Winter Break, Early Release & Holiday Activities

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Melissa Schools will close from Monday, Dec. 19 through Friday, Dec. 30 for Winter Break. This district reopens for staff development on Monday, Jan. 3. Students return Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Early Release this Friday

Reminder: Students have early release Friday, Dec. 16. See below for early release times by campus.

  • Harry McKillop Elementary – 11:00 a.m.
  • Melissa Ridge Intermediate – 11:10 a.m.
  • Melissa Middle School – 12:10 p.m.
  • Melissa High School – 11:56 a.m.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday and a Happy New Year!

Activities with the City of Melissa

If your family is in search of things to do over the holiday, the City of Melissa will host a number of activities at the library, all of which are open to the public. The following activities are suitable for all ages (children under 8 years old must have an adult with them) and will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Dec. 16 – Movie: Finding Dory
Dec. 19 – Puzzle/Junior Makers
Dec. 20 – Family Crafting
Dec. 21 – Gift Exchange, Stories, Bag Decoration
Dec. 22 – Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec. 27 – Movie: The Polar Express
Dec. 28 – Texas State Aquarium Live Stream, Coral Reefs Under Construction (1:00 – 2:00 p.m; intended for Grades 2-8)
Dec. 29 – The Great Game Truck – All Ages (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
Dec. 30 – Movie: The Snowman

Questions about these events can be directed to Lorelei Perkins, City of Melissa Library Director, at

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