Thank you to our September Sponsors!

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Hooray for our generous sponsors Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Care.comPeninsula School and International School of the Peninsula!

Sponsorship fees are used to support PAMP’s wide array of programs, events and services. This month, please say hello and thanks to our Premium Sponsors.

Coming Soon: PAMP’s Children’s Moon Festival on Sunday, Sept 14th!

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Sunday, September 14, 2014
3-5p Kids Activities | 5–6p Performances
Mitchell Park Bowl
600 E Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Tell your friends to come! It is a FREE FAMILY EVENT for the whole community!

Accepting Applicants Preschool to 12th Grade

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Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton actively seeks applications from socially responsible, passionate students, capable of succeeding within and contributing to a challenging and rigorous academic environment. We look for individuals with diverse backgrounds and talents who will become fully involved in campus life and contribute positively to our school community. We welcome families who believe the Goals and Criteria that guide a Sacred Heart school are vital to the education and well-being of the whole child and produce students who become intellectually, spiritually and socially responsible citizens of the world.

The Potty Training Readiness Quiz

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Potty training is easier and happens faster if your child is truly ready in all three areas: physical, cognitive and social. But the big question is: how do you know when your child is ready? If you have never traveled this road before, you likely don’t even know what signs to look for. Take this quiz to find out where your child is on the readiness spectrum.

1.  I can tell by watching that my child is wetting or filling his diaper:

Member Musings: What We Choose to Feel

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I often hear women speak of the pain of childbirth. “Why would I want to feel that?,” they cry. “Why on earth would I want to feel that pain?”

I invite you to consider that the sensations of birthing your baby

Book Trusted Sitters with UrbanSitter

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Looking for a better way to find babysitters? Try UrbanSitter!

Founded by four busy parents, UrbanSitter is an online resource to find sitters recommended by people you know.

Simply create a FREE account and identify your parenting groups (PAMP, child’s school, etc.) to see a selection of sitters whom your friends and fellow PAMP parents have rated and reviewed.

Member Musings: Why It’s Important To Play With Your Child…

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… when you maybe don’t want to.

All of us have been young children, as limited in our worldview as we were in our abilities to reach the countertop or into a high drawer for some scissors to go run around with. All of us have had to settle, for better or worse, with our small bodies and their perimeters, our areas of visibility, our reach. There’s a moment when a child will reach for a flying insect or the image of a bird overhead and, by reaching, expect to fly also.

Five Questions for the Outreach Director

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As part of PAMP’s recent re-organization, Maya Herstein transitioned from the role of VP of Communications to the role of Outreach Director. “This position was formed to overlook all outreach efforts, including all communications within our PAMP community (newsletter, emails, social media) as well as outbound communications

Is My Child Meeting Developmental Milestones?

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One quarter of the questions and concerns that parents discuss with their pediatrician are related to child development and behavior. As parents, we want to provide our children with opportunities to optimize development and create an environment in which our children can thrive.

Save the Date: PAMP’s Children’s Moon Festival on Sunday, Sept 14th!

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Sunday, September 14, 2014
3-5p Kids Activities | 5–6p Performances
Mitchell Park Bowl
600 E Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Tell your friends to come! It is a FREE FAMILY EVENT for the whole community!

Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow

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MSLA is a Silicon Valley educational institution for over 40 years. We are located in a beautiful Eichler-designed building in Palo Alto’s Greenmeadow neighborhood. Our world-class Montessori preschool and Kindergarten programs will educate your child in academics, language (Mandarin and Spanish), art, music, movement, computers, grace & courtesy, geography, organic gardening, and much more.

6 Tips to Prepare for Kindergarten

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What guidelines at home will help your child be ready to learn at school? Ask yourself: Do I know the daily routines kids need, including how much sleep and exercise she needs? What are the best ways for her to spend her time after her day in kindergarten?

Member Musings: Jokes in the Car

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On a not-so-long but very-long ride in the car the other day, I overheard some silly jokes in the back seat . . . .

 

What do you say when someone keeps stealing your cheese?

Thank you for a fantastic Family Day!

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On Sunday, July 20th, hundreds of PAMP members gathered at Mitchell Park to soak up the sun and enjoy great food, live entertainment and fun activities for the kids. Thank you to our members, volunteers and community partners for making it a fantastic day to mingle and play.

A huge thanks to our co-presidents Chanden Moya and Jacquie Kush, for their enthusiasm and dedication in leading PAMP’s new Board of Directors who just took office this June. (Congratulations and bravo to Jacquie for attending Family Day with her newborn! The PAMP Board table would not be complete without a new bundle of joy.)

La Petite Baleen ~ the Premier Swim Program

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La Petite Baleen Swim School is the Bay Area’s premiere learn-to-swim program since 1979. Our custom designed and built indoor facilities provide the cleanest and safest water to teach our young swimmers. The unique child-development based curriculum is award winning and nationally recognized by the US Swim School Association. Come visit our brand new Atherton location and sign up for a free trial lesson. PAMP members receive a special discount…enjoy your first 12 lessons for the price of 8! www.swimlpb.com