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Laurel Ridge Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Weekly Update 8/27/2023

Week of August 27, 2023

Greetings Laurel Ridge families! 

This past week, we had our Curriculum Night and held our first Community Meeting. It was great celebrating with our students and introducing our Safety Patrols for this year. 

This week, we will continue our Fall MAP testing. Please ensure your student is well rested each day for their assessment. I will host the first Principal’s Coffee and Conversation this Friday at 8:30 in the cafeteria. Our conversation will focus on increasing parent involvement and the School Improvement Plan. 

Students, staff, and families are reminded to wash their hands, stay home when not feeling well, and are welcome to wear masks. Thank you for helping keep Laurel Ridge healthy. 

Dr. Thomas is now working on ensuring that all returning students have completed their annual verification. All students' parents must provide proof of residency and a copy of parent identification to complete the yearly registration. If you have not completed this, instructions are provided at the end of this message. 

If your family needs food assistance this year, please use the form to sign up. This information is kept confidential.

Here is a the link to the LRES School Year at a Glance. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership. 

Warm regards,

Ms. Hartman 

September 1- Principal’s Coffee and Conversation: 8:30 am

You're invited to a parent conversation hosted by Principal Hartman. Join us to share your valuable insights and perspectives as we work together to enhance the educational experience for our students. Our conversation will focus on increasing parent involvement and the School Improvement Plan. 

September 4- Labor Day- School Closed.

September 14- Progress Reports Go Home

September 15- International Dot Day- Wear Dots or Polka Dots

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing.

September 18- PTA Fall Fundraiser Kick-Off- More information coming soon! 

September 19- PTA General Meeting 6:30pm

September 22- PTA Movie Night

September 29- Spirit Wear Day and Fall Fundraiser Dance 


Annual Verification: 

Here is a link to instructions: