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MANY Field Day Volunteers Needed!!!

Tracks 1 & 3- May 13 (Rain Date: May 14)

Tracks 2 & 4- April 28 (Rain Date: April 29)

Click here for details. Click here to volunteer.

* Parents who still need to register to volunteer may do so on Mondays between the hours of 8:45 and 3:20PM. For more information contact Mr. Edwards at

Laurel Park Food Drive to Benefit Wake Relief:

Sponsored by the Laurel Park Student Council

Please help the Laurel Park community support families in need by donating items to our school.

When: April 14 – May 2

Where:  Items may be placed in donation boxes located in the main lobby and by the bus loop.

What:  Suggested items to donate


Canned Food

Other Food Items

Non-food Items



Lunch meat

Canned vegetables

Canned fruit


Spaghetti sauce



Peanut Butter




Macaroni and Cheese

Oatmeal, grits


Toilet Paper

Paper Towels

Soap (hand, body)


End of Grade Scoring Changes

Recently, our State Board of Education adopted a new scoring model for End-of-Grade Tests. This new scoring model is more specific than our previous scoring model. Specifically, a Level 3 will now identify students who are prepared for the next grade, but do not meet the college-and-career readiness standard. Additionally, the addition of the Level 5 will also provide teachers with more specific information that can be used to differentiate instruction for students. A copy of the updated scoring chart is below. This scoring model will apply to End-of-Grade Tests students take this school year. For more information, visit:


 Achievement Level*

Meets On-Grade-Level Proficiency Standard

Meets College-and- Career Readiness Standard

Level 5 denotes Superior Command of knowledge and skills



Level 4 denotes Solid Command

of knowledge and skills



Level 3 denotes Sufficient Command of knowledge and skills



Level 2 denotes Partial Command

of knowledge and skills



Level 1 denotes Limited Command

of knowledge and skills



Bully Prevention Survey

During the Fall, Laurel Park's school improvement team conducted a bully prevention survey with parents. We had a response rate of approximately 10%. One key area that was being assessed was whether parents believed bullying was a problem at Laurel Park.  Forty-two percent see bullying as only happening "sometimes," 38% were not sure if there was a bullying problem,  16% felt that bullying is not a problem at all and finally, 4% report that bullying is a big problem. Other interesting data points included: 67% of those surveyed shared that their child has never told them that they have been bullied while a student at Laurel Park and 97% of families responding do speak with their children about bullies and bullying behavior. The information gained from this survey will be used to help determine future education opportunities for parents and children.

MANY Field Day Volunteers Needed!!!

Tracks 1 & 3- May 13 (Rain Date: May 14)

Tracks 2 & 4- April 28 (Rain Date: April 29)

Click here for details. Click here to volunteer.

* Parents who still need to register to volunteer may do so on Mondays between the hours of 8:45 and 3:20PM. For more information contact Mr. Edwards at

Artist in Residence

Our generous PTA funded an Artist in Residence to work with all four tracks of 5th graders recently.  His name is Bob Doster, a sculptor from South Carolina. Check out the new Animoto Slideshow on the LPES Artsonia homepage featuring our T1 and T2 5th graders working with Mr. Doster! (

Marco's Pizza Spirit Nights!

Track 3: Grades K-2- Wednesday, April 16th; Grades 3-5- Thursday, April, 17th

Track 2: Grades K-2- Monday, April 28th; Grades 3-5- Tuesday, April 29th

Track 1: Grades K-2- Wednesday, May 14th; Grades 3-5- Thursday, May 15th

WCPSS has announced the following Make-Up School Days for year round students: 

Saturday, April 26 -- Tracks 1, 2, and 4 (to make up January 30)
Saturday, May 3 -- Tracks 1, 2, and 4  (to make up January 31)

School hours on Make-Up Saturdays run from 9:15 AM - 12:45 PM.  
The building opens for students at 8:45 AM.
No breakfast or lunch is served on Saturdays.

Kindergarten Registration has begun-- Tell a Neighbor; tell a friend!

If you have or know of a child who will start Kindergarten next year, now is the time to have them registered for school.  Kindergarten registration starts on January 13, 2014.  Kindergarteners must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2014.

We will have two Registration/Open House Events for rising kindergarten students this month. The events will be held on April 17th at 10AM and April 25th at 1:30PM. Families can also register their children or visit our school by appointment. To set up an appointment, call the front desk at 919-290-2333.

If Laurel Park Elementary is the base school for your address you should enroll your child at Laurel Park and then you are finished.  If Laurel Park Elementary is NOT your base school you will enroll your rising kindergartener at your BASE school and then follow the steps to apply online during the first transfer application period (March 3-March 16) for your child to attend Laurel Park. You can verify your base school by clicking on the Student Assignment Information Button on the Wake County Public Schools website

Required Documents for Kindergarten Registration

  • Your child's original birth certificate (mother copy/hospital copy not accepted)
  • Proof of address (a current gas, electric, or water bill, signed lease agreement or settlement statement)
  • Photo ID of the parent/guardian
  • Your child's immunization records

Good Hygiene

Support our efforts to keep all Laurel Park Elementary students healthy and safe.  Parents, please check your child's scalp often to make sure that your son or daughter does not have lice.  Children who have live lice should not be at school and should receive treatment to remove the lice and their eggs.  Additional information on how to identify and address head lice can be found at

Upcoming School Tours

We look forward to meeting our future Penguins!  We will host guided tours for prospective Penguin Families on the following dates:

April 17 -- 10:00 AM

April 25 -- 1:30 PM

To RSVP, please call our main office at 919-290-2333.

Learn More about our school here.

Volunteers for the 2013-14 School Year:

Any new volunteer applicants for the 2013-2014 school year must register and have an approved criminal record check prior to engaging in volunteer work.  Applicants may visit our media center or any WCPSS site to register.


A special station for volunteer registration and reactivation will be available in our media center starting July 2nd between the hours of 8:45AM and 3:30PM. After October 31, the Volunteer Registration System will only be open on Mondays between the hours of 8:45AM and 3:30PM.

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As Laurel Park Penguins we respect ourselves, respect others and respect school property. We take responsibility for our own behavior and we come to Laurel Park ready to learn.

The 12 Steps to Kindness with Millie

view previous episodes here

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Advocated for Health in Action

2013 - Silver Award Winner

2012 - Gold Award Winner

Music in education

Creativity & Cooperation with our Yamaha MIE General Music Technology program available to all students, K-5, during regular music classes.

Go to Music In Education to find out more about playing an instrumental role in our efforts to finish funding this project!

Tax-deductible checks may be made payable to LPES PTA (EIN# 26-2837175). Write "MIE" in the memo line

See them in action here

Donor's Choose @ LPES

Current Projects (mouseover for details)

Legos Make Learning ConcreteMs. Cunningham

My students need the Legos bricks, Community Minifigures Set, the treehouse set and the Lego idea book to help make area and perimeter easier to understand.-Ms. Cunningham

Description:My students need a concrete way to understand area and perimeter and Legos are the perfect way to do it. They are able to use the Legos to build structures and figure out the area and perimeter, just like an architect does.

My students are great kids. They have a love of learning but sometimes have a hard time really "seeing" what they are doing in math. They always give a hundred percent. My school is a great place to learn. Teachers are always collaborating and giving a helping hand whenever they can. My grade level is great at sharing ideas and sharing students.

My students will use the Legos to help learn and review area and perimeter. They will use the book to help them come up with ideas on structures that they can create with the Legos, as well as use it to help them create their own structures with the Legos.

My project will make a difference because my students truly struggle with the concept of area and perimeter. They have a hard time understanding what it is and how they will use it in real life. The Legos will help them see what they can use this concept for.

Amount Requested:$267.36 Funded:79%Number of Donors:5

Click on Project Title on right to help fund this Project

Legos Make Learning Concrete

Past Projects

Projects Funded: 23
Total Donors: 178
Total Donated: $11,281.15
Thank You!:
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