Penguin Press

-an electronic newsletter from LPES, January 5, 2017

Assistant Principal Transition:

It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that I am in the process of transitioning to North Garner Middle School. My last day at Laurel Park will be next Friday, January 13th. It has been an absolute honor to have served as the Assistant Principal at Laurel Park for nearly seven years! The Laurel Park community is full of exceptional students and teachers, and the support from our PTA and parents, and greater community is second to none. I will absolutely treasure every memory, lesson, and relationship that was built during my time at Laurel Park. Please know that the decision to leave Laurel Park was not an easy one. This transition will allow me to work much closer to my home and my children's daycare. It will also give me the rare opportunity to give back to a school I attended as a youngster. Thank you again for your support, engagement, and kind words over the years. I wish you all an amazing 2017!


Mrs. Curtis

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Operation Stay Warm

Operation Stay Warm is Laurel Park's Student Council, asking for donations for brand new or gently worn children's winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens to help keep children warm during these cold, winter months. The items collected will be given to children in need at our school and in our community. Items brought into school are to be placed in the box in the main entrance lobby near the media center. Thank you for your support.

Front Office Team Wish List

Tissue boxes for the front office

Poster maker paper for our teachers and staff

Vacuum cleaner

Hand sanitizer

Thank you PTA!

Thank you so much for supporting our PTA! We sincerely appreciate your recent contributions to our classrooms and school staff through our PTA! In the next few weeks 8 classrooms will have a SMART Board or comparable technology installed! This technology will support our teachers' efforts to provide engaging and varied instructional presentations and open up new possibilities for student learning and exploration! Thank you; thank you; thank you!

STEAM Night Presenters Wanted!

We are gearing up for our 2017 STEAM Night! If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this great event by serving as a presenter or by helping our committee coordinate and plan, please contact Renee White at Thank you!

STEAM- Science - Technology - Engineering- Art- Math

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.

Salem Middle Expo Night

Salem invites all families interested in Salem Middle to join us on 1/17/17 at 6:30. The Expo will be an informative session that highlights the awesome clubs, activities, and happenings at Salem Middle. We look forward to meeting you. Flyer

Support a Classroom Via Donor's Choose!

Currently, Mrs. Decker & Mrs. Sonstroem have projects posted.

Thank you for sharing and supporting our Donor's Choose Projects! We truly appreciate the additional classroom resources this program provides!

Visit to share or contribute to our teachers' projects!

Global Student Voice

Visit to sign up or learn more.

Download the ReplayIt App and Contribute to our Yearbook!

Visit to download the app.

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:

1/14- Spirit Skate at Jelly Beans, 5:15-7PM

1/23- Cultural Arts Performances, during the school day, Sponsored by our PTA

1/27- Report Card Day, Track 4

2/10- Early Release Day, 1:15

2/17- Family Fun Night , 5:30-8PM