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FAME Board Term Limits Meeting Saturday 12/17 at 10AM

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Dec 162016
 

The FAME board will be meeting this Saturday at 10:00 AM.  We encourage parents and faculty to come to the meeting.

On the agenda is a vote to get rid of term limits for FAME board members.
What you need to know about term limits and the FAME board:
Board members are appointed for up to 6 year terms, with revolving start and end years.  This allows the board to always have a mixture of board members who have been there for a number of years with board members who have just begun their term.
Term limits were first introduced for FAME board members only 2 years ago, as part of a comprehensive restructuring of the FAME board and rewriting of the By-laws.  The governance committee of the FAME board put a great deal of research and work into rewriting the by-laws, and their research was based on best practices in the world of boards today.
Some members of the FAME board are pushing to revoke those term limits for board members.
As it stands now, the board is self-electing, and without term limits, the only way to remove a board member would be for them to voluntarily quite or have 2/3 of the board vote them off.
Please come out to the meeting this Saturday, Dec.17 at 10am Milan campus.

Calling Volunteers!!!

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Nov 092016
 

PTO Volunteer Opportunity: Gear Shop

The PTO is looking for 4 volunteers to help operate the PTO Gear shop during the school year.   The commitment would be 1-2 mornings per month through the end of May.  

If you are interested in volunteering or learning more, please contact Ashley Hansen at gear@audubonpto.org

NATIONAL FRENCH WEEK – November 7 – 13

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Nov 062016
 

Its National French Week – A weeklong celebration of all things French and Francophone!

November 7 -13 at Tulane University.

All events are free and open to the public.

Our French Program 8th grade students have created the following events: Art Exhibit, and will participate in the inauguration of the Francophone week November 7 a 11:30 am

See the different events here: https://www.facebook.com/French-at-Tulane-729116500456300/.

Download the Schedule of events and Program

Fall Fête Countdown – 4 days to go!!

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Oct 182016
 
Fall Fête Countdown – 4 days to go!
DANEEL PARK
SATURDAY OCTOBER 22
11A – 6P
COME DUNK YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER!!
Check out out teacher lineup at http://www.audubonfallfete.org/audubon-dunk-tank/
Thanks to the generosity of
Barefoot Photography, The Rosevelt Hotel and The French Library
We have these beautiful items available at our
SILENT AUCTION
AND CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING MUSICAL LINE UP!!
The Maison presents Thibault
Signal 21
Miss Sophie Lee Band
Andy J. Forest Band
dba presents Tuba Skinny
Le Bon Temps presents The Brass-A-Holics
Don’t forget donation week at drop off and pick up: 
Plush toys for PRIZES
Empty clean cans for the CAN SMASH
PreK – 1st Grade : Cases of Capri Sun
2nd – 3rd Grade : Cases of 7Up – 12 oz cans
4th – 5th : Cases of Root Beer – 12 oz cans
6th – 8th : Cases of Water – 16 oz bottles
Please stick to 12 oz cans and 16 oz bottles!
GET YOUR FALL FÊTE T-SHIRT
2016 FRANKENÇOIS !!
Don’t forget to volunteer!! We need you!

Fall Fête Countdown – 5 days to go!!

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Oct 162016
 

Fall Fête Countdown – 5 days to go!!

This week is our donation collection week.  Look for volunteers in the drop off and pick up lines all week long at both campuses to collect:

  • Plush toys for PRIZES
  • Empty clean cans for the CAN SMASH

For DRINK DONATIONS please provide the following:

  • PreK – 1st Grade: Cases of Capri Sun
  • 2nd – 3rd Grade: Cases of 7Up – 12 oz cans
  • 4th – 5th: Cases of Root Beer – 12 oz cans
  • 6th – 8th: Cases of Water – 16 oz bottles

Please stick to 12 oz cans and 16 oz bottles!

We will also be selling our Fête CAR MAGNETS for $3.
Our first batch sold out in 1 hour! Help us advertise for Fête and get yours before they’re gone!

GET YOUR FALL FÊTE T-SHIRT
2016 FRANKENÇOIS !!
http://www.audubonfallfete.org/fete-store/

There’s a lot going on this year. Check out all things Fête at:

www.audubonfallfete.org

Don’t forget to volunteer!! We need you!

http://www.audubonfallfete.org/volunteer/

Call for PTO Board Nominations

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Sep 292016
 

The Friends of Audubon Parent-Teacher Organization is holding elections in November for certain key board positions. Please note that two of these positions were voted in this past spring but in reviewing bylaws it was revealed that certain positions must be elected in the November elections. So these positions are open once again for election. The following are all of the positions that are up for election in this cycle. Please see below for a brief description of these positions.

  • President – Elect
  • Fundraising Co-Chair
  • Montessori Fame Board Representative
  • French Fame Board Representative

All nominations should be sent via email to Sarah Gillen at sarahgillen@yahoo.com by 5 pm on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Self-nominations are allowed. Nominations should include a brief bio of the candidate. The nominations designee will facilitate the development of the ballot. The election will take place at the PTO General Meeting on November 16th at 5:30 at the Broadway Campus cafeteria.

Thank you for your participation in this process!

President-Elect: The President-Elect shadows the standing President from January 1 until the conclusion of the President’s term in May, at which time the President-Elect will assume the duties of the office of the President, which include:

Preside over all meetings of the PTO Board and General Membership; Coordinate and assist in the work of all board members and committees and serve as the liaison between the school faculty, the administration and the PTO.

Fundraising Co-chair: The Fundraising Co-chair shall work with his or her counterpart to recruit (with the help of the board) and oversee committees for all PTO fundraising.

Montessori FAME Board Representative: The Montessori FAME Board Representative represents Montessori parents and teachers to the FAME board. He or she serves as a liaison between the PTO and FAME Board and serves as a full voting member of the FAME board.

French FAME Board Representative: The French FAME Board Representative represents French parents and teachers to the FAME board. He or she serves as a liaison between the PTO and FAME Board and serves as a full voting member of the FAME board.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT AT CITY PARK! Saturday, September 17, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Sep 132016
 

JOIN US FOR BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT AT CITY PARK!

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park at City Park
Saturday, September 17, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Please join Audubon families in celebrating our return to school!  A $10 wristband entitles you to an evening of unlimited rides and fun! Wristbands can be purchased here. You can also purchase your wristbands in the office at either campus – cash only please.

Thursday, September 15th is the last day to buy wristbands at advance prices. Order your wristbands today… prices at the door will be $15!

SPONSORSHIPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

Please consider sponsoring this fun event on behalf of your family, business or child’s class. Sponsorships range from $300 to $2,500 and can be purchased online (click “Sponsorship Opportunities”) or by completing the sponsorship flyer and returning with payment to the office at either campus.

To volunteer the night of the event, please contact Lynn Spearman, Development Specialist, at Lynn_Spearman@auduboncharter.com.