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Visit Our New Website!

PTA is moving its website to https://laurelridge.ptboard.com/ where you can make purchases, create classroom groups and much more.  Please change your bookmarks and visit us there!  

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Directory Advertising

We are selling ads for our directory, which we are hoping to print again this year! Please forward to anyone that you think would be interested or email us at ptaforlres@gmail.com

LRES Directory advertising form 2017-18

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Calling all Volunteers!

We’re getting ready to kick off another awesome school year, and WE NEED YOU! We have lots of ways for you to get involved. Help us support our school by volunteering at one or more of these fun events. If you have any questions, please contact us at ptaforlres@gmail.com

August 19th – Campus Clean Up and Garden Work Day, 9 am – 1pm (time commitment flexible)

Join us as we beautify our campus for the upcoming school year! We’ll be picking up trash, pulling weeds, laying mulch, trimming bushes and much more. Please bring work gloves, a bottle of water and a hat if you need it. Items that would be helpful to bring include outdoor garbage bags, and gardening tools such as shovels, trowels, brush trimmers, and sturdy rakes for spreading mulch. Kids are welcome to help! Sign up at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0444A5AB2EA02-campus

August 21 – Welcome Back Staff Breakfast

As we get ready to start yet another school year, we are carrying on our annual tradition of welcoming our teachers and staff back with a delicious breakfast. Please consider signing up to bring and item and/or volunteer you time. Please deliver your items to the cafeteria by 8:30 am on August 21.  Please use disposable containers or make sure to clearly label any items that you would like returned.  Please contact Cristina Murphy or Lynn Smith with any questions. Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4aadaf2aa46-welcome

August 22 – First Day Folder Stuffing and Sign Making (noon – 3pm)

Volunteer an hour or two of your time to stuff the information folders that our students bring home on the first day of school. We will also be making “Welcome Back” signs to put up on the walls in the school. Get to know some other LRES parents at one of our first big volunteer events of the year. Sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0444A5AB2EA02-first

 August 23 and 24 – Popsicles on the Playground/Open House/Back to School Night PTA Volunteers (times vary)

Volunteer to work at the PTA tables selling spirit wear, welcoming new families, answering questions and signing up PTA members. New families welcome to volunteer, you do not need to be a LRES expert to work at the PTA table. Volunteers especially needed so that PTA board members can also go visit their child’s classroom and information session. Sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0444A5AB2EA02-popsicles



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LRES New Student and Kindergarten Welcome Events

The Laurel Ridge community is excited to welcome all of our new Lions and their families for the 2017-18 school year!  Please plan to join us for one or more of the following welcome events:

New Lions Welcome Event – 8/16 at 1pm OR 6pm

Students and parents are invited to this fun information session and tour to get to know your new school!  We’ll answer your questions on everything from setting up a cafeteria account to drop off and pick up and more. Please choose one session, either at 1pm or 6pm and RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/welcomenewlions

Kindergarten Playdates​ at Lakeside Park

Thursday, August 3 at 6 PM
Saturday, August 12 at 10 AM
Friday, August 18 at 10 AM
 
Make some new friends at a playdate at the park hosted by LRES PTA! Since our school playground will be under construction, our playdates will be at Lakeside Park in the Kings Park West neighborhood (5216 Pommeroy Dr, Fairfax, VA 22032). The park has a small parking lot but there is plentiful parking on surrounding streets. The park is next to Royal Lake, so bug spray might be helpful. No RSVP needed
 
If you have any questions about these events or would like to get involved this year, please email us.  Parents may join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/192165167499067/ to stay in touch.


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Box Tops

Don’t forget to turn in your Box Tops before the end of the school year!

Each Box Top is worth $.10 for our school and it adds up fast.  Please remove any expired Box Tops before turning them in.

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Reflections 2017-2018

Let your student’s summer adventures and daydreams inspire creativity by participating in the LRES PTA’s Reflections Program! Reflections is the National PTA Arts Recognition and Achievement Program.

Students reflect on a theme and create original pieces of art inspired by the theme. The theme for the 2017-2018 school year is “Within Reach.”

There are six categories of art from which students can choose (and they can enter under multiple categories): visual arts, music composition, photography, literature, dance choreography, and film. Entries are collected and grouped into age categories (K- Grade 2; Grades 3-5; Grades 6-8; Special Artist: All grades welcome). Entries will be collected in the fall and evaluated within each age group. A celebration for all participants is planned for the end of the school year. Official rules for each category can be found at the Virginia PTA’s website: http://www.vapta.org/arts-and-education/reflections Entry forms with due dates will be distributed to all students in September. Have a happy and creative summer!

Please reach out to the Laurel Ridge Reflections program at LRESReflections@gmail.com.



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Sweet Frog Spirit Night

Join us for some frozen yogurt after the Strings concert or anytime between 6-10 pm at Sweet Frog, 6025 Burke Centre Parkway.

20% of proceeds will be donated to PTA.  BE SURE TO MENTION LAUREL RIDGE AT CHECKOUT!

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Special Education Family Picnic

Celebrate a great year and get to know other families of students in Special Education programs. Please join us for a picnic and ice cream social Friday, June 96-8 pm in the CSS multipurpose room. Hot dogs, water and lemonade will be provided.

RSVP and sign up to bring something at tinyurl.com/LRESicecream. Bring a blanket or portable chairs and eat outside while the kids play.  We will have an indoor art activity and Legos if the weather is bad.

Questions? Please contact Joanne Walton

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We’re clearing out our shelves of Laurel Ridge Spirit Wear

We’re clearing out our shelves of Laurel Ridge Spirit Wear to get ready for next year!  Visit www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0444A5AB2EA02-spirit1  to select  the items you’d like to purchase.  We will  send you a PayPal invoice and Once we receive payment, we will send the item home with your child.

If you are unable to use PayPal you may send in a check in an envelope labeled “PTA Spirit Wear Sale”  after signing up.  Please don’t forget to include your student’s name and grade so we can send the item(s) home.

There are a limited number of each item, so please act quickly for the sizes you want. Pick up an Adult size shirt too and volunteer with us!!

If you have any questions please email ptaforlres@gmail.com

 

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Order School Supply Kits

Avoid the back to school shopping rush!  Online ordering is now available for our popular school supply kits at www.shopttkits.com account # 93765.  Kits are loaded with exactly what your student needs for next year as determined by our teachers.  Place your order now and it will be waiting for your student at the school Open House event in August or on the first day of school.  You can even order headphones, backpacks and water bottles.

Paper order forms and more information will go home next week.  Any questions can be directed to Autumn Riley or Nafeesa Owens.