Skip to main content

Laurel Ridge Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Weekly Update 3/20/2023

Week of March 20, 2023

Greetings Parents, 

I am working on streamlining some communication. You should expect to have weekly contact from me that will not occur during school hours. This will help parents not be overwhelmed with communication during the school day. Thank you to the community members who were able to join the Coffee and Conversation and suggest the communication change. 

Thank you, 

Ms. Hartman 

Upcoming Events:

Special Olympics- Our students in Ms. Vegso and Ms. Parshall’s Homerooms will be participating in the Special Olympics.  Help Laurel Ridge cheer on our athletes this week!

Tuesday- Our 3rd Grade students will conclude their study on the Georgia watershed with a culminating activity of releasing the trout they raised.  Thank you to the PTA for sponsoring this Field Trip!

Thursday- Progress Reports go home.  If you have any questions or concerns about your student’s progress, contact their teacher.

Friday- March 24th Spring Fling Dance-

Join the Laurel Ridge Students on the front parking lot to dance the night away. Tickets are $5 (cash only) and they include a slice of pizza and glo-stick.  Tickets will be sold in the morning this week and at the event. Pre-k to 2nd grade parents must attend. For students in grades 3-5, parent drop off is permitted. Concessions will be sold.

Book Fair Begins- March 24th- 31st

Hosted by Little Shop of Stories, the Book Fair will be open during school events and before and after school. The Book Fair accepts credit, debit, cash, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. For more details, please see the PTA Eagle Flyer. 

Saturday- March 25th – Science Olympiad at DHMS! Good luck to our LRES students and coaches!

Thursday, March 30th 6pm- 2nd/ 3rd Grade Musical- 

Our second and third grade students will be performing in a musical program called, “Disney: The Movies, The Music”. There is no cost to attend the evening performance. A special morning performance will be held on the 30th so all students will be able to see the performance!

Students who are performing need to report at 5:30 pm. 

Spring Break- April 3rd-7th  


District Updates:

Math Community Meeting Recording: 

The Division of Curriculum and Instruction is pleased to provide a recording of the information shared at the mathematics community meetings held in January and February of this year. The Mathematics Standards Overview link is The recording and frequently asked questions document can also be found under Parent Resources on the DCSD website.  

Summer Learning Opportunities:

In preparation to meet the needs of students this summer, the 2023 Summer Learning Programs link is open for families to register through DCSD's website. Parents can access the list of summer programs via the school district's website by clicking on Parents on the homepage and then clicking on Summer School. 

Here is a direct link:  

Program descriptions and additional information can be found on the summer program page.