Torch Award for Ethics
Giraffe Laugh will be honored at the Torch Award for Ethics Luncheon
When: November 20th 2013 from 11:30-1:00
Where: The Riverside Hotel 2900 W. Chinden BlvdFor more information please visit our Events page
Giraffe Laugh's Annual Fall Friendraiser
When: November 8th @ 6:30pm
Where: BSU SUB in the Jordan Ballroom
What: This is a silent auction and dinner, all proceeds benefit children in need at Giraffe Laugh.
This event has sold out! Thank you to all our awesome donors who help make a difference in the lives of children and families everyday we will see you all Friday evening!!!
Hyde Park Street Fair
Giraffe Laugh Children's Area
When: September 13th -15th
Where: Camelsback ParkYour participation in the 2013 Children’s Area ensures that children of all incomes and abilities may attend a quality early learning preschool and have access to food and activities their parents cannot afford.
To sponsor an attraction this year click here
To volunteer at the fair with Giraffe Laugh click here13th Annual Fall Friendraiser
When: November 8th 6:30-10:00
Where: Boise State SUB Jordan BallroomThis is a silent auction and dinner complete with dessert's up for auction All proceeds directly impact the lives of children and families with Giraffe Laugh.
Center Activities and Announcements!
Magic Tumble Bus
Giraffe Laugh 1 Tumble Bus will arrive on Thursdays at 2:30 and be there for sessions until 3:20
Giraffe Laugh 2 Tumble Bus will arrive on Fridays at 9:30 and be there for sessions until 10:20
Both Giraffe Laugh 1 and Giraffe Laugh 2 preschool classes will have the opportunity to sign up for Ballet Lessons through Ballet Idaho, starting Tuesday October 1st.
In the News
Huge Thank You!
Our sponsors so far for The Children's Area at Hyde Park Street Fair are:
Pacific Source Health Plans
Idaho Physicians Network
Boise State Public Radio
These sponsors have made a difference in the life of a child and their family
What: Basket Assembly Training
When: September 24th 4 p.m.
Where: Giraffe Laugh 2
This will be a fun filled hour, showing you how baskets for our Fall Friendraiser are created. If you wish to volunteer for basket assembly you will not want to miss this training!
Giraffe Laugh 1 and 2 had to combine forces when the pipes froze at GL1 on January 21, 2013. Everyone was so wonderful that things went off without a hitch.
Neile held down the fort at GL1 with heaters and plumbers and eventually United Water who came out and replaced the main connection.
In the meantime ALL of the teachers and kids came to our second location and everything went incredibly smoothly. We were surprised at how much the children enjoyed one another and all of the new toys. We were so proud of our teachers that made room in their spaces and hearts for new kids and more teachers! We really do have the best TEAM of teachers at GL. Thanks everyone for a great experience.
New 01/22/13: Giraffe Laugh 1 Pipes Still Frozen
Giraffe Laugh 1 Pipes are still frozen. Tomorrow January 23rd, we will have all students attend Giraffe Laugh 2, located on the corner of 12th and Grand Ave. Each classroom will have Giraffe Laugh 1 and Giraffe Laugh 2 staff members present so that there are familiar faces throughout the building!
Ballet Lessons Starting Again
Ballet lessons are starting again for both Giraffe Laugh 1 and Giraffe Laugh 2 preschool classes. For more information please contact your child's preschool teacher.
Cooking Matters Classes
The Idaho Food Bank will be holding Cooking Matters classes at Giraffe Laugh 2 starting January 24th at 5:30 pm. These classes are for adults only. This is a seven week series in which you will learn healthy affordable recipes, you will also receive a free bag of groceries with ingredients from the weeks meal to prepare at home. Please contact the Grand Ave location if you are interested in attending.
8th Annual Bowlathon!
The 8th Annual Bowlathon will be held on April 6th at 2:00pm (location TBD). Start gathering your team of 5 bowlers and join us Saturday April 6th at 2:00pm for bowling, prizes, T-shirts, family time, fun and free soda or beer!
All Giraffe Laugh Schools are closed today due to weather. Have a safe and happy day with your kids! See you tomorrow.
Boise Fry Company Fundraiser
Tuesday November 6th 6-9pm
Support Early Childhood Education, join us at the Boise Fry Company tomorrow night from 6-9pm!
11TH ANNUAL FALL FRIENDRAISER
As the leaves start to change we begin to snuggle down and look forward to the holiday season of thanks and friendship! For this reason, we’ll be celebrating our 11th Annual Fall Friendraiser on Friday November 2nd where we’ll celebrate our successes and our theme, Stories of Hope! Click here
for more information on the event, the online auction, ticket sales and more!
Fall also brings with it picture day, parenting classes, Parent/Teacher conferences, field trips to the gardens and the annual Halloween Parade. The parade will naturally be on Halloween day and please link to our Google calendar for the other dates: View Google Calendar
We will be providing Thanksgiving food baskets, Christmas food baskets, a visit from Santa and our Christmas Adoption Program if you need assistance. Please contact the offices
to sign up for these services or if you’d like to help provide these services to a family in need!
We know the holidays come with many expectations and can be a stressful time of year so please let us know how we can help if you’re experiencing stress at home with relationships or with your child in general. We’re here to support your family and want to be a part of helping you be the best family you can be!