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Laurel Ridge Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Weekly Update 10/2/2023

Weekly Update October 2, 2023

Greetings, Laurel Ridge families!

This week, we continued our PTA Galactic Groove fundraiser, and our students had a blast at our dance! Students earned a library campout under the stars on Monday, so remember to wear your pajamas! 

If you haven't already, check out our fundraising link at! Please give if you can, and share the link with friends and family.  

We start the week celebrating our Custodial Team: Mr. Johnson, Ms. Lisa, and Ms. Ebone! Their hard work every day keeps our building clean and safe. 

The October calendar will be sent home on Thursday, but here is the link if your family wants to print it off before then. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership.

Warm regards,

Ms. Hartman


October 2- Custodian Day- Help celebrate some of the hardest-working staff in our building. Mr. Johnson, Ms. Lisa, and Ms. Ebone work daily to keep our facility safe and clean!

October 3- Town Hall with School Board Member Whitney McGinniss & DCSD Superintendent Dr. Horton at 6:30pm at Druid Hills Middle.

October 4- Walk, Bike, and Roll to School- Our students will hear a guest speaker during the school day to talk about bike safety. 

October 6-9 - Fall Break No School

October 13- Principal's Coffee and Conversation- 8:30 a.m. During this meeting, we will discuss homework policies and practices. During the meeting, participants can share their perspectives and ideas on creating a balanced and effective homework approach that supports students' learning and well-being. 

October 19- Progress Reports and Parent/Teacher Conferences- Your teacher will reach out to schedule a conference. As a reminder, we encourage parents to reach out for a conference with their child's teachers if you have any questions or concerns about your students' learning. 

October 23-27- Red Ribbon Week- Dress Up Days 

Monday- Wear Sports or Exercise Gear

Tuesday- Wear Bright Colors

Wednesday- Wear PJs

Thursday- Wear Red or Pink!

Friday- Wear LRES Spirit Gear!

October 31- Book Character Day- Dress Up as Your Favorite Book Character