EVENT: Friday, June 3, after school at the front lobby.
On April 14 and 16, the large earthquakes struck Kumamoto and Oita prefectures, southwest region of Japan. It was a magnitude 6.2 and 7.0 and a series of earthquakes still continues. The two earthquakes killed at least 49 people and injured about 3,000 people. Japan doesn’t recover from 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami (which killed around 16,000 people) yet, so these earthquakes shocked a lot of people in Japan.
At the same time, the huge Ecuador earthquake occurred on April 16 with a magnitude 7.8. At least 660 people were killed and about 27,700 people injured. Also, because of rain, the towns have been damaged more.
The Lawrence Community, including many families from the both countries, hope all our friends and relatives in Japan and Ecuador are safe and healthy.
We would like to show our support for both countries in the fundraiser. We will have a rice-balls sale and a baked sale on Friday, June 3, after school at the front lobby. We will send the donation to the Consulate General of Japan in Boston (http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/consulatekumamotodonations.html)
and the Embassy of Ecuador (http://www.ecuador.org/nuevosite/index_e.php). Any financial donation would be appreciated! Please stop by the fundraiser and show your support! If you would like to help making food, please drop off your food donation (nut free please, and include your ingredients) at office (before 1:20pm) or front lobby (after 1:20pm).
Join Lawrence's New Family Welcome by being a first point of contact to families new to Lawrence. The welcome team is in search of 1 or 2 more members to help with school tours, showing new families around the school and answering any questions they may have. Tours currently occur one Tuesday per month at 8:15 (after drop-off) and one Thursday at 1:40 (before pick-up), so anyone who can commit to two or three of those per semester would be a big help! The welcome team would appreciate any help, but is seeking a middle school parent/caregiver, in particular, to add to the range of experience available to new families. Please email email@example.com to get involved.