ACS vs. Lusher Volleyball Tomorrow

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Sep 292014
 
Varsity

Varsity Volleyball Team

Come and Cheer the Volley team at Lusher on Tuesday, September 30th! After a double win against Hynes Charter last week, the ACS Junior Varsity (JV) team stands at 6 wins to one and the Varsity Team (V) stands at 4 wins to two. The Cheerleaders came to help and were full of energy to support the teams! Well done girls! The Junior Varsity game begins at 4pm and Varsity starts at 5pm. Both teams will play at the Lusher campus on 5624 Freret Street.

COME AND SEE THEM, DRESS IN RED!!!

JV

Junior Varsity Volleyball Team

 

cheerleaders

Volleyball Cheerleaders

Featured Interview with Miss Janice

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Sep 292014
 

by Yolanda Page

 

Dupuy PhotoIf there is no struggle, there is no progress – Frederick Douglass

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we failRalph Waldo Emerson

These profound quotes, epitomize a profound woman, Ms. Janice Dupuy, Principal and Chief Executive Office of Audubon Charter School. During a recent email interview, Ms. Dupuy shared that the quotes are dear to her because they symbolize the values her parents instilled in her from an early age—hard work and success do not always go hand in hand, but if one continues trying, and never gives up on his/her dreams, goals can be accomplished. Dupuy is quite familiar with the idea of hard work and success not always going hand in hand. She became principal of Audubon in 2005, the year Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city; in 2006, she was named Chief Executive Officer, so the academic success the school has experienced post-Katrina has been under her leadership. Success, she acknowledges, that has been accomplished in less than adequate facilities but that is the result of faculty, staff and parents who have supported her through the “struggles”.

While Dupuy has been at Audubon for a little less than a decade, she has had a long and illustrious career in education; she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) and a Masters Plus 30 degree from Xavier University of Louisiana. She also has certifications as an elementary/secondary principal, parish/county supervisor; supervisor of student teachers, early childhood educator and teacher of the academically gifted.   Dupuy shares that her parents, who were born in the 1930s when education was not readily available to African Americans in the rural south, inspired her to pursue education as a career. She also says her parents made educating their three daughters a priority; they made sure all of them finished college and they all earned master’s degrees or above.

Because of her personal experience and success, Dupuy knows how important education is in shaping a child’s future. For this reason, she says that seeing Audubon students grow, develop and experience success is the favorite part of her job. For example, she says that the students who were in Pk-3 when she arrived at Audubon in 2005 are now 7th graders with such bright futures ahead of them.

While Dupuy’s job as Principal and CEO keeps her quite busy, she does find time to relax. What many people do not know is that fishing is her preferred relaxation method. Her biggest catch is a 45-pound Jack Crevalle which she says took her 30 minutes to bring in . . . all by herself!

Dupuy encourages parents to support Audubon teachers because they have an important and difficult job. She says they are incredible people who put their hearts, souls, personal time and money into making Audubon the success that it is. Parents should let them know that they care and appreciate their contributions to the growth and development of their children.

Yolanda W. Page is Vice President for Academic Affairs at Dillard University; her daughter, Brooke, is an ACS kindergartener.

Walk to School Day is October 8th

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Sep 292014
 

WalkToSchoolDay_HomepageMapWalk or bike to school on International Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 8th.  Over 40 countries and thousands of schools across America participate in this annual event.  Partnership for a Walkable America originated this program in 1997 to emphasize the need for walkable communities and safe routes to schools.

Families who do not live within walking distance of the school can park at Pratt Park (near the Gentilly campus) or at Lawrence Square (near the Milan campus) and walk to school from there.  Students who walk or bike to school will receive a small prize.

audubonpto.org is mobile enabled

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Sep 272014
 

mobile_view_audubonpto.orgAt school, or away from your desk and want to check the latest on audubonpto.org from your smartphone?

You can! Our site is mobile-enabled.  Simply go to the same link, http://audubonpto.org.  We’ll figure out what browser you’re using, even if it’s on your phone.

Collections Needed for Fall Fête

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Sep 262014
 

DONATIONSWe are requesting items in preparation of Fall Fête.  Parents are asked to bring in the following items:

  • Empty cans for the popular Can Smash game
  • Mardi Gras throws for game prizes

Donations are being accepted at both campuses.  Please place them in the PTO boxes positioned in the offices.

Skate Night October 2nd

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Sep 262014
 

skateSkate your way over to Airline Skate Center on Thursday, October 2nd from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  For only $5 per skater, you and your children and roll the night away.  Skate rental is included but people are encouraged to bring their own.  Parents who do not skate, do not pay.  However, we encourage you to dig deep into your closets and pull out those neon skates and pop in Xanadu for inspiration for a glide around the rink with the kids.

There will be a dinner available for $3 which includes either a jumbo hot dog, bag of chips and 20oz fountain drink, or a large slice of Domino’s and a 20oz fountain drink.

Skate Night has been a tradition at Audubon and we are looking forward to the first of two skate nights for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

 

The Butterflies are Coming!

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Sep 242014
 

Mme. Karine, 3rd grade teacher at the lower campus, reports that the beds are in place for Project Monarch and the students anxiously await the garden to be filled with orange and black wings.  Parents and students can follow the migration pattern of the butterflies online as the monarchs make their way to Mexico.

Donations are still needed and a pdf is attached with specific requests.  Contact Mme. Karine if you would like to help.

Download the PDF file .

 

 

PTO Meeting on Thursday

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Sep 232014
 

PTO_meeting_imageThe PTO meeting will be held at the Milan Campus on Thursday, September 25th.  Come at 5:30PM to purchase and enjoy some savory or sweet crepes from Crepes a la Carte and to socialize.  The meeting will begin at 6:00PM.  In addition to hearing that latest news from the PTO and  the administration, you will be treated to a performance by some of the children in the Talented in Arts program and see a presentation about this year’s New Orleans Children’s Book Festival.

PTO board members will be available to meet with parents and teachers individually to hear new ideas and answer questions.

PTO General Meeting 9/25/14 Flier

Pay Online for Lunches for Both Campuses

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Sep 222014
 

myschool bucksWe previously posted that My School Bucks is accepting lunch payments for the Gentilly Campus.  The upper school is now online.  However, parents of children at the Milan Campus should search for “Audubon Carrollton” when selecting the school.

You can choose to add payments in $10, $20, $30, or “other” amounts.  There is a fee of $2.50 for each online transaction.  Both campuses will continue to accept payment in cash or by check as well.

Desperately Seeking Volunteers

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Sep 192014
 

gardenshovelThe Audubon PTO is putting out a desperate call for volunteers for the garden project this Saturday, September 20th.  Work will begin at 9AM.  We need at least eight volunteers to assist with building garden boxes and emptying out the PTO shed.  If we cannot get enough people we will have to cancel the project.  If you are able to come, please contact Corinne Gibb as soon as possible.

More information about the project can be found on the volunteer page.