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Here is the prize and auction list as of Friday, January 26! Wow! Thanks to all our donors!

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a.r.t. massage body spa signature pedicure certificate 2018

Alamo Cafe $25 Gift Certificate 2018

Alamo City Yoga $100 beauty counter gift card, one month unlimited yoga pass, and assorted beauty counter products 2018

Altitude Trampoline Park four one hour passes 2018

Americus Diamond Circle of Support diamond pendant 2018

Anonymour Donor Caden Lane Hobo diaper bag 2018

anonymous donor certificate for PM Shines at Amici Hair-Nail-Body Studio 2018

Apple $50 Apple gift card 2018

Apple iPad Mini4 2018

Aqua-Tots Swim School one month lessons plus registration fee 2018

Aqua-Tots Swim School one month lessons plus registration fee 2018

Artworks weekday birthday party certificate, Mon.-Th. 2018

Bambino's $50 gift card 2018

Barbara's Canine bottle of dog shampoo 2018

Bird Bakery $25 Gift Card 2018

Blown/Skin Rejuvenation Clinique blowout and rejuvenation facial certificate 2018

Blown/Skin Rejuvenation Clinique blowout and rejuvenation facial certificate 2018

Bolner's Fiesta Products, Inc. box of assorted spices and gift items 2018

Boss Bagels $25 gift card 2018

Bowlero one hour bowling and shoes certificate for up to 10 people 2018

Bowlero one hour bowling and shoes certificate for up to 10 people 2018

Bowlero one hour bowling and shoes certificate for up to 10 people 2018

Bradford Renaissance Portraits family portrait with 20" canvas and 1 night stay in New York or Palm Beach 2018

Busy Bodies initial gross and fine motor assessment for one child and one six week session 20

Casa Septiembre Three nights from May - Oct. in a nine bedroom beachfront property in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 2018

Chalet Cosmetics $100 gift certificate and makeup party for twelve 2018

Chandler Dental Center certificate for a new patient exam, xrays, cleaning, and zoom teeth whitening 2018

Cheesy Jane's kids birthday party for twelve 2018

Chela's $50 gift card 2018

Chester's Burgers $25 gift certificate 2018

Commonwealth Coffeehouse and Bakery $25 gift card 2018

Community Playthings mini unit block sampler 2018

Embers $30 meal card 2018

Embers $30 meal card 2018

Five Day AM Class "Blue Star" shadowbox 2018

Five Day AM Teachers Lunch for Three Blue Star Students at Cheesy Jane's with Our Blue Star Teachers 2018

Five Year Class Teachers Lunch and One Hour at Altitude trampoline park for four Blue Bear Friends with the Blue Bear Teachers Christine and Lizzy

Five Year Old Class Painted and Embellished Fabric Vase by the Blue Bears 2018

Formosa Garden $20 Gift Certificate 2018

Formosa Garden $20 Gift Certificate 2018

Formosa Garden $20 Gift Certificate 2018

Formosa Garden $20 Gift Certificate 2018

Formosa Garden $20 Gift Certificate 2018

Four Day PM Class "Red Apple" Cookbook 2018

Four Day PM Teachers Cheesy Jane's Lunch for four Red Apple Students with Red Apple Teachers 2018

Franci's Bogside $25 gift card 2018

Franci's Bogside $25 gift card 2018

Franci's Bogside $25 gift card 2018

Franci's Bogside $25 gift card 2018

Frankie Cortinas and Tamez Cade box of Turner Classic Channel wine club wines 2018

Fratello's $25 gift card 2018

Go Baby Go $25 gift card 2018

Graciela at the Yard Fiesta fascinator 2018

Grey Moss Inn $60 dinner certificate 2018

Grimaldi's Pizza $50 meal card 2018

Hall Wine bottle of Hall Cavernet Sauvignon, 2013 and a wine tour and tasting for 4 at the St. Helena, Ca. Winery 2018

Hasslocher Enterprises, Inc. DBA Frontier Enterprises $25 Jim's Restaurant certificate 2018

Hearthstone Bakery Café $20 gift certificate 2018

Hearthstone Bakery Café $20 gift certificate 2018

Impeccable Pig turquoise colored necklace 2018

Institute of Texan Cultures family four pack of general admission tickets 2018

J. Alexander's $50 gift card 2018

Jason Dady Restaurants Tres Trattoria, Two Brothers, and Shuck Shack 2018

Jason's Deli certificate for four VIP meals and four cookies 2018

Jeanne Garza Four Charter Level Spurs Tickets, Parking Pass AND Saddles and Spurs Access! Sat., March 3, Spurs/Lakers, 8:00 p. 2018

Jeep Collins sterling silver acorn cross keyring 2018

Jeep Collins sterling silver love loop earrings 2018

Jeep Collins sterling silver wren pendant 2018

Jesus Toro Martinez "Afternoon Riverbank" mixed media on tar; silverleaf and self made pigments 2018

Jo Mrvichin your child's artwork appliqued into a pillow 2018

Johnson's Backyard Garden certificate for 1 medium share from this organic CSA 2018

Joy Ride Texas Cycling Studio Five-Class Pack, water bottle and key ring pouch 2018

Kendra Scott necklace and earring set 2018

Kiddie Park original birthday party package for 12 2018

Kindergarten San Antonio "Christmas Tree" 2018

Kindergarten Collage Art Piece

Kitty and Rich Lange Two Great Seats! Section 111, Row 14, seats 2 & 3, with parking pass. Spurs/Jazz Fri., March 23, 7:30 p.m. 2018

Kodo Kids marble rubber ramp set 2018

Kumon: Alamo Heights $100 gift certificate, assorted books, bag, and pencil pouch 2018

La Madeleine $20 in gift cards, a bottle of salad dressing, and a jar of tomato basil soup 2018

La Tuna Grill $25 gift certificate 2018

Leighelena genuine stingray bangle bracelet 2018

Lick Honest Ice Cream Two small licks and one pint ice cream 2018

Lick Honest Ice Cream Two small licks and one pint ice cream 2018

Little Gym one month (4 classes) and gym membership 2018

Local Coffee $5 gift card 2018

Local Coffee $5 gift card 2018

Local Coffee $5 gift card 2018

Local Coffee $5 gift card 2018

Local Coffee $5 gift card 2018

LuLaRoe Angela Rayne two pair of leggings 2018

Magik Theatre certificate for 4 tickets to any 2017-18 season show; excludes Wrinkle in Time 2018

Mexican Manhattan dinner for four 2018

Mike's Dog Store $50 gift certificate and tote bag w/ dog food, treats, and toys 2018

Ming's Noodle Bar $25 gift card 2018

Montana West Handbag Montana West handbag 2018

Moretti's Fine Jewelry sterling silver "Wave" cuff bracelet 2018

Mr. Tom Metzroth hand crafted box hockey set 2018

Murphy Deco Design Custome decorative pillow 2018

Niche Clothing Co. metalic silver wristlet/cross body handbag 2018

NIOSA (A Night in Old San Antonio) 2 NIOSA 2018 Gift Certificates 2018

Olympia Gymnastics certificate for one free session 2018

Orange Leaf Yogurt two 16 oz. cups froyo for two 2018

Outlaw Kitchens Takeaway Café $50 gift certificate 2018

Paesano's Lincoln Heights $50 Gift Certificate 2018

Paesano's Lincoln Heights $50 Gift Certificate 2018

Paesano's Lincoln Heights $50 Gift Certificate 2018

Pagent and Rue Ferguson wine caddy and two bottles of wine 2018

Pamela Hare doTerra gift basket with essential oils, lotions, scrub, and mask 2018

Pampered Chef veggie spiraler, quick slice, measure mix & pour, and season's best cookbook 2018

Pampered Chef mason jar lunch set 2018

Pampered Chef chef's knife, utility knife, and cutting mats 2018

Peggy Hoppes Creativity wall art piece and custom devotional package 2018

Perennial Potter decorative planter pot 2018

Portrait Innovations $100 gift certificate 2018

Potbelly Sandwich Shop lunch for four 2018

Potbelly Sandwich Shop lunch for four 2018

Real Ale Private tour for 4, including two beers each and one bag of Real Ale swag! 2018

Robin Jackson Photography 11x14 family portrait package with one hour of retouching; 2018

Rodan & Fields Rodan & Fields Sample Gift Basket 2018

SA Flavor, LLC Fiesta sash and medal collection 2018

SA Holiday Traditions one Christmas tree up to 8 feet tall, plus a stand 2018

San Antonio Botanical Society family four pack - general day pass admissions 2018

San Antonio FC pass for four tickets to any 2018 regular season home game 2018

San Antonio Missions Baseball Club four box seats for any Sun. - Thurs. 2018 regular season Missions game 2018

San Antonio Missions Baseball Club four box seats for any Sun. - Thurs. 2018 regular season Missions game 2018

San Antonio Rampage four plaza level tickets and a parking pass to one 2017-18 Rampage regular home game 2018

San Antonio Spurs autographed Tony Parker jersey 2018

San Antonio Spurs autographed Tony Parker mini replica court 2018

San Antonio Symphony ticket voucher for two to an upcoming symphony performance 2018

San Antonio Zoo 4-pack Zoo admission 2018

Santikos Theatres VIP movie passes, popcorn, and fountain drinks for two 2018

Sea Island Shrimp House $25 dinner certificate 2018

Sea World San Antonio two one day passes 2018

Shades of Green plant and $25 gift certificate 2018

Shear Creations $150 gift certificate to Shear Creations for any hair care services 2018

Shetler Fine Jewelers $500 gift certificate 2018

Snooze coffee selection, mugs and t-shirt 2018

St. Mary's University Alumni Office four 2018 oyster bake admissions plus $40 in food and beverages 2018

Steve Woodworth handmade wooden ring holder 2018

Stone City Attractions; Jack Orbin two tickets to the Dec. 2018 Tran-Siberian Orchestra Concert 2018

Subway $25 meal card 2018

Subway $25 meal card 2018

Subway $25 meal card 2018

Subway $25 meal card 2018

Sunset Ridge Home and Hardware $50 gift card 2018

The DoSeum four day passes 2018

The Huerta Family Patron Tequilas: Anejo and Citonge 2018

The Huerta Family Crown Royal and Texas Crown Canadian Whiskeys 2018

The Huerta Family Macallan Scotch set 2018

The Huerta Family three bottles of fine champagne 2018

The Jumpy Place Free Party Gift Certificate and Party Package to the Jumpy Place (for 10 children) 2018

The Rhodes Family autographed country music memorabilia collection 2018

The Rhodes Family autographed sports memorabilia collection

The Rose Boutique $50 floral certificate 2018

The Wash Tub ten full wash certificates 2018

The Wash Tub ten full wash certificates 2018

Three Day AM MWF Class "Bee-Dazzled" Framed Mirror 2018

Three Day AM TWT Class Bird House Beautiful 2018

Three Day AM TWT Teachers Brackenridge Train and Park Picnic with Lily, Karen, and Talia, for Two Children 2018

Three Day PM Class Colorful Spin Art Piece 2018

Three Day PM Teachers Kiddie Park outing for two children 2018

Trilogy Dance Center certificate for two months dance classes plus registration 2018

Tso-Guillen Family use of ELF 2FR for 4 hours in Brackenridge Park 2018

Two Day M/F Class Mosaic Planter, painted and embellished by the Caterpillars 2018

Two Day MF Teachers Picnic Lunch for Two Caterpillars at Brackenridge Park 2018

Two Day T/Th Class Colorful Starburst Art Piece, painted by the Ladybugs 2018

T-Th/ MWF AM Team After School Lunch at Cheesy Jane's for three children 2018

Volare Pizza $20 gift card 2018

W.D. Deli $20 gift card 2018

W.D. Deli $20 gift card 2018

Walden Pond one child's art birthday party for 20 2018

Walt Wine bottle of Walt Pinot Noir 2013, and a wine and cheese pairing for 4 at the Sonoma, Ca. Winery 2018

WhataBurger Whataburger basket, including Whataburger for a year, Yeti tumbler, pancake mix, history book, koozie, baseball 2018

Whole Earth Provision texas puzzle, bingo, mug and serving board 2018

Zeno Group: Rick Rhodes Yeti "Coca Cola" cooler, two 30 oz. and two 20 oz. mugs 2018

 

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Thanks to our parents who shoveled, hauled, and sweated to add new sand and mulch to the playground! The children were delighted to dig, build, and make "sand" angels outside.

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From the AHISD website...

AHISD plans to hold school during normal hours at all campuses tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17.  However, we will be watching roads over-night, especially in the outlying areas where some of our staff live.  With no precipitation in the forecast, we do not expect any problems.  If something changes, we will notify everyone by 5:00 a.m.  Be sure to give yourself extra time to knock off the ice, warm up the car, and drive extra carefully to work!

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The Acorn follows the decisions of the Alamo Heights  School District. If the district announces closures, then The Acorn will close. Of course, families should use their own discretion and stay safe. Thanks, and keep warm.

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We are proud to be featured in the Alamo City Moms Blog! We love our school, and can talk to you for hours about it, but hearing it from another source is heartwarming!  Please take this opportunity to read all about us!

Current families enroll for the 2018-19 school year starting January 16th. A tour for families interested in enrolling is scheduled for Saturday, January 20th, 10:00 a.m; adults only.  New families will enroll on January 31st, by appointment.  Please give us a call, 210-826-8804, for more information. Thanks!

 

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Monday, January 8: Classes Resume

Thursday, January 11, 6:30 p.m.: Acorn Kindergarten Information Meeting

Friday. January 12, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.: Kindergarten Observations for Interested Parents

Monday, January 15: School Closed for Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, January 16: Enrollment Begins for Current Families; forms distributed during class arrival times

Saturday, January 20, 10:00 a.m.: Tour for New Families; Please Call the Office for Information!

Wednesday, January 24, and Thursday, January 25: Alumni Enrollment

Wednesday, January 31, by Appointment: Enrollment for New Families

 

Friday, February 9, 6:30 p.m. at the Radius Center: The Acorn Casino Night and Fundraiser! See an Acorn Parent or Call the Office for Information!

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In light of current events, and most recently the tragedy in our neighboring city of Sutherland Springs, we wanted to share with you some thoughts.  It is our hope that parents of young children are turning off the news when the little ones are around, so they are not aware of the details of what is going on. But in case they do hear, and have questions, concerns, or fears, here is some great information to help you.  We thank Margaret R. Mauzé, PhD, ABPP, Board Certified Pediatric Psychologist, 210-570-6874, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text27964 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for her wise words.

 

Talking to Kids About Tragedy

It seems that almost every time we turn on the news or open a newspaper, we are greeted with another tragedy happening in our country. How do we explain these tragedies to our children while also trying to help them feel safe? Even if we do not show them the news stories or newspaper pictures, how do we help them process information they may hear elsewhere? Below are some tips for talking to your children about these issues.

1. Be Honest. Often as parents, our instinct may be to sugar coat the information presented to our children. When you are honest with your child, you open the door for future communication and show your child that you are a trustworthy resource.

2. Keep it Simple. I recommend providing simple facts and following your child’s lead in terms of questions. “A man shot some other people. Some people were hurt and some people died.”

3. Consider Development. A teenager may have more complex questions or greater understanding of what happened then a preschooler. Consider where your child is in terms of their understanding/exposure to the outside world.

4. Normalize Feelings. Many children will feel afraid and worried that a similar event could happen to them or to someone they love. Acknowledge this fear and share feelings of your own. “It’s okay to feel sad/afraid/angry. I feel sad when I think about it too.”

5. Be Specific About Ways Your Child is Safe. Children need reassurance that they and their loved ones are safe. Remind them of all the ways this remains true. “Mommy and Daddy are here to protect you. We lock our doors to keep our house safe. At school, your teachers are there to protect you. Adults have to sign in and out of the building so everyone knows who is in the building.”

6. Encourage Questions and Expressing Feelings. Some children take longer to process information than others. Let your child know that you are available for questions and that it’s okay to talk about their feelings.

7. Consider Ways to Help. It can help children to participate in providing aid. This will vary depending on their age. Adolescent or college age children may be able to donate blood. Younger children may want to make cards or say prayers for those impacted.

8. Watch for Behavioral or Emotional Changes. Some children will react more strongly than others. If you notice changes in your child (difficulties sleeping or eating, more frequent behavioral outbursts, anxiety about going to school or being separated from you), reach out to your pediatrician for recommendations. Some children will benefit from professional help.

 

 

 

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