. We will have the US Marines come out right after that to say hello to the children and take our Toys for Tots toys to the children in need for the Holidays! Let’s beat our last year’s amount of 82 toys donated!
Our Holiday Show is coming! We normally do all of our events outside to fit all of our lovely families, but with the winter’s cold and wet weather we need to be inside. All shows will be located in the Intermediate Room. The Holiday Shows will start next week!! See below show schedule:
HOLIDAY DATE and SHOW TIMES:
December 2, 2019– @ 3:30 pm Beginners, (Ms Maria C, Ms Sam, Ms Angela and Ms Saher) Holiday Show in the Yellow Room
December 3, 2019– @ 3:30 pm Intermediate A&B, Holiday Show in the Yellow Room
December 4, 2019– @ 3:30 pm Pre-K A (Ms. Nancy, Ms Teresa, Ms. Neha) Holiday Show in the Yellow Room
December 5, 2019– @ 3:30 pm Pre-K B (Ms. Maria and Ms. Maribel) Holiday Show in the Yellow Room
See you all there!!
And the fun never ends! Santa Claus will be coming to Merryhill School on Wednesday, December 18th at 9:00 AM. Santa always comes with gifts for the children! These gifts are brought in by YOU, the parents…please! Each family will bring in one or two wrapped books, so that we have enough wrapped books to give out from Santa. Please bring the gift wrapped book in by Friday, December 13th. Turn your wrapped book in to the Preschool Office. Easy book buying is right next door! All next week the Elementary School is having their Scholastic Book Fair. You can pick up your book to donate for Santa there!
To add to the fun…Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 (same day that Santa is coming) we will have our “Multi-Cultural” lunch potluck from 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM Please join us for our yummy nut-free lunch with the children where we will share foods from all around the world!! The children may also dress in their culture’s clothing for this festive day! We have so much in store for December!! Try to relax…check the newsletter for important dates…and enjoy all of the fun!
We wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy New Year!
Important Note for future Kindergartners:
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! Thank you for joining Ms Sousae at her Open House last month, November 7th. We had the highest number of Pre-K families attend that mid-week Open House!! We are thrilled to see the excitement for Kindergarten! This Open House gave you an opportunity to see our Kindergarten classroom, students, and teachers. If you missed it, don’t worry, there will also be a Kindergarten Orientation on the Elementary side January 22, from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, daycare will be provided. This would be the perfect time to learn more about the program. Keep an eye out for Joan Sousae’s emails. She has emailed you already. If you are not receiving her emails, please reach out to her. If you cannot make it to the Kindergarten Orientation event, or you want to see the Elementary School sooner, you can always schedule a personal tour with Ms. Sousae (Principal), Ms. Yesenia (Office Administrator), or Ms. Christine (Admissions Coordinator). The contact number is 408-254-1282. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, Yesenia.email@example.com and Christine.Van@nlcinc.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.”
Heather Bilbro Palmer
Merryhill Preschool Principal
Calendar of Events
*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 I know.
*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!
January 25, 2020 10:00 am – 1:00 pm **Tell a friend and if they register you will receive one free week of tuition!** This Open House will be for all outside families to register for the new school year of 2020/2021 Spaces fill up fast, so tell them to come early!!
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
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