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2017 TESTING

Please consult the Spring Testing Schedule grades 1-5 to know what to expect.

See below for Copies of the Practice EOGs:

3rd grade Reading Practice EOG

3rd grade Math Practice EOG

4th grade Reading Practice EOG

4th grade Math Practice EOG

5th grade Reading Practice EOG

5th grade Math Practice EOG

2016/17 CURRICULUM GUIDES

Kindergarten: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

First Grade: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

Second Grade: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

Third Grade: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

Fourth Grade: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

Fifth Grade: Q1, Q2, Q3

Kinetic Heights Permission Forms - Both Required

Field Trip Form

Kinetic Heights Waiver

2016/17 CLASS SCHEDULES

You can find our class schedules by grade level here.

MAP TESING LETTER FROM DR. MOSS BROWN

Letter regarding October MAP testing

SECOND SEMESTER LETTER TO SECOND GRADE PARENTS

Jan 10 letter from Dr. Moss Brown

SECOND SEMESTER AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM LISTINGS

MORE IMPORTANT LINKS

Absence Request Forms: Educational Enhancement, Religious Observance

Parent Resource List from Guidance Counselor Mrs. Whelan.

Charlotte Lab School 2015-2016 Calendar

Demographic Data for Founding Classes

Uniform Guidelines

FAQs for Admitted Families

General FAQs

Contact Information

Join Our Mailing List

New Families School Tour RSVP

Families admitted through the school lottery may sign up to attend ONE of the school tours scheduled before the first enrollment deadline. Please do not sign up unless your child(ren) were admitted through the most recent school lottery.

Spring 2017 Testing grades 1-5

Please consult the Spring Testing Schedule to know what to expect.

The 2017-2018 Lottery Results are now available!

Fall Open House Schedule

Oct. 12 - Kindergarten only

Nov. 9 - Kindergarten only

Nov. 29 - Kindergarten only

RSVP here>>

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Charlotte Lab School is committed to making our events available to all of our families. If you would like to attend an event, but the cost prohibits you from doing so, please contact Susannah Lund at slund@charlottelabschool.org to discuss available financial aid.

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School Waitlist

Updated August 4th (Updated Tuesday each week, if changes are made).

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INTENT TO RE-ENROLL PACKET

Current families must return this packet to guarantee their spot for the 2016/17 school year. Please return the paperwork to school by June 1.

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HELP US MAKE OUR PLAYGROUND A REALITY

Thanks to all of our families and friends who have made a donation to our playground campaign so far. See a current list of donors here. If you have not already made a donation--Check out our plans and make a donation, today!

DONATE BY CREDIT CARD

Use our Playground crowdfunding site at www.youcaring.com/labplayground to make a donation online.

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HORNETS SPIRIT EVENT

Nov 18. Return this form to purchase your tickets.

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#CLSSUMMERCHALLENGE

Check out this summer's required reading and our great list of things to do this summer. Share your story @ #CLSSummerChallenge.

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES - ORDER TODAY

We have finalized our list of school supplies needed for the 2016/17 school year for families who wish to shop on their own.

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CAMP THUNDERBIRD PERMISSION FORM

5th Grade Overnight Trip. Permission Form and Payment due Sept 2.

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2016/17 School Year Application

You may submit a 2016/17 New Student Application by completing the online form here or downloading and returning the hard copy of the application. Please complete only ONE application for admission per family. On this application, you may enter all children from the family who are applying to Charlotte Lab School. All Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Friday, February, 26, 2016 to be eligible for the school lottery. Applications received after this deadline will be added to the waitlist in the order in which they are received.

YEARBOOK

The deadline has passed to order yearbooks for the 2015/16 school year.

After School Program Brochure

The 2016/17 brochure for the Fall semester is coming soon... stay tuned!

Student Lunch Program.

We will have a new lunch caterer for the 2016/17 school year. The menu is due by mid-August.

2015/16 BUS INFORMATION

We have worked closely with Elite Transit, our contracted bus company, to finalize cluster stops for the current school year. The bus stop locations and times were updated and finalized on August 21. Please take a look at the final bus stops for Green Bus (984) and White Bus (1110). Each of the stops are confirmed pick up and drop off locations. Student must arrive at their respective stop 5 minutes before the expected pick up/drop off time and must be accompanied by an adult until their respective bus arrives. In the afternoon, if students are not picked up within 5 minutes after the scheduled drop off time, the driver will continue enroute and return the student to the school where they will wait to be picked up.

The expense associated with providing bus transportation is approximately $500 per student for the entire year or $50/month. While payment is not required, all families that use the bus and are able to make full or partial payment are encouraged to do so. Additionally, donations to help cover transportation costs for other families who cannot afford to pay will be appreciated and are fully tax-deductible. Information on how to make bus payments will be sent shortly.

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Student Lunch Program - Learn More

Extra Fun Ideas: a fun photography Scavenger Hunt to get your kids excited about our Quests, a list of suggested books for kids; and last but not least, a list of suggested books for parents.

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PayPal Donation Link

One-time and monthly donations can be paid through PayPal.

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STATE OF THE SCHOOL PRESENTATION

In case you missed Dr. Moss Brown's State of the School presentation, you can watch it here. Or check it out on our Facebook page. Please email slund@charlottelabschool.org if you have any difficulties.

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Fall After School Program Registration is now closed.

Due to low enrollment, some classes have been cancelled. One new class has been added on Wednesdays. Check out the Fall Program Brochure.

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We are pleased to announce that our first order of business is to invite you to take part in our PTSO Kickoff Meet & Greet Social Event!

Please join us on Tuesday, September 29 at 6pm for this event, which will be hosted by the PTSO board and features our first school update by Dr. Mary Moss Brown. Free parking will be available at First Ward Elementary, just a block from our school. (Please enter their lot from Brevard St.) This is your opportunity to learn more about the PTSO, ask questions, and join! We can't have a robust and inclusive PTSO without you, so please come out and take part in creating our new community.

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Join our Extreme School Makeover Work Day on Sunday, Oct. 4!

Well, maybe it's not that extreme, but we need your help. Sign-up and let us know if you can make it.

PTSO Kickoff Social & 1st School Update by Dr Mary Moss Brown

Please join us on Tuesday, September 29 at 6pm for this event, which will be hosted by the PTSO board and features our first school update by Dr. Mary Moss Brown. Free parking will be available at First Ward Elementary, just a block from our school. (Please enter their lot from Brevard St.)

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THIS WEEKEND! Latta Plantation Play Date

Saturday, September 26: Please join Charlotte Lab School families for a fun family play date at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. We invite your family to come by anytime from 12- 4:00 pm. See attached flyer for more information.

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Spirit Night TONIGHT (9/14) at Salsarita's at Quail Corners Shopping Center (8400 Park Road) from 5:00 to close. Charlotte Lab School will receive 10% of all sales. The owners are Charlotte Lab parents, too! We are looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

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Girls on the Run Leaders

We are looking for 3 volunteers to lead Girls on the Run on Wednesday afternoons from 3:45-5:45. We have teachers interested in leading the other days, but they have staff meetings on Wednesday so we could use some assistance! Through this program, girls (in grades 3 and 4) will make friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique while preparing to participate in a 5K race. The first semester runs from 9/21 - 12/12. Training will be provided (date/time TBD). Sign-up here.

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All grades will have a staggered start the first week of school. Please be sure to note the first week's schedule below.

Monday, August 24, 8:15 am-3:45 pm: Fourth Graders’ First Day of School; and Kindergarten Group A (Last Names A-C) attends.

Tuesday, August 25, 8:15 am-3:45 pm: Third Graders’ First Day of School; Fourth Graders attend; and Kindergarten Group B (Last Names D-K) attends.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 8:15 am-3:45 pm: Second Graders’ First Day of School; Third and Fourth Graders attend; and Kindergarten Group C ( (Last Names L-P) attends.

Thursday, August 27, 8:15 am-3:45 pm: First Graders’ First Day of School; Second, Third and Fourth Graders attend; and Kindergarten Group D (Last Names R-Z) attends.

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There is still time to order your school supplies from Edukit's Last Chance program. Supplies will be delivered to your home. An additional fee of $20 (charged by EduKit) is included. The deadline for placing Last Chance orders is 7/31/2015.

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Spirit Wear

We have extended the deadline for ordering spirit wear! Get your order in by July 20th and it will be ready for pick up at the Advisory Group Potluck nights in August. Download an order form or pick one up at the next Spirit Night or Park Playdate.

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Mary Moss Brown was named Today's Charlottean, Charlotte Agenda, June 12, 2015.

Meet the education superstar behind Charlotte's newest uptown school, The Charlotte Observer article, June 11, 2015.

Take a look at a recent press release made by Levine Properties, June 11, 2015.

Family Orientation Night

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Download Presentation

All families should submit copies of each child's birth certificate & updated immunization records to the Lab School via postal mail (PO Box 30034 Charlotte, NC 28230)

A to Z Orientation Guide - (For ALL Families to keep)

Parent Permission Form - (ALL Families return to Lab School)

Income Eligibility Form - (ALL Families return to Lab School)

Student Health Assessment - (Kindergarten & Homeschool Families ONLY return to Lab School)

Transportation Map - (For all families to keep)

Spirit Wear Order Form - view spirit wear options here

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Make-up Orientation Conference Call

If you missed our Family Orientation Night, join us for a Make-up Orientation Conference Call. Hear about the state of the school and listen to hear about curriculum and programming updates!

Wednesday, June 10th, 8-9:30pm

8-9pm: Reviewing powerpoint from Orientation

9-9:30pm: Q&A Session

Dial-in: 712-775-7085; Access Code: 246504

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Family Orientation Night

All enrolled families are encouraged to attend our orientation night on Thursday, May 28. We also need volunteers for the event, and you can sign up here. For a complete event description, download our orientation overview and find directions to overflow parking.

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Board Meetings and News

The following are the board meetings for the remainder of the year:

August 2 (conference call) @ 8pm

August 12

September 16

October 21

November 18

December 16

January 20

February 17

March 18 (1-3pm)

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The May Board Meeting is Wednesday, May 20th from 5:30-7:30 pm.

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We will an additional Board conference call on Sunday, May 17th at 8pm. Please contact vrtunick@charlottelabschool.org for details.

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Can't wait to see you all at Libretto's Pizzeria for our Charlotte Lab School Spirit Night. It will be another great chance to meet other Lab School families, and you'll even be raising money for us as you enjoy your pizza! Be sure to mention Charlotte Lab School to your waiter or waitress; a portion of all sales will be donated to our school during the following time.

Librettos Pizzeria

Monday, May 18 from 5 - 8:00 pm

1600 East Woodlawn Road

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We've updated our school waitlist as of 4.28.2015! We will continue to update the list by Tuesday of each week if any changes are made.

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Don't forget - if you RSVP'd for our Parent Focus Group on Discipline it will be held this Wednesday, April 29th from 6:30-8:30pm. We will have a full house and a packed agenda so be sure to get there on time and check your email for the workshop address / corresponding documents. We are excited to see you there!

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We've updated our school waitlist as of 4.21.2015! We will continue to update the list by Tuesday of each week if any changes are made.

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Come grab a frozen treat at our first Charlotte Lab School Spirit Day at TCBY. It's a great chance to meet other Lab School families, and you’ll even be raising money for Charlotte Lab School as you enjoy your frozen yogurt! A portion of all sales will be donated to our school during the following times.

TCBY Colony Place

Sunday, April 19 from 2-4pm

7731 Colony Rd Ste 1, Charlotte, NC

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We've updated our lottery results as of 3/31/2015! We will continue to update the list by Tuesday of each week if any changes are made.

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Our April Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 15th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Charlotte Regional Visitor's Authority Executive Conference Room. Please contact vrtunick@charlottelabschool.org for details.

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We've updated our lottery results again! We will continue to update the list by Tuesday each week if any changes are made.

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We've updated our lottery results! We will contact families who have moved off the waitlist directly via email and phone, and will continue to update the list once each week if any changes are made.

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Our March Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 18th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Charlotte Regional Visitor's Authority Executive Conference Room. Please contact vrtunick@charlottelabschool.org for details.

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Charlotte Lab School Lottery Results are in!!! Please check your email to see whether your child(ren) have been accepted or if they are on the waitlist. If you plan to accept your seat(s) for the 2015-2016 school year, mail your complete Enrollment Packet to us by February 27th @ 5pm - Charlotte Lab School, PO Box 30034, Charlotte, NC 28230.

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Our February Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 25th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Charlotte Regional Visitor's Authority Executive Conference Room. Please contact vrtunick@charlottelabschool.org for details.

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Interested in seeing our new home? Curious what a typical classroom will look like? Have more questions for the Board and staff members? If so, drop in for our Building Preview / Enrollment Day - Monday, February 23rd at 301 E. 9th Street, any time between 11am-8pm.

This event is open to all who wish to attend. If your child has been awarded a seat for the 2015-2016 school year, or if you're hoping to stay connected, this would be the perfect opportunity for you come meet us, drop off your Enrollment Packet, and receive your child's Founding Class t-shirt! We're also giving away some other Lab School swag! Copies of the packet will be available and Spanish-speakers will be volunteering to assist with the enrollment process.

We can't wait to see you there!!!

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Charlotte Lab School Lottery

Monday Feb. 16, 2015

West Boulevard Branch Public Library @ 11am

2157 West Boulevard

Please note that this lottery is open to the public as required by the NC Department of Education, however, Charlotte Lab School staff and board members will not be available to answer questions during this time, as we will be focused on carefully conducting the lottery accurately and efficiently.

It is not necessary for families to attend, but if you plan to, we ask that you please make other arrangements for your children during this time.

In lieu of attending the lottery, we strongly encourage families to view the lottery results on our website Monday evening.

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We are now accepting applications for students in grades K-4 for the 2015-2016 school year! All applications received by February 13th @ 11:59pm will be part of the school lottery that will be held on Monday, February 16th. Applications submitted after that date will be placed on the waiting list in the order received.

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We're happy to announce that our new home will be located at 301 E. 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. The building is currently an office space that will be renovated to hold our school. Check out the new design of our space! Stay tuned; we will host a preview night soon!

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Still have questions? We will host one final Virtual Q & A session this Thursday, February 12th from 7:30-9pm. Conference call #: 712-775-7085; Access code: 246504. This will be the last opportunity to ask questions prior to the end of our enrollment deadline on February 13th.

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Get answers to your unanswered questions! Join us for a Virtual Q & A session - Wednesday, February 4th, 9:30-11am AND 7:30-9pm.

Conference call #: 712-775-7085; Access code: 246504.

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Please join us for our January Board Meeting which will be held on Monday, January 19th from 5:30-7:30pm at CDI Southeast (1111 Metropolitan Avenue, Suite 1070). Please contact vrtunick@charlottelabschool.org for details.

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Our school leaders were featured as Smarty Moms on Charlotte Smarty Pants! Check out the blog post.

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Our December Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 17th from 9:30-11:30am at the Charlotte Regional Visitor's Authority 3rd Floor Conference Room. Please contact vrtunick@charlottelabschool.org for details.

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Charlotte Lab School was featured in La Noticia! Puede leer el artículo aquí, p.12.

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Our November Board Meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, November 24th from 12:00-2:00pm. If you are interested in attending, please email mmoss@charlottelabschool.org.

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Please join us for our November Board Meeting Wednesday, November 19th from 9:30-11:30am at the Charlotte Regional Visitor's Authority, 3rd Floor Conference Room. If you are interested in attending, please email vrtunick@charlottelabschool.org.

Payments for Dinner and Book Fair.

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