June News



From the Director’s Desk:

Dear Families,

It’s nearly June, and as a Director, June is always a bittersweet month. We welcome summer and celebrate the end of the school year and all of the accomplishments that your children have made.  But we also have to say good-bye, (I prefer to say until we see you again) to some of the families who have their final child heading off to Kindergarten and the children who have reached this special milestone in their lives.

The last year has been such a pleasure to watch your children blossom in so many ways.  I will cherish the opportunities of watching your children grow and learn in such a loving and nurturing environment. To the families that are returning, I look forward to many years of continuing to watch the journey of your children through the early years.

We were also happy to bring more special programs to the children in May, which included music, yoga and Spanish, as well as a special visit from Stamford Nature Center and the baby animals.  This was very exciting to all of the children and staff alike.

Family Fun Day was a huge success and such a joy to see all of the families get together.  The weather could not have been better to enjoy all the camping activities, hot dogs and ice cream.

May also gave us the opportunity to welcome student intern, Elizabeth Healy, from Wilton High School. She will be spending time in all the classrooms to see what it is like to work with young children.  She will be with us through the middle of June.

The end of year activities will be sure to please, as we look forward to  the graduations and celebrations of the 4’s and 5’s and the end of year picnics.  It is always great to see all of the family participation at these special activities.

Wishing everyone a fun and enjoyable summer!



Dates to Remember

JuneLast Day of Afternoon Adventures/Extensions

Board Meeting, 7:30pm

4’s and 5’s Graduation

Miss Marissa’s Class, 9:30-10:15am

Miss Kristen’s Class, 10:15-11:00am

Miss Molly’s Class, 11:00-11:45am

8-9 End of Year Picnics, 11:45am

9 Summer Kick-off, 1:00pm, Merwin Meadows

12-16 Camp Week 1:  Farm Animals

19-23 Camp Week 2:  Zoo Animals

26-30 Camp Week 3:  Sea Animals



23  New Family Play Date, 10:00 am-11:00 am

30  Meet the Teacher, 11:00 am-12:00 pm



5-8  Orientation Week for Students, 9:00 am-11:30 am each day

11  3s, 4s and 5s Full Day Begins, 9:00 am-12:30 pm

11  Afternoon Adventures Begin (3s, 4s and 5s), 12:30 pm-3:00 pm

18  2s Full Day Begins, 9:00 am-12:30 pm

18  Extensions Begin (2s), 12:30 pm-3:00 pm

24  Fall Family Fun Day, 10:30 am-12:30 pm


Special Events

Family Fun DayThank you to everyone who came out to enjoy Family Fun Day! We  had an incredible turnout and great fun was had by all big and small!  Many thanks to Melissa Leonard and to all those who helped make this such a special event!

Mini Marathon

A Zion’s Hill tradition, the Mini Marathon will take place on Friday, June 2nd at 9:15am. The children will run one lap less than their age.  Spectators are welcome.  If you are interested in running with your child’s class, please tell your child’s teacher.


Summer Kick-offPlease join us in the pavilion at Merwin Meadows on Friday, June 9th at 1:00pm to play with the friends we made during the school year and celebrate the beginning of summer!  Cool off in the pond, but swim at your own risk as lifeguards are not yet on duty.  Also to keep you comfortable, College Creamery will be stopping by for ice cream purchases.  There will be some graduation props to celebrate the class of 2017, however, this event is open to the entire school including staff, parents & siblings.  Please reply to the evite.

Merwin Meadows

52 Lovers Lane

Wilton, CT


2017-2018 School Year

Returning families, mark your calendars! Orientation for students will take place from September 5th-8th.  An orientation packet will be mailed in August and will include the date of your child’s first day of school.  Class lists and teacher assignments will be made over the summer.

We’re already looking forward to welcoming the children back to school in the fall.  In the meantime, we are planning some fun summer events so the children and families can stay connected over the break. Stay tuned for additional information.  Wishing you a happy summer!