Laurelhurst School

School Grade Levels: K-8

840 NE 41st Ave.Portland, OR 97232Ph 503-916-6210Fx 503-916-2649

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  • It's Spirit Week

    Attention all Laurelhurst Families! Get ready for some fun! All students in Kindergarten through 8th grade are encouraged to participate to show off their Lion Pride.

     

    Monday, May 20th - Pajama Day

     

    Tuesday, May 21st - Tropical Day

     

    Wednesday, May 22nd - Decades Day

     

    Thursday, May 23rd - Dress like your Favorite Celebrity—or Teacher!—Day

     

    Friday, May 24th - Dress in One Color Day

    Colors for each grade are:

    K - Purple

    1 - Blue

    2 - Green

    3 - Yellow

    4 - Orange

    5 - Red

    Middle School: Color of student's choice!

     

    Spirit Week is brought to you by our Middle School Leadership class and Student Government.

  • Next Week is Spirit Week!

    Attention all Laurelhurst Families! Get ready for some fun! All students in Kindergarten through 8th grade are encouraged to participate to show off their Lion Pride.

     

    Spirit Week is brought to you by our Middle School Leadership class and Student Government.

     

    Monday, May 20th - Pajama Day

    Tuesday, May 21st - Tropical Day

    Wednesday, May 22nd - Decades Day

    Thursday, May 23rd - Dress like your Favorite Celebrity—or Teacher!—Day

    Friday, May 24th - Dress in One Color Day

  • Families! We Want to Hear from YOU!

    We are excited to announce the 2024 Successful Schools Family Survey is here! This annual survey is an opportunity for students, staff, and families to provide important feedback on our school environment, learning experiences, sense of well-being and safety at school. The feedback you provide us about our school will allow us to make informed decisions about our school climate and culture and support steps we can take in our continuous improvement plan.

     

    The survey launches on Monday May 6th and will be available throughout the month of May. Please take about 15-20 minutes to fill out the linked questionnaire below. Your input supports our understanding of your parent/ guardian experience here at Laurelhurst.

     

    Please use the following link below to access the survey.

     

    https://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/familyspring24/surveys

     

    We appreciate your input and time to help us continue to make Laurelhurst the best school it can be for all of our students.

     

    Michelle Strickler

    AP Laurelhurst K-8

  • Connect to Kindergarten is This Wednesday @ 9:30 am !

    We are excited to be hosting our annual Kindergarten Connect event in the Laurelhurst cafeteria this Wednesday (5/14) from 9:30 - 10:30 AM. We invite all prospective and returning families with rising Kindergarten students to attend and get to know our incredible school and close knit community.

     

    We will be sharing a lot of information about our school and kindergarten program, giving you all the opportunity to meet some of our incredible staff members, and taking you on a tour of our school to see our PE, Library and Art classes, as well as our current kindergarten teachers and students in action!

     

    Incoming Kindergarten students are encouraged to attend! There is no need to RSVP.

Principal's
Message

  • May 13, 2024

     

    First and foremost, a big thank you to our PTA and families for the wonderful messages of appreciation for all of our staff.

     

    We enjoyed a tasty lunch from ¡Por Que No!, a beautiful bouquet of flowers, personalized favorite morning drinks delivered to our classrooms and offices, and cards of gratitude from our students. We are so fortunate to have such a supportive, kind, and generous community. Thank you!

    Secondly, thank you for coming to our First Ever Laurelhurst Pancake Breakfast on Saturday. Although it took us a bit of time to get going, we soon figured out how to cook pancakes in a building with limited electrical outlets! We got creative and had a blast serving our community. Thank you to our Site Council - parents Nichole Hoffmann, Willy Lynn, Amanda Sorrell, and Laura Wilson, and staff Kelly English, Tom Finch, Brandie Roberts, Michelle Strickler, and Kate Zimmer. Many thanks also to our staff members, their families, and our community volunteers who came to help out with the event.

     

    Our community pancake breakfast was a hit—over 350 people attended and our in-house band Covered Structure rocked it! With reviews like “Packed, delicious, and bumpin’!” this may just become our newest Laurelhurst tradition!

     

    Congratulations to several of our students this past week. We had a wonderful assembly on Friday featuring our PRIDE value of Empathy and including a performance by our choir students. Our Choir Concert Friday night was also fantastic, and so well attended! Thank you for coming to another standing room only Laurelhurst event! A big thank you to Molly Kerns, our devoted and talented choir director who has been teaching our choir students early in the mornings throughout the school year. Our choir is made possible by our Laps for Lions fundraiser. Another thank you to our community for your support of the arts at Laurelhurst.

     

    Stuart McKenzie, Carl Burgess, and Casey Steiner, three of our 8th grade leadership students, presented their proposal for larger middle school lunch sizes to Whitney Ellersick, PPS Senior Director of Nutrition Services. Their presentation was well received and we are planning to continue to advocate for changes in our middle school lunch portions. Thank you Stuart, Carl, and Casey for your well-written and thoughtful proposal.

     

    I wish all the moms a very Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you had a well-deserved wonderful and relaxing day.

     

    With Gratitude,

    Alyson

     

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