Please make note that our new school hours are 7:40am-2:50pm. Laurel Mountain doors open at 7:00am.
4th & 5th Grade Cluster Showcase Friday, December 9th
Our 4th & 5th graders have taken an exciting journey over the past eight weeks in their enrichment clusters. All 4th & 5th grade parents are invited to the Enrichment Cluster Showcase on Friday, December 9thbetween 8:30 and 11:00am to witness their world-class talent development. Please click here to RSVP if you are planning to attend your child’s showcase and we will have your visitors badge pre-printed and waiting for you. The Showcase is an opportunity for our 4th and 5th grade students to share what they have learned, explored and processed during their enrichment cluster meetings. Each student has been assigned a specific time when they will be the docent at his/her cluster display. Parents should have received an invitation with their child’s specific time last week. The Enrichment Cluster displays will be located in the halls surrounding the Rocket Room and Office.
Cub Scout Park 169 Needs Your Help with Our Brown Santa Toy Drive
WANTED! We need YOUR help! Join Cub Scout Pack 169 in support of the Travis County Brown Santa program. Brown Santa helps less fortunate families in our community by providing them a Holiday Meal and a Toy Box (0-14 years).
Brown Santa bins are located in front of the LME library and collection takes place now through Wednesday, December 14. Please join Pack 169 in donating new and unwrapped toys/gifts to this awesome program.
Suggested items: Sport balls (footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, etc.), Dolls (Barbies, baby, other play dolls), Toy trucks and cars, Lego sets, model kits, Play-Doh sets, Arts and crafts kits, Card games (UNO, Skip-Bo, Blink, etc.), Board games (Monopoly, Yahtzee, Clue, Life, Jenga, etc.)
Suggested items for ages 10-14 are greatly needed: Handheld games, Wallets, purses, backpacks, etc., Jewelry (watches, earrings, necklaces etc.), Hair dryers, curling irons, flat irons, etc., Arts and crafts kits
Your Cub Scout Pack 169 thanks you for your support in this important program. We look forward to seeing those Brown Santa bins overflowing! Contact Mantak Ho for further questions.
Winter Class Party Attendees – Get Your “Fast Pass” for Check-in
Coming for a class winter party on Thursday, December 15th and want to avoid long lines at check-in?
Then click here to fill out our online RSVP form by 1:00pm on December 14th and we’ll have your badge pre-printed and waiting for you outside the office on Thursday morning for quick and easy pick-up. With the large number of parents planning to attend the parties, we highly recommend parents take advantage of this “fast pass” option to help things run smoothly on this busy day. *(Only one RSVP per person necessary. You do not need to RSVP multiple times if attending multiple parties.)
2016-17 Student Pick-up Authorization Form – Please Complete for All Students at LME
It is time to to collect pick-up authorization information for our students via an online form to ensure
we have this information readily available, particularly if/when we need to implement our parent/student reunification plan due to an emergency. Anyone who you might possibly ask to pick-up your child for any reason (siblings, neighbors, relatives, co-workers. etc.) should be listed on this form. Anyone not listed on the online form or student registration form will not be permitted to pick up your child for any reason. We ask that one parent from each household complete this form as soon as possible.
Please click here to complete the Pick-up Authorization Form
This information will be kept confidential in the office. If you have any questions regarding this form, please contact our Communications Specialist, Anne Webster at email@example.com. Thank you for your help with this matter.
Parent Volunteer Applications Now Due
Any person wishing to volunteer in RRISD is required to complete a Volunteer Application each school year, to improve student safety. We strongly encourage all our parents to complete a ‘Volunteer Application’ as early in the year as possible. You must have a volunteer application on file each school year if you plan to chaperone a field trip. Click here to complete the volunteer application.
Upcoming Important Dates:
- Oct. 19: 6:30pm Family Clay Night
- Oct. 20: Fall Picture Day
- Oct. 26: 12:00pm – EARLY RELEASE Day
- Nov. 1-4: Fall Book Fair
- Nov. 1: Book Fair Night – Open until 7:00pm
- Nov. 5: 11:00am-3:00pm Fall Carnival
- Nov. 9: 6:30-7:00pm TAG Referral Information Night
- Nov 11 – Dec 6: TAG Referral Window
- Nov. 15: 6:45pm PTA General Meeting and Family Fitness Night
- Nov 21 – 25: Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
If you are a parent of a student at Laurel Mountain and you are NOT receiving our school enews, please click HERE to submit your email so we can add it to our list:
2016-17 School Supply Ordering Now Open Online
From now until June 17, 2016 you can order your child’s school supplies for the 2016-15 school year. This is a service offered by the PTA. Only online orders are accepted (no paper orders).
To order, please go to this website: http://www.epipacks.com/
Enter our school code: LAU001
and follow the directions to complete your order.
Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.
The supplies will be delivered to Laurel Mountain in August and will be waiting for your child outside of their classroom on meet the teacher day. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Video: Laurel Mountain students embrace after-school learning at Chess Club
Laurel Mountain, Purple Sage receive Innovative School Grants for campus-wide programs
RRISD awards $1.21 million in top Innovative School Grants to six schools
RRISD schools earn 115 TEA special distinctions
A+ Foundation awards $13K in grants to RRISD teachers
Laurel Mountain father, daughter group transforms fifth-grade learning
RRISD students participate in 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps
RRISD awards $1.9 million in Innovative School Grants to 34 schools
RRISD students succeed at Math Pentathlon
RRISD students succeed at Math Pentathlon
'Children At Risk' rank RRISD schools among top in Central Texas
Laurel Mountain chess team earns third place at national contest
Northwest Austin Rotary recognizes, awards $3K to RRISD teachers, paraprofessionals
RRISD students succeed at Division 1 Math Pentathlon
Grisham, Laurel Mountain students place in top 10 at National Geographic Bee
Laurel Mountain Teacher of the Year: Kim Clements
Behind the Books: David Jurecka
Laurel Mountain team, Canyon Vista student win state chess championship
Laurel Mountain teacher named Texas Environmental Excellence Award winner
Fourteen Round Rock ISD schools named to Texas Honor Roll
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Hours of Operation
Students: 7:40 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Office: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.