Penguin Press News

May 8, 2023

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A Message from Principal Bame

Dear Laurel Park Families,

The end of the year is fast approaching. As we finish our instructional year with intention and purpose, we also must consider the upcoming school year. Please take a moment to review the 2023-24 school year calendar. We appreciate families planning ahead to ensure vacations are planned according to your family's track out schedule. As our school policy indicates, we will only approve up to five days of educational leave per year.

Spring Picture Update: Tracks 3 & 4

If you have not already done so, please view the spring portraits that were sent home and decide whether you would like to purchase the package. If you would like to make a purchase, you choose the sheets you would like to keep and return the unwanted sheets in the provided envelope. Payment can be remitted online or by using the envelope to send cash or check.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to our amazing teachers and instructional support team members!

Attention 3rd - 5th Grade Parents - REMINDER:

  • May 22nd - Track 1 Reading

  • May 23rd - Track 1 Math

  • May 24th - Track 1 5th Grade Science

  • May 25th - Track 1 Make-up & RTA Test

  • May 26th - Track 1 Make-up

  • 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.

We appreciate your support of our school!

Kind regards,

Principal Raleigh Bame

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Listen to: School Culture by Design

Join Shyana Frost and Raleigh Bame, Principal, Laurel Park Elementary, as they discuss the importance of hiring and retaining great people.

Attention 5th grade parents!

5th graders will be completing one Moving Up Ceremony slide in Google Slides starting the first week of May. We are asking parents to fill out this form and upload baby pictures, first day of school pictures, fun pictures, and silly pictures for students to create their own slide. Here is an example of a final product:

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LAST WEEK - WCPSS Family Survey (click below)

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Positivity Trait of the Week!

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WCPSS Cafeteria Menus

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A Great Bike and Walk to School Day!

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We are so excited to celebrate our amazing Laurel Park teachers! Teachers Favorites Things:
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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 Supply Kit order forms are coming very soon!

PTA Social at Southern Peak & vote on next year’s budget & board - details coming out soon!

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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