Week 5: October 15th - 19th
ON OUR CALENDARS
10/16 Dine-and-Donate at Mendocino Farms, 5-8pm
10/19 Wednesday PM PJ Night
10/25 Optional Parent Education Night - “The Preschool Decision,” 7:30-9:30PM
10/27 Halloween Party
11/2 Thursday PM PJ Night
11/3 Monday PM School Wash
DISCUSSION CYCLE 2 - CONTINUED
This week we continue our second discussion topic, “Cultivating Kindness in Our Classroom Environments.” Our classroom communities are a great place to begin talking about how we model kindness in our everyday lives. This will set the tone for future discussions on this topic. Please read the handout posted in Konstella. All classes will be doing this topic.
FALL PHOTOS SLOTS WITH SHEILA ARE FILLING UP!
Our dedicated alumni parent and photographer Sheila Krakow is back to offer our families a valuable service and help Little Wonders raise money. Families can sign up for slots to come and get their children and/or families photographed for a reasonable fee and get great photos for upcoming holidays. This is part of our Little Wonders fundraising effort and something that benefits our families and the school. We appreciate everyone coming prepared with cash or check made out to Sheila Krakow for the sitting fee to facilitate efficiency and keeping everything on time. This is a great way to get beautiful photos for your holiday cards or gifts and help Little Wonders at the same time!
GOODEGGS FUNDRAISER CONTINUES
This week, Good Eggs will host brunch for all of our teachers if 5 new families join the Little Wonders fundraiser and get their first Good Eggs delivery. All you need to do to join is visit schools.goodeggs.com, enter the code LITTLEWONDERS18, and place an order. You can get produce, meat and fish, baked goods, easy dinner kits, and more delivered same-day. No subscription required and delivery is free any time you spend $60. Skip a trip to the grocery store this week and help us win a delicious, seasonal brunch for our teachers –– spread the word to your friends and family as well!
SCHOOL WASH UPDATES
Huge thank you to the families that came out for the October school wash. We had a very productive afternoon hosted by the Friday AM class. If you missed your scheduled school wash and aren't planning on a buyout you have the next 2 scheduled washes to make that responsibility up by contacting email@example.com.
Next school wash dates are November 3rd and January 5th.
MENDOCINO FARMS FUNDRAISER - TUESDAY OCTOBER 16th, 5-8 PM
Our final Fall Restaurant Fundraiser at Mendocino Farms will take place Tuesday 10/16/18 from 5-8pm. Dine in or get take out; just please be sure to show them our school flier so we can earn 20% back. We hope to see you there!
STILL NEED A HALLOWEEN COSTUME? TRY PRIMARY.COM!
A solid color hoodie, a couple of pieces of felt, and some hot melt glue = dinosaur costume. (Your VP Liaison speaks from experience.) The solid color clothing at primary.com is great for filling in little wardrobes, and every purchase gives a little something back to Little Wonders. Visit www.primary.com/school/littlewonders. The school gets 10% back, and you get 20% off your first order with code: LITTLEWONDERS
WEDS PM PAJAMA NIGHT - FRIDAY OCTOBER 19th, 6-7:30 PM
Our next Pajama Night is quickly approaching. This is a fun event for the whole family! Watch for your Evite and respond with numbers in your family attending. This evening is a great time for partners to come and see the children in their “school” environment and have them share all they do here. Our hostesses will provide a light dinner including pizza for adults and age-appropriate finger foods for the children.
PRESCHOOL FAIR - SATURDAY OCTOBER 20th
Little Wonders will be represented at the San Carlos Belmont Parents Club Preschool Fair on Saturday October 20th from 10:00am-12:00pm at Twin Pines Community Center (20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA 94002). If you have friends that might be interested in one of our classes, please let them know we’ll be there. If you’ll be there to do a little research of your own, be sure to come by and say hi!
DIAPER DRIVE FOR LIFEMOVES
Have some diapers that you no longer need? To kick off Little Wonders’ community outreach program this school year, we will be collecting diapers of all sizes during the remainder of October and into November. These diapers will go to homeless families with small children in San Mateo. To learn more about LifeMoves (formerly InnVision Shelter Network), click here. There will be a box for unused diapers in the Little Wonders classroom starting on Monday.
FIRST OPTIONAL NIGHT CLASS - THURSDAY OCTOBER 25th, 7:30-9:30 PM
In “The Preschool Decision,” Teacher Mireille will share thoughts on the when, why and where of preschool. This will be held in the classroom above Little Wonders. Please do respond to the Evite sent out.
HALLOWEEN PARTY - SATURDAY OCTOBER 27th
Be on the lookout for your Paperless Post invitation to RSVP for the event!
Please note there are 2 different start times for this party based on your child's age:
Mon AM, Tues AM, Weds AM, Thurs AM and Baby Play - 9:30 to 11:00 AM;
Mon PM, Weds PM, Weds Eve., Thurs PM, Fri AM and Alumni - 11:30 to 1:00 PM.
This is our first family event and a “not-to-miss” party for the children as it is scaled down to just their size. Siblings are welcome and children and parents are encouraged to come in costume (no masks or weapons please).
Tip: Bring a bag to collect any toys and goodies that your little wonder may drop on the floor.
We will provide fun, games, a mini pumpkin patch, and food. There will also be a “Balloon Auction” to help support the program so please have cash or credit cards on hand if you would like to participate.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Every child is different and Little Wonders nurtures budding friendships for the littles and their parents.”
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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