Visit the SET-J table at Spring Picnic!

From SET-J (Sending Educators To Japan) program

Please stop at SET-J table at Spring Picnic!
We will display Ms. Jessica Gordon (Kndergarten teacher, the recipient for 2016-2017 SET-J grant) ‘s SET-J trip poster and sell Lawrence favorite rice-balls, sorbet and yo-yo. All the proceed will support this SET-J trip.

Ms. Jessica Gordon will visit Japan from June 23th to July 2nd.
She will spend time in Kyoto, Hiroshima and Tokyo for 10 days.
She will visit two schools attended by former Lawrence students, spend a night with a former Lawrence family, and reunite with many Lawrence friends. At Hiroshima, she will bring our 1,000 origami cranes to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum as a prayer for peace.
You can follow Jessica’s adventures on her blog ( !
We would like to thank IACE Travel Boston and Yamato USA Boston Branch, who help make this annual trip possible by donating a part of cost generously to the SET-J program.

Also, please congratulate Ms. Katy McGraw (4-8th grade Math Specialist), the recipient for 2017-2018 SET-J grant! The SET-J committee announced the 2017-2018 SET-J grant to the teachers in March, and all interested candidates were asked to submit an essay about why they would like to visit Japan and how their experience and learning would help them in their growth as a teacher. Applications were reviewed by the SET-J committee, Mr. Blair and the PTO president and a decision was made in April.
The “Sending Educators To Japan” program, which is funded by the PTO, has been sending Lawrence teachers to Japan since 2002. Click here to learn more about SET-J. If you have any questions, please contact

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