This Week at Charlotte Lab School
Dear Lab Families,

I have some exciting news to share! Lab Middle was recently awarded two exciting grants through the Whole Kids Foundation: a bee grant and a garden grant.

With the bee grant, we will be able to establish an outdoor bee hive to facilitate students' learning about ecosystems and pollinators, as well as to teach them to care for the bees and eventually to harvest their honey. The garden grant will allow us to expand our current garden to include a large kitchen garden where students will grow produce for Two Guys 'N a Kitchen to incorporate into school lunches. Both programs will be led by Matthew Piscitelli, our sixth-grade Quest teacher, and will engage students in real-world, hands-on learning. If you would like to volunteer to support either of these projects, please email Mr. Piscitelli and be sure to follow us on Instagram for project updates.

I also want to share the Spring Testing Letter and Schedule with you so that you can begin to prepare for the busy months ahead. In addition to our regular instruction and upcoming special events (like Pi Night!), we will be administering several practice and end-of-year assessments. Please review the letter and schedule to learn which of these assessments will impact your child(ren) in grades 2-7 and on which days. Please also note the date change that has been highlighted in yellow.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Pi Night on Thursday!


Sincerely,

Dr. Mary Moss
Executive Director
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Support Lab's Innovation Fund
A big thank you to these donors who have already made a donation to the 2019 Lab Innovation Fund.

If you haven’t had a chance to donate yet, please do so today! You can donate online or use the brochure that can home in your child’s green folder on Feb 8. The sooner we meet our goal, the more we can invest in this year. Questions? Contact Susannah Lund at slund@charlottelabschool.org or 704-464-3830.
Come to Pi Night on Thursday!
We are so excited to celebrate our 3rd Annual Pi Night event this Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 pm at the Lower School! The night, designed to show our love and appreciation for the world of math, will be filled with fun activities and games (such as a hula hoop and pie-eating contests, math jokes, etc.), as well as information about ways to support your child with math at home. If you and your family are interested in attending, please RSVP here; pizza pies (get it?) will be provided. We hope to see you there! View the flyer.
Wanted: Commercial Fridge/Freezer
Lab is in need of an additional commercial refrigerator/freezer for our kitchen. If you have one for sale or know a distributor, please contact Cat Malone. It does not need to be new!
NEWS AND UPDATES
Lab Middle Goes Hollywood
Lab Middle School is rolling out the red carpet and going HOLLYWOOD for the Lab Middle School dance! Tickets are cost $10 per person and are on sale now through Monday, March 25. Send cash (exact change) or check (made out to Charlotte Lab School PTSO) to the MS front office.

No tickets will be sold at the door. This event is for currently enrolled Lab Middle students only. No outside guests, please. We need volunteers and donations to make this a successful event! Sign up.

Questions? Contact Renee Alsop or Leslie Mueller.
Sign Up for Let Me Run
Let Me Run is a running program for 3rd -5th grade boys, but it’s more about the boy than the run. Counteracting the negative pressures society places on boys, the program uses running as the vehicle to inspire, teach, and reach them. Combining
exercise with fun activities and lessons, boys will learn to be courageous enough to be themselves, build healthy relationships, and live an active lifestyle. The spring season starts on March 25 with practices on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 – 5:00 pm. The season will end with a 5k race on May 18. Watch this video to learn more and register at LetMeRun.org. Questions? Email Jay Seago at jays@letmerun.org.
Join the Lab Parents Book Club
Looking for a place to meet other Lab parents? Interested in learning more about a radical reimagining of American education? Join us for the Lab Parents Book Club! 

For our final book club read of the year, we will be discussing Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith. Book Club will meet immediately after drop-off. Get your child safely to school, then meet us at Queen City Grounds, just 5-blocks from the lower school. Parking in the ramp is validated up to 90 minutes or street parking is available at the meters. 

Dates: Thursday, March 28, April 4 & 11
Time: 8:30 - 10:00 am
Location: Queen City Grounds at 644 N. Church St. - just 5 blocks from the lower school

Not able to attend all three discussions? No problem, join us whenever you are available. Prior to the First Meeting:

Interested in more information? Check out Tony Wagner’s website, Transforming Education, and Ted Dintersmith’s website.
Cookies for Cancer
Join us Saturday, April 6 at 9:30 am in Randolph Park for the 8th Annual Cookies for Kids’ Cancer 5K and Bake Sale in Charlotte NC. If you are passionate about raising money to find a cure for pediatric cancer, this event is for you! All runners or walkers of all ages are welcomed to attend. The event includes a 5K, Fun Run, Bake Sale and a Silent Auction/raffle. You can join the Charlotte Lab School Team or kids can just do the $10 fun run which is one mile. Register online today!
Box Tops Champions
The Box Tops have been counted and our 2nd trimester winners are Ms. Wycinsky's homeroom students (3rd grade). These students won by a landslide and raised over $50 for the school just by collecting Box Tops. Enjoy your pizza party, Ms. Wycinsky's homeroom students! It's a new trimester and the beginning of a new Box Tops contest so send them in. It's such a simple way for the school to get money for much needed supplies! 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
All School Events
  • Mar. 14 - Pi Night @ the Lower School - 6:30 pm
  • Mar. 18-22 - Advisory Conference Week
  • Mar. 20 - Half Day for Conferences - Dismissal at 12:30pm

Lower School Events
  • Mar. 21 - Grade 5 Field Trip - The Ghost of Splinter Cove - 9:45am
  • Mar. 22 - Grade 3 Field Trip - Kate's Skate
  • Apr. 2 - Grades 3-5 Practice Reading EOG
  • Apr. 4 - Grades 3-5 Practice Math EOG

Middle School Events
  • Mar. 27 - Grades 6-7 Field Trip - The Ghost of Splinter Cove - 9:45am
  • Mar. 29 - Middle School Dance
LINKS & SIGN-UPS
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