CNS Newsletter Week of 2/27/17

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Thank you for all the donations thus far!   I’ll be collecting items until March 8.
Thanks so much! Robbie
Items still needed
Maternity unit:
Mini deodarants
baby shampoo
Receiving blankets
Onesies or little outfits
Sun hats
School: Still can use more but got a large $$ donation for the 25 Charlotte Web books in French.
Colored pencils
Coloring books
Lined and colored paper
pencil sharpeners for kids
Anything you guys think they could use!

Rise and Shine Yoga and Cooking Camp!

Calling all adventurous 3-6 year olds!
June 19-23th, 9:00-12pm, Community Nursery School, Lexington, Ma.
During this morning camp we will wake with a lively and playful yoga practice and create a unique brunch recipe each day. In the kitchen there will be lots of opportunity for hands-on cooking : we will knead and roll out individual doughs for quiche with farm eggs, create our own homemade granola with yogurt and fresh fruit, compete in a team-smoothie making, bake fresh carrot muffins, chop up veggies for a yummy hash and learn how to whip up your own omelet.  $325.00
We are encouraging weekly participation, but Daily Drop-in’s are allowed. Contact Lori at


The Yellow Balloon Fair is coming in May — Help make fun prizes now!  Join us for one or both craft nights. No skills necessary. Come be creative or follow our patterns.  Pet rocks, felt wristbands, clothespin birds.
Thursday, March 9, 8pm, Ali Lynch’s House
Wednesday, March 22, 8pm, Sarah Morrison’s House
If you have any craft supplies you’d like to bring or donate, please let us know. We will have additional gatherings in April.
RSVP to Ali ( or Sarah ( and we’ll send you directions.


From Rebecca Hagopian w/ Mark Bailey – 

On Tuesday, March 7th, the Bedford Family Connection is hosting the workshop Dr. Nora Shine’s “The Talk. Talking to Adults, Listening to Kids. Realistic Strategies for Promoting the Sexual Safety of Young Children.”

Mark Bailey, father of Nora in the Far Room attended this parent ed event last year. I asked him to share his thoughts about his experience for the CNS community:

“I encourage you to drop whatever you thought you were doing on March 7th and attend The Talk. Nora Shine’s approach to preventing child sexual abuse is practical, effective, and liberating. Our girls know the privates rule, they know we don’t do secrets in our family (surprises are ok), and we’re able to talk to them now and then about staying safe without it being a huge deal. The strategy is research-driven and actionable. It anticipates entire communities liberated from paralyzing fear. We’re going again without hesitation and hope to see you there.” 


When: Tue Mar 7th, 2017, 7:30–9:30 pm
Where: First Parish
75 Great Road, Bedford MA
Group: Bedford Family Connection
Contact: Christie Martin
Description: Dr. Nora Shine, a Child Psychologist and parent of two young children, has created a two hour workshop in which she shares realistic strategies that parents (and teachers/counselors) can use to promote the safety of their young children, especially in regards to child sexual exploitation. Dr Shine draws upon her knowledge as a Child Psychologist, her experience as a parent, and her training as a facilitator in sexual abuse prevention from two nationally renowned organizations (D2L and StopItNow), to teach parents what really works in keeping kids safe from harm. In this workshop, Dr Shine will share research-based information about effective (and realistic) strategies that can be used to protect the children in your communities. After participating in the TALK workshop, parents and professionals will feel relieved to know that they can be a real part of creating safer communities for all children.

To learn more, visit:

It is important that everyone hear The TALK from the beginning. Please arrive before 7:30. The TALK will start promptly at 7:30pm.





Community Nursery School Open House Sunday, March 5th, 11am-1pm

CNS has openings in its 4-year-old classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year. Interested families are invited to come to an open house at CNS on Sunday, March 5th, 11am-1pm, and learn how CNS engages children to be creative, inquisitive, independent, and ready for elementary school, and fosters a community that enriches the whole family. Parents and children will be able to meet Director Liz O’Neil, tour classrooms and the studio, and explore the two-acre playground and property. More information is available at or 781-862-0741.

AMAZON SHOPPING 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.

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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