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Did you know Apex Transportation posts transportation updates each day? They can be found here: http://www.wcpss.net/parents/transportation/live-bus-updates/apex.html

Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Meredith Chappell for being selected as the 2014-2015 Laurel Park Teacher of the Year!  Ms. Chappell is an outstanding First Grade teacher on Track 3.  Additionally, Ms. Debra Vaughan has been chosen as the 2014-2015 Laurel Park Teacher Assistant of the Year!  Ms. Vaughan works with Kindergartners on Track 2.

Your Input is Needed!

Laurel Park is partnering with Project Tomorrow SpeakUp, an online survey for teachers, parents, students and community supporters to provide input around learning, and specifically the use of technology in our school. We want to hear from you so we can provide our students with the best instruction possible. Please take a few moments to complete the survey by visiting our homepage and clicking on the Project Tomorrow SpeakUp survey button. Students taking the survey will need a password, which is wake2014

2015-2016 School Enrollment Proposal
  Details about the district's proposal for school enrollment next year are available online.  Parent feedback on the plan is being solicited at this time.  Visit www.wcpss.net/enrollment-proposal/ to find out more information and make comments. 

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Birthday Wishes- All In Good Health:

We all love celebrating kids' birthdays - there's no doubt about that. But a school birthday celebration doesn't need to involve cupcakes or other unhealthy foods.

 

Many families have multiple birthday parties as they celebrate on their own on the actual birthday, with extended family and with their children's friends. Additionally, many students in any given class have birthdays in the same week and sometimes on the same day! That's a lot of cake, cupcakes and ice cream. Plus, many children have food allergies and other health conditions that can cause them to feel left out of such celebrations.

So perhaps the school birthday celebration, if there is to be one at all, should focus on the birthday girl or boy, rather than food. Here are a few fun ideas to celebrate birthdays in the classroom:

 

  1. Join the Celebration Book Club! This program allows families to donate a book to our school's library in celebration of their children's birthdays.
  2. Donate items to add to your child's classroom recess bag. Supplies for indoor or outdoor recess would be appreciated by your child's classmates.
  3. Contact your child's teacher to learn about other acceptable ways to celebrate in her classroom.

2014-15 Volunteers!

New Volunteers for 2014-15:

Any new volunteer applicants for the 2014-2015 school year must register and have an approved criminal record check prior to engaging in volunteer work.  From November 3, 2014, through May 18, 2015, the volunteer system will only be open on Mondays from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. 

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21st Century Learning in Room 1405

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21st Century Learning in Room 1405Mrs. Zaccardo

My students need ipads and speakers to bring learning to life.-Mrs. Zaccardo

Description:"œEducation is evolving due to the impact of the Internet. We cannot teach our students in the same manner in which we were taught. Change is necessary to engage students not in the curriculum we are responsible for teaching, but in school. Period."Â" April Chamberlai

Teaching is where my heart lives each day, dreaming up enriching learning experiences for my students. My wish is for my classroom to be the kind of place where children rush through the door, anxiously anticipating the rich learning inside room 1405.

The addition of the ipads and speakers will be that catalyst for change and support the evolution of my teaching environment into one that connects children to the larger world of learning resources available today. They will provide an engaging way to learn new material and seek the answers to their many questions using 21st Century Learning Skills.

21st Century Learning Skills are a necessary path to teach my students how to access to the tools and resources that will enhancing their understanding and how to use what they have learned in real-world contexts beyond the classroom walls-and I can do that with the amazing technology offered today. The addition of ipads will move my teaching in that direction for this generation and future generations to come.

Amount Requested:$1106.00 Funded:84%Number of Donors:13

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21st Century Learning in Room 1405

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