Week 2: September 7-11
ON OUR CALENDARS
9/8 - September Board Meeting
9/27 - Scholastic Book order deadline
WELCOME TO A NEW SCHOOL YEAR!
On behalf of staff and the Board, we would like to wish you a wonderful start to the 2020-2021 school year! This has shaped up to be a very different year, but it will be amazing nonetheless. We have put together a short video welcome to start off the new school year. Please do take a look, and enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoSRZgZ4ZR8
SPACE STILL AVAILABLE IN FALL CLASSES - TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
Please share your excitement and passion for Little Wonders with your friends, families, and social networks. There are still spaces in some of the classes, particularly those with the youngest children. We appreciate you sharing the benefits of this program with others with young babies and toddlers. They can check the website for previews at https://www.littlewonders.org/preview
SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERING NOW AVAILABLE
Order family books through Scholastic Books this year! Each order helps Little Wonders earn free books and teaching materials and provides extra books for the Halloween Party and the Family Connections Book Drive. However, there is never any obligation to order. Please contact our Scholastic Coordinator, Heather Dickerson (Nursin911@gmail.com), with any questions.
Scholastic is working on a new system that will allow book orders to be shipped to your own home (instead of the school, as was done previously). This option is not yet available, so this first order will be shipped to Mireille’s home address and we will arrange pick up.
Here’s how it works:
- SIGN UP at www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs. At the site, if you don’t get routed immediately to the Parent page, you will need to click on the “Parent” button on the home page. On the Parent page, if you do not already have a username and password with Scholastic, please click the “register” button to register for your own username and password. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code (GKC39). This code ensures that your order is sent to Mireille.
- SELECT the books you’d like to order from over 500 titles available online... and take advantage of online-only specials and discounts. Ordering online is advantageous also because parents can access ALL catalogs with books for all ages.
- CHECK OUT AND PAY for your order by the due date, Sunday September 27th. Books will be delivered to Mireille’s address and we can arrange pick up.
NEXT BOARD MEETING - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 at 7PM
Monthly Board meetings for Little Wonders are currently virtual and are always open to interested parents or caregivers. If you would like to join us for our September meeting or any future meeting, please contact Co-Presidents Kate Tobias & Kim Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org for a Zoom meeting invitation.
SUPPORT LITTLE WONDERS WHILE SHOPPING ON AMAZON
AmazonSmile recently integrated into the Amazon app to make shopping and supporting Little Wonders even easier. Everytime you shop in the Amazon app, Little Wonders can get a percentage back! You can add AmazonSmile to your Amazon app in these three easy steps.
- Join AmazonSmile. If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, sign up on your web browser. Select Little Wonders as your charity to start generating donations paid back to Little Wonders, at no cost to you.
- Get the app. Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon app.
- Turn on AmazonSmile. Open the Amazon app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
TREASURER ROLE BEING VACATED
Our wonderful treasurer is moving away and can continue to help but we are looking for someone to take over who is detail-oriented and may have some accounting/bookkeeping skills. If you’d like to learn more about the role and possibly take on this challenge, please contact email@example.com
SIGN UP FOR A PRE-REG JOB
Now more than ever, Little Wonders needs our veteran families to step forward and assume leadership roles. Please consider taking on a pre-registration job! Pre-registration jobs include some assistants to the Board members, photography coordinator, social media manager, treasurer team, class liaisons/photographers, and a number of others. Check our website for a list of pre-reg jobs. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let Alyse know which job you’re interested in. We are happy to connect you with the person previously in that role so you can find out if this is a good fit for you. An added bonus is that anyone who takes on a pre-reg job will be excused from their school wash!
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
REVIEW & RATE US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
We’d love to hear from you on our Facebook page, NextDoor, and Yelp! We have some great 5 star ratings on social media but WE NEED MORE! Please take a moment to write us a review or rate us on Facebook, NextDoor, or Yelp so that other families can see how valuable our school and community is. Spread the word!
WE NEED EVERYONE'S HELP IN SHARING THE BENEFITS OF LITTLE WONDERS
We know there are many of you who have benefited greatly from the Little Wonders experience, and now more than ever we need your help in sharing that with others. Please consider writing a Yelp review or posting info about our upcoming summer sessions on your Facebook pages. We have upcoming previews for new families who are interested in learning more about us, or they can feel free to register via our website. Thanks for helping us spread the word! Many of you work for large companies that may have internal communications for parents. If you are able to post about Little Wonders we would appreciate you doing so. Here is a sample post:
Little Wonders is a Parent-Child center that has been providing a safe play environment for parents and their little ones, ages 3 months through 3 years, to come together to play, learn, and grow. The pandemic has necessitated moving to a virtual model where we provide some fun circle times for little ones but, most importantly, we have successfully continued to support our families through ZOOM parent education and support sessions. In these uncertain times, our families are grateful to receive excellent parent support and education and connection with other parents, all facilitated by child development experts.
We facilitate weekly ZOOM discussion sessions with interesting and relevant topics for parents of children from birth through age 3 and beyond. Come join the growing number of families who have continued to be supported and helped through this pandemic with our virtual classes! Check out our website for more information. Spaces are still available! https://www.littlewonders.org/schedule
Website password: Wonder20
Shutterfly: https://littlewonders.shutterfly.com/ (pw: LWFamily)
Amazon Smile: https://smile.amazon.com (make Little Wonders your charitable organization)
ShutterFly/TinyPrints Affiliate: http://littlewonders.shutterflystorefront.com/
Primary.com: www.primary.com/school/littlewonders, code LITTLEWONDERS
Scholastic Books: www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs, Activation code “GKC39”