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Character Counts Months/Themes
Wear Each Monthly Theme Color on Wednesdays!

Responsibility – Green

Trustworthiness – Blue
Citizenship – Purple
Caring – Red
Fairness – Orange
Respect – Yellow

Trustworthiness – Blue
Caring – Red
Fairness – Orange

Dates to Remember

June 17 – Kindergarten
    to La Habra Children's

June 17 – Awards

June 17 – 6th Grade
    to Knott's Berry Farm

June 18 – Last Day of
    School – Minimum Day

School Supply List

Please click here for the recommended school supply list for all grade levels.  We appreciate the generosity of our families in making sure that all students are prepared for the upcoming school year!

Save Those Box Tops!

Keep bringing in those boxtops!  Be sure to include your child's name and room number, if you send the boxtops in baggies.  The money raised helps to buy new playground balls and other equipment.  Way to go Leopards!

Visitors / Volunteers on Campus

Please be sure to sign in at the office if you are volunteering in the classroom or need to visit the school for any reason, aside from picking up or dropping off a student.  If possible, make all doctor and dentist appointments before or after school hours.

24-Hour Attendance Line

(714) 529-2520  ext. 301

Notification System

We are currently using the SchoolMessenger communication system to send important announcements to you.  SchoolMessenger offers you the ability to determine how you would like to receive the different types of messages.  If you would like to receive messages in a different manner (different phone number, additional phone number, email, text, etc.) please call Shannon Ames (714) 990-7533 at the District Office to make those changes.

Recycling Opportunity

All PAPER wanted!  This year tell all family and friends to save their old newspapers, magazines, catalogs, mail, etc.  All paper (except anything associated with food) will be accepted.  Bag or box your papers and bring them to your child's class or simply drop them in our brown paper recycling dumpster.  The dumpster is located next to the blue trash dumpsters adjacent to the cafeteria and Day Care Room.  For every 2,000 lbs. we collect, the school will receive $90, so start saving.  We will also continue collecting ink cartridges and cell phones.  Please call the office if you have any questions.

(714) 990-7898

Important Dates

Yearbook Sale Don't forget to buy your yearbook. They are available in the office for $12.00 (cash only).  They are selling afst, and we usually run out!

June 17 Spirit Dress-Up Day "Hawaiian" Wear flip-flops, beachwear (no bathing suits).  Hawaiian “tattoos” will be on sale for 25¢ at recess.

June 17 La Habra Children's Museum Both Kindergarten sessions will start school at 8:00 a.m.  They will be taking the bus to the museum at 8:30 a.m. and return to school by 11:30 a.m.  Please make arrangements to be here to meet the children when they return. 

June 17 6th Grade to Knott's Berry Farm Our 6th graders will be leaving Laurel at 8:30 a.m. and are expected to return at approximately 6:00 p.m.  Please make arrangements to have your child picked up promptly.  The school office will be closed when they arrive.

June 17 Awards Ceremony  Grades 1-5 We will have our end-of-year awards presentation at our outdoor stage at 8:45 a.m.  All families are invited to attend.

June 18 Last Day of School MINIMUM DAY Students in grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.  Lunch/Snack Breaks are as follows:  Grades 1 & 2, 10:30-11:00, Grades 3, 4, & 5, 11:00-11:30.

June 18 6th Grade Promotion The 6th grade ceremony will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria, not outdoors. All 6th grade students are dismissed from school and released to parents at the conclusion of the ceremony.  All students and parents are invited to a cookie and punch reception at the conclusion. It is sponsored by PTA and will take place outdoors on the east side of the cafeteria. If you have a sibling who you would like to attend the promotion, you may sign the child out in the office for the ceremony, and then sign them back in to return to class. Please notify the office if you are taking them home. 

June 18 Kindergarten Celebration Students will celebrate the end of their first year at Laurel from 9:20-10:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.  Parents – Remember to park in the church parking lot on the corner of Birch and Flower.  Please do not park in the business center across the street.

Important PTA News Be sure to mark your calendar for Friday, June 27th, for our last meeting of the year.  Yes, 6/27 at 8:00 p.m.  Note the time change.  It was previously planned for 6:00, but has been changed to 8:00.  Anyone who is a PTA member and is interested in running for an Executive Board position, please come to the meeting.


A Message from Mrs. Coburn More PTA News – PTA is hosting a game booth (the Leopard Bean Bag Toss game) at the Brea Country Fair.  It will be lots of fun and we need parent support!  Come join us!

Preparation for 2014-2015 School Year – Parents, please come by or call the school office if you do not intend to return to Laurel for next school year.  In planning for next year, this information is invaluable.  We appreciate you communicating your intentions to our office personnel at 714-529-2520. 

I hope all of our students, families and friends enjoy their time with each other this summer.  I encourage all of our Leopards to read a few good books to tell us about in September.  Learning never stops!  Be safe while swimming and wear your sunscreen.  I wish sunny, fun-filled days to everyone!

Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Students of the Month
for April and May.

Ms. Braun – Eric N.
                    Zachary L.  

Mrs. McFarlandNathaniel O.
                           Parker H. 

Mrs. Lee – Kirra B.
             Ashley S.             

Mrs. McFarlandDestiny H.
                           Angelica R.

Mrs. Carlson – Anabel R.
                       Valeria V.

Mrs. SittigAlyssa R.
                    Michelle O.

Mrs. Carlson – Leslie O.
                       Jose S.

Mrs. SittigBriseyda R.
                    Timothy C.

Mrs. Wiser – Samantha K.
                     Ethan G

Mrs. Nese – Alyssa G.
                    Aisha H.

Mrs. Wiser – Aiden B.
                     Jayden R

Mrs. Nese – Anthony S.
                    Nataly S.

Mrs. Ulrich – Annika C.
                 Jasmine B.

Mrs. Thorsen – Nicholas K.
                        Kimberly E.

Mrs. Ulrich – Gabriella J.
                 Keagan C.

Mrs. Thorsen – Evette E.

Mrs. Hackman – Luke A.
                      Breanna V.  

Mrs. Kueny – Nevaeh V.
                     Jasmine H.

Mrs. Hackman – Martin C.
                      Vincent G.  

Mrs. Kueny – Jasmine S.
                     Cassidy P.

Mrs. Galván – Jeremy M.
                      Karissma G.

  Ms. Berrner – Adrianna V.
                        Eloisa S.
  Mrs. Galván – Camila R.
                        Karyssa W.          
  Ms. Berrner – Luka K.
                        Adrian A.

Laurel Academic Pentathlon Team 2012

Laurel Academic Pentathlon Team 2012

Laurel Shines in Elementary Academic Pentathlon

Laurel's 6th Grade Academic Pentathlon Team rocked the house at the Orange County Dept. of Education awards ceremony.  We had a record-breaking team with 56 individual medals earned.  The team received 1st Place for the Super Quiz and 2nd Place in the Overall Team category.  There were 12 schools in our division.  Congratulations to Pentathlon Team members Chris Botello, Felix Gaeta, Azeem Horani, Carson Kaiser, JiSoo Kim, Abraham Lara, Amy Ramirez, Kaileen Santos, and Daisy Serna.  Great job Leopards!

A special thank you to Ms. Berrner for all of her hard work in teaching and coaching our team to victory.  Under her leadership, Laurel's Pentathlon team gathered to practice after school once or twice a week and nearly every Saturday since November!

Laurel Elementary School Attendance Update

Please help your child arrive to school safely and on time.  Please remember the following:

7:58 a.m. First Bell rings indicating students are to line up at their designated spot, meet their teacher, and walk to class.

8:00 a.m. Second Bell is when school officially begins.  If your child arrives after this bell, he/she will be sent to the office for a tardy slip. 

Thank you in advance for being on time and making it a priority with your student.  It makes a great start for the day!

Dates to Remember for 2013-14 School Year

   Tuesday, September 3,



    There will be no school
    on the following days:

     November 25, 26, 27
     Friday, December 20
     Thursday, January 30

    Friday, January 31
    Friday, March 14
    Friday, April 18
    Friday, May 23

    June 18, 2014
    (minimum day)

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Today: 7/26/14

Laurel Students Love JiJi!

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Street Sweeping -- Parking Alert!

Street sweeping on Flower Avenue is on Thursdays.  We are permitted to park anywhere along the east curb (the school side) other than the Bus Loading Zone.  The City has assured us that sweeping on the east side will be done around 7:00 a.m. so as not to interfere with our school traffic.  Please avoid parking on the west side (the business side) of Flower as sweeping will be done on that side later in the day, and you could be cited. 

Doggie Ordinance

As per Orange County Ordinance 4-1-46 "No person having the charge of any dog except a guide dog or service dog shall permit the dog to be, under any circumstances, within public school property."  It is unlawful to be on any public school property with your dog.  Many families may not appreciate this news.  However, due to the safety of all students and owners' liability, it is important for all to abide.  Please leave all pets at home.

Alley Parking

Traffic in the back alley has become a concern, especially in the mornings from 7:45 - 8:00 a.m.  We ask ALL parents to enter on Birch and drive out toward Imperial.  Laurel families should never drive toward Birch or park in the alley.  Please be advised there is NO parking allowed in the alley.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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