Welcome to Leal Elementary
Leal is one of the oldest schools in Urbana. The site was originally the Oregon Street School and housed the Urbana Schools from 1872 until 1892. The name was later changed to Leal School.
The entire operation of Leal School is founded on a school philosophy which asserts that the ability of a student to achieve determines the level of instruction to be utilized.
The development of social responsibility in each of our students is a top priority at Leal. The Leal Rights and Responsibilities were developed to provide a consistent basis for our effort toward our general goal: to make Leal School "a good place for children and adults." The Leal School expectations are: Respect Yourself, Respect Others and Respect Property.
May 1st, 2013
FERIA DE LA DIVERSION DE LEAL 2013 (pdf)
Come rain or shine, Leal Elementary will be hosting their annual School Fun Fair on Friday, May 3, from 5:30–7:30pm. The Fair will take place at Leal School, 312 W. Oregon St, and include a number of activities for family members of all ages.
- Say hello to special guest Fireman Phil and his giant slide!
- Play carnival-style games and win prizes!
- Bounce-till-you-drop in the bounce house!
- Enjoy nachos, hot dogs, Papa John’s Pizza, and dessert at our “Taste of Leal”!
- Sample goodies from the Cupcake Walk, sponsored by the Kindergarten class!
- Bid on Silent Auction items!
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November 21st, 2012
*12/17/2012 – UPDATE: Final Score – Urbana – 308 pajamas donated; Champaign – 244 pajamas donated for a total of 556! Last year, Robeson collected 175 pjs, so with addition of the friendly competition with Leal, there are now triple the amount of donated pajamas for kids in need. Ultimately, the children who will have new, warm pjs this holiday season are the winners.
Mrs. Clark would like to thank Tonia Kirby for inviting her and her students/challenging her to participate in this great program. “She gets great kudos for making this happen,” said Clark. She also mentioned seven students and their families, along with students and former students of Mrs. Kirby that came out specifically to help families find the perfect pjs for their children.
No word yet on when the wearing of the shirt of shame will take place.*
Leal students, staff and the Urbana community at large are being asked to donate new pajamas for a good cause and to bring bragging rights to Leal School.
3rd grade teacher, Tiffany Clark is organizing the project that will collect all the donated brand-new pajamas and give them to the Salt and Light organization for distribution to children and their families who are in need. All kids sizes from newborn to xxxl in boys and girls pajamas will be accepted. Read the rest of this entry »
February 16th, 2012
Leal Elementary School is committed to fostering parent involvement throughout their school by offering parents substantial and meaningful opportunities to participate in their child’s education. Read the rest of this entry »
November 7th, 2011
Students made crafts, listened to live music, and learned about the meaning of the holiday and how it is celebrated in many different countries. The parents and volunteers who organized the event provided a wonderful experience for students! Read the rest of this entry »
October 17th, 2011
These students are sharing their ‘Little Vejigante’ masks. ESL students in grades 3-5 created a Hispanic Heritage museum and shared their projects with the rest of the school. Read the rest of this entry »
October 14th, 2011
On October 12th, Leal Elementary School in Urbana participated in “Let’s Jump”—a Guinness Book of World’s Records attempt to break the record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour Read the rest of this entry »