Merryhill School News

December 7, 2018

Holiday Hours

Just a reminder of the upcoming holiday changes to our school programming and hours:



  • December 21 - January 4 - Winter Break - no instructional classes
  • December 24-25 - School closed for Christmas holiday
  • December 31 - Close at 4:30 pm
  • January 1 - School closed for New Year holiday

Holiday Programs

Our elementary students will present their holiday musical productions on Friday, December 7th at 3:00 p.m. for Kindergarten and 1st Grade and on Friday, December 14th at 3:00 p.m. for 2nd through 6th grades. Students should dress in nice holiday attire.


Please note that we will be using the parking lot at Covenant Methodist Church for overflow parking and will run a shuttle with our busses between the church and our school. We will also have the gate open to walk between the lots if you prefer.

Snow Time Shop

All students in Intermediates, Pre-Kindergarten, and all elementary students will have the opportunity to shop in our Snow Time Shop next week. We will have gifts for family and friends for the children to purchase for the holidays. Gifts will range in price from $.50 to $10. Each student will bring home a money envelope today. If you would like for your child to be able to shop for holiday gifts for loved ones, please return the envelope with cash or check enclosed. Please list on the envelope who they are supposed to be buying for; please list any additional information that we can use to help your student make their purchases. For example, Cousin John is an adult vs. a toddler; children sometimes have difficulty verbalizing those things, so we want to help them as best as possible.


Shopping will be done on a first come, first serve basis during the week next week. We will be shopping Monday through Friday, and the gifts will be in the office when the children go home.

Holiday Sign Up

Our Winter Break is December 21-January 4. We will be open all days except December 24, 25, and January 1. We will have a sign up sheet on the inside of all classroom doors today. We ask that you sign your child up for the days that they will be attending. We want to give our faculty the opportunity for some much deserved time off, so having your attendance information will help in our planning. Thank you for your participation in gathering this information.


As a reminder, elementary (Kindergarten through 6th Grades) must be signed up by the deadline of December 12th in order to avoid the additional drop in fees.

Polar Express Event - Friday, December 14th

Reminder that our Polar Express event is from 7:00-8:30 p.m,. with the last entry at 8:00 p.m. for those that have already made reservations. Please enter through the preschool.


Please note that the preschool building will be closing at 5:30 Friday evening in preparation of the event. Any children that are here after 5:30 will be moved to the elementary building. Thank you for your understanding!

Original Works orders

If you ordered Original Works gifts, they should arrive by the end of next week. We will send them home as soon as they arrive.

Vacation Policy

Please be reminded of our student vacation policy. Preschool students are able to request one week of vacation per year. The student will receive a tuition credit for that week, but the following conditions must be met: student must be out of the school for the week, student must have been enrolled for six consecutive months prior to the vacation request, and the vacation week must be requested in writing at least two weeks in advance.

Upcoming Events

  • December 7: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Holiday Program 3:00 p.m.
  • December 7: Big Steps, Little Feet 9:30 a.m.
  • December 10-14: Snow Time Shop
  • December 11: CiCi's Pizza Night
  • December 11: Lunch Bunch
  • December 14: Polar Express Event 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • December 14: 2nd-6th Grades Holiday Program 3:00 p.m.
  • December 17: School wide Spelling Bee 9:00 a.m.
  • December 18: Intermediate and Preschool Holiday Caroling 9:00 a.m.
  • December 20: Class Holiday Parties and Book Exchange
  • December 20: Early dismissal for elementary students 11:00 a.m.
  • December 21-January 4: Winter Break - no instructional classes
  • December 24-25: School closed
  • December 26-28: School open normal hours
  • December 31: School closed at 4:30 p.m.
  • January 1: School closed
  • January 2-4: School open normal hours