Principal’s Corner

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 2029!   Kindergarten “Peek & Practice” (Visitation Day) is Wednesday, June 1st.  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 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 sometimes begin with a focus topic, but 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 look forward to welcoming you and your child to our school community!

Rick Rogers                               

Laura Horst

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