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Laurel Ridge Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Weekly Update 5/1/2023

Week of May 1, 2023

Greetings Parents, 

This past week we wrapped up Milestones testing and will finish our MAP testing. This week we have our STEM Expo and STEM Night on Thursday.  This is a great event to come and have hands-on activities focused on our garden.  

We have so many great things coming as we wind down this year. Please come out to support your students and our school! Thank you for helping make Laurel Ridge a great place to learn and grow!

Have a great week, 

Ms. Hartman



May 1st -May 5th- MAP Testing 

Upper grades will begin MAP testing, while our lower grades will finish their MAP testing this week. This schedule may be changed to better align with grade-level schedules. 

May 4th- STEM Night and Science EXPO- 6pm-7:30pm

Laurel Ridge will celebrate STEM learning together. Please consider volunteering to help:  

May 6th- LRES Family Kickoff – LRES Playground 10 am

Coffee will be served, and your family can Chalk the Walk, hang out, and help get ready for Staff Appreciation Week. 

May 7th- 12th- Staff Appreciation Week

Please check with your room parent or the PTA on how LRES is going to celebrate our staff. The theme of the week’s celebration will be “You Lift Us Up.” 

May 8th- PAC Meeting 4:00pm

The Principal Advisory Council (PAC) is seeking input from the community on what inclusion looks like for you and your family. We are brainstorming ways to help all families feel welcome and engaged in our activities, and we want to hear from you! Please email the PAC at [email protected], provide input on the Facebook post, or reach out to a PAC member directly! 

May 9th- Pre-K Preview 8:00am Cafe

Upcoming LRES Pre-K families are invited. We ask upcoming Pre-K parents to gather in the cafeteria and meet the principal, counselors, and pre-k teachers. There will be a short information session focusing on school schedules and expectations. After the information session, parents will be taken on a tour of the school, including Pre-K classrooms, a clinic, a media center, and a look at the playground.

We look forwards to meeting our new Pre-K families!


May 12th- Field Day

More information to come but we are expecting a great day of fun in the sun.   We will need parent volunteers to help support. A sign-up sheet will be shared shortly. 

Honor’s Day: 

Each grade level will have a short performance, and all students will receive an award. Please make sure to mark your calendars to celebrate with your student. 

May 22nd Honor’s Day: Grade 1-9:30 am, Grade 2-10:20 am, Grade 3-11:10 am, and Grade 4 12:45 pm

May 23rd Honor’s Day: PreK 12:30 pm (in the classroom), K 8:30 am, and 5th Grade 10:00 am



4 Week Look Ahead:

We are anticipating the cost to remodel all the existing restrooms in the building and the advertisement for General Contractor Services for SPLOST Project 36835.