Frequently Asked Questions

Advertising

How do I advertise on the Lawrence website?

We are currently evaluating some enhanced methods for supporters of the PTO to advertise on our school website and in our school directory app. More information to come.

If you wish to submit a item for our community bulletin board, please click here to submit your request. https://tinyurl.com/lawrencepto

Your post to the Community Bulletin Board will remain on the website indefinitely for no fee.

 

 

Directory

How do I get to the Lawrence Community Directory?

Amos A Lawrence PTO has setup a community website using the tool MySchoolAnywhere.

Go to the following link:
https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w

Click the link “Forgot your Password ?” and Enter the email you had used in Lawrence’s former directory AtoZConnect.com. If you get the message “The email you entered does not have an account in our system.” keep trying other emails.

If you have not registered for the school directory, join now by clicking on the link below and someone in the PTO will approve your family for the directory.

https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=AmosLawrence146268

 

 

 

How do I setup a classroom event?
  1. Login to MySchoolAnywhere.com
  2. Click Your Account and Email Class.
  3. Compose your message with the event information and Signup link.
  4. Send the email to your class.

Please contact events@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org to setup an signup event in myschoolanywhere for you.

Links to signup can be added to the emails.
Emails can be sent to specific user groups as including people who have signed up, or people who have not signed up yet.

Contact directory@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org if you have any questions.

How do new families join the School Directory and Mailing List?

Below is the link for new families to enter their information into the Amos A Lawrence PTO Community Website account. Click here for details on using this link.

If you have any questions about this link, please reply to this email for assistance from our support team.

https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=AmosLawrence146268

Donations

How do I advertise on the Lawrence website?

We are currently evaluating some enhanced methods for supporters of the PTO to advertise on our school website and in our school directory app. More information to come.

If you wish to submit a item for our community bulletin board, please click here to submit your request. https://tinyurl.com/lawrencepto

Your post to the Community Bulletin Board will remain on the website indefinitely for no fee.

 

 

What is the Lawrence School PTO Tax ID?

Please email treasurer@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org for more information.

Events

How do I setup a classroom event?
  1. Login to MySchoolAnywhere.com
  2. Click Your Account and Email Class.
  3. Compose your message with the event information and Signup link.
  4. Send the email to your class.

Please contact events@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org to setup an signup event in myschoolanywhere for you.

Links to signup can be added to the emails.
Emails can be sent to specific user groups as including people who have signed up, or people who have not signed up yet.

Contact directory@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org if you have any questions.

Funding for Teachers and Staff

How do I get additional funding?

If you have a special project that you would like carry out to enhance the educational experience at Lawrence, you may apply for a grant.

Please review the info and application here.

 

How do I get reimbursed?

For all reimbursements (for already-approved grants, classroom allocations, event expenses), please download and print the PTO Reimbursement Form. Fill it out completely, attach receipts (which must show payment and shipping confirmation), and drop it in the PTO Mailbox in the front office.

How long does it take to get reimbursed?

Reimbursements received by the 3rd Thursday of the month will be paid by the first Monday of the following month.

How much classroom allocation funding do I get every year?

If you’re a teacher or staff, you may use your classroom allocation budget for supplies and equipment that benefit your students.

Funding for teachers and staff are allocated based on FTE amount. Currently, 0.8 to 1.0 is allocated $300.  0.4 to 0.7 is allocated $150. <0.4 is allocated $75. (Note that new full time classroom teachers receive $600 in their first year).  Each vice principal is allocated $500. The ETF and Nurse’s office each receive $100.

The PTO Treasurer will periodically share the budget balance with teachers and staff.

How much field trip funding do I get every year?

$350 is allocated per classroom and may be used for things like bus expenses. (Note that Farm School has an additional separate budget)

Contact the PTO Treasurer at treasurer@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org for your exact amount.

What can I get PTO funding for?

The PTO has established funds for field trips, enrichment activities and classroom supplies/equipment (a.k.a. classroom allocations) that will support students and the learning experience. There is also a grants fund for supporting special initiatives.

What happens if I don’t use all my allocated funds?

Room Parents

Instructions for Room Parents to create a class list and setup an email groups to stay in touch with their class.

How do I collect money from parents for a gift to the teacher?

One of the most successful gift giving tools for Room Parents to Teachers is HipChip.


Anyone can easily create an account.

Here are the steps:

  1. Go to https://www.hipchip.com
  2. Login or Create an Account.
  3. Click button labeled “New Gift” on the left hand-side.
  4. Who is this gift for? Select “Teacher”.
  5. Choose Number of Teachers.
  6. Enter Teachers Name
  7. Choose up to five Gift types. Amazon Card seems to be popular.
  8. Enter the Gift Details, including Title, Deadline, Suggested donation amount.
  9. Copy & Paste your email list.
    • Click here for instruction on getting your email list
  10. Write your invitation Message
  11. Chip In yourself or ChipIn Later
  12. Send the Invitation
  13. At any time, you many choose to submit your order to purchase the gift cards.

How do I create a room parent email list?

Your parent email list is already made for you.   All you need to do is get all the parents to signup for a MySchoolAnywhere.com account if they haven’t already and assign their children to your class.

If a MySchoolAnywhere Admin account has been created for you as a room parent, you will have access to setup new families.

 

How do I get to the Lawrence Community Directory?

Amos A Lawrence PTO has setup a community website using the tool MySchoolAnywhere.

Go to the following link:
https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w

Click the link “Forgot your Password ?” and Enter the email you had used in Lawrence’s former directory AtoZConnect.com. If you get the message “The email you entered does not have an account in our system.” keep trying other emails.

If you have not registered for the school directory, join now by clicking on the link below and someone in the PTO will approve your family for the directory.

https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/new-family.a5w?fam=AmosLawrence146268

 

 

 

How do I setup a classroom event?
  1. Login to MySchoolAnywhere.com
  2. Click Your Account and Email Class.
  3. Compose your message with the event information and Signup link.
  4. Send the email to your class.

Please contact events@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org to setup an signup event in myschoolanywhere for you.

Links to signup can be added to the emails.
Emails can be sent to specific user groups as including people who have signed up, or people who have not signed up yet.

Contact directory@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org if you have any questions.

Do you have another question? We can help! Contact the PTO at faq@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org