"We, the staff at Laurel Elementary School, believe that each child is unique and has a special way of learning. We believe that our students can and will learn the skills of reading, writing and arithmetic. We believe it is the responsibility of the school to provide instructional programs in an atmosphere that assures learning. We believe that parents and guardians are very important partners in school life. Together we can provide many opportunities for social, emotional and academic growth throughout the child's life."