Week 35: April 26-30
ON OUR CALENDARS
5/3 - Start of Summer Session #1
5/11 - May Virtual Board Meeting
FROM OUR DIRECTOR: GOODBYE AND BEST WISHES
It is truly bittersweet to say goodbye this year. Although we are grateful to put this “time apart” behind us, we will all remember the good things that came from this year. Our staff Suzanne and Maggie deserve a LOT of credit for the success of this challenging year. They pivoted quickly and continued to provide support in this challenging time. Our families all displayed so much resilience and caring for one another which truly brought together this community. Our incredible Board of Directors worked tirelessly to keep us on track, and overall the year was a financial success along with having continued to build community, even though we were apart!
Thank YOU all, and continue to be safe and remain healthy!
END-OF-YEAR CELEBRATION - THANK YOU!
It was great to see so many families at the End-of-Year Celebration this past weekend! Thank you to Ava Campos, our Events chair, and members of her team: Michelle Cirigliano, Courtney Benson, Michiko Okamoto, Jane Lee, and Vicky Tang. Special thanks to Mireille’s husband Tom for his services as Elmo!
Thank you for participating in the Little Wonders program this semester! Please fill out the following brief survey to provide us with your feedback. It should take no longer than 2 minutes. We hope to see you again in the future! https://forms.gle/cHFN2Cp4EicczcfU7
NEW DIRECTOR SEARCH
Our amazing Director, Mireille McKee, will be retiring soon. She will be irreplaceable, but we are beginning our search for a new Director. If you, or anyone you know may be interested, please contact email@example.com for more information.
For those who opted to complete keepsakes at home, please be sure to return them to Little Wonders THIS WEEK so that they can be fired and returned to you before Mother’s Day. Please reach out to Mireille at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Items that were completed at school are all ready and can be picked up Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 11-3 PM.
SUMMER REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Register for in-person or virtual Summer Sessions at Little Wonders! We have added additional Twos and Threes classes for Session 1, and still have space in the Baby Play, Ones, and Alumni classes. Anyone wishing to join a virtual only Baby Play should contact Mireille at email@example.com.
Please register for summer sessions here: https://littlewondersorg.formstack.com/forms/2021_summer_registration.
BOOK DRIVE BENEFITING FAMILY CONNECTIONS
Thank you to all who donated books for the book drive this past weekend! We will be accepting books until May 7, and books can be dropped off at Little Wonders May 3-7. See below for more info on how to participate:
Family Connections is a community-based organization that provides free, parent participatory, play-based educational services to San Mateo County children and their families. Each year Little Wonders runs a book drive to collect English and Spanish bilingual books for Family Connections children to receive at their end-of-year graduation. If you would like to help in this effort, please consider ordering an English or Spanish bilingual book or two through Scholastic using Little Wonder’s activation code and having them shipped directly to Little Wonders. You’ll be helping Family Connections and Little Wonders at the same time! Alternatively, you can drop off English and Spanish bilingual books for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at Little Wonders May 3-7.
What: English & Spanish Bilingual Book Drive benefiting Family Connections
When: Now through May 7
How: If ordering through Scholastic:
- Go to Scholastic and select your books! Or go here to see a curated list of bilingual books offered through Scholastic.
- Add books to your cart and then check-out using activation code GKC39.
- Select to have the books shipped to Mireille at Little Wonders.
Or, drop off bilingual books for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at Little Wonders May 3-7. And thank you!
Thank you to those who have stepped up to help next year! We still need a few more board members for next year! The board meets once per month and we have a lot of fun while ensuring the school runs smoothly. Our treasurer position is open and we are looking for an experienced and committed community member to fill this spot. If you know someone, perhaps a grandparent or relative with accounting experience, that would like to be involved please share this opportunity. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please fill out this form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMING BACK TO LITTLE WONDERS NEXT YEAR? SIGN UP FOR A PRE-REG JOB
Are you willing to contribute a bit more time to the success of Little Wonders next year? Please consider taking on a pre-registration job! Families assigned to a pre-registration job by April 30th will receive their first choice class for the fall school year! Pre-registration jobs include:
- Assistants to the Board Members
- Registrar assistants
- Keepsake coordinator
- Social Media Manager
- Grant Writer
- Invoice and Payment Coordinator
- Class Liaisons
- Konstella manager and a number of others...
Check our website for a list of jobs that are pre-reg. If interested, please email email@example.com and let Alyse know which job you’d be interested in. We are happy to connect you with the person currently in that role so you can find out if this is a good fit for you.
NEW BLOG POST
Check out our latest blog post on staying connected with Grandparents. www.littlewonders.org/blog
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!
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/
Scholastic Books: www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs, Activation code “GKC39”