Laureate Park Elementary set some records and celebrated some of our most important Americans this month. Our kindergarten team asked all kindergarten students to fill out a heart if they have a veteran in their family or as a family friend. We were pleased to receive so many hearts. The display includes all hearts received and is hanging in the entrance to the kindergarten hallway.
A huge thank you to our spectacular volunteers who participated in our 2018 Teach-In event! Our students learned about robotics, jobs in the military, medical fields and more. Teach-In highlights the importance of bringing together teachers, school staff, parents, students and the entire community in a unified effort to build great public schools.
In October, our students raised money for our school through the Boosterthon, a walk/run fundraiser. Because of the success of our Boosterthon fundraising efforts, three students were able to slime our principal and assistant principal as a reward.
Laureate Park PTA celebrated our Moms with Muffins with Misses in early November with a picnic breakfast. Moms, grandmas, aunts and cousins joined our students for an early morning breakfast picnic.
In November, Laureate Park participated in Relay for Life at Lake Nona High School. Our GoldTogether Laureate Park Longhorns Relay for Life team raised more than $8,000 for pediatric cancer awareness and research! Thank you so much to all of the students, parents and staff who volunteered, raised funds and participated in our 2018 Relay for Life team.
This month, we celebrated two teachers with special awards. Ms. Brittany O’Sullivan, a teacher and leader for her 3rd-grade team, was awarded OCPS Hero Teacher. Ms. Higgins was awarded the Kiwanis Teacher of the Month. Thank you to Ms. O’Sullivan and Ms. Higgins for going above and beyond and for all you do to support our students’ success.