Join Us for the Breakfast Book Club!

PTO Meeting:  Math in the Information Age
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 – 8:00-9:00 am

Habits of Mind Lesson from ImprovBoston

We had two terrific performances last week made possible by the support of our PTO Performing Arts Committee. Students in grades K-3 saw an engaging performance by Tanglewood Marionettes and students in grades 4-8 saw some entertaining improvisational theatre performed by ImprovBoston.

During the show by ImprovBoston, the performers talked to the students about four important life skills that were required in order for them to be successful:

  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication

Habits of mind in action!

Join Us for the Breakfast Book Club!

Friday, May 13 – 8:00-9:00 am

This new event offers parents and teacher a chance to come together and talk about raising children in today’s world and to enjoy a breakfast catered by the PTO.

Guests will have the opportunity to discuss one of two books, Raising Cain

by Michael Thompson or Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons.  Both authors are scheduled to speak as part of the Brookline PTO Speaker Series in the spring.  Michael Thompson will be speaking on April 12th  at Lawrence and Rachel Simmons will be speaking on May 11th at Pierce.   Information on the speaker series can found at: We are announcing this event early to give you time to read!

Title I funds have enabled us to purchase 10 copies of each book, which are available in the Lawrence library.  Or you may your own copy.  Questions? Email Dianne Muendel:

Why This New Event?

In past years, Lawrence has sponsored Lawrence Reads, an event in which parents and children read the same book and participated in book discussion groups facilitated by teachers.  This year, our school Literacy Team decided to try a different approach.

For students in third and fourth grade, we have already held an after school “Chapter Chat.”  Students all read the same book and participated in a book group discussion led by teachers.  This event was very successful and, as we had hoped, led to a run on reading other books in the series.

The “Breakfast Book Club” is intended to give parents and teachers a chance to read and come together to discuss raising children.  We will assess how well this new event works and adjust next year as needed.

No matter what the format, our goal is to involve students, parents and teachers in reading and talking about books!

Rick Rogers

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