Thanks to all of our parents who attended our PTSO General Meeting and Middle School Night last week. If you weren't able to attend, but would like to know what was discussed, you can view the presentations on our Facebook page (look under videos). While we would still prefer to see you in person at our meetings, we know that it is not always possible to attend. For this reason, going forward we will stream our meetings on Facebook Live (and we will do our best to answer your questions in real time). We are so appreciative of your interest in our school--in person and/or virtually!

Please also keep your eyes open next Monday for the launch of our 2016/2017 Annual Fund Campaign. Although we will not formally kick off the campaign until January, many parents have let us know that they would like to take advantage of year-end giving opportunities and matching gifts in 2016. We welcome your support at any time of year, and gifts made now will count toward our Annual Fund. Donations may be made by check or online by credit card. And, be sure to let us know if your company has a matching gift program. Stay tuned next week for a sneak peek at our Annual Fund wish list and ways to give.

Enjoy this last full week of school before the break!


Mary Moss Brown
Head of School

Looking for something fun to do  this Saturday? Come support our 4th and 5th grade girls chorus while they sing songs of the season at SouthPark Mall at   1:00 pm! The girls will be singing in the atrium between Nordstrom and Belk.
The second semester begins Tuesday, January 17, and aft er school offerings are now available through our new CLS Parent Portal. Note: None of our programs continue into the second semester; all students who wish to continue with any after school program must register again. 

The first step is to sign up for a family account and create a record for each student using the orange "add student" button. Once you complete that step, select the blue after school button to see the brochure and register for classes. Get started here

A few notes:  
  • Several vendors manage their own registrations and payments. After you select one of these classes, you will be directed to the vendor site to register. You are not registered until you complete this step.
  • Please sign up for after school no later than Dec 28. 
  • If you have received, or are applying for, financial assistance, it will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified of your award after registration closes on 12/28/16.
Special thanks to all of the parents and kids who joined us on Saturday for the Holiday Market and Movie. This PTSO sponsored event raised more than $3,800 for the school through the silent auction, raffle, and spirit wear sales. We also want to thank the vendors (many of whom are Lab parents) who came and set up booths, giving us a chance to shop for some great gift items! Thanks to the entire Special Events Committee for pulling this together.
Tomorrow,  Tuesday, Dec 13 from 4-8:00 pm , we will have a dining night out at Viva Chicken on Elizabeth Ave.   A percentage of Charlotte Lab School's sales will be donated back to us, making this an easy and fun way to have dinner and raise money. Viva Chicken is located at 1617 Elizabeth Ave in Charlotte. Hope to see you there.
The days are numbered for all items in our Lost & Found. As part of our mid-year clean up, we will donate all items remaining in the Lost and Found on Thursday, December 22. Please stop by and take a look sometime in the next week--you never know what treasures you will find.
Don't forget--next Wednesday is a half day at Lab, which means that students will be dismissed at noon. Lunch will be served at 11:00 am; and for that reason, we will stop all early dismissals at 11:00 am. If you need to pick up your child early, you must arrive in the front office before 11:00 am. Buses will arrive at their stops approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes ahead of the normal schedule. Please arrive at the stop early as traffic may be lighter than usual. After school is not in session on this day.
Checkers Hockey Spirit Event!
Please save the date for our upcoming Lab Spirit Event with the Charlotte Checkers Hockey Team! Lab families are invited to come out and cheer on the Checkers vs Manitoba on Saturday, January 28  @  6:00 pm . Tickets will be $16 with $5 going back to the school. Please note, Lab families will be grouped together for this event. Be on the lookout for more information on how to purchase tickets.
Other Important Upcoming Events! Save the Date!
Jan. 22, 2017 from  2-4:00 pm Extreme Ice Center Event
Feb. 11, 2017 Family Valentine's Day Party

Tues, Dec 13 Viva Chicken Dining Night 4:00 PM
Wed, Dec 21 Early Release - HALF DAY noon
Thu, Dec 22 Teacher Workday- NO CLASSES
Fri, Dec 23 - Mon, Jan 2 Winter Holidays
Tue, Jan 3 Teacher Workday- NO CLASSES
Fri, Jan 13 End of Q2
Mon, Jan 16 MLK Day - Holiday
Tues, Jan 17 Second Semester Begins
Mon, Jan 16 MLK Day - Holiday
Don't forget, all student portrait photo galleries will be deleted after December 15. However, if you would like an extension on your child's school portrait gallery, please email Mandy French .  
Continue to save your box tops over the holiday season! Every box top counts towards money for our school!

We are still looking for volunteer tutors. If you are interested, c ontact PTSO Tutoring Committee Chair Trish Moffatt at or (434)660-8860.
Don't forget to fill out your 2017/18  Application for Admissions Preference for any SIBLING  of a student currently enrolled at Charlotte Lab School or any child of a current Charlotte Lab School employee or Board member. More information can be found in our   Enrollment & Admissions Policy All Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Wednesday December 21, 2016 to be eligible for the admissions preference.
Loving our Lunch Volunteers! If you can help any day from 10:45 am-12:45 pm, your child(ren) will eat free that dayIf your child eats lunch at school, we hope you will consider volunteering regularly for this job. Sign up here.
Sign up for text reminders using Remind 101. By subscribing to the Whole School AND your child's grade level, you will receive up-to-date text reminders of need-to-know information. Simply text the correct code to 810-10. Standard text rates do apply.
  • Whole School - @Fk2c2
  • Kindergarten - @2a34d
  • 1st Grade - @8g9ccd
  • 2nd Grade - @48h447
  • 3rd Grade - @hea66
  • 4th Grade - @43gf3d
  • 5th Grade - @4dha6
  • After School - @labschoola
Charlotte Lab School
301 E. 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

General Info: 704-464-3830


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