Merryhill School News

December 14, 2018

Last week of instructional classes before break

Next week is our last week of instructional classes before Winter Break, and we would like to offer some special dress up days for our students:


Monday: Holiday Headwear- wear your deer antlers, elf ears, Santa hats, or other holiday headbands


Tuesday: Christmas Movie Character Day- dress up as your favorite Christmas character (Santa, Rudolph, Frosty, the Grinch, etc.)



Wednesday: Red and Green- wear your festive colors!


Thursday: Wear your pajamas for a fun breakfast party!


**Uniforms will not be required if you choose to participate!!**

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

2nd through 6th Grade Holiday Program

As a reminder, our 2nd through 6th grade students will perform their holiday musical today at 3:00. Once our parking lot is full, please park just behind our school at Covenant United Methodist Church (3608 Matlock Road). We will have our gate on the field open for access; however, we will also be running a shuttle between the church and the school.

Snow Time Shop

Today is the final day for our students to shop at the Snow Time Shop for their family and friends. This is a fun chance for the children to choose gifts for their loved ones. If you did not bring your envelope this morning, we will have the store open for 30 minutes immediately following the 2nd - 6th grade holiday program this afternoon.

Holiday Parties / Early Dismissal

Our classroom holiday parties and book exchange are scheduled for Thursday, December 20th at 9:00 a.m. We will be having breakfast parties; please sign up on the form on your class door to bring an item to share with your classmates.


We will also have a book exchange during the party. We ask that each child bring a new wrapped book appropriate for your child's age; there is a $10 price limit.

Winter Break

Our Winter Break is December 21-January 4. We will be open all days except December 24, 25, and January 1. You should have already signed your child up for the days that he/she will be attending during the break.


Please note that the elementary office will be closed during the entire break; all students will enter and exit through the preschool building.

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. Wear your pajamas and get ready for a great night of family fun!


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!

Parking Lot

We have been asked by the Fire Marshal to remind our families that you may not park in the fire lanes. The fire lanes are the areas that are painted red and notated as a "Fire Lane." Please note that these officials do have the ability to ticket based on parking in these areas.


In addition, please use a space when you are parking; when you stop in the middle of the drive and/or do not park in a proper spot, it blocks the flow of traffic.


If you have any questions about available areas to park, please do not hesitate to ask.

Upcoming Events

  • 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: 2nd through 6th grade field trip to see Mary Poppins - Merryhill spirit shirt with phone number required
  • December 21-January 4: Winter Break - no instructional classes
  • December 24-25: School closed
  • December 26: Winter Break craft
  • December 26-28: School open normal hours
  • December 27: Kindergarten and 1st Grade field trip to see Mary Poppins - Merryhill spirit shirt with phone number required
  • December 28: Game truck for all elementary students
  • December 31: Elementary New Year's party 10:00 a.m.
  • December 31: School closed at 4:30 p.m.
  • January 1: School closed
  • January 2: Kindergarten and 1st Grade field trip to CiCi's 10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • January 3: 2nd through 6th Grade field trip to CiCi's 10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • January 4: Elementary Pajama and Movie Day
  • January 2-4: School open normal hours