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    Welcome to Ms. Merkel's Blended Preschool Classroom

    Welcome to Ms. Danielle's Blended Preschool Classroom! 

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

    I am looking forward to meeting all of our new friends and families, welcoming back our returning friends and families, and working together to build and grow our classroom community! I know that together, we are going to have some wonderful adventures in learning this year and will learn a great deal about and from one another. 

    I believe that children learn through play, active exploration of their world, and social interactions with those around them. Much of what we will do during our time together at school is based on those ideas. I also believe that each of us has the capacity for creativity and artistic self-expression. Throughout the school year, I will provide a range of projects using many different materials for children to explore and with which to design and create. Art, in its many forms, is a great tool for supporting all areas of learning and development, especially language, fine motor, and social-emotional skills. After many months of teaching preschool virtually, I have discovered many new ways to repurpose materials from around the home for the activities we will do. 

    Please contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to share something that is going on in your family’s life!

    Email: dmerkel@emsd63.org

    Phone: 847.493.8578

    Parent Portal Link

    Please call the attendance line at (847) 827-4163 to report your child's absence and provide the absence reason. 

    You may make that call during the evening before the absence or anytime in the morning prior to 9:00 AM. Main office staff will attempt to call you at home or work if your child is absent from school and we have not heard from you by this time.