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A big thank you to all of you who signed up to donate toppings for the Ice Cream Social! Your donations are greatly appreciated. 

 

The Ice Cream Social and Silent Auction are big events and volunteers are needed to make them happen.  We need help setting up, working the event, and cleaning up.  We are also looking to borrow tables. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering, simply log onto your Membership Toolkit Account, click on Volunteer, Donate or Purchase, and click on the Silent Auction and Ice Cream Social Volunteer link. 

 

Regards,

Kelly Neary (PTA Volunteers and Communications)
laurelwoodpta@gmail.com

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 9/20/17




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The deadline for PTA Reflections is Monday October 2nd 2017.  Please attach the entry form along with your child's entry.  For the entry form and guidelines check our PTA website at:   http://laurelwoodpta.wixsite. com/home/reflections

 

You may leave the entries in the office with Ms. Debbie, or contact Kiran (kiranmayee.v@gmail.com)

 

Our PTA is back with Reflections program. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for our students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves though their original work. The topic for this year’s Reflections program is “Within Reach”.

We encourage students of all ages to participate in this wonderful program sponsored by PTA.

·         Unleash creative talents and be inspired

·         Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork

·         Experience the fun and joy of making art

·         Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme

·         Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

 

This is your chance to express who you are as an individual in one of six areas:

·         Dance Choreography

·         Film Production

·         Literature

·         Music Composition

·         Photography

·         Visual Arts

The deadline to apply is October, 2nd, 2017. Please see the attached flyer.

Do remember to submit the filled-out entry form along with your artwork.

The entry form can be found at: http://downloads.capta.org/ref/LocalStudentEntryForm.pdf

For more information about Reflections Guidelines, please visit the School PTA website at:

http://laurelwoodpta.wixsite.com/home/reflections

Have Questions? Contact Kiran. Veeraghanta (kiranmayee.v@gmail.com)

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 9/18/17




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The week of 9/25/17-9/29/17  is scheduled for Fall Parent-Teacher Goal Setting Conferences. Note that dismissal during Parent-Teacher Conferencing week will be at 1:21PM for ALL students, ALL 5 DAYS, during conference week. Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up promptly each day at 1:21pm, as teachers will not be available for after school supervision due to conferencing.  

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 9/15/17




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Please consider donating the following items (see PTA link below) to the Ice Cream Social.  We will have a box in the office for you to place your donations.  Please bring your items no later than Friday, October 6th. 

 

To donate, simply log onto your Membership Toolkit Account, then click on Volunteer, Donate or Purchase.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Carrie at carrie@wreck.net.

 

Regards,

Kelly Neary (PTA Communications)
laurelwoodpta@gmail.com

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 9/14/17




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Please see attached flyer for information on a special, educational art contest for all children in Northern California, of all nationalities, between the ages of 6-14 years, and put on by The California Department of Education and The Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento.

 

All entries are due to the address given on the flyer (and NOT to Laurelwood) on or before October 13, 2017.  

 

See the attached flyer for the address to submit entries and the contest rules.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 9/13/17




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We are a little over half way to our fundraising goal!  The PTA extends a big “thank you” to families that have submitted a donation. If you need any documentation or assistance for corporate matching, please contact me at laurelwoodfundraising@gmail.com.  

 

We are a big school with big plans for our students so we have a big fundraising goal this year.  Every bit helps, so please send in your donation today or donate online at http://laurelwoodpta.wixsite.com/home/ways-to-give.  All donations are strictly voluntary.  

 

Your dollars make a difference!

 

-Elizabeth Sosa

Direct Donation Chairperson

laurelwoodfundraising@gmail.com

 

 

The Laurelwood PTA’s primary fundraiser for the 2017 – 2018 school year will be the Direct Donation Campaign. The funds raised support all the fun and educational programs planned for the school year.

 

We recommend a donation of $150 for one child and $250 for two or more. Donations are tax-deductible and strictly voluntary; no family is obligated to donate.

 

Please contact your employer to ask about corporate matching for donations. 

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 9/13/17




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Each year, each grade level takes two or more field trips, but in order for this to happen, we need your help. A donation of $30 per student will help cover the cost of busing and entrance fees for field trips. Please note that the school donations we are asking for are SEPARATE from the money that the PTA is requesting through their PTA 'Direct Donation' campaign. Because the PTA supports so many wonderful things on campus, they are only able to pay for just ONE of each grade’s field trips per year, and so we must rely on monetary donations made directly to the school to cover all other field trips. Any amount is appreciated and donations are completely voluntary. Parents who wish to make a donation to grade-level field trips may submit cash or a check made payable to “Laurelwood Elementary School” and submit to your child's teacher, along with the bottom portion of the attached form.   We thank you, in advance, for your support to help make field trips possible for Laurelwood students.

 

Plan to chaperone a field trip and/or help in class?

If you plan to help chaperone any field trips this year, please be sure to fill out and submit a new Volunteer Application Packet for THIS school year.  This process must be completed  EVERY school year.  Per district policy, only those who have been cleared through the application process may accompany field trips. Waiting for a field trip to be announced is too late to turn in your packet to be cleared to attend that trip, so be sure to submit your application right now.  For your convenience, an application for 2017-18 is also attached.

 

Thank you for your continued support of Laurelwood students!

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 9/12/17




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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 9/8/17




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Participation in The Nutcracker Musical is a privilege and requires a significant commitment on the part of the children AND parents. Children and parents will be required to sign a commitment form. Rehearsals cannot be missed except for illness. 

The Nutcracker is NOT a PTA-sponsored event. We do not have a large number of PTA volunteers to complete the production.  The families of ALL children involved in the Nutcracker will be required to help. 

 

There is a $5 suggested donation per child to cover production costs, which will be collected at the time each child accepts their part. This donation does not include costume requirements.

 

To audition, complete steps below:

  1. Complete the ONLINE AUDITION FORM by Friday September 8th <http://tinyurl.com/lwnutcracker2017>. 

If you are not able to complete it online, please notify your teacher. 

  1. Obtain Teacher Approval and return the audition form by Friday, September 8th
  2. Attend mandatory auditions which will be held after school (refer to the form for details).  

 

Check the Laurelwood website OFTEN for more specific important production information including:  Descriptions of the parts, auditions, rehearsals, costumes, parent participation, dates and times.  http://le-scusd-ca.sch oolloop.com/nut

 

IMPORTANT NUTCRACKER DATES:

  • Friday, Sept. 9:  Last day to complete ONLINE audition form or return paper audition form
  • Tuesday, Sept. 13, Wednesday, Sept. 14, Thursday, Sept. 15, and Friday, Sept. 16:  Auditions after school
  • Monday, Sept. 26:  Cast announced; letter will be sent home at the END of the day
  • Friday, Sept. 30:  Child Commitment form due and collection of $5 suggested donation per child
  • Week of Monday, Oct. 3:  Rehearsals begin
  • Monday, Dec. 12, 2:35pm – 3:45pm:  Final rehearsal (no chorus). 3:45pm – 4:30pm: Actor and Stage Crew rehearsal
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1:20pm – 4:30pm: Full cast and chorus rehearsal
  • Friday, Dec. 16, 2:35pm – 5:30pm:  Full cast and chorus dress rehearsal
  • Monday, Dec. 19, 1:00 pm and 7:00pm:  Nutcracker performances
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1:00 pm and 7:00pm:  Nutcracker performances

Thank you,

The Nutcracker Crew

lwnutcracker@gmail.com 

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 8/31/17




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Would you like to share your country's rich culture with other Laurelwood families?


If so, would you like to become an ambassador for your country at our Multicultural Festival this year?  We need ambassadors to host booths to display some of their countries' cultural richness via displays, activities and/or food.  

 

We are looking ambassadors/fellow families for the following countires. 

If you know of families in any of these countries who can assist at the booths and be ambassadors please do email me so I can make the necessary connections.

 

India - Looking for Booth Ambassador

Spain - Looking for Fellow countrymen/more families

Israel - Looking for Booth Ambassador

 

So far we have the following countries being represented and would like to have more (China, Japan, Korea, Mauritius, France, Ethiopia, Nicaragua,Philippines, Iran, USA, Hawaii)

 

Please do contact me if you want to set up a booth to represent your country's rich culture and traditions!

The Multicultural Festival this year is on October 6th 2017.

 

The Multicultural Festival will be held at school on Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 2:10-4:30pm

 

During the Festival, the students will be showcasing arts and food samples from various cultures. 

 

If you are interested, please contact Rachna Bhatt at rachna.bhatt@gmail.com

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 8/29/17




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Support your child and your school – 

Become a member of the PTA! 

With your PTA membership you

Show your children that school matters and that you are invested in their success. 

Demonstrate to your child that success in school is the pathway to college, a career and a productive life! 

Partner with the principal, teachers and staff to make your child's school safe, welcoming and a fun place to be. 

Share in campus events and experiences that make your child’s school days more memorable! 

Connect with other parents and become part California State PTA and National PTA, the largest and most powerful children’s advocacy organization in the country. 

Help make sure parents and family members voices are heard when important decisions that affect your school are made. 

How can you become a member of the PTA? 

                                                               OR 

  • Come to the Ice Cream Social on October 10th where PTA board will be on hand to answer questions and sign up new members. Ice cream is free for members!

Questions about PTA Membership?? Please contact Sint Si Driscoll, the PTA Membership Chairperson, at laurelwoodmembership@gmail.com

We hope you will join us in making Laurelwood the best it can be! 

 

*Note:  PTA membership has to be renewed yearly. 

 

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 8/28/17




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The daily start and end times for all grade levels can be found on the Laurelwood website by clicking HERE.

A printable version is also available as an attachment to this news item. 

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 8/25/17




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The 2017-18 Volunteer Application Packet is now available to download.  Click HERE to be redirected to our new Volunteer Information page on the Laurelwood Website, and to download the application for the current school year.

Note that a NEW application must be completed EVERY school year in order to volunteer on campus or for field trips. 

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 8/25/17




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Please join* the PTA!! It's a great way to support Laurelwood and membership shows your child that you care about his or her education.  Your membership helps support valuable enrichment programs.  

*To sign up on-line, visit https://laurelwoodpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 8/16/17




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The SCUSD calendar for the 2017-2018 school year is attached.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 8/7/17




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Individual photos will be taken of ALL students on Friday, September 15, 2017.  Watch for photo ordering information in the Thursday Envelopes. (Note that class/group photos will be taken later in the school year.)

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 8/7/17




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Please note the following dates for this year's Back-to-School Night (BTSN) presentations-

 

Grades K, 2 and 4: 9/12/17 6:00pm

Grades 1, 3 & 5: 9/19/17 6:00pm

 

Please remember that this evening event is set aside for adults only and that childcare at the school is NOT available, nor may students be sent to the playground/left outside without the direct supervision of their parent at all times.  Please arrange for someone to care for your child off campus while you attend your  "BTSN" presentation at school.  Back-to-School Night presentations for parents/caregivers will begin promptly at 6 PM.  As teachers have a short time to cover a vast amount of information, questions regarding your specific child’s abilities need to be saved until Parent-Teacher Goal Setting Conferences, at the end of September.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 8/7/17




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Announcing 2017 Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program, available to all students and children in the Santa Clara Community (This program is free to all children between the ages of 1 and 18). The program begins June 19, 2017 and runs through August 11, 2017.  

Locations where the free meal programs are taking place: 

School

June open dates

July open dates

Aug. open dates

Breakfast hours

Lunch hours

Callejon

June 19-30

July 10-21

 

  7:50 to 8:20

10:00 to 10:40

Cabrillo

June 19-30

July 10-31

     Aug 1-11

  

11:30 to 12:30

Wilcox

June 19-30

July 5-26

 

  7:35 to 8:05

10:35 to 11:15

Santa Clara

June 19-30

July 5-26

   

  7:15 to 7:50

10:40 to 11:00

Boys and Girls

June 12-30

July 3-28

 

   9:00 AM

12:00 PM

Club at Mayne

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Posted by: Kathie Kanavel, District Admin, Santa Clara Unified School District
Published: 6/23/17




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See attached file for information regarding kindergarten readiness

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 6/15/17




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The updated Student Supply Lists for each grade level for 2017-2018 are attached.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 6/15/17




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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 6/5/17




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SCUSD is holding a Substitute Teacher Recruiting Day on Thursday June 1st. Please see the attached document for more information.

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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 5/25/17




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To maintain a positive and safe school environment, the following items are not to be brought to school:

 

  • cameras, iPods, CD players, game systems, and other expensive equipment

·       balls or equipment from home

·       roller blades, shoes with wheels

·       *TOYS, water pistols, and balloons

·       live animals (unless arrangements are made with your teacher)

·       firecrackers, BB shot, Air Soft Guns, Poppers, knives, and other dangerous items

·       any type of gun facsimile

·       gum, sunflower seeds

·       trading cards (such as Pokeman, baseall, etc.)

·       white-out, Sharpie/permanent markers

·       makeup, lip gloss, nail polish

 

Improper items will be confiscated.  The safe keeping of these items cannot be guaranteed.  The items will be returned to the parent upon request.

 

*Toys banned include spinners/fidgets UNLESS otherwise noted on a student's IEP or 504 plan.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 5/15/17




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The BBQ Day has been updated to 5/24 (Not 5/18)

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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 4/29/17




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The Laurelwood Computer Science Clubs is a free after school coding program for, 4th and 5th Grade students, that increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education through an after-school program. All clubs are run by Laurelwood Credentialed Teachers. The next session of clubs will be held once a week for 7 weeks long, running from the week of April 17th to the week of May 29th. Most clubs will meet on Thursdays and one club will meet on Mondays. Technology will be provided by Laurelwood Staff.  

 

If your child is interested in joining our Computer Science Clubs, please go to the following link and fill out the questions by April 5th. You will be notified no later than April 14th whether you student has been accepted. Spaces are limited, so preference will be given to 4th and 5th grade students who did not participate in the January to March clubs and then 5th grade students who did participate in the January to March clubs. 

 

http://tinyurl.com/lecoding0417

 

STUDENTS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE CLASSROOM TEACHER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN A CLUB, BASED ON CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR AND MEETING ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS, INCLUDING HOMEWORK. IF YOUR CHILD IS ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM, PARENTS WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN A PARENT CONTRACT AND EMERGENCY CARD BEFORE THEIR CHILD WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE.

 

Click on the following link for more information about the program.

https://www.cs-first.com/

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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 3/16/17




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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 3/10/17




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Presented by Assistant Superintendent Andrew Lucia at the PTA Meeting on 2/7.

 

Due to converting into a PDF, some pages may have formatting errors and pictures were complemented by looking at google maps.

 

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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 2/7/17




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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 2/2/17




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The OPEN ENROLLMENT* and NEW Student Registrations Window for TK-5th Grade for the 2017-2018 school year is 

9:00am January 17, 2017, through 4:30pm February 17, 2017

Please click HERE for more information.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 1/13/17




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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 12/15/16




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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 11/30/16




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This holiday season, Laurelwood will again participate in The Holiday Wish Drive which sponsored by The Family Giving Tree.

 

The Family Giving Tree is a local nonprofit organization that collects gifts for underprivileged children during the holidays and distributes them to more than 100 local nonprofit agencies.

 

The Family Giving Tree will be set up in the library starting now through December 8th. Students who wish to participate must return the permission slip that was sent home last week before they will be allowed to go to the library and select a wish tag from the tree. After purchasing a gift, students should bring them back and place them under the tree.

 

Please remember this is optional and students must get parent permission to participate.

 

Attached is the flyer that was sent home on 11/17.

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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 11/18/16




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On Tuesday, November 22nd, Laurelwood will partner with the Santa Clara Police Department (SCPD) to hold a Run, Hide, Defend drill. Our staff has been trained by SCPD on how to handle potential dangerous situations on campus. As with all safety drills, teachers will be talking to all students prior to the drill on how to be Safe, Responsible, and Respectful during these situations. Please talk with your child at home to support the ideas of being Safe, Responsible, and Respectful during dangerous situations at school.

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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 11/16/16




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Laurelwood students are currently collecting non perishable food items for for the Second Harvest Food Bank.  Did you know that 1 in 10 people in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties receive food from Second Harvest Food Bank?  Based in Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is one of the largest food banks in the nation. Currently providing food to more than one quarter of a million people every month, Second Harvest is a trusted community-based organization that was founded in 1974. Despite the immense wealth in Silicon Valley, and partly due to the high cost of living, hunger and malnutrition are pervasive.

 

Please send in food donations (no glass containers or packages that can easily be smashed) to school by Friday, November 18, 2016.  

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 11/14/16




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Make Up Pictures will be held next Tuesday, 11/8.

 

The following students should take pictures on 11/8:

 

- New students who arrived after the original photo day.
- Students who were absent on the original day.
- Students who would like to order new pictures and bring picture           money, with order form.
- Students who bring in old photos for a retake.  (Note: Must have old

   photos to get credit for a retake)

 

Extra Packets will be available in the office by Monday 11/7.

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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 11/2/16




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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 10/27/16




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Laurelwood is coordinating with the San Francisco 49ers Youth Organization on our first ever Junior Rush Fun Run event next Friday, 10/21

 

The Fun Run will be offered for all Students at Laurelwood and will consist of a 1/2 mile, 3/4 mile or mile long course, depending on grade level.  The course will be created on the grass area of campus and each grade level will be brought out during school time to run the course during a 15 minute time block.

 

Waivers were sent home in Thursday Envelopes on 10/13. Due to school not being in session on Monday 10/17 and Tuesday 10/18, we are asking that the waiver be returned on Friday 10/14. Waivers will be accepted on Wednesday 10/19.

 

Please contact Mr. Fuller at pfuller@scusd.net if you have any questions.

 

 

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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 10/13/16




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Please sign up for the Laurelwood Reminders. This allows us to send reminders via text message about events and reminders at Laurelwood.

 

To Sign Up:

   1. Open a new text message on your phone

   2. In the phone number section type the number 81010

   3. In the message area type @lwood1617

   4. You will be asked to reply with your name

 

*You do not have to download the app

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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 10/4/16




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Attached is the September/October Tiger Tales Newsletter.

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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 9/30/16




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Posted by: Kourtney Ghelfi
Published: 1/15/16