A Message from your Principal

On behalf of the Laidlaw school community, I am so excited to welcome you to Laidlaw Elementary School! This truly is an exciting place to learn. Across the district, we are highly focused on three areas: Academic Achievement, Academic Growth, and Learning Environment. Within these areas, we have specific goals and measures to ensure that all students at Laidlaw are meeting and exceeding our targets.

Our School Vision:

To provide a safe and supportive environment where learning is fostered.

We have been focused over the past four years on fostering student ownership. This vision can only be achieved through a collaborative relationship between the staff, students, families, and broader community of Laidlaw. I look forward to working with all of you as I continue in my fifth year as the leader of Laidlaw. We will be exploring some new and innovative instructional practices that will enhance our teaching.

We are excited to be offering our 1st and 3rd grade students flex seating environments. We will also be continuing our Learning Lab time with 2nd through 5th grade. Our focus for this year will be, "We believe in the power of yet!". We will be working on the many aspects of the growth mindset.

Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, our support staff, the main office or me whenever you have a question or concern. Our primary means of communication will be email so please make sure that we have your most up-to-date email address as well.

In addition to the fabulous staff here, Laidlaw has a phenomenal PTO that is comprised of parents who are dedicated to supporting the learning and environment here. PTO meetings are held quarterly and all are invited to attend. Please look for PTO updates sent via email each week as well.

I am looking forward to another fabulous year!


Erin DeBartolo, Principal
Laidlaw Elementary School