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Science Club Registration is Open!

New this year... slime, volcanoes, rockets and animals... an After School Science Club at Laurel Park lead by Science Fun For Everyone!  The club will be held in room # 1305 immediately after school.  No need to transport your child as they will go to the club immediately after school.  The club will be held every Wednesday, form 3:45 - 5:00 pm for 6 weeks, with new science themes each week.  The cost is $99 for the 6 week block and you can register or get more information online at www.ScienceFun.org

PTA Hospitality: Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, December 19

Dear Parents,

Please join the PTA in thanking the wonderful teachers and admin staff at Laurel Park by helping us provide lunch to them on December 19th (early release day!).

Please sign up and send in items between December 8th and no later than 9am on December 19th.  There will be a table in the hallway for your lunch items to be placed during this time.  Any items that need to be refrigerated, please bring them in the morning of the luncheon, there will be a cooler in the hallway to place the items in.

Thank you so much for helping us show appreciation to our wonderful teachers at Laurel Park!

Sign Up Here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094da8aa2ca46-teacher2 

Creative Arts Night 2015

We will be holding our Annual Creative Arts Night for ALL TRACKS on May 15, 2015! This spring evening event showcases our visual art and music programs, accompanied by student musicians performing in the hallways. Come and enjoy the sounds of live music as you and your family stroll the hallways and enjoy our arts activities.

Dates: May 15th, 2015

Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Mrs. Sonstroem is looking for student musicians to perform at these events again this year. All LPES students (grades K-5) are welcome to sign up for a 10-minute time slot to play an instrument they study privately (such as violin, cello, piano, guitar, flute, etc.). Please note that  if your child plays piano, please sign up for the Front Foyer or Music Hallway station. A piano will be provided at those locations. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B49ABAB28A46-student

As always, thank you for your participation and support of our LPES Arts Programs!

Track Change Requests

 Interested families may submit a track change request form for the 2015-2016 school year between now and January 15, 2015.

Live Bus Updates

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

Connect with us

-   Remind your neighbors and friends to sign up for the Penguin Press: http://www.laurelparkes.com/?a=subform

-     Follow us on Twitter @laurelparkelem

-     "Like" our PTA on Facebook: Laurel ParkElementary School PTA

 

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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