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Dear Laurelwood Dads,

 

Watch D.O.G.S. will be hosting a "Dads and Desserts" kick off event on Tuesday, November 28th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. 

Laurelwood is proud to have the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) Across America program once again.  With this program, you will have the opportunity to spend a day on campus with your child.  Watch D.O.G.S. is a nationally recognized non-profit program that was started in 1998 with the goals of raising the banner of positive fathering, awakening fathers to the values and benefits of committed fathering, helping every school in America to be positively impacted by the committed involvement of fathers and father figures in their children’s lives, reconnecting Dads with their kids, and sowing the seeds of success and impacting academic performance.

Regards,

Kelly Neary
laurelwoodpta@gmail.com

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 11/17/17




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DUE to the Thanksgiving Break,

school will be CLOSED

on November 22, 23, & 24, 2017.

School will resume on Monday, November 27th.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 11/14/17




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Dear SCUSD Parents and Community,

On behalf of the District's Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC), we would like to invite you to join us on November 15 for a Parent Education Night presented by PHP (Parents Helping Parents).  Please see attached flyer for more information.   

 

Community Advisory Committee (CAC)  

Wednesday, November 15th

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wilcox High School, Staff Lounge (next to flag pole/cafeteria)

3250 Monroe Street, Santa Clara, 95051

 

Sincerely, 

Santa Clara Unified School District

 

 

 

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CAC Parent Ed 11-15-2017 (English and Spanish).pdf

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 11/8/17




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From November 3-17, Laurelwood students will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Second Harvest Food Bank food drive.  We ask all that all families contribute whatever they can to help families who are less fortunate.  Collection bags and informational material was sent home on 11/2 & 11/3.

 

"One in 10 people in the bay area rely on food from the Second Harvest Food Bank. The Laurelwood Student Council is asking for your help. For the next two weeks we will be collecting canned and nonperishable food items to be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Our goal is as a school is to fill 5 barrels with food. All students should have received a flyer and a bag."

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 11/2/17




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Individual photos will be taken on the morning of Thursday, November 9, for those who missed the original picture day (9/15/17).  An infomrational  flyer went home in the Thursday Envelopes on 11/2/17.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 11/2/17




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 Halloween was very fun and the students looked great in their costumes! It sounds like many of you had a wonderful time that evening as well. It'd be very helpful if you kept that tasty Halloween candy for students to enjoy at home instead of sending them for snack recess or lunch. 

Thank you for your help with assuring students are fueling their bodies with healthy foods at school for a successful time of learning and socializing.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 11/2/17




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We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids

to read every day so they can lead better lives.

 

Book Fair Dates:          Tuesday – Thursday, November 7 to November 9, 2017

 

Shopping Hours:

 

All Days:

Lunch Recess

 
 

Tuesday & Thursday:

2:10 - 3:00PM

(after school)

 

Tuesday:

6:00 - 8:00PM

(during Family Reading Night)

 

Wednesday:

1:20 - 2:00PM

(after school)

 

Payment types:           Cash or credit card

 

We would especially love to see you on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 when we are open between 6 and 8pm during Family Reading Night.  

 

Volunteers are needed to make this event happen.  To sign up to volunteer, simply log onto your Membership Toolkit Account, click on Volunteer, Donate or Purchase, and click on the Book Fair link.  Thank you for your help!

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 10/25/17




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Due to a scheduling conflict, the Community Coffee that was to be held on Friday, October 27th is cancelled. The next Community Coffee will be on Friday, December 1st at 8:00am in the Cafeteria. We apologize for the cancellation and hope to see you at our next coffee in December.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 10/25/17




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In support of the arts, the PTA funds art classes for all grades.  To help offset some the cost of this program, we are seeking donations of materials for these classes.  Our art teacher Mrs. Villarreal ("Mrs. V"). is in need of many art supplies, including paint, paper and cleaning supplies.  To donate, simply log onto your PTA membership toolkit account, click on Volunteer, Donate or Purchase, and click on the Mrs. V's Art Supplies Donation link.  Supplies can be left in the labeled box in the school office.  Thank you for supporting the arts!

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 10/23/17




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Join us for our Halloween Costume Parade at 8:30am on October 31st. On Halloween, all students are encouraged to come to school already dressed in a costume for the school-wide costume parade. Parents and others are welcome to stay after morning drop off to watch the school-wide parade on the playground.

All students in costume need to bring a change of “regular” school clothing/shoes to change into following the morning parade. Please mark the outside of the bag with your child’s name and room number. Make-up, special hair color/styles MAY be worn to school as long as it is applied at home, prior to arrival. Students with makeup & hair styles/color that is too distracting for learning will be sent to the office following the parade for removal. Costumes/masks that include fake blood, or any other offensive matter, are NOT permitted. Fake weapons are also not allowed.

For student safety, adults in costume MAY NOT wear masks that cover their face and NO SCARY ADULT CLOWNS ARE ALLOWED.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 10/23/17




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All students and staff are encouraged to wear RED on Wednesday, October 25, in honor of Red Ribbon Week at Laurelwood. Please see the Red Ribbon Week news item for more information about Red Ribbon Week.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 10/23/17




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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 10/23/17




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Wear BLUE and show your Laurelwood school spirit :)

A monthly community coffee sponsored by the PTA is offered in the cafeteria for parents from 8:00am to 8:30am. Bring your own reusable mug and help us save the environment. 

Our Blue Day awards assembly will start at 8:30am on the playground behind the library building.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 10/23/17




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Community Coffee - 9/29 FRIDAY in the cafeteria from 8-8:30am. 

Come to the school cafeteria to enjoy the aroma and flavor of morning coffee and breakfast treats hosted by the Laurelwood PTA.  This is a great opportunity to chat casually with the principal and mingle with other parents.  Please bring your own mug to help reduce waste!

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 10/23/17




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Dear SCUSD Parents and Community,

On behalf of the District's Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC), we would like to invite you to join us on October 18 for Disability Awareness Month.  Please see attached flyer for more information. 

 

Community Advisory Committee (CAC)  

Wednesday, October 18th

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Santa Clara Unified School District Office, Board Room

1889 Lawrence Road, Santa Clara 95051

 

Sincerely, 

Santa Clara Unified School District

 

File attachments:

CAC Meeting 10-18-2017 (English and Spanish).pdf

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 10/11/17




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Important information regarding PE at Laurelwood for grades K through 5th attached.

(2 pages, tri-fold brochure format)

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 10/11/17




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Posted by: Paul Fuller
Published: 10/7/17




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Volunteers are needed to help with Hearing Screening for grades K, 2 and 5 on Thursday, 10/12/17.  If you are interested in volunteering, simply log onto your Membership Toolkit Account, click on Volunteer Donate and Purchase, and click on the Hearing Screening link. 

Thank you for all your help!

Regards,

Kelly Neary

laurelwoodpta@gmail.com

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 10/5/17




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The PTA is still several thousands of dollars away from reaching our fundraising goal for this year.  The money we raise pays for important programs like Starting Arts and Mrs. V’s art classes.  The PTA also funds one field trip per grade and we are planning a fun assemble for later in the year.  None of these amazing programs are possible without the generous support of our Laurelwood families.  

 

Please consider sending in your donation today.  Checks and cash can be given to your child’s teacher or donations can be made online at http://laurelwoodpta.wixsite.com/home/ways-to-give.  Suggested donation amounts are $150 for one child, $250 for two or more.  Any amount is greatly appreciated and all donations are strictly voluntary.  Don’t forget to inquire if your company matches donations.

 

Your dollars make a difference!

 

-Elizabeth Sosa

Direct Donation Chairperson

laurelwoodfundraising@gmail.com

 

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 10/4/17




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Come explore the world with us on Friday 10/6/2017 from 2:15pm - 4:15PM as we celebrate our diversity at Laurelwood’s Multicultural Festival!  Students in grades k-1-2 must be picked up by an adult at their regular dismissal time/place and then may attend the multicultural festival WITH an adult present.

 

There will be 15 booths representing a wide variety of cultures from around the world, each with beautiful displays, crafts, games, food, and drink samples. 

 

We also need volunteers and donations to help make this event successful.  To sign up to volunteer or donate, simply log onto your Membership Toolkit Account, click on Volunteer, Donate or Purchase, and click on the Multicultural Festival F17 link.

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 9/28/17




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See attached flyer for details regarding our upcoming Multicultural Festival

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Posted by: Karen Spinks
Published: 9/26/17




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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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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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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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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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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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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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Published: 11/18/16




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Published: 10/27/16




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Published: 1/15/16