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Walk-tober 2020

Each October the Laurelhurst PTA sponsors “Walk-tober”, a walk, bike or roll to school month. We’re changing our traditional walk to school contest to a move at home contest to encourage kids and families to stay active.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Record the number of minutes each day that your student walks, bikes, scooters, or otherwise moves on the Walk-tober Calendar for the month of October.
  • Report back at the end of the month in PE class.
  • Celebrate! We will recognize our active students and celebrate our activity the first week of November!

Picture Day

Tuesday, September 22nd, is picture day at Laurelhurst. Appointments are available between 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Pictures are being taken on the Playcourt, please enter from the South Playground. Remember to wear your masks until directed otherwise and please do not gather on the playgrounds as they are closed.

For those families unable to attend picture day at school, you can schedule a time for your child’s portrait to be taken at the Yuen Lui studio. For scheduling, ordering or other questions, contact Yuen Lui Studio at 1-800-347-4687 or [email protected]

Pickup Student Materials on 9/2 and 9/3

Student books, workbooks and manipulatives have been gathered, bagged, and organized.

  • Families will arrive on the Laurelhurst South Playground at their assigned time. You will walk through the south doors of the playcourt and find the table(s) marked with your child(ren)’s teachers name. Bags will be organized alphabetically with your child’s name. Please grab your bags and exit at the opposite end of the playcourt.
  • For families who have children in the 3rd – 5th grades – After you pick up your bag, please see Mr. Brown at the end of the playcourt to checkout a device for your child(ren)
  • We ask that families send only one family member for each student, if possible.
  • Be symptom free.
  • Wear a face covering at all time.
  • Please do not congregate on either Laurelhurst playgrounds leaving the area as quickly as possible.

Families may pick up student items according to the following schedule:

Classroom Pick Up DateTime WindowClassrooms
Wednesday September 2nd  8:00 – 10:00Benson, Sullivan
Wednesday September 2nd  10:30 – 12:30  Pittman, Tutt (4th grade)
Wednesday September 2nd  1:00 – 3:00Backenstose, Tutt (5th grade)
Thursday, September 3rd8:00 – 10:00Lara, Grant, Davidson
Thursday, September 3rd10:30 – 12:30  Thomas, Bonn
Thursday, September 3rd1:00 – 3:00Anderson, Gunning, Isaacson

All School Hearts and Arrows Dance

Laurelhurst Elementary’s Hearts and Arrows All-School Family Dance is this Friday, doors opening at 6:30. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family (pay at the door). Join us for fun tunes, dancing, glow toys, and concessions with your friends and neighbors!

Scholarships are available. Please contact Emily Rosen, School Counselor (206-252-5436) for more information.

Join us for the LUAU!

Laurelhurst Luau – All School Dance benefiting the 5th grade class


Come hang ten and dance the night away at the LUAU!

Friday, February 8th – from 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Cafeteria

There will be a lip sync contest (sign-ups in the Library), photo booth, and concessions for purchase.

Tickets available at the door – $5 per child, or $20 per family

Scholarships available through Emily Rosen email:



Support Community Outreach with Scrip

Scrip has returned to Laurelhurst Elementary! The PTA is selling gift cards. The proceeds are earmarked for the Laurelhurst Elementary Commuity Outreach Fund.
Families can purchase scrip by contacting Beth Cogan at [email protected] or by visiting our table on Thursday, Nov 15 (7:40-8:10 am) and Friday, Nov 16 (2:15-2:40 pm) on the  North Playground.
We are collecting grocery gift cards which will be distributed through our counselor to support Food Stability over the Thanksgiving holidays. These cards can be purchased from or dropped off at the table.

Order and pick-up forms are available here:


Kid’s Carnival – Signups Needed

It’s October and that means it will soon be time for our Kids Carnival. For those new to Laurelhurst, the Kids Carnival is a Halloween-themed party held at school with fun games and activities! This event raises money for the Laurelhurst PTA but, more importantly, it is a fun event for our kids and community. It only happens with the power of parent volunteers. We need parents from all classes to sign up to run the activity assigned to your child’s class.
Here’s the link to the sign up genius: