School of Arts and Technology

School of Arts and Technology

Opportunities, Events & Committees





Parent Teacher Organization (PTO):  Laurel’s PTO is a great way to connect with the Laurel community, to get to know our principal, teachers and other parents, and to provide support for the school. PTO meetings allow you to stay up to date on school happenings and the chance to voice ideas and concerns. Finally, through its fundraisers, our PTO provides financial support for programs and projects that directly benefit the school.  We invite you to attend Laurel’s monthly PTO meetings. We meet the 2nd Thursday of every month at school from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Our meeting agendas include: discussion and planning for upcoming events, allocation of PTO funds, learning a facet of Laurel, and an address from our principal. 

Monthly, 2nd Thursday, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Contact: Laura Radman (PTO President), 


Teacher Appreciation: Throughout the year, we have the opportunity to let our teachers and staff know how much we appreciate all they do.  We supply meals where we ask parents to donate food.  There is also a raffle of items and services donated by parents.

Also during Parent/Teacher conference weeks, we provide dinner to relieve the stress during those long days.  Do you have a favorite crockpot soup or entree that you could make?  The Laurel staff really appreciates our support!

Contact – Jen Hanna



Wellness Committee: The Laurel Wellness Committee provides a variety of wellness events, activities, and educational resources to encourage the physical and mental health of children, families, staff, and the greater Laurel community. Main events include the Annual Fall Family Wellness Fair, 'Pick a Better Snack' program, school garden, bike and walk to school program and supporting the Laps for Laurel Fitness-based Fundraiser. Monthly, Dates TBD 2:45 - 3:30 pm

Wellness Fair: This event has been combined with the Spring Family Night.  There will be booths/activities to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Contact: Stef Rittner (PE Teacher),


Laps for Laurel: This is our school’s main fundraiser. Held in the fall (October), the event gives all students and staff the opportunity to get outside and run or walk for 30 minutes. Students ask friends and family to sponsor them in this fun and healthy event. Parent volunteers are needed to help run the event, distribute snacks and cheer on our runners.

Late in the month of September each school year

Contacts: Dana Knight,  



Laurel Strings Program: Over 150 students at Laurel receive free Suzuki method violin instruction both during and outside the school day. Volunteers help with instruction, performances and tuning, during or after school.  

Volunteer opportunities throughout every school day and after school

Performance Events - frequency/times vary

Contact: Jessica Warner (Violin Instructor), 


Math Olympiad: Math Olympiad is part of Laurel's Gifted and Talented program. Our goal is to stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics while introducing important mathematical concepts and major strategies for solving problems that inspire creativity and ingenuity in the students.  Participation is based on test scores and teacher recommendations.  Select students from this club will compete in the yearly Mighty Math Minds competition at the end of the school year.

Weekly Meetings after school

Contact: Alex Pecilunas or April Eisele

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.