CNS Newsletter Week of 9/11/17

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Updates from Liz

Welcome to all!  You will receive this newsletter every week on Monday.  It includes important school information and updates. It also highlights upcoming school events. Committees are invited to include their information as needed – and individuals can post in the “classified” section. We hope that this newsletter serves a valuable purpose at CNS – to keep us all in touch with the various events while cutting down on multiple email announcements during the week. Submissions are due by Friday at 8pm to: hudyju@gmail.com

Lost & Found  We keep all found objects in the shelving located right inside the CNS entryway. Please check there for any lost items.

Splatter Lab, Let’s Do Lunch, and Come Play Yoga are all programs registering now for the fall. Please pick up a registration form at CNS – or email Liz (lizoneil@cnslex.org) or Stacy (skchan71@yahoo.com) and she will send you what you need!


Upcoming Events

PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING

Tuesday, September 12th at 7pm

This is an important meeting where you will have the opportunity to learn more about classroom logistics and your role as a CNS Parent.


4th Annual HOMECOMING CONCERT with Ben Rudnick & Friends at CNS  https://i0.wp.com/static.mommypoppins.com/styles/full/s3/images/ben-rudnick-friends-ticket-giveaway-win-a-family-4-pack.jpg?resize=228%2C212&ssl=1

Saturday, September 16, 3pm-6pm

Rock in the new school year with Ben Rudnick & Friends! Bring your family and friends down to Community Nursery School to celebrate our vibrant school community with music, dancing and more! This is a super fun event. The concert is right next to the playground at CNS and the kids can run and play while you hang out and chat and listen to the music.  You can order a pizza in advance or bring your own food and have an early picnic dinner.

 

Doors Open at 2:45 pm
Concert will start at 3:00pm
$10 per person/$30 per family max

Large cheese or pepperoni pizza may be pre-ordered through Eventbrite – pick up at CNS when you check in for the concert. Additional food for purchase will be available. BYOB for parents. In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we will have water coolers for your refillable water bottles.

Ben Rudnick & Friends play the hippest family music around. With countless awards to their credit, including SEVEN Parent’s Choice awards, their adventurous, high-energy blend of happy, upbeat acoustic music is guaranteed to entertain the entire family. Blending musical styles from country to bluegrass, rock to second-line New Orleans, their original songs and fun takes on familiar tunes make you sing, make you dance and make you happy. Join the fun! Visit www.benrudnick.com for more information.

Concert is open to all members of the community. (The more who attend, the more CNS and our children will benefit, so please share widely!)

Please RSVP so we can plan according.

— Submitted by Christie Martin


FLATBREAD PIZZA* FUNDRAISER https://i0.wp.com/sqgne.org/gif/Flatbread-Logo.jpg?resize=219%2C151

213 Burlington Rd, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730
Tuesday, September 19 at 5pm-9pm

Like pizza?! Especially Flatbread pizza?!?

Come to our fundraiser for Community Nursery School! This is one of my family’s favorite “kid-friendly” restaurants.

Tuesday, September 19th from 5-9pm, Flatbreat will donate a % of ALL pizzas sold (eat in and take out!) to Community Nursery School. Let all your family and friends know!
*Flatbread Pizza is made entirely with local, organic produce and free range & nitrate-free meats.
— Submitted by Christie Martin

Please support TEAM CNS in the PMC Kids Challenge on Sun, September 17th https://i2.wp.com/www.kids.pmc.org/images/2013/backgrounds/kids_logo.gif?resize=242%2C69

Please support our team’s PMC Kids Ride! We are riding in a PMC Kids Ride, which benefits Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, because we want everyone who is battling cancer to have the best care possible.

We are riding our bikes to provide resources to the doctors and nurses at Dana-Farber and to make a difference in the fight against cancer. When you support our PMC Kids Ride, 100% of your donation will go directly to support Dana-Farber’s tireless commitment to finding a cure!

Thank you for donating here: http://profile.kids.pmc.org/lexington/Team/PS0161

— Submitted by Diana Segool

From the Affiliate Coordinator

For weekly promotions see online affiliates page on CNS web site http://cnslex.org/affiliates/ and CNS Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/cnslex/.

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

AMAZON SHOPPING

Supporting CNS is easy through our partnership with amazon.com. 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.

Step 1 – Shop Amazon’s wide selection by accessing it through this shortcut: http://goo.gl/tvYPCQ or visit: www.cnslex.org/amazon/ 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

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…

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Have ideas or submissions for the CNS Newsletter? Email Judy Hu, CNS clerk.
Please send submissions as you would like them to appear in the Newsletter by Friday evening, 8pm.
Thanks and have a great week!

CNS Newsletter Week 6/12/17

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This will be the last newsletter this year from me… Our middle roomer, Sylvie, is moving on to kindergarten next year, so we will miss our amazing CNS family and home. Hope everyone has a wonderful summer, and I hope to stay connected with as many of you as we can!

xoxo

Julie

 

CUB SCOUT SUPER SOAKER BLAST!

Pack 160 Lexington
Wednesday, June 14
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Tower Park (near Season’s Four)

Rain date Thursday, June 15
This is an opportunity for pre-K through fourth grade boys and their families in the Fiske, Bridge, Bowman, Waldorf and Montessori school districts to meet members of the Pack and learn more about scouting.
Bring your favorite water toy, extra water for refueling, and a towel.
The Cub Scouting program encourages group and family involvement in activities that help boys learn to respect their home, country and other people, as well as:
  • Develop personal independence
  • Learn new physical skills through sports, crafts and games
  • Learn how to get along with others through group activities
  • Expand mental skills learning about their community and the world around them
  • Learn to make values-based decisions that assist them throughout their adult life.
For more information, please contact Kevin Colburn  at Pack160.Cubmaster@gmail.com or 617-872-9761.
To learn more about Cub Scouts for 2017-18 go to: www.pack160.us
If anyone is interested in Cub Scouts with a Kindergarten boy, there is a new Lion Cub Pilot Program we are trying out in Lexington this Fall.  You are welcome to contact CNS Mom Anne Manuel (Mom to Andrew leaving the Far room) annem1001@yahoo.com for more info or go online to http://www.scoutwire.org/lion

LEX Coop

Keep your eye out for the next Lexington Co-op on Saturday June 24!
You will see some of CNS’s own crafty members as vendors.

Details will be listed on the Lexington Co-op website at http://www.avrambaskin.com/LLF/lexington-coop/

Anne Manuel

Housing needed:

Zlender family is looking for a dog friendly 2-3+ bedroom condo/ apartment/ house for rent. Somewhere with easy access to route 2 (commuting to Lincoln and Downtown Boston). If you might know of anything please let Tamara know at tamara.zlender@gmail.com.

 

 

AS ALWAYS:
AMAZON SHOPPING Supporting CNS is easy through our partnership with amazon.com. 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: http://goo.gl/tvYPCQ or visit: www.cnslex.org/amazon/ 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.

Newsletter week 5/29/17

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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 gold0182@umn.edu 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!!

 

Introducing – CNS Marker Recycling!

Exciting news! CNS will now start collecting old magic markers, dry erase markers, and highlighters of all brands from families and teachers/staff as part of the Crayola ColorCycle program! Items collected will be shipped to Crayola (at the company’s expense) and converted into clean-burning transportation fuel and electricity, as well as a wax compound for asphalt. Please look for the collection barrel currently on display on Robbie’s desk (I’ll let you know when it finds a new more permanent home location at CNS).

Also, here’s a cost-saving eco tip – dried up markers can often be revitalized or turned into water color paint at home (prior to recycling)! See these links for instructions:

http://www.preschoolinspirations.com/how-to-save-a-dried-out-marker

http://happyhooligans.ca/vibrant-homemade-liquid-watercolor-paint

Terracycle Reminders/Updates!

Thanks for continuing to bring in Terracycle donations! Some important reminders:

 

1.    Keep it clean. The outside of all items must be reasonably clean. Please shake crumbs out of any bags/wrappers. Pouches and personal care items should have extra food/air/product squeezed out and have caps on. Your help is greatly appreciated to avoid attracting bugs and mice, and to make my job sorting/packaging items faster and less messy.

2.   Items NOT to bring in. Due to limited storage space at CNS, please 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). Please do NOT bring in snack bags or juice pouches (ex Honest kids, Capri Sun) at this time as we are still on the waitlist for these programs (please consider collecting these at home and I’ll send out an update if/when we are able to start collecting them at CNS).

 

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

 

Thank you so much for your help and contributions!!!

HIKE

Social Committee Update

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

Join us this Sunday for the CNS family hike at Great Brook State Farm. We will meet at the picnic tables at 10am before hiking the one mile Litchfield Loop. The hike takes about 30 minutes and is accessible with a jogging stroller.
After the hike enjoy a snack on the lawn beside the pond, watch the tadpoles and toads, get an ice cream or visit the farm animals. 

 

      Please let Rebecca know by Saturday evening if you are planning to attend so we don’t head off without anybody (rebamg18@gmail.com).  For any last minute changes you can reach Rebecca at 617-784-6188.

This is the hike we did last year. It’s the perfect hike, visually and physically, for the preschool age group. The loop begins with some small hills through the woods. Jogging strollers would get through without a problem, but there is also a grassy flat trail that runs parallel. The trail then runs beside a field, passing the barn, silos and animals a short distance away.
 

Please remember your bug spray, sun block, blankets, snack and balls/frisbees for the lawn.

Directions
*From Rt. 128:* Take exit 31B. Follow Route 225 West for 8 miles to the

Carlisle center rotary, then turn right on Lowell St. (following the sign
to Chelmsford.) Fern’s Market is on the corner. The Park entrance is 1.8
miles ahead on the right. Make right hand turn onto North Road. Parking
area is 1/4 mile down on left.

There is a $2 fee/car.

AS ALWAYS:
AMAZON SHOPPING Supporting CNS is easy through our partnership with amazon.com. 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: http://goo.gl/tvYPCQ or visit: www.cnslex.org/amazon/ 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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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 gold0182@umn.edu 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

EXTENDED DAY OPENINGS

EXTENDED DAY OPENINGS!
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.

MORNING CAMP AT CNS

Rise and Shine Morning Camp (for kids ages 3-6)
June 19-23, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
At CNS
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.

HIKE

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.
Sent from my iPhone

 

AS ALWAYS:
AMAZON SHOPPING Supporting CNS is easy through our partnership with amazon.com. 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: http://goo.gl/tvYPCQ or visit: www.cnslex.org/amazon/ 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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