When you’ve got kids, fundraising is part of life. Wrapping paper, candy, cookie dough are just a few of the things that kids have to peddle these days.
If you are looking for a new fundraiser, check out Uptown Jungle!
Uptown Jungle provides a fast and easy way for groups, schools, churches, teams, and nonprofit organizations to raise some serious cash, just for playing around and having fun.
You keep 35% of your group’s admissions! Having done a lot of fundraising in my time, that is a great return.
There are two ways to fundraise:
Uptown Jungle is a great place for kids of all ages to play! With a special tots area for littler kiddos, you can rest assured that your littles will be safe and have fun. Bigger kids can bounce, run, climb and explore safely. And parents who don’t want to play can chill in the parents lounge. Oh yeah, there is free WiFi.
On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the Santee School district is presenting a behavior training with a “Make it, Take it” for behavior resources at home.
Visual Schedules: Children benefit from increased structure and predictability. Help take the stress out of your daily routine by providing
your child with a visual schedule.
Behavior Contracts: Contracts help keep kids on track and reduce family battles. Let us help you create one for your home!
Zones of Regulation: Help teach your child how to identify how they’re feeling and then utilize a co teach them about self-control.
Positive Reinforcement: Learn how to shape your child’s behavior with positive discipline. This will help to reinforce behaviors we want to increase in the home.
Santee’s Behavior Team Come meet Santee’s behavior team and find helpful strategies to implement at home. You’ll leave with individualized strategies and resources that you can begin implementing right away. You’ll have access to three team members to help you create individualized systems for your child! Listed above are just a few of the strategies you’ll go home with!
This event is free- If you have any questions, or wish to RSVP, contact the school district office at: (619) 258-2300
Date & Time: 3/10/2020 9:30am-11am
Location: Santee School District 9625 Cuyamaca. Santee, CA 92071
Halloween is just TWO WEEKS AWAY!! Are you ready? Thankfully I only have a few last-minute tweaks to make to the big kids’ Knight Costume, and Little Miss’s Elsa dress is store-bought (much to my chagrin).
Trick or treating door to door isn’t really popular in our area, but a lot of churches and civic groups host carnivals or events either on Halloween or on the weekends leading up to it, so there is no shortage of fun for the kids. If you are in San Diego County, here are just a few fun events that we’ve enjoyed in the past:
The Positive Parenting Program is a program of Jewish Family Services, funded by the County of San Diego and offered FREE in English and Spanish to any community groups interested. More information is available by calling (858) 637-3375.
Dates: November 5, 12, & 19, 2019 (Tuesdays)
Time: 6:00-8:00pm (Childcare Available)
Location: Cajon Park Elementary School 10300 N. Magnolia Ave Santee, CA 92071
RSVP: Meredith Riffel 619-258-2345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The program uses the evidence-based curriculum “Triple P” which has more than 25 years of research supporting the evidence that Positive Parenting is effective at reducing parental depression, anxiety, and stress as well as decreasing instances of child abuse and neglect. In the community, we can offer the three-session Seminar series, which includes:
Seminar 1: The Power of Positive Parenting
Ways to help your child learn
Strategies for carrying out positive discipline
Keeping realistic expectations
Creating workable family routines
The joys and challenges of being a parent
Seminar 2: Raising Confident, Competent Children Help your child to:
Be respectful and considerate
Become a problem solver
Learn social skills and build friendships
Feel confident in the world
Session 3: Raising Resilient Children
Great information for parents experiencing difficult economic times
I love these workshops! They are a great way to help your child learn and grow in a positive environment outside school. It is a community opportunity that the Santee School District provides to parents for FREE!
The October 8, 2019 class will focus on Make It Take It Behavior Resources for the home including:
Zones of Regulations
These classes take place at the Santee School District Office located at 9625 Cuyamaca Street, Santee, CA 92071
For the 2019-2020 school year, there are 6 planned classes. The complete schedule can be seen here. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please call the school district office at 619-258-2300.
I’m at it again! One of the reasons you haven’t seen me lurking around social media and the blog lately is that I’ve been really busy designing and making costumes for Pickwick Players upcoming production of Treasure Island by Ken Ludwig.
Based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island follows Young Jim Hawkins on a journey far from home to find treasure with a group that includes Captain John Silver, Anne Bonny, and Calico Jack!
I was really lucky to have a great team to make this show come to life. The set design really transforms the space, and the lighting and music are spot on!
To celebrate the opening weekend, you can score $10 tickets (Only for opening weekend) Go to www.pickwickplayers.net and use the code “scurvy10”. Performances are on Friday, Saturday evenings (7:30pm) and Sunday matinees (2pm) – August 9 to 25.
I am giving away a pair of tickets to the show! To Enter, leave a comment below- Who would you take with you on your pirate adventure? I will choose a winner on 8/14/19.