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Important Dates

  • February 3-14: Walk to Read Campaign
  • February 13: Individual & Class Photos
  • February 11-14: Book Fair
  • February 17 & 18: Student Holidays
  • February 20, 8-9am: 2nd/3rd Grade Discover Engineering Day
  • February 21, 8-9am: 1st/4th/5th Discover Engineering Day
  • March 7, 8:30-10:30am: Community Clean Up
  • March 13: G2/G3 Enrichment Showcase
  • March 16-20: Spring Break – No School

 

 

Congratulations to Our Teacher and Paraprofessional of the Year!

This week we announced our 2021 Teacher of the Year: Ms. Katie Pyles! The process of being awarded is a special one because you are being nominated and recognized by your peers. The person nominating Ms. Pyles said this: Katie’s dedication to instilling a love of music and providing opportunities for all students to shine with pride in musical performance is amazing. I’ve never seen a more robust elementary music education program. Her passion for the students and heart of service to our community deserves recognition, and I truly appreciate her sharing of her time and talents with us!

TOY

We are truly fortunate to have the talent and passion of Ms. Pyles serving our students. She goes above and beyond to teach her students the skills and content of music, while also getting them to engage in performances with confidence and ease! She is knowledgeable and inspires her students with her passion!

 

We also recognize an outstanding paraprofessional for their contributions and hard work! Ms. Vanessa Sapp was selected by our staff and this is what the person nominating her had to say: Vanessa is incredible at getting so much accomplished! No matter how much is on her plate, and it is a lot, she accomplishes it in a professional consultative manner and keeps the school running smoothly. She amazes me!

POY

Ms. Sapp works behind the scenes in the office and manages our budget, facilities, purchasing and so much more! With the unique demands of our Schoolwide Enrichment Model, she is busier than other administrative assistants in the rest of the district. She does everything efficiently, and with a smile!

Calling all Engineers for LME’s Discover Engineering Days

If you’ve been looking for a way to be a star in your child’s class, this is your opportunity! Discover Engineering is a program designed to reach out to current and future generations of engineering talent. The purpose is to ensure a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing the understanding of and interest in math and science. Discover Engineering also raises public understanding and appreciation of engineers’ contributions to society.

LME needs volunteers to present in our classrooms on Thursday, February 20th from 8:00-9:00 am for 2nd & 3rd grades and Friday, February 21st from 8:00-9:00am for 1st, 4th & 5th grade classrooms for our Discover Engineering days. Volunteers will be trained and provided with information to discuss with the children about what engineers do, and then engage the children in a hands-on engineering related activity. Volunteers will be able to sign up on the PTA website next week.

Prior to the Discover Engineering days, volunteers are asked to attend one short training session. The first training session is February 11th from 6:30pm-7:15pm and the second session is February 13th from 12:015 – 1:00pm. For more information, contact Dustin Goss at DGoss@pape-dawson.com. **We are looking for a co-chair for this event**

 

Book Fair – February 11-14

We are excited to announce that it is time for our last Book Fair of the school year!

Here is this year’s schedule of when books will be available for purchase:

Feb 11th (Tuesday)                            8:00 AM – 7:00 PM *Family Reading Night!

Feb 12th (Wednesday)                      8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Feb 13th (Thursday)                          8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Feb 14th (Friday)                               8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Our Book Fairs present a wide variety of books, carefully selected for students at all reading levels.  These include award winning titles, classic favorites, and the latest books.

Parents, please note that the amount you send must also include sales tax!  Sales tax will be 8.25%.  Please make checks for books at the Book Fair payable to Laurel Mountain Elementary.  Driver’s license numbers must be on all checks If you are sending cash, please send the correct change, if possible.  All major credit cards are accepted.

***Please do not check students out during class time to go to the book fair. ***

Book Fairs are important events in developing young readers.  They also benefit our campus.  The school retains 25% of the total dollar amount of purchases.  We are also able to select books from the Book Fair totaling 10% of the total amount of sales, for our library collection.  Thank you for your help in improving the resources which are available to Laurel Mountain students!

Community Clean Up – March 7, 8:30-10:30am

Join us for a community clean up day to prep our Pollinator Garden for the spring! Contact our E2 Coordinator, Jessica Vance, with any questions: jessica_vance@roundrockisd.org.

 

Kindergarten Roundup Coming March 11!

Registration for our 2020-2021 Kindergarten students is just around the corner. Click here for more information!

Parent Volunteer Applications Now Due

Any person wishing to volunteer in Round Rock ISD 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. Complete the volunteer application 

 

Keep up-to-date with the latest happenings at LME! Click here to read Ms. Marvel’s weekly newsletter

Not receiving these updates in your email inbox? First, check the spam folder. Many families have been finding these updates there. Still no message? Check with the front office to see which email addresses are listed for your family and add additional email addresses. 

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 AmazonSmile and select your charitable organization as “ PTA Texas Congress 7871 Laurel Mountain Elementary” based in Austin, TX then start shopping!

Fill out the Pick-up Authorization form. Only parents, guardians, and people listed on this form will be permitted to pick up your child.
The Aligned Round Rock Curriculum (ARRC)  outlines the learning goals and objectives Round Rock ISD students are expected to achieve.

The entire ARRC can be found on the Round Rock ISD Curriculum website.

Below are links to specific grade level ARRC documents:

A list of projects from Bond 2018 that impact our campus can be found on schools Bond Webpage.

 

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.

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