Monthly Archives: October 2016

An invitation from our landlord

Introducing Grace Baptist church’s HAUNTED CHURCH! Join us on Halloween night, October 31st from 6:30-9:00 PM, for thrills and chills that will, “scare the devil out of you!”  We are located at 2507 N Vassault St. in Tacoma on the corner of N. Vassault and 26th St. This is a safe, fun, and scary event for kids of all ages, from 4-104. *This is not

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From the President

Welcome October!  Leaves are changing, pumpkins are appearing on front porches, and families are settling into their school schedules.  At a training this past week, I was gently reminded that cooperative should be FUN.  I have to admit that I get caught up in details or how I think things are supposed to go.  I recall being a new cooperative parent and feeling so

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Back to Basics

Your role as a working parent: Be actively engaged ·         Be on time and ready. ·         Listen, communicate and connect with the children. ·         Help smooth disruptions at group times. ·         Model interactions with children so they learn how to use their words with each other and how to work through conflicts or negotiations with another peer. ·         Enjoy your time. ·         Set your

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Notes from the Treasurer

First off, a big thank you to everyone who submitted their tuition checks on time!  And, if you have not yet turned yours in, you have until Monday to do so.  I’ll be checking the box after Group C finishes up.  Payment received after that will result in a $15 late fee. I’m aiming to send out invoices out around the 25th of each

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From the Kitchen

Every year when it’s time to harvest the carrots I’m conflicted with what to do with the greens.  With no livestock of our own, they are retired to our compost bin where they are transformed into rich compost for the next years crops.  There has got to something I can do with these. I searched out recipes for these “throw aways” and discovered quite

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A Page From the Jack & Jill Book Club

       “I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.” ― Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Seven book club members met to dine and discuss September’s book.  One member headed home after our discussion and 3 others joined after the meal to catch the newly released

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Fundraising News

Happy Autumn Jack & Jill Families! Here’s a recap of our meeting for those that were unable to attend.   We are now selling tickets to The Blue Mouse Theater takeover on November 5th at 10:00a.m.  We cannot publish the name of the movie due to copyright laws, but it is a movie about a boy that wears a yellow shirt with a black

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The Values of Play

Hello Jack& Jill Families, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit each classroom in September.  All I can say is, “Your children are amazing!”   While visiting each classroom, I was able to see all the individual personalities and how every child is learning his or her way around the classroom. I will be at Jack & Jill on October 19th and 20th for parent

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Health & Safety News

Hello Jack & Jill Families! For those of you who may not know me, my name is Amy Cooper and I am the Health and Safety Chair for our preschool.  My daughter Nora is in Group B and my son Jackson is in Group C.  I have a pretty minimal roll on the board, but I wanted to just take the time to quickly

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