Back To School, Back to Fundraising!

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Are you in a member of the PTA or on the fundraising committee at your child’s daycare center? Are you looking for new ideas for raising money?  Little Passports is the perfect partner, with an award-winning educational product that kids and parents love.

 

Learn about other countries or states with Sam and Sofia!  Get these monthly shipments to your home or classroom!

Here’s How the program works:  your school community shops at Little Passports and they will donate 15% back to your school. They even have a flyer to help you spread the word. Get more information here:  www.littlepassports.com/schools.

 

The fundraising runs from October 21st through 28thThe deadline to sign-up your school is October 10th so check it out today!

 

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Are your kids eager to learn about the world?

DISCLOSURE: We received one free month and compensation from Little Passports in exchange for our experience and opinions with this product.

A few weeks ago, I became intrigued by an ad that appeared up on my Facebook page. It was for a company called Little Passports. For a small monthly or one time fee, your child can receive a package once a month from Sam and Sofia. There are two options, World Edition or USA Edition.

In the World Edition, Sam and Sofia visit a different country every month and send a package to your child with fun souvenirs, letters, stickers, a passport (to track their travels) and activity sheets!

In the USA Edition, Sam and Sofia visit two states every month. This package includes an activity journal, postcards and stickers! Each subscription also features access to online activities. The recommended ages for both editions are 5 to 12 years old.

I am really excited for our first package to arrive and share with the Littles! I also look forward to sharing their experiences with you also!

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Summer Baseball!

If you are looking for some family fun this summer, what’s better than a Boston Red Sox game?  How about their Triple A affiliate the Pawtucket Red Sox!  Just 50 minutes from Boston, Massachusetts area, McCoy Stadium is perfect for family time!

 

The tickets at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island are extremely reasonable.  The blue “General Admission” (first come, first serve) tickets are five dollars ($5.00) for kids and seniors and eight dollars ($8.00) for adults.  For twelve dollars ($12.00) per ticket you have two options, the red or green “BoxSeats” (assigned seating).  Parking at McCoy Stadium is always FREE and gates open one (1) and a half hours before game time.

 

Currently, three Boston Red Sox players are on the roster in Pawtucket.  Pitcher Brandon Workman, third baseman Will Middlebrooks and right fielder Mookie Betts, who was just optioned back to Pawtucket to make room on the Red Sox roster for outfielder Shane Victorino, on July 19th, who also spent some time playing in Pawtucket this summer.

 

There are also great promotions offered during home games at McCoy!  From peanut free nights to running the bases after the game on Sundays to Mondays dollar concession night!  All hot dogs, popcorn, chips, peanuts and Cracker Jacks are all just one dollar ($1.00)!

 

Here are a just few of the upcoming promotions:

June 30th – Peanut Free Night – Peanut products will not be sold anywhere throughout the ballpark.

July 31st – FREE Scholastic Book Night – Be one of the first 750 kids through the stadium gates and are 14 and under and you will get a FREE book from either the SUPER Captain Underpants series or the OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot series!

August 1st – FREE PawSox JerseyNight – The first 5,000 fans entering McCoy Stadium will receive a PawSox Team Jersey.

August 2nd – Family Sleepover Night– After the game, a family sleepover will take place on the field for fans of all ages.  Special Tickets are needed.

August 3rd – Run the Bases– After the game line up for an opportunity to run the bases!

August 5th – Dollar Menu– All  hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, chips, and Cracker Jacks are just a dollar!

 

For more information on the promotions for the rest of August check out the PawSox website!

 

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This is the view from Section 13 watching the PawSox warm up!

 

 

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FREE Friday Activities!

Happy Summer Everyone!! Since summer is in full swing I wanted to share with you one of my favorite on-going summer events. It is sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, located in Newton, Massachusetts and WCVB-TV . Every Friday select museums, parks and cultural events are FREE (and I really mean FREE) to the public! The listings for this Friday and the rest of the summer can be found here at the Highland Street Foundation website. There are some really great museums to check out!  Let me know where you venture out to!

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Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Who else is excited that spring is FINALLY here?! One of my favorite places to visit and take the Littles this time of year is Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Massachusetts. This museum has been in operation for over 85 years, is known for having “America’s Oldest Car Collection” and is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Set on 64 acres of land and just ten minutes outside of Boston, Larz Anderson boasts some great events throughout the year they are best known for their Sunday Lawn Event.  Every Sunday from May 18th until October 26th, with the exception of holiday weekends,  there is a different theme of car each weekend.

I recently brought two Littles ages twelve and seven to explore here.  They LOVED it.  The carriage house has two levels with all kinds of memorabilia.  The seven year old Little loved finding the cars that looked like the ones from her favorite movie, “CARS”.  The twelve year Little loved reading all about the old cars and looking at the pictures on display.  We made a whole day out of our trip there.  We packed a lunch, blankets, a soccer ball and our baseball gloves.  The 64 acres of grounds is beautiful and the view into Boston is the Littles favorite part.

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Larz Anderson is located at 15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA.

Hours:  Open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am to 4pm

Closed: Monday and major holidays.

Adults are $10

Military, Seniors, Students and Children ages 6-10 are $5

Children ages 6 and under are free

You can also become a member, there are five different levels to chose from.

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