Laurel Elementary is a school-wide Title I school! This means that all students at Laurel Elementary are eligible for Title I services such as intervention in the classroom, remediation outside of the classroom, and parent involvement activities.
Parent Involvement activities for 2015-16 were:
Open House (Meet and Greet)
On August 7, 2015, Title I set-up an information table during the school’s Open House to inform parents of the Title I school-wide plan. The Title I teacher greeted parents and handed out the Title I program policies at the county and school level to parents as well as the Parent-Teacher-Student compact. The teacher answered any questions and concerns that the parents had about Title I. The information table was full of pamphlets, brochures, and magazines. The information available was on a variety of topics concerning the ways parents can help their children in school. This material was free to all parents of the students in our school. At this time the teacher recruited parents for the Title I Parent Action Committee.
Home & School Connection Newsletter
Home & School Connection is a newsletter that was sent home once a month to all K-5 parents. These letters are filled with practical ideas that promote parent involvement and school success. The ideas given in the newsletter promotes strengthening the home and school partnership. It gives parents ideas on how to strengthen family life, build positive character traits, and effective parenting skills.
Read for the Record and Read Across the Globe Week October 19-24
This event combined Read for the Record, geared toward grades PK-2, and Read Across the Globe, for grades 3-5, into a week of activities that included the Wildcat Words Kick Off (visit the website at: https://sites.google.com/a/ccpsd.k12.va.us/weekly-wildcat-word/), a book giveaway to every student, a visit from the BooRidge Readers with a book donation, anti-bullying and Drug Abuse Resistance activities, and special guest readers in the classrooms.
The Wildcat words video is an ongoing project that is a group effort among students and staff at Laurel Elementary to encourage learning SOL related vocabulary across the curriculum and across grade levels.
On December 10, Laurel Elementary students enjoyed a day of activities which included making a winter craft, guest readers in the classrooms, a visit from Santa with a book for every student, and a showing of the Polar Express.
Groovy Read Across America Week to Close the Book on Cancer
During the week of February 29-March 4, Laurel Elementary combined our Relay for Life Kick-off with Read Across America. We celebrated with DEAR (Drop Everything and Read Time), the First Annual Laurel Elementary’s Got Talent show, themed clothing for each day of the week, book giveaway to every student, a Cancer Recognition wall, special guest readers in the classrooms to include the Carroll County Interact Club, FFA, and Central Office staff, and a culminating program to showcase the importance, value, and fun of reading along with our student’s and staff’s love of books.
Annual School Report Card