Thursday, December 3, 2015

December 8th Meeting

Next Tuesday is our first and only meeting in December.

A reminder that everyone is encourage to come early. Remember child care opens at 9:15 so if you check your kids in early you can get settled early too!

Speaker Information
Jon Platek, Lead Pastor of MGEFC will be sharing a Christmas message with us!
  
Brunch
A reminder that the PURPLE TABLE has brunch this week.

Steering Team Child Care
Thank you! Our thanks to Alissa Kling, Brittany Sedjo, Jodi Tupi, Stacey Anderson, and Aungelica Nyabere at Mindy Daniel’s ‘Orange’ table for taking such wonderful care of our Steering Team children this past Tuesday for our monthly planning meeting. You are a blessing!
“Yellow” table has Steering Team child care for January: Our next Steering Team meeting will be Tuesday, January 5th and Caytie Hall’s ‘Yellow’ table will be helping out. Please mark your calendars and plan for an extra playdate with your MOPS buddies. (9:15AM-11:45) Thank you!

Additional Help in January
Hoping to add an addition classroom for January: We have a waiting list! If you know of anyone who might be available, even on a part-time basis, to help with child care so that we can expand we would love to give them more information. Please contact Lori (made4praises@gmail.com) or your DGL.

Allergy Concerns
There are ingredients on the snack information for moms with allergy concerns in the MOPPETS lesson plan.

Day of Pampering
If anyone would like to assist the day or for day of pampering (such as with set up or take down) please contact Lindsey (lindsay.grill@gmail.com).

Game
We will playing a fun game this week where we can meet ladies at our sister table.


MOPPET Lesson Plan
Click here to view the MOPPET lesson plan for the week.        

Thursday, November 19, 2015

November 24th Meeting

I know we have a lot to be thankful for this week. As we lead into Thanksgiving week let’s try to notice goodness!

A reminder that everyone is encourage to come early. Remember child care opens at 9:15 so if you check your kids in early you can get settled early too!

Speaker Information

Stacia Christenson is a "work from home" senior sales director, celebrating 19 years in her business. 
She also serves as a Ministry Coach liaison for MOPS, Int'l.  As a complement to her daily work, she has discovered a new calling: presenting encouraging, faith-filled talks on image and modesty, prayer, the Five Love Languages, and this week’s topic:  Gratitude.
She is married to Kevin and lives in Minnetonka. Her greatest and most important title to date is in the role she plays as a mom to her sweet P's, Peyton and Paisley.
  
Brunch
A reminder that the BLUE TABLE has brunch this week.

Craft
We will be making ornaments with our MOPS theme this week.

Steering Team Child Care
A reminder that the PURPLE TABLE is assigned to help with child care for the next meeting on December 1st.

Name Tags
Don't forget to pick up your name tags at the welcome table upstairs when you walk into MOPS and leave them at your table when you go home.

Pictures
A reminder to send your family pictures into your DGL. Even one from an IPhone works! If you have any questions about how to do this please contact Heather (hhosfield@gmail.com). 


MOPPET Lesson Plan
Click here to view the MOPPET lesson plan for the week.   
    

Friday, November 6, 2015

November 10th Meeting

Looking forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday for our first meeting in November!

A reminder that everyone is encourage to come early. Remember child care opens at 9:15 so if you check your kids in early you can get settled early too!

Speaker Information
Kathy White has been involved with and spoken at MOPS groups for over 20 years. “I love young moms and the love and dedication you have for your preschoolers.”  Kathy and her husband have owned a Christian bookstore for many years. She served as Women’s Ministry Director at New Hope Church for 10 years. Currently she is the Vice President of Field Ministries for Stonecroft Ministries, a national women’s ministry. Kathy’s favorite activity is having coffee and conversation with women about life and faith, and she believes there is no more important (and challenging) issue than being a mom.

10-27 Meeting Speaker Information
Here are the PowerPoint slides from our speaker last week: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1SnnlsBMTIQjDEzY3o27aJ5CYFatl3V8CKD5rrUlhNgA/edit

Upcoming Play Date
Our next play date is Tuesday, November 17 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. It will be at the church. Please RSVP via the Evite sent this week.

Fall Service Project
Our group will be Christmas caroling with sister tables and kids at Nursing/Senior homes.
If anyone has a personal connection to a nursing/senior home in the area we would love to use it as one of caroling visits. Please email daniellelwalter@gmail.com with info. Dates and times to be determined.

Steering Team Child Care
A reminder that the PURPLE TABLE is assigned to help with child care for the next meeting on December 1st.

Name Tags
Don't forget to pick up your name tags at the welcome table upstairs when you walk into MOPS and leave them at your table when you go home.

Pictures
A reminder to send your family pictures into your DGL. Even one from an IPhone works! If you have any questions about how to do this please contact Heather (hhosfield@gmail.com). 


MOPPET Lesson Plan
Click here to view the MOPPET lesson plan for the week. 
      

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 27th Meeting

Hard to believe we are three meetings into our year! I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall we have been blessed with!

A reminder that everyone is encourage to come early. Remember child care opens at 9:15 so if you check your kids in early you can get settled early too!

Speaker Information
Our speaker next week is Dr. David Sibley. His talk it titled, “Communication Style Differences between Men and Women.” Dr. Sibley has been married to Nancy for 38 years. They have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. He has teaching degrees in secondary and elementary education. He also has a Master’s degree in Family Education and a Doctorate in Education. He currently works at the University of Northwestern.

Brunch
A reminder that the ORANGE TABLE has brunch for the 27th meeting.

Steering Team Child Care
A reminder that the BLUE TABLE is assigned to help with child care for the next steering team meeting on November 3rd.

Name Tags
Don't forget to pick up your name tags at the welcome table upstairs when you walk into MOPS and leave them at your table when you go home.

Craft
We will have our first craft of the year at the October 27th meeting! It will be a beautiful leaf mason jar candle holder. Materials will be supplied, come with your creativity.

Tribe Sign Up
If you did not have time to fill out the tribe sign up last meeting, please fill it out and give it to your DGL last meeting, please hand it in this meeting so we can get Tribes up and running! If you lost your sheet you can find them click here to access it. You can them submit the form online. If you have any questions about the form and potential responsibilities just ask your DGL.

Pictures
A reminder to send your family pictures into your DGL.  Even one from an IPhone works! If you have any questions about how to do this please contact Heather (hhosfield@gmail.com). 

No Flu Shot Clinic
We will not be hosting a flu shot clinic this year. Thank you Caytie Hall for offering.

Mom’s in their first trimester
Robinsdale Women's Center is in need of women in their first trimester (7-15 weeks) to serve as ultra sound models for ultra sound techs learning how to use the equipment. The ultra sound is free for you, you just have to show up! Please call: (763) 531-9554 if interested.

Calling all cuties in their costumes!!
Kids can wear their Halloween costume to MOPS to the 27th meeting


MOPPET Lesson Plan
Click here to view the MOPPET lesson plan for the week.   
    

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October 13th Meeting

We hope everyone had a wonderful first meeting and you are looking forward to our meeting next week, Tuesday, October 13th, 9:30-11:30.  A handful reminders as we look forward to our meeting.

Everyone is encouraged to come early. We know this is so often easier said than done, but the earlier you arrive the more time you will have to check in your kids. Make sure to ask the greeters to help direct you of where to check in.

Speaker Information

Our speaker next week is Anna Braasch from Connected Families.
Anna Braasch is the Director of Community Engagement at Connected Families. She is passionate about encouraging parents who are struggling in their parenting journey. Her desire is for parents to leave workshops feeling strengthened and with a strong desire to connect well with their children. 
Anna has been married for 16 years and has two beautiful children, both born in Ethiopia. She brings her "in the trenches" personal experience to her speaking: infertility, adoption, attachment and parenting struggles, and loads of grace and healing.

Payment Information
Please remember to bring your MOPS payment next week. If you need more information about your registration please check with your DGL or Peggy (pgoshaw@yahoo.com). 

Pictures
A reminder to send your family pictures into your DGL.  Even one from an IPhone works! If you have any questions about how to do this please contact Heather (hhosfield@gmail.com). 

Noticing Goodness Board
Don’t forgot to add to the Noticing Goodness board this week! The board is an important way for us to celebrate the gifts God has given us!

Brunch
A reminder that the green table has brunch for the 13th meeting.

Mom’s Night Out
Join us for our first Mom's Night Out!  Bring your favorite group game so we can have some options.  Also, feel free to bring a dessert or appetizer to share.  It doesn't have to be anything fancy, but food is always welcome! :)   We will have hot chocolate, decaf coffee and water available.  Hope to see you all there!
Location: Mindy’s House- 15463 Elm Road Osseo, MN 55311
Time: Friday, October 9th at 7:00 PM

Playdate
Bring your kids and lets celebrate the beginning of fall!  We will meet at church and have the outdoor playground open for the kiddos. There will also be indoor activities like we had at the kickoff (basketballs, coloring pages, blocks, etc.)  We will also have coffee and hot chocolate to go around!  Hope to see you all there!
Location: Maple Grove Evangelical Church
Time: Tuesday, October 20th at 9:30-11:30 AM
Click here for the Evite Information

MOPPET Lesson Plan
Click here to view the MOPPET lesson plan for the week.

Preview of the October 27th meeting
Craft
We will have our first craft of the year at the October 27th meeting! It will be a beautiful leaf mason jar candle holder. Materials will be supplied, come with your creativity.
Speaker Information
Dave Sibley, a Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church member. He will be discussing communication differences between men and women. 
Brunch
A reminder that the orange table has brunch for the 27th meeting.
Costumes
Remember, your kids can come in their costumes to the 27th meeting!

As always if you have any questions or concerns please email us: MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

First Maple Grove MOPS meeting of 2015-2016!

Welcome to Maple Grove MOPS! We are so excited to have you with us on this exciting journey to fierce flourishing.

We understand that for some of you this might be your first MOPS meeting ever. Here are a few things to remember for our first meeting of the 2015-2016 year.

Meeting Information
  • A reminder that Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church is located at 8585 Rice Lake Rd., Maple Grove, MN 55369.
  • Our meeting starts at 9:30
  • It is helpful to arrive a little early to check your kid(s) in their rooms
  • Steering team members will be at the front doors to direct you if needed
  • We will have a color coded table for each group
  • If you are not sure which table you are sitting with this year please email: MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com 
  • A reminder you can see a picture of your DGL (and the rest of the steering team), here: http://maplegrovemops.blogspot.com/p/about.html   
  • Remember to save your appetite as there will be a yummy brunch for everyone to enjoy
  • At this first meeting we will be getting to know each other and learning more about what to expect at MOPS this year
  • Please remember if you have any questions or concerns please contact your DGL or email: MapleGroveMOPS@gmail.com 

9/22 Speaker: Shauna Niequist
We will be watching a video called Friendship, by Shauna Niequist.

Niequist is the author of Cold Tangerines, Bittersweet, and Bread & Wine. Her newest project is a 365-day devotional called Savor.

She is married to Aaron, and they have two wild & silly & darling boys, Henry & Mac. They live outside Chicago, where Aaron leads The Practice and is recording a project called A New Liturgy.

Shauna also writes for the Storyline Blog, and for IF:Table, and she is a guest teacher at her church.

Shauna’s three great loves are her family, dinner parties, and books, and she believes that vulnerable storytelling, hard laughter, and cold pizza for breakfast can cure almost anything.

For more information about Shauna, visit her website: http://www.shaunaniequist.com/

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!
Please remember to bring the payment for your fall (or the complete year) registration fee. If you have any questions related to these fees please contact Peggy Goshaw at pgoshaw@yahoo.com.

We are so excited to spend the year with you and grow together. See you next Tuesday!!



Sunday, July 19, 2015

2nd Summer Newsletter

We have one play date and one Mom's night out coming up in July and August. Remember you don't have to be a member of Maple Grove MOPS to attend, so you are encouraged to invite friends. Look for more information about these dates soon.


T
hursday, July 30th (play date)
View more information about this play date click here.

Friday August 21st (Mom's night out)
View more information about this Mom's Night In click here

The first MOPS meeting of the 2015-16 year will be Tuesday, September 22nd. As we continue to plan for the fall we encourage you to invite other moms to Maple Grove MOPS. Space is still available for kids of all ages. 

We will have an unofficial kick off to the MOPS year with a play date on Tuesday, September 15th at the church. It is a great way for moms to come to the church before the first meeting and become familiar with the meeting room. It also gives everyone the opportunity to connect with other moms at our tables and meet each other’s kids 

Here are five ways for you to tell others about MOPS:
  1. Ask other moms if they like brunch, because everyone does!
  2. Ask other moms if they like go to pre-planned play dates and mom's nights out.
  3. Ask other moms if they would like to hear speakers that are relevant to all moms, like meal planning, discipline, marriage development and many others.
  4. Ask other moms if they would like to make life long friendships with moms just like them.
  5. Share your story! Post in the comments section your MOPS story.

Friday, May 29, 2015

1st Summer Newsletter

Welcome to summer! It is time to get out the sunscreen and sandals!

We will be taking a break from regular meetings this summer but we will still have play date every month. The dates and times of play dates are still to be determined. Please look to the Facebook page and the blog for more information as it becomes available. Please remember that anyone is welcome to the summer play dates. They do not need to be a Maple Grove MOPS member; so encourage your friends to come along!

The first MOPS meeting of the 2015-16 year will be Tuesday, September 22nd. Please note that this is the only month we will not meet on the 2nd Tuesday.

The play date kick off is Tuesday, September 15th at the church. It is a great way for moms to come to the church before first meeting and become familiar with the meeting room. It also gives everyone the opportunity to connect with other moms at our tables and meet each other’s kids. The time is to be determined.


Monday, May 11, 2015

May 12th Newsletter

Our last meeting of the year:

This being our last meeting of the year, we will have a slightly different format.  In lieu of a speaker we will have a time of reflection where we are encouraging everyone to think about how MOPS has been this year and maybe to share some highlights on your experience.  We would also love to hear anything pertaining to our theme of "Be You, Bravely" if it is applicable to you.  This is not mandatory but will be open mic for anyone who is up for sharing. 
We will also be doing summer fun jar craft, in which we will have ideas for things to do with the kids over the summer time.

This Week's Reminders:

  • Everyone should have received an email regarding MOMCon. If anyone is interested in attending, please respond back to that email.  Reminder this a great opportunity for ALL moms to get refreshed and gain insight on how to be a better mom as well as opportunities for breakout sessions for those who want to fine tune some leadership skills.  The dates are Sept 15-17 and it is in Indianapolis.
  • A group of ladies is interested in starting a summer bible study which will most likely be the same times as MOPS. More info to come!
  • We still have a few opening on our steering team for next year.  We are looking for a few more Discussion Group Leaders (DGL's) and Hospitality. If you are interested in learning more about these positions, please talk to your DGL, to Jen or Jill, or refer to the "Get involved" tab to see a detailed description of the positions as well as an opportunity to fill out the application.
  • Registration for MOPS 2015/16 is open.  Please see Peggy with payment and to receive the early bird discount! 
  • Congratulations to Jessica Groth on the birth of Finnley Rae!
     

    This Week's MOPPETS:

    MOPPETS for May 2015
    Theme: ‘Growing Colors’ Celebrating God’s colorful world.

    A huge THANK YOU to all of our moms for helping with our Steering Team childcare throughout the year. So grateful to you and for your loving on our kiddos while we plan the MOPS meetings.

  • BOZ Buzz!
Celebrating God’s gift of colorful world in the next theme for BOZ Treehouse Time! at MOPPETS. We will identify, use, and appreciate the beautiful colors around us. To introduce this topic, informally help your child identify colors. For example, as you’re working in the kitchen you might say, “I’m preparing something green for lunch. What do you think we’ll eat?” or tomorrow morning ask, “Do you want to wear the shirt that’s red or the shirt that’s blue?” Especially enjoy discovering with your child the special colors that pop up in Spring.
  • Biblical Concept: God created a colorful world.
  • Memory Verse: God created the world. From Psalm 134:3: May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who is the Maker of heaven and earth.
  • Snack:
    • May 12th: Skinny Pop Popcorn and Fruit Snacks

Looking ahead:
  • Please dress your child for the outside weather. The weather is so beautiful this Spring!!! Weather permitting we will be going outside on Tuesday.
  • Just a heads up: Volunteers are needed for a Steering Team Meeting sometime in June. A new Steering Team is being formed! We would like to get together to strategize the 2015-16 year. We usually meet on a Tuesday morning, same hours as MOPS. If you have signed up for MOPS next year, would you please help out? We ask our moms to work one Steering Team meeting a year to keep childcare costs to you as low as possible and this would fill that spot for your 2015-16 MOPS year. WHEN A DATE IS CHOSEN, if you would be able to help watch the Steering Team’s kiddos that would be such a help. Please give me a call or an email if you are available. Thank you so much!!!

We hope that you have been blessed by MOPS and your child(ren) are crazy over BOZ and his love of God this year. Have a WONDERFUL SUMMER and we hope to see you back in the fall. God bless you all.

-Lori Andreen
MOPPETS Coordinator
maplegrovemoppets@gmail.com
612.802.1550

 Save the Date:

  • May 29th at 7pm: Bonfire at Lindsay Grill's house. 6998 Polaris Ln N. Maple Grove, 55311. Bring a chair if you have one and an appetizer or dessert to share. If raining, we will go inside for games.
  • Stay tuned for information about summer events! We will be sending that information to you via email.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

April 28th Newsletter

This Week's Speaker:

Sarah Cook with Wildtree
Sarah is a Wildtree representative and will be discussing meal planning and how to save both Time and Money! As a bonus, we will be making a recipe to bring home called "Best Burgers EVER."

Please bring 1 lb of ground beef OR ground turkey in a gallon size freezer Ziploc Bag with your name on it to the meeting. (It can be already frozen meat, just don't thaw it out and refreeze it after the meeting). It is imperative that the protein be put in the bag and brought to the meeting so we do not have any handling of raw meat. Bring your bagged protein in your own insulated cooler with ice to keep it cold during the meeting time or you may store it in the cooler that we will have on hand for those who need it.

This Week's Reminders:

  • Applications are being accepted now through our next  (and last!) meeting on May 12th for our steering team for next year.  Please visit the "get involved" tab to see which positions are currently needing to be filled, position descriptions and a link to download the application. We also have a new form: The Service Application is for people interested in assisting or helping out the lead person on Steering Team in that area. People who serve as an assistant or on a committee under the Team Leader are not on Steering Team, although their contribution is highly valued. Filling out a service application does not commit your services in the identified areas; it serves as a way for Team Leaders to reach out to others when help is needed.    
  • Get excited for MomCon 2015!!! Although it may seem early to be talking about this incredible life-giving event, we get to start planning now as it’s in mid-September this year! The exact dates are September 17th -19th in Indianapolis, IN. --What is MomCon, you say? It’s an annual conference hosted by MOPS International with the goals of building relationships, wisdom, and rest into your lives! It’s an awesome opportunity to connect with other moms in our MOPS group, to learn and grow from well-known speakers, and to worship with Matt Maher and Matthew West! Check out the promo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFoex4Vlqlg  If you would like to be included on an email list with further details and planning for the event, please email maplegrovemops@gmail.com with subject title: MomCon or talk to Jen Heupel. Thanks!
  • Congratulations to Molly Porter on the birth of her new son Haakon Thomas!

This Week's MOPPETS:

MOPPETS for April 2015
Theme: ‘What Do You See?’ Celebrating God’s gift of imagination.
  • BOZ Buzz!
  • Celebrating God’s gift of imagination is the next theme of for BOZ Treehouse Time! at MOPPETS. During the next few days, look for opportunities to support your child’s creative activities. You could shift sofa cushions to help your child create a fort, offer worn clothing for dress-up play or make airplane sounds when your child swings at the playground. Celebrating your child’s personal creativity will serve as a great introduction to this topic.
  • Biblical Concept: We are fearfully and wonderfully made by God
  • Memory Verse: God made me. From Psalm 139:13 - For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
  • Snack:
    • April 28th: Bananas
Looking ahead:
  • Please dress your child for the outside weather. The weather is improving!!! If the weather is beautiful we will bring the MOPPETS outside for some activity.
  • Steering Team Meeting Moms for Tuesday, May 5th 9:15 – 11:45 AM.
We cannot thank you, moms, enough for stepping up and helping with child care for our Steering Team meetings. Our Steering Team is fantastic and each woman goes out of her way to plan so that each meeting is a wonderful experience and relative to young busy moms.
Thank you so much for helping out and keeping our child care costs low!!! If you cannot make it, PLEASE LET ME KNOW and if you can find a sub that would be super sweet!
    • Katie Waage (Waddler Room with Amy Elkins)
    • Barbary Kochendorfer and Bethany Yard (Cruiser Room with Anne Harris and/or Mary Dieter)
    • Molly Abrams (Sea Mates with Paula Petersen)
Have a wonderful week. Loving this beautiful gift-of-God weather!
-Lori Andreen
MOPPETS Coordinator
maplegrovemoppets@gmail.com
612.802.1550

Save the Date:

  • May 1st from 7-9pm: MGEFC is hosting The Great Date Night. Cost is $15, no child care. It's a fun evening for you to connect with your husband creating memories. For more details and to register for the event online, please follow this link: The Great Date Night  
      

Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 14th Newsletter

This Week's Speaker: 

Cheryl Eliason: Character Training-Kids Under Construction

Cheryl Eliason speaks with passion and conviction to women, parents, and youth of all ages. Her enthusiastic and candid style addresses the “where we live” challenges of parenting. Cheryl’s background in Social Work, and experience as a parent of four children, give her a broad perspective born out of years of practical parenting practice. Along with her husband, Jeff, Cheryl co-founded their company Family Tools, Inc. – a resource company that educates and equips parents to be intentional. Their featured tool, PEGS®, sold internationally, helps families to establish structure and routine while providing a hands-on means to teach chores and address character issues. Cheryl is also a Certified Family Life Coach through The Parent Coaching Institute (thepci.com).

This Week's Reminders:

  • It's not too late to register for the Spring Leadership Event for MOPS leadership.  If anyone is looking to join our leadership team for next year, or is just looking for an opportunity to grow as a mom and a leader, this event is for you. Early Bird registration is just $10 and Sara Groves will be there speaking before the event.  Event date is April 25th (Mom time with Sara Groves 9-945 optional) 10:00am-430pm at Westwood Community Church in Excelsior, MN. If this is something you are interesting in please see Jen or Erica or contact them  at maplegrovemops@gmail.com
  • Get excited for MomCon 2015!!! Although it may seem early to be talking about this incredible life-giving event, we get to start planning now as it’s in mid-September this year! The exact dates are September 17th -19th in Indianapolis, IN.
    • What is MomCon, you say? It’s an annual conference hosted by MOPS International with the goals of building relationships, wisdom, and rest into your lives! It’s an awesome opportunity to connect with other moms in our MOPS group, to learn and grow from well-known speakers, and to worship with Matt Maher and Matthew West! Check out the promo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFoex4Vlqlg
    • If you would like to be included on an email list with further details and planning for the event, please email maplegrovemops@gmail.com with subject title: MomCon or talk to Jen Heupel. Thanks!
  •  We have a new tab!  Please check out our how to get involved tab which will walk you through different needs our steering team has for next year as well as how to apply for these positions. We are currently accepting applications for MOPS steering team 2015-2016. We will be having a Leadership Recruitment night as well (listed in the save the date section) for those of you who are interested and would like more information. 
  • Congratulations to Marissa on the birth of Walter John and Staci on the birth of Nevaeh Grace. 

This Week's MOPPETS:

MOPPETS for April 2015
Theme: ‘What Do You See?’ Celebrating God’s gift of imagination.

  • BOZ Buzz!
  • Celebrating God’s gift of imagination is the next theme of for BOZ Treehouse Time! at MOPPETS. During the next few days, look for opportunities to support your child’s creative activities. You could shift sofa cushions to help your child create a fort, offer worn clothing for dress-up play or make airplane sounds when your child swings at the playground. Celebrating your child’s personal creativity will serve as a great introduction to this topic.
  • Biblical Concept: We are fearfully and wonderfully made by God
  • Memory Verse: God made me. From Psalm 139:13 - For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
  • Snack:
    • April 14th: Veggie Straws
Looking ahead:
  • Please dress your child for the outside weather. The weather is improving!!! If the weather is beautiful we will bring the MOPPETS outside for some activity.
  • Steering Team Meeting Moms for Tuesday, May 5th 9:15 – 11:45 AM.
We cannot thank you, moms, enough for stepping up and helping with child care for our Steering Team meetings. Our Steering Team is fantastic and each woman goes out of her way to plan so that each meeting is a wonderful experience and relative to young busy moms.
Thank you so much for helping out and keeping our child care costs low!!! If you cannot make it, PLEASE LET ME KNOW and if you can find a sub that would be super sweet!
    • Katie Waage (Waddler Room with Amy Elkins)
    • Barbary Kochendorfer and Bethany Yard (Cruiser Room with Anne Harris and/or Mary Dieter)
    • Molly Abrams (Sea Mates with Paula Petersen)

Have a wonderful week. Loving this beautiful gift-of-God weather!

-Lori Andreen
MOPPETS Coordinator
maplegrovemoppets@gmail.com
612.802.1550

Save the Date:

  • April 21st: All MOPS playdate.  Meet at Weaver Lake Park for some fun in the sun!  9:30-11:30. If rainy we will meet at MGEFC for bouncy houses, coloring and basketball.  See evite for more details and to RSVP.
  •  April 21st: Leadership Recruitment Night. We will meet in the Youth Room (in between the elevators and the kitchen) at 7-830pm for any and all who are at all interested in a leadership position for next year's steering team. Please come and gather more information about the position and all that it requires from you as you make a desicion about your involvement for next year.