Dear LP Families,
This past Monday, we honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As I reflected on some of his words, I was able to make connections to his quote above and the goals we have as a school and district. COVID had a distinct way of dividing us; we couldn't leave our homes, we couldn't physically go to school, we couldn't be around a lot of people, and the list goes on. I really do believe we lost opportunities at LP to get to know each other, be around each other, and communicate with each other. Even now, schools are open and restrictions are gone but we are still having trouble reconnecting with our families. My hope is that as you enjoy these newsletters, you find opportunities to get to know our school, feel welcome as you are, and perhaps find ways you can connect with staff, students, and other LP families. This is a huge goal for us, but one worth investing the time it takes so that we can all 'get along'.
In that spirit, I had to add another column of pics to our 'Weekly Highlights' to celebrate the achievements of our students and staff. I call this a good problem! Enjoy!
Also, please be sure to scroll through the newsletter as I've added videos of our winter concerts from last week for you to enjoy and share with your families! Finally, I added more information about our upcoming PTA Glow Dance event. It's going to be the party of the year!
Have a wonderful weekend,
ps: There is no school for students next Friday, 1/27 as it is our School Improvement Day. Only staff reports. Thank you.
3, 2, 1, Blast off!!
Our 5th graders have been enjoying their Challenger field trip experience! Students simulate what it would be like to travel and work in space.
Part of our 5th graders mission to Mars is experiencing what it's like to be in mission control. We think this 5th grader looks pretty confident in this role!
Our fourth graders are learning about colonial America. They experienced weaving and tin punch in the STEM lab!
3, 2, 1, Blast off!!
Students in Yearbook club are learning the best ways to take photos! They even got some professional tips from our Director of Communications, Danielle Gorevski!
Students learned how to stamp in Creativity club!
Students are learning to sew in Sewing club. It's never too early to learn these skills!
Arrival- Morning Drop-off!
I was hoping the additional cones and signage would help support a safer morning drop-off but unfortunately we still have vehicles going around cars instead of waiting in line. This jeopardizes the safety of our students.
If you are familiar with picking up your student from school than this will make sense to you! We are going to move drop-off to the same location as pick-up, by the gym doors towards the back of the building. We will still have a single file of cars but I believe this will help keep traffic from backing up to Pardee Rd. with the additional space.
A few things to remember:
*Doors do not open until 8:20am.
*Do not drop your student off early. We do not have supervision until 8:20am.
*Students should wait in your car until you pull up to the gym door. We will unload students one car at a time.
*On average, there are 35 cars during morning arrival. This should not take long once families are used the routine.
*Do not go around other vehicles. You place our kids at risk of being hit by car.
As always, thank you for your continued support in making our procedures as safe as they can be!
The district is looking to hire teacher aides, bus drivers, and cleaners. For more information, job descriptions and to apply, click the links below:
News from Mr. Trumpowsky and Mr. Savine!
The LP 3rd Grade and 4th Grade Chorus Winter Concerts are now available on the district streaming video webpage for your enjoyment. This is a great way to share theses videos with out of town friends and family. Check out the link below!
News from Mrs. Costello
News from Mrs. Ryan-Taillie!
3rd graders will be every Tuesday.
4th graders will be every Wednesday.
5th graders will be every Thursday.
Time: 7:30am to 8:20am
There is no transportation available, parents will need to transport children. Students can only attend the day that matches their current grade level. Sneakers are mandatory for participation in this program.
Did you know?!
Look for @LaureltonPE on Twitter!
A Note from Ms. McAllister!
It's time to glow...
Check out the flyer above for more details. An RSVP flyer went home with students yesterday so make sure you get those filled out and sent back to school to reserve your spot. RSVPs are due Thursday, 1/26!
LP PTA Needs Donations for Prizes/Silent Auctions
Happy Friday, LP Family and Friends!
We need some help from any of our LP family who owns a business locally.
The PTA is looking for donations of items that can be used as:
- prizes for our students
- prizes/gifts for attendees at our future events (we want to do some silent auctions)
They can be anything- gift certificates, books, toys, museum tickets, movie theater tickets, etc. All family friendly stuff of course- it can be for any age group since we will be using them for both children and adults. If you are one of these people please reach out to me via email email@example.com
Thanks in advance for the help!
Kristin Daly, LP PTA President
Please click on the link below for sign-up information:
There are many great perks to being a PTA member...free admission to any of our events for our members!
LP PTA officers for the 2022-2023 school year and contact information:
Kristin Hart Daly President firstname.lastname@example.org
Still Needed!! Vice President
Marjorie Hart Treasurer email@example.com
Dee Villalona Recording Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Our PTA email: LaureltonPardeePTA@gmail.com
Jan. 27: No school; School Improvement/Staff Day
Feb. 3: LP PTA Glow Dance @ 6:30pm
Feb. 9: LP PTA meeting @ 7:00pm
Feb. 10: School Play Performance @ 7:00pm
Feb. 20-24: No school; February Break Week
Mar. 2: LP Spring Picture Day