Plant Some Trees With FOT!

We will be planting dozens of large stock trees (6-10′ tall) in their new forever homes adding health benefits and beauty across these neighborhoods of NE Portland. Coffee, hot chocolate, and breakfast snacks are provided for all volunteers. There is also a warm potluck lunch provided by the hosting neighborhood groups after the planting is finished — it’s a small way we can say ‘thank you’! All-gender restrooms are available at this event.

This is a rain or shine event!

Event: Plant street trees to beautify and help the environment with Friends of Trees.

Focus:  Environmental

Date:  Saturday, April 4th
Time: 8:45am – 1pm

Location: Native American Youth and Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR, 9721, (Map) *Look for our “Friends of Trees” signs to guide you as you arrive

Ages:  Open to all ages with parent volunteer
Spots available: 20
Sign up here!    

WHAT TO BRING: Our events can be dirty business! To make sure your experience is fun and comfortable, please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes or boots and warm, rain-ready clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bringing a water bottle is always a good idea too!  

PROVIDED FOR YOU: Friends of Trees always provides gloves (youth sizes, too!), tools, and guidance–as well as breakfast snacks, hot chocolate, and coffee to get you fueled-up.  

UNDER 18? In order to participate, all youth under age 18 must bring a copy of our Youth Waiver signed by their parent or guardian.  Youth under age 15 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult.  We kindly request a ratio of at least 1 adult for every 5 youth under age 15. Families and youth groups are highly encourage to participate in our events; children age 6 and older often do great, younger youth may need more supervision.

Collection Drive and Volunteer for Project Lemonade to Support Foster Youth

Share the Love this month! We are hosting a donation drive all February for foster youth. Plus an opportunity to volunteer on March 1st to sort donations from the drive and organize them for a store like experience for foster youth to shop. (See sign up below for more details).

Project Lemonade is a Portland, Oregon non-profit 501(c)3 with a mission to inspire self-esteem in foster youth.

We would love to see the Le Monde Community donate NEW or VERY GENTLY used/LIKE NEW clothing and shoes to donate to local foster youth. We know that every donation is filled with love intention, and please consider only donating new or like new items to give these children the positive self-esteem boosting experience they deserve. Donation bins will be at the school all February. 

The highest priority items are new socks and underwear (just a few dollars at Old Navy or Target), also youth shirts and denim. They would be thrilled with gently used stuffed animals, books, or accessories like belts, wallets, jewelry suitable for teens and scarves. Collecting barely worn women’s and men’s Nikes or adidas shoes are also high priority. We know that we are a sneaker-head community and if moms, dads or older brothers and older sisters are in need of purging or thinning their collection we know some foster youth guys or gals who would welcome them!

Sign up to volunteer and sort the donations collected from our school and local businesses. These donations and the work we do allows foster youth a shopping experience where each person chooses his or her own new or nearly new outfits, accessories and shoes!

Social Meet-up Prior to School Board Meeting

Come to Kells at 5pm to socialize with other parents prior to the school board meeting. At about 5:30, we walk over to the the Mercy Corp building where the meeting is held from 5:45 to about 8pm. Anyone is welcome to attend school board meetings.

Join us, Wednesday, February 12 at 5 pm
Kells Irish Restaurant, 112 SW 2nd Ave.

If you have any questions email council@lemondeparents.org 

Get Your Science On!

The Parents’ Community is putting on the 5th Annual Science Fair on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 4-6pm.

The Science Fair is voluntary for kids in grades 3 and up.  Kids will work on the majority of their projects outside of school. They can choose to do an experiment or a scientific research paper. Students should use a tri-fold poster board (or anything that can stand on its own) to display their project during the Fair. Kids may work with parents on these projects and up to 3 students can work together in a group on a single project.

To register for the Fair, proposals must be submitted via this online form. It is identical to the supplemental Proposal for Scientific Investigation worksheet. Proposals must be submitted online by Monday, February 10th.

The Science Fair Packet includes:

  • Science Fair Timeline with important dates and information on how to participate.
  • Guidelines for Parents with helpful tips on how to help (but not too much!) their kids with a project.
  • Supplemental Proposal for Scientific Investigation worksheet for those who would like to first fill out a paper version.

NOTE: We are still looking for parents with a scientific background to review proposals and also projects during the Fair. If you are interested in helping out. We would really appreciate it!

Grand Central Family Bowling Event

It’s time to sign up for our 4th annual Grand Central Bowling event!

Grand Central Bowling has once again donated all 12 lanes and shoes for our event. Let’s fill up the lanes on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, from noon to 2 pm. (We have a half day and will be dismissed from school at 11:30 am.). 

Cheese pizza will be provided. Parents may also purchase more food or drinks from the full menu.

$10 per person
Cash accepted at the door the day of the event.

Limited spots available!! Sign up to reserve your family’s spot by Friday, February 7th!

Dine Out Night @ Threshold Brewing to benefit our school

January 30th, 4-9pm @ Threshold Brewing and Blending, 403 SE 79th Ave.

Join us on January 30th at Threshold Brewing and Blending (owned and operated by Maya and Coralie Fuller’s family) to celebrate our return to school and raise a little money for Le Monde. Threshold will be donating 10% of all sales from 4-9 pm on the 30th to benefit our school, so bring your friends! Snacks are available for purchase or you are welcome to bring in dinner from elsewhere.

Update on Staff Snacks, Coffee and Tea After the Consolidation of Campuses.

Last chance to bring goodies for the staff this year!
Sign up here.

The signup Genius slots have been updated after consolidating campuses.

Update on the goodies…

The staff room has a lot of tea at the moment. 

What is needed is Keurig pods (they are completely out!), coffee beans and snacks 🙂

Speaking of coffee…coffee is being sold after school today by the 8th graders to raise money for their trip to France this summer. The teachers would love that. Win, win!

Sign up for the last week of this year or any week in the new year. We appreciate you appreciating our staff!

Learn more here, or go to the signup here.