October 16, 2011

This week’s events:

(Additional Ages and Stages Meet-Ups are on our website)

Monday:
3pm Storytime with Sara

Tuesday:
9:30 Mr. Ben music (upstairs)
10-12 Open Gym (upstairs)

4pm Yoga with Liz. Any age is welcome!

Wednesday:
10-12 Open Gym (upstairs)
11am Craft. NOW ONLY $2 a person. This week, making playdough to take home.
12:30 Exercise with baby (upstairs). Bring a baby carrier and mat if you have one, Jaime has extras if not. This is a great time to exercise using you baby as a weight!

Thursday:
10am Spanish with Nina. Learn how to teach spanish to your child while playing together.
4pm Knitting with Lisa. A great time to start a new project and learn from Lisa.

Friday
3pm Big Kids (3 years and over) Playdate Upstairs

Info/News this week:

We have lots to share among our families, and if there is something you want to share with the group, use our Google Group! If you are having trouble accessing the group, please email Angela at: lelunut@gmail.com.

I am happy to announce that since our membership has grown, (85 families), members only need to pay $2 for our craft time instead of $4. Heather will be teaching our kids how to make playdough this week, Wendesday at 11am.

Thanks Cassidy, Liberty and Laura for making our date weekend a success. Next one TBA.

Seems like everyone has figured out the heat! Questions, ask me.

Two opportunitues coming up….
For both of these events, swap will CLOSE at 7pm, instead of 8pm for these parent opportunities (babies are welcome).
October 24th 7pm: Parent Book Club. We are reading “Raising and Emotionally Intelligent Child” by John Gottman. It is not too late to get the book and join us. Jeslin will be leading our discussion. jeshancock@gmail.com. Even if you just started the book, or are interested in the concept, please come!
October 27th 7pm: Birth preperation Class taught by Carrie mayfly77@gmail.com is offering a new birth preparation classat Woodlawn Swap n Play beginning later this month. She says “We will be focusing on relaxation techniques, massage and other comfort measures that can be used throughout labor. It is intended to be a time—and space– for parents to ask questions, practice working with contractions and discuss ways to support a positive birth experience.” If you are interested, please email her and let her know you are coming.

Halloween Party!! October 30th, 4-7pm, Village Ballroom. We will have games, Halloween kid-friendly movie, food, candy, face painting, craft table, and fun! Interested in helping: email jillgbonnin@gmail. If you are planning on joining in the fun, please bring something to share: Last name A-M bring a side dish/finger food, Last name N-Z bring a dessert. We are still looking for help with decorations and putting up flyers in the community.

A message from the clothing team:

A lot of great clothing and gear has been brought in for swapping lately. Thanks everyone!!

Lately some SNP members have been asking whether it’s okay to just leave swap items in bags or boxes at the back of the room, and the answer is yes! Members of the clothing team will happily sort your clothing, toys, books and gear into the appropriate locations! 🙂

Wondering whether it’s okay to bring in spring and/or summer clothes? The answer to that question is also yes (with a great big “please” attached!). We plan to store off-season clothing so that when spring arrives, we’ll all have lots of clothing to choose from. Also, if any of you are lucky enough to be heading to warmer climates before spring arrives, just let me know (akdena@yahoo.com) and I’ll bring in our stockpiles for you to peruse!

And what about maternity clothing? Unfortunately, our space isn’t large enough to store maternity clothes for swapping. So, if you do drop any off, please be aware that it’ll be put aside for donation (along with other pieces of wonderful infant and toddler clothing that just won’t fit into our bins). If you’re looking for maternity clothing or looking to share some, you may want to consider letting other members know via SNPs Facebook page or our new Google Groups.

On a different note, do you have infant or toddler gear that you’ve been meaning to sell? If you do, we’ve got the perfect reason for you to procrastinate! Come spring, the Swap ‘n’ Play will be hosting a community event upstairs in the ballroom that will (among other things) provide an opportunity for SNP members to grab a table and sell their stuff. The details of the event are still being worked out, but we’re tentatively aiming for the first weekend in March.

Neighborhood Help!
A GREAT service opportunity: The Woodlawn Community Garden needs your help! Sunday, October 30th, at 10am a group from The Oregon Community Church will be preparing the garden for winter along with others in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Want to help? Interested in the garden? Come join the team! (Meet at the garden).

Food Buying:
Azure Standard order is due by Tuesday at 4pm
Veggie order due by 8am Tuesday
Dave’s Killer Bread order is still open.

Thanks everyone!
-Beth

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