Principal’s Corner

Hello Lawrence Families + Caregivers:

8-3 did an awesome job on Monday leading their peers in the work of understanding the history and implications of hate speech. I had the opportunity to see two presentations – one in Mr. Keser’s room and the other in Ms. Hollander’s room. Both were inspiring, informative and restorative. Andrew Bott joined us as well and he was thoroughly impressed with our students and the work they did, as was I.

This morning I visited our 6th grade classrooms for their portfolio share and that too was very inspiring and informative. It filled my heart to see students eager to share their learning with families and caregivers. Lawrence is such a special place and being here and seeing all of the good work that is happening gives me pause to realize how fortunate I am to be a part of this community. I had a heartfelt moment with a parent in Max Hunter’s room who was watching her son working with his peers and she looked at me and said, “Look at this, it is awesome!” I agree! Awesome!

In collaboration with Lawrence PTO, Nagmeh Ansari organized a B-PEN forum last night for families and caregivers on how to navigate technology and social media with our young people. Nagmeh is planning another forum that focuses on drug and alcohol use and awareness — More to come…..

In case you missed the event, here is follow up information from Nagmeh that contains very helpful resources on the topic:
(The event was led by Hope Schroy and June Harris from Brookline-Parent Network (B-PEN), AWARE officers from Brookline Police Department. Interim Vice Principal, Greg Porter and Health teacher, Carlyn Uyenoyama were there in support of this important topic.)

B-PEN home page & resources:

http://www.b-pen.org/

http://www.b-pen.org/resources.html

B-PEN tips on starting a parent network and meeting guidelines :

http://www.b-pen.org/tips-for-starting-a-parent-network.html

http://www.b-pen.org/meeting-guidelines.html

Ask the Mediatrician, Center on Media and Child Health:

http://cmch.tv/parents/askthemediatrician/

Tweens: http://cmch.tv/parents/tweens-ages-11-13/

school age: http://cmch.tv/parents/school-age-children-ages-6-10/

Wait until 8th

https://www.waituntil8th.org/

Wishing you all well. See you out and about in the school!

~AH

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