Newsletter Week 4/10/17

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YBF raffle & auction items

Spring is in the air and the Yellow Balloon Fair is just around the corner! The 45th annual Yellow Balloon Fair, a day of games, activities, food, and fun, will be held at CNS on Saturday, May 13 from 10am to 2pm. It’s an exciting day for current CNS families, alumni, and non-CNS families from Lexington and beyond. The YBF committee is looking to the CNS community for contributions of items or experiences to be auctioned or raffled at the fair. Do you cook? Donate a home-cooked gourmet meal! Love to knit? Give a baby blanket! Have extra sports tickets or a vacation home… these items get top dollar!

Would your workplace be interested in sponsoring the fair or donating an experience or item? Does your family have a relationship to a business or organization that might want to sponsor the fair or donate something to auction or raffle? It all helps!!

All proceeds from the YBF benefit CNS. Thank you in advance for your enthusiasm and generosity, and see you at the Fair! YBF Raffle and Auction Committee Co-Chair: Julie Fuhrer (


TerraCycle and Target want to reward you for recycling your old car seat at a participating Target store!

How it works

From April 17th through April 30th, you have the opportunity to recycle your old car seat at participating Target locations! To participate, simply bring your old car seat to the designated Target Take Back recycling area at a participating Target store.

All car seat brands are accepted for recycling. In return for recycling your car seat, you will earn a 20% discount on a new car seat.


Mark your calendars!  The annual LexFUN Consignment Sale will be on Saturday, May 20th at the Lexington High School field house.  If you are looking for gently-used children’s clothing and outerwear, toys, games, books, baby/kid gear and equipment including bicycles — it’s worth carving out the time to check out this sale.  The selection is massive, high-quality and very well-organized.
*** Insider tip: Beat the crowds and shop the private pre-sale the evening before.  Everyone who snags a volunteer shift gets an invite.  Sign up at
If you have a basement or attic full of baby or kid stuff you’re no longer using, consider selling them at the Consignment Sale — or donating them to the sale.
If you sell, you receive half of the proceeds and the other half goes to the LexFUND preschool scholarship fund.
If you donate, 100% of the proceeds will go to the scholarship fund.
For more info, contact Tara at



My name is Caroline Blackett ~ I’m Robbie’s daughter.  I’m looking for babysitting jobs for the summer.  I drive and have a car.  I’ll be home from college mid May and I go back early August.  I love babies and kids and have lots of babysitting experience!  (I’m also a CNS alum!)
My cell phone is 781-879-0424 ~ Thanks so much!


Twin Bed with Small Bookcase Headboard ($75 or BO); Good condition, pet-free, smoke free home.

Kids want bunk bed, so getting rid of this one.

Contact: Sejal Patel (

Pics available (wouldn’t let me upload them, sorry!)

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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