Dates to Remember
►March 7 – Jog-a-Thon
School Supply List
Please click here for the recommended school supply list for all grade levels. We appreciate the generosity of our families in making sure that all students are prepared for the upcoming school year!
Save Those Box Tops!
Visitors / Volunteers on Campus
Please be sure to sign in at the office if you are volunteering in the classroom or need to visit the school for any reason, aside from picking up or dropping off a student. If possible, make all doctor and dentist appointments before or after school hours.
24-Hour Attendance Line
(714) 529-2520 ext. 301
All PAPER wanted! This year tell all family and friends to save their old newspapers, magazines, catalogs, mail, etc. All paper (except anything associated with food) will be accepted. Bag or box your papers and bring them to your child's class or simply drop them in our brown paper recycling dumpster. The dumpster is located next to the blue trash dumpsters adjacent to the cafeteria and Day Care Room. For every 2,000 lbs. we collect, the school will receive $90, so start saving. We will also continue collecting ink cartridges and cell phones. Please call the office if you have any questions.
Leopard Reading Club – meets each Monday from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Room 5.
Student Council – Beginning today, March 3, Student Council will meet every other week. Meetings will be on the first and third Monday from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Room 3. Parents, mark your calendars for the next few meetings: 3/3, 3/17, (none in April), 5/5, and 5/19.
Character Counts at Laurel – We continue to focus on RESPECT for March. Continue to wear yellow each Wednesday.
March 5 – Jog-a-Thon Pledge Sheets Due – All students should continue to collect sponsors until money is due on March 17. Pledge cards are due to teachers on Wednesday, March 5.
March 6 – Kindergarten Registration Begins – Registration for Kindergarten students for the 2014-2015 school year begins on Thursday, March 6th. The hours for registration are 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Be prepared to present the following documents:
► Certified copy of birth certificate – Hospital copy is not sufficient
March 6 & 7 – Band Practice – Beginning Band will meet Thursday, and Advanced Band will meet Friday, from 1:05 to 1:55 p.m. in Room 9. Don’t forget to bring your instruments.
March 7 – Jog-a-Thon – Our big day has arrived! Make sure all pledge sheets are turned in to teachers. Wear comfortable running clothes and shoes! We encourage all parents to come, have fun, and cheer on our kids: Running times are as follows: 5th & 6th & Mrs. Nese’s class at 8:20 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.; 2nd, 3rd, & Mrs. Sittig’s class at 9:20 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. and Kindergarten, 1st, Ulrich, Lee & Braun’s class at 10:30 a.m. –11:00 a.m.
March 7 – Running Club – Will not meet today, as we ran for Jog-a-Thon this morning!
A Message from Mrs. Coburn — McDonald's Night — Thanks to all the families and friends who supported our fundraiser. We had a wonderful turn-out and it was SO MUCH FUN! Special appreciation goes out to our teachers who helped make this such a success. We raised of $600 for our school!
PARKING CONCERNS — It has recently been brought to my attention that we are having some problems with the alley drop-off/pick-up before and after school. Some parents are entering the alley through Imperial instead of Birch Street. Other parents are PARKING cars in the alley and walking through the gate to meet their child/ren. Please DO NOT PARK in the alley. We try to keep the traffic moving for prompt drop-off and pick-up. If your child is late coming out, circle the block one more time to keep the traffic moving. Remember to enter on Birch, exit at Imperial, and travel at a safe speed. We also ask parents who drop-off/pick up in front of the school to use the half circle and not park in staff spaces to drop off/pick-up. This stops traffic and is unsafe for the children. Thank you for your cooperation.
Students of the Month
Laurel Academic Pentathlon Team 2012
Laurel Shines in Elementary Academic Pentathlon
A special thank you to Ms. Berrner for all of her hard work in teaching and coaching our team to victory. Under her leadership, Laurel's Pentathlon team gathered to practice after school once or twice a week and nearly every Saturday since November!
Laurel Elementary School Attendance Update
Please help your child arrive to school safely and on time. Please remember the following:
7:58 a.m. First Bell rings indicating students are to line up at their designated spot, meet their teacher, and walk to class.
8:00 a.m. Second Bell is when school officially begins. If your child arrives after this bell, he/she will be sent to the office for a tardy slip.
Thank you in advance for being on time and making it a priority with your student. It makes a great start for the day!
2013-14 School Calendar
Dates to Remember for 2013-14 School Year
►LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Laurel Students Love JiJi!
Street Sweeping -- Parking Alert!
Street sweeping on Flower Avenue is on Thursdays. We are permitted to park anywhere along the east curb (the school side) other than the Bus Loading Zone. The City has assured us that sweeping on the east side will be done around 7:00 a.m. so as not to interfere with our school traffic. Please avoid parking on the west side (the business side) of Flower as sweeping will be done on that side later in the day, and you could be cited.
As per Orange County Ordinance 4-1-46 "No person having the charge of any dog except a guide dog or service dog shall permit the dog to be, under any circumstances, within public school property." It is unlawful to be on any public school property with your dog. Many families may not appreciate this news. However, due to the safety of all students and owners' liability, it is important for all to abide. Please leave all pets at home.
Traffic in the back alley has become a concern, especially in the mornings from 7:45 - 8:00 a.m. We ask ALL parents to enter on Birch and drive out toward Imperial. Laurel families should never drive toward Birch or park in the alley. Please be advised there is NO parking allowed in the alley. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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