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LHS WeeklyBuzz 10/08/2017


“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
-- Isaiah 40:31


Homecoming is right around the corner. This year our annual Homecoming will take place on Friday, October 20th. Prepare yourself for a fun filled week full of school spirit and fun activities leading up to the big day! 

Here is this year's schedule!

1:00pm Pep Rally (on the quad) 

2:00pm Festival Begins Laurel Hall parking lot opens to fun, games, bouncers, gourmet tacos, bake sale treats, confetti eggs, pumpkin decorating and more! 

2:30pm Flush ‘EM Live Auction ….Our very own Principal, Mr. Jay Guidetti will be auctioned off to be soaked by the FLUSH ‘EM tank! Don’t miss this opportunity…if we do it right, it may never happen again. 

3:30pm Varsity Football game on Harrison Field 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW to view and print your order form.

Then print out your order form, and return it with a check or cash to the Laurel Hall front office 

Your spirit orders will be delivered to your child’s classroom on Homecoming morning 


It's tour season and we are excited to welcome new faces into our Laurel Hall Community. Please share with friends and family who are looking for a new school community about our Fall and Winter tour dates!

Wednesday, October 11, 9:00am 
Wednesday, November 8, 8:30am – Tour for Emmanuel Early Childhood Center Families
Wednesday, December 6, 8:30am 
Wednesday, January 17, 9:00am 


10/18 - 10/19 

You should have received an email with Parent-Teacher conference information earlier this week. The link for appointments was in the email or click here. You will need your child’s ID number and the security value indicated in the email. That information is also on PlusPortals under Demographics. If you have questions about appointments, please contact Barbara Bartlett (


Photos and videos of class and school activities can now be seen on SmugMug for parents to view. SmugMug is a password protected photo sharing site that does not use content for any other purpose. Teachers may have shared their individual viewing links with you, but to access all galleries, you can click here and contact Judy Barry for the password. Galleries are organized by homeroom as well as subjects and other activities. Photos can be downloaded from the download link for free; however, we ask that photos not be posted on any other website. Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy the photos!


FRIDAY, 10/13 

There will be box at carpool drop off and/or the kids can bring the cans to chapel and put them in the box there, or bring them to the office. Thank you for your support.


If you missed Picture Day in September, please mark your calendar for Picture Make-Up Day on Wednesday, 11/8 from 8:00-10:00am. These photos are used in the school yearbook and for the student photo ID cards. Please watch for the Picture Make-Up Day Order Form going home with your child soon. If you were unhappy with your child’s photo, please return the complete photo package (keep the class/group photo).


Emmanuel Friends of Music present a celebration of the incredible music of Jerome Kern in A Jerome Kern Tribute. One of the most important and loved song composers of the early 20th century, he wrote songs like, “Ol’ Man River,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “All the Things You Are” from iconic shows like Showboat, and movies like Can’t Help Singing. A free will offering will be received for Lutheran Disaster Response, designated for hurricane relief. Click here for more information.



Minimum days 10/17, 10/18, 10/19

Parent/Teacher Conferences – 10/18 & 10/19

Shake Out Drill – 10/19

Homecoming, 10/20 – Go Hornets!

PTO Meeting – 10/25

You are invited to join Pastor Marty at the parent prayer group every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.

Weekly Sunday worship – Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m



All student contact changes can be made in the Online Forms on PlusPortals. Use the Contact Change Form to change, add, or remove contacts as well as change their phone or other contact information. A simple change of home address or phone numbers for the parent can be made using the Edit Demographics feature. Click here for detailed directions. If you have any questions, please contact Judy Barry. Please note: When adding a new contact with pick-up authorization, you must allow up to two working days to process. If you need the new contact to be able to pick-up your child before the two working days, please send a note.



Don’t miss those important playdate invitations, please have at least one parent opt-in to the online directory on PlusPortals. Parents who opt-in to the directory will have their selected information visible to other parents and staff online. Having at least one email contact makes it easy for other parents to contact you about playdates, parties and other parent related information.

  • Login to PlusPortals from
  • Find your name on the toolbar at the upper right – click on the down arrow and select Directory Listing
  • Select the checkbox next to “List my information in the school directory”
  • Select the checkbox next to the fields you’d like to be visible – leave unchecked any that you want to remain private
  • Select Save Directory Settings
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