Week 8: November 5th-9th
Fri, Nov 2 2:27pm
Little Wonders - A Parent-Child Center

Week 8: November 5th - 9th

(It’s a long one, but all important! Keep reading!)



11/2 Thursday PM PJ Night

11/3 Monday PM School Wash

11/6 2nd Alumni Class Meeting

11/12 Optional Parent Education Evening: “Healthy Nutrition and Cooking Tips with Young Children”

11/13 Little Wonders Board Meeting @ Home of Mireille McKee

11/19-11/23 Little Wonders CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break



This week we will begin two new topics. The AM classes (excluding Fri AM) will discuss Communication and Connection and focus on Language Development. The Fri AM, PM and Evening classes will discuss the Myers Briggs Personality Assessment and how understanding ourselves can help in our family life.  Staff will upload documents to Konstella by Friday evening. Be sure to read thoroughly and take the personality test.


On Saturday, October 27th Little Wonders hosted its annual Halloween Party at Kloss Hall and the Church Courtyard. We had a great turnout this year with 369 people in attendance! This event would not be possible without the help of some very talented and amazing volunteers:

A special thank you to our Halloween Party Co-Chairs Janine Hurty and Courtney Benson who worked their magic to help coordinate the event and lead the Halloween Party Committee team. A huge thank you to our Halloween Party Committee members who also put in many hours and used their talents to design and run some of the many adorable booths that were there including the pumpkin patch (pumpkins courtesy of Trader Joe’s), trick-or-treat station, photo booth and many more!

We would also like to thank our Events Assistant Michelle Cirigliano who led the Halloween Food & Beverage team and the members of that team for providing and setting up the delicious food for the party. A big thank you to Whole Foods for donating food platters and the pumpkin cookies for the cookie decorating station.

The party wouldn’t have been complete without a visit from Elmo! A huge thank you to Mireille’s husband Tom for donating his time to appear as the lovable Elmo. This is always a highlight of the party! 

Last but not least, thank you to the Development Team and Teacher Mireille for pulling together a great balloon auction and to all families that bought balloons to support our school! We sold out, and met our goal!

SAVE THE DATE: Talbot's Toyland Shopping Weeks and Special Little Wonders Shopping Night!

When: Starting November 26th through December 6th

Little Wonders will host a special evening shopping event on Thursday, December 6th, 7-9pm

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and support Little Wonders at the same time! Little Wonders families and friends who shop at Talbot's Toyland in downtown San Mateo during this period can mention the school and the store will give 10% of those sales back to Little Wonders.


Please respond to your Evite for this fun and informative class. Teacher Suzanne will share great ideas and recipes for mealtime success. Bring questions regarding nutrition, dietary needs and meal planning. She will have plenty of fun treats to sample as well. Class will be held on Monday, November 12th from 7:30-9:30 upstairs from Little Wonders.    


We are really hoping to get the 20 new customers and the $500 for the program, but we’re not there yet -- we need 14 more new families to enroll! Sign up TODAY!

If you sign up today (Friday, November 2) you might be eligible for a curated collection of kids snacks FREE!


The first post of the year is up!  Check out Fiona’s tips for handling back to school with a toddler and an older child.


Little Wonders will be at the Foster City Parents Club/San Mateo Parents Club Preschool Fair on Sunday November 4th from 2:00 - 4:30 PM.  It is being held at the Foster City Rec Center (650 Shell Blvd) in the Lagoon Room. Free for FCPC/SMPC and $5 for the general public.


You got your pictures done with Sheila, now consider using Minted.com to turn them into holiday cards! (Other pictures work as well, obviously.) You save 15% and Little Wonders gets 15% using our promo code: FUNDRAISELWPCC. Active 11/01 through 11/30 and valid on Holiday Card and Holiday gift purchases! Minted will give a cash prize of $100 to Little Wonders if 10 or more people place orders with our code by next Wednesday (*must be placed before 11:59 pm PT on 11/7).


Please continue to bring in diapers of all sizes until Thanksgiving break. Open and closed packages of diapers are welcome, as are new packages of wipes. These diapers will go to homeless families with small children in San Mateo. To learn more about LifeMoves (formerly InnVision Shelter Network), click here.


Keepsake time has arrived! Order form closes Friday November 2 at midnight in order to tally, so pre-order pieces here NOW.  These will be done in all PM and Evening classes week of Nov. 5th and all AM classes week of Nov. 12th. Parents who wish to bring in other siblings may email director@littlewonders.org to set up an alternate time. This is a big fundraiser for LW and a great way to help the school while getting a LOT of holiday shopping done! Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles LOVE these personalized pieces!  Tiles are also available for our outside wall. Order now! If you miss pre-order time, you can check with Mireille if there still available pieces and place order with her.


Some holiday highlights include Little Critter: Just So Thankful for $1, Maisy Makes Gingerbread for $3, Llama Llama Gives Thanks for $5, and I Love to Gobble You Up for $7.

Smallest readers may enjoy Can You Make a Happy Face?, Everybody Goes Nighty-Night, and Duck & Goose It’s Time for Christmas! Other sweet deals include Five Colorful Crayons for $2, Snow Dog, Go Dog, for $2, Pom Pom Panda Gets the Grumps for $3, Toot & Puddle: Let it Snow for $3, and Bear in Fall 4-Pack for $14.
*Parents can still pick up a free book (up to $5) on an order of $25 or more. Code: READS


Child A, taking Child B’s hand and guiding him outside: “Come on!”

Child B, with a giant smile: “I’m going to play with my friends!”


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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Tel: 650.348.0736

Blog: http://www.littlewonders.org/blog/

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Good Eggs: schools.goodeggs.com, “LITTLEWONDERS18”

Scholastic Books: www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs, Activation code “GKC39”

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