Merryhill School News

September 21, 2018

Health Screenings - October 4th

Please note that we will be sending home information today 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. Registration forms are due back by Wednesday, September 26th.

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

Parking Lot Safety

Please be reminded to drive slowly and cautiously in the parking lot. We want to always ensure that all of our students are safe at all times, and children do occasionally forget to "look both ways" even when with their parents. Please keep your speed to a maximum of 10 mph. Thank you for helping us to protect our students!

Family Movie Night - Friday, October 5th

We will be hosting our next Family Movie Night on Friday, October 5th. We hope that you and your family will join us for a family movie on the lawn under the stars with dinner, snacks, and a wonderful evening of family fun! Bring your blankets, have pizza, drinks, popcorn, and a Kona Ice sno cone!! The cost is $20/family; registration forms will be sent home today.

Elementary uniforms requirements

Please be reminded that neither athletic bottoms, leggings, nor yoga pants are allowed to be worn with uniforms.

In addition, we are experiencing a small delay on the uniform items arriving to us, as our distributor experienced serious damage in Hurricane Florence and has temporarily shut down due to repairs and power outages. We will distribute these items as soon as they arrive. Thank you for your understanding.

Parenting Resources - Keeping Kids Healthy

As we enter the season of more illnesses, please see the attached article to keep our children healthy and safe during the winter season.

Flu Season

It appears that flu season has begun! We have had a few reported cases. We will be doing additional sanitizing and cleaning, as well as reminding the children to keep hands clean. Please help us by reminding your children as well. In addition, please ensure that the illness policy is adhered to and children are not sent to school when they are ill. Thank you!

Food in the classrooms

There should only be food or drinks in the classrooms if it is in a sealed lunchbox container. They may not have any open drinks or food in their cubbies, lockers, or backpacks (other than water).

Upcoming Events

  • 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