• Happily Ever After League (HEAL) Tea Event

    • WHEN: Sunday, March 1st, 2020
    • TIME: 12:30-3:30pm
    • WHERE: The Camby Hotel= 2401 East Camelback Road
    • The cost to attend is $100.00 per guest; all proceeds collected will go to the HEAL Foundation 

    For those attending the event: Click Here For Info!


    HEAL’s Fairytale Tea is definitely a favorite event where guests enjoy a whimsical day with friends as they help raise necessary funds for HEAL’s moms. This event simply cannot be explained, it must be experienced! The Happily Ever After League (HEAL) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that was founded to provide support to moms during cancer treatment.  HEAL assists Arizona mothers recovering from any type of cancer with at least one dependent child living at home. I have personally worked with the HEAL's tea event, along with my students, for the past three years. We have had a wonderful time, and it is a magical experience worth a lifetime of memories! There is also a costume/table decor contest, in which we have won every year!!! 

    After signing up, students will work together over the next two months to design and build their whimsical table center piece and attire. The day of the tea, students and myself will race against the other tables to set up our table decor, in the hopes to build a fantastic masterpiece which will create breathtaking memory for all the mothers and children of HEAL, as they enter the ballroom once the tea event begins. The tea will consist of lunch, guest speakers, awards, and a ton of raffles! This charity event is NOT part of Mountain Ridge, and is an event that I personally connect too. I am hoping to again share this experience with my students, as it can be life changing to many people. 

    If the event is something very important you, but you cannot afford to attend, please talk with me one on one; we can try to get sponsorship for your ticket! 

    For those students that are truly interested in participating: There are only 9 seats available; it is first come, first serve when it comes to seats. If you have additional questions, please email me :) Once everyone is signed up, I will host a meeting, in which your parents/guardians are welcome/encouraged to attend! 

    PAYING WITH A CHECK?... Please make it out to: The Happily Ever After League (I cannot accept checks made out to myself). Parents, guardians, siblings, you are all welcome to attend this event, however I am only taking students at my table. If you would like to attend yourself or bring friends/additional family members, feel free to sign up for the tea and the HEAL team will assign you a table to join! 

    More information about HEAL can be found on their website: https://www.happilyeverafterleague.org/about-us/ 


    2018 Xmas Crew

    Phoenix Children's Hospital Holiday Toy Drive  (More info to come!)

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    I am so lucky to be apart of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) when it comes to helping with their holiday toy drive! I have talked to all students in our class and explained to them how they too can help these children celebrate the holidays by donating a toy to a child. This is NOT an activity run my Mountain Ridge, but an event that I personally love to do on my own time, yet wanted to share the holiday magic with my students. Our goal is beat the amount of donated gifts from last year’s classes, which is 293+ gifts! WE CAN DO IT! 

    PCH has updated their calendar date for this year's donation drop off, here is a link to this year's PCH  toy drive information and how the gifts are appreciated: https://www.phoenixchildrens.org/files/inline-files/2019%20Toy%20Drive%20Guidelines.pdf

    What will students receive for their donations?

    *Students who donate will receive s donation-certificate from Phoenix Children's Hospital, a letter of recommendation from Mrs. Potter upon request, and the overall feeling of joy for giving to the families whom need a little extra support during these expensive holiday times. Students are welcome to bring in cash instead of toy, in which I will provide the student with a receipt of the toys bought with their money the NEXT DAY. 

    Dropping off the gifts... Please come with! :) 

    *We will be dropping off the gifts on December 21st (Saturday) at 12pm! ALL students who donated are welcome to come with me as I drop off the gifts. Students will need their own ride and are encouraged to have their parents/guardians be apart of this incredible experience of giving! After we drop off the gifts, we will head out in the neighboring area to grab lunch; again, family and friends are welcome to attend as well! 

    Recommended gifts from PCH: (please no dollar store toy donations)... bolded items are hot in demand!



    • Wubba Nubs - pacifiers
    • Infant rattles/teething toys
    • Sound soothers
    • Musical and light-up toys
    • Crib aquariums/Sound machines
    • Infant stimulation toys (black, red and white)
    • Infant mirrors
    • Infant kick and play's/Activity gyms
    • Lula vibe/vibrating stuffed animals


    • Little people
    • Mega blocks
    • Musical and light-up toys
    • PAW Patrol/Frozen/Marvel
    • Pop-up toys
    • Musical/talking play phones
    • Books (touch & feel, pop-up, musical)
    • Paw Patrol
    • Bubbles
    • Shape sorters and stacking toys
    • Vinyl play/Tumbling floor mats (No larger than 5x5)
    • DVD movies (Baby Einstein, Elmo, Mickey Mouse, Backyardigans)

    Pre-School age

    • Popular action figures (Superheroes, Transformers, DC Comic Heroes, Avengers, Marvel Comics, Ninja Turtles, etc.)
    • Lego buckets, sets (small and large) and people
    • Duplos
    • Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars and tracks
    • DVD movies (newer releases, G and PG rated)
    • My Little Pony toys
    • Baby dolls and accessories
    • Plastic cars and trucks
    • Magna Doodles
    • Plastic animals
    • Littlest Pet Shop
    • Dinosaurs
    • Bubbles
    • Books (interactive, musical, pop-up books, Spanish)
    • Playdoh and tools
    • Pretend play (doctor kits, play food)

    School age

    • Lego sets (Star Wars, Transformers, Bionicles, sets 250+ pieces, etc.)
    • Legos
    • Action figures (Superheroes: Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Avenger Characters)
    • Transformers
    • Black velvet fuzzy posters
    • DVD movies (newer releases, G and PG rated)
    • XBOX 360 and PS4 games
    • Craft/Art kits (snap model airplanes, model cars, etc.)
    • Sticker books
    • Books (I Spy, chapter books, etc.)
    • Beading kits
    • Paint by number sets
    • Remote control cars
    • Playdoh and tools
    • Pillow Pets
    • Hello Kitty items
    • Hair accessories
    • Barbies and Barbie accessories
    • American Girl dolls
    • Pokémon figurines/cards
    • Kinetic sand


    • iTunes or Google Play gift cards
    • Gift cards in lower price ranges (See list)
    • DVD movies (newer releases, up to PG-13 rated)
    • Video games: XBox 1, PS4, XBox 360, Wii (Rated E +10 and below)
    • Playing and UNO cards
    • Bath gels, lotions, nail polish and remover
    • Diaries/Journals
    • Headphones/earbuds
    • Coloring pencils
    • Phone chargers - iPad, iPhone, Android
    • Remote control cars and trucks
    • Craft/Art kits (beading, model airplanes/cars, etc.)
    • Portable DVD players
    • Teen coloring books
    • Mazes
    • Crossword/Sudoku Books
    • Gel Pens

    Arts, crafts and creative items

    • Mod Podge
    • Acrylic paint
    • Paintbrushes
    • Card Stock in assorted colors
    • Woodcrafts
    • Puffy Paint
    • Window Markers
    • Dot paints
    • Glue (tacky, glitter)
    • Boxes/Photo frames to decorate
    • Wooden frames
    • Beading items
    • Individual craft kits
    • Markers (dry-erase, washable, fabric, Sharpie, paint, crayons, etc.)
    • Googly eyes, rhinestones, sequin decorations, etc.
    • Sketchbooks and pencils
    • White and colored poster paper
    • Watercolor paper
    • Black fuzzy posters
    • Duct tape crafts
    • Lanyard kits
    • Construction paper
    • Small scissors (Fiskars)

    1 Darn Cool School

    • Gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, Harkins, AMC)
    • School supplies (mechanical pencils, file pocket folders, spiral notebooks, drawing paper)
    •  Scientific calculators
    • Canvas frames for painting
    • GED and AIMS study guides
    • Hands-on learning activity kits
    • Backpacks
    • Teen books
    • Current popular novels
    • Magic tree house
    • Captain Underpants

    Miscellaneous used throughout the year

    • iTunes or Google Play gift cards
    • Gift cards (See list - in smaller denominations)
    • iPads
    • Beanie Babies
    • Canon photo paper
    • Stress/squeeze balls
    • Spinning light up globe toys (especially Disney)
    • Stickers
    • Playdoh
    • Hair supplies (detangler, hairbrushes, combs, etc.)
    • Nail Polish
    • Underwear / Socks (variety of sizes)
    • T-shirts (boys & girls teen - all sizes)
    • Basketball shorts
    • Yoga pants


    • UNO
    • Playing cards
    • Spot it
    • Sorry
    • Guess Who
    • Trouble
    • Headbands
    • Monopoly
    • Connect Four
    • Dominoes
    • Apples to Apples/Sour Apples
    • Who knew?
    • Scattagories
    • Battleship
    • Break the Ice
    • Life
    • Scrabble
    • Risk
    • Crazy 8
    • Bounce Off
    • Chess
    • Checkers
    • Phase 10
    • Pop the Pig


    • Please make sure that all toys are new and paints and glues are non-toxic.

    • Please do not donate play guns or war toys, latex balloons, scary action figures, candy, gum or other food.


    Contact for PCH hospital: 602-933-8697 (TOYS), donations@phoenixchildrens.com