CNS Newsletter – Week of Jan 20, 2020

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  1. CNS Calendar Highlights
  2. Board Update
  3. YBF prize table
  4. Community Events
  5. Community Classifieds

CNS Calendar Highlights


Thursday January 23rd@7pm – Documentation Night for Blue Door and M/W/F Yellow Door classes


* Monday January 27th@7pm – Documentation Night for Red Door and T/Th Yellow Door classes (please note this is a change to the calendar)

Saturday, February 8th at 7:30 Parents Night out at Il Casale in Lexington Center.

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Board Update

The Minutes of our December CNS Board meeting have been approved and posted!

YBF Prize Table Help Requested!

A note to older siblings and their parents from the YBF team-

As we enter the cold weather season, my CNS alumni girls, Clara & Beatrice, spend lots of time crafting. Often, they create more trinkets (think bracelets, pompom critters, shell people, etc) than we can possibly use. If this sounds familiar, please consider having your child join my girls in donating these items to the Yellow Balloon Fair prize table. My girls are excited to be able to do their part to bring the magic for the younger children. If you have any questions, you can reach email me at rebamg18@gmail.com

Thank you,
Rebecca Hagopian (Henry’s mom, yellow door)
YBF games and prizes committee 

Community Events

Please see the following notice regarding a series of dinners being held for both fundraising and cultural exchange with our local refugee community. As some of you may remember, this is the same group that last year CNS supported by collecting baby items for a local couple expecting their first child. I’ve been to one of the dinners before– the food was very good! I hope that you and your family will consider attending one of their upcoming dinners.
— Lisa Foo (CNS Community Giving Coordinator)


Lexington Refugee Assistance ProgramHand-in-Hand Dinners update! 
The first year of Hand-in-Hand Café has been a huge success, in large part due to our LexRAP family of support. 2020 starts with a dinner on January 11th, and is almost sold out. We will have dinners in February, March, April and June.  Hand-in-Hand is grateful to First Parish Church for the opportunity to build community between our refugee families and the greater Lexington area through these almost monthly meals. So far, six women from LexRAP have cooked delicious dinners drawing on their culinary traditions from Iraq and Syria. They have gained confidence with their English and have enjoyed meeting and chatting with guests. Connections are being made – even their children are becoming friends with each other!  We hope that you will continue to support this fabulous initiative and join us at an upcoming dinner. Information about tickets below: Hand-in-Hand Café
First Parish Lexington, 6pm
7 Harrington Road
Parking in the rear of the church
$30 + handling fee

All meals are Halal and alcohol free
First Parish is a nut-free church 
A few tickets are left for the January 11, 2020 dinner: at  www.bit.ly/HANDinHAND 
 
Easy Links for tickets at www.lexrap.org for the following dates:
February 1st
March 7th
April 4th
June 13th
 
We hope to see you soon!
 
If you have any questions, contact Naomi at nomirose2880@gmail.com
If you want to volunteer at a dinner, contact Jilana at jilanaabrams@gmail.com                          

Bedford Family Connection Winter Party

Temperatures have been dropping!  Get kids out of the house and stay warm at the BFC Winter Party!  Please join us on Saturday, February 1 10 am – 12 noon at Bedford Old Town Hall.  The kids will meet Elsa and Olaf, play games, enjoy a dance party, face painting, and more!  Open to the public, and babies under 1 are free.”

Family Folk Chorale

Hi CNS friends! Gael who recently joined the Red Door room (along with his sister and CNS alum Vega) is making his musical debut on March 29th at Cary Hall in Lexington. We sing as a family with Family Folk Chorale and this is our 20th anniversary concert with acclaimed singer-songer Martin Sexton. It’s a family friendly concert and always a lot of fun. You can get reserved seats online at the link below, or special discounted tickets ($20) from us at rebpearl@gmail.com. Happy to answer any questions 🙂
Reb

ONE VOICE TOGETHER:

MARTIN SEXTON WITH THE 70 VOICE FAMILY FOLK CHORALE

Sunday, March 29th at 3-5pm

Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington

Get Tickets Here

Acclaimed American singer-songwriter and producer Martin Sexton joins the 70 voice Family Folk Chorale for their 20th anniversary concert. 

Martin Sexton has released 9 studio albums blending soul, gospel, country, rock, blues, and R&B. He is known for his powerful voice, wide vocal range, and dynamic live performances. Music lovers across the generations will experience a unique and uplifting afternoon of songs spanning Martin’s prolific career as a songwriter, as well as the thrill of Martin’s incredible live performance backed by a 70 voice intergenerational chorus. Syracuse native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early 90’s. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs and Parenthood and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more.

The Family Folk Chorale is the Boston area’s premier intergenerational chorus, led by Artistic Director Chris Eastburn, an award-winning composer and orchestrator. The chorus is backed by some of Boston’s most versatile musicians, including Gary Backstrom, Ken Clarkson, Jed Rosen, Justin Pearl-Martinez, Jonah Backstrom, and Quinn Eastburn.  

To be alerted of upcoming Family Folk Chorale concerts, join our email list or like us on Facebook!

https://www.caryhalllexington.com/events/2019/12/30/one-voice-together-martin-sexton-with-the-70-voice-family-folk-chorale

Do you know about a fun event happening in one of the towns around CNS that other families might want to hear about? Email cnsclerk@cnslex.org to tell us about it!

Community Classifieds

Do you need a babysitter? Have extra baby stuff to give away? Need restaurant recommendations for date night? Ask the CNS community by posting a classified! Email cnsclerk@cnslex.org to place one!


Thanks for reading! If you have anything to add to the newsletter, email me at cnsclerk@cnslex.org
Kat Sniffen, mother of Ben (Yellow Door T/Th), Josh (1st grade) and Emi (4th grade)

CNS Neweletter Week of January 13, 2020

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My apologies for the delay in this newsletter – this week got away from me!

  1. CNS Calendar Highlights
  2. Board Update
  3. YBF prize table
  4. Community Events
  5. Community Classifieds

CNS Calendar Highlights

Monday January 20th – CNS closed (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Thursday January 23rd@7pm – Documentation Night for Blue Door and M/W/F Yellow Door classes
* Monday January 27th@7pm – Documentation Night for Red Door and T/Th Yellow Door classes (please note this is a change to the calendar)

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Board Update

The Minutes of our December CNS Board meeting have been approved and posted!

Kayla, mom to Felicity in the Red Door & President of the CNS Board of Directors

YBF Prize Table Help Requested!

A note to older siblings and their parents from the YBF team-

As we enter the cold weather season, my CNS alumni girls, Clara & Beatrice, spend lots of time crafting. Often, they create more trinkets (think bracelets, pompom critters, shell people, etc) than we can possibly use. If this sounds familiar, please consider having your child join my girls in donating these items to the Yellow Balloon Fair prize table. My girls are excited to be able to do their part to bring the magic for the younger children. If you have any questions, you can reach email me at rebamg18@gmail.com

Thank you,
Rebecca Hagopian (Henry’s mom, yellow door)
YBF games and prizes committee 

Community Events

Please see the following notice regarding a series of dinners being held for both fundraising and cultural exchange with our local refugee community. As some of you may remember, this is the same group that last year CNS supported by collecting baby items for a local couple expecting their first child. I’ve been to one of the dinners before– the food was very good! I hope that you and your family will consider attending one of their upcoming dinners.
— Lisa Foo (CNS Community Giving Coordinator)


Lexington Refugee Assistance ProgramHand-in-Hand Dinners update! 
The first year of Hand-in-Hand Café has been a huge success, in large part due to our LexRAP family of support. 2020 starts with a dinner on January 11th, and is almost sold out. We will have dinners in February, March, April and June.  Hand-in-Hand is grateful to First Parish Church for the opportunity to build community between our refugee families and the greater Lexington area through these almost monthly meals. So far, six women from LexRAP have cooked delicious dinners drawing on their culinary traditions from Iraq and Syria. They have gained confidence with their English and have enjoyed meeting and chatting with guests. Connections are being made – even their children are becoming friends with each other!  We hope that you will continue to support this fabulous initiative and join us at an upcoming dinner. Information about tickets below: Hand-in-Hand Café
First Parish Lexington, 6pm
7 Harrington Road
Parking in the rear of the church
$30 + handling fee

All meals are Halal and alcohol free
First Parish is a nut-free church 
A few tickets are left for the January 11, 2020 dinner: at  www.bit.ly/HANDinHAND 
 
Easy Links for tickets at www.lexrap.org for the following dates:
February 1st
March 7th
April 4th
June 13th
 
We hope to see you soon!
 
If you have any questions, contact Naomi at nomirose2880@gmail.com
If you want to volunteer at a dinner, contact Jilana at jilanaabrams@gmail.com                          

Do you know about a fun event happening in one of the towns around CNS that other families might want to hear about? Email cnsclerk@cnslex.org to tell us about it!

Community Classifieds

Do you need a babysitter? Have extra baby stuff to give away? Need restaurant recommendations for date night? Ask the CNS community by posting a classified! Email cnsclerk@cnslex.org to place one!


Thanks for reading! If you have anything to add to the newsletter, email me at cnsclerk@cnslex.org
Kat Sniffen, mother of Ben (Yellow Door T/Th), Josh (1st grade) and Emi (4th grade)

CNS Newsletter – Week of Jan 6, 2020

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Welcome to 2020 at CNS!

  1. CNS Calendar Highlights
  2. Board Update
  3. YBF prize table
  4. Community Events
  5. Community Classifieds

CNS Calendar Highlights

Tuesday January 14th – Board Meeting (Budget discussion); all are welcome to attend!
Monday January 20th – CNS closed (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Thursday January 23rd@7pm – Documentation Night for Blue Doorand M/W/F Yellow Door classes
* Monday January 27th@7pm – Documentation Night for Red Doorand T/Th Yellow Door classes(please note this is a change to the calendar)

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Board Update

The Minutes of our November CNS Board meeting have been approved and posted!

Materials Fee

Dear Families,
Happy 2020! I don’t know about all of you, but I’ve been easing myself into this new year nice and slowly. We spent our holidays abroad in London visiting family, and then recovered this past week by indulging lots of pajamas-until-noon type of days. It felt really nice to take a step back from the daily hustle and recalibrate. I hope you were able to do the same with your loved ones!
While it’s the start of a brand new calendar year, we’re also approaching the end of the CNS fiscal year. Your final tuition payment for the 2019-20 school year is upcoming on Feb 1st, and I want to let you know about an additional $50 fee you will see on your invoice next week. 
At the April 2019 board meeting, the CNS Board of Directors voted to incorporate an annual “materials and supply fee” per student (except in cases of hardship) in order to ensure that our teachers are able to select and purchase high-quality supplies to maintain a thriving Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum. 
Because this is the first year we’ve instituted this fee (and we wanted to be sure to let the community know about it in advance), we were unable to invoice it until this February tuition payment–the last tuition payment of the current school year. Please note that moving forward, the annual supply fee will likely be included with the July tuition invoice, enabling teachers to have access to the funds in their entirety at the start of each school year.
As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to either myself or Sisy with any questions or concerns.
Warmly,

Kayla, mom to Felicity in the Red Door & President of the CNS Board of Directors

YBF Prize Table Help Requested!

A note to older siblings and their parents from the YBF team-

As we enter the cold weather season, my CNS alumni girls, Clara & Beatrice, spend lots of time crafting. Often, they create more trinkets (think bracelets, pompom critters, shell people, etc) than we can possibly use. If this sounds familiar, please consider having your child join my girls in donating these items to the Yellow Balloon Fair prize table. My girls are excited to be able to do their part to bring the magic for the younger children. If you have any questions, you can reach email me at rebamg18@gmail.com

Thank you,
Rebecca Hagopian (Henry’s mom, yellow door)
YBF games and prizes committee 

Community Events

LexFun Consignment Sale Committee Meeting

When: 11 Jan 2020 9:30 AM, EST
Where: Cary Library Lexington: Learning Center

The 2020 LexFUN! Consignment Sale Committee is looking to welcome some new committee members. If you have been looking for an opportunity to become more involved with LexFUN! or looking for a way to meet other moms in town, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you! And we guarantee you’ll have a lot of fun in the process!  You do not need to live in Lexington.
Voted one of the Top 5 Consignment Sales in the State by Boston Parents Paper, the LexFUN! consignment sale is one of the largest children’s and maternity consignment sales in the area! Hundreds of buyers and sellers are brought together under one roof for a fantastic one-day event offering thousands of gently used, high quality baby and children’s clothes (newborn to size 12), gear and toys at very reasonable prices! Recently, maternity clothes are also available at the Sale!  This year’s consignment sale is set for Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10am – 4pm.

See you on the 11th for the kick off committee meeting!

Do you know about a fun event happening in one of the towns around CNS that other families might want to hear about? Email cnsclerk@cnslex.org to tell us about it!

Community Classifieds

Do you need a babysitter? Have extra baby stuff to give away? Need restaurant recommendations for date night? Ask the CNS community by posting a classified! Email cnsclerk@cnslex.org to place one!


Thanks for reading! If you have anything to add to the newsletter, email me at cnsclerk@cnslex.org
Kat Sniffen, mother of Ben (Yellow Door T/Th), Josh (1st grade) and Emi (4th grade)

CNS Newsletter – Week of Dec 16, 2019

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  1. CNS Calendar Highlights
  2. Board Update
  3. YBF prize table
  4. Community Events
  5. Community Classifieds

CNS Calendar Highlights

  • Dec 20: last day of school in 2019
  • Dex 21-Jan 1: Winter Vacation
  • Jan 2: School Resumes

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Board Update

The Minutes of our November CNS Board meeting have been approved and posted!

YBF Prize Table Help Requested!

A note to older siblings and their parents from the YBF team-

As we enter the cold weather season, my CNS alumni girls, Clara & Beatrice, spend lots of time crafting. Often, they create more trinkets (think bracelets, pompom critters, shell people, etc) than we can possibly use. If this sounds familiar, please consider having your child join my girls in donating these items to the Yellow Balloon Fair prize table. My girls are excited to be able to do their part to bring the magic for the younger children. If you have any questions, you can reach email me at rebamg18@gmail.com

Thank you,
Rebecca Hagopian (Henry’s mom, yellow door)
YBF games and prizes committee 

Community Events

Do you know about a fun event happening in one of the towns around CNS that other families might want to hear about? Email cnsclerk@cnslex.org to tell us about it!

Community Classifieds

Do you need a babysitter? Have extra baby stuff to give away? Need restaurant recommendations for date night? Ask the CNS community by posting a classified! Email cnsclerk@cnslex.org to place one!


Thanks for reading! If you have anything to add to the newsletter, email me at cnsclerk@cnslex.org
Kat Sniffen, mother of Ben (Yellow Door T/Th), Josh (1st grade) and Emi (4th grade)

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