Principal Update


Happy New Year!

Dear LP Families,

Happy Friday and...Happy New Year!!

As much as I enjoyed the time off to celebrate the holidays with my family, it felt good to get back into my routine this week. It was great to see our students; we missed them!

We are starting the new year off with some pretty great things! In addition to our drama club and intramurals, we added three more clubs for students to enjoy: Creativity club, Yearbook Club, and Sewing club! We were delighted to see such interest from our students! Don't worry if your student wasn't selected this round, we are hoping to add more opportunities in the near future.

As a whole school, we are continuing our discussions around family and traditions. We have a community circle coming up where we are reading the book, Winter Candle by Jeron Ashford. Students are getting a special surprise to help enhance the story! Stay tuned. We will also be sharing a traditions video put together by our very own Ameen Smith. Some of our LP families were brave enough to record their family tradition; I can't wait to share the final product! It's so good. Finally, later this month classrooms will be paired up to share their own family traditions with each other. It's a great way to learn about all the amazing cultures that make up our school. We will be sure to capture these moments and share with our LP community!

Here's hoping for a safe, healthy, and happy 2023!

Have a nice weekend,

Dr. Bello

Weekly Highlights!

School Safety!

Safety Update:

A note about 'arrival procedures':

We have now completed a few days where we tightened up our arrival/drop-off procedures. I'm happy with the progress we have made to ensure our kids are safe getting out of their cars and into the building. I have received positive feedback on the improved measures. I have also heard the concerns around the process taking longer or families having to wait in line. I am hoping the safety of our students is something we can prioritize over the inconvenience this may cause for some. I truly appreciate the support!

 East Irondequoit Central School District, We’re Hiring, apply to join the East Irondequoit Team!

Apply Now!

The district is looking to hire teacher aides, bus drivers, and cleaners. For more information, job descriptions and to apply, click the links below:

Music News
Winter Concert

News from Mr. Trumpowsky and Mr. Savine!

Mark your calendars! Our upcoming Winter Concerts are coming up in January!

3rd grade Chorus concert: Wed. Jan. 11 @ 6:00pm EHS

4th grade Chorus concert: Wed. Jan. 11 @ 7:30pm EHS

5th grade Chorus and Senior Band: Thur. Jan. 19 @ 7:00pm EHS

**Please check out the Chorus letters below for more information!

Library Corner

News from Mrs. Costello

This week in the library, we are reading The Biggest Snowman Ever and students are writing their 2023 goals on a snowball so we can build our very own LP snowman full of resolutions for 2023! Fourth and fifth graders have started coming to the library during lunch to play chess! Lance, our library pumpkin, is about six weeks old now and students love coming in to check his (yucky) progress and make predictions as we talk about the plant cycle.
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Art Corner

News from Mrs. Ryan-Taillie!

No new updates this week!
Physical Education News
Permission slips are going home with students starting today to sign up for intramural sports. We will be offering a before school intramural program that runs 7:30am to 8:20am. There will be no transportation available, parents will need to transport children. Please be sure to sign the permission form and return to school by 11/25.   Intramurals will start the week of 11/28. 3rd graders will be every Tuesday. 4th graders will be every Wednesday. 5th graders will be every Thursday.  Students can only attend the day that matches their current grade level. Sneakers are mandatory for participation in this program.   Thank you, Pete Crescimanni Jake Klossner



3rd graders will be every Tuesday.

4th graders will be every Wednesday.

5th graders will be every Thursday.

Time: 7:30am to 8:20am

There is no transportation available, parents will need to transport children. Students can only attend the day that matches their current grade level. Sneakers are mandatory for participation in this program.

Thank you,

Jake Klossner

Did you know?!

We have a Twitter page to keep our families up-to-date with all the happenings in physical education. Be sure to check it out!

Look for @LaureltonPE on Twitter!

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Counselor's Corner

A Note from Ms. McAllister!

No new updates this week!
PTA News & Information

Save the date!

Our January PTA meeting is scheduled for January 17th at 7:00pm! We are still trying to work out arrangements to host an in-person meeting. Stay tuned for more info!
Join the PTA!

Join Us!

The PTA is looking for more members!

Please click on the link below for sign-up information:

There are many great perks to being a PTA admission to any of our events for our members!

2022-2023 PTA Events/Meetings

LP PTA officers for the 2022-2023 school year and contact information:

Kristin Hart Daly President

Still Needed!! Vice President

Marjorie Hart Treasurer

Dee Villalona Recording Secretary

Our PTA email:

Mark Your Calendar!

Upcoming Events

Jan. 11: 3rd grade Winter Concert @ 6:00pm

Jan. 11: 4th grade Winter Concert @ 7:30pm

Jan. 16: No school; Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 17: LP PTA meeting @ 7:00pm

Jan. 19: 5th grade Chorus/Senior Band Winter Concert @ 7:00pm

Jan. 27: No school; School Improvement/Staff Day

Feb. 3: LP PTA Glow Dance, more info coming soon!

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One more time!

LP Health Update! We have been experiencing an increased number of students absent from school due to illness.  We appreciate families giving students rapid COVID tests but there is a lot of respiratory illness going around too.  Common symptoms reported are sore throat, headache, and fever.  If your child is experiencing these symptoms, please keep them home and reach out to your pediatrician for guidance.
Hello Winter

School Closings and Delays

With the winter season upon us, make sure you stay up to date with the latest alerts about school closings and delays. Program our contact information into your phone (585) 339-1200 and our one-way text message number 98900. Most importantly, check Infinite Campus Parent Portal to make sure your contact information is correct in the system. If your information is incorrect, call the main office of your child’s school to update your information.
This is the first of several reminders you will receive about a change we need to make regarding our dismissal time. We need to make a slight change by 5 minutes. If you are picking up your child from school, students will be released at 2:40pm. All students taking the bus will dismiss starting at 2:45pm.
Join the EI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Meetings for the 2022-23 school year will take place in the Laurelton-Pardee Cafeteria from 4:30-6pm:  October 26, 2022 December 7, 2022 January 18, 2023 February 8, 2023 March 8, 2023 April 12, 2023 May 24, 2023 To Register:
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