Mums & Tots Newsletter
WELCOME and a big „HELLO’ to any newcomers to Warsaw. We hope
that you will be very happy here and make many good friends through the Mums & Tots network. Hope you are all enjoying the snow!
Activities for Warsaw’s
12zl for the morning (for Mums & Tots Mums, Tots, Bumps &
members) or you can purchase a discount Babies card costing 100zl for 10 sessions (Please
note that this discount card is only valid
???Thanks to Morag the Wednesday for 2 months so only worth doing if you morning playgroup is now up and running and are going to be a regular at Kangurek. thmums are now meeting once a month for a March we This month on Tuesday 15
coffee and a chat. Anything new about the will be having an Easter Egg Hunt for various activities is in italics. tots at Kangurek. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org if you
Mondays – Come along to the Pre-Nursery at are interested (there will be a small
the British School (on ul. Dąbrowskiego 84/90) charge of 5PLN for each tot).
from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Tea, coffee and
biscuits are provided and your tots can run ？ Stonoga play centre, ul. Zielona, around in a huge room which has lots of toys. Piaseczno from 10.30am. A number of
mums have started meeting at Stonoga. It “Hot Coffee Monday” - In addition on every is smaller and usually quieter than second Monday of the month, meet up with Kangurek but makes a nice change and other mums (with or without little ones) for a costs 8zl for the session.
coffee and a chat at Coffee Heaven, Sadyba Wednesdays – This new group for mums, tots Best Mall from 9am onwards. Mums of older and babes meets every Wednesday from 10am children also welcome. until midday at different mums’ houses. We are still looking for someone to take over from ?Baby Music takes place on a Monday Morag and co-ordinate this group and also morning at different mums‟ houses on a there are a few dates for which we need hosts. fortnightly basis. If you would like to be involved as the co- ordinator or as a host please email Tuesdays – There are two options (the first email@example.com. being the most popular at the moment):
Thursdays - Mini music for tots up to 3 years ？ Kangurek play centre in the Old Paper takes place in different mums‟ houses between Mill, Konstancin from 10am. Open to all 10.00 and 12.00 on a voluntary basis. ages but more suited to tots. As well as
your children being able to run around and If you are interested in hosting mini-music,
let off some steam, part of the morning is Cecelia Cienska our mini-music coordinator
also dedicated to a singing circle and arts needs hosts for April onwards.
& crafts where the little ones can show off
Fridays – For mums-to-be and mums with their their artistic talents! Aga Strojna-Rasche is
babies (generally under 18 months old). The our coordinator. The play centre charges
group meets at a different mum‟s house each
Mums & Tots Newsletter March 2005
week between 10.00 and 12.00. The co-？ All useful information in the Newsletters
ordinator for this group is Kate van (for the last two years) to be collated and Schuijenburg. put on the website.
？ Easter Egg Hunt to be held on Tuesday The schedule set out at the end of the th15 March (see advert). Newsletter has details of who is hosting ？ A Mums & Tots jumble sale is to be held and when, along with a list of those in June, a chance for mums to get rid of responsible for the various arts & crafts toys, old baby clothes etc. sessions at Kangurek. Birthdays! Full contact details of the co-ordinators Belated birthday wishes to Bianca Morriss, and our hosts can be found in the mums & Amanda Egerton-King and Tracey Bull who all tots contact list. Please email had birthdays in February. Hope the party this firstname.lastname@example.org if you Saturday goes well girls. need a new contact list at any time.
Feel free to contact the appropriate Baby News coordinator if you would like to host – go ??? Congratulations to Sabine, baby on it will be fun! Maximillian was born on 12th February, weighing 3650g.
News from the
??? Congratulations to Janing and Colin Mums & Tots Shenoy little Elijah James also arrived on 12th
February, weighing 3500g and measuring Group 55cm in length.
??? Also on behalf of all the mums & tots Mums & Tots News who know Lindsey Wislocki we would like to The committee meeting was held on Monday thpass on our best wishes to Lindsey‟s son Oliver 7 February at Morag‟s house. Thanks to who is currently in hospital. Get well soon Morag for hosting and running the meeting Oliver, your big sister Anna is missing you! and to everyone who turned up with lots of
ideas. The minutes written by Lisa Martin
have been circulated (and can be found on Mums’ (and Dads’) nights the Mums & Tots website) but just as a out reminder the key points are as follows: These are monthly socials to give us the chance to get together without babies and children. ？ “Hot Coffee Monday” – there will now The date and venue for the next night out has be a chance to meet up with other mums yet to be decided – details will be sent out in for a coffee every second Monday in the the near future. If you have any suggestions or month (at Coffee Heaven, Sadyba Best ideas regarding the mums/dads nights out mall from 9am onwards). please contact Tracey. ？ We will be organising a first aid course – open to all mums (look out for details The Book Club in next month‟s Newsletter). thThe next meeting is on Tuesday 8 March and ？ We will look into having another the book to be discussed is Middlesex by reduced rate session at Kangurek Jeffrey Eugenides. Everyone is welcome – if (possibly a Thursday morning). you are interested in coming along call Jess ？ Enough interest in a Wednesday mum, Mulligan on 0693 041085. tot & baby group. Will be held at different mums‟ houses.
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Useful Info and Top The Weekend to
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