Week 23: February 1-5
ON OUR CALENDARS
Ongoing - Registration for Second Semester
2021-2022 Board Recruitment
We’re recruiting parents to join the board for the next school year! If you are looking to support the school more, are interested in learning more about the behind the scenes running of the school, and have great organizational skills, please consider joining us next year. We have a lot of fun while making sure the school runs smoothly. You can find more information about the board positions here and you can fill out an interest form here. If you have any questions, please email Steph O’Grady, Secretary of the Board.
REGISTER FOR SECOND SEMESTER
Registration is still open for the second semester! If you registered only for the first semester and would like to continue, please complete the quick registration process here. We hope to see you all back for a fun and informative second semester! We were able to get enough interest for our Virtual Baby Play Class on Thursdays 12-1:30 PM, for parents with babies between 4-12 months. If you have a little one at home and can take an extended lunch hour we hope you’ll join us!
HEATHER SHUMAKER TALK STILL AVAILABLE
Last week the San Mateo Council provided our schools with a very informational talk by Heather Shumaker, author of It’s OK Not To Share. She has graciously offered a recording of this talk to our council school families. There are some great tips and info on play, sharing and conflict resolution. https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/NsvA-z_UYU_kZT-DPAB_skQEYK2rbfvWyH_R6TIHX7ZuFI4dlU7bJOFXM-4NxKQz.sx4QGck0ybzGaK52?startTime=1611714770000
Order family books through Scholastic Books! Scholastic Book orders can now be delivered to your home. Each order helps Little Wonders earn free books and teaching materials. However, there is never any obligation to order. Simply go to www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs and use Activation Code GKC39 to have your order credited to Little Wonders.
INTERESTED IN KNOWING MORE ABOUT PRESCHOOL CONSIDERATIONS?
Typically Teacher Mireille shares information about Hows, Whens and Wheres of Choosing a Preschool in a live presentation at Little Wonders. Due to the pandemic we have not had any optional night classes, but wanted to check on interest. She is happy to send out info and/or present a zoom conversation on this topic if there is interest. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Many preschools are enrolling now and in the next month for Fall Session.
MIREILLE AVAILABLE FOR FREE PRIVATE CONSULTATION
Please take advantage of this opportunity for free 30 minute consultations with Director Mireille! Consultation topics can range from sibling conflicts, eating, sleeping and discipline issues to problem-solving family concerns like childcare, return to work, and more! She looks forward to connecting with families and easing the load on other staff members. You are welcome to email her at email@example.com to set up an appointment. She is available most weekdays and evenings and occasional weekends, when needed, either by phone or zoom. If you’ve had your fill of phone and computer, Mireille is willing to meet you for a socially distanced walk and talk! Please do reach out.
NEW BLOG POST UP
Check out Director’s welcome message on our blog www.littlewonders.org/blog
CSUEB SPEECH PATHOLOGIST SEEKING STUDY PARTICIPANTS
A local speech pathologist who has worked with Little Wonders in the past is seeking families interested in participating in an online study of language development. If you are interested in participating in this research study, please read this message from Dr. Katrina Nicholas to learn more:
We are currently recruiting toddlers ages 27-32 months from Mandarin-speaking and English-speaking homes for an online study of language development. The kids will participate in two experimental sessions over Zoom lasting 20-30 minutes each. There is also a language background questionnaire and a vocabulary assessment for the parents to complete. Families will get a $20 Amazon gift card after completing the study. Please contact Dr. Katrina Nicholas at CSUEBmultilinglab@gmail.com if you are interested in participating.
FOLLOW, REVIEW, & RATE US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We regularly post content that is interesting and relevant for families with infants and toddlers! We’d also 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!
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Scholastic Books: www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs, Activation code “GKC39”