Notes from Dee
January 17, 2020
Dear Laurel Families,

I hope you have a fun and relaxing holiday weekend planned. Students spent time this week learning about the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr and how they can apply his examples of peace, unity, and service into their own lives. We are proud of our students showing kindness to others, especially when they think no one else is looking!
Our Future City team of 7th graders travels to Rutgers tomorrow to compete against more than 70 other middle schools! After months of hard work, they are ready! Students practiced their presentation at Morning Meeting today and we were all impressed by their knowledge and confidence. Thanks to Dr. McKay for providing this amazing opportunity for our students. We can't wait to hear how it goes!
A reminder that the next Tea With Dee is Wednesday morning January 29 at 8:30 am. We will discuss the book The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey. Even if you are unable to attend, I hope you will put this book on your reading list. I look forward to discussing what resonates with you when you read it.

The Animal Advocacy Club held two successful snack sales this week. They will be using the proceeds to buy fabric in order to make joey pouches and other items for the Australia Wildlife Rescue Organization. We are so proud of the strong executive functioning skills the club members have displayed in organizing this project. Thank you for supporting their efforts.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Summer Camp Expo 2020
at Hopewell Valley Central High School
Pennington, NJ
Saturday, January 25th at 12pm-4pm
Admission is FREE!
Door prizes and chances to win discounted camp and ADHD coaching sessions
Be sure to stop by the Laurel/Newgrange table and say hello!
For more information  please click here .