Laurel school

Spotted: Goodies at Laurel’s Sweetheart Bake Sale

Laurel School held its annual Sweetheart Bake Sale today, a fundraiser for the school’s PTO. The kindergarten kids provided the entertainment with singing led by Mrs. Bergeron. Parent and InMenlo contributing photographer Laura Hamilton cast her lens at some of the goodies. Volunteers on hand to make things run smoothly include (left to right): Susan Butler, […]

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Third graders at Laurel School create designs/proposals for new Middle Plaza in Menlo Park

Third graders are always at the forefront of designing new public places for their hometowns, right? Well, yes, if they are in one of two third grade classes at Laurel School in Menlo Park who have implemented a project-based learning (PBL) unit in social studies this Fall. The students showed off their designs this morning at a […]

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Get your Valentine’s Day goodies at Laurel School bake sale this afternoon

Laurel School mom (and InMenlo contributing photographer) Laura Hamilton sent us photos of a few of the delicious treats that will be on sale this afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Laurel School Sweetheart Bake Sale. Here’s how the school notice described the event: “There will be something for everyone’s sweet tooth: devilishly delicious items baked […]

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Neighborhood meeting on Laurel Upper School set for Oct. 30

A neighborhood meeting to discuss transportation and access to the future Laurel Upper School is planned for Oct. 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room of Laurel School on Edge Road in Atherton. The City of Menlo Park and the City of East Palo Alto received grant funds to provide bicycle markings, signage, sidewalk gap […]

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“Go Giants!” shout Laurel School kids decked out in orange and black (and some pink!)

Today was Go Giants Day at Laurel School in Atherton. Kids were asked to wear their orange and black to show support for the San Francisco Giants as they play their first 2014 World Series home game at AT&T Park starting  later this afternoon. We’d say these kids do what they’re told — and very well! Photos by Laura Hamilton

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Coming: Two campuses, one Laurel School in Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park

At the most recent Menlo Park School District Board of Education meeting, the decision was made on the name of the new Laurel campus at the O’Conner school site Elliot Drive site in the Willows neighborhood. When that campus opens in the Fall of 2016, Laurel will join Oak Knoll and Encinal offering grades K-5 […]

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Laurel and Oak Knoll schools receive California Distinguished School Award

Laurel Elementary in Atherton and Oak Knoll Elementary in Menlo Park are among the 14 San Mateo County elementary schools that received this year’s California Distinguished School Award. Announced by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, the California Distinguished Schools Program recognizes individual schools for innovative approaches to providing an equitable and rigorous education, honoring […]

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Life Skills Program at Laurel School in Atherton receives prestigious Kent Award

A Laurel School parent alerted us about the Life Skills Program at Laurel School in Atherton run by  school counselor Ashley Guilliot, who was recently notified that the program has received a 2014 Kent Award, bestowed by the San Mateo County School Boards Association in recognition of outstanding and innovative programs. We asked Ashley to […]

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Laurel School second grade students perform Shakespeare play

InMenlo photographer Laura Hamilton (whose photos accompany this post) forwarded this email from Laurel School second grade teacher Jeriann Hirsch about the Shakespeare play performed by the schools’ students this past Friday: “Every year I see how much kids are touched by doing this Shakespeare play. It’s a tremendous amount of work for them. . […]

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Spotted: Valentine goodies for sale at Laurel School

In what has become a Valentines Day tradition, delicious baked good are on display at Laurel School today, available for purchase between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. The Laurel third-grade chorus is adding to the festivities with a performance in the afternoon, and a silent auction is also being held. The school calls the annual sale […]

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Laurel students create outdoor art with polka dots, paint, and inspiration from local artist Dana Shields

Second-grade students in Ms. Cressey’s and Ms. Warren’s classes had plenty to smile about last week when they put the finishing touches on a large-scale outdoor project, which was the brainchild of class parent and artist Dana Shields. The spectacular project transformed a grove of on-campus trees into a vibrant, polka dot–covered work of art […]

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