Week of October 22-28th
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 28th 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT (no rain date)
Laurel Park Elementary School Grounds
Our Trunk or Treat event is so much fun, but we can not make it happen without your help! Many volunteers are still needed. Please help us to make this fun event a success.
What is a trunk or treat?
Trunk or Treat promotes a safe environment for neighborhood children and families to trick or treat. Kids can dress up in costume and trick or treat from trunk to trunk in the Laurel Park Elementary School parking lot. Parents, you provide the trunks and the treats for our trick or treaters by parking in the lot and handing out candy and treats from your car trunk!
What are the scheduled events?
2:00 – Arrival, games, and activities begin
3:30 – Games and activities end
3:30 - Parade begins
3:45 –Trunk or Treat (for safety reasons, please wait to hand out candy until 3:45)
4:30 – Trunk or Treat ends, announcement of best-decorated trunk
I would like to hand out treats to our trick or treaters!
Great, we need parents to park their cars and hand out treats to our Trick or Treaters. Candy, healthy alternatives or prizes are all welcomed. Be prepared to see at least 150 kids.
Can we decorate our trunks?
Yes! Decorated trunks make everything more fun! There will also be prizes for the best decorations! However, it is not mandatory.
What if we can not participate in handing out treats from our car?
No problem! Your child may still participate in trick or treating. However, we do ask that everyone who attends bring something to share. If you are not planning on handing out a treat, please donate a bag or two of candy or bring a healthy treat to share with those handing out treats! We will collect this upon check in to Trunk or Treat.
What is the Teal Pumpkin Project and how can I participate?
Every child should be able to experience the joy and tradition of trick-or-treating on Halloween. But kids with food allergies are often left out of the fun since most candy is off limits. Consider bringing nonfood items for kids with allergies. If you do, we will give you a print out of a teal pumpkin to hang at your trunk so kids with allergies know that they may come to you for a safe treat!
If I decorate my trunk, may I arrive early to decorate?
Yes, you may arrive at 1:15 pm. However, please be aware that games and activities will NOT be open to visitors until 2:00 pm.
What should I expect during games and activities?
- There will be fun games to play such as corn hole and bowling
- Visit the Cary Fire Department and see their truck
- Camp Musart will provide some instruments to play
- TGA Golf will be there with a fun golf activity
- Meet some sweet pups up for adoption with Love Mutts Rescue
- Learn the Thriller dance with Premier Dance
- Allen Taekwondo will put your strength to the test with some boards to break
- Science is Fun will have some spooky Halloween items to see and touch
Calling all LPES Scientists!
Laurel Park PTA will be hosting its annual Science Fair on Thursday, January 18, 2018! Register or find out more details regarding projects by clicking below.
School of Excellence Survey
Please see the link below to take our School of Excellence survey. School of Excellence is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between local PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. As a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and the PTA, in conjunction with the school administration, is a key partner for continuous school improvement.
Deadline is November 10th.
Save the date! Upcoming PTA events!
Mark your calendars, these events are coming within the month.
Cultural Arts Assembly-October 31st
Energy Time Trek (tracked our students welcome with parents)
Spirit Night at Chipotle- November 14th
PTA Meeting Recap
At our October PTA meeting, we talked about the current problems facing our schools with the proposed class size mandate. With a special session of our State Assembly to begin on 1/10/18, we shared ways we can smartly connect with our representatives over these next few months.
In addition to this, we went over notes from our quarterly WCPSS Board Advisory Council District 9 meeting with Bill Fletcher for Wake County School Board that occurred last month.
We also covered helpful background information into understanding the funding for public schools in our state from Public Schools First NC.
For details on these topics and on other important advocacy information, please visit our Advocacy page on our PTA website. http://www.laurelparkespta.com/advocacy.html
Join our Advocacy Group
We hope to grow an advocacy committee and grateful for parents already stepping up with involvement. Please contact Jen Ferrell, email@example.com if you would like to lend a hand on this committee.
What have we been up to?
Book Fair Recap
Thanks so much to the following book fair volunteers and helpers for their generous hard work that helped make our book fair a success this year:
Sara Luna Cezar
Because of their help, our book fair was able to raise over $12,000 in Scholastic Dollars to pay for improvements to our Media Center. The above-mentioned volunteers and helpers were very needed and are sincerely appreciated.
All the best!
Leigh-Anne, Mary, & Molly (book fair co-chairs)
Thank you all who came out to lend a hand to clean up for campus! Our school looks great!!
Walk to School
Early in October, our PTA celebrated National Walk to School day! So many of you joined us for our walking school bus from Apex Community Park to LPES. What a great day!
This month, our Health and Wellness Committee began a new morning program called the Movement Group. Students are having a great time getting their bodies moving before starting their day!