Le Monde Families Making a Difference With Oregon Food Bank

Le Monde family volunteers coming in hot again at the Oregon Food Bank last Saturday, December 8th!  Our numbers were super strong (50 plus) with the enthusiasm and work ethic showing for the entire two and a half hours!  Even our youngest volunteers were scooping that blueberry granola until the very end.   

The music was rocking.  I noticed the buzz reach a fever pitch about half way through – parents were chatting and singing, kids were swaying their hips and bobbing their heads, and everyone was working hard to get through 8,290 pounds of granola which we unpacked and repackaged!  Every table went through all their boxes – we got the job done!  Which in real life terms looks like 6,903 meals created.  That’s 76 meals per volunteer.   Each person at this event made a really big difference in our community in a very short amount of time.

You all are such a pleasure to work with, to give back with.  Thank you so much for generously giving your time and efforts, and for teaching your children to do the same.  I’m really wearing my heart on my sleeve for this community!  Happy Holidays everyone; I hope to see you all very soon in the new year.  Let’s make a commitment to keep stepping up where we are needed in 2019.   

Jo Anne Rodgers  – Le Monde Parents Association


Minutes from Parents Meeting

November 28, 2018  

Winter Dance, Dec. 1st

Winter Dance signup here.

Craft table needs a volunteer – Jo Anne

Sweets table – Eva, Jen Moore

Balloon pop – prize inside, raffle ticket inside. Balloons released, pop them, keep the prize.

Basketball court – Chris Miller

Uniform exchange – includes a winter clothing and fancy dress exchange

Popcorn machine – Chris S

We need people to come early for Set-up

Grand Central Bowl, Feb. 15th

Looking for someone to run this event. Please email Jen at jenstack@gmail.com if you’d like to help.

$15/individual ticket, $30/family ticket

Sign up sheet – indicate cheese or pepperoni

Order pizza early

Weekly staff snacks – How can we advertise this? We don’t think all families know about it and there is some confusion as to what to bring. Need a couple people to post sign-up sheet after school and one hanging at each location. Get written/verbal permission from school. More specific in details about what snacks to bring.

Signups for weekly snacks: Burnside, Division

La Fete – Saturday, May 18th – Summer Camp theme

Lagunitas Rec room, Broadway in between NE 2nd and 3rd.

Same ticket price likely, $75/ticket, $50/ticket for teachers. Price not likely to change.

Can we lift the limit value of the online auction?

There is only a class art project, not individuals

La Foire group will be assigned a task

PA will be assigned a task

Need to up the attendance

Petite Fete might be coming back for $20 – $25. AFCA will offer the childcare for this.

Both in-person and online way to purchase tickets

Procurement – everyone can help – wine tastings, work out places, grocery stores, any season ticket holders, host a party

Screenagers – Jan. 8th at Clinton theater, 7pm – 8:30pm


Documentary about the effects of screens on children.

See the trailer and more information here.

Ran out of time to hold discussion on current ways parents can help limit or guide children’s screen time.

Map testing

Adaptive test, adapts questions being asked based on how child is answering questions. ie. If child is getting many questions correct, the test will adapt to start asking harder questions to assess the child’s level.

No time limit while testing which helps kids not feel test anxiety

The results of the test are immediate. Helps teachers know where their students are at and helps them develop their lesson plans.

Find out more information here.

Deep Gratitude After The Free Hot Soup Event

Wow. Just wow.  Le Monde families came together for this really meaningful event and totally rocked it! The hustle that I witnessed from our kids who prepped at least 150 sandwiches in less than an hour was inspiring.  Thank you to Cookshop for generously giving us the space to make this happen. The kind offering from the children who volunteered as servers at the event was sincere and left me (and everyone else) glowing. And you parents! – The support and guidance that I am sure you offer daily to your young ones was really shining through.  It was a true team effort.  To see the genuine appreciation on people’s faces and hear some very heart felt comments from the people we were helping has really connected me to this experience.  It made me want to do more, and I’m hearing that many of you feel the same!
Together we made an impact – we helped approximately 75 people avoid hunger for at least one night.  Jennifer Skyler, the lead for the dinner at this event and founder of the non-profit, Beautiful Portland, poured her soul into making an amazing burrito bar for all these people and there was enough for some to take away to give to their family members and friends who could not mobilize on this chilly night.  Many tucked away extra sandwiches, bananas, and some seriously gourmet ginger molasses cookies that were created and donated by Le Monde parent, Meredith Mortensen.  Free Hot Soup! is at Director’s Park year around, Monday through Friday at 6pm, serving up food until everyone there has been served.  Please reach out to me if you would like to donate or work with the organization; what they do is really amazing and they can use more help and resources.
With deep gratitude in my heart, I want to say that I am so blessed to be a part of Le Monde’s thriving, beautiful community.  Keep up the work that you do with commitment and compassion.  
Happy Thanksgiving to all you givers!

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)
  1. 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, jenstack@gmail.com

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 council@lemondeparents.org