Honoring Alicia Hsu

Honoring Alicia Hsu

Thursday, June 11, 2015
5:00-6:00 pm
Library

(Celebration WILL take place even if Spring Picnic is rained out.)

Alicia Hsu, a much loved and admired third grade teacher, will be retiring at the end of this school year after 28 years as a member of the faculty at Lawrence School and 31 years of service to the Public Schools of Brookline. Students and families are invited to join the PTO in saying thank you to Alicia, whose vision, voice, passion, and caring have all made a lasting contribution to our school community.

Final PTO Meeting

Tuesday, June 9
8:00-9:00 am
Library

All families are invited to attend next week’s final PTO meeting of the year.  Next year’s budget will be presented.  The slate of new officers will be voted on.  I will provide an update on happenings around the school.

Next year’s PTO budget is being planned with a $5,000 reduction.  Why?  We are still in need of volunteers to lead several key events that would impact the PTO’s fundraising if they are not able to run as planed.  As I wrote earlier this year, we need YOU!  Please consider getting involved in some way.   Go to: http://lawrenceschoolbrookline.org/pto/volunteer/

Welcome Incoming Kindergarten Students & Families!

In this week’s column, I extend a warm welcome to the new students and their families who are entering Kindergarten next year – the high school graduating class of 2028!   Kindergarten “Peek & Practice” (Visitation Day) is Wednesday, June 3.  Please note that this year’s Kindergarten classes will dismiss at 12:00 noon on that day. 

We are pleased that you and your child will be joining us next year.  Lawrence is a safe, just and caring community of students in which we work to create a strong sense of belonging for each child. Students learn to respect themselves and others and to value and honor thediversity of cultures, backgrounds, and learning differences.  We strive to create a life-long love of learning and develop the habits of mind, knowledge, and skills to promote continuous learning and a voice for self-expression.

Families are valued as partners and play a very active role in the school. Here are some ways to stay informed and get involved:

  • Refer to the PTO Summer Mailing (sent home in August).
  • Sign-up for PTO Email & Check School Website:  The PTO sends out a weekly “Monday Update” email with weekly announcements and a link to thePrincipal’s Corner published weekly on the school’s website.
  • Attend PTO Meetings held a few times a year (a mix of mornings and evenings) and focused on a topic of interest to parents.
  • Attend Principal’s Forums held several times during the year at 8:00 a.m. These usually begin with a focus topic, but always include time for informal Q&A.
  • Volunteer:   Refer to the Parent Volunteer Opportunities in the summer mailingor on-line to sign-up.
  • Support the PTO:  There are many ways that parents enhance the school by providing resources, programs, and other opportunities for students, staff and parents that would not otherwise exist.  I urge you to join and support the PTO next year.

We hope you and your child enjoy your visit with us. We will look forward to seeing your child again in September.

Rick Rogers

rick_rogers@brookline.k12.ma.us

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