Littlebrook PTO Newsletter
Tue, Nov 14 10:58am
Littlebrook Elementary School

 

WINTER COAT AND CLOTHING DRIVE - Now Through November 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.


POP-UP FUNDRAISER LADIES NIGHT FACIALS & SHOP - THIS 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 and meet other Littlebrook moms. 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 Littlebrook. Party donated by the Muir family.    Learn more and register.

  
LB AT THE MOVIES - AND THE WINNER IS....
In last week's newsletter, we asked you to vote on what movie to play at our "Littlebrook at the Movies" annual event. The online results show a clear winner, Polar Express! Climb aboard the magical train and join Littlebrook families and friends as we take over the Princeton Garden Theatre on Monday, December 4th after our 1pm early dismissal.  This event is sponsored by the Geonnotti and Pomraning families. All proceeds support Littlebrook. Look out for a registration link being sent today through Konstella. See you at the movies!
 
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES (ASA) VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS NEEDED
Does your child enjoy after school activities? Are you interested in becoming more involved at Littlebrook, but concerned about the time commitment? ASA Coordinators can do most of the work on their own time at any point during the day. Grab a friend and meet with the current parent volunteers to find out more as they plan for the next session. These two parents, who have been in this role for over a year, will be moving on to different PTO positions soon. Please consider helping with this successful and organized program which brings fun, active and enriching activities to the entire LB community. Please email lbafterschool1@gmail.com if interested.
 
BOOK FAIR THANK YOU!
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Scholastic Book Fair a tremendous success! The Littlebrook students so enjoy the experience of shopping with their friends and often coming home with a new book treasure.  Thank you to Maureen Parsenios for decorating the lobby cases to highlight the book fair! With special thanks to Rosalind Muir, Allie Cassese, Jean Shaver, Danna Drori, Jessica Pomraning, Gillian Reeder, Maribel Jimenez, Constanza Ferro, Elissa Brito, Lauren Raivetz, Sohini Rath, and Lori Pesnell for hours of volunteer assistance.
 
THANK YOU FOR THE EARLY DISMISSAL FUNDRAISER!
Thank you to the Pesnell, Pomraning, Reeder and Shah families for sponsoring our pop-up fundraisers during the parent-teacher conferences and much appreciation to the families who registered. We raised over $1,000 to support Littlebrook while our kids had the opportunity to customize 3D printed homes, build paper robots using simple circuits, learn some new school yard games and gain public speaking skills. A special thanks to Mr. Kramer and Mrs. Friend for lending us space to learn.


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?
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

 

KIDSTUFF COUPON BOOKS FOR JOE FUND 
The Joe Fund is selling KidsStuff Coupon Books. Students will bring back the KidStuff books on Tuesday. Browse through the coupons for dining, activities and shopping (ideal for the holiday season!) Most coupons are valid through Dec. 31. 2018. The coupon book is $25. Please return the coupon books to school by November 22 if you are not interested in purchasing. Thank you for supporting the Joe Fund, which provides extracurricular actives and camps (spring break and summer) for all Littlebrook students in need.
  
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. 
 
Brrr. It's getting cold outside! Do your children's coats need labels? 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.