Spring has sprung at Laureate Park Elementary. We had a month full of educational, fun and innovative activities.
All our students took part in LPE’s annual Field Day, right before Spring Break. The weather could not have been better. The activities were Star Wars-themed. The students all had a great day of friendly competition and camaraderie.
Students in Ms. Quinn’s first grade class started LPE’s first Kindness Squad. As a class team, they came up with ideas to spread kindness throughout the school with students and teachers. One morning, students were greeted in the car line with friendly, kind, welcoming signs. For the teachers, the class came around to deliver snacks and kindness messages. This is only the beginning of more things to come!
Thanks to the generosity of our PTA, our students were able to visit with and learn from author and former Disney animator Peter Raymundo. Mr. Raymundo shared insight into how he creates his books with his fun and entertaining illustrations.
Congratulations to LPE student Alexis Mohammed, who won first place at the quarter three STEM challenge for the Southeast Learning Community. The challenge was called the Ping Pong Propel challenge.
Next time you travel downtown, drive near the corner of Central Boulevard and Osceola Avenue and check out the banners hanging on the lights. OCPS students have provided artwork for banners being hung downtown. One of LPE’s students was selected to have her artwork printed on a banner hanging in that area.
First grade completed several projects during Black History Month this year. In Ms. Quintern’s first grade class, students researched and then presented a wax museum on African Americans. All first grade students also completed a project where they studied and researched important African Americans.