Minutes for 2016-04-18

Le Monde Parents
Regular Meeting
Monday, April 18, 2016
about 4:00 – about 5:00 p.m.

Lucky Lab Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, Oregon

In attendance: C. David Maxey, Phil Duong, Kristen Meyers, and several other parents

Le Monde Parents Business

Introductions of Attending Parents
Family Directory

Mel Downie Robinson has volunteered to manage the family directory data. She will assist Le Monde Parents with taking the data and organizing it into a PDF that will be periodically shared with Le Monde Parents subscribers. An email was sent out for parents to update information by April 18 and a newly updated directory will be emailed to Le Monde Parents subscribers by mid May.

Parent feedback included a request to keep the data in PDF format and to continue to organize it by teacher/classroom.

Spring Potluck Planning

The potluck is scheduled for Sunday, May 22nd from 12-3pm at Wallace Park. A Sign Up Genius will be created by Kristen Meyers to organize potluck items. Le Monde Parents will hold a short meeting from 1-1:30pm and Le Monde Parents Council Elections will be held at this time.

Staff Appreciation Week Planning

The week of May 2-6 is Staff Appreciation. Several ideas were generated for ways to show our appreciation to Le Monde Staff. Kristen Meyers will take the lead in organizing communication about Staff Appreciation week. The week’s schedule will follow this format:

Monday: Flowers (student brings 1-2 flowers to be added to collective vase(s)

Tuesday: Thank You Cards (students bring their cards. A list of staff names/duties will be provided so families can be sure to make cards for staff)

Wednesday: Sign Up Genius Breakfast Items

Thursday: Gift Card distribution

Friday: Nothing planned at this time but can be open to suggestions if parent offers service or idea.

A Sign Up Genius will be created with a list of ideas that were generated by parents in attendance tonight. Parents can go to the Sign Up Genius and elect how they would like to participate (volunteer services, purchase a gift card, or offer other ideas). It was decided that it would be more equitable if the purchased gift cards were collected and then equally divided among teaching staff. One person from each class will be identified to collect the gift cards to give to Kristen Meyers or C. David Maxey for final distribution.

Nominations for Chair, Vice-chair and Secretary to Le Monde Parents Council

There was one nomination for Chair: C. David Maxey

There was one nomination for Vice-Chair: Diane Henkels

There were no nominations for Secretary

Other Non-Agenda Items
  • One parent suggested that “class parents” should be required to attend Le Monde Parent Meetings to encourage more information sharing and involvement.
  • A discussion about the Le Monde Parents meeting times was reviewed again with overall goal to find best meeting time to ensure that larger number parents could be available to attend. C. David Maxey agrees to check with school to see if using school space is an option again. Also discussed offering childcare and pizza and to hold the meeting at 6pm or 6:30pm.
  • The French Culture Committee provided an update about an upcoming event hosted by the school on June 4. The event will be in place of the previous years Iron Chef event and will offer fundraising via an auction along with french culture, regional food, wine tasting, childcare and other fun events. The school will be notifying parents via email shortly.

C. David Maxey, Chair; Phil Duong, Vice-Chair; Kristen Meyers, Secretary