Audubon Charter’s Girl Scouts Sing in Jackson Square

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Dec 262014

A group of Junior, Brownie, and Daisy Girl Scouts from Audubon Charter School joined the Mayor and Archbishop in Jackson Square to lead the crowd of 7,000 with an adorable (if a little quiet) rendition of “Jingle Bells”, at the annual Patio Planters “Caroling in Jackson Square”.

Jingle Bells in Jackson Square

Jingle Bells in Jackson Square

Happy Holidays

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Dec 192014

Your friendly PTO board members would like to wish you the happiest of holidays and a well-deserved winter break.

Thank you to everyone who has assisted with PTO events this year. We are grateful for your support.

ACS Holiday Program

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Dec 172014

black-white-symbolsThe Upper Campus’ annual Holiday Program will take place December 18th at 6:00pm at St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School, located at 5116 Magazine Street. Please join us for an evening of Holiday Entertainment featuring students in the music program, Talented Theatre program, and Talented Music program.

There will be no ticket sales for this program, but donations are always accepted!

Thank You to Our Annual Fund Supporters!

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Dec 162014

Thank you to all of our generous families who have made a gift to the 2014-15 Annual Fund. The Annual Fund has raised almost $41,000 so far, and 44% of families have made a gift as of Sunday! We truly appreciate your support and commitment to the students we serve!


Congratulations to our Annual FUNd Day pizza party contest winners, Ms. Jennifer Dolese’s and M. Binetou Badiane’s classes! We are also grateful for the assistance of our outstanding parent co-chairs Patrick Tucker and Leah Badger and to all our room parents and parent volunteers who have encouraged families to support the campaign.


Annual Fund donations can still be made through May 31, 2015. Gifts made by December 31, 2014 are tax deductible for the 2014 tax year and can be made at (click “Support”, “Annual Fund”) or by check written to Audubon Charter School and dated by December 31. Donors who make a gift of a $100 or more by December 31 will be entered into a raffle for four lower level Pelicans tickets. For families who donate $250 or more, a book plate with their child’s name will be placed in a library book in the child’s honor (one book for each child).


Please see below for an updated class participation list. We will publish a list of donors to date in the Rare Bird in January.

Annual Fund Participation (as of Sun., Dec. 14)
Milan Classes % of Participating Families
Barnhart, Samuel 10%
Badiane, Binetou 100%
Butler, Monique 31%
Collopy, Adrienne 33%
Daval, Arnaud 43%
Gray, Harry 12%
Lachevre, Fabienne 40%
Lefevre, Alice 19%
Mareschal, Anne 84%
Mattiuzzo, Nicolas 61%
Pearson, Matthew 23%
Person, Elizabeth 35%
Poche, Billie 22%
Sisson-Jacob, Monique 50%
Stafford, Tracy 22%
Tabet, Guillaume 57%
Terry, Julian 13%
 Gentilly Classes
Adams, Claudine 55%
Bergeon, Loic 28%
Bulot, Florian 88%
Dolese, Jennifer 100%
Giafferi, Fanny 40%
Kamel, Mehdi 42%
Kennedy, Leigh 36%
King, Rona 70%
Laval, Emmanuelle 53%
LeGuinio, Karine 53%
Martinez, Julie 70%
Murphy, Chelsea 65%
Ouiste, Claire 63%
Rosch, Bethany 52%
Roussel, Celine 45%
Russell, Mary 67%
Vaughn, Melanie 52%
Waldmann, Elizabeth 56%
Welch, Faye 40%

Adorn your Door

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Dec 152014

wreathThere are a small number of 20” and 24” wreaths still available for sale, and prices have been discounted by almost 50%!  20” wreaths and 24” wreaths can be purchased for $20 and $23, respectively.  Wreaths can be purchased at Gentilly with payment in cash or by check payable to Audubon Charter School. For further information, please contact Sophia Griffies at

Costco for Christmas

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Dec 122014

costco-gold-star-cardDon’t know what to give for Christmas? How about a 1-year membership for Costco?

It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

For every membership voucher purchased through our school, the school receives $10.
1 voucher get’s you the Goldstar Membership.
2 vouchers get you the Executive Membership with a 2% cashback on every shopping trip at Costco.
To purchase a voucher, please go to:
Thank you for your support!
Your Audubon PTO
PS.  Despite what the website says, the vouchers WILL BE honored for renewals!

Congratulations to our Volunteers

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Dec 122014

You-Are-FabulousThe following families have met their 25-hour volunteer commitment with ACS already … and it’s only December! Thank you to all of our volunteers. If you have some hours to report, please email Montessori VP, Anne Riley, at We’d love to see this list continue to grow. Again, thanks for all that y’all do and we are looking forward to a lot of parental involvement in the New Year.

Tracy Keller-Cameron
Karen Brady
Corinne Gibb
Anne Riley
Emily Flager
Nicole Chauvin
Patrick Tucker
Jeremy Love
Gloria Bingmon
Andrea & Remy Wilkes
Bridget Himel
Lisa&Brian Benefield
Jenny&John Creevy
Karine LeGuinio
Leslie St. Germain
Juwanda Ford Williams
Heather Porter
Kelly Leahy
Nicole Dicks
Donishia Dorsey
Amane Hamdan
Ben Markus
Cathrine Kelleher
Isaac Friedman&Annmarie Roberts
Kaya Marsalis
Kellie Barnes
Lydia Pollard
Mandy Lilly
Rachel Watts
Scott Saltzman
Shann Scott-Butler
Stephanie Douglas-Breerwood
Udine Jost Zengel
Madeline Tesh

Caroling in Washington Square Park on Sunday

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Dec 112014

carolingBring your lovely voices on Sunday, December 14, from 6-8 p.m for the traditional FMIA Holiday Caroling in Washington Square Park.

Sing along with the Phister Sisters!

There will be songbooks, hot chocolate and cookies and Santa. Everyone is welcome to this free neighborhood event, so come on out and enjoy the fun!

Winter Formal Dance for Middle School

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Dec 102014

snowflakeWho: Middle School (6-8) Audubon Charter Students

What: Winter Formal

Where: Gentilly Campus Cafeteria

When: Friday, December 12th 7-10 pm

Why: To raise money for the 8th Grade Washington DC Field Trip

How Much: $10 in advance/$15 at the door

Get excited for our annual Winter Formal Dance! The dance is a great opportunity for students and staff to have fun, as well as a very important fundraiser for our 8th graders’ trip to Washington D.C.

Our DJ is ready to spin all the songs that students have requested, and Mr. Arnaud is ready with his camera to take souvenir pictures for $2 each. Concessions will also be on sale.

Entry to the dance will cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Thank you to all parents who have volunteered to set up, clean up, work and donate concessions. It is not too late to help out! If you would like to send a donation in, you may send it to the Milan campus office. Volunteers may contact Ms. Adrienne at

We hope to see all of the Milan Campus middle school students there!