Week 4: September 21-25
ON OUR CALENDARS
9/27 - Scholastic Book order deadline
9/30 - Restaurant Fundraiser: Maverick Jack’s
10/13 - October Board Meeting
HANDBOOK, CALENDAR, AND VIRTUAL ORIENTATION DOCS POSTED
The Little Wonders Parent Handbook, the Fall Semester calendar, and a Virtual Orientation document (a quick reference for school events, Staff and Board Member contact information, and ways to connect with and support the school) are now available! The handbook and calendar are attached to these announcements, and you can find all of the documents on Konstella under the Files & Links tab. Please take a look, and feel free to reach out to staff or a board member with any questions.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERING - DEADLINE 9/27
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.
RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER 9/30: MAVERICK JACK’S IN BURLINGAME
Let the chefs do the cooking! Order take-out from Maverick Jack’s in Burlingame on Wednesday, September 30, mention “Little Wonders,” and Little Wonders will receive 12% back! Order online at www.maverickjacks.com or call (650) 436-5825. Lunch is available between 11-2p, and dinner between 5-8. Curb-side pickup is available!
TREASURER ROLE BEING VACATED
Our wonderful treasurer has moved away and is continuing to help but we are still 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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, Nextdoor recommendation, or posting on your Facebook pages and/or Instagram accounts. 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”