Posted by Ellen Kraska on 6/10/2018

As our school year comes to a close, I wanted to thank our students, families and staff for another extraordinary school year. When fourth grader Sanaia  was "Principal for a Day," she asked all students to write down their favorite thing about Laurel. All the notes from the students combined to form a tremendous display revealing what students love about Laurel. The students shared a myriad of "favorite things" including Art class, singing and playing instruments in Music, and exercising in PE. For some students, their favorite thing about Laurel was the "supportive" teachers who believe in them. Other students shared how their favorite thing about Laurel is STEAM Fair or a particular field trip - like Ship Trip. The moving display is testament to how we come together in the Laurel community to create all these enriching, dynamic and meaningful learning experiences for our children. The people at Laurel are my favorite part about the school! I can not thank our parent volunteers, passionate teachers and hardworking staff members enough. It truly takes a village! I wish everyone all the best for the summer break and look forward to seeing everyone in August. And to our students and families moving on to Hillview - we will never forget you! Come back to Laurel and visit!
Amazing Art Shows! Wow!
Thank you to all our Art in Action parent volunteers, plus Art teacher Christie Giacomozzi and guest Art teacher Shelley Winters, for this year's incredible Art Shows! The displays demonstrated how much our students are learning about creative, multi-media artistic expression. Wow! Thank you all for the countless volunteer hours and pouring your hearts into this work. Our parents, students and staff are so appreciative!

Ellen Kraska
Laurel School Assistant Principal
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