Agenda for the November LMPA Meeting

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


7007 SW 4th Ave Portland OR 97219

Le Monde Parents’ Purpose and Mission

The purpose of the Association is to foster a positive spirit within the Le Monde community of parents, students, and teachers/staff as well as to assist the school in its efforts to provide the best educational opportunities and assistance to the students.

Children are welcome.

Meeting Agenda

Social Time from 6:30-7pm

Begin Meeting at 7pm   

  1. Introductions (5min)
  2. Discussion of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities (20min)
    • Winter Dance (Saturday, Dec 1, 7:30-9pm)
      • Sign up here to help with Winter Dance 
    • Grand Central Bowl (Friday, Feb 15, early release day)
    • La Fete (Saturday, May 18)
      • JT Nies will make an announcement.
  1. Discuss ways to promote Weekly Snack Schedule (10min)
  2. Discussion about upcoming film, “Screenagers” and how parents can manage screen time for our kids. (15min)
  3. How to read and interpret MAP testing (10min)

Meet adjourns at 8pm



Snacks and Coffee and Tea{chers}, Oh My!

The sign ups are ready! Starting Monday we will begin collecting snacks for the staff at Le Monde to help them feel appreciated and energized to do what they do best for our children!

If every student were to bring one to two items during the year, the whole year would be covered!

Click below for more information on the SignUp Genius and/or to sign up!

Burnside Campus: Sign Up To Donate

Division Campus: Sign Up To Donate

Thank you to all who have already donated coffee makers, electric kettles and more to get this started!

Looking for Donations to Provide Staff with Snacks and Coffee/Tea

We are working on regularly providing snacks, coffee and tea to help keep our staff caffeinated, nourished and appreciated!
We need donations of the following to get started: 
-Drip Coffee Maker and/or French Press
-Electric Kettle
-Kuerig Pods/Reusable Kuerig Pods
-Basket for snacks
Look for a sign up genius coming soon for filling up the snack basket, coffee and tea supplies!
Please email Jen,

October 17: PA Meeting/School Board Meeting

Our October meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 17 at Kells Irish Restaurant downtown (112 SW 2nd Ave, 97204). We will have a social time from 5-5:30pm. From there, we will walk over to the school board meeting that begins at 5:45pm in the Mercy Corp building (45 SW Ankeny, Portland, OR). Anyone is welcome to attend school board meetings.

We are on the agenda to ask about how the PA can best support the school.

If you have any questions or need help you can contact or text Auburn at 707-954-8862 or email

SOLVE, Eastside Cleanup

Successful event with SOLVE!

On Saturday, September 29th families picked up litter with SOLVE and did graffiti abatement with the City of Portland Graffiti Abatement team.

This was a statewide event with 139 project sites focusing on beaches and riversides. Our group met at a site on the Central Eastside of Portland and volunteered with other from around the city to clean up the riverfront.  All in all, there were 64 adults and 37 youth volunteering that day.
  • Approximately 17,000 cigarette butts recycled
  • 560 pounds of trash removed
Thank you so much for volunteering and making our city a better place to be!

Minutes for 2018-09-19


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:


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-

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 toy making, and Friends of Trees.

Questions, ideas? Contact Jo Anne: if there are any groups we should be working with!


The Le Monde Parent Association Website is 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,


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,


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,


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


-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) Or Michal McCamman (mom to Ian in 6th, Rhys in 5th and Toby in 2nd)


Minutes for 2016-05-22

Le Monde Parents
Regular Meeting
Sunday, May 22, 2016
about 1:00 – about 1:30 p.m.

Wallace Park
Portland, Oregon

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

Le Monde Parents Business

Annual Report

A brief review of the year’s activities was presented.


C. David Maxey was elected to Chair, and Diane Henkels was elected to Vice-Chair. There were no nominations for Secretary.

Meetings Schedule & Absentee Ballot Amendment

The Meeting Schedule & Absentee Ballot Amendment was proposed in writing as shown below:

Article IV. Section 2. Nominations and Elections. Council elections will be held in May or June each year. The Election Committee shall accept nominations from members for each office and present the candidates at the previous meeting. At that meeting, nominations may also be made from the floor. All members present at the May meeting in May or June shall vote by secret ballot. Members not present at the May meeting in May or June may submit email a secret ballot with their name and email address for ballot verification to a designated member of the Election Committee during school hours on the day of before the election meeting. Members of the Election Committee shall collect and count the votes. The candidate in each office receiving the most votes cast shall be elected to that office. The Election Committee shall announce the results of the election within three calendar days following the election.

Article V. Section 1. Regular Meetings. The regular meeting of the group shall be at a time and place determined by the Chair. Regular meetings shall be held at least quarterly in the quarters ending in October, January, and April. The annual meeting is a regular meeting to be held in May or June. The annual meeting is for receiving reports, electing next year’s Council members, and conducting other business that should arise. The Secretary will notify the members of the meetings at least one month prior to the meeting.

Adjourn Le Monde PArents Business
C. David Maxey, Chair; Phil Duong, Vice-Chair; Kristen Meyers, Secretary