Laurel Springs School Update

June 11th 2021

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Dear Laurel Springs School Families,

It is hard to believe that this school year has come and gone. We have 7 school days left! Thank you for remaining positive and for all of your collective support as we navigated the unthinkable this year. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work as the Principal of Laurel Springs School and proud of the school community we are building together. Thank you all for the time spent working with your children in support of their education and development. I look forward to seeing you all back at school in September. Until then, enjoy time with your family and the summer sun!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at any time.

This update will provide you with information on:

1. Sixth Grade Promotion

2. Summer Literacy Assignments

3. Calendar Update

4. Lunch and Fun

5. Teachers of the Year

6. Immunizations (Link Below)

7. RTI Instruction Concludes on Monday, June 14th.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.

Thank you!

Mr. Ryan Mahlman


Friday Focus Students of the Week June 11th

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1. Sixth Grade Promotion

At 5pm on Wednesday, June 16th, we will hold our first outdoor promotion ceremony for our Sixth Graders who will be heading on to middle school. The ceremony should last about an hour. Tickets were given out in school on Friday, June 11th. All attendees with tickets will be seated from the blacktop area to a roped off seating section. Mrs. Garvey and Mrs Rabena will be collecting your tickets on the blacktop before showing you to your seats.

If you have other family members who would like to attend, but they do not have a ticket, we are providing another roped off section for people to bring their own chairs to observe promotion.

In the event of inclement weather, our rain date is set for the following day June 17th. In the event of more inclement weather on the 17th, the ceremony would be moved inside in the APR and only attendees with tickets would be permitted to attend as per maximum occupancy restrictions.

2. Summer Literacy Assignments

At Laurel Springs School we will continue using our "One School, One Book" approach to Summer Literacy for all of our students. This year our selection committee picked The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds.

Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. Some people collect art. And Jerome? Jerome collected words . . . In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him -- short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower.From the creator of The Dot, I Am Human, and Happy Dreamer comes a celebration of finding your own words -- and the impact you can have when you share them with the world.

Students in Grades K-3 will compete 1) The choice Board linked below, 2) The packet for your student's grade.

Students in Grades 4-6 will complete 1) The "One School, One Book" assignment linked below 2) an additional reading selection and assignment. These are also linked below.

All of this information, including all of the stories, will be linked on our website as well.

K-3 "One School, One Book" Assignment

This required for all students entering K, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade

K-1 "One School, One Book" Packet

This is required for all students entering K and 1st Grade.

2-3 "One School, One Book" Packet

This is required for all students entering 2nd and 3rd Grade.

4th-6th Grade "One School, One Book" assignment

This is required for all students entering 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade.

4th Grade Additional Assignment

This is required for all students entering 4th Grade.

5th Grade Additional Assignment

This is required for all students entering 5th Grade.

6th Grade Additional Assignment

This is required for all students entering 6th Grade.

3. Calendar Update

June 16th- Sixth Grade Promotion

June 16,17,18 & 21,22- Our calendar designates this day as a "half day", however we will keep our standard 8:30am-1pm schedule in effect.

June 21st- Sixth Grade Picnic- 4-6PM at Laurel Springs School (Details linked below)

June 22nd- Last day for students

July 6th- Dragon Camp begins for qualifying students. (Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-12PM)

August 5th- Dragon Camp Ends

4. Lunch and Fun

St. Paul's Church will once again be providing "Lunch and Fun" on the Stone RD. side of the school grounds this summer on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 28th-August 30th from 12:00-12:45PM.

5. Teachers of the Year

Click the link below.

6. Immunizations

Please see the letter linked below from our school nurse, Mrs. Corrigan.

7. RTI Instruction

RTI Instruction concludes on June 14, 2021 for the current school year. We will begin RTI again in September for next year. MAP testing data is used to determine eligibility and placement.

Mister Softee- Friday June 11th