Littlebrook PTO Newsletter
Tue, Apr 10 11:04am
Littlebrook Elementary School
 
 
SPRING FOR THESE UPCOMING ACTIVITIES:
A7. April Madness:  Parent Basketball Tournament
Donated by the families of Henry Kiesewetter, Sierra Tangen and Josephine Vitaro
> Date:           Friday, April 20th, 5pm
> Location:     Grover Park - Outdoor Basketball Court
> Open to:      Adults  (Max:  18 adults)
> Donation:     $20 per adult
Start preparing for the competition of the year:  April Madness, our first bracket-style basketball tournament for Littlebrook parents!   Open to adults ready for competitive basketball, the format will be 3 vs. 3 half-court at Grover Park and organizers will draw the teams. All players will get to play at least three games. Prizes and bragging rights for the winning team. Customized t-shirts, drinks and snacks provided. Rain date is Friday, May 4th, same time. Game on!  Register here
 
A8. Discover Princeton - Tour of the Princeton University Campus
Donated by the families of Natalie & Niklas Austermann and Kate & Emily Becker
> Date:           Sunday, April 22nd, 1-2:30pm
> Location:     Meeting at FitzRandolph Gate (campus at the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon Streets)
> Open to:      Adults  (Max:  25 adults)
> Donation:     $30 per adult
Join the authors of "Discovering Princeton: A Photographic Guide with Five Walking Tours" on an exploration of Princeton University's historic campus. Photographer Wiebke Martens and historian Jennifer Jang will lead you on a tour through time from the school's founding through World War II. On the way they will share fascinating details and stories, only some of which can be found in their book! A copy of the book will be raffled off at the end of the tour.  Register here
 
PTO MEETING - Wednesday, April 18th 8:30am
Join us in the LB Cafeteria and meet Jason Burr, John Witherspoon Middle School principal, who will discuss the transition to middle school and everything that is offered at JW. 
 
GARDEN STATE ON YOUR PLATE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Tuesday, April 17th

Garden State on Your Plate” brings local farmers to lead school-wide produce tastings. We need lunchtime volunteers to help the chefs prepare tasting samples of baby bok choy and set up tasting exercises.  Sign up 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.  New! International Night will feature a kid's fashion show. Please come wearing the national dress of your own or another country, or a character or historical figure from your country! 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! 

 

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

 

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.
 
HOMEFRONT ArtJam POP UP- April 12th-29th
ArtJam is an annual art exhibit and sale to benefit Homefront's Artspace. At 19 Hulfish Street in Princeton you can find beautiful works of art for sale. Young patrons night is April 18th. More details can be found here.
 
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.