Littlebrook PTO Newsletter
Tue, Nov 28 11:24am
Littlebrook Elementary School

POP-UP FUNDRAISER: 3 SEATS LEFT - INDIAN COOKING WORKSHOP & DINNER - Saturday, December 2nd at 5:30pm
Cooking enthusiast and Littlebrook parent Gitanjali Bakshi will demonstrate a multicourse meal and adult guests are welcome to join in the cooking. Learn authentic techniques and healthy recipes using herbs, spices, lentils and coconut. Enjoy an evening of delicious food, wine and music at the Bakshi residence in Princeton. $50 donation to PTO/per person. Register here.

 
LITTLEBROOK AT THE MOVIES: FINAL WEEK TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS 
Event date:  Monday, December 4th, movie starts at 1:30pm
Jump aboard as Littlebrook families and friends take over the Princeton Garden Theatre to watch The Polar Express (Rated: G) on our early dismissal day. We have the whole theatre to ourselves, so let's fill it! Seats must be reserved in advance. $15 donation to PTO/per person. Reservation includes a small popcorn and drink. Each group of children must have an adult with them. Event sponsored by the Geonnotti and Pomraning families. Reserve today.
 
CALL FOR PARTY HOSTS & SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS
Save the date for our most important fundraiser - our Annual Pasta Dinner & Fundraising Night, happening on Sunday, January 28th. At the event, families will have the opportunity to sign up for parties and bid on silent auction items. Please consider how your family can contribute by hosting a party or donating a silent auction item. All details need to be confirmed by Wednesday, December 20th in order to be featured at this event. Email lbptofund@gmail.com with any questions.
 
SHOPPING REMINDERS FOR AMAZON AND MCCAFFREY'S!
Black Friday, Cyber Monday and holiday shopping are upon us. Don't forget to start from konstella.com/amazon when doing your Amazon shopping this weekend! Also, when grocery shopping at McCaffrey's for that Thanksgiving meal, remember to hold onto those receipts!  Send the receipts to school in your child's backpack or drop them off in the PTO mailbox in the main office. In these ways, Konstella, Amazon and McCaffrey's will donate percentages back to our school. These easy habits add up to significant funds for our school!
 
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.
 

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.

TERRACYCLE COLLECTION - Thursday, November 30th
Please bring in your used chip bags, foil-lined bar wrappers, drink and food pouches and more! Check the PTO's Terracycle page for the full list of recyclables and send them in with your child so we can raise money for the Joe Fund.

CALLING ALL GARDEN AND/OR SUSTAINABILITY ENTHUSIASTS! 

There are many exciting changes coming to our schools in both of these areas, so now is a great time to get involved. It doesn't matter if you are brand new to Littlebrook or have limited time. If you have an interest, we can find ways for you to get involved! The Garden Committee is exploring some 'egg-citing' additions to the program, while the Green Team who recently achieved Bronze in the SJS Certification, now wants to go for Silver. Please join either the Garden Committee or Green Team Committees -- or both -- today! For more information please email Jenny Ludmer at jennyludmer@gmail.com

 

KIDSTUFF COUPON BOOKS FOR JOE FUND 
Thank you to the families who have purchased the KidStuff Coupon Books.  If you are interested in purchasing, please check if the KidStuff Coupon Book is still at home and return it to school ASAP.  If you are purchasing the book , please send your payment of $25 in cash or check payable to Littlebrook PTO. Thank you for supporting the Joe Fund, which provides extracurricular activities and camps (spring break and summer) for all Littlebrook students in need. If you have any questions about the Coupon Books, please contact Joe Fund reps Rosalind Muir rymuir89@gmail.com, or Genevieve Grossman gengrossman@gmail.com

 

 

DON'T FORGET! 

Go to konstella.com/amazon when shopping over Amazon this holiday season!
 
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.