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Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

Dear Parents,freddie, Vanir presentation-revised

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I would like to send a special welcome to all the new families joining our school this year. Our students are our first priority and we always put their needs first.


I am incredibly honored about being the principal at Laurel Elementary.  I am extremely proud that I attended Laurel as a child from preschool to 6th grade, and I feel privileged to return to the Laurel Community. As principal of Laurel, I want you to know that I look at my role as the principal of the school much like I do as a parent.


I’m married to my wife Raquel and have four wonderful children. As a father, I want the very best for my children. I want them to be safe and healthy, and I want them to have the very best education possible. I feel the same responsibility for my Laurel “family” as I do for my own children. I want and expect the very best education for every student at Laurel.


One of my goals is for students to enjoy each and every day at Laurel where they know they are cared for and supported to achieve at the highest level. I expect to create a school culture where all students strive for academic excellence. There is no reason students cannot be fully engaged at Laurel and have a great experience where they are happy and academically successful. Failure is not an option for me-I don’t give up on students and I promise I will do my best every day to ensure that all students at Laurel excel.


The staff and I are looking forward to working with you and your child(ren) this year. We will strive to provide an exciting and rewarding educational program for each and every student.

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact me. On behalf of the fabulous Laurel staff, I would like to wish you a wonderful school year.


Go Lions!


Freddie Chavarria



Estimados Padres,

¡Bienvenidos al año escolar 2018-2019Les quería dar una especial bienvenida a todas las nuevas familias empezando nuestra escuela este año. Nuestros estudiantes son nuestra prioridad y siempre ponemos sus necesidades primero.

Es un honor increíble ser el director en la Escuela Primaria Laurel.  Estoy extremamente orgulloso que asistí a la Escuela Laurel como niño desde el año prescolar hasta al 6o grado, y es un privilegio para mi regresar a la Comunidad de Laurel. Como el director nuevo de Laurel, quiero que sepan que yo veo mi responsabilidad como director de la escuela igual a la de ser padre.


Estoy casado con mi esposa Raquel y tenemos cuatro hijos maravillosos. Como padre, quiero lo mejor para mis niños. Quiero que estén seguros y saludables, y quiero que tengan la mejor educación posible. Siento la misma responsabilidad por mi “familia” Laurel como la de mis propios niños. Quiero y espero la mejor educación para cada estudiante en Laurel.

Una de mis metas es que estudiantes disfruten cada día en Laurel donde ellos saben que ellos son importante a alguien y apoyados a lograr el nivel más alto. Espero crear una cultura de escuela donde todos estudiantes se esforzan por excelencia académica. No hay razón por que estudiantes no pueden estar completamente involucrados en Laurel y tener una gran experiencia donde ellos están contentos y exitosos  académicamente. Fracaso no es una opción para mí-yo no me doy por vencido en estudiantes y prometo hacer mi mejor cada día para asegurar que todos los estudiantes son sobresalientes en Laurel.


Empleados y yo esperamos trabajar con usted y sus niño(s) este año. Lucharemos para proveer un programa educacional y entusiasmarte y gratificante para cada estudiante.

Si tienen comentarios, preguntas, o preocupaciones a través del año, por favor no duden comunicarse conmigo. Departe de los empleados fabulosos de Laurel, quiero desearles un maravilloso año escolar.


¡Adelante Leones!


Freddie Chavarria




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Laurel Hall Of Fame Ceremony

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Mr. Chavarria and retired Laurel teacher Mrs. O'Leary at the 2014 Laurel Hall of Fame Ceremony. Mrs. O'Leary was Mr.Chavarria's 6th grade teacher at Laurel.



Community Partners

Laurel Elementary is honored to have the support of several Community Partners. These important partnerships have provided resources and funding for many different projects and school initiatives that have and continue to make a tremendous impact with our students, staff, and families.


In addition, our Laurel Community Partners have been actively involved in our school and have personally committed to providing a high quality learning environment at Laurel.


Please read below and learn more about our wonderful community partners.

The Dominguez Dream

The Assistance League of North Coast

The Oceanside Rotary Club

The Muramid Museum

The Fluor Company

The Kids College