March 2012 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to Emily Bettencourt & Ella Pothier in Kindergarten, who both tied for the winning spot in the Box Tops Bonanza competition. They will both be receiving a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card. We collected over 1000 box tops giving us $125 to add to our fund raising efforts for 2011/12. Our Pizza Hut fundraiser earned us $179.86. The next upcoming event is our walkathon. This year it will be our fourth year of running the event. Walkathon registration has been extended through March 7th (due to the snow day), so don’t miss out! It is being held Saturday April 14th (rain date April 21st). Those of you who are pretty new to the center, this is a time that we get together as families, while raising money for the center. This year we will be raising money to purchase and install a security door at Little Frogs. We already have some great prizes for the raffle. There is a full list of the prizes on our website, so check it out!

We have just joined the Capri Sun Terracycle Project. This is a fantastic and easy way to keep things out of our landfills while we make some extra cash for the center.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Buy your favorite kind of juice pouch. It can be manufactured by ANY COMPANY and come in a variety of flavors, organic and even water options; all of which can be turned in for cash.
  2. Remove the straw and bring the pouch into school or send in with your child as part of their lunch.
  3. Pouches will be collected and sent into the Capri Sun Terracycle Project, and Little Frogs will be paid as much as two cents per pouch!

It is that simple. You don’t have to do anything special. Keep doing what you are doing; buying your kids drinks, just DON’T THROW THEM AWAY!! Capri Sun will reuse their products to make other items; purses, wallets, and pencil cases to name a few, the other pouches will be used to make things such as new pouches, or brick and wood alternative decking/building materials. This project will show the kids that REUSE, RECYCLE can mean something more than just watching a truck haul away garbage and have them actively participate in helping our local landfill. Take a look at the Terracycle TM store

Unsure of what to buy?? CapriSun offers a variety of choices from their low sugar drinks to flavored waters and even 100% juice options. Looking for an organic option? Check out Honest Kids 100% juices. Looking for fun and inexpensive drink options? Target has a store brand that has no artificial coloring and many are high fructose corn syrup free, and of course Koolaid. Do you know another company not mentioned that someone might like? Let us know and we can pass it on. If you have any questions please contact Kathy Burtram (Lexi Burtram’s mother) via email at

With St. Patrick’s Day giving March a green representation, our title for this month’s museum week is ‘Sage, Jade & Emerald’ . The children’s artwork will be on display March 26th thru March 30th. Please stop by and take a look.

Quick Glance -Dates for the Calendar

  • Friday, March 2ndCenter-wide PJ party in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday.
  • Wednesday, March 7th Kindergarten Open House 6-7pm. This is a great opportunity to meet Ms. Becca and get to know what goes on in Kindergarten. Registration for Kindergarten will be available that night. A $50 registration fee along with the registration will hold a spot for your child.
  • Thursday, March 15th – Kindergarten Field Trip to the See Science Centre – Ms. Becca is still looking for chaperone drivers if anyone can help out.
  • Wednesday, March 28th – Polliwogs Bake Sale – Ms. Theresa is looking for bakers to help out with her bake sale. Sign up in Polliwogs.
  • Tuesday, April 3rd – Picture Day – Spring & Graduation Portraits. Re-shoot day (April 10th).
  • Saturday, May 19th – Applebee’s Breakfast Fundraiser. 8-10am at Applebee’s 581 Second St, Manchester.

The next Parent Teacher Advisory Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 28th at 5.40pm. We would love to welcome some new members. Please feel free to come along and join us if you are interested.

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