Week 12: December 10th-14th
Fri, Dec 7 3:12pm
Little Wonders - A Parent-Child Center

Week 12: December 10th - 14th

ON OUR CALENDARS

12/10 CPR Class, 7-9pm

12/24-1/4 Little Wonders CLOSED for Winter Holidays

 

DISCUSSION CYCLE 6

These last 2 weeks prior to the holiday break we will be discussing traditions and their use in fostering values important to us.  All classes will have the same handout, but due to age differences discussions may vary. Staff will post handouts to Konstella.

FUNDRAISING UPDATE

The Minted.com fundraiser has been extended through December 9th with code FUNDRAISELWPCC for 15% off Holiday cards and gifts, and 15% will be donated back to Little Wonders! (*orders must be placed by 11:59 pm PST on 12/9).

THANK YOU all so much for your support with helping us reach and go beyond our Good Eggs Fundraising Goals! Our school earned $1,189.87 including the $500 bonus met by acquiring 20 new users -- without your help this would not have been possible and we are really excited to have been able to achieve this.

SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES

January will be here before we know it, along with the Spring Semester and two new classes available to families.  For parents with little ones 9-14 months as of January 1, 2019, we will have a Thursday PM2 class held on Thursdays from 2:30-4:30. Our New Spring Baby Play for families with 3-9 month olds as of January 1, 2019, will be offered on Tuesdays 12:30-2 PM.  Both these classes will start the week of January 21st. Stay tuned for registration information.

PLEASE share this with others who have “little wonders.” Preview information is on website.

RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW - FEBRUARY LITTLE WONDERS ALL SCHOOL MEETING PARENT TO PARENT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

Anyone currently enrolled at Little Wonders who would like to share their business or services with fellow Little Wonders families should consider the Parent to Parent networking opportunity at the All School Meeting. The meeting will take place on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 and the P2P Networking will be from 6:30-7:30pm and from 9-9:45pm for those who want to stay. Parents can purchase a table for $25 and share their business and/or services with all our families prior to and after our business meeting and speaker. Our currently enrolled families have until January 11th, 2019 for priority on table space.  After that date, others from the community are welcome to sign up and take whatever tables are left. Sign up early to get your spot. Email ASM coordinator Geni Brown at geni.p.brown@gmail.com.

WANTED: TECHNOLOGY CHAIR FOR REMAINDER OF YEAR

Are YOU well-organized, detail-oriented, and technologically savvy (i.e. have knowledge of HTML or equivalent website development software)? We have an amazing Technology team that needs a team leader who can direct a team and attend monthly Board meetings. You will work in partnership with other Board members and be the primary point of contact for tech needs.  This is a Board position so you are directly involved in the running of this program and will be working with an amazing group of parents. For the full Board description please see http://www.littlewonders.org/board-jobs.  Please email president@littlewonders.org if you are interested.

SHEILA’S PHOTOS ARE HERE

The FALL PHOTOS from photo sessions with Sheila are up on Zenfolio! You can view them, here. PW: smiles (no caps). Purchase and use the following Discount Promo Codes! The codes are good until December 31st.

Buy 5 digital downloads for $90- LWFALL5  (essentially 25% off, or roughly buy 4, get 1 free)

20% off all orders over $100- LWFALL20

15% off all orders over $75- LWFALL15

10% off all orders over $50- LWFALL10

Buy ALL digital images for $125!

If purchasing the entire set of digital images, please go to and complete this form. Upon completing this form and the corresponding payment, you will be emailed a code from the Photography Manager that will allow you to download the entire set of images from the Zenfolio website. Please allow up to 4 days for this code to be sent back to you. Any questions can be directed at photography@littlewonders.org

LIFEMOVES GIVING TREE

Thanks to all who took a tag and are helping to make wishes come true. We did get an additional 50 tags in hopes of helping more families this holiday season. If you haven’t yet participated please do take a tag. Bring the requested (unwrapped) gifts back to the Little Wonders classroom by December 14th with the wish tag attached. Gifts will be delivered to the San Mateo LifeMoves shelter on December 17th. There were 5 tags taken (1513e, 1514f, 1510a, 1519a, 1518e) but no name written down. Please check the first list and look at highlighted rows. If that was one you took please write your name there. We want to make sure each wish is accounted for. Thanks!

KEEPSAKES UPDATE

Thanks to all who have ordered and done Keepsakes. This effort will net the program close to $4,500, which is fantastic!!!  Invoices are being sent out and we appreciate prompt payment. Invoices are coming from keepsakes@littlewonders.org so please do check your junk mail and we appreciate your payment. Special thanks to Jen Seif and Katie Fry for their help in this effort.

CPR CLASS

Thanks to the 10 people who signed up for CPR. Class will be held on Monday December 10th from 7-9 PM here in the classroom.  Be sure to submit payment, and to complete the online portion prior to class if you want certification. We will hold another class in February!  

COMMUNITY EVENT

Calling all kids and kids at heart!  Masterworks Chorale invites you to celebrate the holidays in song at their special family concerts (with two starting times!).  There will be sing-alongs, activities, and the enchanting holiday story The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.  Both performances are on Saturday December 8th at 1:00pm and 4:00pm at Transfiguration Episcopal Church, San Mateo.  Tickets can be purchased at masterworks.org or by calling (650) 918-6225. Masterworks Chorale is not affiliated with Little Wonders.

REIMBURSEMENT POLICY UPDATE

We are updating our online reimbursement process. Until we have a new process in place, please use the paper reimbursement forms located in the Treasurer’s box. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you so much for your patience.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I value the knowledge the teachers possess as well as their willingness to share their own experiences (good and challenging). This makes the environment feel very safe and accessible.”

 

Have you heard something hilarious or poignant in class recently? Send your “quote of the week” to liaison@littlewonders.org.

 

Questions? Visit www.littlewonders.org, or contact your class liaison via Konstella.

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