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Lab Update/Newsletter - Oct 29, 2019

Updated: Oct 30, 2019

Dear Lab Families,


News and updates for the Week of October 28th, 2019


FALL FEEDBACK SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN


Fall Feedback Survey. Thank you everyone for the great feedback on our Lab Survey. It was VERY POSITIVE and VERY HELPFUL. We had 30 parents and caregivers respond to the survey. Almost everyone -ninety-three percent (93%/n=28) - reported being Satisfied or Very Satisfied with their child's experience at The Lab this Fall. Ninety-six percent (96%/n=29) reported being Satisfied or Very Satisfied with their own experience as parents and caregivers at The Lab.


Recommendations for improvement included: healthier snack options (no chocolate milk, soda, chips etc.), clearer sign-posting and explanations on the website, more advance notice of student presentations and events, more donations to keep the Lab open, and more work increasing our sense of community.


Things people LIKE and LOVE about the Lab include: the structure without too much rigidity, the communication between staff and parents, the environment and respect for each child's development, EVERYTHING!, the creative writing, the sense of community and camaraderie, the diverse curriculum and the great teaching!


In response to the survey, we are already at work on the website to improve the sign-posting, we will be discussing bringing in healthier snacks this Friday during staff meeting and with our parent volunteers, and Lyndee is working with the teachers to get their author's chairs and Curiosity Studios/PBL on the calendar sooner.


So be sure to read our weekly updates/newsletters (this weekly communication) so you are in the know!


If you have any other recommendations or thoughts that you didn't have a chance to share on the survey, please email them to lyndee.knox@lablearning.org and we will get them in the mix!


KEEP THE LAB OPEN FOR A LONG TIME. PLEASE CONTRIBUTE.


Fundraising campaign. If you love the Lab, it needs your love back! We are 20% of the way to our fundraising goal but only 25% of our Lab families are participating so far. If you have not made a pledge or donated yet, please do. Even if it is only a small amount. Help us keep our doors open for a long time! Click here to enter a pledge or donate.


IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS AND DATES


Oct 31st 10:00-12:00 - Halloween parade and potluck. Students should come in costume. Parents welcome! Please join us for our costume parade and bring your favorite dish! No weapons or extremely scary costumes please.


Nov 5th 12:00 - Field trip to MOLAA for Day of the Dead Alters and Workshop. We need parents who can drive. Please let Lyndee know if you can help by emailing lyndee.knox@lablearning.org Please complete and turn in the field trip release form and $10 before November 3rd.


Nov 8th 12:00- Save the Date! Mr. T's 4th-8th grader Author's Chair. Parents, family and friends are invited. Author's chairs give our young students an opportunity to share their work with their family and friends, and build skills in presenting their work to the public.


Nov 12th 7:00pm-8:00pm - Parent Village Meeting (Parent Volunteers) - Childcare provided. It takes a village to make a program like The Lab happen. Our parents are that village! Please join us the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm for our parent volunteer meeting at the Lab.


Nov 15th 12:00 pm - Save the Date! Mr. T's 4th-8th grader Curiosity Studio presentations. Students will present their work on Biology and Gardens to each other and their families.


Check the Lab calendar on our website for more details. https://www.lablearning.org/about-1


Congratulations to our young authors who presented at Author's Chair this week! (we will be posting a video of the event on our new photo sharing site next week for parents and friends who couldn't come -so stay tuned)


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