• School begins on August 20th! The staff at Bay Laurel is excited to welcome back our dolphin family!  
  • Don't forget to follow the principal on Twitter at Jackie O'Sullivan @BLES_Principal.  
  • The annual PFA Kindergarten Picnic for incoming Journeys and Kindergarten students will be held on Sunday, August 17th at 5:00!  Hope to see you there!

Bay Laurel Welcomes New Principal

moms and muffinsMrs. O'Sullivan and Her SonFollowing a comprehensive search, the Las Virgenes Unified School District, its Board of Directors and its leadership team proudly announce that Jacqueline O’Sullivan has been selected as the incoming principal for Bay Laurel Elementary School, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.

O’Sullivan comes to Las Virgenes Unified with 25 years of experience in education. As principal, she will assume the day-to-day responsibilities of the supervising site administrator, focusing on leading student achievement at the Pre-K through 5th at Laurel Elementary, which is located in Calabasas.

O’Sullivan was the principal at Washington Elementary in the Redondo Beach Unified School District, where she held the position for the past three years. There she has worked as the chief instructional leader, facilitating the implementation of Common Core curriculum and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and has been responsible for launching a Spanish Dual Immersion Program.

O’Sullivan has managed and supervised construction processes, site budgets, professional development workshops, student enrichment programs, academic intervention and discipline programs and technology acquisition and implementation.

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Walking - We Know We Can Do Better

WALKING - We Know We Can Do Better
It's spring.  It's a great time to be out of doors.  Not that winter in Calabasas is ever dreadful, but now the weather, even in the early morning, ranges from crisp and invigorating, to surprisingly warm and inviting.  For most of us, getting the children off to school is the first great hurdle of the day.  It's always a challenge to do it well and on time. 
Many of us have already made a commitment to walking.  Realizing that making the "˜walking' choice not only enhances the physical well being of your child, but it is believed by many, that some physical activity before school promotes better listening and learning in the classroom.  That said, spending time walking with your child can end up being the only (and best) time during our busy days,

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