Week 6: October 22nd - 26th
ON OUR CALENDARS
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
11/6 2nd Alumni Class Meeting
NEXT DISCUSSION CYCLE
We will begin discussion cycle #3 this coming week and will be talking about Learning Through Play for all BUT Wednesday and Thursday PM. They will have a slightly different discussion on Cultivating Social/Emotional Growth Through Play. Staff will upload documents to Konstella. Please do read and share with your partners.
SCHOLASTIC OCTOBER DEALS- ORDERS DUE NOVEMBER 1
For great deals on fun holiday books, check out Hello Pumpkin, Maisy Dresses Up, Pumpkin Town, and Walk and See: 123 for $3 and under.
Low-priced popular books include Little Faces: Smiley Faces, The Kissing Hand, and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, as well as Mighty, Mighty Construction Site and Push, Dig, Scoop for truck enthusiasts.
Lots of fun book packs under $12 as well: Llama Llama 6-Pack, The Little Transportation Trio, The Pout-Pout Fish 3-Pack, and Welcome to School 5-pack.
*Parents can pick up a free book (up to $5) on an order of $25 or more. Code: READS
LAST CHANCE FOR FALL PHOTOS WITH SHEILA!
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. (Examples of Sheila's amazing work are attached.) 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!
HALLOWEEN BALLOON AUCTION
Our first school auction will take place at the Halloween Party so please be on the lookout for this opportunity at chances for amazing prizes and cute balloons for your child to take home. (Cash and credit will both be accepted.) Big THANK YOU to our Solicitations Team who have been hard at work procuring donations for this event!
GOODEGGS FUNDRAISER CONTINUES
Through the month of October the November only our Good Eggs Fundraiser continues! Any grocery orders placed using code: littlewonders18 will get 5% of your order back to our school. New customers get $15 off with this code and if 20 new customers join the fundraiser, the school gets a $500 fundraising bonus. Little Wonders has so far earned: $92!
All forms (Emergency Medical Authorization, TB Clearance, and Vaccine Record) are due for all new and returning families. These forms must be completed immediately in order to continue to attend class. The TB Clearance form is required by CA law for any adult who will attend class more than 3 times during the year. Please note: If you believe that Little Wonders has a valid copy of your recent TB Clearance on file, please confirm with the Forms Team (firstname.lastname@example.org). A new Emergency Medical Authorization Form and Vaccine Record must be submitted each year.
Did your child grow again? (Silly question - always!) 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. This link will be in the footer of the weekly announcements for the duration of the fundraiser.
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
Please RSVP via Paperless Post! (Remember to check which time slot your child’s class is in.)
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.
KEEPSAKE FUNDRAISER COMING SOON!
Check out some examples of the priceless handprint items you can create for those special gifts this holiday season. They will be in classroom this coming week. Supplies will be limited so watch for the sign-ups next week.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Teacher Suzanne, no talking. The baby (doll) is sleeping.” - heard in Monday PM
Have you heard something hilarious or poignant in class recently? Send your “quote of the week” to email@example.com.
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Good Eggs: www.schools.goodeggs.com, “LITTLEWONDERS18”
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