Dates to Remember
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.
Student Council meets each Monday from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Room 3.
December 5 – Art Masters – This is our second assembly of the year. Students will learn about the art technique of Joan Miro. He is known for his fantastic abstract compositions which students will later have the opportunity to draw.
December 5 & 6 – Band Practice – Beginning Band will meet Thursday, and Advanced Band will meet Friday, from 1:05 to 1:55 p.m. in Rm. 9. Bring your instruments.
December 6 – Running Club – Meet in the cafeteria from 2:15-3:15 p.m. Please wear your running shoes.
December 6 – PTA Movie Night – PTA is sponsoring a free showing of the Polar Express in the cafeteria to all of our families. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the movie will start at 6:15 p.m. Popcorn and other snack items will be on sale.
December 13 – DJ Party – Students who qualified for this Fall Fundraiser reward will attend from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. To be eligible they had to sell 10 or more items or donate $75 or more.
December 13 – Child Care Parents Night Out – Please see the flyer sent home with your student.
A Message from Mrs. Coburn — December 2-6 - Operation Christmas Child Collection Week – This is our last chance to contribute. Bring in small gifts such as toys, books, school supplies, small games, even health and hygiene products like toothbrushes, decorative hard soaps, travel size stuff, and hard candies. Remember the items should be new and no liquids allowed. Everything must fit into our special shoeboxes, so must be small. You may donate money instead of items or both. It costs about $8.00 to mail each box. We hope ours go to the Philippines. Be involved in helping others and make a child smile this Christmas. It feels good! Go Leopards! We care!
TOYS FOR TOTS — Join us this holiday season in bringing a new, unwrapped toy to help those in need. Our school is collecting toys to be distributed to families in Brea until December 19. Boxes will be in the office.
HOLIDAY BASKETS — Our school will be participating in the Brea Community Emergency Council’s (BCEC) annual Holiday Basket program. We will be collecting canned and dried food items to be distributed to needy families in Brea. The collection boxes will be at the school from now until December 19.
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING FUNDRAISER — The fundraiser will take place at school on Saturday, December 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tell friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors about our event. See the flyer sent home with your student. More flyers are available in the office.
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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