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San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. 

If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Ruth Diep, at (415) 355-7334 or diepr@sfusd.edu.  A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy is available upon request.

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Starfall at Lau ES

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SumDog Math

Lexia Reading Core5


myOn for 2017 YMCA Summer

( In School Name, type chinat.  Then login.)


(only for Lau ES Students) Myon Reading

Peep and the Big Wide World




The San Diego Zoo

YMCA Star Test only


Mail |  Synergy





Test Headsets (sound)

Typing Practice

Scholastic 1st Grade

IXL Math and Reading Kahoot.it

Google Classroom


Google Drive



Scratch Programming


8.1 Computer Science k-2


8.2 Computer Science 3-5

Hour of Code (Fun programming)


Tynker for Kids (coding for kids)


See a video on Computer Science: PK-2 
/ 3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12



Book Adventures

Free Rice Vocabulary SF Library

Draw, Paint, Color


Khan Academy

ESL Vocabulary Imagine Learning (634410)

Youtube Education




Hour of Code - "... is an annual program dedicated to raise awareness of computer science and to underscore the critical role of computing in all careers. The week is held in recognition of Grace Hopper’s birthday (12/09/1906), who invented the first compiler and coined the term “bug” (an error in a program) after removing an actual moth from a computer in 1947."  


Learn Computer Science!  Will you be our next computer scientist?  A great career!  At least 1,000,000 new jobs in Computer Science need to be filled by the year 2020!   It's the fastest growing career!  

Are you finished with your first hour?    Have more fun!  More tutorials!


Who made this?  Visit  Code.org!


Cool Math  |  Foss Web Science 


Learning Games  |  Multiplication  |  Starfall (regular, unsubscribed)


Common Sense Media - internet safety tips


Qualifying parents / guardians can now get fast, low cost internet and a computer for your child's education!


Use OpenDNS.com for a safer internet experience!

Gordon J. Lau Elementary in the 2017 Chinese New Year Parade!

We need Box Tops for Education!

Our school collects and receives money for Box Tops for Education.  Please turn in your boxtops to your child's teacher.  Turn in boxtops as soon as you purchase the products because the boxtops have expiration dates.  Find boxtops on products like Ziplock bags, Kleenex tissues, canned soups granola bars, cake mixes, and cereals, etc. You can find a complete list at: http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn.

Happy Lunar New Year!


May you have good health and prosperity in the Year of the Rooster. Celebrate with healthy food and fun activities at school. This guide provides classroom celebration ideas that are in line with SFUSD's Wellness Policy - Be Well Guidelines. Handout is available in English, Chinese and Spanish. For more information about healthy holiday celebrations, ...

please visit http://www.sfusd.edu/en/nutrition-school-meals/policies-and-standards/food-service.html

CONGRATULATIONS to Gordon J. Lau Elementary, recipients of the 2016 California Department of Education Gold Ribbon Award, Exemplary Arts Program Award, and Physical Activity & Nutrition Award!! GJL is the only SF school to sweep all three awards. GO PANDAS!!! 





  The California Department of Education

  Gold Ribbon Award



  The California Exemplary Arts Education
  Program Award



  The California for Healthy Kids Award







  The California Distinguished School Award 










 The California Exemplary Arts Education Award

Student SBAC Practice test  |   SBAC Practice Resources


For Families of Gordon J. Lau Use Only - Family SEL Survey


Primary Games Learning fun!

What should I compost?

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National Geographic activities for kids

Learn to Finger Spell!

Learn to Finger Spell!  Then see if you can spell the word below.  

See the Finger Spell alphabet!


Have a Healthy Halloween!

Halloween Poster     |     Halloween Treats     |     Halloween Recipies     |     Halloween Teeth

Do Math  AM vs. PM


Edith Lovejoy PierceWe will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called "Opportunity" and its first chapter is New Year's Day.

Sydney Smith
Resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.

T. S. Eliot
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.

Benjamin Franklin
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better ... (person).

William Arthur Ward
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

Healthy Nutrition for Children

Healthy Nutrition for Children

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