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Character Counts Months/Themes
Wear Each Monthly Theme Color on Wednesdays!

Responsibility – Green

Trustworthiness – Blue
Citizenship – Purple
Caring – Red
Fairness – Orange
Respect – Yellow

Trustworthiness – Blue
Caring – Red
Fairness – Orange

Dates to Remember

April 17 – PTA Meeting
   6:00 PM 

April 18 – District Furlough

April 21 – NO SCHOOL

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!

Keep bringing in those boxtops!  Be sure to include your child's name and room number, if you send the boxtops in baggies.  The money raised helps to buy new playground balls and other equipment.  Way to go Leopards!

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

Notification System

We are currently using the SchoolMessenger communication system to send important announcements to you.  SchoolMessenger offers you the ability to determine how you would like to receive the different types of messages.  If you would like to receive messages in a different manner (different phone number, additional phone number, email, text, etc.) please call Shannon Ames (714) 990-7533 at the District Office to make those changes.

Recycling Opportunity

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.

(714) 990-7898

Important Dates

Leopard Reading Club – meets each Monday from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Room 5.  There will be no meeting on April 21.

Student Council  – The next Student Council meeting will be May 5.

Character Counts at Laurel  In April we will focus on trustworthiness.  Remember to wear blue on Wednesdays.

Kindergarten Registration Registration for TK and Kindergarten students for the 2014-2015 school year has begun.  Registration hours are 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Forms can be downloaded from the District website, www.bousd.k12.ca.us.  They are listed under Kindergarten Registration 2014.  Be prepared to present the following documents:

► Certified copy of birth certificate – Hospital copy is not sufficient
► Physical examination form (dated March, 2014, or after – may submit through June)
Immunization record with all vaccinations current
► Oral health assessment (dental check-up)
► California driver’s license and current resident utility bill to verify residency (2 proofs of residency required)

April 17 Kindergarten Spring Sing Both Kindergarten sessions will attend school from 8:00-11:30 a.m.  The classes will present their Spring program in the cafeteria at 10:30 a.m.  Relatives are invited to attend.

April 17 Band Practice Both bands will meet on Thursday, April 17, from 1:05 to 1:55 p.m. in the cafeteria because Friday is a District furlough day.  Don't forget to bring your instruments.

April 17 PTA Meeting Join us Join us at 6:00 p.m. in Room 19 on Thursday to continue planning for our annual Carnival scheduled for Friday, May 16th.  We need more help.  There were only two new families who volunteered at our last meeting.  Remaining PTA meetings will now be held on Thursdays instead of Tuesdays.




A Message from Mrs. Coburn Fanning Relocation – Fanning students, Grades 2-6 will remain at Laurel through this week. The cleaning and certification process, as well as repairs to all the damage sustained to their school ceiling continues.  Crews are working carefully to ensure every safety precaution is met.  I will keep our families informed of the progress as it is well under way.  The District and the School Board hope to have Fanning students return as quickly as possible.  While hosting our neighbors, I have been so proud of our Laurel Leopards and the compassion and consideration they have shown to their new Falcon friends!  They truly have been displaying “PAWS” at their best.  If you’ve forgotten what PAWS means, ask your children to explain.  PAWS is the way to be at Laurel!

State Testing – Important news regarding State testing for grades 3-6 was sent home in a letter from our District Office.  All tests will be referred to as the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Field tests and will be administered on Chromebooks via a secure browser.  To learn more, visit www.bousd.us website.  Click on Departments, then scroll to Educational Services and click on CAASP and SBAC Resources to review and learn more.  Plan to attend a parent information night on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m.  Mark your calendar.  Information about the actual tests, Chromebooks and practice tests available will be shared. 

Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Students of the Month for February:

Ms. Braun – Leah W.

Mrs. Galván – Aylin R.
                      Jae Hee P.

Mrs. Lee – Carlos N.               

Mrs. McFarlandJoshua S.
                           Brisela R.                 

Mrs. Carlson – Mariah M.
                       Brianna F.

Mrs. SittigValeria Z.
                    Mariana G.

Mrs. Wiser – Manuel G.
                     Sarai A

Mrs. Nese – Isabella A.
                    Anthony S.

Mrs. Ulrich – Max M.
                 Rosario S.

  Mrs. Thorsen – Angel A.
                          Evan D.

Mrs. Hackman – Alexandra A.
                      Israel S.  

  Mrs. Kueny – Daniel U.
                       Jayme P.
    Ms. Berrner – Nicolas R.
                        Kevin G.

Laurel Academic Pentathlon Team 2012

Laurel Academic Pentathlon Team 2012

Laurel Shines in Elementary Academic Pentathlon

Laurel's 6th Grade Academic Pentathlon Team rocked the house at the Orange County Dept. of Education awards ceremony.  We had a record-breaking team with 56 individual medals earned.  The team received 1st Place for the Super Quiz and 2nd Place in the Overall Team category.  There were 12 schools in our division.  Congratulations to Pentathlon Team members Chris Botello, Felix Gaeta, Azeem Horani, Carson Kaiser, JiSoo Kim, Abraham Lara, Amy Ramirez, Kaileen Santos, and Daisy Serna.  Great job Leopards!

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!

Dates to Remember for 2013-14 School Year

   Tuesday, September 3,



    There will be no school
    on the following days:

     November 25, 26, 27
     Friday, December 20
     Thursday, January 30

    Friday, January 31
    Friday, March 14
    Friday, April 18
    Friday, May 23

    June 18, 2014
    (minimum day)

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Today: 4/17/14

Laurel Students Love JiJi!

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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. 

Doggie Ordinance

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.

Alley Parking

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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