Fall Fête Survey – PLEASE TAKE

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Oct 312014


UPDATED:  The survey is now closed.  Thank you for your responses.

Now that 2014 Fall Fete 2014 has been put to bed (well, she might get up a couple times in the middle of the night to ask for water – but as parents, we are used to that ), the PTO would love to hear from you about your experience with the festival as a a member of the Audubon Charter School community.  Please take a moment to fill out our survey.  DIDN’T GO?  WE STILL WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.  Your responses will help us to continue creating enjoyable festivals for future years.


Audubon’s School Performance Score Increases!

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Oct 302014

Family Support, including Annual Fund Participation, Makes a Difference

Last week, Audubon’s School Performance Score (SPS) was released.  What a proud moment!  Our SPS increased from 106.4 to 118.4.  We are a grade “A” school as well as a “TOP GAINS” school.  This level of achievement would not be possible without our wonderful teachers and the active involvement of our families, and we are truly grateful for all you do for our students and Audubon.

Family participation in the Annual Fund plays a vital role in ensuring our students’ success and enabling Audubon to continue to be a high-performing “A” school. Each family will receive a letter soon requesting your support for the 2014-15 Annual Fund. In advance of the letter, we would like to provide answers to a few commonly asked questions about the Annual Fund and its importance to your child’s education. Please click on the link on the right to view this document in English and in French. This information has also been sent home with students. A link to the school report card is also available on the right and is posted on our website at www.auduboncharter.com.

We need volunteers to help stuff Annual Fund envelopes at the Gentilly campus this Thursday afternoon and on Friday. To volunteer, please contact Sophia Griffies at Sophia_Griffies@auduboncharter.com or 504/324-7100.

We all share in Audubon’s success, and we are truly grateful to our families, staff and faculty for their commitment to our students. Thank you!

Annual Fund Question & Answer

School Report Card

Scholastic Book Fair

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Oct 302014

146009_sir_readalot-300x231Audubon Charter School will host Book Fairs at both the Lower and Upper Campuses November 3 – 8, 2014.  Assistant Principal LaToye Brown, Chair of the 2014 Book Fair, encourages all Audubon families to support the fair. In addition to giving students the opportunity to explore, the fair will also feature events  inviting parents to participate in the book fair as well.  Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted as payments for purchases.

For those family members who are unable to attend the fair in person, the online fair will take place November 3 – 23, 2014.  It can be accessed at  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/auduboncharter.

The Book Fair schedule below the break. Continue reading »

Fall Fete Tees at Reduced Prices

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Oct 292014

FallFeteHeadMiss your chance to buy a dapper Fall Fete tee?  It’s not too late!  Prices have been slashed from $18  to $10 a piece.  These tees feature a design by artist, Nan Parati, on the front and a list of the day’s band line up on the back.  To purchase a one-of-kind memento from the fabulous event, please contact Jenny Creevy at jfcreevy@yahoo.com or Corinne Gibb at president@audubonpto.org.  They are available in both gray and white while supplies last.

Front of shirt:
Back of shirt:

Halloween on Hillary 2014

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Oct 282014

halloweenAudubon students are once again invited to Halloween on Hillary for its 9th year.  The event takes place on the 300-500 blocks of Hillary and the 300-500 blocks of Cherokee Streets from 6:00 – 8:00PM.  See the flyer below for more information. Continue reading »

Spirit Week at Milan Campus

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Oct 272014

SpiritWeekYou may have noticed a lot of kids wandering around in their pajamas this morning at the Milan Campus.  It’s not a new middle school fad (they will have to wait until college until PJs are fashionable) but support for Spirit Week.  For $1 a day, your child can participate in this activity which is a fundraiser for the 8th grade Montessori trip to Washington D.C.

The dress up days are as follows:

Monday, October 27th:  Pajama Day
Time to get comfy! It’s your bunny slippers’ time to shine.

Tuesday, October 28th: Tacky Day
Break out your best mismatched, messy, and wild outfit.

Wednesday, October 29th: Nerd Day
Suspenders and taped glasses have never looked so cool.

Thursday, October 30th: Throwback Thursday
What’s your favorite decade? Give a retro outfit a try.

Friday, October 31st: Celebrity Day
Be famous, just for a day, and dress as your favorite celeb.

Cost: $1 per day to dress up.

Annual Fund Volunteers Needed this Week

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Oct 272014

volunteers-neededThis is a call for volunteers to help stuff, stamp and label Annual Fund envelopes this week at the Gentilly campus, starting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 28 at 8:30 AM. Volunteers are welcome to come any day during the school week.

To volunteer, please contact Sophia Griffies at Sophia_Griffies@auduboncharter.com or 324-7100 so that she will know to expect you and can provide you with more details.

Hallow Oui Picture Gallery I

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Oct 272014

Parent and volunteer, Patrick Tucker, sent in these great snapshots of the fête.  More to come. Click on photos to enlarge.

Fall Fête a Great Success

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Oct 272014

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Thank you to everyone that made Fall Fête a smashing success on Saturday.

The music at the Main Stage attracted folks to the space and kept them dancing while the food and beverages sustained their groove. The MaKeY MaKeY tent creatively entertained kids and adults alike with their techno-musical workshops. In the background, the familiar games hummed along and a raffle for some of the most incredible gift baskets to date brought in many donations. Keep checking back as we will have photos posted later this week but in the meantime, NOLA.com has posted a few snapshots.

A special thank you to the planning committee who made it all possible:

Chair & Treasurer – Tracy Keller Cameron
Chair & Main Stage Coord. – Karen Brady
ACS Communication Liason & Games Coord – Corinne Gibb
Volunteer Coordinator – Anne Riley
Permits and Game Co-Coordinator – Emily Flager
Location Manager – Nicole Chauvin
Sponsorships & Location Manger – Patrick Tucker
Art Director / Sign Maker – Nan Parati
Petite Citrouille Booth Manager – Jeremy Love
Costume Competition Coordinator – Gloria Bingmon
Pumpkin Carving Contest – Andrea & Remy Wilkes
Food and Beverage Coordinator – Bridget Himel
Bake Sale Coordinator – Lisa Benefield
Merchandise Manager – Jenny Creevy
Art Market Coordinator – Karine LeGuinio
Gift Basket Auction Coordinator – Leslie St. Germain

Art Market at the Fête

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Oct 232014

CarolPeeblesBe sure to check out the art market at this Saturday’s Fall Fête.  The market will showcase an assortment of work by the students of both campuses as well as work contributed by parents, friends and teachers of Audubon. We are selling adult work on a commission basis with a percentage going to the Friends of Audubon PTO. If you would like to sell a piece in the Art Market, or you want more information, contact Karine LeGuinio at karine_leguinio@auduboncharter.com.

Carol Peebles will be set up in the Market doing her beautiful charcoal portraits during the Fête. Adults only Please! Sign up at her booth on the day.

Other artists include Aron Belka, Scott Saltzman, Margo Manning, and Ben Markus.