Andrea Dupree

School Supplies + PTO Fundraiser

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May 102016
 

Take some of the guessing and stress out of August, order your child’s 2016-17 school supplies online today! You can also add on a lunch bag, water bottle and backpack as an option. Your Audubon PTO receives a small donation (which will go towards supporting the school..win/win!) from each order. Supplies will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom in August!

Place your order by June 30th, 2016 via: https://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/

 

Call for PTO leadership nominations!

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May 052016
 

Dear Audubon Community,

 

It is that time of year – time to elect our Parent-Teacher Organization leadership!  We have been very fortunate to have strong PTO leaders and want to sustain the positive efforts. Some of the current leaders have served their terms and we need new leaders to join the team to keep the momentum going. The following are the positions that are up for election this month:

 

President

Vice President Montessori

Vice President French

Secretary

Treasurer

Fund Raising Co-Chair

Communications Co-Chair

Montessori Fame Board Representative

 

All nominations should be sent via email to Sarah Gillen at sarahgillen@yahoo.com by 5 pm on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. Self nominations are allowed. Nomination messages should include a brief (like 2 sentence) description indicating the nominee’s background. The nominations committee will facilitate the development of the ballot and vote. The committee includes Nicole Dicks, Renee Brown and Sarah Gillen. The election will take place at the PTO general meeting on May 12th at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria of the Broadway campus.

 

Please nominate someone for the PTO Board today and come to the May 12th meeting to see who is elected and to sign up to join a committee. We’re excited to work together to build a great school!

 

Thanks for your participation in this process!

 

President: The President presides over all meetings of the PTO Board and General Membership. The President coordinates and assists in the work of all board members and committees and serves as the liaison between the school faculty, the administration and the PTO.

 

Vice President Montessori: The Montessori VP, along with the French VP is directly responsible for recruiting and communicating with volunteers. Both VP’s shall recruit volunteers and Room Parents for homerooms. The Montessori VP shall maintain the list of all volunteers, and work directly with the communications and fundraising chairs to engage volunteers for upcoming events. The Montessori VP will work closely with French VP to communicate these needs through Room parents. The Teacher Appreciation committee will report to the VPs. Registration of members (parents and teachers) is also part of the Montessori VPs position.

 

Vice President French: The French VP, along with the Montessori VP, is directly responsible for recruiting and communicating with volunteers. Both VP’s shall recruit volunteers and Room Parents for homerooms. The French VP shall maintain the list of all room parents and work directly with the communications and fundraising chairs to communicate with room parents about upcoming events. The French VP will work closely with Montessori VP to communicate these needs through Room parents and volunteers. The Teacher Appreciation committee will report to the VPs. Registration of members (parents and teachers) is also part of the French VPs position.

 

Treasurer: The treasurer receives all monies of the organization, keeps an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, and pays out funds in accordance with the PTO budget. The Treasurer presents an updated financial report at all meetings and works with the Board to prepare and file annual tax returns.

 

Communications Co-chair: The Communications Co-Chair shall oversee 1) the editing and publishing of the school’s newsletter during the school year 2) the dissemination of school community information through the PTO website, fliers and the yahoo group 3) oversee the maintenance of the PTO website and coordinate with the school on the PTO items on the school’s website and 4) liaise with the school to disseminate other important information.

 

Board Secretary: The Secretary shall keep an accurate record of the General and Board Meetings and serve as parliamentarian for both types of meetings. The Secretary shall have on hand a copy of the PTO Bylaws and Minute Books for easy access by all members at meetings. Prior to each meeting the Secretary shall prepare a list of all unfinished business based on the minutes of the last meeting and shall assist the President in preparing an agenda, including old and new business. A complete file of the PTO’s minutes shall be bound by year. The Secretary shall be responsible for filing appropriate corporate documents with the Louisiana Secretary of State, as necessary.

 

Fundraising Co-chair: The Fundraising Co-chair shall recruit (with the help of the board) and oversee committees for the following fundraisers 1) Audubon Gear 2) School Pictures 3) First Day School Supplies, 4) Square 1 Art, 5) Box Tops, 6) Restaurant night and any other fundraisers approved by the board.

 

Montessori FAME Board Rep: Represent Montessori parents and teachers to the FAME board. Serve as liaison between PTO and FAME Board. Serves as full voting member of the FAME board. Meetings are every third Saturday morning of each month.

 

Milan French Teacher Rep: The teacher representative is the liaison between the PTO and the faculty. The teacher rep brings issues and needs to the board and makes requests on behalf of the faculty. In addition, the teacher reps are directly responsible for soliciting volunteers amongst the faculty for PTO sponsored events.

 

Milan Montessori Teacher Rep:The teacher representative is the liaison between the PTO and the faculty. The teacher rep brings issues and needs to to the board, makes requests on behalf of the faculty. In addition, the teacher reps are directly responsible for soliciting volunteers amongst the faculty for PTO sponsored events.

 

Broadway French Teacher Rep: The teacher representative is the liaison between the PTO and the faculty. The teacher rep brings issues and needs to to the board, makes requests on behalf of the faculty. In addition, the teacher reps are directly responsible for soliciting volunteers amongst the faculty for PTO sponsored events.

 

Broadway Montessori Teacher Rep: The teacher representative is the liaison between the PTO and the faculty. The teacher rep brings issues and needs to to the board, makes requests on behalf of the faculty. In addition, the teacher reps are directly responsible for soliciting volunteers amongst the faculty for PTO sponsored events.

 

Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6

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Apr 282016
 

May 2nd-6th is Teacher Appreciation Week, let’s show the faculty and staff of Audubon how much we appreciate them!

We will be providing LUNCH on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at both campuses.

BREAKFAST on Tuesday and Thursday at both campuses.

Please click on the links below to sign up to bring a dish or volunteer to set up or clean up.

Broadway Sign Up: Click here

Milan Sign Up: Click Here

We are not doing away with the old traditions!! Your children can also show their teachers how much they appreciate them by bringing any of the following (or, of course, any of your own ideas!):
Flowers
Sweet Treats
Hand Made Cards

Small tokens make teachers feel special, and they are welcome ALL WEEK.
If you can’t bring a dish, this is a great way to participate.

Hosted by Audubon PTO

Share your thoughts!

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Mar 242016
 

**click here for survey**

The Friends of Audubon Parent Teacher Association wants to know what you think. We have created a survey to gauge general feedback about the school community in order to focus their efforts to provide support. Please take a few minutes to respond to this quick, anonymous online survey. This is a chance to tell us your bright ideas! We will be meeting in April to plan for next year and beyond and need to know what’s on the minds of parents, teachers, school administrators and even students! Please encourage everyone you know to complete a survey and we will provide hard copies for those folks who like to do this the old-fashioned way.

 

2016 Spring and Summer Camps

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Mar 152016
 

Live Oak Wilderness Camp Info Session at the Audubon Zoo on March 22 at 6:30.

  • Live Oak brings summer camp to life all year long with fun, friendship, and leadership development to connect a diverse community of outstanding New Orleans kids.
  • We begin with a 10-night sleep away camp in Crystal Springs, MS, and we continue with four Saturday sessions in New Orleans during the school year.
  • Boys and girls ages 9-12 can apply now for acceptance to one of our four sessions in June and July.
  • Last summer, 110 campers from 36 different schools joined our camp community.
  • RSVP for the Info Session and find out more at www.liveoakcamp.com

 

Vamonos NOLA, Spring and Summer Camps

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Spring Break Camp

Week 1: March 21-25th

Week 2: 28th-April 1st

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Spring Camp Tuition starting at $50 a day!

Don’t wait too long, Early Bird Prices for Summer Camp ends April 1st

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Summer Camp Dates

Session 1: June 1st –July 1st

Session 2: July 5th– July29th

Session 3: August 1st – August 19th

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Summer Tuition starting at $165 a week!

REGISTER TODAY!

Activities Include:

*DAILY Water Play * Audubon Park * Innovation * Theatre Arts * *Crafts * Music * Gardening * Service Learning Projects * Sports * Team Building* *Capoeira *Tumblebus*

ALL IN SPANISH!!

Take a peek at THIS VIDEO for a preview of the FUN!

Hours are 8:00am – 3:00pm

Extended Care 7:30-5:30pm

6200 St. Charles Av­­­­­e

visit our Facebook Page to see more fun!

or call  504-495-2345 for more info

DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR SOIREE TICKETS! ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY!

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Mar 032016
 

Join us for our annual Audubon Soiree! This is an event for parents, teachers, administrators and community members to come together to enjoy a child-free night of Rarebird fun – including dancing, food and drinks, and live entertainment. It’s also a big fundraiser for the school to help cover decreasing public funding and rising operational costs. So dust off your party clothes and dancing shoes and join us for a fun-filled evening!

 

WHEN: Saturday March 12th from 7pm-10pm

 

WHERE: Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market (1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.)

 

ENTERTAINMENT: This year’s soiree features a live jazz band and a performance by The Chorus Girl Project.

 

FOOD & DRINK: Featured this year are liberal libations and award-winning cuisine from bHimel Catering, Tom King, Le Bon Temps Roulé, and Specialty Italian Bistro. Also check out our *NEW* Wine Pull at the event!

 

SILENT AUCTION: Check out a sneak peak of some of our fabulous auction items this year….

  • Two floor seats for Pelicans game on March 31st against Denver Nuggets with one parking pass included
  • Two tickets to an afternoon or evening Saints game of your choice during the 2016-2017 season
  • Four course dinner for 8 prepared in the winner’s home by Master French Chef Rene Bajeux
  • One night weekday stay (SundayThursday) in a luxurious standard room with dinner for two at Costa Cucina and $100 off at services at Senses Spa and Salon at IP Resort, Casino and Spa
  • Two Zone 3 tickets to the LPO NOLA Classics concert titled “A Hero’s Life,” to be held on Friday May 20, 2016 at 7:30pmat the Orpheum
  • Limited edition 1990 Jelly Roll Morton Postal Cachet from the Jazz Fest Official Commemorative Cachet Series
  • Two-night stay in Bay St. Louis Cottage – 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home with a private pool
  • Artwork by Michalopoulos and other New Orleans artists
  • French Quarter packages, including stays at the Sheraton Hotel and Astor Crowne Plaza, spa services, meals and tours
  • Private wine tasting for 12 at Pearl Wine Co.
  • Private catered dinner for 8 at your home by bHimel Catering

 

Sponsors include The O’Connor Insurance Group, Alvarez+Basik Design Group, bHimel Catering, The Life of the Party Events and Safeguard Printing. Tickets are only $50 and are on sale online.  Get them TODAY!

JCC Classes and School’s Out (1/29/16)

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Jan 272016
 

The JCC is offering a “School’s Out” program this Friday January 29th. In addition, they are offering new children’s classes beginning after Mardi Gras. Many of them are being offered on Sundays and do not compete with Audubon’s after school programs.

PDF forms in the links below:

Schools Out Friday January 29th

Children’s Programs K-8_2016-Spring

 

King Cakes for the French Exchange Trip

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Jan 252016
 

Help support the current French 7th graders as they fundraise for their 8th grade trip next year to France! Not everyone can pay the entire cost and this is a unique experience for both classes. Most of them have been in Audubon’s French program since age 4 with the dream of learning in France for 14 days!

This month, you can help by ordering a king cake (or two) from Maurice’s Pastries and know that a portion will go towards this educational exchange trip. Order form is in the school office & linked here: final-king cake order form as PDF.

Order by: Tues. Jan 26 Receive Cake: Thurs. Jan 28

Order by: Fri Jan 29  Receive Cake: Mon. Feb 1

Order by: Tues. Feb 2 Receive Cake: Thurs. Feb 4

Questions? Email:   FrenchX2016@gmail.com

Stay tuned for the next event:   “Tinkle for France” port-o-potty at Mardi Gras

 

Merci beaucoup!

Parents of French 7th Grade Classes

Vamonos Nola MLK Day Camp

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Jan 062016
 

From Vamonos Nola….

 

We have had a request for Camp on the MLK Holiday, and we just hate declining requests, so… if we meet our minimum of 10 campers we will OPEN on Monday, January 18th for a FUNtastic Day of Spanish Camp!

If you are interested, please PRE-Register as soon as possible! During pre-registration you will not be charged. Once we meet our minimum we will update your registration to reflect your selections and an updated invoice will be sent to you. The price for those who pre-register is $55 for the day, $65 for those who register after pre-registration closes. As in our other camps, it is $15 for after care (3:00-5:30pm) and $5 for before care (7:30-8:00am).

Pre-registration will close once 10 campers have registered and no later than Janyary  15th when we send notification.

Click here to PRE-REGISTER now to save your spot and share with your friends so we can officially open camp!

Thank you for your enthusiasm that calls us to bring more Vamonos NOLA to the community. We very much appreciate your patronage!

 

Hasta Pronto,

 

Kyrstie y Nancy

Arts Reach after school Spring programming!

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Jan 042016
 

 

Arts Reach registration for Spring programming is next week:
Tuesday Jan 12th from 3:00-5:00 for Milan campus (in the cafeteria area)
Thursday Jan 14th 4:00-5:30  for Broadway campus (in the Library)
There is a $10 registration fee. All payments must be submitted by cash, money order or credit card. NO CHECKS.
Click link below for more details regarding classes and dates: