Happy Holidays! I love the Holiday Season. The laughter and expectations of the children, the smell of holiday baking, the bright lights and colorful decorations and most important a time for family gatherings. Here at Merryhill, we celebrate all the beauty of the season. The wonder of the babe in the manger, the flickering of lights in the Menorah, the “ho, ho, ho” of everyone’s favorite jolly old elf, and all the traditions that make the holidays fun, festive and special. December is full of wonderful activities for the children with hands on learning and special events throughout the month. I wish each of you a great holiday season and prosperous New Year. Thank you for being part of the “Family” here at Merryhill!
Sincerely, Stephanie Gill/Principal
Dates to remember in December:
Dec. 7 Breakfast with Santa 9:00-11:00
Dec. 11 Holiday PJ Day
Dec 13 Last day to turn in donations for the Sacramento Children’s Home
Dec. 13 Intermediate & Pre-K Holiday performances @ 3:30
Dec. 20 Infant, Toddler & Beginner Holiday performances @ 3:30
Dec. 24 Closed
Dec. 25 Closed
Dec. 31 Closed
Jan. 1 Closed
Breakfast with Santa! Join us on Saturday, December 7th from 9:00-11:00am. We will have breakfast (pancakes, turkey sausages, eggs and fruit), craft making, and a photo opportunity with Santa. *Tickets are on sale now. Please purchase your tickets in advance – adult: $8/children: $5 Bring your Camera
Sacramento Children’s Home Donations- This Holiday Season we have partnered with the Sacramento Children’s Home to “Adopt” 5 families with the hope of making their holiday a little brighter. Starting Wednesday, December 4th we will be collecting items on the families Wish Lists and will deliver them to the Sacramento Children’s Home on Friday, December 13th. On our Holiday Giving Wall you will find 5 trees with ornaments representing what is on the families wish list. If you are able, please take an ornament tag and bring the item to the school – a collection box will be placed up front. No need to wrap the items, but they are requesting that the items be new (not used). Please write your family’s name on the tree under the ornament tag you take.
Holiday Pajama Day- Send your children to school wearing their favorite holiday pajamas on Wednesday December 11th. We will be serving hot cocoa and candy canes for all the children on this day!
Classroom Holiday Celebrations! Be sure to check with your child’s teacher regarding classroom parties and festivities. Details will be posted outside your child’s classroom door. Each classroom will be doing a Holiday Performance for the parents. Classroom Holiday Performances will be on Friday December 13th @3:30pm for all Intermediate & Pre-K classes and Friday December 20th @ 3:30pm for all Infant, Toddler and Beginner classrooms.
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