Meeting Minutes May 22, 2019

Meeting Minutes – May 22nd, 2019

Election run by Audra Duran.  Elected positions:

  • Chair – Jen Stack
  • Vice Chair – Jo Anne Rodgers
  • Secretary – Heidi Baker

Invite Le Monde families to casual/informal playdates at Colonel Summers Park starting on Fridays in June.

Welcome picnic on first early release day of 2019-2020 school year (September 13th) to welcome new Le Monde families and welcome back returning families.  Great opportunity for new families to get to know each other and mingle with families with older children.

Uniform exchange.  Will have uniform exchange at Burnside location before the end of the year.  Someone to champion clothing exchange for next year?


Join Us for Park Play Dates!

The weather is nice and the kids want to play! Join us after school on Fridays at Colonel Summers Park for an informal park play date.

Fridays June 7, 14, 21

SE 17th Ave & Taylor St.

Hope to see lots of Le Monde kids there!

Congratulations to next year’s PA Council!

We are happy to announce next year’s Parents Association Council are:

Chair – Jen Stack

Vice Chair – Jo Anne Rodgers

Secretary – Heidi Baker

Thank you Audra Duran for running the elections.

We would like to thank Auburn Wise for the amazing job she did this past year as Chair. We wish her luck on her new adventures in Hawaii!

Our new Council members are looking forward to planning another great year at Le Monde. Thank you!!

May Meeting Agenda & Elections

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

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Updated Time: 5:30-7pm
Place: Pix Patisserie – 2225 E Burnside St

Social Time Begins at 5:30pm  

Meeting Begins at 6:00pm    

  1. Introductions (5 min)
  2. Elections (20 min) – Please email Audra at to submit a nomination for any of the positions: Chair, Vice Chair or Secretary. Voting will happen at the meeting.
    • Chair
      • Jen Stack
      • Open for nominations
    • Vice Chair
      • Jo Anne Rodgers
      • Open for nominations
    • Secretary
      • Open for nominations
  3. Plans for end of this year and into next year. (35 min)
    • BBQ
    • Regular Friday play dates at Colonel Summers Park.
  • Meet adjourns at 7pm

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is April 29 – May 3!

This week is dedicated to lavishing our teachers, interns and staff with gifts and words of kindness to show them just how much we appreciate all the work they do for our kids.

Monday: Breakfast potluck at both locations.

  • The potluck slots were added into the regular weekly staff snack signup for April 29.
  • Sign up here to bring a dish for the staff: 

Tuesday: Please bring flowers or plants to share for your teacher and staff.

  •  There will be vases set around school. 

Wednesday: Homemade cards from students to teachers and staff 🙂 

Thursday: Class organized gift of teacher and staff’s favorite things.

  • Please consider a $5-$10 donation to your class parent to put towards gifts for teachers and staff. 
  • You will receive an email soon from your class parent with details.

Friday: Happy Hour (staff only event)

  • Meredith Mortensen, a Le Monde parent, has generously offered up her space and donations of food and drink for a happy hour event just for our teachers and staff at Cookshop on Clinton Street.

Thank you Le Monde community for your generous support and appreciation shown for our teachers and staff!

Jen Stack
Parent Association Vice Chair

Parent Association Meeting Minutes – March 13, 2019

Parent Association Meeting Minutes – March 13, 2019

Staff Appreciation Week: Apr. 29th – May 3rd
Flowers, cards, food. Open to additional ideas.
-Meredith Moretensen, owner of Cookshop has offered to host beverages and snacks night for staff. Beverage donations from Le Monde families. Child care? Jo Anne will start to coordinate with Meredith.
-Staff bbq. Let’s try to make this a staff appreciation celebration for the end of the year.
-Check when splash pad opens at Colonel Summers.
-Few of my favorite things list for teachers, courtesy of Ashley and Michelle at Make Do Art Studio.

Community Events:
–Friends of Trees – April 6 th . In celebration of Earth month. See sign up genius.
–International Day, aslo April 6 th . – This is a school sponsored event, coordinated by Eva Robinson.
-Will need volunteers for set up and take down, and people to table on different countries.
-Cake walk is upstairs, crepe table – both usually needs volunteers.
-Contact Eva Robinson for more information.
–Science Fair – April 24 th after school.
Can we find a college student or professor that could do a fun experiment? Or OMSI?
Ashley will reach out to Education Director at OMSI. JT might be able to transport projects day of, if needed.

–Volunteers for La Fete – May 18 th .
This will be the volunteer opportunity for the month of May. Jo Anne will send out the sign up genius in April.
-Will need volunteers to set up and take down.
-Need approximately 10 – 12 volunteers to work the games during the party.

Gas Station:
There was a general discussion amongst parents about the gas station next to the Burnside location.

Agenda for the March LMPA Meeting

Wednesday, March 13 — 6:30-8pm


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