Laurel Elementary

School of Arts & Technology

Opportunities, Events & Committees

LAUREL ELEM. SCHOOL of ARTS & TECHNOLOGY

"GET INVOLVED"

OPPORTUNITIES, EVENTS & COMMITTEES

PTO BASED

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 5:30 – 7:30 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, 5:30 – 7:30p.m.

Contact: Jen Hanna (PTO President), jelinley@gmail.com

Fall Carnival: Held late October, this fun-filled event gives students a chance to dress up in costume if they wish and enjoy fun games. Each grade runs a booth, and parents are needed to help run booths and sell tickets.

Late in the month of October each school year

Contact: Jen Hanna (PTO President), jelinley@gmail.com

Teacher Appreciation: In May, 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 – Brielle Weldon (bweldondvm@gmail.com) and Karla Richer.

WELLNESS BASED

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, 1st Monday 4:00-5:00pm

Contact: Emily Anderson (Kindergarten Teacher), emilya@psdschools.org

Wellness Fair: The Laurel Family Fall Wellness Fair is an annual school-based event designed to encourage the Laurel School community to live a healthy, active lifestyle by providing a variety of interactive wellness activities, educational resources, and exhibits.

September each school year

Contact: Emily Anderson (Kindergarten Teacher), emilya@psdschools.org

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 April each school year

Contacts: Dana Knight, Danadknight@gmail.com   Kathleen Tremblay, kathleenmtremblay@gmail.com

ENRICHMENT BASED

Violin & Mandolin Program: Over 170 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: Hannah Barnes (Violin Instructor), hbarnes@psdschools.org

Lynx Singers: The Laurel Elementary School Choir (the Lynx Singers) is a special before-school choir program for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.. Any child, in the appropriate grade, is invited and encouraged to join.

Contact: Molly Kelly (Music Teacher), mkelly@psdschools.org

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 creative and ingenuity in the students.  Students are involved through test scores and Teacher recommendation.

Wednesday mornings 

Contact: Pam Murphy, pamelam@psdschools.org