Penguin Press News

Noticias de Penguin Press ~ 6/20/22

A Message from Principal Bame

Dear Laurel Park Families,


We are looking forward to celebrating the last full week of school! Our staff and students have worked incredibly hard this school year and deserve a round of applause. A special thank you to our wonderful Penguin community for supporting our school during another challenging school year.


2022-23 Bus Transportation

Please click on the link above and sign up for bus transportation.


2022-23 Teacher Placement Emails:

Families should expect to receive an emailed welcome letter from their 2022-23 teacher by June 30th. If you do not receive an email by the end of the day on June 30th, please contact our office at 919.290.2333.


Homeroom Teacher List - 2022/2023


Track 1:

K: Gannon/ Greene

1: Markulic/ McMahon

2: Carnell/ Glosson

3: Conrad/ Weaver

4: Albers/ Burcky

5: Charns/ Piezer


Track 2:

K: Millsaps

1: Dierk/ Haynes

2: Rose/ Tweardy

3: Beech/ McClam

4: Noland

5: Davis


Track 3:

K: Roberts

1: Green/ Romstadt

2: Hurry/ McComb

3: Atwell/ Haight

4: Miller (Dellaria - newly married)

5: Hughes


Track 4:

K: McGahey/ Yothers

1: Bootman/ Chappell

2: Sinclair/ Weiss

3: Alford/ Nichols

4: Aguilar/ Bruner

5: D'Angelone/ Thompson



As all our students transition to the new school year, we want to continue to encourage reading for fun, reading to learn, and having conversations about our reading. Below are some resources that will be helpful even when your child is not at school.


  • myON is an online resource with reading materials for students in grades K-3. It can be accessed through the WCPSS portal by following these steps.
  • Letterland Phonics Online will continue to provide opportunities for K-2 students to practice foundational reading skills. Access it by clicking on the Letterland icon on the WCPSS portal.
  • Reading Text Guides allow students in grades 2-5 to engage in the "Read, Think, Talk, Write" framework at home.
  • There is lots of information, digital books, resources, and activities for PreK- grade 5 students at the NC Department of Public Instruction Literacy At Home site.
  • A special thank you to Sherry Bourne, Instructional Facilitator/ Literacy Coach, for putting these resources together!


Please make sure you are receiving school text messages and emails. We send updates for inclement weather procedures, reminders about special events, and more. To learn more about opting into school communications, please visit: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/36463


Kind regards,

Principal Raleigh Bame


Important Dates:

  • June 27th - Last day of instruction for tracks 2, 3, and 4
  • June 27th - Tracks 2, 3, & 4 5th Grade moving up Ceremony
  • June 28th/ 29th - EOG retesting for Tracks 2, 3, 4 (invitation only)
  • June 30th - July 6th - Teacher Workdays
  • July 6th - Meet the Teacher/ Supply Drop Off (times below)
  • July 7th - First day of school for 1st - 5th graders/ tracks 1, 2, 3
  • July 29th - First day of school for 1st -5th graders/ track 4


Estimadas familias de Laurel Park,


¡Esperamos celebrar la última semana completa de clases! Nuestro personal y estudiantes han trabajado increíblemente duro este año escolar y merecen un aplauso. Un agradecimiento especial a nuestra maravillosa comunidad Penguin por apoyar a nuestra escuela durante otro año escolar desafiante.


Correos electrónicos de colocación de maestros 2022-23:


Las familias deben esperar recibir una carta de bienvenida por correo electrónico de su maestro de 2022-23 antes del 30 de junio. Si no recibe un correo electrónico al final del día 30 de junio, comuníquese con nuestra oficina al 919.290.2333.



Lista de maestros de aula - 2022/2023


Pista 1:


K: Gannon/Greene


1: Markulic/ McMahon


2: Carnell/ Glosson


3: Conrado/Tejedor


4: Albers/Burcky


5: Charns/Piezer



Pista 2:


K: Millsaps


1: Dierk/Haynes


2: Rosa/ Tweardy


3: Haya/ McClam


4: Nolandia


5: Davis



Pista 3:


K:Roberts


1: Verde/ Romstadt


2: Date prisa/ McComb


3: Atwell/Haight


4: Miller (Dellaria - recién casados)


5: Hughes



Pista 4:


K: McGahey/Yothers


1: Botín/Chapell


2: Sinclair/ Weiss


3: Alford/Nichols


4: Aguilar/ Bruner


5: D'Angelone/ Thompson


A medida que todos nuestros estudiantes hacen la transición al nuevo año escolar, queremos seguir alentando la lectura por diversión, la lectura para aprender y las conversaciones sobre nuestra lectura. A continuación hay algunos recursos que serán útiles incluso cuando su hijo no esté en la escuela.



  • myON es un recurso en línea con materiales de lectura para estudiantes en los grados K-3. Se puede acceder a través del portal WCPSS siguiendo estos pasos.
  • Letterland Phonics Online continuará brindando oportunidades para que los estudiantes de K-2 practiquen habilidades de lectura fundamentales. Acceda a él haciendo clic en el icono de Letterland en el portal de WCPSS.
  • Las guías de lectura de texto permiten a los estudiantes de los grados 2-5 participar en el marco de "Leer, pensar, hablar, escribir" en casa.
  • Hay mucha información, libros digitales, recursos y actividades para los estudiantes de PreK-grado 5 en el sitio de Alfabetización en el hogar del Departamento de Instrucción Pública de Carolina del Norte.
  • ¡Un agradecimiento especial a Sherry Bourne, facilitadora de instrucción/entrenadora de alfabetización, por reunir estos recursos!



Asegúrese de recibir mensajes de texto y correos electrónicos de la escuela. Enviamos actualizaciones para procedimientos de inclemencias del tiempo, recordatorios sobre eventos especiales y más. Para obtener más información sobre cómo optar por las comunicaciones escolares, visite: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/36463


Atentamente,


Director Raleigh Bame



Fechas importantes:


27 de junio - Último día de instrucción para las pistas 2, 3 y 4

27 de junio - Pistas 2, 3 y 4 Ceremonia de ascenso de 5.º grado

28 y 29 de junio: nueva prueba de EOG para las pistas 2, 3 y 4 (solo con invitación)

30 de junio - 6 de julio - Jornada laboral del profesorado

6 de julio - Conozca al maestro / Entrega de suministros (horarios a continuación)

7 de julio: primer día de clases para los alumnos de 1.º a 5.º grado/pistas 1, 2, 3

29 de julio - Primer día de clases para alumnos de 1.° a 5.° grado/pista 4

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ATTENTION TRACK 2, 3, 4/ 5th Grade Families!

5th Grade Families:


Families in Tracks 2 - 4 who have 5th graders, please add pictures of your child for the Moving Up Ceremony Slide Show Presentation. Each 5th grader is making their own slide to talk about themselves, their accomplishments, and their plans for next year. Just fill out this Google Form to upload the pictures. You can also do this with your child at home if you wish. It's in their Google Classroom and in Google Drive.

Lucky's Library Update

It's time for books to be returned so students can start their next grade with a clear account. Please make sure your child has searched the house for books. Automated reminders will be sent this week, please check your junk mailboxes if you don't receive one. Email Mrs. LeSueur if you have questions - alesueur@wcpss.net.






Alison LeSueur

Media Specialist, Laurel Park Elementary

Request Curbside Book Service

Website

MTAC Portfolio

@luckys_library

STEM UPDATE

Chromebooks:

As a reminder, 5th graders will take their Chromebooks to middle school with them. All students will take their Chromebook to the next grade level with them. If you are leaving WCPSS, please return your Chromebook and cord to the media center.


STEM Summer:

Want some fun online educational games? Check out this STEM bitmoji classroom celebrating what we did all year long!

Art Update from Mrs. Benner

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Opting In/Out of School Communications

I am not receiving messages. How do I sign up?

Parent/Guardian contact information is uploaded from the WCPSS student information system, PowerSchool, each morning. If you are not receiving messages, contact your student’s school to verify and/or update your contact information.



According to the school, my contact information is correct, but I am not receiving messages.


Email

  • If you are not receiving emails and your contact information is correct, you may have accidentally unsubscribed. Email smsubscribe@wcpss.net to re-subscribe to messages.

Text Messages

  • You must opt-in to receive text messages. To opt-in, text YES to 67587.
  • You will not receive any text messages from WCPSS if you do not opt-in.


NOTE: The school district does not pay for your text message fees that may be charged for sending or receiving text messages. Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.


What is a SchoolMessenger parent/guardian account?


Your SchoolMessenger account is a free and easy way to stay connected with events at your student’s school and WCPSS.

  • Review recent voice, text and email messages sent by the district and your student’s school.
  • View your contact information.
  • Manage your contact preferences.

Visit go.schoolmessenger.com to create an account. You must use the email address entered in PowerSchool for your student. View SchoolMessenger: Parent Account Setup for step-by-step instructions (English | Spanish).

How do I opt-out of WCPSS messages?


IMPORTANT: If you opt-out from WCPSS text messages or unsubscribe from WCPSS emails, you will no longer receive any messages from your student’s school or from the district.

  • Recommended: Use your SchoolMessenger account to customize your notification preferences and only receive the messages you want.
  • To opt-out of all text messages from SchoolMessenger, visit www.schoolmessenger.com/txtmsg/ or text STOP to 67587.
  • To unsubscribe from all emails, click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

PTA Updates - June 2022

The link for purchasing a yearbook is: https://laurelpark.memberhub.com/store/items/717392
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PTA Updates and News

PTA Volunteers Needed!

PTA ~ Important Dates to Note

  • June 4th - Kindergarten Playdate (PTA Sponsored)
  • June 10th - Last day to order school supplies (extended)



Box Tops is now mostly digital, one has to download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit your school’s earnings online. Twice a year, our school will receive a check.


https://www.boxtops4education.com/emailgroceryreceipts

Need to Update Your Contact Number? Want WCPSS Texts?

The district uses the SchoolMessenger notification service to send important information to families through phone calls, email, and text messages. General school news is shared by email and text message. Phone calls are used for urgent school news.

Grocery Store Rewards Cards

Laurel Park Community Calendar

Please click on this link to view our daily calendar. Thank you!

Welcome Letter from our Interim Speech and Language Pathologist Below