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These events happen every year, providing enriched opportunities for families
and pulling us together as a community.
The Spooky Social is a great family event held on the grounds of CPNS. Carnival type games, sweet treats, great costumes and more await you at this old fashioned, neighborhood event. Billed as one of the few appropriate events for children aged 3-5, the Spooky Social attracts families throughout the community.
Our Book Faire, with Usborne Books, is an opportunity for adults to preview some of their latest offerings on the market, as well as purchase those which tickle their fancy. Perfectly timed before the holidays, this event is a great opportunity to pick up some gifts in an easy and relaxed atmosphere.
The Winter Holiday Concert will showcase your children’s singing talents as each class presents 2-3 songs that they have learned and rehearsed. With a full spread of breakfast delights, the children can immerse themselves in holiday crafts and enjoy the spotlight, providing a wonderful experience for the whole family.
Grape and Grain: Our annual auction and evening out fundraiser. This year it will be held upstairs in the church banquet room and will include food, drinks, dessert, dancing and fabulous auction items. For more details and to purchase tickets, click here.
Parent Education SPICE Speaker. CPNS is a member of Sequoia Parents in Co-operative Education (SPICE). This organization annually hosts a high caliber parent education speaker. In recent years:
- 2009 Local favorite Linda Levine (http://www.surpriseenterprise.com), AKA Rainbow the Clown, is an acclaimed motivational speaker. Among many awards, she was honored as Outstanding Teacher and Director by the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools for her 11 years as a dedicated teacher and director to the families at Saratoga Parent Nursery School.
- 2008 Mary Sheedy Kurcinka (http://www.parentchildhelp.com), best selling author, gave an inspired presentation about discipline strategies that fit each child.
- 2007 The Ooey Gooey Lady (http://www.ooeygooey.com), AKA Lisa Murphy, brought her own unique take on early childhood education.
- 2006 Madelyn Swift http://www.childright.com, authority on discipline and communication, talked about her experiences as Mommy the Good and Mommy the Bad.
San Carlos Hometown Days Parade is an annual community event in which CPNS is an active participant. Marching each year, the CPNS children and their families cover close to a mile from the San Carlos Library to Burton Park, with flags raised, CPNS t-shirts on, and smiles worn from ear-to-ear. Culminating at the Hometown Days Festival, CPNS often has a face painting booth staffed by our own CPNS parents.
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All School Picnic. The final official event of the school year, this bittersweet event is held in a local park and offers families one last chance to share a leisurely afternoon with friends and classmates.
Pizza Nights. Periodically, CPNS families gather at a local pizza restaurant to share a meal, a song and some laughs.