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The Harry Potter Science Night is fast approaching. We need few more volunteers to have fun and learning experience for students. Please signup on https://laurelwoodpta.membershiptoolkit.com/home.  Join us with your families  on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30-7:30 pm, in the cafeteria to explore the magical world of science.

 

The Science Team.

Kirti, Lisa, Jennifer

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/23/17

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/23/17

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It’s time to order your 2016-17 Laurelwood Yearbook!

Online ordering is easy and convenient. Go to the PTA website to enter your order(s) and pay by credit card:

http://laurelwoodpta.wixsite.com/home

Deadline for ordering is Sunday, April 16th

This is a long-standing tradition at Laurelwood Elementary that is a full-color, soft cover book that contains photos of the year's activities, group pictures, and classroom pictures. It is a fantastic memento, created by the Laurelwood PTA yearbook staff, teachers, and parents. It is one of the end-of-year favorites, enjoyed by students of all ages, parents, and teachers.

If you order now, you can purchase a book for $15.00*. Buy one for each child or one for the entire family!

 

Asha Wahi
(Laurelwoodyearbook@gmail.com)
PTA Yearbook Coordinator

 

*A very limited number of books will be available in June for $20 but don’t wait and risk missing out—order now!!

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/22/17

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Please see the attached flyer regarding an upcoming College Planning Workshop on March 28th at 8:30AM in the Laurelwood cafeteria.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/22/17

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On Thursday, March 30, 2017, from 6:30-7:30 pm Laurelwood 4th and 5th graders will perform a band and orchestra concert in the Laurelwood cafeteria highlighting their year of music instruction with Mr. David Hibbert. Parents are welcome!

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/22/17

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Click here to see an article about Laurelwood's Colonial Day, which was featured on the cover of Santa Clara Weekly.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/22/17

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Mrs. V’s Summer Art Camps 2017

Creative Art Camps for children k-6 grade held in Room 31 at Laurelwood Elementary School.  Mrs. Villarreal has 30+ years of experience in the elementary classroom, five years of teaching art at Laurelwood funded by the PTA and runs after school art classes  T-TH in room 31 during the school year.

  • Students will learn about a variety of artists’ lives and styles
  • Students will create art using the styles of famous artists, as well as use their own creative abilities to create works of art.
  • Students will experience varied medium: chalk and oil pastels, acrylic paints, tempera paints, watercolor paints, weaving, stitchery, collage, and papier mache or clay, depending on the session.  Each session has completely different projects.

Specifics

  • Classes are Monday through Friday from 9:30-2:30, with a possibility of an early arrival and late departure if arranged.  Ask about this when enrolling.
  • Students bring their lunches and we eat outside with some time for play.  Restrooms are easily accessible.
  • June 12-June 16
  • June 19-June 23
  • July 24-July 28
  • July 31-August 4

Cost is $300 per week, due to an increase in rental fees.I offer a 15% discount for siblings/multiple weeks. A deposit of $150 per family is required by March 30th to secure your spot in camp.Please email me at vickiandlou@msn.com for enrollment or questions.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/22/17

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If your student is in special education and changing schools in the next year or two, please join us for a parent information evening to learn about transition.  SCUSD teachers and resource specialists, along with local colleges, will be present to answer your questions.

     -Pre-school to Elementary school

     -Elementary school to Middle school

     -Middle school to High School

     -High school to Post secondary/college

 

 

What:  "Transition Event"

When:  Wednesday, March 29th, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Laurelwood Elementary School Multi-purpose room, 955 Teal Drive, Santa Clara.

 

This popular CAC annual event will have resource and specialists from the SCUSD Special Education departments and local college counselors to answer your questions about your student(s) progressing grade to grade, school to school.

 

Please remember to RSVP.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

See attached flyer for more information.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/22/17

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Laurewood PTA invites you to Science Night -

Behold magical wonders!

Come explore the "Harry Potter" Science Night on March 28, 2017 from 6:30-7:30PM as follows:

6:30-7:00 for grades k-1-2

7:00-7:30 for grades 3-4-5

in the Laurelwood Cafeteria

Become an apprentice wizard and take a journey...  

  • bend light to reveal it's mysteries and hidden colors
  • touch lightning
  • levitate objects 
  • use a magic wand to move orbs through the air
  • make potions that bubble & erupt
  • send electricity through your finger tips to another person
  • enchant fruit to create light
  • see inside the human body

Magical realms await you!

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/22/17

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The 21st Annual Nutcracker performances were spectacular, 'If I do say so myself"!  It was an absolute joy to see the children perform at their very best and, for many, to discover new talents that they didn't know they had! 


Please consider purchasing the Nutcracker DVD if you haven't already. It is a very good quality recording and a great keepsake for your children. The goal is to offer it at the lowest cost possible. Laurelwood does not make any profit from the sale of the DVDs, the cost covers time and expenses only to the videographer. The DVD order form is attached. You can also find the DVD Order Form on our school website: http://le-scusd-ca.sc hoolloop.com/nut. Please place your orders directly with the videographer either by check in the mail or through PayPal following the instructions on the form. www.videomagician.com It takes about 8-10 weeks for the DVD's to be returned to the school.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/22/17

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Our annual Multicultural Festival is almost here! Time for us to share our amazing cultures with each other.  We are organizing a Multicultural performance program. We would love for any student of any background to come and participate. Our program is organized by grade level and country. This is a great opportunity to learn about another culture. No auditions, just come to rehearsals. Space is limited to those who can commit to attending rehearsals. Rehearsals for some will begin the week of March 20th. There will be a dress rehearsal and pictures on Wed April 26th right after school 1:20-4pm. The performance will be April 28nd at 3:30pm during the Multicultural Festival.

 

Practices for the performers for the Multicultural Festival have begun and are as follows: 

 

Kindergarten – Mexican dance  Rehearsals: Tuesdays after school 2:10-2:30; contact: Becky rlbcastillo@yahoo.com

Kindergarten – Bollywood Dance  Rehearsals: Thursday 5:00-6:00 after school;

contact: Smitha smithac_1979@yahoo.com

1st grade – American – Rehearsals: Tue lunch 11:25-12:09; contact: Mary Ciccotto mary@ciccotto.com

1nd -4nd grade – Bollywood Dance - Rehearsals: Thursday 2:40-3:15; contact: Reema Mehta reemumehta@gmail.com

2th–3rd-5th grades – Indian Song – Rehearsals: Wed 1:30-2:30
contact: Surekha raagalaya.academy@gmail.com or Madhavi madhavi.lakkaraju@gmail.com

5th grade – Japanese dance – Rehearsals: Wed after school 1:30-3:00 ;
contact: Junka Junkatanaka@gmail.com or Ryoko rthasegawow@gmail.com

3rd-4th-5th Kung Fu  – Rehearsals: TBD contact: Miaojun mjwang@gmail.com

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/22/17

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NEW! Please click on the attached file for "Online Gaming Tips for Parents".  This resource will also be located permanently in our file locker on the "Resources" Page.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/22/17

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Click HERE for the KidVenture Camp flyer

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/22/17

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We need volunteers to assist the photographer during Spring pictures this Friday.  If you are able to help out 8:30-11:30please email Aida aidarita@gmail.com.  If you can work the whole shift the photographer will give you package A for free.

 

Regards,

Kelly Neary (PTA Communications)
laurelwoodpta@gmail.com

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/22/17

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Dear Laurelwood Families,

It's that time again when we get to acknowledge particularly amazing volunteers who contribute to our kids and community all year long. 

Please take a moment to nominate an outstanding volunteer for a PTA Honorary Service Award here:http://tinyurl.com/2017lwhsa

Nominate as many volunteers as you want - there is no limit to celebrating our selfless volunteers!  Let's acknowledge them and show our appreciation!

Thank you,

Jennifer Bartell

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 3/22/17

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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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See attached flyer regarding the Spring 20127 Multicultural Festival

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 1/19/17

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

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

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Attached, please find a brochure that provides details and explanations for the markings on the SCUSD Elementary report card.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 11/10/16

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Parents with preschoolers, toddlers and infants may NOT work in the classroom WITH their child NOR may not be in the WORK room as there are SHARP objects and cutters there.  This is a hazard.  

 

Volunteers on campus and on field trips are required to complete a Volunteer Application Packet.  Parents then provide a copy of their driver license or passport, a CURRENT TB test (every four years) and the application packet ANNUALLY.  NO volunteers may be on campus without a pass or a badge.

 

NO PARENT may be IN THE CLASSROOMS without this clearance.  NO PARENT may attend a field trip WITHOUT THIS CLEARANCE.  

 

BABIES, TODDLERS and INFANTS do NOT have TB clearance, and it is against both SCHOOL POLICY and BOARD POLICY allow them in

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 9/28/16

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