2017/18 PTSO BOARD
Dear Families,

Please welcome your new PTSO Board Members for the 2017/18 school year!  The following slate of candidates was approved at the recent PTSO General Meeting:

Executive Committee
  • Co-Presidents: Tracey Rosenberg (Year 2) and Jaime Rentch (Year 1)
  • Vice President: Corinne Connor
  • Treasurer: John Bezanson
  • Assistant Treasurer: Marcus Castro
  • Secretary: Rachel Efird
Executive Committee Chairs
  • VP of Student & Staff Support: Sue Hawes
  • Co-VPs of Fundraising: Kess Clark & Kelly Bliss Smith
  • VP of Parent & Student Events: Akua Carraway
  • VP of Student Recruitment: Bita Clark
  • VP of Marketing & Communication: Jenny Greenspon
  • Co-VPs of Middle School: Renee Alsop & Leslie Mueller
  • Co-VPs of Nominating: Kristin Allen & Ricky Singh
We are also eager to fill a new position on the board--the VP of  Access & Inclusion. This position will help carry on the good work of the Diversity Committee and ensure that we continue to build a welcoming community for all. If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Kendra Johnson

I also want to take a moment to recognize our outgoing board members, including Bruce Long, Rich Holmes, Stephanie Briggs Evans, Shanna Hill, Megan Stuhlman and Nola McClure. These amazing parents truly helped lay the foundation for a strong and vibrant PTSO. 

For those of you who indicated an interest in getting more involved with the PTSO through the Volunteer Interest Forms that we collected earlier this spring, please keep your eyes open for an email connecting you with the committee chairs and letting you know next steps. We look forward to working with all of you throughout the summer and next year.

Thank you.


Mary Moss Brown
Head of School

Thank you to the following families and companies who are sponsoring our Year-end Carnival and Field Day.
  • Helen Adams Realty / Libby Gonyea
  • The Jurch Family
  • Matthews Periodontics
We are still looking for additional sponsors for the event. Sponsorship opportunities start at $250, and we hope to raise $2,000 for this event. All sponsors will be recognized in our weekly enewsletter, on our Facebook page, and on signage at the school. Please contact Susannah Lund or Committee Chair Sue Hawes if you are interested.

We also 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.
The 2016/17 yearbooks have arrived and they will be distributed next Monday in homerooms as part of the year-end celebrations. Students will have a chance to sign their friends yearbooks on June 5 & 6, so we are asking students to leave their books at school until June 6.

We are also excited to announce the following winners of the Yearbook Art Contest:
  • Maya Hinson - Fifth Grade (Front Cover)
  • Nandini Mehta - Fourth Grade (Back Cover)
  • Elizabeth Pritchard - Fourth Grade (Page One)
And special mention to these additional grade level winners, who are featured in the signature section of the book:
  • Cary Mehalic - Kindergarten
  • Aaryana Mehta - First Grade
  • Wilhelmina Wygand - Second Grade
  • Lyall Nadelman - Third Grade
  • Rowan Gambs - Fifth Grade
Finally, 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.
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  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 . 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.
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) 
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.
Our third Enrichment trimester is coming to a close, and the students are ready to share what they have learned. Parents are invited for a sharing session during regular class periods. Each session will be 20-30 minutes long. Note that Children's Theatre Showcases will be held at UNCC Center City (across the street) in room 901. Music Showcases will be held at Lab. As always, we have a limited number of parking passes, so please find a metered spot on the street if you can.

Wednesday, May 31
  • Hollands: 11:10 am
  • Berry: 12:15 pm
  • Byrum: 1:50 pm
Thursday, June 1
  • Davino: 11:10 am
  • Fields: 12:15 pm
  • Najenson: 1:50 pm
Friday, June 2 ** Note new day/time due to scheduling conflict
  • Whitelaw: 11:10 am
  • Brown: 12:15 pm
Monday, June 5
  • Salas: 1:30 pm ** This event is combined with the Kindergarten Showcase.
Parents of students taking Art this trimester are invited to enjoy the wonderful displays of student art work throughout the school. 
After School
All programming ends this week. The last day of after school is  Friday, June 2

Reminder that ALL Tech All Stars classes have a presentation program on  Thursday, June 1 at 3:30 pm in the multipurpose room. We will not have any parking passes available for this event.

Field Trips
In December 2016, we stopped billing for each field trip as it occurred in order to present each parent with a grade-level bill for December thru May field trips. These bills went out in March or April depending on the grade. If your family has outstanding field trip money due, we sent an updated letter in your child's green folder last week. Your payment helps ensure that the school's costs are covered for all field trips that your child participated in (entrance fees, supplies, transportation). If you have questions, please contact Catherine Malone.

As a reminder, ALL tutoring programs have ended for the year. This includes both the volunteer- and teacher-driven programs.

If your family is interested in tutoring over the summer, 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.
Date Event Time
Fri, Jun 2 5th Grade Luncheon 12:15 PM
Fri, Jun 2 Report Cards Home
Mon, Jun 5 Kindergarten Showcase 1:30 PM
Tue, Jun 6 Year-end Carnival & Field Day all day
Wed, Jun 7 Last Day of School
Sat, Jun 24 Middle School Gathering tbd
One more day to send in your box tops! Stay tuned for the winning class!
No After School
the Last Week of School (June 5, 6 & 7)
Consider supporting, 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.
Final meeting of  Blessings of a Skinned Knee Book Club:
  • Date: Thursday on June 1
  • Time: 8:30 - 10 am
  • Location: Amelie's on North Davidson...just a few short blocks from the school, with free parking, yummy treats and lots of comfy places to sit!!
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 .
Spring Testing Schedule can be found 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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