Impromptu Invites | Vacation Week Freebies & Fun | Lunar New Year

February 15, 2018 in #yana app #events | | | Share on Google+


Last Friday we had a very nice school concert. When the 4th grade girls who used to be in my son's JK/K class performed, I teared up a bit: they just looked so grown-up. It felt like yesterday when they were just shy little girls... Time sure flies when you are a parent stressing about the day to day. :)

What are your plans for the February Vacation Week next week? We have a bunch of events for that, good with mild dry weather reaching 60s on Tuesday. :)

Would be more fun to go with other families, right? There was a few pings for playdates on Yana this weekend, fun ideas on skating or robot competition viewing. So I thought more about how to make it easier for people to actually connect.

One dad said maybe the messages for doing stuff together should work differently from regular forum postings, so they wont' get lost in the emails.

That would make sense right? :) Maybe you could get SMS alerts if your kids in the same class or belong to the same circles, for example.

I'm working on making this happen... with luck in time for next week. What it'd look like? On the forum tab, you'll be able to click Impromptu Invites. Then for those, if your kids are in the same class, you'll get an SMS alert if you have phone number for your profile.

O, and yes, we now have profiles. When you click on a parent on Yana, or select Profile from the top right, you'll be able to see more about that person, especially if you share circles or are parents at the same school and both opt into the directory.

Thoughts? Feedback? Not sure if we have your phone number for SMS alerts? You can check here:

Lastly, a quick announcement, since we made the site, a Harvard student has reached out asking for help on publicizing a survey on CPS Kindergarten Lottery. Please fill out the survey if you'd like to share your thoughts on your lottery experience, regardless if you've gone through it last year or 10 years ago. Thanks!

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