CNS newsletter week of 9/26/16

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New Google Group: Social CNS!

If you are interested in more opportunities to meet up with your friends from CNS, consider joining the new Google Group, Social CNS. This is an “opt in” group created for those who would like to post or learn about gatherings of any kind…play dates, evening drinks out, coffee in town, museum outing, rainy day weekend movie, exercise, sledding, you name it! These can be last minute or planned in advance. The goal is to create a way for our community to connect socially, for those who are interested.
To join, please watch your inboxes (and check your spam folders) for an invitation coming this week.
Any questions, please email Autumn Cohen at

From the Affiliate Coordinator

For weekly promotions also see online affiliates page on CNS web site and CNS Facebook group

Anyone can shop – Please feel free to share this information with family and friends!


everyone should have received a Close Buy catalog in their child’s mailbox.

CNS will receive 30% of anything purchased – and the open window to order is between now and October 21st.
Close Buy is a different kind of company in that they only work with local small artists and companies.
You have the option of ordering with the form or online – just be sure if you order online to choose Community Nursery School (directions are on inside the first page of the catalog).
Orders can be sent to CNS – which will save you on shipping.  Last year we received all the items well in time for December holidays.
Please remember that this is only one option – among a few – to help support CNS!

Here is the online catalog link –

And here is our School code so that 30% of purchase goes to CNS!  14294


Supporting CNS is easy through our partnership with Whenever you shop using our affiliate link, Amazon will contribute 4 to 10% of sales to CNS at no additional cost to you. The more items purchased through these links, the greater the percentage the CNS receives on each sale. Last school year we brought in over $2500 to the school. Let’s see if we can double it in 2015­-2016!

Step 1 – Shop Amazon’s wide selection by accessing it through this shortcut: or visit: and click on the SchoolRewards image. (If you do not see the image, check if your browser has ad blockers enabled and disable it.)

Step 2 – Bookmark it!

Step 3 – Shop often

Step 4 – Share it with your family and friends

Nothing comes without fine print. Here are the important details for you to know:

● Order matters: You need to link, shop, and check out, in that order. If you don’t click on our link first, but go to Amazon in your usual way, put things in your cart, and then remember to click on the link and check out – your sale will not earn us funds. You have to click our link before you put anything in your cart.

● The clock matters: If you use the link, put something in your cart within 24 hours, but don’t want to buy it right away, that is fine – the purchase will still earn us funds if you finalize it within 90 days: just remember to link before you checkout.

● One purchase session per link session: Arriving at Amazon through our link is good for 24 hours or until you actually place your order – after that, you need to link again. So if you link, complete a purchase, and then need to make another purchase, you have to link again in order for the purchase to earn us funds.

● You won’t see anything that identifies you as a CNS shopper. Don’t worry – as long as you used the CNS link and follow the order and clock guidelines, your purchase will count.

Thank you for your support! Please note that Amazon is not directly supporting CNS. They are simply giving us a referral fee for sending customers their way via our website.

If you want us to check on any items to make sure they are ending up on our earnings, we have that ability to see the full earnings report, however it does not link buyers to items, so your privacy is secure.




Community Classifieds

From Danielle Millett:
We have two car seats for sale. Both are in good condition. Neither one has been in an accident. If you are interested in either one, please contact Danielle via email: or cell: 857-919-5004.

Britax Parkway SGL Belt-Positioning Booster Seat-Phantom
Graco Highback TurboBooster Car Seat- Beige and Orange

SIGN KIDS UP, From Andrea Jackson:

Find and Enroll in Kids Activities from your phone!
Lexington based SignKidsUp (formerly Xandeva) is growing and adding even more functionality to make your life easier!
We have over 50 vendors in the Lexington area (Einsteins Workshop, Deborah Abel, Academy of Creative Arts, Spanish Academy of Lexington, Keys for Kids, Cooking Green and dozens more!)
Build your FREE profile (5minutes) on SignKidsUp and enroll everywhere with only 1-click.
    – Remember only ONE Login & ONE Password for kids activities
    – Complete only one set of forms a year and register everywhere in our vendor community
    – Upload your Health forms only ONE time a year
Follow us on our blog and check out some awesome content such as:
“Date Nights not to Miss”
“Gymnastics Week – navigating options from Tots to Junior Olympics”
“Soccer Week”
and Many more articles built for Lexington area moms.
Berlfit, From David Manuel:
Fall into shape!
Looking for an early morning, free, bootcamp-style workout?  Come join David Manuel (father of Andrew, far room), CNS alumni parents Tommy Reilly and Patrice Cleaves,  and other Lexington parents with the growing Berlfit workout group at 5:20am Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 6:10am on Saturday, at Lincoln Park, (on Lincoln St. near the Hayden Center).
All abilities welcome.  We work out outdoors year-round doing mostly cardio, muscle strengthening, and abs.
No reservations necessary.  Just show up.  We’re on Facebook at Berlfit.   Email David Manuel if you have any questions.

Are you searching for something to buy or borrow? Do you have something to give or sell? Is there something going on in the Lexington or surrounding community you’d like to share with the CNS community? Here is the place to share it.


Have ideas or submissions for the CNS Newsletter? Email Julie LippertCNS clerk. Please send submissions as you would like them to appear in the Newsletter by Friday afternoon.

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