Laureate Park Elementary wrapped up the second quarter in typical Longhorn style: celebrating our successes! All of our students who met their Accelerated Reading (AR) goal for the second quarter were celebrated with a snow cone party.
Our Longhorns participated in Multicultural Night, a celebration of all of our many cultures represented at Laureate Park Elementary. Families brought food and dressed in the traditional clothing of their home countries. It was a delicious and informative celebration of our families. In November, we shared our love of books by presenting Literacy Night. Everyone was excited when a special guest, Clifford, greeted our families.
Our parents joined our classrooms during Teach In and shared with our students their careers and passions. From firefighters to doctors to dentists to sports professionals, our students really loved all the creative presentations.
Our Longhorns celebrated World Kindness Day, dedicated to Fred Rogers, by wearing a cardigan. Kindness fills our hallways every day, so our students were excited to celebrate it. Our Storybook Character Parade brought out some amazing costumes inspired by favorite books and authors.
Congratulations to Sofia Hernandez, 1st Place, and Charlie Muniz, 2nd Place, in the K-2 division for Week of the Family essay contest. They wrote essays for the prompt: “I should be present with my family because …” Their winning essays will be on display at the school.
Laureate Park PTA continues to bring fantastic resources to our students. Celebrated author Kate Messner was invited to speak to our students about her writing process. Our Longhorns agreed this was one of the most entertaining presentations. One student said, “I can’t wait to read her books!” In addition, Laureate Park PTA supplied our clinic, attained field trip t-shirts for kindergarten and fifth grade, and supplied our teachers with books and other instructional tools.