Merryhill School News

September 14, 2018

Scholastic Book Fair - September 17-21

We are excited to have our fall Scholastic Book Fair the week of September 17-21. This is a great opportunity to purchase some inexpensive books to add to your child's home library. We will be setting up books in both schools for this event. The Fair will run Monday through Friday that week from 3:45-6:00 p.m. each evening.

Back to School Sock Hop - September 21

We are excited about our Back to School Dance on Friday, September 21st for our 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students! We are having a sock hop and look forward to a wonderful evening of 50's style fun, dinner, dessert, and dancing! Tickets are $10/student and can be purchased in the office until next Wednesday, September 19th.

Pine Cove trip

Reminder to all 4th, 5th, and 6th grade parents that the Pine Cove trip payment is due Monday. Thank you.

Health Screenings - October 4th

Please note that we will be sending home information next week to sign up for health screening on October 4th. These are required screenings and must be either done here or documentation from your child's physician, which would need to be on file prior to October 4th.


Mandatory Screenings:


Need Vision and Hearing Screenings:

  • Pre-K
  • Kindergarten

Need Vision, Hearing and Diabetes/AN Screenings:

  • 1st, 3rd, 5th, and any new students in 2nd, 4th, and 6th grades

Need Spinal Screenings:

  • 5th grade females

Parenting Resources - Free Play

The research is showing that our children need to experience more free play to help them to grow and develop, so take some time this weekend away from laundry, grocery shopping, and other household chores, and just play!


https://www.richmond.com/opinion/their-opinion/guest-columnists/karin-klein-column-free-play-is-great-for-kids-now/article_fd3f03f2-60ac-5f80-8e01-bf790c7cf3c1.html

Upcoming Events

  • September 17th-21st: Scholastic Book Fair 3:45-6:00 p.m.
  • September 17th: Pine Cove payment due
  • September 17th: Constitution Day
  • September 20th: 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade enrichment trip to Bass Hall
  • September 21st: Back to School Dance - 2nd-6th Grades - 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • September 21st: Character Pep Rally
  • September 24th: Fall Picture Day - All preschool students (including sibling groups)/ Elementary students will take yearbook photo in uniforms
  • September 25th: Fall Picture Day - Elementary students only (including elementary siblings) (does not have to be a uniform)
  • September 27th: 1st Grade enrichment trip to Henrietta Creek Orchard
  • September 28th: Fantastic Friday
  • September 28th Spirit Day
  • October 1st and 2nd: 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade trip to Pine Cove
  • October 3rd: 2nd Grade enrichment trip to Dallas Museum of Art
  • October 3rd: Kona Ice 3:30 p.m. (all students in elementary building)
  • October 4th: Hearing, Vision, and Health screenings
  • October 5th: Big Steps Little Feet 9:30 a.m.
  • October 5th: Early dismissal 11:00 a.m.
  • October 5th: Colors of Love
  • October 5th: Family Movie Night - 7:00 p.m.
  • October 5th-12th: Elementary Parent Conferences