Meet your PTO Secretary

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Aug 292014

DDorseyDonishia S. Dorsey is the proud parent of Kindergarten student Chloe Dorsey of Ms. Chelsea’s class. Donishia is a native New Orleanian and an honor graduate of the New Orleans Public Schools System. Donishia attended Nicholls State University for Management, Marketing, and Accounting.

Donishia is very active in church and community events. She currently holds many positions within her church, including Youth Advisor of the Youth Department, Assistant Superintendent of the Sunday School Department, Beginner’s Class Sunday School Teacher, Youth Music Ministry Director, and the youngest member on the Deaconess Board. The short time that Donishia has been in the Audubon family, she has served as a room parent, and is the current PTO Secretary for the second year in a row.

Donishia serves as a Commissioner for the Board of Elections in Orleans Parish, and is also the Director of Marketing for “The Scott Eli Jackson Foundation,” a non-profit organization in memory of her brother in law. She is the co-owner of Dorsey Enterprises: Professional Auto Detailing, Event Planning, and Business Management Consulting. Donishia is enthusiastic, cooperative, and eager to do positive things for the Audubon PTO. You may often see her around campus reminding parents how important they are to the school and how the PTO needs YOU!

Fall Arts Reach Schedule

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Aug 282014

artsimgRegistration for Fall 2014 Arts Reach programs is this week.  Milan campus registration occured on 8/26 but Gentilly’s occurs today from 3:30PM to 5:00PM in the library.  If you missed upper school registration or can’t make it to Gentilly today, go into the office at either campus and request an enrollment form.  Turn the form and check into the school office or with your child’s teacher.  Arts reach classes start the week of September 8th and end the week of December 11th.  Questions can be directed to Tina Felix.

In case your copy never made it into our out of your child’s backpack, we’ve uploaded the Arts Reach schedule and descriptions below.*

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*By “Carrollton Campus,” they mean “Milan Campus.”

Thank you for a successful Annual Fund Campaign

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Aug 282014

Fundraising-treeThank you to all of our generous families who made a gift to Audubon Charter School’s 2013-14 Annual Fund campaign! 56% of our families made a gift to the campaign, and we raised approximately $55,000 from families and other donors! We have posted a list of families who made a gift below and on We have made every effort to be accurate. If there is an error or omission, please contact Sophia Griffies, Development Specialist, at

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Sign Girls Up With STEM

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Aug 272014

STEMTulane University’s GIST Program will provide fifth through eighth grade girls with the opportunity to meet and work with women role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Workshops developed and offered by faculty and student teams will encourage and empower girls to inquire, investigate, and discover in a positive environment. Their goal is to open the doors wide and welcome young students to careers in STEM fields by encouraging creative thinking, promoting self-esteem, and increasing awareness of the opportunities that await them.

*STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Do you want to meet girls who love science? Join GIST for hands-on learning and fun with all kinds of women scientists and engineers at Tulane. There are only have 25 spots available per grade level for each event.

Next Event: Saturday, November 8, 2014Apply Now!!

8:30am – 3:00pm
Hosted by Tulane Faculty & Students

Participants will visit three different labs where they will do workshops in STEM fields. Lunch, snacks, and a t-shirt will be provided.

Cost $10. Please do not mail checks until formally accepted.

Need-Based Scholarships Available

Please email for more information.

Back to School Night Date Change

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Aug 272014


“Back to School Night” at the Milan campus will now take place on Thursday, September 4th due to a certain football conflict.  The event takes place from 6:00PM to 7:30PM.  Come, tour, and learn what makes ACS uniquely successful.  Watch the ACS website for the agenda.

“Back To School Night” will still take place at the Gentilly campus on September 9th.

Ni Hao Xiong Jun!

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Aug 272014

Xiong Jun at Airport

On Thursday, August 7th. the Audubon administrative staff greeted Xiong Jun, our new Mandarin Chinese teacher, at the airport. Pictured from left to right are: Ms. Janice Dupuy, Ms. Xiong Jun, Mme. Catherine Bricelj, Mme. Claudine Adams, and Ms. LaToye Brown. Ms. Jun was awarded a fellowship from the U.S. Department of State to participate in the 2014 Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP). She will teach Chinese for a full academic year at Audubon Charter School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Audubon participated in a nation-wide competition in order to host a TCLP teacher and Xiong Jun is one of a total of 22 teachers who were selected from China and Egypt for participation in TCLP. This is the 2nd year that Audubon has hosted a teacher through the program.

No School Next Monday and Tuesday

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Aug 262014

Dont-ForgetMark your calendars and start making plans.  There is no school next Monday AND Tuesday.  Monday is Labor Day and Tuesday is a professional development day for teachers.

If you have any tips on drop-in daycare or mini-camps, please email us.

School Fundraising and Event Volunteers Needed

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Aug 262014

fundraisingAudubon is seeking volunteers to help with fundraising activities. There are a multitude of ways that families can help, including joining our Spring Soiree committee, helping at the September 5th City Park Back To School Amusement Night, encouraging other families to support the Annual Fund, and unloading trees for the holiday tree fundraiser. We also sometimes need help with administrative tasks such as stuffing envelopes. To volunteer, please complete and return the fundraising volunteer form,  posted below and on the ACS website. For further information, please contact Sophia Griffies at

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Wanted: Mardi Gras Throws

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Aug 252014

mardigrasthrowsDo you still have stuffed animals stashed under beds and in the corners of your home?  Looking for a stealthy way to reuse and recycle those plush treasures from Mardi Gras’ past?  Your PTO wants to take them off your hands.  We are looking for prizes for Fall Fete games and are seeking your prized catches.  Please consider donating your collections and bring them to the collection boxes at either campus.  A box is set up in the teacher lounge at the Milan campus and in the office at Gentilly.  We are not taking beads but those can be donated year round to Arc of Greater New Orleans.

Alliance Francaise Open House

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Aug 222014


Have you been eyeing Alliance Francaise from a distance?  Curious as to what this “French Cultural Learning Center” has to offer?  Now is your chance to check it out.  AFNO is having an open house on Saturday, August 23.  Want to brush up on your Francais?  Classes are offered during the year for all levels.  From 2-4PM tomorrow, there will be free trial  French classes and at 4PM there will be a potluck with AFNO students and members.  AFNO sponsors several fun, family events throughout the year.  Now is the time to start learning French before your bilingual children start colluding behind your English-speaking back.