Penguin Press

-an electronic newsletter from LPES, November 29, 2016

5th Grade Readers Wanted!

The American Library Association youth media awards committees select the annual winners of the Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King awards among many others. Join Mrs. Z in a two-meeting book club to discuss and predict the winner of the Newbery award which will be announced on January 23. Learn More!

School Spirit Night!

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Helping Kids Cope with Anxiety

Presented by

Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Scotts Ridge Elementary Gymnasium

6601 Apex Barbeuce Road, Apex, NC 27502


Global Student Voice

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Support a Classroom Via Donor's Choose!

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Every Minute Counts!

Hello Laurel Park Families! I am your School Social Worker, Niti Wade. My role is to connect families to community resources and to monitor school-wide attendance. Daily attendance for the entire instructional day is critical to our students' success. Overall, our school has a high rate of daily attendance. Thank you for sending your child to school every day - ready to learn! However, we do have an issue that has recently come to light. Many students are being checked out early on a regular basis. This causes disruptions to our classrooms and can negatively impact instruction. Thank you for considering the frequency and urgency of early dismissals. Additionally, thank you for understanding that early dismissals should occur prior to 3:20PM. Thank you for helping us maintain a stellar learning environment for our students.

Lufkin Road Middle School- Open House for Rising 6th Graders

Lufkin Road Middle School's Open House for rising 6th grade students will be held on Thursday, January 19th at 6:00pm. Please contact Ron Perrin at or 919-363-1078 f you have any questions or concerns.

Order a Yearbook!

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Download the ReplayIt App and Contribute to our Yearbook!

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Special Thanks to the Laurel Park PTA for sponsoring Leni Newell, Artist in Residence, for our 5th graders!

PTA Website

Have you checked out the new PTA website? There is a ton of great info out there! You can get there through the LPES website or by clicking below.

Important Dates:

12/2- Early Release Day (1:15pm)

12/7- PTA: Spirit Night at Chipotle

12/22-1/2- Winter Break