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Lunch & After School Activities

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. Tryout dates are announced during the school-wide morning announcements.

Congratulations to the 2017 5th Grade Flag Football team. They had a great season playing in four games against other elementary schools in the district. The coaches are very proud of the great sportsmanship shown by the students and the great growth they made on the field as most were learning how to play football for the first time. 

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. Three times a year, Computer Science clubs are offered to increase student access and exposure to computer science education. 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, Robotics, and Circuits.

FALL 2017: The fall session ran from October to December and have focused of introducing coding to BEGINNING LEVEL students. 

WINTER 2018: The winter session will start the week of January 22nd. Beginning Coding, Advanced Coding, Robots, and Circuits will be offered. Registration closed in December for the Winter Session. Students will participate in 8 one hour session.The two spring sessions, February to April and April to June will have oppurtunities for students to work on more advanc

SPRING 2018: The spring session will run from April to June. It is currently being discussed what clubs will be offered. Registration will begin March 2018.  

Go to the following link to check out the Google CS Program that is used in the our Beginning and Advanced Coding Clubs.

Registration Information

Look for Schoolloop News in March 2018 for spring registration. 

National Geographic Bee

Laurelwood has brought back the Annual National Geographic Bee that occurs in the winter. 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.

2017-2018 Geography Bee Informaton

  • Registration: Students can register for the competition in December or until Tuesday January 9th.
  • Study Session: Wednesdays in December (After School)
  • Round 1 (All Participants): Wednesday January 10th, 2018 in the Cafeteria from 1:30pm - 2:30pm (All participants will take a 50 Question Exam. Top 10 will qualify for Round 2)
  • Round 2 (Top 10): Wednesday January 24th, 2018 in the Cafeteria from 1:30pm - 2:30pm (Students will take an oral exam. Top 2 will advance to the Championship Round)
  • Championship Round (Top 2): Thursday January 15th at lunch in the Cafeteria
  • Qualifying Test (Winner): January 29th or January 30th in Mr. Fuller's Office
  • State Level Competition: If the school winner qualifies, he or she will be eligible to participate in the State Level Championship on April 6th. 
  • National Geographic Bee: Winners from the State Level Championship will be eligible to participate in the National Competition May 20th-23rd.

GO TO 2017-2018 Geography Bee Registration to participate

GO TO More Information for the 2018 Geography Bee

Math Olympiad

The Math Olympiad is a lunch time program for 4th and 5th grade students. Students will compete in monthly contests in November through March. During the 2017-2018 school year, students will meet every Friday at lunch to take part in study sessions and the monthly contests.

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