UPCOMING EVENTS
PRINCIPAL'S CORNER
Laurel Mountain is a school for talent development where we are working together to develop the whole child. I am honored to be the principal at an amazing and innovative school in the outstanding Round Rock Independent School District. Thank you for choosing to be a part of the Laurel Mountain Elementary community for the 2013-14 school year. We have opportunities for everyone to be involved in continuing our history of excellence. I hope that you will visit the LME Website and the LME PTA website to learn more about how you can be involved in the excitement of creating an exceptional learning experience for our children. Please call or contact me if you have ideas, suggestions, or questions. I am here to help.

Respectfully,
Jan Richards, Principal

Welcome to Laurel Mountain ElementarY

Call for Volunteers for Field Day Friday, May 9th
Field Day is Friday, May 9th and we need lots of Volunteers to make this event a fun day for everyone! Stay all day or volunteer for a two hour shift while your child is participating. Opening ceremonies start at around 8:00 a.m., right after KPAW. All are welcome.
We could especially use help from our Lion Dads in some specific areas:
-May 8th set-up from 2:30-3:30pm
-May 9th early morning set-up from 7:00-8:00am
 AND these specific activities located in the mini-gym:
-Hockey, rope climbing and football throw (3 shift options, 8-10am, 10am-12pm and 12:15-2:15pm).
Click this link to signup: http://lme.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=2

Last Week for the Backpack Food Collection in Support of Voigt Elementary
The Lionhearts, a LME student service organization, are collecting food for Voigt Elementary students. This is a school right here in the Round Rock community. We would like to collect raman noodles, mac and cheese, vienna sausages, applesauce cups, individual cereal boxes, juice boxes, granola bars, cracker sandwiches, popcorn, raisins and fruit snacks. The food you donate will be given to students in Round Rock that might go hungry without our help. Food donations can be dropped off in the boxes outside the library. Please donate! The Lionhearts thank you!

Get to Know Outdoor Learning at LME
One of the most unique things about Laurel Mountain is our Outdoor Learning program.  Were you aware that we have one of the largest edible gardens in the District? Did you know that our students have designed and continue to maintain a wildlife preserve that is certified on both the state and national level?  Outdoor learning is more than plants and animals and includes our kite festival, rocket launches, star parties and recycling at our Fall Festival.  If you'd like to learn about Outdoor Learning at LME, join us at any or all of our “Get to Know” events this spring.

Earth Day Tour, April 25th:
join us in the Preserve at 10 a.m. for the dedication of the new Water Harvesting for Wildlife shed made possible through a grant opportunity funded by the RRISD Partners in Education Foundation.
Sustainability Session, May 14th: join us from 8-10 a.m. as we start to wind down our school year to check the progress on our student work through the school year and hear about some of the projects planned for 2014-2015
Please click here to rsvp for a tour.

RRISD to Hold Five Bond 2014 Public Forums in April
Round Rock ISD will host five public forums in April to give community members an opportunity to learn about the propositions and currently proposed projects of the 2014 Bond. Meetings will be held each Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. The dates and locations are:
-April 29, Stony Point High School Lecture Hall, 1801 Tiger Trail, Round Rock
Early voting will take place on Saturday, May 3rd at Canyon Vista MS and on Sunday, May 4th at Heartland Healthcare Center at 11406 Rustic Rock Dr (next to Canyon Vista)
Election day is May 10.

2014-15 Kinder and Pre-K Registration Now Open
Any child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014, 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 by your neighborhood elementary school anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. beginning March 5th to register. Please remember to bring all of the original required documentation. Click here for information parents need to know about Pre-K and Kindergarten