This Week at Charlotte Lab School
Reminder: No School Monday, March 4!
Dear Lab Families,

With Trimester 2 coming to a close this Friday, I want to share with you how you can expect to learn about your child's academic progress at this point in the year. Please mark your calendars for the following: 

  • Your child's progress report will be sent home on March 8; this will provide an overview of his/her performance in all subject areas. If you or your child have questions about the report, please be sure to make note of your questions and bring them to your advisory conference.

  • Advisory conferences will take place March 18-22. All parents are encouraged to participate in an advisory conference. Be on the lookout for an email from your child's advisor to sign up for a conference time. Please note that 4th-7th graders will be leading their own conferences, so stay tuned for additional information coming soon.

I also want to encourage you to attend the Trimester 2 PTSO General Meeting, which will be held in conjunction with the Music Showcase and Literacy Night. This will be our inaugural Literacy Night and we hope that it will become a Lab family favorite along with Multicultural and Pi nights! You and your family can look forward to learning more about supporting your child’s literacy development at home, playing language-based games, and viewing student writing from different grade levels ranging from poetry to research-based argument essays and informational texts.

The event will take place tomorrow night at 6:30 pm at the Lower School. See below for more details and parking information. We hope to see you there!


Dr. Mary Moss
Executive Director
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 or 704-464-3830.
Attend the PTSO General Meeting, Music Showcase & Literacy Night
Please plan to join us for the PTSO General Meeting and Trimester 2 Student Showcases tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 pm. Music students should arrive at 6:15 pm. Spirit Wear and Used Uniforms (all items $1) will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served. Free parking is available at Hal Marshall. This event is for all families (K-7), and we hope to see you there!
Last Chance to Buy Checkers Tickets
Come and enjoy a night out with the Charlotte Checkers and Lab families on Friday, March 1st (game starts at 7:00pm)! Tickets are $16 and can be bought online. Tickets will be emailed to you the day before the game. Questions? Contact Lory Cobb.
We hope to see you there!
Save the Date for the Middle School Dance
Middle school students, it’s your turn to show off your dance moves! The Middle School Dance will be held on Friday, March 29. Please note this is a date change from the original published calendar. Additional details will be communicated in the upcoming weeks.
Last Call for Trimester 2 Box Tops
The last day to turn in Box Tops for this trimester is Thursday, February 28. The classroom with the most Box Tops wins a pizza party, and as of the last count, our top four classrooms are so close! If you have Box Tops sitting in a drawer at home, send them in! Questions? Contact Amber Newhouse.

Currently in the Lead:
  1. Winnestaffer with 270
  2. Najenson with 263
  3. Wycinsky with 258
  4. Whitelaw with 248
Sign Up for Zumba Kids!
Beginning March 7, Lab will offer Zumba Kids as an after school enrichment opportunity for students in grades K-5. Kids will have a blast dancing to music from around the world and learning about new cultures and rhythms.  Register by February 28. View the flyer or email Jess Weill for more information.
Toys & Co School Week - You Shop, Lab Benefits!
Toys & Co (Cotswold) School Week is coming! If you shop there between March 2-9 and mention Charlotte Lab School at the register, our school will get 20% of the proceeds! If you plan to shop for toys or are shopping for birthday gifts any time soon, please consider them as an option and support our school!
Register Your Child for a Mini-Camp on Monday's Teacher Workday
Looking for a fun, engaging activity for your child on the upcoming teacher workday?  Sign up for a Children's Theatre of Charlotte Mini-Camp! Please register soon because if less than 6 students sign up, the mini-camp will be canceled.
Last Call for Track and Field
Students in grades 5-7 are invited to join Track and Field. Ms. Johnson will follow up with families who sign up with next steps and details about practice days/times. Sign up by February 28.
Music Lessons Starting March 5
Miss Jessica has various slots available for all grade levels for piano, voice, or combo (piano/voice) lessons to be taken during recess, PE, or enrichment blocks during the last trimester. Interested parents may email
All School Events
  • Feb. 26 - PTSO Meeting & Music/Literacy Showcases - 6:30pm
  • Mar. 1 - Charlotte Checkers Spirit Night - 7:00pm - Tickets
  • Mar. 4 - No School - Teacher Workday - Sign Up for a Mini-Camp!
  • Mar. 8 - Trimester 2 Progress Reporting Day
  • Mar. 14 - Pi Night
  • Mar. 18-22 - Advisory Conference Week
  • Mar. 20 - Half Day for Conferences - Dismissal at 12:30pm

Lower School Events
  • Mar. 8 - Grade 2 Field Trip - Schiele Museum - 9:00am-2:30pm
  • Mar. 22 - Grade 3 Field Trip - Kate's Skate

Middle School Events
  • Feb. 26 - Grade 7 Field Trip to Harvey Gantt Museum - 8:30am-3:00pm
  • Mar. 29 - Middle School Dance
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