This Week at Charlotte Lab School
Dear Parents,

Last month, we invited grades 3-7 to create videos demonstrating their school spirit for a chance to win a trip to the Panther's Play 60 Obstacle Course at Freedom Park. Grades 3, 4, and 5 accepted the challenge and submitted entries last week.

I want to congratulate all the participating grade levels on their amazing videos. One thing is for certain, our kids love Lab! Selecting a winner was not easy, but the leadership team deliberated over the weekend and tallied the votes this morning. I am pleased to announce that the 5th grade is our winner! The field trip will take place on November 16, and we will share more details about the trip and fundraising for buses soon. Each of the videos is linked below; you are going to love seeing our kids show their school spirit!

I also want to remind everyone that Tuesday, November 13, is our next PTSO Meeting and Trimester 1 Showcase. We will send home more information and event details later this week. We hope all families will attend!


Dr. Mary Moss
Executive Director
Volunteers Needed for Open House
Our next Open House is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6 . It's also Election Day! Get your voting done early and then volunteer to help our amazing Charlotte Lab staff! You will greet prospective families, help them navigate parking and classrooms, and share your love of Lab by answering questions. Talking points will be provided. Sign up here . Email Kris Goldbach if you have questions.
PTSO General Meeting & Music Showcase
Please plan to join us for the PTSO General Meeting and Trimester 1 Music Showcase on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 pm. More details coming soon!
School Photos Make-Up & Ordering
A make-up day is scheduled on Friday, November 9, for students who were absent on picture day. Please keep in mind this is not a re-take session and don’t forget that uniforms are required

Ordering instructions and proofs will be available online around November 6. The deadline to receive the early bird special of 15% off ($25 order minimum) and free delivery to school is November 16. Orders received after this date may be picked up at the St. John's office or mailed for a minimal fee. 
Thanksgiving Pie Event
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful, and at Lab, we have much to be thankful for! Please consider helping the Staff Appreciation Committee express our gratitude by baking (or buying) a pie for our wonderful staff members to share with their families this Thanksgiving. We'll take care of boxing and delivering pies to staff. 

Pies must be delivered to the school on Tuesday, November 20 by 9:30 am. We will have a drop off station near the walker and carpool lines. You can also deliver your pie to the office.

Lab Parent Book Club Starts This Week
Join the Lab Parents Book Club as we kick off our discussion on The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary.

  • Discussion: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 13 & 20
  • Time: 8:30 - 10:00 am
  • Location: Waterbean Coffee at 616 North Tryon Street - just 4 blocks from the lower school!
  • Prior to the meeting: Read chapters 1 - 6
  • Watch this video to learn more!

Not able to attend all discussions? No problem, join us whenever you are available. RSVP by sending an email to Michele Davis.
Box Top Competition Winner
The first Box Top Contest was a success! Ms. McLeod’s kindergarteners did an amazing job collecting Box Tops from friends and neighbors, and their hard work will be rewarded with a class pizza party on November 8! Congratulations to Ms. McLeod’s class! 

The second Box Tops collection will run now through February 28. If each student brings in 10 Box Tops, the school will earn over $600! A few popular products that contain Box Tops include Annie’s Organic Products, Cascadian Farms products, Kleenex, Papermate Office supplies, Scott Paper products, General Mills Cereals, Nature Valley Products, LARA Kid Bars, Green Giant Fresh Vegetables and Hefty products.
Land's End Sale - 40% Off Uniforms
From now through Wednesday, Land's End is having their Friends and Family Sale. This is a great opportunity to save 40% off! code: ADMINBUDS pin: 3246
Spirit Wear - Back by Popular Demand!
The online spirit wear site will be open for a short time, beginning on Monday, November 12, and running through Wednesday, November 21. The sale will include two new items, a long sleeve navy logo shirt and a winter beanie hat, as well as a few sweatshirt and jacket options. Samples of the new items will be available for viewing at the PTSO General Meeting on November 13. 
Make and Grow
Join Mr. Hartzell for Make and Grow on Saturday, November 10 for gardening, games and making mini-pumpkin catapults. The last Saturday of Play is December 8.  Registration is $40. Sign up for at Also, be sure to check out information on Winter Camps!
All School Events
  • Nov. 6 - Prospective Families Open House - Volunteer
  • Nov. 8 - Parent Volunteer Training - 8:30am - Register
  • Nov. 9 - Student Portraits Make-Up Day - View Flyer
  • Nov. 12 - No School - Veteran's Day Holiday
  • Nov. 13 - PTSO General Meeting and Showcase - 6:30pm
  • Nov. 17 - Lab Spirit Night with the Hornets - 7:00pm - View Flyer
  • Nov. 20 - Thanksgiving Pie Event - 7:45am - 12:00pm
  • Nov. 20 - End of Trimester 1
  • Nov. 21-Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
Lower School Events
  • Nov. 16 - Grade 5 Field Trip - Panther Play 60 - 8:30am-12:00pm
  • Nov. 19 - Kindergarten Field Trip - Schiele Museum
Middle School Events
  • Nov. 7 - Grade 7 Field Trip - Microbiology Lab - 8:30am-2:30pm
Interested in volunteering at Lab? Join us on November 8 at 8:30am for a brief get to know you mixer. Please register here.
Sign up to be a Lab Ambassador at an upcoming Open House. Parent and STUDENT volunteer opportunities!
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