Littlebrook PTO Newsletter
Tue, Nov 7 11:00am
Littlebrook Elementary School

REMINDER:  Child care available in LB library for parent-teacher conferences during day time only.

 

WINTER COAT AND CLOTHING DRIVE - November 13th-17th
The Littlebrook PTO will be collecting donations for the Princeton Elementary Schools Winter Coat and Clothing.  Please send in gently used items for distribution, including Children’s Clothing, Ladies’/Men’s Clothing, Hats, Gloves and Mittens, Bedding and Blankets, Winter Coats, Shoes and Boots.  Place items on the table by the front doors in the lobby. Distribution of the items for those in need will occur at the Community Park Elementary School (All-Purpose Room) on Saturday November 18, from 7:30-10:30 AM. Questions? Please contact John Livingston at john_livingston@comcast.net or Jon Hodges at jonathan.hodges@gmail.com.

 

PSGC TASTING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Tuesday, November 14th
Thanks to the generous support of Princeton University, the Princeton School Gardens Cooperative is again bringing their successful “Garden State on Your Plate” program to Littlebrook during the 2017-2018 school year. “Garden State on Your Plate” brings local farmers and Princeton chefs to lead school-wide produce tastings. Sign up here to volunteer to help the chefs prepare tasting samples of carrots and set up tasting exercises.

 
BREAKFAST & BOOKS THANK YOU!
Thank you to all the families who attended and volunteered at Breakfast and Books! It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed storytime with the teachers and Mr. Ramirez! Breakfast was a delicious variety of waffles and various other breakfast items! Special thanks to Angela Weaver, VP of Family Events, for all her hard work on planning and organizing the event.
 
JOE THROW THANK YOU AND WINNERS!
A huge thank you to all the students and families who participated in the 4th Annual Joe Throw to raise money for the Joe Fund. A special thank you for the prize donations to the Princeton University Men's & Women's Basketball and the Kruse Family. Thank you to the many volunteers (parents, teachers and the Princeton High School boys & girls's Basketball) who helped make this event a success. Finally, congratulations to the winners of the Joe Throw: 
K-1: Asa Collins (Peretzman) and Yadier Frias Sandoval (Holleran)
2-3: Gracie O'Donnell (Ryan), Shane O'Donnell (Federico) and Noah Strauss (Genova)
4-5: Lauren Kaswan (Weisman), Cory Woodson (Gargione) and Johnny Feldman (Schwimmer)
Alumni & Parents: Ben Walden
Winners can collect their prizes starting Wednesday, Nov. 8
 
VOTE FOR OUR MOVIE!
Save the date - We'll be having our annual "Littlebrook at the Movies" early dismissal event at the Princeton Garden Theatre on Monday, December 4th. And in the spirit of election day today, we'd like to invite families to VOTE HERE on this year's movie!  The online poll will be open until Sunday, November 12th, 9pm. We'll announce the winner in the next newsletter. 
 
POP-UP FUNDRAISER LADIES NIGHT FACIALS & SHOP - Friday, November 17th 6-9pm
Pamper yourself for a good cause at the Muir Residence! Enjoy a fun and relaxing ladies' night with guided facials, wine and hors d’oeuvres, brought to you by Littlebrook parent and host Rosalind Muir, along with Carrie Patterson Besler - both Arbonne consultants.  A holiday shop will be available to try. There is no obligation to purchase products. However, if you do, all commissions from the sale of products that night will be a bonus contribution to the PTO. Learn more and register.


PTO FUND ON NOW!
Thank you for everyone who already contributed to the 2017-2018 PTO Fund!  We made great progress toward our goal, which will go toward funding programs for your children, such as residencies, assemblies, and field trips.  To contribute online, please follow this link to the PTO website, and to the PayPal icon in the upper right hand corner of the page.


HAVE A FUNDRAISING PARTY IDEA?
Now that you've seen a few fundraising parties come through (Couch to 5K, STEAM Works Studio workshops, and others), can you think of a party, program or event you'd like to host that could help raise funds for our school enrichment? Draft your idea here

  
AROUND TOWN
 
RAISING HEALTHY CHILDREN - Thursday, November 16th, 7pm

How do we stop the toxic levels of anxiety and stress that have become common in schools across the nation? George Scott, a Family Therapist at the Center for Counseling Services in Mercer County, will be giving a presentation on Raising Healthy Children in the John Witherspoon Middle School auditorium. Mr. Scott is a renowned expert on mental health in kids and teens.  Topics discussed will include:  Developing lifelong resiliency by empowering kids to embrace challenges and failures; Why students are floundering in spite of immense potential; Raising kids to be the happy and thriving adults we want them to be; and much more!

 

DON'T FORGET! 

 
See our fundraising page to use our Littlebrook Amazon Link when shopping and find out more about other fundraising habits.
 
Drop off Box Tops and McCaffrey receipts in the office. 
 
Purchase Mabel's Labels through our campaign page and the PTO fund will receive 30% commission! Select our school name from the "select your organization" dropdown menu.