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Lunch & After School Activities

Fun to Run

On Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch, students are invited to track their laps on mile cards as they run on the grass course. Multiple staff members support the program and encourage all students to come out and run. Students earn rewards and recognition for every 5 mile lap card they complete. 

4th/5th Grade Flag Football

Every fall, the Laurelwood Football team focuses on learning skills, showing good sportsmanship and, being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible on the football field. As students learn how to play the game of football, they are able to compete against other elementary schools in the district. 

This year games will  be held either Tuesday or Thursday, depending on the week.

4th/5th Grade Volleyball

Every spring Laurelwood puts together a 4th/5th Grade Volleyball team that will compete against other Santa Clara Unified elementary schools. Laurelwood is very proud of the improvement and success the students have shown in previous years. 

Tryouts for the Spring season will be held at the beginning of March. Students will be notified about tryouts on the Morning Announcements the week before tryouts will occur. 

After school computer science clubs

The Laurelwood After School Computer Science Clubs are free for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade students. Computer Science clubs are offered to increase student access and exposure to computer science education two to three times a year. All clubs are run by Laurelwood credentialed teachers and technology will be provided by the Laurelwood staff. Computer Science clubs started in Fall of 2016 and have grown from beginning level coding to advanced coding and now include beginning and advanced robotics.

Geography Bee

4th and 5th Grade students are eligible to participate in the National Geographic Bee and the school winner will take the qualifying test with a chance to represent Laurelwood at the State Bee.

Math Olympiad

Math Olympiad is offered for 4th and 5th grade students. Review sessions and the challenges will be held on Fridays during lunch. If your 4th or 5th grade student is interested in participating in the Math Olympiad, please fill out the following questions by Monday 10/15/18.


Note: Students are expected to attend all review sessions and challenges. 

GO TO Math Olympiad Sign-Up Form for 2018-19 by 10/15/18

Goals of the Math Olympiad

  • To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
  • To introduce important Mathematical concepts
  • To teach major strategies for problem solving
  • To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
  • To strengthen Mathematical intuition
  • To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity
  • To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges