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Welcome to Leal Elementary

Leal Elementary School students

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.


School News

Picture Day 2016

September 8th, 2016

Interstate Studios will be at Leal on Thursday, September 22 to take student and staff photos. Information about ordering will be sent home on September 16. All students will have their photo taken for the class composite, unless a parent specifically requests that no photo be taken.

Dismissal Disruption – Interrupción de salida

September 8th, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016 – Possible dismissal disruption

The UHS Homecoming Parade takes place at 3:00 p.m. The parade goes north on Race St. from the high school. Getting to Leal from the east, will be more difficult at our usual dismissal time. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

viernes, el 16 de septiembre 2016 – Posible interrupción de salida

El desfile “Homecoming” de la preparatoria (UHS) sera a las 3:00 p.m. El desfile se dirigirá hacia el norte por la calle Race desde la preparatoria. Por favor planifique adecuadamente al recoger a sus hijos ya que se dificultará la llegada a Leal cuando se viene por el lado este. Gracias.


2016 Leal Fun Fair

April 26th, 2016

The end of the year is fast approaching!  That means the Leal Fun Fair will be here before you know it!  The 2016 Fun Fair is schedule to take place on Friday, May 13th from 5:30-7:30pm.  As in previous years, there will be games and an auction benefiting the Leal PTA.



May 7th, 2015

viernes, 2 de mayo; 5:30–7:30pm

Escuela de Leal: 312 W. Oregon, Urbana

*Lluvia o Sol*

¡Venga uno, vengan todos—la feria de la diversión de Leal algo para todo el mundo! Read the rest of this entry »


2015 Leal Fun Fair

May 7th, 2015

Come rain or shine, the Leal School PTA will be hosting the annual Leal Fun Fair on Friday, May 15 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The Fair will take place at the school, 312 W. Oregon St, and includes fun activities for the entire family! Read the rest of this entry »

2015 Rube Goldberg competition

March 20th, 2015

Once again, two teams made up of Leal 5th graders participated in the Rube Goldberg competition during University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Engineering Open House.  This is the 6th time students from Leal have participated in the annual event.

Group one had a Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire theme, while the other group created a Doodle Jump themed machine.  Teacher Carol Smith  said both groups did an excellent job presenting their Rubes and talking about the work it took to create, as well as launching and promoting the machines.  Local engineers once again volunteered for the project and worked with the students to help design and create the Rubes.  The students who created the Harry Potter themed-Rube used a 3D printer at the UIUC FabLab to create a 3D Hedwig the owl.  This unique item was used as the launch mechanism for their machine. The Harry Potter Rube advanced to the second round of competition.

Once the students presented and launched their Rubes, the groups were able to tour the different venues of Engineering Open House.

Congratulations to all the students participating in the competition!


Leaders are Readers at Leal ASCCP!

January 30th, 2015

On Wednesday, January 28, community members from all over the area visited the After School Child Care Program at Leal Elementary for a special day. These “Leaders” of our community spoke with students and read some of their favorite books to the group.  On leader even brought some shiny hardware for the students to see.

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It’s that time of year again – for Pajamas!

December 2nd, 2014

Getting into the winter holiday spirit is as easy as slipping on a pair of comfy PJs.  Or, instead of slipping on a pair of comfy PJs, donating a pair of brand new pajamas to a great cause!

Once again, Mrs. Tiffany Clark and her class are spear-heading The Pajama Program fundraiser.  In cooperation with Miss Barbie Price and her classes at Urbana Middle School, our generous teams go head-to-head with their counterparts at Robeson Elementary to see who can collect the most pairs of kid-sized pjs between now and December 12.  Donations can be brand new pajamas in sizes newborn to xxxl for boys or girls.

No matter the outcome, there are winners already in this annual challenge!

For more information, please contact Mrs. Tiffany Clark at tclark@usd116.org.

The Pajama Program (pdf) – English

Programa de Pijama (pdf) – Español

Scholastic Book Fair

October 24th, 2014

Monday, October 27th 3:00- 6:30 p.m. After School Sale

Tuesday, October 28th 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Parents Only Sale!
3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Shop before or after your Parent-Teacher Conference

Wednesday, October 29th 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. Grandparents Breakfast
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Parents Only Sale!

Thursday, October 30th 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bring A Friend To Lunch!
3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Shop before or after your Parent-Teacher Conference

If you are unable to visit the book fair at Leal, you may order online at bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/leal from Oct. 22-Nov. 5. Profits from the Book Fair are used to buy a book for every student from the PTA and to provide books for the Leal library.

Did you miss Kindergarten Connection?

May 6th, 2014

Kindergarten Connection at the Urbana Civic Center on April 8th was a success!  We had 184 families attend this first step into kindergarten!

If you missed the Kindergarten Connection and your child will be entering Kindergarten at Leal Elementary school this fall, you are encouraged to go to the school to begin the sign-up process.

At the school, you, the parent or legal guardian, will complete the registration forms, sign-up your student for an August kindergarten screening, and receive a handbook with information about Urbana’s kindergarten classes and how to ensure success for your child.

Each neighborhood elementary school has set aside time between now and the end of the school year (June 4th) for parents who missed Kindergarten Connection but still need to start the registration process.  Dates and times for Leal Elementary is listed below.  Starting the process now will help you to avoid the long “New Student” lines at Centralized Registration on July 29th – July 31st.

Kindergarten Connection/registration times for Leal Elementary school is:

Leal Elementary School
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 am – 10:30 am
(217) 384-3618

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