How are you enjoying the warm weather?
I went to a PTO (parent teacher organization) show in Atlanta the past Tuesday. I talked with dozens of PTO leaders from all over the area, and heard about their challenges. Whereas in Cambridge we have schools of 2-400, their schools are 600-1000! And many run a lot more events, often even hosted at local businesses. But we still share a lot of the same problem with reaching out to all the families, getting folks to come out to events, fundraise, and volunteer for e.g. room parents. :)
Good news is as the Room Parent Coordinator this year, I worked with the Family Liaison at our school, and now have a room parent for every class, sometimes 2-3! If your kids go to my school and don't know yet who's your room parent, check here! We'll have an orientation next week for all the room parents, so expect to hear from them soon if you haven't already.
Last weekend we very much enjoyed seeing friends at the Upton Street Block Party, and there was another block party two blocks away. We saw a couple of School Committee candidates there too.
We also went to the dumpling fest. but the line was SO LONG and it was hot so we gave up. :( It looked like a fun event and it was a good intro to the Central Flea, which will happen again at the end of October.
A remember there's a Cub Scout info session later today, and apparently the Cambridge one is co-ed! I haven't been to the instrument petting zoo before at the Beantown Jazz Festival, but I did go to one last time at the symphony hall, and my kids really enjoyed trying out the different instrument. :)
Interested in joining scouting? Please join us for an information session on Cambridge Cub Scout Pack 56 this Thursday...
Today, 6:30pm, Saint James Church, Cambridge
Join us from 10:30-11 AM for our weekly storytime.
Tomorrow, 10:30am, The World's Only Curious George Store, Cambridge
LEGO® lovers, this is your chance to complete your ninja training! Visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston for our super...
Saturday, 10am - Sun., LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston, Somerville
Visit our galleries, find artwork to remember, and try new gallery games. Today?s Bank of America Art Lab family worksh...
Saturday, 10am, ICA Boston
Lion dance, Kung fu, Martial arts performances, cultural dances for entertainments, free traditional Mid-Authum festiva...
Saturday, 10am, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Chinatown Park
Welcome the start of a new school year and learn about Chinese culture in Boston with a thrilling story time in the Chi...
Saturday, 11am, Children's Library, Boston Public Library
The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is Boston's biggest block party- a free, annual, outdoor public concert that has deli...
Saturday, 12pm, Columbus & Mass Ave., South End, MA
Ranger Jean and the Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project invite kids age 4-8 with a parent, grandparent, or other adult ...
Saturday, 1pm, Ranger Station, Fresh Pond Cambridge
For kids of all ages! There will be food, fun, art and all sorts of activities. This event is free for all.
Sunday, 11am, Lawn on D, Boston
The popular Science and Cooking lecture series returns this fall. The lecture series pairs Harvard professors with cele...
Monday, 7pm - 11/27, Harvard Science Center