Laurel Ridge Elementary

End of Year Newsletter

From Ms. Kyle

As we close out the school year, I want to take the time to say thank you to all of you that have visited the school, volunteered, worked with your child's teachers, or supported the school in any way. A special thank you to our fifth-grade parents especially those who will see their youngest child transition to middle school next year.


I also want to ask you to join me in wishing those staff members not returning to Laurel Ridge next year the best of luck on their new adventures. Both Mr. Norton and Ms. Will are retiring to start new adventures with their friends and family. Ms. Alesi and Dr. Lyman are moving out of state. Ms. Motel and Ms. Harmon have accepted transfers to work in special education positions at other schools. Ms. Perroy and Ms. Lewis have accepted positions closer to home in order to spend more time with their loved ones instead of in the car. We wish all of them best of luck and hope they will stay in touch as they will always be members of the Laurel Ridge family.

----------------------------------------------------

Parent Survey

Each year Title I schools are required to complete a short parent survey. Please use the link below to complete a short survey about parent involvement at LRE.

https://goo.gl/forms/2KQHhrOKCc8Z7MHC2

----------------------------------------------------

Welcome to the Ridge! - July 17

"Welcome to the Ridge" celebration for new Pre-K and K families from 1:30 to 3:30. Parents and students will be able to tour the school, register, meet staff, and interact on the playground. Come help us welcome our new families to LRE!

----------------------------------------------------

Summer Registration

New student registration begins on May 30 and will take place on Tuesdays from 9-11am and on Wednesdays from 1-3pm all summer long until July 21.


Pre-registration materials were mailed to all current LRE families in PK-4 just after spring break. These materials need to be returned to Ms. Townes (Patricia_Townes@dekalbschoolsga.org) in the front office as soon as possible so your child will appear on a class role at open house in August. Once school is over, Dr. Henry and I will begin making class lists for the upcoming year. We value any input that you may have related to your child's placement for the upcoming year. You can share any important information by completing the optional parent survey at link: https://goo.gl/forms/QMGJUC0PePBiHjvk2 This information will only be seen by Dr. Henry and myself. The survey closes on Thursday, May 25.

----------------------------------------------------

Summer Reading

This summer, students can read anywhere, anytime, and virtually anything this summer, because Get Georgia Reading partner myON is delivering thousands of free books to computer and mobile devices that students can access 24 hours a day—every day—from May 3 through Aug. 31, 2017.

myON includes:

  • More than 13,000 enhanced digital texts from Capstone and over 60 other publishers, as well as daily news articles.
  • A library searchable by genre, topic, and target Lexile® range to engage students with just-right texts.
  • Picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, literary non-fiction, and informational texts that appeal to a variety of ages.
  • Flexible reading scaffolds: audio narration to model fluency, highlighted text, and embedded dictionaries.
  • Spanish and dual-language titles.

Visit the following link for details:

http://getgeorgiareading.org/2017/05/03/summer-for-georgia-readers-begins-today/

----------------------------------------------------

Big image