This is the time of year when I am filled with mixed emotions! So proud of our Lab students and faculty for all that they have accomplished this year and so thankful for the upcoming break, which enables us to have the time and space to plan, improve, and dream BIG! But at the same time, I can't believe that our kids (mine included) are another year older and continuing to move up through, and out of, elementary school. It is with much pride and some sadness that we say goodbye to this school year. This will be our final enewsletter of the academic year, although we will stay in touch with you through special editions this summer.

As you know, tomorrow we will hold our Year-end Carnival and Field Day to celebrate the end of the year and give the students a chance to play and enjoy non-academic time with classmates. We are especially thankful to our 3rd graders who designed most of the games that we will be using for Field Day. We are keeping our fingers crossed for good weather, but if we get partially or fully rained out tomorrow, we will reschedule for Wednesday morning. Please remind your child that tomorrow and Wednesday are non-uniform days, and tomorrow kids should wear their advisory's field day colors.

Looking ahead, we are excited to share our Summer Reading List and #LabSummerChallenge . As a reminder, this Lab tradition sprang from a desire to encourage kids to continue to nurture their joy of learning, designing, exploring, and creating all summer long. Aside from reading the 1-2 required books, which will be used to support Advisory activities early in the year, there are no grades or due dates for this challenge! We just want to see what our students can do and allow them to experience the joy and satisfaction that comes from learning and accomplishing something! Let's see what our kids can do and how they can inspire us and each other! Take a look at the ideas that our faculty members came up with to get your kids started, and print and share this #LabSummerChallenge with your child and post photos and videos on FB/Instagram/Twitter/ #LabSummerChallenge.

Speaking of our faculty, I know that I am not alone in my feelings of deep appreciation for our staff. They are, without hesitation, the most dedicated, skilled, and passionate group of people that I have worked with during my career. I am thankful for each member of the team and all that he/she brings to our school.

Finally, I want to express my gratitude to all members of the Lab community for helping to make this second year so successful. We truly could not have accomplished all that we did without your belief in our vision, faculty, and community.

I wish each of you a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you back at school this fall--just twelve weeks from today!


Mary Moss Brown
Head of School

Thank you to the following companies and families for sponsoring our Year-end Carnival and Field Day.
  • Aventine Financial Planning
  • Armando Estrada & Cindy Colin
  • Helen Adams Realty / Libby Gonyea
  • The Jurch Family
  • Kalons & Glidewell General & Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Matthews Periodontics
  • PT Center
  • The Village Store
  • Anonymous (1) 

We still need volunteers to help at various stations throughout the day. Please sign up here if you want to be part of this fun-filled day.
WE DID IT! We set an ambitious goal of $200,000 for the first year of the Lab Innovation Fund. And, thanks to the amazing generosity of Lab families, friends, board members, foundations, and corporations, we raised $226,280 for our annual fund, plus a $250,000 grant from NewSchools Venture Fund. 

We are so pleased to report that 76% of our families, 93% of our staff, and 100% of our board members donated to the campaign.
As we are nearing the end of this school year, we want to recognize everyone who supported the Lab Innovation Fund and helped us have an amazing second year.

Finally, if you have an outstanding pledge to the Lab Innovation Fund, we hope you will make every effort to fulfill your pledge before the end of our fiscal year on June 30, 2017. Thanks again for a great year!
Charlotte Lab School offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supply kits for the 2017/2018 year. EduKits are custom made for our school and contain what students need to start the year off right. 

Order online at www.edukitinc.com  by June 20 for the BEST pricing and FREE shipping. A confirmation will be emailed to you after your order has been placed. Your child's EduKit will be at Lab on the first day of school. A complete list of items included in each kit can be downloaded from Charlotte Lab's ordering page at  www.edukitinc.com . Extended online ordering is available through EduKit's Last Chance program from June 21 - August 6. Last Chance orders are subject to an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins. 

Any questions, please 
  contact Jaime Rentch.
Come and celebrate elementary and middle school students moving up to the next grade level! You're invited to a family friendly, free community event on June 10 at First Ward Park.

Sponsored by IMAGINON, Google Fiber, CMPD, the Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department, 92.7 the Block, Diamond Springs, and Recreational Equipment, INC., students will celebrate the end of the school year by participating in raffles, bounce houses, the Carolina Panthers obstacle course, and a dunk booth! Families may enjoy snow cones and a variety of food truck vendors as well. CMPD K9 units, medic trucks, SWAT vehicles, as well as the Charlotte Fire Department will be on hand displaying their vehicles.

The event is June 10 from noon-4 pm. First Ward Park is located directly across from our visitor's entrance at 301 E. 7th Street. News Channel 9 will be on the scene as special guest MCs. We hope to see you there for this fun event to celebrate Charlotte students!

By RSVPing here, your child will receive a personalized certificate of recognition as part of the ceremony.
Congratulations Lab students on an incredible fundraiser. This year, Lisa Charde worked with our students and Art By Me to help raise funds for our school. Through purchases from Art By Me, we raised more than $2,500! What a great way to support art education and our school.
Tue, Jun 6 Year-end Carnival & Field Day all day
Wed, Jun 7 Last Day of School
Sat, Jun 24 Middle School Gathering tbd
Mon, Aug 28 First Day of School (staggered start for K)

No After School programming this week.

We have some extra copies of the yearbook for sale. The cost is $25 and if you are interested, please stop by the front office or  contact Stefanny Wilches .
If your child has medication in the front office, please be sure to pick it up on the last day of school. We are not able to send it home with your child or keep it at  school until the fall. Questions? Contact Stefanny Wilches.
We hope to hire the following non-instructional positions this fall. If you are interested, please complete an application on our website.
  • Director of Family Advocacy and Community Engagement (PT)
  • Grant Writer and Fundraising Assistant (PT) 


Consider supporting HeartMeter.org, a local charity that donates video games to children's hospitals and treatment centers in North Carolina. Charlotte Lab School is a "drop-off location" for the organization, and families who wish to donate video game systems and/or games may bring them to the front office. You can read more about the program on their website.
The Lab Mentor Families program is looking for volunteers to serve as mentors to our newest families. T o volunteer, please use this link to enter your information electronically OR you may fill out the flyer that was sent home in your child's green folder.  Questions? Contact Committee Chair Renee Alsop .
The following staff members will be offering private tutoring opportunities. Scheduling and fees should be arranged directly with the individual staff member.

Teacher Grade Levels Subjects
Ms. Baldwin Rising 2nd Grade, Rising 3rd Grade, Rising 4th Grade, Rising 5th Grade Mathematics, Reading, Writing
Ms. Brown Rising 3rd Grade, Rising 4th Grade, Rising 5th Grade Mathematics, Reading
Mr. Carraway Rising Kindergarten, Rising 1st Grade, Rising 2nd Grade, Rising 3rd Grade Mathematics, Reading, Writing
Ms. Carter Rising 2nd Grade, Rising 3rd Grade, Rising 4th Grade Mathematics
Ms. Davino Rising 2nd Grade, Rising 3rd Grade, Rising 4th Grade Mathematics
Ms. Dreyer Rising Kindergarten, Rising 1st Grade, Rising 2nd Grade Mathematics, Reading, Writing
Ms. French Rising 1st Grade, Rising 2nd Grade, Rising 3rd Grade, Rising 4th Grade, Rising 5th Grade, Rising 6th Grade Spanish
Ms. Hollands Rising 2nd Grade, Rising 3rd Grade Mathematics, Reading, Writing
Mr. Morales Rising 3rd Grade, Rising 4th Grade, Rising 5th Grade, Rising 6th Grade Spanish
Mr. Quinn Rising Kindergarten, Rising 1st Grade, Rising 2nd Grade, Rising 3rd Grade, Rising 4th Grade, Rising 5th Grade, Rising 6th Grade Mathematics, Reading, Writing
Mr. Singh Rising Kindergarten, Rising 1st Grade, Rising 2nd Grade, Rising 3rd Grade, Rising 4th Grade, Rising 5th Grade, Rising 6th Grade Mathematics, Reading, Writing, Science, Computer Skills, Google 101, Executive Functioning Skills, Coding
Ms. Whitelaw Rising 2nd Grade, Rising 3rd Grade, Rising 4th Grade Reading, Writing

Also, Mr. Hartzell is running a Make and Grow Summer Camp @ UNCC Center City (Across the street from Lab School)
  • Dates: July 17-21, July 24-28, and July 31-August 4
  • Times:  9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Contact Mr. Hartzell for more information.

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
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Charlotte, NC 28202


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