Laurelton-Pardee News

February 12, 2016


Dear LP Families:

We made it! Happy winter break! I hope your children have made it home safely and that you have something fun planned for the week ahead. By the looks of it, most kids were brining home LARGE amounts of Valentine's candy. I hope they share with you!

I have been spending a lot of time in the lunch room lately. Today I wished each grade level a safe and fun break and told them I hope they get outside to play! Oh, and they should do some reading, too. I recognized three classes for good behavior in the lunch room today, giving them each a "point" in the monthly class point challenge. Today's point-earning classes were Mrs. Gilfoy's class, Mrs. Jones' class, and Mr. Sereno's class. I hope to be able to continue to recognize positive behavior in the lunch room.

Enjoy the week!

Lucas Hiley


Upcoming Events.

February 15 - 19 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

February 22 - School Reopens

February 26 - End of marking period

March 5 - LP Talent Show

March 10 - Report Cards Sent Home

March 11 - Half Day of School for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Talent Show Auditions

With such short notice, there has been a second audition scheduled for the talent show. The first auditions are TONIGHT here at LP from 6:30 - 8:00. A second audition has been scheduled for Friday, February 26 at the same time.

The talent show will be on March 5 here in the LP Cafeteria at 6:30.

Parents of Fifth Graders - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Do you have a fifth grader?! Please think about helping coordinate and plan the fifth grade picnic. Not a planner? Then, would you mind helping with set up, supervision, and take down? If you can help us out with this LP tradition, please give the main office a call (or reply to the email), and we will connect you with the right person.

Changes for the 2016 Grades 3-8 Math and ELA State Exams

The NYS Education Department informed us this week that this year's state tests will look a little different. While we knew the tests were being created by a different company (Questar), we learned a few other differences for the year.

The main changes:

1. Greater involvement of educators in the test development process.

2. Decrease in the number of test questions

3. A shift to untimed testing

Staff Spotlight

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Lori Fox - Speech Pathologist


Color - NONE

Holiday - Christmas

Flower - Lilac

Season - Summer

Children's Book - Bridge to Terabithia

Movie - White Christmas

Thing about Laurelton-Pardee - Teachers/students

If I could go anywhere, I would go to London, England.

I keep healthy by running.

Right now I am reading the biography of Mary Shelley's step-sister Claire Claimont.

If I had a magic wand, I would end world poverty.