Wax Museum

The fourth graders hosted their annual Wax Museum on March 13. During the past few months, the students researched, took notes, wrote essays, edited, and gave speeches about important historical figures. The Wax Museum was the final step in the project. During the Wax Museum, the student statues “came to life” and presented a speech when students and parents dropped coins into their collection boxes.  It was an amazing event, and we raised over $1,000 in just two short hours! All the proceeds went to Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation which was the charity of our fourth graders choice.


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Boys Bball

Congrats to the 5th grade boys basketball team who won 1st place by beating LaGrange Highlands. Way to go Leopards!

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2014 Spelling Bee

Pictured below are the top three Spelling Bee finalists from grades 1-5. We are proud of all the participants. 


Laidlaw Flower Sale

It's time to kick off the Laidlaw Flower Sale!


We will once again be offering the following flowers from Van Til's Greenhouse in Fennville, Michigan in a variety of colors:

- Bedding flats of begonias, impatiens & petunias
- Geraniums in 4.5" & 10" pots
- Ivy geraniums in 10" hanging baskets
- Wave petunias in 10" pots


Odysseus Blue flowerFill out your order here. Odysseus Blue flower


Please note that you will receive the total dollar amount owed via email after you submit your order. Checks should be made out to Laidlaw PTO and can be sent in to Laidlaw (just note Flower Sale or Carrie Frech on the envelope). Flower pickup will be on Wednesday, May 7th from 10a-noon and there will be some flowers available for purchase at that time. Please contact Carrie Frech with any questions, 708-784-1518 or   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thank you for supporting Laidlaw through this beautiful fundraiser!

Loyalist vs Patriot Debate

5th Grade Loyalist vs Patriot Debate

Fifth graders took on the roles of either Patriots or Loyalists.  They worked together as teams to represent historical figures and their various perspectives.  Ask them if the colonists should declare independence from Britain or not!

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