Week 16: January 21st-25th
ON OUR CALENDARS
1/14 - 1/22 - Loved Twice Baby Clothing Drive
1/21 - New Semester Begins
1/25 - Wed AM PJ Night
1/29 - CCPPNS Parent Resource Night
2/2 - Thursday AM School Wash
2/7 - All School Meeting - Required of all Little Wonders Families
2/9 - Dancing with the Wonders - Valentine's Swing Pay to Play (Adults Only), 7:30-9:30PM
2/12- Orientation for all new families as well as those having joined at tail end of year.
DISCUSSION CYCLE 8 - START OF A NEW SEMESTER
AM Classes: The Benefits To Our Children of Unstructured Time and Play
PM Classes: Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance at Independence
Staff will post handouts on Konstella. Please do take a look.
LOVED TWICE BABY CLOTHING DRIVE - LAST CHANCE
Please bring donations of new or gently worn baby clothes (0-12 mos), receiving/swaddling blankets, small board books, and stain-free bibs to the Little Wonders classroom until January 22. These donations of baby clothes will help disadvantaged infants at local hospitals, shelters, and clinics. NO TOYS or BABY EQUIPMENT, PLEASE. For more info, see https://lovedtwice.org/
DANCING WITH THE WONDERS - VALENTINE’S SWING PAY-TO-PLAY
Please RSVP to the Konstella invite to "Dancing with the Wonders -- Valentine's Swing," our Valentine's Pay to Play for adults. Come alone or with your partner for a fun lesson in swing dancing! Snacks and Beverages (possibly including wine) will be provided! Sign up via Konstella and you will be invoiced for your ticket(s) $25 pre-sale, or $30 at the door. Please comment on the event with number of attendees.
WHERE: Community Room (upstairs from Little Wonders classroom)
WHEN: Sat 2/9 from 7:30-9:30
SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES
Little Wonders is offering a Spring Baby Play for children 3-9 months and a Thursday PM2 for children 9-14 months. We do need a few more families for these classes to be a GO. Check our website for more information
REGISTER NOW- PARENT RESOURCE NIGHT ON JANUARY 29th
Parents Resource Night is a FREE event for our families and the families of other Council Co-Op Preschools, full of helpful presentations. This year, topics include Positive Parenting, Wellness-focused pediatric care, gender inclusion in preschool, and legal and financial planning. It’s happening on January 29th at 6:30 PM at Carlmont Parents Nursery School (in Belmont). Register here soon as the lectures can fill up.
MANDATORY ALL SCHOOL MEETING - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7th 6:30-9:00 pm
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE and arrange the babysitters for our mandatory parent-only All School Meeting. This is Little Wonders annual business meeting and will give parents an opportunity to network with other parents offering services, meet staff and board members, understand our annual budget and fundraising efforts, and meet our outreach partners. We will also have a fabulous guest speaker! NOTE: One representative from each Little Wonders family is required to attend the All School Meeting. If you cannot attend this meeting you must email your teacher to discuss make-up options.
JOIN THE LITTLE WONDERS BOARD FOR 2019-2020
Do you love Little Wonders? We are starting recruitment for our 2019-2020 Board of Directors! We are a volunteer board of 12 members who meet once a month. It’s a great way to get involved and give back, while meeting some great parents along the way. Please email email@example.com if you are interested, and look for an Interest Sheet on the bulletin board in the classroom soon. All Board of Director descriptions are also on the jobs page of our website. Current Board members will be visiting classes this week and next if you have questions.
ORIENTATION FOR NEW FAMILIES
All new families and those who joined back in November/December are invited to a School Orientation on Tuesday February 12th, 7-9 PM in our classroom.
SAVE THE DATE - BACCHUS WINE NIGHT!
WHEN: Friday, March 22, from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
WHERE: Bacchus Wine and Spirits Shop - 25 Hillcrest Blvd. Millbrae, CA 94030
Please grab a partner, friend or friends (!) and join us for some Spring Wine Tasting at Bacchus Wine and Spirits Shop from 7:30-9:30pm. We will be serving hors d'oeuvres and desserts. We also plan to have a silent and live auction. Come and enjoy a night out!
SAVE THE DATE- CPR CLASS
Our second CPR class is coming on February 26th. Please save the date and watch for sign up next week. Space is limited to first 10 who sign up!
HELP PUBLICIZE LITTLE WONDERS
You can help spread the word about how great Little Wonders is by ‘liking’ and/or leaving a review for us on Facebook or Yelp or recommending us on NextDoor. This is an easy way to share what you get from Little Wonders (advice, support, commiseration) with the community and will help us to help even more parents as they start their parenting journey.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Mud smells good.” (Overheard at the art table when a 2.5 year old was playing with the “clean” rainbow mud concocted from grated Ivory soap and wet toilet paper.)
Have you heard something hilarious or poignant in class recently? Send your “quote of the week” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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