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News and Events

New Principal
Please join us in welcoming  Sarah Talbot as our new princiapl. Ms. Talbot officially takes over July 1, but will be joining us as she is available for events through June. Click here for a letter from the superintendent.

Bike-to-School Month
The Kick-Off Event for Bike-to-School Month is Friday, April 25th from 3:20 - 4:30 on the North Playground. This is a great opportunity to get ready for Bike-to-School Month by riding the obstacle course, securing your helmet, getting your bike tuned up, enjoying the snail race (can you ride your bike the slowest?) and even a newspaper route. At the event you can pick up your tacking calendar for the month of May. There will be some fantastic prizes this year for Bike to School Month, including a Raleigh Bike for the school that bikes the most minutes during the month of May.

Looking Ahead: Kids across the region will be biking to school throughout the month of May. This year’s theme is “Wheels in Motion” which highlights the connection between health, physical activity and academic achievement. When kids bike to school they arrive awake and ready to learn. This year we are tracking the number of minutes kids bike to school and elsewhere during Bike to School Month (as opposed to roundtrips or miles). The intention is to encourage families to be active together, no matter how far from school they live. We recognize that not every family can bike to school, so minutes spent biking to sports practices, the library, tutoring etc…can also be counted.
  • 240 minutes in May - kids receive and LED bicycle light
  • 240 + minutes will receive a limited edition “Wheels in Motion” Frisbe
The Official Bike To School Day is Wednesday, May 7th. If you bike to school that day, join us on the North Playground at our greeting station and receive a reflective sticker.

Penny Harvest News
The Penny Harvest Roundtable is proud to announce that a decision has been made as to where the $1000 that students collected in the fall will be going. After 9 weeks of meeting during their lunch time and recess to talk about philanthropy, the needs of our community, and all the great charities in our community that are working hard to make our city a great place to live and raise kids, we finally decided to give about $800 to the World Wildlife Federation and about $200 to the Make a Wish Foundation. Thanks to everybody who contributed, and start saving those pennies for next year’s harvest!

AmazonSmile
A new program at Amazon!  You can enjoy all the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon but when we shop on AmazonSmile (http://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1093520), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our school.  Use this site for all your Amazon shopping and tell your friends & family about shopping through http://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1093520 - so easy!
Box Tops For Education
Did you know our school earned $397 this past year from clipping these from participating products and turning them in at school? Not only is it an easy moneymaker, it’s a great way for ANYONE to support our school. (Think friends, rela-tives, out-of-town grandparents…) Please pass on the word – we want Box Top$! To make it easier for you, we put a handy collection bag in your First Day Packet, so you could tape it inside a cupboard door. Simply collect and submit a couple times each year (they do expire!). Questions? Liz at 5tigers@comcast.net

Laurelhurst Washington Achievement Award Recipient
We are happy to report that our school is a recipient of the 2012 Washington Achievement Award.  We are being honored for Achievement in Science!  

This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work of our students, the dedication of our teachers, and the support and guidance of our parents.  You can be very proud of everyone at Laurelhurst!

The Washington Achievement Awards are sponsored by the Washington State Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. They celebrate the state’s top-performing schools and recognize achievement in many categories. This highly-selective award is based on our school’s performance on the Achievement Index and uses criteria set by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver.

Click here to read the full letter from the Principal Jolly. Click here to visit the OSPI Washington Achievement Awards site.

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