Dear Laurelhurst Families,
We are excited to share the following celebrations of our 8th-grade students with you. Please join us in recognizing all the hard work, dedication, and joy our students have shared with us. Many of our students have been a part of our community for nine years! They are amazing individuals and they will be missed.
Our K-5 students wanted to recognize our 8th-grade students with a clap out. Below is a video of a virtual clap out to honor them. We would like to thank Kristin Lasher and Jeff Rood for their work in making this video.
In addition, we have a slide show presentation that our 8th-grade community created to celebrate their accomplishments. Thank you to our 8th-grade students and staff for helping to put together this presentation.
I also want to thank you, parents and guardians, for sharing your amazing kids with us. We are very fortunate to work with you and your students at Laurelhurst. Thank you for being great partners for their education and for all the support you are always giving to our teachers and school.
Congratulations 8th-grade students!
Dr. Amor and Ms. Brant
Dear Laurelhurst Community,
Our first week of launching distant learning for all has passed. We all have learned new ways of doing things and we all have gone through a lot of learning knowing that going through these difficult times is going to help us be stronger, smarter, and a more united community for the time to come.
I would like to thank all of you for your patience and take the opportunity to let you know how grateful I am for your encouragement and support emails. I truly feel honor and blessed to be able to be part of this community.
In order to help facilitate communications between our teachers and students, PPS has enabled a PPS specific email for students in grades 4-8. These email accounts have protections enabled and will only allow students to send and receive email from PPS email accounts. This includes students and staff at PPS.
I know our teachers are looking forward to working with your students next week!
Dear Laurelhurst Families,
Welcome to a new school year at Laurelhurst! Whether you are new to our school or a returning family, we are happy that you have joined our learning community. I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve as your principal and feel honored to work with our dedicated staff, our wonderful students, and all of the supportive families. Our entire learning community works together to create an inclusive and equitable environment where students develop the curiosity, critical thinking skills, and courage needed to imagine a better world along with the drive toward realizing it. I anticipate a wonderful year, full of opportunity as we collectively foster a strong culture of learning at Laurelhurst.
We believe that families play a critical role in the success of our students, in many ways, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. You know your student better than anyone else and we invite you to work in partnership with our staff since you have rich insight into your student’s unique needs, talents and interests. Please feel free to share any information that you believe will help us guide your student’s success at school. I hope you will see that our teachers also provide a unique perspective on your child. They will see your student as a member of the class and watch as they interact with peers, face the challenge of new learning, respond to setbacks, ask questions, and solve problems. Parent and teacher perspectives, working in partnership, are critical to ensure that your child’s experience at Laurelhurst is robust and rewarding.
Finally, we invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTA, and supporting our school events and initiatives. Research clearly supports that when families participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success. Thank you for partnering with us in making this a memorable and remarkable year for all our students.
Dear PPS Families,
We hope you are enjoying a safe and healthy summer break. Thank you for sharing your feedback on the re-entry survey we recently sent to you. While there are still numerous details to finalize, we wanted to update you on where we are with our efforts to ensure healthy beginnings for the 2020-21 school year.
Dear PPS Families,
We want to make sure you are aware of a change in meal distribution. For this week only, sacks of breakfast and lunch will be available Monday through Wednesday instead of the usual Monday through Thursday. Sacks of breakfast and lunch will be distributed outside 14 of our schools, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dear PPS Community,
We wanted to remind you about opportunities to provide feedback on the 2020 School Bond Renewal, including one that is now open. The 2020 School Bond Renewal Survey is now available. The survey, which will allow you to share your input on priorities and approaches to funding, will be open until 5 p.m. on Friday, July 3: