Penguin Press News

June 5, 2023

A Message from Principal Bame

Dear Laurel Park Families,

Greetings and happy June to all! This newsletter will be my last as the principal of Laurel Park. The final edition of the Penguin Press News will be sent on Monday, June 26th. In the near future, we anticipate an interim principal will be approved to support our school during this time of transition.

As I mentioned in my original announcement letter, I will be moving into the principal role at Apex Middle School in July. My last day at Laurel Park is Friday, June 16th. It has been a true honor serving our community for the last seven years. I will treasure the memories I have made with the students, staff, and community. Without a doubt, the next Laurel Park principal will be incredibly lucky to lead such a wonderful school!

With appreciation and gratitude,

Mrs. Raleigh Bame

Please review the following updates and reminders:

  • Please return carpool tags to the front office if your child(ren) is not returning to LPES next year.
  • Mark your calendar - June 19th is a Teacher Workday - no school that day!
  • The last day of instruction for tracks 2, 3, 4 is June 28th.

Attention Track 2, 3, 4 / 3rd - 5th Grade Parents - REMINDER:

  • June 20th - Track 2, 3, & 4 Reading

  • June 21st - Track 2 ,3, & 4 Math

  • June 22nd - Track 2, 3, & 4 5th Grade Science

  • June 23rd - Track 2, 3, & 4 Make-ups and RTA Test

  • June 26th - Track 2, 3, & 4 Make-up

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not plan trips or appointments during EOG testing days.

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Positivity Trait of the Week!

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5th Grade Chromebooks

All 5th grade students will be required to turn in their Chromebooks and chargers at the end of the school year. They will be getting new ones when they start middle school. We are asking teachers to keep them at school before EOGs and we will turn them into the county on the last day of school.
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WCPSS Cafeteria Menus

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PTA Updates - June 5, 2023

Congratulations to the new board taking over July 1!

President Julie Neild

Treasurer Kelly McGowan

Secretary Abbey Kruse

Programs Tracy Zimmerman

Fundraising Becky Davidson

Now through June 20 - School Supply ordering/ Back-to-School Supply Kits Available

Order Now

A quick reminder to skip the stores and save both time and money on back-to-school shopping with a Sprout School Supply Kit. These kits are teacher-approved, matching our {School Name} supply lists and will be delivered to school and ready for the first day.

Plus, new this fall, we’re offering families the opportunity to Pay It forward and purchase an additional school supply kit to donate to a deserving child at our local school if they are interested. All Pay It Forward Kits will be provided to the administration at the close of our sale and distributed to local students, so they are all set for the first day. Order now at sproutsupplies.comusing School Code LPES001.

Order deadline is 6/20/23. A small portion of the proceeds come back to our PTA.

June 10th - Rising K playdate

June 13th - Spirit Night at Fresh Local Ice Cream, 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

June 28th - Track 2/3 & 4 - 5th grade receptions

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Students who order will receive their yearbook at the end of the school year. Order now from the PTA store:

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School Meal Information

Sign up for a My School Bucks account, check menus, and review meal pricing at this link.

2022-23 Laurel Park Bus Routes

Every year WCPSS adjusts bus routes. Please double check your child's assigned bus stops prior to the first day of school. Ensure your student knows how to get home.

2022-23 WCPSS Bus Ridership Information

Sign up for bus ridership, download the GPS finder for buses, and more.

Positivity Project Resource for Families

P2 for Families is an easy and effective way for families to discuss the importance of character strengths and positive relationships. It is differentiated for grades Pre-K – 2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Each character strength follows a 1-1-3 model: 1 quote, 1 video, and 3 questions to drive conversations around character at home.

Please choose your child’s grade level found at the link below:

Need to Update Your Contact Number? Want WCPSS Texts?

The district uses the SchoolMessenger notification service to send important information to families through phone calls, email, and text messages. General school news is shared by email and text message. Phone calls are used for urgent school news.

Grocery Store Rewards Cards

Laurel Park Community Calendar

Please click on this link to view our daily calendar. Thank you!

P2 Trait of the Week

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