Happy Thanksgiving

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Nov 252015

Audubon PTO would like to wish everyone a safe a Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy the time with family and friends and most importantly be safe!


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Nov 232015

In Case You Missed the PTO Meeting last week, here is a quick catch up:

  • Fall Fete was a big success allowing us to double our profit from last year.  The two most profitable attractions were the Dunking Booth and the Snowballs.  Special thanks to all of the teachers who participated as well as the Hanson family for providing the snowballs.  We are already looking forward to Fall Fete next year to be held at the same location tentatively on October 22nd.
  • If you ordered Square Art, we expect your orders to arrive next week, when the kids return from Thanksgiving break
  • The Administration is currently looking into several different Arts Reach programs to participate in.  The different activities varies at each campus.  Specific offerings will be announced some time before Christmas break.  Some activities that we are hoping to have are HOPE Stone, Guitar, Karate, Soccer, Chess, Run for Fun, Jewelry Making, Young Rembrandt’s, Vamanos NOLA, Academic Games, Debate, and Homework Assistance.

Please note, that not all offerings will be available at both campuses. Also note that if there aren’t at least 10 participants in a program, it may result in the program not being offered

  • We did have passionate parents who will be looking into other extra curricular programs for our kids more tailored to the Arts and Creativity of kids.  Hopefully, we will be able to expand the list of offerings.
  • The Rarebird Yahoo Group is not part of the PTO but a way that parents can share information with each other.  This is a monitored group.  To subscribe, send an email to rarebird-subscribe@yahoogroups.com with a brief explanation of what your relationship is to the school (parent of, teacher, admin, etc.).  The Rarebird group can also be found via Yahoo groups.  Simply subscribe following the instructions on the website.


  • TREE is currently looking for volunteers to assist with the nights out in the woods.  The purpose of this program is to get your kids outdoors to learn what it is like to camp out and live on the land.  You do not have to have a child enrolled in the program to volunteer.  For more information, please email ACS Communications at communications@audubonpto.org.
  • The results are in from Elections were held for FAME Board and open PTO positions.                                                JoLynn King was elected as the Montessori FAME Board Rep, Greg Thompson is the French FAME Board Rep, and Andrea Dupree is the Co-Communication Chair.  Thanks for your service.  
  • The PTO is still looking for a Fundraising Chairperson who will be responsible for to help organize gear sales, and help with restaurant nights.  It does NOT  take a lot of time.  We just need someone organized who can keep track of upcoming events, and recruit 1 or 2 people to sell gear from time to time.  For restaurant nights, they would be in charge of getting the word out to the Audubon community.  If you would like to volunteer for the position, please email Mandy at president@audubonpto.org.
  • Please make sure Audubon Charter has your most up to date contact information including email and phone number.  If you currently do not receive the phone call blast letting you know of important events or emergency situations, please visit the Audubon Charter School website to download the form necessary to update your information.  The form needs to be dropped off in the office at either campus.

We look forward to seeing you at the next PTO Meeting.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email communications@audubonpto.org.

Rarebird Debate Tournament Results

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Nov 232015

Twelve Rare Birds began their Thanksgiving break by participating in the Tulane Middle School Debate Tournament on Saturday,  November 21st.

They won 12 of their 16 rounds.

Audubon came in 2nd place of 14 schools.

Three teams ranked in the top 10 out of 40:
Seventh Place:  Myrielle G, Michael Z, Elijah Z
Fourth Place:  Haydn P, Emma P, Anisha M
Third Place:  Kennedy D, Zoe M, Taylar B (Won all four rounds)

Eight Rare Birds ranked in the top 25 of 120 speakers:
25  Anisha M
23 Michael Z
22 Nyela J
19 Kirsten J
18 Elijah Z
14 Haydn P
6 Emma Z
4 Zoe M

Displaying 20151121_162951.jpgDisplaying 20151121_162951.jpgCongratulations to all of our winners!  Thank you for representing Audubon Charter School!





Schoola Clothing Drive – LAST DAY IS TOMORROW

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Nov 232015

TOMORROW is the last day to turn your clothes AND turn it into cash for Audubon at the same time.

Once again this year, ACS is participating in a Schoola Clothing Drive (schoola.com). This year, the money raised will support our Academic Games team. Simply by cleaning out your closet and donating gently used clothing, handbags and shoes for women and children, you can help!

Bag up all of your gently used donations and bring them to Audubon the week of December 7-11. Just drop off items at the following designated stations.

Broadway Campus: 2nd Floor hallway by Library

Milan Campus: 1st Floor Entryway

We will then ship these items to the Schoola team to be sold on their website.

Audubon receives 40% of the profit!

Look for a flyer to come home with your child the week of November 30th, as well as a sticker to include on the bag of donations.

Any questions contact Kathy Cannata (Katharine_cannata@auduboncharter.com).

Thanks for your support!

Nacho Mama Give Back Night TONIGHT

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Nov 182015


TONIGHT, Wednesday, November 18th, Audubon Charter School is having a Give Back night at Nacho Mama’s from 4 p.m. – 9.p.m.  For all take out and dine in orders made between these hours, ACS will receive a portion of the proceeds.

Nacho Mama’s is located at:

Elmwood Shopping Center

1000 South Clearview Parkway

Suite 1016

New Orleans, La  70123



No need to wonder what’s for dinner on the 18th.  Nacho Mama’s has it covered.  Wednesday night is also 2 for 1 Margarita night!

Please bring this flyer with you or be sure to mention Audubon Charter when you order!

Please show your support to help make this night a success!

Upcoming Elections PTO Meeting-TOMORROW

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Nov 172015


On Thursday, November 19th elections will be held during the PTO meeting at the Broadway Campus.  The meeting will be from 6 pm to 7 pm with Pizza Sales starting at 5:30 pm.

The following positions will be voted on:

  • Fundraising Representative
  • FAME Board Rep – Montessori
  • FAME Board Rep – French

If you are interested in running for one of these positions or if you want to nominate someone for a position, please contact the nominating committee representatives liz_dunnebacke@gmail.com or frenchvp@audubonpto.org.

TONIGHT – French Gathering at The Irish House

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Nov 172015

In the wake of the recent tragedy in Paris, we invite all members and supporters of the French community to gather at The Irish House tonight Tuesday, November 17th, at 7 PM.

All parents, children and faculty from our local French community, schools and beyond are welcome to join and share support, friendship and discussion with one another.

Please join the discussion and companionship in the upstairs private event room.

The Irish House is at 1432 St. Charles Avenue. 504-595-6755.



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Nov 172015


You are invited to attend the PTO Meeting this TONIGHT, November 19th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00  p.m.

Pizza Sales will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting will be in the cafeteria at the Broadway Campus.

Agenda topics include:

  • Charter Care
  • Arts Reach
  • Fall Fete Profits
  • FAME Board Election

Remember, as a parent, you are automatically a member of the PTO.

Please come out to learn first hand what is going on at Audubon Charter School!

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Academic Games Book Sale

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Nov 172015

Used Book Sale in benefit of Audubon’s Academic Games Team  will take place this Saturday November 21st  from 10 am to 2 pm at 737 Henry Clay Avenue.  There will be a huge selection — French and English books, children’s and adult’s books, fiction and nonfiction.  

See You There!!  Thanks for the support!


Second Harvest Food Drive

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Nov 102015

Audubon Charter School is participating in a fall food drive to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. The drive will take place from Wednesday, November 11 through Thursday, November 19. Every homeroom teacher will have collection boxes in his/her classroom, so please feel free to send items with your student.

Suggested items include in date, non-perishable items in non-glass containers such as:


Canned vegetables, Canned fruits, Shelf-stable vegetable or fruit juice (100%), Diced tomatoes, Tomato sauce, Spaghetti sauce, Dried fruits, Fruit cups,


Canned meat (tuna and chicken), Dried beans, lentils or peas, Canned beans, Canned chili, Peanut butter, Nuts Trail mix, Canned soups/stews


Low-sugar/high-fiber cereal Oatmeal, Pasta Whole-grain rice, Whole-grain crackers, Whole-wheat flour, Grits, Healthy snacks,


Shelf-stable milk Evaporated milk, Dry milk, COOKING OIL, Olive oil, Canola oil, Coconut oil

ALSO ACCEPTED: Paper products Diapers Toiletries

Thank you for your support of and participation in this effort!