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January 2020 News

Dear Families,

Happy New Year! Welcome to our eighth month of the 2019-2020 School Year!

Priority Registration for Current Families

We are in the process of priority registration for the 2020-2021 school year. As a current family you get 1st priority to register. Please be on the look out for the 2020-2021 registration form on January 6, 2019. You can pay via ACH or check. Please remember that the special priority registration rate is only for 1 week only, January 6 through January 10, 2020. Please remember this fee is non-refundable.


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

Jan 01, 2020
Jan 20, 2020
Feb 17, 2020
May 25, 2020

Professional Development Days (School Closed to Students)

Mar 06, 2020

Mar 27, 2020 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

May 29, 2020


Open House Dates (For New Parents)

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

March 26, 2020 – Report cards to Parents (2nd round)
May 28, 2020 – Report Cards final round


Links to Learning Curriculum

January 2020 Monthly Themes

  • Winter Snow
  • Family Traditions
  • Changing Seasons
  • Museums
  • Dinosaurs
  • Fossils
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Goal Setting
  • Snowman
  • Warm Clothing (scarves, boots, etc.
  • Maps/Globes
  • Family structures
  • Farm Animals and Vegetation
  • Transportation
  • Common places in the community

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.

Thank you for our families who came to our Christmas Performance of The Nutcracker and the 4 Realms of Merryhill Preschool!

The Nutcracker and the 4 Realms of Merryhill Preschool

A magical story about Princess Clara and the Nutcracker trying to find the key to the Kingdom in the 4 realms of Merryhill Preschool (each classroom was setup in 4 different realms ). If Clara finds the magic key she is able to go back home to her Kingdom.

Beginners: (Land of the Sweets)

Intermediate 1: (Land of the Christmas Trees)

Intermediate 2:  (Land of the Snowflakes)

Prek2:  (Land of Amusements)

The Nutcracker helped Clara find the magic key and she got to return to her Kingdom! Hooray for the Nutcracker!


Lunar New Year Party

This month we are looking to have a “Lunar New Year Party” on Friday, January 24, 2019,  from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. All students and families are invited! Parents are welcomed to bring snacks to share with their child’s classroom. We also encourage families to bring their favorite Asian outfit or wear anything red or gold. Its the “Year Of The Rat” for 2020! We have booked some dancers to do the “Dragon Dance” promptly at 3:00 pm.





I have a Dream!

Every year we have our annual Martin Luther King Jr. “I have a Dream” speech contest. Our Prek and Prek2 classrooms share with their families what they want to be when they grow up. The students can do a small skit of what they would like to be when they grow up. Parents are welcomed to come on January 17, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A small scholarship will be awarded to the most inspirational speech.

Operation Christmas Child 

Every year our students talk about hunger and basic needs awareness. Our students collected basic needs items such as socks, shoes, clothing, toys, educational supplies, and etc. for a child in the same age group as themselves. They sorted all the items during a “Packing Party” and packed enough to fill a shoebox for their international friends overseas. I am happy to announce that our students packed 100 boxes! Thank you parents for your donations. Here is the full story!


Christmas in the Park Fieldtrip for Prek2

Address191-199 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

We had a challenge for our students: They need to find our Merryhill Preschool Tree and the Merryhill Elementary Tree and take a picture in front of the trees. Then email me a copy of the picture at lucy.nunez@nlcinc.com and your child will be entered in a raffle to win a prize. Congratulations to Rivaan W. for winning the prize! This year the trees were right next to each other!

2020 New Year Spirit!

Silly Sweater Day– Thursday, January 2, 2020

Twin Day– Friday, January 3, 2020

Compliment Day– Friday 24. 2019- Don’t forget to pre-order your spirit day sweatshirt for compliment day.


Report cards and Parent Teacher Conferences

Thank you for coming to our parent/teacher conferences. We had more than 70% of our parents come to the conferences. Please look out for the next conferences in March of 2020.

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.

Genius Kids

They will be teaching our students how to play basketball. Please look for signups which will be sent via tadpoles sometime in January 2020.



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

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day With Your Preschooler

This month, our schools are celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and discussing the importance of acceptance, love and kindness for all people. Many of our students will participate in a hands-on experiment using brown and white eggs. They will investigate the color of the shells and describe[.....]
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Kind Regards,

Lucy Nunez,



hat 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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