Merryhill News

Step Up Day

We will be having Step Up Day next Friday, January 15th for our Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students. This is an opportunity for our current students to "step up" to their grade level for the 2016-2017 school year. They will be able to "feel" a whole year older and will get a better view of what to expect for the upcoming school year!

This is a very exciting day for our students. Please make sure that all students are here no later than 8:30 a.m., as all students will report to their "step up" class at that time. They will stay in that class until 12:00 and will eat lunch and have all of the specialty classes with that class as well.

It is a very exciting day! We cannot wait for you to hear more about it from your child!

*Please be reminded that for Step Up Day, students will visit the next grade level as an entire class. Class assignments for the fall will be done based on individual student's needs.

STEM and Open House

Our elementary students have all begun a new project based learning STEM project in their classrooms, and they are excited to share their projects during our Open House on January 21st from 7:00-8:00 p.m. All of their projects are tied in with a popular children's movie, which is making them even exciting for the students!

There are so many benefits to STEM, as you will see below in the attached article. Our society is demanding more exposure to these learning styles and philosophies, and we are ensuring that our students are prepared for their higher level education and careers of our times.

We are excited to share our wonderful learning experiences with you at Open House! We think that some of you might even be able to learn some new things from our experiments as well! We hope that you will plan to attend and visit all of the classrooms!

Special dates and events

  • Elementary PLP (Personalized Learning Plans) conferences will be scheduled beginning the week of January 11th. Watch for your scheduled conference time to be sent home.
  • Friday, January 15th is Step Up Day for all Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First through Fifth grade students will be able to "step up" to their classroom for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Monday, January 18th is not an instructional day. All elementary students will need to sign up if you will be in need of care for your student that day. Sign up forms are in the sign in books in the office; please be reminded that you must sign up to attend.
  • Tuesday, January 19th at 6:45 p.m. - Kindergarten information meeting for all current Pre-Kindergarten students to gain information on our Kindergarten program for next year.

Box Tops for Education / Campbells Labels

As a reminder, we do collect both Box Tops for Education and Campbells Labels. There is a collection box in each office. Thank you for supporting our school.