July 31st Summer Park Play Date

Through these casual get togethers we hope to connect with those we already know, and get to know our newest students and families.

  • July 31, 10am-12pm at Col. Summers Park
    • SE 17th Ave & Taylor St, by the playground.

Until all our kids can be vaccinated, we will continue to ask everyone to wear masks and keep physically distanced to make sure everyone is safe and welcome. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Summer Park Play Dates

Through these casual get togethers we hope to connect with those we already know, and get to know our newest students and families.

Until all our kids can be vaccinated, we will continue to ask everyone to wear masks and keep physically distanced to make sure everyone is safe and welcome. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

  • July 31, 10am-12pm at Col. Summers Park
    • SE 17th Ave & Taylor St, by the playground.
  • August 21, 10am-12pm at Irving Park
    • NE 7th Ave & Fargo St, by the playground. 

While you’re there, pick up  new-to-you uniforms for the coming school year. We will be hosting a Uniform Exchange at both play dates.

Contact: council@lemondeparents.org

Uniform Drop-Off, June 14-18

Uniforms will be back in Fall 2021! There will be a few uniform exchange events over the summer and during the school year to keep up with our growing kids. 

End of School Year Uniform Drop-Off

  • June 14-18, 2021

Drop off outgrown items at your convenience at a parent house near the school (an email with the address will be sent out.)

Summer Park Play Dates

  • July 31, 10am-12pm at Col. Summers Park
  • August 21, 10am-12pm at Irving Park. 

Join us for fun with friends at the park! While you’re there, pick up  new-to-you uniforms for the coming school year.

School Year Uniform Exchanges

Second Wednesday, every other month.

Locations and times are still to be determined but will likely be after school pickup. Exchange dates are:

  • November 10, 2021
  • January 12, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • May 11, 2022

Questions? Need uniforms but can’t make these dates and times? Contact Sarah Wylie at council@lemondeparents.org

Accepting Nominations For All LMPC Positions

Submit your nominations here, either for yourself or someone you think would be great for the position. 

Thank you for letting me be a part of our amazing parent community over the years. It has been a wonderful experience and awesome way to give back to our amazing school community, teachers and staff. My daughter is entering 8th grade next year and I would like to hand over the reins of Chair and still be available to help the next team of parents who are excited to grow our community.

I want to thank Jo Anne Rodgers, our Vice Chair, for being an amazing partner and all the work she has put into the Parent’s community. She also is looking to pass the torch for next year. 

I know there are members of our parent community who would love to take the LMPC to the next level. I would like to be involved to help make the transition easy. If you are interested in running for a position and would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to email me (jenstack@gmail.com) and we can set up a time to chat.

Audra Duran is running our elections and is accepting nominations for Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary until Friday, May 14. 

You can find the detailed descriptions for the positions in the LMPC Policies & Procedures


Thank you for a great year! 

Jen Stack
LMPC Chair

Staff Appreciation Week Starts Monday, April 26

Staff Appreciation Week is April 26-30 

A friendly reminder to pick some flowers from your garden, or purchase a few loose flowers to bring on Monday. Also have your kids make cards this weekend to bring in Tuesday-Thursday.

You all donated above and beyond the goal, thank you! The extra funds will be used to buy snacks for the staff. We will be purchasing $50 gift cards and a sweet for each person, woohoo! 
 



Monday: Flowers
Let’s start the week with some flowers the staff can enjoy all week. Students can bring a few loose flowers that will be placed in vases around the school and in classrooms. 
 



Tuesday through Thursday: Virtual or Homemade Cards
Students can send virtual or homemade cards to teachers and staff. Here are some fun prompts students can use to send something each day:

My favorite thing about my teacher (or staff member) is __________.

My favorite class (school) memory is ___________.

I remember making you proud when I ______________.
 



Friday: Gift Cards & Sweet Treats
We will give $50 gift cards and a sweet treat to teachers and staff (picking something from their favorite things).
 



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


Jen Stack & Jo Anne Rodgers
Le Monde Parent Community

Virtual First Friday Coffee

We’re bringing back First Friday Coffee!

We will begin hosting virtual First Friday Coffee starting tomorrow!

Le Monde Parent’s First Friday Coffee is an informal get-together for parents to chat with other parents at Le Monde on the first Friday of the month. 

So make some coffee and join us on Friday, February 5, @ 9:15am

Google Meet Code:
meet.google.com/dms-rjvg-qgy 

Come any time and stay as long as what works for you 🙂

Please email Jen Stack <jenstack@gmail.com> if you have any questions, otherwise, hope to see you there!

Virtual Science Fair

The Parents’ Community is putting on the 6th Annual Science Fair (virtually!) on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, using Flipgrid as a fun virtual platform to present projects.

The Science Fair is voluntary for kids in grades 3 and up.  Kids will work on the majority of their projects outside of school hours. They can choose to do an experiment or a scientific research paper. Students will use Flipgrid to submit a short video presentation of their projects. Kids may work with parents and/or up to 3 students in a group on a single project given they use safety precautions such as, they are already in a “pod” or work virtually with each other.

The Science Fair Packet attached in this email 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 or Proposal for Scientific Research worksheets for those who would like to first fill out a paper version.

To register for the Fair, proposals must be submitted via one of these online forms: Proposal for Scientific Investigation or Proposal for Scientific Research. These forms are identical to the supplemental Proposal worksheets. Proposals must be submitted online by Friday, February 12th.

NOTE: I am still looking for parents with a scientific background to review proposals and also projects for the Fair. Also, I will be stepping down after this year and am looking for my replacement. Next year is my last year at Le Monde and I want to be available to help the next person who takes this on. If you are interested in helping out, please let me know. It has been a wonderful experience for me!

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Stack, jenstack@gmail.com

Thank you and we can’t wait to see all of this year’s experiments and projects!

Volunteer to be a Social Organizer for your class!

Are you the social type? Do you like planning activities? We are looking for “Social Organizers” for each class. Social Organizers would plan and/or host occasional virtual social hours after school to connect kids with their classmates. Ideally, each class will have two Social Organizers.

You can go big or small, each class is different and has different needs or levels of commitment. The goal is to have fun!

Sign up here!

Some ideas that have been floated:

-After school virtual social time by class
-Virtual game night 
-Possible drive in movie at Oaks Park
-Cartooning workshop over Zoom
-Baking/painting workshop over Zoom
-Virtual Bingo night

If you can’t commit to organizing a class time, maybe you have a special talent you could contribute? Email us your ideas!

Family-Friendly Volunteer Opportunity to Make Bagged Lunches for the Houseless

2021 has made quite the entrance, yet in the midst of the chaos and continued uncertainty, we have a great opportunity to help out our fellow Portlanders by making sack lunches for guests of Blanchet House in downtown Portland!  These simple, bagged lunches contain a sandwich, a piece of fruit, and a purchased wrapped snack, and they allow Blanchet House to provide nutritious “to go” meals to their guests. And while we can’t say that we’ve missed packing lunches for our kiddos during distanced learning, we’re willing to flex those lunch-packing muscles once again if it brings a little joy to those in need. 

As a community, we’re scheduled to deliver 100 to 200 lunches the morning of Saturday, 1/23.  If you’d like to get involved, please volunteer to make 10 lunches via the attached Sign-up Genius
Pease look here for specific lunch-making instructions.

On Friday, 1/22, JT Nies will swing by and pick up your family’s contribution at your house (she will give a heads up when en route and keep it contact free!). 

We hope you’ll join us in making these simple lunches because if you’re anything like us right now, we’ll take all the positive distractions we can find!  🤣