We hope you had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!
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. 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:
Nov. 29 The Mustard Seed Holiday Giving Project starts
Dec 8 Hot cocoa kits for sale-today only
Dec. 10 last day AM only – Mustard seed Donations
Dec. 13-17 Holiday Spirit Week!
Dec. 17 Holiday Classroom performances send through Tadpoles
Dec.22 Gingerbread man decorating/take home to eat
Dec. 24 Closed
Dec. 31 Closed
Holiday Spirit Week:
Monday December 13th- Baby It’s Cold Outside! Come to school dressed in your favorite holiday sweater!
Tuesday December 14th- Holiday Head Wear and Silly Socks! Show off your best holiday head wear and silly socks
Wednesday December 15th- Holiday Mask Day! Wear your favorite holiday mask to school today! Our Infants and Toddlers can wear holiday colors today!
Thursday December 16th- Polar Express Day! It’s time to get comfy in your favorite holiday pj’s today!
(The children will make a jingle-bell bracelet at school)
Friday December 17th- Festive Friday! Wear your favorite festive attire!
Classroom Holiday Performances and Celebrations- On Friday December 17th, all classrooms will be having their Holiday Party. Please sign up to bring in store-bought items for your child to share. In order to still continue with our celebrations as well as keeping the children’s safety a priority, no home-made items will be served to the children. Also on Friday December 17th, a video of the children performing their Holiday song will be sent out to each child’s daily report. Please be sure to view the video with your child!
Mustard Seed Holiday Giving Project- This Holiday Season we have partnered up with the Sacramento Mustard Seed to try and help make their holiday a little brighter. Starting Monday, November 29th, we will be collecting items that are most in need at their school for their children. We will then deliver these items to the Mustard Seed Friday December 10th at 1pm.. Here is a list of some items they are currently would like: *toys *balls *books *science & magic kits(slime kits, etc.) *play-doh *game boards *sweatsuits in all sizes infant-adult *infant items(pacifier, bibs) *puzzles
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