Kindergarten Orientation


  • Kindergarten Orientation with Teacher Presentations

    May 20, 2021


    We are engaged in the planning process to determine how several school events and logistics will work for the 2021 - 2022 school year. Much is still unknown! Laurel School follows the guidelines provided by the San Mateo County Office and the Menlo Park City School District. Below, you will see the traditional events that we hold at Laurel School - however, due to COVID-19, things may change. As always, if you have any questions, you may email Principal Linda Creighton and/or Assistant Principal Ellen Kraska Thank you for your support!



    Kindergarten Q & A and Play 

    Typically Scheduled the Sunday before the First Day of School - Stay tuned for 2021 plans!

    During this event you and your child (& siblings if you want) can come to the Laurel Kinder playground and meet other Kindergarteners and their families. Our Principal will be there and the PTO Presidents along with other parent volunteers. Kindergarten teachers will not be in attendance.  You will go on a tour of the whole campus, learn about a few volunteer opportunities before the Back to School Coffee, and get to participate in a scavenger hunt with your kids. You will not know your child's teacher at that time. This event is an optional opportunity to expose your family to Laurel School before school begins.


    Monday, August 16, 2021 4 PM

    Class lists will be posted in Office windows at both campuses.


    Kindergarten Teacher Meet and Greet at your child's classroom

    Typically Scheduled the day before the First Day of School - Stay tuned for 2021 plans!

    All Kindergarten classrooms will be open with the teachers in attendance for 30 minutes. This time is for the incoming Kindergartener and their parent/guardian to meet the child's teacher and familiarize themselves with the classroom.  

    First Day of School - 

    Thursday, August 19, 2021, 8:15 AM Kindergarten Playground

    Yard supervision begins at 7:55am.  School is in session 8:25am -2:00pm on Thursdays at Lower Campus.

    Back to School Coffee - Stay tuned for 2021 plans!

    Thursday, August 19, 2021, 8:30-9:30 AM, Arbor, Lower Laurel

    Parents are invited to Back-to-School Coffee to catch up with friends, sign up to volunteer, and meet our After-School Program vendors, in the main plazas at Lower and Upper Campus, from 8:30 - 9:30 AM.

    Laurel Back to School Night

    Thursday, September 2, 5:30 – 8 PM 

    Lower Campus: Grades K-2, 5:30-6:30 PM

    Upper Campus: Grades 3-5, 7-8 PM

    Parents/Guardians meet teachers and visit children's classroom.