Wednesday, April 3, 2013

School News

PreK Lottery Alert

For those interested in the PreK lottery at Laurel Ridge Elementary, put April 26th on your calendar! The application/lottery process takes place on this date, and is open to those living within the Laurel Ridge attendance zone. (If you have questions about your attendance zone, you can visit and plug in your address.) Applications will be accepted from 8:30 -1:00 pm at the school, and the lottery drawing will take place at 1:15 pm. Those not winning a spot for the 2013-2014 class will be placed on a waiting list and processed as spaces become available throughout the year.

More information about the documentation required to apply and age-eligibility are available at:

Druid Hills Charter Cluster Update

From Teilynn Ivey, one of the Laurel Ridge representatives on the organizing committee:

The Organizing Committee for the Druid Hills Charter Cluster initiative is committed to developing a charter petition that is reflective of the unique needs, interests, and desires of the students, parents, teachers/staff, and community stakeholders.  The Organizing Committee and stakeholder groups working on the project will consider the collective input provided from surveys and in public meetings.  Your candid feedback on this survey is critical to our planning efforts and very much appreciated.    You may access the survey at:

We are also committed to transparency in the planning process, and therefore, we welcome you to our Organizing Committee meetings and to visit our website at: or our Facebook page:  Updates, calendars, meeting notices, agendas, and meeting minutes will be posted regularly to ensure the community is kept apprised of our progress.

Thank you for your time and valued feedback.