Merryhill School News

Alma - Online Parent Portal

On Monday, you will be receiving a letter about a new parent portal that will be available to you. You will be able to pay an invoice, change your contact information, and many more. You will receive the letter from us with more details on Monday, and then you will receive your login information by midweek next week. This is an exciting tool for us, and I think that you will find it quite helpful!

Parenting Resources - Helping our children through the holidays

The holidays bring so much excitement for our children, yet we expect them to always behave. :) Here is a nice article to help with those holiday manners.

Family of the Week

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Meet the Spurlock Family

Tell us about your family:

We have 3 crazy kids - all 3 have gone to Merryhill! Our oldest is Kaylin; she is in 8th grade and goes to a fine arts academy where she is in the Chamber Orchestra. Kennedy attends Merryhill and is in the 4th grade; she loves gymnastics and Merryhill! Our youngest is Michael II and is in the 1st grade at Merryhill; he loves all sports and currently plays outdoor and indoor soccer, as well as flag football. My husband and I both work for Arlington ISD.

What is your favorite Merryhill memory:

Over the past 13 years, we have so many, but I guess it has to be our years in Ms. Pam's class. Ms. Pam had all 3 of my children, and we loved every minute. She is loving and patient and just what every 3 year old needs in their little lives.

Why Merryhill?

Initially I chose Merryhill due to the proximity to my school; however, now we could not imagine sending our children anywhere different. It truly is like an extended family for us. We have no hesitations about dropping our children off each day. We know that they are loved and educated, and we know that the teachers and staff go above and beyond if there is ever an issue.

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Winter Parties / Winter Break

We will be having winter parties and a book exchange in every classroom on Thursday, December 21st. The sign up sheets for the parties are posted on each classroom door. Please sign up to bring an item. In addition, we ask that each child bring a wrapped book that is appropriate for your child's age for the book exchange. There is a $10 price limit on the books.

Our Winter Break field trips and activities for our elementary students have been sent home and are available on our website as well. We look forward to a fun time for all!

Please be reminded that tuition is still the same price during those weeks. Preschool students only have the option to request one vacation week per year with the following criteria:

  • Must be requested in writing at least two week's in advance
  • Student must have been enrolled for six consecutive months

Elementary tuition remains the same as all other school weeks.

Upcoming Events

  • December 15: 2nd - 6th Grade holiday program 3:00 p.m.
  • December 15: Parent's Night Out 6:45-10:00 p.m.
  • December 18: School Spelling Bee 9:00 a.m.
  • December 19: Lunch Bunch
  • December 21: Holiday Parties / Book Exchange
  • December 22: Spirit Day
  • December 22: Early dismissal 11:00 a.m.
  • December 25: School closed
  • December 26-29: Winter Break
  • January 1: School closed
  • January 2-5: Winter Break
  • January 8: Winter Break
  • January 9: Classes resume