Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year. I hope that you are enjoying your summer and that you are relaxing, recharging and getting ready to start a new school year. As the new principal, I am excited to be part of the Laurel Elementary School Communityand I look forward to meeting everyone as the year progresses. For the upcoming school year, my goal as the principal is to focus on building a strong team that works together to improve learning for students, teachers and parents alike. I feel honored and privileged to work with all of the Laurel Elementary School’s families and employees. As we approach the first day of school, I would like to provide you with some important information that will ensure a great start to the school year. Again, Welcome BackLaurel Lions!
New Staff Updates:
As you know, each year brings positive change. This year some of those changes include a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Jessica Bernal, our new 2ndgrade teacher. Jessica brings a solid skill set for our students and team and we are excited she joining the Laurel staff. We are also fortunate to welcome Crystal Gomez to our team as our new part time special education teacher. She too brings with her a strong skill set that will support our families and students with special needs.
If you have driven past the school site this summer, you may have noticed numerous maintenance and construction projects taking place. First, we have repaved and enlarged the staff parking lot on Laurel Street. This parking lot is now leveled and ready for use. We have also installed a new gate near the staff parking lot for student safety purposes. We are also excited that the exterior existing lights has been replaced with LED energy efficient lighting. Not only will this help with energy efficiency, it will help with the safety for our students, teachers and families. You will also have noticed that our legendary California pepper tree has been removed. Unfortunately, the tree was diseased and hollow throughout its core, making it a safety hazard for our students and families. It was a difficult decision to remove the tree however; safety is always at the forefront of what we do for students and families.
The office will officially open Tuesday, August 2, and Ms. Pat Bell-Richter, School Office Coordinator will be available to answer your questions at that time. Regular office hours are from 7:30- 4:00pm. The official First Day of Schoolfor students will be Tuesday August 14, 2018and it will be an early release day. Students in 1st– 5thgrade will be dismissed at 1:30pm. Classroom assignments will be posted at 3:00pm on August 13, 2018 (please note that changes cannot be made to any class placement until two weeks after school begins).
For Kindergarten: In an effort to support our kinder students with their transition to school their schedule for the first week of school will be from 8:05am – 12:10pm for the first four days (Tuesday August 14-Friday, August 17).
Again, I am so excited to start the new school year serving all of the families at Laurel Elementary School. Our goal as a school site is to improve the educational experience for all of our students and families.
The entire Laurel Elementary School staff welcomes you back and looks forward to serving you.
Bienvenidos de nuevo al año escolar 2018-2019. Espero que estén disfrutando el verano y que se estén relajando y preparando para comenzar un nuevo año escolar. Como nueva directora, estoy entusiasmada de ser parte de la comunidad de la Escuelas Primaria Laurel y espero conocer a todos durante el año. Durante este ano escolar mi objetivo como directora es concentrarme en formar un equipo sólido que trabaje en conjunto para mejorar el aprendizaje de los estudiantes, maestros y padres. Me siento privilegiada de trabajar con todas las familias y empleados de la Escuela Primaria Laurel. A medida que nos acercamos al primer día de clases, me gustaría proporcionarle información importante que garantizará un gran comienzo del año escolar. Nuevamente, ¡Bienvenidos!Nuevo personal: