September News!

La Porte Elementary

Greetings Leopard Families,

I am so proud of our Leopards (staff and students) for the GREAT start to the new school year. We have been busy learning and practicing routines and procedures across the campus. The students are making friends, showing PROUD behavior, and getting settled in for a year full of fun and learning.

We hope that you will all join us Thursday, September 1st for our Open House and Title 1 meeting. Teachers will have a session from 5:30-6:00pm and the same information will be shared in a second session from 6:00-6:30pm. Please plan to attend one of the sessions to get to know your child's teacher and grade level expectations a little better. Working together, we will continue seeing GREAT things happening at La Porte Elementary.

Looking forward to continued greatness, Karen Lawley

Principal, LaPorte Elementary

Save these Dates:



  • Open House 5:30-6:30pm


  • Labor Day - student and staff holiday
  • First 3 weeks Progress Report accessible through Home Access


  • Cafeteria opens to families (limit of 3 visitors)
  • Regular Board Meeting, 7:00pm - LPISD Administration Building Board Room


  • Donuts with Dudes Event, followed by Watch D.O.G.S. presentation, 7:15am in the Gym
  • Early Release at 11:20am


  • Papa John's Spirit Night (Make sure to tell them you are with LPE.)


  • September Leopard of the Month celebration in the Library, 7:20am. (Invitations will come home with the student's chosen by their teachers for showing RESPECT.)

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Ms. Horelka's Counselor's Corner

This is my 4th year as the counselor at LPE and I am so happy to be here. I thoroughly enjoy working with all our amazing students. I truly believe in the power of positive, trusting relationships and creating an environment where students feel safe and connected. I really do want you to reach out to me if you need assistance at all. My email is and my phone number is (281) 604-4764. This year we have an exciting opportunity to TEAM with partners from the community. They will be providing mentors who will take time out each week to meet with students at lunch. If you feel like your student would benefit from this program, please contact me.

Each month we focus as a school and district on specific character traits. Our August character trait was Courage and our new one for September will be Respect. It does take courage to start each school year and, of course, respect is a huge part of building relationships and for everyone to be successful.

Additionally, we are very fortunate to be supported by the Houston Food Bank with our Backpack Buddy Program. They will provide a bag of food every Friday to students in need. Please reach out by phone or email and I can send you the paperwork to get started.

I look forward to a fantastic year!

Notes from Nurse Hanks

Health Screenings will take place the week of October 3rd. If your student wears glasses, please be sure they bring them to school this week.

Students are required to undergo a risk assessment for Type 2 diabetes at the same time the district screens students for hearing and vision issues or for abnormal spinal curvatures. (Page 75 of the Student Handbook) If your student does not pass one of these screenings, a referral letter will be sent home in an envelope addressed to the guardian. Please contact the school nurse with any questions regarding screenings, referrals and or available community resources.


PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th graders.

Any new 2nd and 4th graders to the district will also be screened during this time.

Type 2 Diabetes screening for all 1st and 3rd graders

*Spring of 2023 will be 5th grade Spinal Screening (girls only). More information will be sent out closer to the date.

COVID updates can be accessed through the district website. If your student tests POSITIVE, please notify the school nurse for guidance.

DistrictGuidance-StudentsandStaff-COVID-198-17-22.pdf (

Free Immunizations are given monthly at La Porte EMS located at 10428 Spencer Highway on the following dates from 9am-12pm:

September 10, 2022

October 8, 2022

November 12, 2022

December 10, 2022