Sunday, January 18, 2009

Valentine's Day Event

Dear families,

I hope your holidays were wonderful and that you are all enjoying the New Year! As a group we have many new and exciting things in the works for 2009. We are planning for this to be our best year ever and we are so thankful for all our wonderful families that make up the NEO group! It’s been amazing for me to watch this group grow since its beginning and to see all of our beautiful children become friends. I hope that you enjoy the time you spend at our events and that you have been able to make lasting friendships.

We have decided to have a Valentine’s Day Playdate this year. We are trying to have events every two months throughout the year and so this will be a new tradition starting this year. Our Valentine’s Day event will be:

Saturday, February 7th
Chuck E Cheese in Belden Village
6370 Strip Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44720
(330) 494-7140

We will be meeting at 11:30 AM in order to avoid arriving during the lunch rush.
We have been in contact with them and because we are not yet a non-profit organization we were not able to reserve the private areas. This means that each family will have to find their own table. We are hoping to be able to get our tables close together but with the atmosphere of Chuck E Cheese, most children and families will be playing most of the time. It is important, however, if you want to come that you arrive promptly in order to obtain a table since we cannot make reservations.

We will be providing cake for all the families and children that day. We are also having a Valentines Exchange for the children. Bags will be provided for the children. Please bring a Valentine and/or small treat to put in a bag for each child that attends. I also wanted to make all of you aware that we have 2 children who have nut allergies. Please keep that in mind if you purchase candy for the childrenJ A week before the scheduled event I will contact all the people attending with a final children headcount so that you can plan your cards and/or treats accordingly.

It will be the responsibility of each family attending to purchase their food and game tokens. If you would like to contribute $1 or $2 towards the purchase of the cake, cake plates, napkins, bags, etc. that we will be providing we would appreciate it. However, this is NOT required of you.

This is sure to be a really fun day for our families and I am looking forward to seeing all of you again! As always, please feel free to contact me at any time by either e-mail or phone if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Please RSVP to me by January 28th so that we have time to buy the things necessary for this event. You can RSVP by copying and pasting the following section of this e-mail and sending it to me.

Yes, my family will be attending!

Family Name

Number of children AND children’s names

Thank you everyone for helping make the group so wonderful and I hope to see you in a few short weeks to celebrate Valentine’s Day!