The Laurelville Elementary gymnasium was filled with veterans, families, staff and students on the morning of November 11 for a very special Veterans Day program. The entire kindergarten through fourth grade student body participated in the honoring. Principal Bret King welcomed everyone to the program, which was under the direction of music teacher Mrs. Susan Barnes and led by fourth grade student council members.
The guest speaker was Mr. George R. Kaiser, a United States Army Medic veteran who served from 1956 - 1958 in Europe during the Cold War. The students sang a total of fourteen patriotic songs, including an Armed Forces Medley. Service Flags were held by veteran family members of students.
A total of eighty certificates were on display for the Wall of Honor, with names and photos of veterans submitted by both students and staff members.
The program concluded with a moving song, “Thank You, Soldiers” and the playing of “Taps.”
Laurelville Elementary would like to thank the Pickaway County Veteran Services for providing student flags, AmVets Post 2256 for providing the military service flags and mounts, and Mr. Chad Wolf for bringing the MIA, American and hand held service flags.
Mary Ann Shamblin
Grade cards will be going home on Friday, October 30th. Parent-teacher conference forms will also be going home with the report cards. Please return these as soon as possible to request a time and date for a conference.
Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 5th and Tuesday, November 10th from 3:30-6:30pm. To be fair to all families, conferences must be scheduled ahead of time. If you walk-in wanting to speak to a teacher there is a very good possibility that you will not be able to because they will be in conferences with families that have scheduled an appointment. REMINDER - DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE BUILDINGS.
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU!!
1. Thank you to students and families for following the costume guidelines. There was not one issue and we appreciate your help. This allowed everyone to enjoy the day.
2. Thank you to the families that brought treats in for the parties.
3. Thank you to the families and community for supporting the kiddos during the parade.
4. Thank you to Mr. Chickerel, Mr. Wagner and Mrs. Waidelich for bringing the junior high and high school bands down to lead the parade. What an awesome experience for the kids.
5. Thank you to the Laureville Police and Fire Departments for closing down the streets to keep our kids safe.
6. Thank you to ALL staff members for helping organize and run the event and for your patience.
Friday, October 30 is the Annual Halloween Parade at Laurelville Elementary. The parade will begin at 1:15. The high school band will lead our students through the parade with the junior high band following. A short band performance will take place in front of the school at the conclusion of the parade. Students will need to bring their costumes with them to school to change into before the parade. Please do not have students wear them to school. A reminder about the guidelines for costumes that have been sent home in the newsletters for the past two months. NO BLOOD, NO GORE, NO SCARY. Students are encouraged to pick a character from their favorite storybook and dress accordingly.