Agenda for the March LMPA Meeting

Wednesday, March 13 — 6:30-8pm

NEW LOCATION!

Pix Patisserie – 2225 E Burnside St

Hang out, get a glass of wine or delicious dessert and learn what’s happening in our community and how you can get involved.

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.C

Meeting Agenda

Begin Meeting at 6:30pm   

  1. Introductions (5min)
  2. Discussion of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities (30min)
    • Staff Appreciation Week planning (April 29-March 3)
    • Staff BBQ ideas, location, planning…The PA wants to host a BBQ for the staff and teachers. 
  3. Community Events Update (5min)
  4. Discussion about the location of playgrounds for next year. There is some concern about a playground being next to the gas station fumes. (10min)

Meet adjourns at 8pm

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Super Bowl-ing

Le Monde families had a wonderful time bowling together after early release on Friday. We were able to raise $559 for the school and have a lot of fun!

Parents bowled or got to relax and chat with other parents while the kids had a blast bowling.

We are always on the lookout for more fun social events like this. Shoot us an email if you have any ideas.

Science Fair!!


The Science Fair will be on April 24th, 2019 from 4-6pm in the Burnside Gym.

Teachers emailed the Science Fair Packet Feb 1. Please email Jen, jenstack@gmail.com if you didn’t receive one.

Grades 3 and up can participate in the Science Fair. It is a family focused event where parents can work alongside kids to spark their interest in the sciences!

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2019 TIMELINE

February 1 – Science Fair Packets available.

February 19 – Proposals Due!

March 4 – Proposals with comments returned to students.

March-April – Students work on projects.

April 24 – SCIENCE FAIR!

February 13: PA Meeting/School Board Meeting

We will meet before the school board meeting on Wednesday, February 13 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.

If you have any questions or need help you can contact or text Auburn at 707-954-8862 or email council@lemondeparents.org

Let’s Bowl!

It’s time to sign up for our 3rd annual Grand Central Bowling fundraiser!

Grand Central Bowling has once again donated all 12 lanes and shoes for our event. Let’s fill up the lanes on Friday, February 15, from noon to 2 pm. (We have a half day and will be dismissed from school at 11:30 am.). 

Sign up here.

We will buy pizza for everyone. The rest of the money raised will go to the school. Last year, we were able to donate over $600 to Le Monde from this event. We also had a lot of fun!

$15/bowler or $30/family
Cash accepted at the door the day of the event.

Limited spots available!! Sign up to reserve your family’s spot by Friday, February 8th!

Thanks everyone!

Minutes 2019-01-16 PA Meeting

Auburn Wise – Chair

Jen Stack – Vice Chair

Jo Anne Rodgers – Secretary

Parent Association Meeting Minutes:  January 16, 2019

Meeting began at 7pm

Grand Central Bowling in February:

Stephanie Sherman has volunteered to lead the event.  She is in communication with Grand Central Bowl. Waiting for update.  Perhaps it doesn’t happen in February, could try another early release day later in the year.  

Science Fair:

On a Saturday or after school?  

International Day happens on a Saturday, we could do the Science Fair similarly.  

In the past, the Science Fair has been after school, with set up happening towards the end of the school day.  All classes will be able to see the Science Fair (even the younger children) if we hold it after school. Gets everyone involved in some way.  

How to handle two locations?  Is there a better way to find out which students will be submitting projects and participating in the Science Fair?  Children who are participating from Neri will have to go to Burnside after school and won’t be able to set up early. Alternatively, there will be a Science Fair at each location.  

Settled on having Science Fair after school, not on a Saturday.  

Fundraising for Musical Instruments for new Music teacher:

We can fundraise outside the Le Monde community, but not within.  Let’s follow up with Shouka and see if we can have families donate actual instruments instead of money.  For instance, put out an email for ukelele donations and see how many we can collect.

Le Fete:

Parent Association will help with day of set up of Le Fete.  Summer Camp theme. Will be looking for 10 – 15 volunteers. Follow up with Jacqui Brock to see if there are any additional details, otherwise we will just be asking volunteers to show up.

Lice/cleaning:

Ask Shouka if we can clean carpets and classrooms at Neri.  Then send out sign-up genius to get volunteers if we get the okay.  Parent at Le Monde willing to lend carpet cleaner. Use eco-friendly cleaning products.  Lice companies usually come out to schools for assessments for free.

Community Events:

Humane Society – super fun.  The kids were very involved in this event.  Doing most of the cooking with parents supporting.  Cat toys were cute. Will be doing a write up for the event in the next couple of weeks.

Children’s Book Bank – the boxes are up at both locations.  People have already started donating at Neri. The volunteer event is full.  Read-a-thon will be happening toward the end of January.

Have Friends of Trees volunteer opportunity coming up in April.  Need to schedule an event for March and May. There will be no Community event in June.

Board Meeting:

Find out when the February board meeting will be.  Plan to have short PA meeting before the board meeting.  Jen Stack will make sure to email about getting a short amount of time on the board agenda.

Screenagers review/discussion:

Screenagers Movie was a success! Many parents and kids from Le Monde attended the movie on January 9th at the Clinton Street Theater. There was a great discussion afterwards.

There are many resources parents can use or adapt for use in their families.

Below are links to some of those resources that can be helpful to use with our children.

A contract can be used to help train kids about safe cell phone or device use. It is good to create a contract with your child so that both parents and children agree and understand the terms.

There are many apps available to help parents set up healthy screen time boundaries for their kids. Apple has come out with a built in Screen Time that can be controlled from the parent’s device. Android has similar capabilities called Digital Wellbeing found within settings. If parents want to have access to their child’s device from their android device they will have to download Google’s Family Link. Amazon offers a pay service with children’s programs and parental controls called FreeTime.

Meeting adjourned at 8pm.

Agenda for the January LMPA Meeting

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

6:30-8pm

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 (25min)
    • Grand Central Bowl (Friday, Feb 15, early release day)
    • Science Fair (April TBD)
    • BBQ (Possible year end staff appreciation BBQ)
    • La Fete (Saturday, May 18)
      • PA is committing to volunteering at the event
  3. Community Events Update (10min)
  4. Looking for parents to get the word out about the Weekly Snack Schedule (5min)
  5. Review of film, “Screenagers” and how parents can manage screen time for our kids. (15min)

Meet adjourns at 8pm