Principal’s Corner

Hello Lawrence Families + Caregivers –

It has been a great week so far!  I have been out and about in every classroom over the past few days and I can confirm that our students and teachers are hard at work. I did a read-aloud in Ms. Kiernan’s class on Monday and learned about the gas planets in Mr. Keser’s class on Wednesday.  I have seen our fourth graders deeply engaged in silent reading and I got to visit Ms. Hollander’s class this afternoon and witnessed students in a group debate.   So many amazing things happening!

I am looking forward to the Fall Picnic tonight and was very impressed with the flyers that were made for it.  And did you hear, there will be a food truck on site for the event?  Also, check out the new PTO bulletin board that was put up outside of the main office – so bright and fun!

I got some feedback today that my messaging about parent/caregiver drop off in the morning is a bit unclear to some, so I wanted to revisit this and clarify again with the hope that all understand.

  • Breakfast is served in the cafeteria beginning at 7:30 am for those who want it. 
  • The school doors (main entrance) open at 7:50 for all students. 
  • Hallways open at 7:50
  • Morning announcements and teaching + learning begin at 8 am.

Parents and caregivers (grades 1-5) are welcome to walk their child to their classroom between 7:50 – 8:00, but a swift drop off is the expectation so that we can get to work on rigorous teaching and learning.  Our hope is that in the next few weeks/months, students will feel comfortable and excited to be able to walk themselves to their class.  However, we understand that this can be a special time for families and we want to honor that.  So continue to drop your child off in their classroom or if they are ready, we will greet them at the front doors and they can be on their way!  For our Kindergarten families, you are welcome to bring your child to class everyday, all year, if that is what is best for you and your child – we understand that the transition for our Kindergarten students can require more guidance and hands being held.  

I am attaching an addendum that details information about parking and drop-off.  We have also gotten feedback from our neighbors that there are certain areas where drop off is occurring that is not allowed.  Please review and be mindful of the parameters for parking that have been crafted in collaboration with neighbors and the town of Brookline.

Reminders:

  • Join BEF (Brookline Education Foundation) tomorrow morning from 7:30 – 8:15 for a meet and greet with coffee at the school entrance.
  • Dismissal on 9/15 is 1:40 – please plan accordingly.
  • No school on 9/21- Rosh Hashanah

I hope you are enjoying these last few days of summer.  See you soon.

Take care,

Allyson Hart

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