October 27 News and Notes

This week: PTO Board Meeting (Wednesday).

This week’s Principal’s Corner: Lawrence Community Meeting.


Congratulations to the Lawrence Cross Country Team for a wonderful season! We are proud of all the runners for accomplishing their goals and having fun while getting fit. We had many acts of good character and sportsmanship throughout the season, which culminated at the town-wide meet last week.  From Coach U: “Thank you to the amazing Lawrence volunteers who helped out at the meet. Marshalling the course, scoring the runners, helping with supervision and taking pictures. We couldn’t have done it without you. Lawrence Loyalty Gratitude!”

Many thanks to Bettina Neuefeind and all the volunteers who made the Food Day Festival last week so delicious and fun! Everyone enjoyed the great food, and children learned about good nutrition and healthy eating. Great job to everyone who submitted yummy recipes to the contest!  Winners were:

1. Teo Neuefeind (2R)–Tomato, Mozzarella, Cucumber Salad
2. Richard Lee (8A)–Pork Dumplings
3. Shun Tarui (4W)–Carrots, Tuna, & Egg
4. Lynn Akre (1F)–Surprise Pie

Thanks to local businesses for their donations: The Fresh Truck, Clear Flour Bread, Farmers to You, The Fireplace, Hungry Mother, ChopChop, Savory Living, Trader Joe’s, Boston Organics, and Whole Foods — and to the Lawrence 8th graders and cafeteria staff who helped as well.

All are welcome to join us at the PTO Board Meeting this Wednesday, 8am in the library. At this working meeting, we’ll review the budget and finances, and plan for upcoming events and activities and look at volunteer needs.


Brookline High School presents Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lostnext week.  The production of this lively Shakespeare comedy is set in 1929 at the prestigious, all-male University of the Nine Worthies. Ferdinand, Prince of Navarre, and his friends swear resistance to women—but are challenged with the arrival of The Princess of France and her retinue. The wooing atmosphere is heightened by love requited—and not. Will the men end up with the women? Will the women end up with the women? Come see the show to find out! No Charge for elementary school students. November 5, 3:30 p.m.; November 6, 7, 8, 7:30 p.m.  Check out the BHS Friends of Performing Arts for more info.

Nadia Chamblain-Foster, Steps to Success Executive Director, is putting on her dancing shoes to participate in the Brookline Rotary Club’s annual fundraising drive, Dancing with the Brookline Stars. Saturday, November 8, 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Annunciation Church (7 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury). You can see a preview of the event here. An advocate for students from low-income families, Nadia is raising funds in order to enhance the educational outcomes of our Brookline students. Visit Cypress Mobil on Saturday morning, fill up the gas tank and have the windshield squeegee’d by dancing Steps to Success volunteers. All donations support Nadia’s dancing efforts that evening, when you can come cheer her on in support of Steps to Success.

And in case you missed it last week, registration is still open for TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet. This free event kicks off Saturday, November 15 and continues all day Sunday, November 16 at the Lincoln school. Kids (4th grade and older) and their families can hear fascinating speakers, watch amazing performances, discuss new innovations and perspectives, and learn, grow, and come away with exciting ways to put ideas in to action. Register at the website.

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