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Welcome to Laurelwood!

Family Giving Tree

Holiday Wish Drive


This holiday season, Laurelwood will again participate in The Holiday Wish Drive which is sponsored by the Family Giving Tree. The Family Giving Tree is a local nonprofit organization that collects gifts for underprivileged children during the holiday's and distributes them to more than 100 local nonprofit agencies. Agencies submit children's gift wishes and The Family Giving Tree creates wish tags are then hung on giving trees at local organizations and businesses. Last year The Family Giving Tree distributed gifts for 65,000 youngters of all ages in the Bay Area-over 100 of these came from Laurelwood!


At Laurelwood School, The Family Giving Tree will be set up in the library starting on Monday, November 23rd. Students who wish to participate may come to the library and select a wish tag from the tree. Students are responsible for purchasing the gift and returning it to school, with the wish tag attached by Wednesday, December 9th by 10:00am. Gifts may be wrapped or unwrapped,unless the wish tag explicitly states that the gift should not be wrapped. 


Please note the participation in this program is ENTIRELY OPTIONAL. It is being offered as a simple and convenient way to teach our children about the spirit of giving during the holiday season. Because students pick a tag which lists the recipient child's name, gender, age and wish, this is a unique and personalized oppurtunity for Laurelwood students to learn about those less fortunate than themselves and develop empathy for others.


If you would like your child to participate in the Family Giving Tree, please sign the form on the bottom of the flyer that was sent home and return it to your child's teacher. Forms can also be found in the front office.




Laurelwood's Mission Statement

Laurelwood School is a caring community of learners


   whose STUDENTS:

  • Respect and trust themselves and others.
  • Acquire and practice life-long learning skills.
  • Meet or exceed district academic performance standards.
  • Mature physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually.
  • Become self-directed, responsible, life-long learners.

   whose STAFF and TEACHERS:

  • Value the diverse backgrounds and strengths each child brings to school and to learning.
  • Collaborate to incorporate best practices based on current research into their teaching.
  • Reflect attitudes of professionalism and dedication.
  • Work with students and the community in an environment of mutual trust and respect.


  • Support the vision and mission of the school.
  • Value diversity and treat others with respect.
  • Participate actively in the education of our children.
  • Appreciate the role of the public school in the life of our democracy.


Attendance Reminders

School does start AT 8:15.  Please plan on being here before 8:10.

Also, if your child has a morning appointment (which we know you are trying to avoid) please be sure to bring a note from the doctor's office, so that your child's late is excused.

Thank you!

Traffic Message from Officer Tracy

Dear Appleseed Montessori, Laurelwood Elementary, and Silicon Valley Academy Parents,

My name is Officer J. Tracy, and I am a police officer for the City of Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.  I am writing this very important letter because of the concern that I, the residents whom live in the area, the school administrations, and school parents, have about traffic violations, and unsafe driving in the residential zones around the school campuses.  There have been numerous reports of parents speeding and not making full stops at clearly posted stop signs.  

Please help us to be good neighbors by being courteous drivers and by obeying the law. Especially be alert
to pedestrians and bicyclists. There are many children and families using the crosswalks at Teal Drive and Dunford Way, in front of the school and near the park.

Please slow down! The speed limit on Dunford Way is 25 mph.  Come to a complete stop at the stop signs and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians entering crosswalks.  Remember, children do not always know the rules of the road.  Be especially vigilant when you observe children walking and riding bikes.

In order to keep the areas around our schools safe, the Sunnyvale Police department will be aggressively monitoring streets and intersections around the schools, and will be issuing citations.  There will be zero tolerance for traffic law violations!

Thank you for keeping our neighborhood safe.


SCUSD Policy

The Governing Board of Santa Clara Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals.  The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or association with a person or a group with one or more of these perceived or actual characteristics.  The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district.
The District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so and when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.


2015-2016 District Calendar

Laurelwood School Calendar

Click here for our updated calendar of events for the 2015-2016 school year. 

2015-16 District Student/Parent Handbook

Click here for a copy of our district handbook.

Page 2 is the required signature page.

(Spanish and Vietnamese versions are available on our Resources page.)

Peachjar eFlyers



There are two options to reporting your child's absence.  You may email  or call (408) 423-1605 to report that your child is going to be absent.  This is a 24 hour voicemail line.  When reporting your child's absence (via email or phone) please include your child's full name, room number, and reason for their absence.