Penguin Press News

September 12, 2022

A Message from Principal Bame

Dear Laurel Park Families,



Happy mid-September to all! The autumn season brings many exciting events and celebrations for our community at large, including local festivals and traditions. Each year, our fifth-grade students participate in an art project to assist in beautifying an area of our school.

This year, our fifth-grade students are painting a mural on the outdoor wall closest to our bus loop. Be sure to lookout for the finished product over the next few weeks!


This Friday is Instructional Assistant Appreciation Day. Our staff family will certainly share our appreciation each of our amazing IAs, but we want to extend the invitation to all of you. If you have a moment to share words of affirmation, verbal or written, or another form of appreciation, I am sure our team of IAs would greatly appreciate your kindness.



Front Office Need:


  • Student snacks for those who forget to bring a snack to school.



Kind regards,
Mrs. Raleigh Bame, Principal



Estimadas familias de Laurel Park,


¡Feliz mitad de septiembre para todos! La temporada de otoño trae muchos eventos y celebraciones emocionantes para nuestra comunidad en general, incluidos festivales y tradiciones locales. Cada año, nuestros estudiantes de quinto grado participan en un proyecto de arte para ayudar a embellecer un área de nuestra escuela.


Este año, nuestros estudiantes de quinto grado están pintando un mural en la pared exterior más cercana a nuestro circuito de autobuses. ¡Asegúrese de buscar el producto terminado en las próximas semanas!


Este viernes es el Día de Agradecimiento al Asistente de Instrucción. La familia de nuestro personal sin duda compartirá nuestro aprecio por cada uno de nuestros increíbles IA, pero queremos extender la invitación a todos ustedes. Si tiene un momento para compartir palabras de afirmación, verbales o escritas, u otra forma de agradecimiento, estoy seguro de que nuestro equipo de AI apreciará mucho su amabilidad.


¡Gracias por apoyar a nuestra escuela!

Sra. Bame

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Get Ready for International Dot Day!

This Thursday, September 15th, we will celebrate Peter Reynolds book "The Dot", a story of a little girl who learns to trust her own creativity and use her confidence to “make her mark” on the world. We will join students in 197 other countries in celebrating this book. First, Mrs. LeSueur will read aloud The Dot at our first Lucky’s Bedtime Stories on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm. Then join us in wearing polka dots on Thursday. You could even share some writing or drawing with your teacher, showing how you plan to make your mark or change the world.

Learn more about International Dot Day.

Teacher Spotlight - Meet Mr. Wilson

LPES Teacher Spotlight (C. Wilson)
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4th and 5th Grade Author Visit

Lucky's Library is excited to welcome Newbery Honor winner, Sheila Turnage, to Laurel Park on September 20th! Ms. Turnage will meet with our 4th and 5th grades at 9:30 am. Tracked out 4th and 5th graders are welcome to come as long as they have transportation (drop off by 9:30, pick up by 10:30.) Look for order forms for signed books in your student's backpack. You may also order online from the PTA website: https://laurelpark.memberhub.com/store Thank you to Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh for arranging this author visit!
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Staff Picture Directory 2022-23

View our 2022-23 picture directory to determine who will serve your child at school this year.

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Are You Interested in Volunteering?

Click here to complete this interest survey created by the LPE PTA.

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Apex Public School Foundation - Health and Wellness Webinar

The APSF is excited to announce that we will be hosting another Health & Wellness webinar on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 pm. We are partnering with WakeMed to bring relevant and helpful information to parents and caregivers.


It’s hard to know how your child is impacted by a traumatic event in our nation or community unless you talk to them. But what’s the best way to start the conversation? Laura Politte, MD, a psychiatrist with WakeMed Mental Health & Well-Being helps parents navigate those difficult conversations with children of all ages. Join us for this FREE webinar for parents and caregivers. Affiliation with Apex-area schools is not required, webinar is open to all. Spanish translation will be provided.


Registration is required to receive Zoom link https://fb.me/e/3IR8Uk9QD


Seminario web GRATUITO: Hablando con los niños sobre eventos traumáticos

Martes, 27 de septiembre

7-8:30 pm


Es difícil saber cómo su hijo se ve afectado por un evento traumático en nuestra nación o comunidad a menos que hable con ellos. Pero, ¿cuál es la mejor manera de iniciar la conversación? Laura Politte, MD, psiquiatra de WakeMed Mental Health & Well-Being ayuda a los padres a navegar esas conversaciones difíciles con niños de todas las edades. Únase a nosotros para este seminario web GRATUITO para padres y cuidadores. No se requiere afiliación con las escuelas del área de Apex, el seminario web está abierto a todos. Se proporcionará traducción al español.


Es necesario registrarse para recibir el enlace de Zoom https://fb.me/e/3IR8Uk9QD

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2022-23 Year Round Calendar

Review your child's track in and out days here.

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:

https://posproject.org/p2-for-families/

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!