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Clubs and Activities

  • Chess Club

    When:Thursdays from 3:45-4:30, beginning August 4, 2016
    What:The LPES Chess Club is open to LPES students in Grades 1-5. The club meets in the LPES Media Center most Thursdays from 3:45-4:30. This year, the club will start August 4th, and run through May 11th. Students attend only when tracked in.  Note, students do not need chess experience in order to join. Registration for Tracks 1, 2, and 3 should be completed by July 28th. The application for Track 4 should be submitted by August 18th. To register, go to . A confirmation email will be sent the week prior to the August 4th start date stating that your child has been added to the Chess Club roster or that your child has been placed on the wait list.  Please do not send your child to Chess Club until you have received your confirmation email.
    Questions or concerns?  Email:
  • Cooking Up Character

    Who: Open to Children Grades 2-5 (limited to 25 students)
    When:We will meet once a month, on a specified Thursday each month from 3:45-6:00 pm.

    Where:Laurel Park Elementary, Art Room
    What:Come join Cooking Up Character, a character building leadership service project club, at Laurel Park Elementary. Children will develop their character by learning new skills and applying them in a monthly service project. Our community service will focus on these areas: Our School, Our Families, Our World (Nature), Seniors, and Our Community. Some sample projects are: building & painting wooden planters for your neighbors,
    learning about importance of butterflies (taught by Crowder Park Staff) and planting a butterfly garden, visiting with seniors to sing holiday songs and help them make mini gingerbread houses, making dessert treats/thank you notes for firemen at a local Fire Station to thank them for their service to us, and lots more! The projects will help children learn to focus on the needs of others and learn new skills at the same time! If there is a service project that you have in mind, that means a lot to your family, please send me an email. We will have club t-shirts to wear during our community service outreaches. Parent volunteers are needed and welcome! More details on each project to follow after registration. Registration limited to 25 students. More details on club at Direct question to Stephanie Mitchell, CUC Chapter Leader, 919-357-7032, Cost:$30/semester or $60/year for supplies.

    Register here: Pay your child's CUC Dues here:     
  • Garden Club

    When:Generally on the third Wednesday morning of each month from 8:45-9:10 in the garden.
    What:The Garden Club teaches children the fundamentals of gardening, composting, and other sustainable practices in a fun way. Students who participate in the Garden Club will be able to help with watering, weeding and taking care of the plants in our school garden. The garden club is open to students of all ages and grades! Please contact the Garden Club with any questions via Mr. Chad Chappell at 
  • Odyssey of the Mind

    When: Tuesday Afternoons, October - December, 2016
    What:Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from Kindergarten to college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from approximately 25 other countries participate in the program. LPES has participated in the past and OotM has become a much-loved extra-curricular activity at our school.

    OotM teams are made up of students in all grade levels. At LPES, grades K-2 (Primary Division) and 3-5 (Division I) participate as a team within their division and are coached by parents. Parents also help with judging and running OotM workshops, with some teacher involvement in these areas.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the parent coordinator at OR 919-469-3842.
  • Running Club

    The LPES Spring Running Club is open to Laurel Park students in Grades K-2. The club meets in the gym hallway at 3:45 on designated Tuesdays and transitions to the field. Running Club participants should dress for the weather, wear tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle. 
    Running Club lasts until 5PM. Participants should be picked up in carpool or at the track by 5PM unless they are enrolled in the YMCA. This year, Running club will start on Tuesday September 13 and run through Tuesday, February 28. *Running Club will not meet on Tuesday, March 14 or Tuesday, April 11.*
    After registering your child for Running Club, please send a note/email to your child's classroom teacher, so she/he will send your child to Running Club on the following Tuesdays. (February 28; March 7, 21, 28; April 4, 18, 25; May 2)  
  • Safety Patrol

    Safety Patrol Application
  • Science Fair

    Science Fair Information 
  • STEM for Kids

    STEM For Kids is a WCPSS approved service provider delivering after school programs, summer and track-out camps and in-school field trips throughout Triangle. Students experience engineering, robotics and computing in a fun hands-on way with the 4C skills of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity. 
  • Student Council

    When: Ongoing
    What: Elected by their classmates on election day, the Laurel Park Student Council is comprised of one representative from each classroom. Student Council Members are invited to lead the student body in a variety of philanthropic and school-improvement efforts. In the past, student council members have led canned food drives for local food banks, toy drives to benefit children at the Ronald McDonald House, as well as relief efforts for the natural disasters in Japan and Haiti. Student Council members have also created posters to support the Positive-Behavior Intervention Support program at our school.               
  • TGA - Premier Junior Golf & Youth Tennis

    What:TGA runs the leading school-based youth golf and tennis programs in the United States. TGA makes golf and tennis accessible to youth by bringing a unique teaching curriculum to Pk-8th grade students at their schools. Using modified equipment and lesson plans developed by golf and tennis professionals along with education industry experts, TGA provides the building blocks for future achievement on the course, on the court and in life. Click here for details.
  • Yearbook Committee Sign-Up (5th Graders Only)

    Yearbook Committee Application