Audubon Zoo Family Nature Club

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Sep 302015

Audubon ZooThe Audubon Zoo Family Nature Club kicks off fall with a meeting on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:30-11am.  Zoo employee, Brenda Wolkenhorst will be greeting families at the black iron gates to the right of the main gate.  Activities will take place in the zoo education garden.

The Family Nature Club is free and is supported by a grant and offer an opportunity for families to play together outside with natural materials and enjoy unstructured free time outdoors.  No need to call ahead, just get some comfortable shoes on and head to the zoo.


Yes We Can-Can

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Sep 292015

soda canFALL FETE AND THE CAN SMASH need your empty, clean not-yet-smashed CANS! You can bring them to the drop off line the week before Fete and our army of volunteers will happily collect them from you.

Please be sure to rinse them out well!

Thank you!

All will be revealed …

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Sep 282015

FallFeteHeadKeep an eye out for a special post this Thursday with updates about the 2015 Fall Fête.  There will also a be a volunteer sign up sheet available online for you to get a jump on desired shifts before they run out!

Boys Athletic Conditioning Class

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Sep 282015

NOBA is offering a Boys Athletic Conditioning Class on Mondays and Wednesday throughout the year.  Please see attached flier for details or email image004Susan Bensinger at

New Orleans JCC Schools Out Program

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Sep 202015

Need to find something for the kids to do when school is out?

The New Orleans Jewish Community Center is offering a program for children on the days that they have off from school.  JCC Membership is not required to participate in the program.  For students in grades K-5, the kids can spend the day playing under supervision.  Here are the current dates for the program:

September 25

October 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 26, 27

November 3, 6, 11, 20 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The program is from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with before and after care available.

Fees for the program are $45 per day member / $55 non-member.  Before Care runs from 7:30 – 9:00 AM for $8 day and After Care runs from  3:00 – 5:30 PM (5:00 PM on Fridays) for$14 day.

They do have a mini camp for the Thanksgiving and Fall break however, membership is required to attend those days.

Click here for more information and the registration form  JCC Schools Out Program Flyer.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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Sep 202015

Visitors to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will explore the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world. The Museum’s Education Department presents a number of innovative programs designed to bring art and people together to explore the region’s rich and varied cultural identities, including docent tours, workshops and outreach programs. For more information on this unique opportunity to “See the South” or for any questions about Education contact Ellen Balkin, Education Coordinator, at or 504.539.9608.

Below is some of the upcoming events.  You can also check out there website for additional information about tours, memberships, and pricing at





Back to School with Ogden Museum
We hope your year is off to a great start and invite you to take advantage of new programs for Fall 2015, including special events just for educators and creative workshops.

Don’t forget that tours are always free for Orleans and Jefferson Parish Public Schools! 

Check out our full menu of tour options, including information on how to add an art activity to your next visit here.


Book a Tour Today


Teacher Workshop: Día de los Muertos
Wednesday, October 7
5:30 – 8:30 PM

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and Ogden Museum present a K-12 teacher workshop to celebrate Day of the Dead!  All participants will receive light refreshments, 2 free tickets to Ogden After Hours, teaching materials and CEUs. Workshop will focus on the altar exhibition at Ogden Museum through November 10.  Register here.



All Ages Art Workshop:
Día de los Muertos Altar-Making
Saturday, October 10
10 AM – 12 PM

Explore the cultural traditions of Day of the Dead with teaching artist Suzanna Ritz by viewing the community altar installation and then constructing our own altar to honor and remember those who have passed away.  Purchase admission here.



Artist Workshop: Drawing Demonstration
with Michael Meads
Thursday, October 15
5:30 – 8:00 PM

Join Michael Meads for a unique opportunity to gain insight into his creative process. During this special event, the master painter, draftsman and photographer will create a new piece and discuss the methods and materials used to produce some of the works included in the exhibition Bent Not Broken on view (Oct. 3Feb. 28) in the Museum’s 5th floor galleries. Purchase admission here.



Soccer Kids League

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Sep 202015

Coach Dave is starting to recruit for his Kids Soccer League starting the last week in October.  The league is for kids aged 3-6 and runs from October to December.  For $99, your child will be a part of an itty-biddy league with great individualized instruction with smaller groups.  Coach Dave is known by the kids which insures 100% participation.  Practice will be held on either Monday at 4:00 pm or Wednesday at 4:30.  There is no transportation from Audubon Charter School to Audubon Park for practice.

If you are interested in the league or want more information, please contact Coach Dave at 504-834-2134.


After School Newcomb Tutoring at Tulane University

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Sep 172015

Good News!! The After School Newcomb Tutoring is starting back up next week!

ANT is a free tutoring service located at Tulane University, which pairs Tulane students with K-8 students from the New Orleans area. The goal of their club is to assist kids with homework and help them to establish good study habits. Your child will be paired with the same Tulane tutor each week in order to build a relationship as a mentor and friend!
Tutoring will start next Tuesday January 26th and Wednesday January 27th! The sessions will take place from
6:00- 7 pm in Newcomb Hall Room 25 (basement level).
The students are matched to a a tutor using the results of a survey that can be obtained by emailing  the supervisors of the program at  They will send you a survey to fill out in order to match your child with a tutor.
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please reach out to Tori Quiroz-Haden.  Her phone number is 301-366-7522 and her email address is
This link will bring up the map of Tulane so you can see the building where the tutoring will take place.

Dining at DAT DOG 9/21

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Sep 172015

Dat Dog logoThis Monday, September, 21st – dine at Dat Dog (one of three locations) to support Audubon Charter School! Bring the family and meet up with friends at one of three Dat Dog locations:

  • Freret – 5030 Freret Street
  • Magazine – 3336 Magazine Street
  • Frenchmen – 601 Frenchmen Street
Just tell your server that your order will be supporting Audubon Charter School and the restaurant will automatically donate 10% of your order to the school PTO to support our school!