Littlebrook PTO Newsletter
Tue, Dec 19 10:59am
Littlebrook Elementary School

CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION - Now Through Wednesday, December 20th
If you are looking for a way to thank your child's teacher or another Littlebrook staffer this holiday season, please consider giving a Certificate of Appreciation in their honor. Littlebrook Certificates offer the chance to give to three different funds: the Joe Fund Scholarship, the School Library Fund and the Garden Fund. Gifts of any amount are welcome and are due by December 20th.  Details on donating a certificate were sent home with your child last week and can be accessed below and here.

 

REFERENDUM INFO SESSION - SAVE THE DATE

January 10 at 7pm, January 11 at 9:30am or January 17 at 8:30am

Learn more about the upcoming PPS referendum to expand and enhance our schools. Superintendent Cochrane will be holding referendum info sessions on January 10 at 7:00 PM and January 11 at 9:30 AM. Both sessions will be held in the JW Auditorium and are open to the public. The January 17 session will be during the Littlebrook general PTO meeting at the school.


LAST 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. Not sure what type of party you'd like to host? Check out our list of party ideas. Email lbptofund@gmail.com with any questions.
 
HOLIDAY SHOPPING THAT GIVES BACK
Holiday shopping is upon us. Need a last minute gift? Visit Heidi Moon, Littlebrook parent, at her pop-up store, MIYA, at 41 Palmer Square West and receive 10% off her Japanese tableware and gifts. She will also donate 10% of your sale to our school. Mention Littlebrook. 
 
SUPPORT LB PTO WHILE YOU SHOP AMAZON
Don't forget to start from konstella.com/amazon when doing your Amazon shopping this season! And when grocery shopping at McCaffrey's for your holiday meals, 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. These easy habits add up to significant funds for our school!

PARKING SAFETY
Please note it is prohibited to park on Magnolia Lane against traffic. This is dangerous and the Police have informed us that they will begin ticketing cars who are parked illegally. Please park in marked spaces around LB and facing the correct direction on Magnolia.

TERRACYCLE COLLECTION - This Thursday, December 21st
We could your use your help! Print out our handy handout, hang it in your house, and then start collecting used chip bags, bar wrappers, drink and food pouches and more! Not only will you feel good about helping LB achieve it's sustainability goals, but you'll also help us raise $ for the Joe Fund. Be sure to mark your calendar for every upcoming collection date: 12/21, 1/25, 2/22, 3/29, 4/26, 5/31, and 6/14.


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. 

 

PRINCETON EDUCATION FOUNDATION (PEF) ANNUAL APPEAL
Did you know that PEF provides funding to our schools beyond normal operating budget and solely for student-centered programs and improvements? With your support, PEF as given students access to innovative programs, new technology, and facilities upgrades that are not funded within the school district's limited budget.  Specifically for the elementary schools, PEF has supported enhancements to the science curriculum and STEM instructions, improvements to school libraries, funded professional development and upgraded and added additional technology.  Please give today. Invest in tomorrow.  For more information visit www.pefnj.org

  

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.