CNS Newsletter week 5/22/17

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Diaper Drive!

We are collecting diapers of all sizes (including individual diapers, open bags, and swim diapers) for donation to help local low income families from now until Friday June 9th. Disposable diaper donations will be sent to the Diaper Depot in Waltham. Please contact me directly at if you have any pre-owned cloth diapers that you would like to donate and I will confirm a pick-up plan with our local rep from Share The Love national cloth diaper bank.

Diaper Need Facts:

● One out of three families struggle to buy diapers.

 Diapers can cost up to $100 per month per child and cannot be purchased through government assistance programs such as WIC and food stamps.

● Families with an inadequate supply of clean diapers may attempt to wash and reuse disposable diapers, keep their children in soiled diapers for extended periods, and be denied participation in day care (preventing parents from working).

Thanks for your support!!


Terracycle Reminders/Updates!

Thanks for continuing to bring in items for us to send to Terracycle! Some important reminders/updates:

1.    In order to reduce mess and prevent attracting bugs, please make sure that all items brought in are reasonably clean on the outside (the insides do not need to be rinsed). Please shake crumbs out of any bags/wrappers. Pouches and personal care items should have the food/air/product squeezed out as possible and have caps on.

2.    At least for the time being, due to the limited storage space at CNS, please continue to use your home curb-side recycling pick up for any items that are accepted by your town (for example, Lexington will accept any plastic #1-#7 including bottle pumps/triggers).

3.    I will send in cereal bags/liners and foil-lined bar wrappers at the end of this month, so please remember to especially bring these items in over the next week!

Please do NOT bring in snack bags at this time as we are still on the waitlist for this program and have limited storage capacity at CNS (if you’d like, please collect these at home and I’ll send out an update if/when we are able to start collecting snack bags).

Here is a reminder of the items that we ARE currently able to accept:

1.     Single-serving food pouches (ex apple sauce, baby/toddler food)

2.     Foil-lined wrappers for granola, energy, meal replacement, and protein bars

3.     Toiletries (toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, lipstick/balm tubes, and containers for floss/deodorant/hair/skin/cosmetic products)

4.     Plastic liners from inside cereal boxes and plastic cereal bags

5.     Brita filters/packaging


Thursday Extended Day has quite a few openings!  Great way for your soon to be Kindergartner to experience a longer day!  Please contact Robbie if you are interested.


Rise and Shine Morning Camp (for kids ages 3-6)
June 19-23, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We’ll start each day with a little playful yoga, then get busy making a delicious brunch together.  Your kids will come home entertained, fed, and with recipes to recreate at home.


Social Committee Update

Hike at Great Brook State Farm in Carlisle – Sunday, June 4 at 10AM

Join your classmates for a kid-friendly trail walk. After the hike stick around to enjoy all that Great Brook has to offer.  Enjoy a picnic on the lawn while watching frogs, tadpoles and swans swim in the pond, explore the “smart” barn, feed the animals at the petting zoo or grab an ice cream cone.
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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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