Week 24: March 25th - 29th
ON OUR CALENDARS
3/22 - Bacchus Wine Tasting & Auction Night
3/28 - Final CPR Training
4/1- 4/12 Little Wonders CLOSED for SPRING BREAK
4/12 - Tues AM School Wash
4/1- 4/30 Open Registration for Summer & Fall 2019 (class schedule here)
4/23 - CPK Restaurant Fundraiser
4/28 - SAVE THE DATE: Annual End of Year School Picnic
Ongoing until 4/30 - Spring Good Eggs Fundraiser
DISCUSSION CYCLE 12
AM Classes- Social Interactions and Conflict with Toddlers
PM Classes- Empathy: Help in Shifting Our Children’s Focus from I, Me and Mine to Us, We and Ours.
Staff will post handouts on Konstella. Please do take a look.
BACCHUS WINE TASTING AND AUCTION - TONIGHT!
Friday, March 22, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Bacchus Wine & Spirits Shop (map)
LAST CHANCE! Join us for some wine tasting at Bacchus Wine and Spirits Shop TONIGHT! Grab your best Little Wonders buddy, have your spouse (or babysitter) put the kids to bed, and ENJOY! Hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be served, and there will be both a silent and a live auction. $30/person will include food and one glass of champagne. (Additional drinks and bottles of wine available for purchase.) A few of the items to be auctioned off include (but are not limited to):
Plus art, dining, photography, athletics, and other goods and activities galore!
Register here: https://littlewondersorg.formstack.com/forms/2019_bacchus
(Replying to the Evite is great, but you ALSO need to register here)
GOODEGGS FUNDRAISER - WEEKLY INCENTIVE
There is a new incentive for families to join each week! Monday, March 25 - Sunday, March 31: If 5 families new to Good Eggs join, we will earn an extra $100!
FINAL CPR CLASS FOR SCHOOL YEAR
Our final CPR class is coming on March 28th. If you are moving on to another CO-OP school next year, you will likely need current pediatric CPR certification. Please fill out the CPR sign up to reserve your spot. Parents have 2 options: 1) Take the instructional class for $50 or 2) instructional and certification for $70. The instructor will send a link to an online course which takes about 45 minutes and must be completed prior to CPR class.
Did you know that Amazon Smile and Amazon Affiliate are not the same? Amazon Affiliate is the link that you click at the top of the Little Wonders website (or the bottom of these Konstella announcements every week), and it gives Little Wonders a MUCH bigger kick-back! So if you are ordering new computers for your office, restocking your pantry, or buying a gift for someone’s birthday, use Amazon Affiliate!
Considering making a charitable contribution to Little Wonders? Check to see whether your employer (or your spouse's) has a corporate matching program! Every little donation+match makes a HUGE difference to the programs we are able to offer our families. Plus, donations to Little Wonders are tax deductible!
PRE-REGISTRATION IS HERE!
With registration for Summer and Fall starting on April 1, we are starting to fill Pre-Registration roles. These are leadership roles that include committee chairs and assistants to our board members, among other things. They are a bit more “time demanding” than the typical jobs, but with the right fit can be rewarding to you and extremely helpful for Little Wonders. A perk for anyone taking on a Pre-Reg Job is that you get the class of your choice rather than going into the lottery. Check out the Pre-Reg jobs here. When you see something that interests you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we will put you in touch with the person currently in that role to find out more.
OPEN BOARD POSITIONS
Did you know that board members get registration priority AND their annual school wash commitment is waived? (Plus you have a guaranteed parents-only outing once a month!) Little Wonders is still looking for board members for the 2019-2020 school year! Currently we are looking to fill the following positions:
- Development (Fundraising!)
- Publicity (Blog! Advertising! Community Events!)
- Technology (Website! Computers! Forms! Email!)
- Liaison (THESE ANNOUNCEMENTS!!! Outreach Team! Class Liaisons!)
All board members are supported in their responsibilities by their stellar team members. Please let firstname.lastname@example.org know if you are interested in joining our wonderful board! All current board members are happy to answer your questions as well. Look for us at Bacchus tonight!
SPRING KEEPSAKES - HAPPENING THIS WEEK
We have some fun spring items that will make great Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gifts for those special people in your lives. Pre-orders are open again until Saturday evening (3/23), so ORDER NOW. Keepsakes will be made in class for PM and Evening families week of March 25th, and for AM families week of April 15th. If you need an out of class appointment, please email Mireille at email@example.com
CO-OP JOB COMPLETION FORM
As the school year is coming to a close, now is the time to fill out the co-op job completion form. We use the feedback to improve each school job; assess the number of hours each job takes; and accurately describe each job on our website so that next year’s families have clear pictures of each position. The co-op job completion form is very brief and will take about 3 minutes to complete. Please click the link below to go to the form website (or copy and paste the link into your internet browser):
SCHOLASTIC ORDERS FOR FAMILY CONNECTIONS BOOK DRIVE- LAST WEEK TO ORDER
This is a great opportunity for parents to order some books in Spanish for the book bags we deliver to Family Connections. Please help us by ordering 1-2 Spanish books for this great cause. 1. go to scholasticbooks.com 2. Enter Class code GKC39 3. Shop By Collection CLUB LEO ESPAÑOL. Pick a book or two! Deadline for orders is March 31. A few suggested titles from bilingual board members: Niños de América (Kids of the Americas), La difunta familia Díaz (The Dead Family Diaz), Los Pollitos/Little Chickies, Paquete la astucia del Chapulín.
FINAL RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER - CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN (HILLSDALE MALL)
California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) will be donating 20% back to our school on Tuesday April 23, 2019 ALL DAY (dine in or take out). Please mention Little Wonders to your server!
SAVE THE DATE: END OF YEAR SCHOOL PICNIC
Please SAVE THE DATE for our Annual End of Year School Picnic on Sunday, April 28th from 11-2pm at Beresford Park in San Mateo. This final event of the year is a family affair! Bring the entire family out to Beresford Park for a great picnic. There will be children's entertainment, music and fun activities. We look forward to this fun event as a celebration and thank you to all of our families. Look out for the Evite coming soon!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
No one sent one in this week! :(
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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Primary.com: www.primary.com/school/littlewonders, code LITTLEWONDERS
Scholastic Books: www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs, Activation code “GKC39”
GoodEggs: http://schools.goodeggs.com/ with code LITTLEWONDERS19