This Week at Charlotte Lab School
Dear Lab Families,

I know that November seems like a long time ago, however, we just received the final total of money raised on #GivingTuesday 2018, and it was definitely worth the wait -- $10,557 from 71 donors! A big thank you to everyone who participated in this very successful day! We would love to thank you personally, however, Network for Good, the fundraising platform used by Facebook, does not share donation details with nonprofit recipients (i.e Lab). So, if you made a gift on #GivingTuesday, please email us directly, and we will add your name to our list of 2018/19 Innovation Fund Donors. Also, please keep in mind that your donation receipt will come from Network for Good.

Speaking of this year’s Innovation Fund, if you haven’t made a donation yet, please consider making a gift and showing your support today. You can learn more, including the ways to give, on our website. This year, we have a goal of 100% participation, and we need everyone to participate to reach that goal. A gift of any amount will make a difference and enable us to have a big impact on our students and the entire Lab community. Make your 2019 donation, today!

Also, please remember that Sibling Preference Lottery applications must be submitted using this form by TONIGHT at 11:59 pm.

Sincerely,

Dr. Mary Moss
Executive Director
TOP STORIES
MAP Testing Schedule
Students in grades 2-7 will be MAP testing this week and next. Please make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and arrives on time each day. For more information, consult the Winter MAP letter that went home in Communication Folders.
Understanding Middle School Standards Based Grading...With Pizza!
Do you know how to read your student’s progress report? Want to know the most efficient way to “check in” with your student on PowerSchool? Did you know that levels of mastery (1-4) do NOT correspond to letter grades?

Get the answers to these questions and more by joining us on January 31 in the Middle School Large Commons from 6:30-8:30 pm. This informational session will include everything you’ve ever wanted to know about standards based grading and your role as a parent/guardian. Pizza will be served courtesy of the PTSO. RSVP here. Students are welcome! Questions? Contact ralsop@gmail.com or lesliemueller@icloud.com
It's a Winter Whiteout!
It's time for the Lower School Dance! The event will take place on February 1 at Heaton Hall at Myers Park Baptist Church from 6:00 to 7:30 pm for K-2 and from 7:30 - 9:00 pm for 3-5.

Registration is $20 per family through Eventbrite or by sending in the form that went home in Friday Folders to the front office.

Volunteer opportunities and donation requests are available here. Questions? Contact Akua Carraway.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Girls on the Run is SO MUCH FUN!
Register for Girls on the Run by February 3!

Don't miss this great opportunity for your 3rd-5th grade girl to have fun, make friends, increase physical activity and learn important life skills. We'll end the season with a 5K celebration!

Practices begin the week of February 11 and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 pm. Register online today!
High School Planning Forum
Please join staff, board and other parents for our first Lab High School Planning Forum. We will focus on our vision, goals, and milestones and look ahead to how we can work together to build the high school of our dreams. 

  • When: Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 pm
  • Where: Lab Middle School, 600 Seigle Ave
  • Who: Lab parents who want to learn more about opportunities to be involved.
  • RSVP here.
Register for The Extra Mile
Join the Extra Mile! We are still taking sign-ups, and if you only need after school care after 4:45 pm, the cost is just $10. 

We are also exploring three NEW POSSIBLE ADDITIONS to our programming. Complete an interest survey below:
7th Grade Social Studies Silent Auction Is Live!
The 7th graders' silent auction is LIVE! Students invite you to see the original work they created to showcase the history, culture, geography, and people of China and Costa Rica. All pieces are for sale and can be yours. All funds raised will directly offset the costs of the international trip students will take in 8th grade. We appreciate your support! 
Join the Lab Parent Book Club
Join the Lab Parent Book Club for their final meeting on Voice Lessons by Wendy Mogel, PhD. Please finish the book (or read as much as you can!) prior to the meeting. Also, consider joining us at the Joined in Education event on January 30 and 31. Dr. Mogel is the keynote speaker at Wednesday night's event! Tickets available here.

When: Thursday, February 7, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Where: Queen City Grounds at 644 N. Church Street - just 5 blocks from the lower school! Parking is available in the deck; bring in your ticket for validation. We will meet upstairs.
Lab Needs You for Our Final Open Houses!
Only a few open houses remain before we close out the lottery for 2019-2020 school year. Can you help us welcome prospective families?
  • Thursday, February 7 (Lower and Middle School) 6:00-8:30pm. Sign up.
  • Saturday, February 9th (Lower and Middle) 10:00-11:30am. Sign up.
  • Tuesday, February 12th (Middle School for Lab families) 6:00-8:00pm. Sign up.
Questions? Contact Kris Goldbach.
Lunch Notice
If your child forgets to bring lunch, we will happily provide him/her with a school lunch. However, you will be charged $4.50 to cover the cost.
Yearbook Order Deadline Approaching
Help us order the correct number of yearbooks to be printed by placing your order no later than February 14. If you aren't sure if you've ordered, please review the current order list. Nothing is sweeter than preserving the memories of this school year for your student!
Lower School Late Pick-Up Now at Walker Door
With our change in after school providers, the front door is locked at 4:00 pm daily. If your child is in the late pool from dismissal, he or she will be at the walker door waiting for you.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Sign Up to Bring in Healthy Snacks
Thanks to your donations, the healthy snack program has been a huge success. Now, we need volunteers to help keep our healthy snack options stocked through 2019. Please sign up to donate and deliver healthy snacks to the middle or lower school.
Help Fund a Water Bottle Filler for the Middle School
Lower School loves their water bottle filler! Now is your chance to help us get a water bottle filler for the Middle School as well. This project will ensure that our students have access to clean, sustainable water all day long so that they are hydrated, healthy, and ready to learn.  Donate today!
Play in the Students vs. Staff Basketball Game
Students will face off against their teachers on Saturday, February 23, at 10:00 am in the Students vs. Teachers Basketball Game. All students in grades 3-7 are eligible to participate. Sign up here. You don't want to miss this exciting event!
Don't Forget to Check Lost and Found!
Missing something? The Lost and Found is overflowing once again, so please check at the Lower or Middle School to retrieve your items.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
All School Events
  • Jan. 28 - Feb. 3 - Winter MAP Testing - View the Schedule
  • Feb. 5 - High School Planning Forum @ the Middle School - 5:30pm
  • Feb. 7 - Lab Parents Book Club @ Queen City Grounds - 8:30-10:00am
  • Feb. 7 - Lower and Middle School Open House - 6:00-8:30pm - Volunteer
  • Feb. 9 - Lower and Middle School Open House - 10:00-11:30am - Volunteer
  • Feb. 12 - Lab Family Middle School Open House - 6:30-8:00
  • Feb. 23 - Students vs. Staff Basketball Game - 8:45-11:00am

Lower School Events
  • Feb. 1 - Winter Whiteout Dance - 6:00-9:00pm
  • Feb. 3 - Grade 3 Field Trip - Children's Theatre - Judy Moody - 9:45am
  • Feb. 3 - Grade 2 Field Trip - Children's Theatre - 3 Little Birds - 9:45am

Middle School Events
  • Jan. 31 - Understanding Standards Based Grading - 6:30-8:30pm
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