It’s Kinder Roundup Time: Join Us for 2016-17 Kindergarten Registration March 7th
Monday, March 7, 2015 from 9:00am-2:00pm RRISD will hold Kinder Roundup at our elementary schools. Parents may register children at their neighborhood elementary campus during this time. Any child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2016, and who lives in the Round Rock ISD is eligible to attend the district’s full-day kindergarten. If you have a child who is eligible, please go to your neighborhood elementary school anytime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 7 to register.
Parents should bring the following to registration:
- Proof of residence within the district (contract on house, lease agreement, actual title to house, current RRISD tax statement, or current utility bill indicating the address and the adult’s name.)
- Child’s official birth certificate (or passport if birth certificate unavailable)
- Child’s immunization record
- Child’s social security card (Preferred but will not prevent enrollment)
Please see the district website for more information or call us at 512-464-5131. Bus schedules, lunch prices and other information will be available in August.
Mark Your Calendars for STAAR Testing Dates Grades 3-5
Beginning in March our students will be taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests on the following dates:
- March 29th: G4 Writing & G5 Math
- March 30th: G5 Reading
- May 9th: G3 & G4 Math
- May 10th: G3 & G4 Reading
- May 11th: G5 Science
On these days Laurel Mountain will be a “closed campus”. This means we need to ask that all parents refrain from visiting the campus for volunteer duties or for having lunch with their child, in any grade, on these days. We utilize rooms all over campus for testing and we need to ensure all hallways are quiet and secure. If you have a student in 3rd-5th grade please refrain from scheduling doctor appointments that will require your student to be pulled out of class on scheduled testing days.
LME Text Alerts for Parents
Now that the weather is beginning to get unpredictable we would like to remind parents about Laurel Mountain’s text alert system that will allow us to send school closure/delay start alerts, emergency notifications and important reminders (early release day reminders) to our parents. This alert system will help us get in touch with our families quickly and efficiently, especially in emergency situations.
To sign-up to receive these text alerts:
- Send a text to: 81010
- With this in the message field: @laurelm
You will receive two confirmation texts, one asking for your name then a second text confirming you are signed up. If you have any questions regarding the text alert system, please contact Anne Webster at 464-4399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Important Dates
- January 25-February 2: Walk to Read Fundraiser
- February 3: 12:45pm Early Release Day
- February 5: Walk to Read Finale
- February 12: Classroom Valentine’s Day Parties (times vary)
- February 15: Presidents’ Day – No School
- March 7, 9:00am-2:00pm: Kinder Roundup – Registration Day for 2016-17 Kindergarten Students
- March 8-11: Spring Book Fair
- March 10: Spring Picture Day
- March 14-18: Spring Break – No School
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Welcome to Laurel Mountain Elementary!
Whether your child is transferring to our school from another school district, changing schools within Round Rock ISD, or starting school for the first time, visit the district’s Registration page to find out useful information.
Need to purchase school supplies? Click the link below for each grade level’s list of required supplies.
Support the PTA When Shopping on AmazonSmile
On December 8th at the General PTA meeting, it was approved that the LME PTA would participate in AmazonSmile, which is Amazon’s charitable organization that will automatically donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our PTA. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know – same products, same prices, same service. It costs you nothing, and it’s just like shopping on Amazon normally, but you get to do a world of good while shopping. Go to smile.amazon.com and select your charitable organization as “ PTA Texas Congress 7871 Laurel Mountain Elementary” based in Austin, TX then start shopping!
What is SEM?
Laurel Mountain Elementary (LME) cultivates the individual gifts and talents of every child through the implementation of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM). This enrichment program is embedded in all classrooms and practiced every day by every student.
SEM provides teachers with tools and methods that support their ability to:
- discover your child’s preferred learning style,
- focus on each child’s individual strengths,
- emphasize self-esteem, and
- encourage independent critical thinking.
Outdoor Learning in Round Rock ISD is more than just a short walk on a nature trail. Outdoor Learning provides ongoing authentic learning experiences for students that encompasses traditional subjects like science, language arts, math, technology and social studies; and engages broader objectives like responsibility and respect. Through Outdoor Learning, students are provided a unique opportunity to engage subjects in a way not found in the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom.