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Marathon Kids Canceled TODAY, Tuesday, January 17th
Due to the weather we are canceling Marathon Kids for today, Tuesday, January 17th. Marathon Kids after school running club will resume next Tuesday, January 24th. Please ensure your child and their teacher knows how they will go home today. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

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 23rd from 8:00-9:00am for 2nd & 3rd grades and Friday, February 24th 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 can sign up by clicking here now. Be sure to sign up early to ensure a spot in your child’s class!

Prior to the Discover Engineering days, volunteers are asked to attend one of the two short training sessions on Wednesday, February 15 from 6:30-7:15 PM and Thursday, February 16 from 11:35-12:20 PMin the LME Science Lab. Volunteers need only attend one of the training sessions.
For more information, contact Dustin Goss at DGoss@pape-dawson.com

Lunar New Year Celebrations – Parent Input Requested
This year Laurel Mountain will be learning about Lunar New Year celebrations and traditions during the week of January 23rd and we would like input from our families who celebrate this holiday. If your family celebrates Lunar New Year, please take a few moments to fill out our questionnaire. The information we gather will be used to help us create meaningful presentations for our students.
Please click here to fill out our questionnaire.

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 anne_webster@roundrockisd.org. 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.

  • Returning students for 2016-2017 school year – August 15-26, 2016
  • New students registration for 2016-2017 school year

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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

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2016-2017 School Supply 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: laurelmountainsupplies@gmail.com

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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.

>> MORE Enrichment Information

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.

>> Visit the Laurel Mountain Outdoor site

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Laurel Mountain Elementary School
10111 DK Ranch Road
Austin, Texas, 78759
Jan Richards, Principal
Johanna Kelley, Asst. Principal

Phone Numbers

Main: 512-464-4300
Fax: 512-464-4390
Nurse: 512-464-4305
Attendance: 512-464-4302

Hours of Operation

Students: 7:40 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Office: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.