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Friday, October 29, 2010

Open Halloween Day special hours: 10a-4p, no drop offs; we have costumes!



BOO! Oooh, scary, hunh? We are going to welcome customers on Halloween Day from 10a - 4p (normally we close at 5p). We'll also hand out healthy treats to costumed kiddos!

No consignment drop offs will be accepted Halloween Sunday so we can concentrate on fun (and work)! Remember, you can call ahead for an appointment on a day other than Sunday as long as your items match our Accepting This Week .

YES! We have costumes for sale! Come on by and browse our selections.

FYI - CPSC information on Halloween Costume Safety....
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11026.html

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Marin Childcare Council's Preschool Fair 10/27/10

Marin Preschool Fair - Oct 27th 7:30pm


Free preschool preview night! Get a feel for the various programs offered and meet staff and directors from many different sites! Get tips on choosing quality child care and learn about different preschool philosophies.
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
7:00pm—8:30pm
held at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center
This is an event put on my the Marin Childcare Council.

In collaboration with:
Osher Marin Jewish Community Center Early Education Dept.
Parents Place of Marin
Marin Association for the Education of Young Children (MAEYC)
For additional information—please contact
Kathleen Wilson 415.491.5783 or Kathleen@mc3.org

Friday, October 22, 2010

Drop Side Crib information from the CPSC

You know how we always ask you to and we check for recalls and we pull items that become recalled? We do it for everyone's safety, not just because it's illegal to sell recalled items. The CPSC regulates recalls and we receive every recall email. It's a long process but important.

For your information we are passing along the following notice regarding Drop-Side Cribs...

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11021.html

Please take care!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

CLOSED TOMORROW followed by THREE DAY SALE!!! (and NEW HOURS)

3 Days of Sales after One Day Closed

Wouldn't it be nice if you could just shut everything down and set a day for organizing? We are doing just that and we are so excited about it!!!

The store will closed to customers but we will be here working 100% towards a fresh look, new departments, out with the old, in with the new, etc. Rolling up our sleeves, digging in and coming out the next day with....

A THREE DAY SALE!!!!

We will reopen Friday, 10/21, with a BIG SALE continuing through Sunday! Exciting discounts on most everything in the store, the Sale Racks will be discontinued next week so grab these items at half off while you can! Of course we'll continue with daily specials and monthly sales but you'll find lots of great deals this weekend!



PLEASE NOTE NEW STORE HOURS:

Seven days a week: 10am to 5pm


Being open seven days a week we hope if you don't catch us during the week due to work, school, all the things that keep us busy, then you'll be able to come shop with us on the weekend!

Friday, October 15, 2010

11/4 - Kelly Baker Photography - Pre-Holiday Special at MKC!



Call her today to book your appointment!


The pictures in the flyer above are from past sessions in our store, amazing, aren't they?! She does such great work, getting the 
kids to react or simply allowing them to be as they are. 
Beautiful kids, beautiful pictures!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

IMPORTANT: STORE CLOSED SUNDAY 10/17

Our parking lot is going to resealed and therefore closed off.

NO ACCESS TO THE BUILDING, WE WILL BE CLOSED

We apologize for the late notice and inconvenience! See you soon!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

SB 1381 passed - New CA Kindergarten cut off date

On October 1st Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 1381 into law with a 2 year delay, and will come into effect over 3 years starting the 2012-2013 academic school year. SB 1381 changes the kindergarten admissions cut off date from being Dec 2 now to September 1.

Children born between Sept 1-Dec 2 affected by this change are to be offered transitional kindergarten, and, the provision to apply to the school district for early admission (outside of birthday cutoff) has been preserved but still requires parents/guardians to apply and then the school district to agree that it is in the best interest of the child to attend kindergarten vs wait.

SB 1381 has economic benefit both short and perhaps longer term and aims at giving low-income family children or English learner children a better opportunity for a better educational foundation. On the short term it takes the required school budget for the 100,000 children who will wait to enter kindergarten later and shift it to following years. Also, studies have indicated that there will be a lower drop out rate and reduced need for special education and other perhaps related programs. SB 1381 is deemed to not have significant negative impact on other socio-economic groups of children. SB 1381 now puts California in line with most other states in the US who already have a September 1st cutoff date for Kindergarten entry .

For any one who would like to read, here's a link for a copy of SB 1381 that Senator Simitian sent for signature by Gov. Schwarzenegger (after the bill was approved, unopposed):

http://www.senatorsimitian.com/pdfs/2010govletters/SB%201381%20Letter%20to%20the%20Governor.pdf

(Thanks to an NMC Mom for sharing this information!)

Friday, October 8, 2010

What's New? Rules, Hours, Payment, Stuff, Sales!

Ch-ch-ch-changes! Hope these will make things less crazy for everyone...

New (different) Date for Kelly Baker!!
Our apologies, we are moving the photography session to Thursday, November 4.
Please go to http://www.kellybakerphotography.com and make your appointment today!

New Hours for Drop Offs: 11a - 4p
These hours give us time to open and close the store without rushing around like crazy people.

New Rules for Drop Offs:
If you cannot make Sundays, please call ahead to make an appointment to drop off items on another day. We want to accommodate you but we need notice so we can be prepared or we might feel like we're crazy.

New Store Hours: 10a - 6p SEVEN days a week
If we are not present during those hours then know we are taking care of a family illness or some other crazy-making emergency.

New Account Inquiries:
We have discontinued the online account viewing function. We received more complaints than compliments on the process due to incomplete software functions. When the system is less crazy we'll definitely bring it back for our consignors' convenience. In the meanwhile feel free to email or call in for your balance, to see what's sold, what's left, change account information, etc. Better yet, come in and shop, visit, have fun!

New Payment Guidelines:
We no longer send out "automatic" account payments. Please come in person and we'll print your check (after you browse just to be sure there's not that special something you have been looking for!). You may call or email a request for a check to be mailed to you for a fee of $1.75. Your account never expires, that would be crazy! We want to do business with you for a long time to come.

New Stuff in (this is by no means a complete list, you'll have to come in!):
- Cariboo bassinet
- Pop up School Bus to play in (like a tent)
- Star Wars Red Clone Commander Fox costume (size M, about 7-10 yrs)
- Boppy covers in a variety of textures and patterns
- Rollerblades (black, Men's 9)
- Hockey Ice skates (black, about size 10)
- Strawberry raincoat (size 3T)
- Tights (variety of sizes and styles)
- Outer Space foam floor puzzle
- "Cal" Berkeley shirts (18m, grey, blue, pink)
- "Giants" Baseball outfits (3-6m, 6-9m)
- "Athletics" Baseball satin jacket (3T)
- Merlin's Mystical Magic kit (new in box)
- Fancy/Formal rack for dresses, boys coats, dress pants and shirts
- Eddie Bauer wood high chairs
- Ski helmets, Ski clothing rack, Snow boots
- Rolling backpack, mini backpacks, Barbie backpack

New Month's Sales for October:
25% off baby carriers (except new ERGO) - Baby Bjorn, New Native, Peanut Shell, Moby, Kelty, Evenflo, etc
20% off ALL outerwear (baby bunting, sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts for kids & maternity)
15% off mobiles and crib sound machines

Who's new? Not us so much anymore. Stay tuned for next month's TWO YEAR birthday bash!