Littlebrook PTO Newsletter
Tue, Mar 27 3:09pm
Littlebrook Elementary School
 
LOTS OF UPCOMING PARTIES FOR ADULTS 
Basketball tournament, Princeton University tour, Comedy Open Mic, Karaoke, Indian Soiree, all to come! Review their party descriptions here.
 

SAVE THE DATE! LITTLEBROOK'S INTERNATIONAL NIGHT - Friday, April 27th,  6pm
A fun, free event for all the family - no tickets needed! Come and celebrate Littlebrook's rich diversity with crafts, games and activities, international food samplings and special live performances. Interested in representing a country at this event? It can be your country of origin, one where you have lived or simply know well. We would love to hear from you! Host a table, offer an activity or bring a special food. To sign up or find out what's involved, please contact Angela Weaver at A_L_Weaver@hotmail.com or via Konstella. We would also love to hear from you if you would like to volunteer to help run the event. See flyer below!

 

THANK YOU TO OUR MARCH PARTY HOSTS
This month was a wintry mix of fundraising parties and snow. Despite much rescheduling, our March parties raised over $3K for our school. Thank you to our first grade teachers who kicked us off with wacky birthday fun for Dr. Seuss. 
 
A big thank you to all of our family hosts: Cole, Dunn, Elwood, Frazier/Adams, Pesnell, Prenner and Shaevitz. During their parties, our kids had the chance to take a warm swim in winter, win a golden Ravioli trophy during a St. Patrick's Day game night, get moving with math on Pi Day, bounce their way through an early dismissal and learn from a chef how to make pizza. 
 
This month, we also have to thank our community supporters: Princeton Integral Yoga Community Center, LiLLiPiES Bakery and Soccer Shots who each generously donated a party and their time to our school. Spring parties are up next!

 

TERRACYCLE COLLECTION - This Thursday, March 29th 
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 the upcoming collection dates:3/28 (NOTE CHANGE), 4/26, 5/31, and 6/14.
 
WE NEED YOU, SCIENCE ENTHUSIASTS!
So far, we have 20 great science enthusiasts lined up for the 9th annual LB Science Expo on Friday May 18, but we need more! That means we need about DOZEN MORE scientists, biologists, mathematicians, engineers, physicians, astronomers, chemists, geneticists, as well as those who have a scientific hobby or passion to contribute! Share an activity and your knowledge and enthusiasm about math or science with our students! To find out more and register as a facilitator, please visit the PTO's Science Expo webpage TODAY!

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. 

  

AROUND TOWN

 

DISPLACED GRIGGS FAMILY NEEDS YOUR HELP!
There is still a need to help displaced Griggs residents into semi-permanent housing.  Please help raise $2,500 this week by going to https://www.gofundme.com/ princetonvethelp.
 
THE PROBLEM WITH PUNISHMENT SEMINAR - Thursday, April 12th, 7pm 
Many schools across the nation are experiencing persistently high rates of suspension and expulsion for students of color and students with special needs. Please join renowned national expert, Dr. Anne Gregory, as she offers a synthesis of the latest knowledge about reform efforts in school discipline and highlights programming to prevent conflict and intervene constructively once conflict has occurred. This event is free and open to the public and will be held at the John Witherspoon Middle School AuditoriumFor more information, see the flyer.
 
LACROSSE CLINIC - Sunday, April 15th, 1-3 pm
This clinic is a fun opportunity for girls to hone their lacrosse skills with the Princeton High School lacrosse coaches and players. Girls must be current players with a valid US Lacrosse number. Email girlslaxclinicPHS@gmail.com for more information. 
 
FREE YMCA EVENTS
Annual Healthy Kids Day: YMCA  fields, Sunday, April 29th. This event is open and free to the public and features lots of FREE fun activities for kids! It’s also a place of respite for the parents from the crowded streets of Communiversity. For more information go to https://princetonymca.org/ event/healthy-kids-day
5K/10K / Family 1M walk/ run: ETS campus, June 3rd. In partnership with Girls on the Run. for more information go to https://princetonymca.org/ events/action~oneday/exact_ date~6-3-2018/

 

FIREFLY TENNIS CLINIC - Saturday, May 5th
Join Firefly Tennis for its yearly free tennis event for the Princeton community. All kids ages 4-12 are invited to play for up to two hours, find out more here: Firefly Tennis Free Event 2018. The event is organized as a mini-camp with lots of fun games and all equipment is provided.
 
HOMEFRONT ANNUAL 5K - Sunday, June 10th, 9:00 am
HomeFront is holding its annual  5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.  HomeFront is a Mercer County homelessness/hunger non profit with the mission of breaking the cycle of poverty.  Please consider participating in this event by getting/staying healthy while helping homeless children.  Plus, HomeFront's Rock and Roll for Hope theme, with the participation of  Mr. McKenna's band  this year will make this event one you won't want to miss!  To start a team, or for more information, please go to www.homefrontnj.org,
 
LEARN TO ROW (FOR ADULTS) - LITTLEBROOK TEAM FORMING!
Have you ever wanted to learn to row? The Princeton National Rowing Association is running and Adult Summer Rowing League geared toward brand new rowers as well as people who rowed a million years ago and wanted to get back in a boat.  Let's put a Littlebrook team together - parents, teachers, administrators - and have some summer fun! The team will meet once per week in the evening during the summer at Caspersen Rowing Center on Mercer Lake in West Windsor.  Please contact Littlebrook parent Hilary Gehman for more information at hgehman@rowpnra.org 
 

DON'T FORGET! 

Go to konstella.com/amazon when shopping on Amazon!
 
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.