Minutes for 2018-09-19

Attendance

Auburn Wise – Chair

Jen Stack – Vice Chair

Christy Trotter – Secretary

Jo Anne Rodgers – Community Outreach Volunteer Coordinator

Alyssa Chase Stewart – Script & Chinook Book Fundraising

Eva Robinson – La Foire Coordinator

Heather Velonis

Susan Bickerstaff

Nicole Suttner

Stephanie Sherman

Heidi Baker

Tracey Turkoly

Audra Duran

Kaley Charlet

Evangel Bybee

Carolyn Piszczek

Jeff Piszczek

 

 

We talked about some school Sponsored Activities:

Saturday, Oct 27th – La Foire à Faire. Craft fair, carnival and a Trunk or Treat 11-2pm. Parents and kids can sign up to have a booth.

Questions? Contact Eva: Lafoireafaire@gmail.com

 

December 1st – Winter Family Dance

February 22nd – Winter Spectacle

April 6th – International Day

May 18th – La Fete

June 15th – Spring Spectacle

June 21st – Games Day

 

Parent Association Activities:

April 24th – Science Fair

April 29-May 3rd– Staff Appreciation Week

Feb 15th – Grand Central Bowling

 

Upcoming Le Monde Parents Community Outreach Volunteer Events this year:

-Saturday September 29th 9am-12pm Complimentary Coffee and Lunch provided

Focus: Environment, Local

Event: SOLVE -Central Eastside Cleanup- https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1l00000FESTNUA5

Ages: Open to all ages with parent volunteer

Spots Available: Over 100

 

-Friday November 17th 5:30pm-7pm

Focus: Homelessness, Food

Event: Free Hot Soup! – Serving free hot soup to those who need it

Ages: Open to all ages with a parent volunteer

Spots available: 40

 

-Saturday December 8th 1pm-3:30pm

Focus: Food

Event: Oregon Food Bank, Sorting food and packages

Ages: Open to all ages with parent volunteer

Spots available: 85

 

-Saturday February 2nd Two Sessions available: 9:30am-11am and 12pm-1:30pm

Focus: Education, Book Cleanup/Donations

Event: Children’s Book Bank – Book Clean Up/Repair of donated books & Possible Book Drive

Spots available: 20 per session, total of 40

 

Two More events being scheduled for 2019: Humane Society Bake and take.cat toy making, and Friends of Trees.

Questions, ideas? Contact Jo Anne: joannehrodgers@gmail.com if there are any groups we should be working with!

 

The Le Monde Parent Association Website is LeMondeParents.org and there you can sign up for the email list, and put contact information and opt into the Family Directory. If you have new younger kids, you’ll have to add them also if you want them to be listed with their class. The Facebook group Le Monde Families, is not run by or affiliated with Le Monde Parents, but it is a nice way to connect with other families at the school. Le Monde Parents has a page and does post updates onto the Le Monde Families FB page.

 

First Friday Coffee, is being held at Oui Press on Hawthorne (1740 SE Hawthorne) right after drop off on the first Friday of every month. It is a time of getting to know other parents and discuss things that are currently happening in a relaxed environment.

Questions? Contact Jen, jenstack@gmail.com

 

Talked about Class Parents (Maybe talk to Shouka to get Teachers on the same page and understand what a class parent is), also a clarification about Teachers Sending out Party type invites, to the class and passing information on to all the students in the class.

 

We talked about Drop off and Pick up at both locations. Clarified the entrance and exit procedures. At Neri Enter the lot on Tamerac and Exit on 16th to help prevent accidents and especially prevent hurting kids as they run out of the building near the exit on 16th and there being no visibility around the corner if you enter from it instead of exit like you’re supposed to. Also the school was looking at getting exit only sign for the 16th entrance. At the Burnside Location you need to wait till 3:15 to enter Burnside Parking Lot, and they are looking for Parent Volunteers for Drop off Line in the Morning to help facilitate getting the kids out of the cars and into the school in the mornings

 

Uniform Exchange Run by Auburn is planned to be once a month at both locations, but if there is need in between exchanges for something specific if you contact Auburn she will go through the cloths to find the needed pieces.

Questions? Contact Auburn, auburnwise@yahoo.com

 

Discussion on starting to provide Teachers/school employees with snacks regularly. We need to set up a schedule for the year to provide, nuts, fruits, and especially coffee!

Questions? Contact Jen, jenstack@gmail.com

 

Activities that would like to start or see planned by the Parent Association.

-Talent Show – We would love to see a Talent Show for the kids to participate. Last year we tried to start it up but couldn’t put all the pieces together

-Year Book Fundraiser looking at the possibility of a Fundraiser so no kid is left without a yearbook (Or at least 1 per family) due to the cost.

-Bowling – We’ve done in the past but would like to see it again.

 

The upcoming fundraisers were discussed

-Script You can purchase Gift Cards from many local businesses and a percentage of sales goes back to the school, but you still get the full value of Gift Card purchased. First Script Order due Friday October 5th and the first Friday of every month after.

-Chinook Books are currently available to purchase both app and hard copy of the books are able to be purchased and the school gets credit of 50% of sales.

Questions? Contact Alyssa, (503)702-6809 or achasestewart@gmail.com

 

-Target and Fred Myers rewards allows you to link an organization to have a percentage of your purchases or points earned to the non profit and you can select Le Monde Immersion to be donated to.

 

-Run for the Arts Happens October 3rd, and is the major fundraiser for the schools Arts budget all funds earned by the fundraising goes to support both Art Teacher and activities like field trips to plays. They are looking for volunteers or parents to just show up and support the kids during the run.

 

Questions? Contact Karla Bean (mom to Zane in 7th and Ella in 4th) karbean@gmail.com Or Michal McCamman (mom to Ian in 6th, Rhys in 5th and Toby in 2nd) Michal.McCamman@gmail.com

 

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