It is that time of year…Time to prepare for Fall Fête! Saturday, November 11th 11am to 6pm in Danneel Park

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Sep 152017
 

We still have some open crew positions. If you are interested in becoming part of the Fête
Crew, we need folks in the following areas:
Stage Manager – welcoming bands, managing the transitions throughout the day.
Construction – repair of games and any new fabrication.
Production Truck Driver – loading and return of EQ from Milan.
Donations Coordinator – making sure everything makes is where it needs to be.
Chicken Drop Wrangler – we already have the chickens, you just babysit them and sell tickets.
Contest Organizer – flyers, organizing and leading the charge on the day.

Generally speaking we need everyone to participate in the following:
Collect, clean and donate all your plushy toys for game prizes.
Collect, clean and donate all your Lacroix and soda cans for the can smash.

Volunteer opportunities will be announced and there will be a sign up sheet available very
soon for work shifts on the day of Fête as well as preparatory activities, like hanging
posters. Chloe Schwanz is leading the charge on volunteers. If anyone is associated with a
philanthropic or social group who could come and do some time at a booth, let us know. You
can contact Chloe at clozigs@gmail.com

Get in touch with your room parent and help build a beautiful gift basket for the perennially
popular gift basket raffle. You can organize by class or by grade. For more info contact our Gift
Basket Organizer Stephanie Adler at stephla@bellsouth.net.

For any other inquiries or ideas please contact Tracy Cameron at pinestreetpictures@gmail.com
or Scott Saltzman at scott.saltzman@gmail.com.

Fall Fête is the largest PTO fund raiser of the year. The proceeds directly support the programs
and teacher grants at Audubon Charter School, enhancing and expanding the academic
experience for all our Audubon Rarebirds.

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Join us for the 1st PTO General Meeting!

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Sep 152017
 

Parents and Teachers, join us for the first PTO General Meeting of the year, this Monday, September 18th at 5:30 pm in the Broadway campus cafeteria.

Meet the PTO, Administration and the President of the F.A.M.E. Board and learn about all of the exciting advancements that are underway at Audubon School. We will have pizza and drinks for sale and more information about many initiatives. See you there!

Save the Date. Fall Fete is On The Way!

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Sep 142017
 

When: Saturday November 11, 2017

Location: Danneel Playground 5501 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70115

Time: 11 am – 6 pm

Welcome back Audubon families and teachers.

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Aug 302017
 


We’re excited to work with each of you to make great strides this year in building the best school that we can.

The Friends of Audubon Parent Teacher Organization is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support Audubon Charter School, and to engage Audubon families and teachers in school life, school community and school advancement.

We’ll keep you updated about school activities and events and let you know how to get involved.

Check out our website at www.audubonpto.org and follow us on Facebook @friendsofaudubonpto.

Also if you haven’t already, please fill out this brief volunteer survey at:

www.surveymonkey.com/r/audubonvolunteer

Tell us how you would like to connect with the school. Remember, no one can do everything, but everyone can do something!

SAVE THE DATE:

September 7th: Skate night at Airline Skate Center ($5 per skater, non-skaters free)

September 12th: School pictures @  Milan Campus

September 18th: PTO General Meeting 5:30 PM Broadway Campus

September 19th and 20th: School Pictures @ Broadway Campus

November 11th: FALL FETE

 Feel free to reach out to us anytime at info@audubonpto.org. See you at school!

 

Audubon PTO Presents Rarebird Skate Night

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Aug 232017
 

There are some Rarebirds in town who could use a night to put their feet on the ground!

We invite the Friends of Audubon PTO, their friends and friends of friends to come out and enjoy an evening of fun at the Airline Skate Center. The details are as follows:

Date: Thursday September 7, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Address: 6711 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70003

Price: $5 per skater

HELP US TO REACH OUR GOAL OF 100 SKATERS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO PARTYING WITH YOU!

FAME Board Term Limits Meeting Saturday 12/17 at 10AM

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Dec 162016
 

The FAME board will be meeting this Saturday at 10:00 AM.  We encourage parents and faculty to come to the meeting.

On the agenda is a vote to get rid of term limits for FAME board members.
What you need to know about term limits and the FAME board:
Board members are appointed for up to 6 year terms, with revolving start and end years.  This allows the board to always have a mixture of board members who have been there for a number of years with board members who have just begun their term.
Term limits were first introduced for FAME board members only 2 years ago, as part of a comprehensive restructuring of the FAME board and rewriting of the By-laws.  The governance committee of the FAME board put a great deal of research and work into rewriting the by-laws, and their research was based on best practices in the world of boards today.
Some members of the FAME board are pushing to revoke those term limits for board members.
As it stands now, the board is self-electing, and without term limits, the only way to remove a board member would be for them to voluntarily quite or have 2/3 of the board vote them off.
Please come out to the meeting this Saturday, Dec.17 at 10am Milan campus.

Calling Volunteers!!!

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Nov 092016
 

PTO Volunteer Opportunity: Gear Shop

The PTO is looking for 4 volunteers to help operate the PTO Gear shop during the school year.   The commitment would be 1-2 mornings per month through the end of May.  

If you are interested in volunteering or learning more, please contact Ashley Hansen at gear@audubonpto.org

NATIONAL FRENCH WEEK – November 7 – 13

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Nov 062016
 

Its National French Week – A weeklong celebration of all things French and Francophone!

November 7 -13 at Tulane University.

All events are free and open to the public.

Our French Program 8th grade students have created the following events: Art Exhibit, and will participate in the inauguration of the Francophone week November 7 a 11:30 am

See the different events here: https://www.facebook.com/French-at-Tulane-729116500456300/.

Download the Schedule of events and Program

Orleans Parish School Board Candidate Info Session

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Nov 012016
 
In addition to selecting a new president this November, there are a lot of other races going on – like the race to fill all seven Orleans Parish School Board positions (OPSB).  OPSB is responsible for the overall policies within the school district, and for budget matters.  The PTO has invited all of the candidates to visit Audubon next Wednesday, November 2 to talk a little bit about their platform, and to answer questions. Note that we currently have candidates from District 4 (Leslie Ellison), District 5 (David Alvarez), and District 6 (Ben Kleban) committed to joining us, but there will likely be others as well.
The choices of the OPSB can have a profound impact on the educational environment at Audubon Charter School – we hope you can come and learn more about the candidates who are vying to make those choices.  We will make every effort to keep the forum to one hour. Please make plans to attend, as we would like to show the candidates how committed and active we are in the Audubon PTO.
When:  Wednesday, November 2, 5:30pm
Where:  Broadway Campus Cafeteria
Don’t know which school board district you’re in?  Click here:  https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/  We will post additional information on the race (including School Board District Maps) in the coming days.
See our Facebook page for more information.  https://www.facebook.com/friendsofaudubonpto/