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Laurelhurst ENewsletter – September 10th, 2017

Laurelhurst PTA News

September 10, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • 9/11, Mon – 1st Day of Kindergarten
  • 9/13, Wed – School ends at 1:10 p.m. (every Wednesday)
  • 9/18, Mon – PTA General Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Library
  • 9/18, Mon – PTA Reflections Art Projects Begin
  • 9/26, Tues – Curriculum Night 6 p.m.
  • October – Walk to School Month

News from the PTA

Welcome Kindergartners!
Kindergarten starts tomorrow – Monday, Sept. 11th!
Hope you have an amazing year!


Mark your calendars for Curriculum Night!  – Tuesday, September 26th at 6 p.m.
Please note this is a parents/caregivers only event – please make childcare arraments.


New Start and End Times

Our School year will be a little different this year, please note the new start and end times – 7:55 a.m. (line-up by 7:50 a.m.) – 2:25 p.m. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri; and every Wednesday, school ends at 1:10 p.m. Please make after school arrangements for your child(ren), and help them understand the new school schedule.


Join us for the 26th annual PTA Auction on Friday, Dec. 8th.
Buy your Early Bird Tickets Now!

Tickets $70 with the early bird discount, now through September 30th.
Buy your tickets here

   
When: Friday, December 8th, 2017
Where: The Mountaineers Center at Magnuson Park

Don’t forget to submit your donation(s) to the PTA Auction by filling out the Laurelhurst PTA Auction Procurement form

100% of all profits raised go directly towards enrichment programs that round out your child’s education at Laurelhurst.

Questions?  Contact your auction chairs Alyssa Grundmeyer at [email protected] or Christine Bagley at [email protected]

News from Staff & Administration

Reading & Math Tutor positions available at Laurelhurst! 

Join the dedicated and enthusiastic tutoring staff who work individually, or in small groups, advancing student’s skills.  Recess duty is also part of the job. We are looking for people interested in working at the school two to five days a week.
Reading tutors hours are 8:50 am-12:50 pm
Math tutors hours are 11 am – 2:15 pm

A minimum of two day commitment required for either. Please contact Sarah Talbot through Kristina Cerise [email protected]


Got Chargers? Laurelhurst Elementary received 400 refurbished Kindles to be used in our classrooms. This generous gift did not come with chargers. Since the Kindle is compatible with Android phone chargers, we are requesting anyone +who has extra chargers (maybe tangled in your junk drawer) to consider dropping them by the school. The more chargers… the more access for our kids. Additional chargers will be purchased as needed!


Recess monitors needed- Our fantastic tutors, who also serve as recess monitors, do not start their work until a few weeks into school. We will need volunteers to help during lunch recess, 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM, to help get our students oriented and safe. If you are available, please contact Kristina Cerise at [email protected].


Equity/Tolerance Discussion Resources – From time to time, our teachers will need to speak about the educational aspects of inequity. These discussion happen on different levels based on grade levels. It may be as simple as addressing why do some people get to eat breakfast in the classroom. Fairness is a concern to our young students and it can be hard to understand why someone gets extra support. Our newsletters we will include a resource to help parents discuss equity and tolerance at home at a developmentally appropriate level. The Teaching Tolerance website also offers many resources.  https://www.tolerance.org/

Gloria and Rosa Make Beautiful Music   by (K-2)    Two friends who attend different schools in the same community learn that one of their schools has no instruments for their music program, while the other has multiple different kinds. They use their friendship and musical abilities to confront this inequity and try to bring about change.

(Text can be found at https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/fall-2014/gloria-and-rosa-make-beautiful-music)

 

Rose Blanche  by Christopher Gallaz (3-5)

During World War II, a young German girl, Rose Blanche, inadvertently discovers a concentration camp not far from her town. She travels there frequently, taking food to the children on the other side of the barbed wire and meets a haunted fate the day she discovers the camp is gone.

(Available at on-line book stores)

News from LASER

LEAPS REGISTRATION: Registration for the fall session of the LEAPs (Laurelhurst Enrichment After-school Programs) begins on Friday, September 1st at 8 am.   Due to the earlier bell times, there will only be after-school classes. The fall session will run from September 18th to December 15th.
Please visit www.laserchildcare.org/LEAPs.html to register. For more questions contact Robby at [email protected] or (206)523-3123.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT: Friday, September 22nd: Parent Night Out at LASER @ Bryant. Dinner, group games, arts & crafts, snack and movie. 6:30 pm to 11 pm. Use this site to register: bryantlaserpno.eventbrite.com/

For more info contact Robby at
[email protected]  or (206) 523-3123

News From the Community

One on One Basketball

Pre-Season Player Development Programs (Ages 6-15) – starts next week!
Ravenna CC, Queen Anne CC, Meadowbrook CC, Magnuson CC, Northgate CC
– our nationally renown progressive basketball individual skills class
– shooting technique, efficient ball-handling, effective passing, smart defense

One on One Instructional Basketball League (Grades K-2nd)
Meadowbrook CC (Saturday Mornings) begins November 4th!
– learn to play the One on One way!  weekly fundamental skills stations & scrimmages
– recruit a team of up to 10 from your school or register individually and be drafted!

Fall Pure Stroke Shooting Clinic – starts next week!
Ravenna CC, Meadowbrook CC
– learn all about proper shooting mechanics and how to fix your own shot
– This 8-week clinic is guaranteed to make you a better shooter!

School Day Off Hoops Camp
Meadowbrook CC (Friday, October 13th)
– On your day off from school, don’t stay home bored, come get BETTER!

Space is limited…check the schedule of classes below and register today!

http://seattle-washington.1on1basketball.com/

Questions?  Call or email Coach Michie at 206-715-3443 or [email protected]

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Fall & Winter Art Classes at Wunderkind

Squirrelly Workshop has put together an incredible line-up of arts & crafts classes every Wednesday & Thursday throughout the fall and winter at Wunderkind.  Wunderkind also offers after-class care if you need additional coverage after class. Check out the details on their website and register soon as classes start next week, Wednesday, September 13th just in time for the first early release day for Seattle Public Schools: https://www.squirrellyworkshop.com/big-kids-classes

Do you have news to share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due by Fridays at Noon. Email submissions to [email protected]. Please email submissions as you would like to see printed in the body of the email.

PTA Newsletter Team

Karina Kunins, Nella Synge & Gayle Christensen

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Literacy Month Kicks-off March 1st!

March is Literacy Month!

We are kicking off Literacy Month this week! Please mark your calendars with “Dress as You Favorite Literary Character” Day on Friday, March 10th and the Literacy Night Book Swap and Game Night on Wednesday, March 29th! We will have two buddy class activities – “Read-aloud with your Buddy” and a Literary Themed Door Decorating Contest for the K-2 Classes which their 3-5 Buddies classes will help with. Reading Logs will be coming home. Please have your student record and bring to school each day. We will be tracking our minutes in the lobby trying to reach a school goal of 100,000 minutes!!!

If you are able to help keep the fun going, please sign up here… http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f44a8ae238-laurelhurst1

Click here for the literacy month calendar 2017

Teacher Book Recommendations:

Hot off the presses! Our teacher book recommendation list has been reorganized by reading level rather than grade level. Click here for the 2017 teachers recommendations complete list but here is a sample of teachers favorites!

  •     Ms. Thomas is “Yes,Yes,Yes” about No David (F) by David Shannon
  •     Roller Coaster (K) by Marla Frazee put Ms. Grant head over heels.
  •     Ms. Isaacson can’t stop yapping about Skippy Jon Jones (M) by Judy Schachner
  •     Ms. Tutt is a Mariners Fan so she can’t help loving the underachiever in the The Hank Zipzer books (R) by Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver
  •     Climb over a wall with Ms Backenstose and Mandy (S) for fun and adventure by Julie Andrews.
  •     Mr. Howard is almost as devoted to Where the Red Fern Grows  (X) by Wilson Rawls as Old Dan and Little Ann are to Billy. Eight paws up!

*Clicking on the title takes you to the Scholastic Books Description

 

 

 

 

Weekly Newsletter – January 9th – 13, 2017

Laurelhurst PTA News

January 8, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • 1/9, Mon – General PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m., at the Duchess Tavern (SEE NOTE BELOW!)
  • 1/13, Fri – Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly, 2:40 p.m., cafeteria
  • 1/16, Mon – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday
  • 1/23, Mon – School Tour
  • 1/26, Thurs – Principal’s Monthly Chat, evening
  • 2/1, Wed – No School – Day Between Semesters

News from the PTA

General PTA Meeting Monday, January 9th at the Duchess! 

Happy New Year!!!! We hope your student’s first few days back to school have been smooth!

A General PTA meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 9th.  Please join the PTA Board at The Duchess Tavern-  2827 NE 55th Street – between 7:00pm and 8:30pm to ring in the new year, and celebrate our hard work and dedication to our kids and school. The PTA Board members will be there to chat, answer questions, listen to your suggestions, or just find out who we are!

Come for a few minutes or stay the whole time!  We have no agenda, no business to discuss, simply a great opportunity to socialize with the PTA Board and engage with other Laurelhurst parents after a long winter break! Hope to see you there!

Aimee Horn and Liza Luboff
PTA Co-Presidents

Author/Illustrator Paul Owen Lewis to Visit
Art Explorers and Mr. Brown, our librarian, have been busy getting ready for February Literacy Month! Monday, February 6th, NW native, Paul Owen Lewis will be visiting our school.  He wrote the children’s book Davy’s DreamFrog Girl and Storm Boy. More information at paulowenlewis.com. Your child will have the opportunity to buy one or more of his books and he will sign them. We will slowly turn our main hallway into an Orca pod swimming, sailboat gliding water way. Keep your eyes peeled for a very LARGE Orca whale that may enter the library soon!! Thank you supportive PTA, Art Explorers and Mr. Brown for helping fund this Author/Illustrator event!!

Math Challenge
Thank you to all our students and families who have participated in Laurelhurst Math Challenge. We had fabulous participation and our students continue to do fantastic work! We have completed 5 Math Challenges and are a third of the way through. This time at our prize distribution we also acknowledged all the students who participated in each of challenges 1-5. We will start fresh for 6-10 and students who participate in all 5 challenges will also be acknowledged with a prize at the prize distribution for challenge 10.
Challenge 6 is underway and is due Monday, January 9th. Prizes will be distributed on Wednesday, January 11th. Challenge 7 will be available on Friday, January 13th at the website Current Math Challenge. Students may also check detailed solutions of all previous challenges at this site as well if they are curious about answers to tricky problems. 

Math Challenge #5
Grade Leaders
K Andrew Jeon
1 Leo Zhang
2 Perrie Ausk (School Leader perfect score!)
3 Ben Frischer and Christopher Blackburne
4 Emerson Gouk and Sadie Howard
5 Devon Harrison

Challenge 5 Participation Winners
1st Grader Toren Dodge; 2nd Grader Jack Farrall; and 5th Grader Haylee Londergun

Challenge 1-5 Participation Acknowledgement!
1st Grade     Alison Cogan, Emily Cogan, Leo Zhang
2nd Grade    Arya Atashi, Perrie Ausk, Anahita Atashi
3rd Grade    Eric Donnelly, Thor Shearer, Greg Williams
4th Grade    Charlotte Swapp
5th Grade    Steiger Dodge

Any student who wants help with Math Challenge can meet in the library on Mondays at 2nd recess.

Looking for a Way to Volunteer? 
Consider joining the interview team at LES by attending the special training provided by Seattle Public Schools. If you have already completed the training thru SPS please email contact information to PTA secretary [email protected] to ensure our list for LES administrators is complete.

Do You Speak Another Language Fluently?
Would you be willing to interpret  for new or existing families for a one time, or on an as-needed basis for school events and classroom events? Or would you be willing to translate documents for the PTA to better communicate with our families who are have English as a second language, or are English language learners? If this sounds like a good use of your skill set, please email contact information, and language spoken to PTA secretary [email protected]. Information will be kept for PTA and administration use.

News from Staff and Administration

News from the Head Teacher, Mr. Benson
We are planning a morning assembly near the beginning of each month through the remainder of the year.  Our goal is to highlight things that students are doing really well, focus on specific positive behavior expectations,  and introduce any upcoming spirit days.  My intention is to maintain a positive and upbeat feeling and help build a stronger sense of shared community as a school, all within a short 15 minute timeframe.  The tentative schedule for morning assemblies is as follows:

Thu, 1/5
Mon, 2/6
Mon, 3/6
Mon, 4/3
Mon, 5/8
Mon, 6/5

News from LASER

Spring LEECS Classes — Register Now
Spring classes begin the week of January 9, including Spanish (new vendor), tennis, drama, chess, art, coding, and more. To register online, click here: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/LASERChildcare.
Questions: Contact Laurel Gross at [email protected]

News from the Community

Cooktails and Conversation: Fully Funding Education, Saturday, January 28, 3-5 PM
Representative Jessyn Farrell will be hosting a gathering in her home so members of our community can learn more about ​this upcoming legislative session, the fight to fully fund our state’s public schools, and the importance of the parent voice in Olympia and Washington’s Paramount Duty’s work. Washington’s Paramount Duty (WPD) is a  grassroots effort, which seeks to compel our state to fulfill its constitutional obligation to amply fund public schools. K-12 public education has been underfunded for decades.

Washington’s Paramount Duty is a statewide, parent-led effort aimed at building a broad base of grassroots support for closing the gap and fully funding basic education. Many have advocated for Washington’s students and our public schools, but for the first time parents are organizing a statewide effort for our children. As an untapped resource, parents bring great potential and unique credibility to this effort. They and their children’s lives are touched by all consequences of the funding gap and their agenda is the well-being and education of all children enrolled in our public schools. Check out their website at paramountduty.org.

Please come to my house, have a glass of wine and learn about what WPD have done so far and what is yet to come. This will also be an opportunity for you to make a contribution to their effort. Thank you in advance for your support!”  Address will be provided upon rsvp. Please rsvp to Tali Rauch at [email protected].

Kids Night Out @ Wunderkind – Friday, January 13 from 5:30-9:00pm
Squirrelly Workshop has put together a fun evening for the kids involving sewing, pizza and movies so that parents can get out and enjoy an evening out as well. First they’ll do a little sewing, and make super adorable stuffed animal buddies out of (new) colorful socks. Then they’ll enjoy pizza, popcorn, and the movie Lilo & Stitch to keep in theme with the evening. Hey parents, let’s see who has more fun! $65 per person, or $120 for two. Register at http://www.squirrellyworkshop.com/big-kids-classes

Northeast Seattle Little League Registration is Open for the 2017 Season
Spring is just around the corner so it’s time for kids to gear up for baseball, softball, and tee ball with Northeast Seattle Little League (NESLL)! For kids 5-6 years old, NESLL’s tee ball program is a great way to introduce the game. NESLL’s softball program is a great way to get young girls involved in athletics and be a part of championship teams. NESLL’s baseball program is for boys and girls ages 6-16 and a great opportunity to learn about teamwork and the fundamentals of the game. For parents, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities within the league and with your child’s team.

Please go to www.NESLL.net to start the registration process. For baseball and tee ball questions contact [email protected]. For softball questions contact Scott Rossick at [email protected].

UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars
Registration opens January 5th for Winter session. The Robinson Center for Young Scholars offers fun, engaging and exiting Saturday Enrichment classes for students in grades K-8. Classes are meant to be fun and stimulating. There is no homework or extra work outside of classes. Classes are open to all students. Classes are also free to any student receiving free or reduced lunch. More information at:
https://robinsoncenter.uw.edu/programs/enrichment/saturday/curriculum/

Red Ochre Art Studio Classes for Children
Red Ochre Children’s Art Program, Winter 2017 Classes begin January 9. Ceramics, Mosaic and Pastel Drawing: Inspired by the Arts of Latin America. This season, give your child the gift of time for art and creativity with a fun class at Red Ochre Art Studio. For more information and to register, visit www.redochreartstudio.com. Questions: Contact Sandy Miller at [email protected].

Do you have news to share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due by Fridays at Noon. Email submissions to [email protected]. Please email submissions as you would like to see printed in the body of the email.

PTA Newsletter Team

Mindy Iwen, Judy Findley, Karina Kunins, & Nella Synge

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Weekly Newsletter – Dec. 11th – 16th, 2016

LaurelhurstPTA News

December 11, 2016

Upcoming Events

  • 12/15, Thur – Principal’s Monthly Chat, 9:40 a.m., Library
  • 12/16, Fri – One Hour Early Dismissal for Winter Break, 2:45 p.m.
  • 12/19 – 1/2 – No School – Winter Break
  • 1/3,Tues – School resumes – Welcome Back!
  • 1/9, Mon – General PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library

News from the PTA Auction

Auction Items are Still Available
-Kindergarten and 5th Grade portraits are on display in the front hall, $35.
Laurelhurst Bear Beanies, $25.
-Sign up Parties — only a few spots left in many parties:
  • Bingo Karaoke Night (Only 3 spots left!)
  • Pickles and Pinots Summer (Only 1 spot left!)
  • 1st Grade parent Party (Only 1 spot left!)
  • Kid’s Zumba Party and Brunch with Athleta (First party already sold out!)
  • Class of 2017 5th Grade Parent Party
  • 2nd Grade Kickball Party
  • Espresso Martini Night
  • Robotics Coding Breakfast (First party already sold out!)
  • Margaritas for the Senoritas (Only 5 Spots!)
Purchase any of the items above through the school office.  Please make checks payable to the Laurelhurst Elementary PTA. Receipts from your auction night purchases will be mailed out early this week. And, don’t forget to request employer matching. 
Thank you, again, from the entire Laurelhurst Elementary PTA Board. With your generosity, we are able to make incredible contributions to your children’s educational experience.  

News from the PTA

Laurelhurst Elementary Giving Wreath
Don’t forget to take a tag from the Giving Wreath and purchase a gift for a Laurelhurst family in need. Our 2016 Giving Wreath is outside the school office in the main hallway. New tags are added every day. Please return gifts before winter break. It is all strictly confidential.We are also collecting $25 grocery store gift cards for our Laurelhurst families in need. Please drop them off with Lynne in the school office.
Questions: Contact Laura Tutt, [email protected], Sue Backenstose, [email protected], or Jen Anderson, [email protected].


PTA-Sponsored Math Circle
Thank you for enrolling in the Prime Factor Math Circle. Math Circles will begin Tuesday, January 10 for the 4/5 class in Ms Bonn’s room and Wednesday, January 11 for the 3/4 class in Mrs. Tutt’s room. We will be contacting enrolled families this week with welcome information.
Questions: Contact Judy Findley, co-VP Supportive Ed, at [email protected]


Math Club
Math Club will be returning in 2017! Please click on the grade level link to sign up to volunteer for Math Club every week, or any week:

Kindergarten (Library): Monday, January 23, 30 and February 6, 13
1st grade (Room 8): Tuesday, February 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr 4
2nd grade (Room 13): Thursday, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25
3rd grade (Library): Monday, Feb 27, March 6, 13 20, 27, April 3
4th/5th grade (Library): Monday, April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

Student sign-ups will follow as we establish enough supervision — we must have parent volunteers to run the club. If we have more sign-ups than slots available, priority will be given to participants who have a parent volunteering.
Questions: Contact Beth Cogan at 206-250-9559 or [email protected]


2016/17 Laurelhurst Directory App Now Available!     
If you were a DirectorySpot user last year, then you don’t need to do anything: just log in (same username and password) and you will see the new data. If you’re a NEW user, you have been set up and can download DirectorySpot for free from the App Store (iPhone users) or Google Play (Android users), or you can also access the data from the web. Make sure to check out all the DirectorySpot features (auto dial when touch phone number or auto text when “hold” on phone number, auto map when touch address, auto email when touch email address).
Questions: Contact Molly Black at [email protected]


Attention 2nd Grade Families! Backpack Brigade Needs Food and Cash Donations
December is 2nd Grade’s month for contributing to Backpack Brigade. Drop off your food donations in the bin located near the school office, cash or checks can be given to Lynne at the school office. Make checks payable to “Backpack Brigade”. Remember just $25 can provide 5 backpacks full of healthy meals and snacks! Many thanks to all of our families who have contributed so far!
Questions: Contact Karina Kunins at [email protected].

News from the Administration

Plastic Bags Needed in School Office
If you have extra plastic bags (like the old-school-out-of-Seattle-city-limits-style bags), please donate them to the school office. They are used for soiled clothes and they have run out of bags.

Questions: Contact Kristina Cerise at [email protected]eattleschools.org.

News from LASER

General PTA Meeting Childcare:

  • Monday, January 9, 6:30-9:15 p.m.
  • Monday, March 6, 6:30-9:15 p.m.
  • Monday, May 8, 6:30-9:15 p.m.

The cost is $10 per child. LASER requests a minimum of 10 children signed up for the childcare to happen. Please make your reservation as soon as possible, so all families can benefit. Register online:  https://laurelhurstptacare.eventbrite.com

News from the District

Seattle Council PTSA Meetings about $74 Million Shortfall for 2017-18 School Year
Seattle Public Schools faces a significant budget shortfall for next school year–a projected $74 million.

The SCPTSA is hosting community budget gap meetings where Seattle Schools staff will explain the budget numbers, and PTA members and the community can collaborate on actions we can take together to motivate the Legislature to act. The meetings are, as follows:
  • Tuesday, Dec 13, Ballard High School, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec 15, South Shore PreK-8 School, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • TuesdayJan 3, Franklin High School, 6:30-8 p.m.

You can find more information about the budget shortfall from Seattle Public schools at:  https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=16682292#action

Learn more about PTA advocacy at: http://scptsa.org/advocacy/

News from the Community

Red Ochre Art Studio Classes for Children
Red Ochre Children’s Art Program, Winter 2017 Classes begin January 9. Ceramics, Mosaic and Pastel Drawing: Inspired by the Arts of Latin America. This season, give your child the gift of time for Art and Creativity with a fun class at Red Ochre Art Studio. For more information and to register, visit www.redochreartstudio.com.

Questions: Contact Sandy Miller at [email protected]

A Story about Giving
For the past three birthdays, 11-year-old Marcel hasn’t asked for presents. Instead, he’s using his birthday as a chance to help other children with the gift of a wish to Make-A-Wish. “It’s important to help ill kids,” said Marcel. “They‘re going through treatment. They need something to take their mind off of it, to make them feel better.”

“What inspired me is seeing kids with illnesses, and knowing that Make-A-Wish needs money to grant their wishes,” said Marcel. Each year, Marcel collects donations for Make-A-Wish instead of birthday gifts. Now, Marcel has made a yearly tradition of foregoing birthday gifts in favor of donations, though his friends occasionally give him gifts and beautiful homemade cards in addition to donations. He hand-delivers the money to the Make-A-Wish office in Seattle each year. “You feel proud; you realize your kids become your teachers in ways you never imagined,” said Gina, Marcel’s mom, of her son’s donations.

Do you have news to share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due by Fridays at Noon. Email submissions to laurelhurstpta[email protected]. Please email submissions as you would like to see printed in the body of the email.

PTA Newsletter Team

Mindy Iwen, Judy Findley, Karina Kunins, & Nella Synge

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Laurelhurst Newsletter – week of Nov. 6th

Laurelhurst PTA News

November 6, 2016

Upcoming Events

  • 11/9, Wed – STEAM Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cafeteria
  • 11/10, Thur – Picture Retakes
  • 11/11, Fri – NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day Holiday
  • 11/14, Mon – PTA General Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library
  • 11/16, Wed – Early Dismissal, Staff Professional Development, 1:45 p.m.
  • 11/17, Thur – Art Reflections Celebration, 6:30 p.m.
  • 11/21 – 23 – NO SCHOOL, Parent Teacher Conferences By Appointment – All Parents Participate
  • 11/24 – 25 – NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/2, Fri – PTA Auction, at the Mountaineers, 6 p.m.

News from the PTA

Important Reminder:

NO SCHOOL – THIS FRIDAY, November 11th!
It’s Veteren’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11th. Please make your childcare arrangements if you haven’t already done so.


First S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
Night of the Year!

Please join us Wednesday, November 9th from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the cafeteria for our first STEAM event this year! Get ready to play creative computer games coded by students! ‘Creative Coding 4 Kids’ will join us to answer questions about supporting your child’s interest in computer coding. And of course we will have plenty of math board games. So come for a fun evening of coding and games.


Attention 3rd Grade Families! Backpack Brigade Needs Food and Cash Donations!

November is 3rd Grade’s Month for contiubuting to our Backpack Brigade weekly program providing much needed weekend food to our own Laurelhurst student community in-need! Drop-off your food donations in the bin located near the front office, cash or checks can be given to Lynne at the front office (make checks out to “Backpack Brigade”).

*Remeber just $25 can provide 5 backpacks full of healthy meals and snacks!*

Many thanks to all of our families who have contributed so far!

Questions? Contact Karina Kunins at [email protected]


Thank you! Kids’ Carnival Team!

A huge “Thank you!” goes out to our Kids Carnival team! Under the leadership of Sara Wietholter, Desiree Jordaan and Jen Lindsey our kids were treated to a fun night full of games, treats, prizes and BUNNIES!  Thank you to all of the parent volunteers that helped them pull it off.   Another successful carnival is in the books!


General PTA Meeting – Next Monday

Please join us at the following General PTA Meeting, all are invited and welcome:

  • Monday, November 14th from 6:30 – 9:15pm, Library 
LASER childcare is available (please see LASER info below)


Speak-up For Better Start and End Times Next Year

Dear All,

NOW IS THE TIME TO HELP PUSH for a Two Tier bus system, and thus better start and end times — No kids going to school in the dark and no kids getting out of school after dark.  As most everyone likely knows, with the additional 20 minutes/day next year, the current 3 Tier bus system will result in later and/or earlier start and end times.  Moreover, If the end times are even later next year, our kids’ ability to participate in after school extra curricular activities will be very limited.

My understanding is that Pegi McEvoy, Assistant Superintendent of Operations (and also oversees Transportatioin), has been supporting a push for two tiers and is diligently looking for efficiencies.

Here are the things you can do:

1) LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD ON THIS.  What resonates the most is safety issues, and hindrances from getting to specialized services like occupational therapy, add’l special ed support, tutoring, speech therapy, etc. before the end of the business day.  Send this message to other families in your school community.

There are lots of individual reasons but it also needs to be something that hits at the school boards’ priorities/mission for them to allocate funds.

2) Attend the Wednesday, 11/16 School Board meeting.  I believe this is the night of the final vote. You can sign up to give public testimony.   People need to come out in droves.  IF YOU CAN’T SPEAK, BRING SIGNS! The way you sign up is: at 8am (on the dot!) the Monday prior, e-mail
[email protected] or call (206) 252-0040.  You must include your legal name, telephone number, e-mail address, and the topic you would like to address.  Meeting location: John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence 2445 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134. Meeting time – 4:15-8pm.

3) Send an email to the following address with your additional comments: [email protected]
And/or email all school board members:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

4) Attend any school board member’s upcoming community meeting:

  • Jill Geary-Sat.11/12 from 10-12 @ NE Seattle Library Branch
  • Stephen Blanford- Sat. 11/12 10am-12pm @ Douglass-Truth Library
  • Scott Pinkham – Sat. 11/19 3:45-5:15 Northgate Branch Seattle public Library.

5) Create a petition for two tiers (write a letter that is sent to all the above email addresses and Larry Nyland) in the new context of the 20 minute add-on to the school day and the 1 hour reduction once a week and circulate it on this thread, facebook, for revitalized support.
Last Fall not many knew about the two tier push and it was diluted by the priority of getting the flipped bell time schedule voted through for middle schoolers and high schoolers.

Thank you for reading!

Beth Golub Joffe
[email protected]

News from the Auction

COUNTDOWN! The Laurelhurst Auction is Friday, Dec 2nd “Apres SkiBuy Your Tickets and Reserve a Table NOW! 

100% of all profits raised will go directly towards programs that round out your child’s education at Laurelhurst.

Picture a school without music or art instruction, without math or reading specialists, without STEAM nights or school assemblies… It is a bleak picture. We need YOU to help make our fundraising goals! So, get your friends onboard, buy your tickets and get ready for a night of great fun!
*MARK YOUR CALENDARS!*
Dine Out For Laurelhurst at Mioposto! All day Tuesday, November 15th, 50% of all the proceeds will go directly to the Laurelhurst PTA! 

Questions?  Contact our team:  Procurement:  Narelle Glynn: [email protected] & Beth Joffe: [email protected]; Co-chairs:  Lisa Coulter: [email protected] & Alyssa
Grundmeyer: [email protected]

News from the Teachers and Administration

Colds and Flu Season Reminders

Happy Fall! We are two months into the school year and already seeing cold symptoms here at school. The health of our students, staff and families depends on every one minimizing the spread of germs. Here are some tips on how to do your part to keep our students healthy and ready to learn:

  • Get the flu shot!!! This is the best protection from influenza.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes; teach children to use a tissue or their elbow.
  • Remind each other to wash hands frequently.
  • Help your family drink lots of water, eat well and get plenty of rest.
  • Keep your student home and away from others if they:
    • Have a fever (100.4+)
    • Are sneezing, coughing, and have a drippy nose. Frequent coughing spells disrupt teaching lessons, the concentration of others in the classroom, and is exhausting to your child. Recovering in the comfort of home is the best for kids.
    • Are otherwise and obviously not feeling well.
  • Have a plan for who will take care for your sick child if you cannot stay home, as we do not have staff or space to take care of sick students at school.

It’s time for Hearing and Vision Screening and Nurse Darci needs Volunteers!!

In an effort to be efficient and have the kids out of class as little as possible, I need the help of some wonderful volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, e-mail Nurse Darci at: [email protected]
(please include which days you would be available)

News from LASER

LASER Family Game Night, Thursday, November 10th 6:30 pm-8 pm
Please join us for LASER Family Game Night!  Play board games and group games with LASER families and staff.  This will be a low-key, fun-filled evening.  Non-LASER siblings and family are welcome!
Games will be provided, but please bring a nut-free snack to share.

For questions and to R.S.V.P please email Robby at [email protected].org.

Day Camp, Friday, November 11th, 7 am to 6 pm
LASER @ Bryant location
$50 per child
Field trip to Lynnwood Bowl & Skate

To sign up, please register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com

We will also be providing care during the upcoming General PTA meetings on:

  • Monday, November 14th from 6:30 – 9:15pm
  • Monday, January 9th from 6:30 – 9:15pm
  • Monday, March 6th from 6:30 – 9:15pm
  • Monday, May 8th from 6:30 – 9:15pm

The cost is $10 per child.

If you’d like to sign up for care on any of those dates, please register online at: https://laurelhurstptacare.eventbrite.com

Early Dismissal, Wednesday, November 16th
LASER will open two hours early on Wednesday afternoon at school dismissal time.  Closing time will still be 6:30 pm.  If you are already signed up for care on Wednesday afternoons, you do not need to sign up for care on these early dismissal days.

Parent Night Out, Friday, November 18th, 6:30 pm to 11 pm
LASER @ Bryant location
$25 per child, $15 for each additional sibling.
Dinner, movie, snack, group game and craft provided.
Minibus transportation is available from Laurelhurst.

To sign up, please register online at: https://bryantlaserpno.eventbrite.com

Thanksgiving Break Day Camp, Monday, November 21st – Wednesday November 23rd, 7 am to 6 pm
LASER @ Bryant location
$50 per child per day
Field trips to Family Fun Center, Mountlake Terrace Pool & Woodland Park Zoo

To sign up, please register online at:
https://bryantthanksgivingcamp.eventbrite.com

Questions? please email [email protected] or call (206) 523-3123

Have a wonderful day!

LASER Childcare
LASER is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

News from the Community

Thanksgiving Break Art Classes @ Wunderkind

Squirrelly Workshop will be hosting surprise holiday gift making classes over the Thanksgiving break at Wunderkind.  Morning, afternoon, or full-day sessions will be offered between 10 AM and 3:30 PM on Monday, 11/21 and Tuesday, 11/22.  Each of these gift making classes will be unique, so children may attend just one class, or all four!  Kids will create at least two or three special gifts in each session, wrapped and ready to give.  From drawing and painting to textile arts and block printing, we will get messy, explore multiple art forms, build self-esteem, and experience the joy of holiday gift giving.  Each class is $60, or bring lunch and stay for the full day for $110.  

Visit http://www.squirrellyworkshop.com/big-kids-classes to register.


JazzED Introductory Ensemble

Is your child new to school band? Have they dabbled in church music, piano lessons or drumming?  Your child can start their musical future with a solid foundation in the award-winning JazzED Introductory Ensemble! As you know, music equips students with 21st century skills for lifelong success. But most importantly…it’s fun! After-school rehearsals and small group lessons, November-May 2017. Scholarships are easy to get. Payment plans available to every family. Get info and registration link at seattlejazzed.org/intro or call 206-324-JAZZ (5299).  Seattle JazzED Intro Ensemble – enrolling grades 4 & 5 now!


Creative Coding for Kids Camps

At our All-Day Camps, beginner and advanced students increase their coding and problem solving skills by creating games and animations while having a bunch of fun with old and new friends. Your students will love being able to spend the day building and creating, and our all-day program will give you peace of mind knowing your children are in a safe, enriching environment on their days off from school.

Dates:  Thanksgiving Break – November 21, 22, 23
Winter Break – December 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Sign up for one day or as many as you’d like!

Times: Drop-off: 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Pick-up: 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
(Class itself runs from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm)

Two Locations:
Seattle Mountaineers Club in Magnuson Park:
7700 Sand Point Way NE  Seattle, WA 98115

The Good Shepherd Center at Meridian Park in Wallingford:
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N   Seattle, WA 98103

Cost: EARLY BIRD PRICING – $135 per day

** Extended Care is available for $20 a hour with 3 days notice.**

For more details and to register your child, please visit our website at www.creativecoding4kids.com  Then forward the link to your kids’ friends so they can get in on the fun!


Roosevelt Area Select Veterans Day Basketball Camp FRIDAY, NOV. 11th

Come join the Roosevelt Area Select staff in a 1-day skills and scrimmage camp, Nov. 11th from 9:30am-2:30pm at Calvary Christian Church.  The camp is open for boys and girls 3rd-8th grade.  Camp fee is $100 and you can register at http://www.rooseveltselect.com/ .   For more info or questions regarding the camp, please contact Chase Young at 206-930-7975 or [email protected]

Do you have news to share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due by Fridays at Noon. Email submissions to [email protected]. Please email submissions as you would like to see printed in the body of the email.

PTA Newsletter Team

Mindy Iwen, Judy Findley, Karina Kunins, & Nella Synge

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Laurelhurst Newsletter – week of October 24th

Laurelhurst PTA News

October 23, 2016

Upcoming Events

  • 10/25, Tues – Watch D.O.G.S. Dads & Kids Pizza Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cafeteria
  • 10/26, Wed – 1:45 p.m. EARLY DISMISSAL, Staff Professional Development
  • 10/27, Thurs – Principal’s Monthly Chat, 9:40 a.m., Library
  • 10/27, Thurs – Parent University, 6-8 p.m.
  • 10/28, Fri – Kids’ Carnival, 5-8 p.m., Gym and Cafeteria
  • 10/28, Fri – Deadline for Reflections Art Submissions
  • 10/31, Mon – Halloween Parade and classroom parties, 2:40 p.m.
  • 11/9, Wed – STEAM Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cafeteria
  • 11/10, Thur – Picture Retakes
  • 11/11, Fri – NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day Holiday
  • 11/14, Mon – PTA General Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library

Important Reminder:

  • 2 hour Early Dismissal – Wednesday, October 26th at 1:45 p.m.

October 27th, from 6 to 8 p.m. we will be offering Parent University

This is an opportunity to learn about many topics that might be of interest to Laurelhurst parents, including:

  • Dr. Stephanie King talking about special education
  • Peter Klein describing the SBA test, including showing parents sample tests and questions and helping parents sign up for schoology pages
  • Cheryl Manor discussing Charters and how to make them in a family
  • Lisa Busalacchi talking about Math games families can play at home
  • Annika Shore presenting information about sex education and strategies for talking to children in age-appropriate ways about sex
  • Megan Reinmann presenting information about executive functioning and the way children’s brains develop
  • Ellen Reid discussing reading development and the way children develop reading skills
  • Reema Ziadeh helping families prepare for the transition to middle school

Please join us! We hope to see you there!


Don’t Miss the Spook-tacular FUN!
Kids’ Carnival is this Friday, October 28th from 5-8 p.m. 

In order for Kids’ Carnival to be a success, we need many parent volunteers! If you’re planning to attend the carnival anyway, please consider helping out and signing up for a time-slot. (Scroll down to find our booth)

Thanks again for helping to make this a success!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4ba9ad2baafc1-laurelhurst1

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Some highlights:
– Make sure to check out our new exciting booth this year (in room 9), Pet-a-Bunny, with live bunnies that the children can hold and pet
– wax hands and frisbee paint
– carnival games

Contact Sara Weitholter ([email protected]), Desiree Jordaan ([email protected]), or Jennifer Lindsey ([email protected]) with any questions.


Math Challenge Update: Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Math Challenge. We had fabulous participation and our students did fantastic work!

Congratulations to our winners of the first Math Challenge! All of our winners received prizes thanks to the generousity of the Laurelhurst PTA and local business Math N Stuff, http://mathnificent.com/Math-N-StuffStore/.

Grade Leaders
K Axel Deng-Ling
1 Leo Zhang
2 Perrie Ausk
3 Anna Zommers
4 Sirada Thepaksorn **School Leader
5 Steiger Dodge

Particpation Winner
K-1 Ella Wobbrock
2-3 Alice Aronchick
4-5 Charlotte Swapp

Here is the link to the Laurelhurst Elementary Math Challenge Page…  http://www.mathinaction.org/laurelhurst-elementary.html  

Math Challenge 2 Papers are due tomorrow October 24th and the third Math Challenge will be posted on the above website on October 28th In order for students to be considered for prizes, their papers will need to be turned into the red box by the front office by 4 PM on the deadline date. Prizes will be distributed at lunch on the Wed following the deadline.

If there are any questions, please let me know! [email protected]


Art Explores: Monet in the Spot Light

Art Explorers are kicking off this month with the children learning about the famous French artist, Claude Monet.  Parents from your child’s classroom will be coming in to present a power point and an art project into your child’s classroom. Watch the hallways come alive with water lilies inspired by the French artist Claude Monet.  If you would like to help in your child’s classroom, please let us know.  Thank you!
Laura Wright – [email protected]
Summer Carlton – [email protected]


October is Walk to School Month, aka. “Walktober”

One more week till the end of October! Get your calendars ready to turn in!

A tracking calendar was sent home and extra copies can be picked up at school.


Parents needed: Are you interested in serving on a hiring committee?  

The PTA and Dr. Talbot are compiling a list of names of all parents who have had the required training thru SPS, and are ready to participate in interview teams.

If you have had training completed, please email Laurelhurst PTA secretary – Kathy Thomas: [email protected] with your name and your contact information – email and phone number.

This information will be forwarded to Dr. Talbot, with the goal of having 2 parents on each staff interview team, and a list of parents ready to participate in the process.

If you are interested in serving on an upcoming interview team, but have not yet been trained, please plan to attend one of the Site-Based Interview training sessions. (Please be aware that ALL persons involved in the sitebased interviewing and screening must have attended this training.)

Next Training:  Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Auditorium at John Standford Center

For more information click here 

 News from the Auction

AUCTION AUCTION, READ ALL ABOUT IT! 

Congratulations to Mindy Iwen and Ben Steele, winners of this week’s KANO Computer Kit raffle!

We are raffling off 2015 KANO Computer Kits for two more weeks to all families that have donated an item(s) to the auction.  To be included in the raffle, submit your donation item via paper form or online: Click here
One entry per item donated; one win per entry.

About KANO Computers
Remaining drawings:

  • Monday, 10/24 – Second drawing (for submissions in by Friday, 10/21)
  • Monday, 11/1 – Third drawing (for submissions in by Friday, 10/28*)

[*Items donated after 10/28 are still welcome, but will not be included in auction catalog.]Thank you for these outstanding donations received this week: 

  • Woodinville wine tour – Julie Church
  • Thrive Art School – one month of free classes
  • 3 nights at Whistler – Natasha and Bill Davis
  • Australian Christmas in July – Narelle and Andrew Glynn

Don’t wait – Buy your tickets today! 

Questions?  Contact our team!

Procurement:
Narelle Glynn: [email protected] & Beth Joffe: [email protected]
Co-chairs:  Lisa Coulter: [email protected] & Alyssa Grundmeyer:[email protected]

News from the Teachers and Administration

More ways to Support the Laurelhurst Library!

Does your child have an upcoming birthday? Is there an upcoming graduation from elementary school? Are there Grandparents that would like to donate?  Please consider supporting the Laurelhurst Library anytime this year by donating a book in your child’s honor.  All you have to do is fill out the form (they are located on the table outside of the office and in the library) and send in $17.  Mr. Brown will purchase a book for your child OR you may purchase the book yourself and bring it in to the library.  A special nameplate will be placed in the book with your child’s name on it and they’ll have the first opportunity to check it out!  Questions? Contact Summer Carlton, [email protected].


Invitation to Share YOUR Musical Expertise with the Laurelhurst Elementary School Community

The Vocal Music Program at Laurelhurst Elementary School is looking for individuals with musical training and/or expertise in various musical traditions who are willing to share their abilities with the students at Laurelhurst Elementary.  Possible opportunities include planning a lesson demonstration (in coordination with the vocal music teacher) to share with one of our music classes or aiding in accompanying a grade level ensembles in one of our school-wide musical performances.  Of particular interest are individuals with expertise or experience with musical styles or traditions that may be less common to our community, though individuals with all manner of experience are desired.  This is a wonderful way to connect to our students and community in a unique, powerful and positive way.

If you are interested, please contact our vocal music teacher Bethany Grant-Rodriguez at[email protected].


Did you know about these online student resources?
Click here for more info on Raz kids, Reflex Math and Typing Agent. Scroll down to see your class login info.

News from LASER

Wednesday, October 26th Early Dismissal
LASER will open two hours early on Wednesday afternoon at school dismissal time.  Closing time will still be 6:30 pm.  If you are already signed up for care on Wednesday afternoons, you do not need to sign up for care on these early dismissal days.

LASER Family Game Night, Thursday, November 10th 6:30 pm-8 pm
Please join us for LASER Family Game Night!  Play board games and group games with LASER families and staff.  This will be a low-key, fun-filled evening.  Non-LASER siblings and family are welcome!
Games will be provided, but please bring a nut-free snack to share.

For questions and to R.S.V.P please email Robby at [email protected].org.

Friday, November 11th Day Camp
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

LASER @ Bryant location
$50 per child
Field trip to Lynnwood Bowl & Skate

To sign up, please register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com

News from the Community

ATTN: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Parents. There are still spots in the Daisy Girl Scout Troop #40196. We will meet one Friday a month from 4:15-515 PM in Room 9 at Laurelhurst Elementary on the following dates: Oct 28, Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, Mar 31, May 5, and June 2. There will be supervision in room 9 beginning at 3:45 but official Daisy activities will not begin until 4:15 so girls from other schools can arrive safely!
If you are interested in joining us, please contact Beth Cogan for more information at [email protected] or 206-250-9559 or visit the Girl Scouts of Western Washington Website. You may register directly at the Girl Scouts website https://girlscouts.secure.force.com/girl .


Dolci Baci Bakery
Artisan Baked Goods by Lisa Busalacchi

The holiday season is right around the corner!  Let us help you take away some of the stress of planning what to bring to family dinners or friendly get-togethers.  We would be happy to provide delicious artisan baked good for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
Look us up on Facebook to see our menu options. www.facebook.com/dolcibacibakery

Contact us at [email protected]


8th Annual MONSTER BASH – Fabulous Halloween Fun for the Whole Family!

RAIN or SHINE …Grab your little ghosts and goblins and fly by for a spook-tacular celebration presented by Susannah White’s THREE FEET of SUNSHINE. Come in costume for a hair-raising haunted house, pony rides and pumpkin decorating.  Kids and adults alike will enjoy Dracula’s dance-off, ghoulish games and prizes, creepy crafts, the Phantom Photo Booth, and a crazy costume contest and parade. Plus, don’t miss the Yummy Mummy Cupcake Walk, and of course, delicious Halloween Trophy Cupcakes! In celebration of our 8th annual Monster Bash, this year will feature two LIVE performances by Recess Monkey (4pm & 5pm)!  All proceeds from this fun event benefit Seattle Children’s Pediatric Advanced Care Team. Great fun for a great cause!  Bring a new, unused costume for a Seattle Children’s Hospital patient and receive an extra special trick-or-treat!

Date: Saturday, October 29th, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Rain or Shine)
Location: On the grounds of St. Stephen’s – 4805 NE 45th Street – Seattle, WA 98105 – behind Seattle Children’s Hospital (across from Laurelhurst Park)
Cost: Only a $13 “Fright Fee” for all this FUN!
Contact: threefeetofsunshine.org or [email protected] or (206) 304-9339
For more information visit THREE FEET of SUNSHINE or check us out on FACEBOOK  or view the Seattle Children’s Website


One on One Basketball Seattle Presents…

One on One Instructional Basketball League (Grades K-2nd)
Meadowbrook CC (Saturday Mornings) begins November 5th!
– learn to play the One on One way!  weekly fundamental skills stations & scrimmages
– keep your Fall soccer team together for basketball season
– recruit a team of up to 10 players from your school

Space is limited…check the schedule of classes below and register today! http://seattle-washington.1on1basketball.com/

Do you have news to share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due by Fridays at Noon. Email submissions to [email protected]. Please email submissions as you would like to see printed in the body of the email.

PTA Newsletter Team

Mindy Iwen, Judy Findley, Karina Kunins, & Nella Synge

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LASER – LEEC (Laurelhurst Elementary Enrichment Classes) Announced!

Fall 2016/17 LASER LEEC Classes

September 19th – December 16th, 2016

Sign-up online or via the information page going home in student’s 1st day packets.

Monday morning:
Spanish (8:30am-9:30am)
Monday Afternoon:
Tennis (K-5) 3:50-4:50
Drama (k-2) 3:50-4:50

 

Tuesday morning:
Math (2-5th grade) (8:30am-9:30am)
Tuesday Afternoon:
Zumba (1-5) 3:50-4:50
New Dimensions of Art (K-5) 3:50-4:50
Chess (K-5) 3:50-4:50

Wednesday morning:
French I (1 -5) and
Yoga (K-5) (8:30am-9:30am)
Wednesday Afternoon:
Golf (K-5) 3:50-4:50
Piano (K-5)
Creative Coding for Kids (2-5) 3:50-5:20

Thursday morning:
Made Sewing (2nd – 5th grade) (8-9:30)
Math (K-1) (8:30-9:30)
Lego (K-5) (8:30 – 9:30)
Thursday Afternoon:
Basketball (2-5) 3:50-4:50
Art Wizards (1-5) 3:50-4:50

Friday morning:
Chinese I (1st -5th) (8:30-9:30)
Clay Animation Network (8:30 – 9:30)
Friday Afternoon:
Lego (K-5) 3:50-4:50

SAVE THE DATE! Laurelhurst Elementary PTA Auction Dec. 2nd!

SAVE THE DATE! Laurelhurst Elementary PTA Auction
You asked for change in our fundraising efforts and now they’re coming!

Our first big change is going with a new date in a different season for the adult auction. Mark your calendars for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND!

We would like some additional input from you! Please help us to make this an exciting event for Laurelhurst parents and staff to enjoy and a successful night for the PTA by answering a few brief questions on the Survey Monkey link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LZX96Y5

Thank you for your help!

Christine Bagley and Jacque Klug
PTA Board Co VPs Ways and Means

Lisa Coulter and Alyssa Grundmeyer
2016/2017 Auction Co-Chairs