Welcome Back!

Important Community Information for the New School Year.

Bonjour new and current Le Monde Families! We hope you all had a wonderful summer. We are looking forward to meeting the new families and seeing old friends!

TOPICS:
1. New Name
2. Uniform Exchange
3. Welcome Weekend
4. Signups for Staff Snacks
5. Carpool App
6. Bulletin Board

1. NEW NAME
Le Monde Parents Association will now be called Le Monde Parents Community.

We are the same organization with the same mission as always — “Friends and families committed to supporting Le Monde French Immersion School through building communityparent educationschool spirit and support”. We feel this name better represents what we are all about.

The website and FaceBook page remain the same so no need to do anything, which is always good news!

2. UNIFORM EXCHANGE – Aug 29
We will be at the Open House at Burnside this Thursday, August 29th hosting a uniform exchange. Anyone may participate, no need to donate uniforms to receive. We will also happily except uniforms that you would be proud to share. 

Please follow these two simple rules to donate used uniforms.
– Wash the uniforms before donating.
– Only bring uniforms in good condition. We will not accept any uniforms with stains, or rips, so please do not bring them.

We plan to host uniform exchanges on a regular basis. Dates TBD.

3. WELCOME WEEKEND – Sept 13, 14
Welcome new and returning families!  Let’s kick this year off with community by gathering for Welcome Weekend.  

Walk on over to the welcome picnic at Colonel Summers park on Friday, September 13th right after the EARLY RELEASE from school.  Bring a blanket and lunch; the Le Monde Parents Community will provide popsicles for the kiddos.  There is a splash pad at the park so depending on the weather you might want to pack a swimsuit and towel, as well!

Then join us on Saturday, September 14th from 4pm – 6pm at Leikam Brewery (owned and operated by Le Monde’s very own Leikam family).  They brew up some of the best craft beers in town, and will be donating $1 per pint sold during this welcome happy hour event.  Grab the kiddos, get to know community parents, and raise a glass to raise money for our school!  Leikam brewery is located at 5812 E Burnside St.

4. SIGNUPS FOR STAFF SNACK 
Weekly snacks, coffee & tea signups are up and running for the whole year! 

Each Monday, families may choose to donate snacks and drinks to the staff to keep them fueled during the day. More info is on the Signup Genius links below.

Sign up here:    Burnside CampusDivision Campus

5. CARPOOL APP – Pogo Rides
We have found a new carpool app to use this year called Pogo Rides. It is a free resource to connect families who are interested in carpooling.

Please be aware that this is not a private community. More than likely carpool matches will be from our community because we will all be using the same location for trips. Once you have signed up, filled out all your details (trips, kids, etc), the app will alert you of matches. You may choose to communicate with potential matches or not. Please read the FAQ page on the website to learn more. 

Sign up here:   Pogo Rides

The more families that sign up, the more chances to find a match. Even if you have been attending Le Monde for years, you could find new families near you!

6. BULLETIN BOARD
We will have a bulletin board in the hall at Burnside. If you don’t like emails, or have FaceBook, you can still find information about future events on the bulletin board.

Looking forward to a great year!

Sincerely,

Jen Stack, Jo Anne Rodgers & Heidi Baker
The Parents Council

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