News and Notes

This week: Fall Picnic (Monday), Voices of Brookline Auditions (Monday), No School Yom Kipppur (Wednesday)

This week’s Principal’s Corner: Technology to Enhance Teaching & Learning

Lawrence Fall Picnic is on for Monday night starting at 5:30 p.m. Pizza will be available for purchase, as well as water bottles and other Lawrence school merchandise. Donations of baked goods for sale are greatly appreciated: just drop them off at the Bake Sale table when you arrive.  See you there!

Voices of Brookline (Every Monday 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in Lawrence Music Room) Auditions start Monday for this exciting new singing group for Brookline Schools that is free of charge. Contact the Voices of Brookline Conductor, Holly Ahearn by email. Click here for more information or download the Flyer.

Homework club for Gr. 4-8 begins next Monday 9/28 in Room 316.  A team of Lawrence teachers and paraprofessionals staff the Homework Center and assist students with assignments as needed. 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, in Room 316 (Ms. Avakian’s classroom).  Students can drop in any of the 3 days. It is free of charge. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Vice Principal Laura Horst.

Open House Gr. 3-5 is on Wednesday 9/30.  Child care will be provided; no children under 3; Cost is $5 per child ($10 family maximum); Two adults and a team of middle school-age babysitters provide supervision. Please use this service only if you need it. We offer this to help parents who have difficulty arranging child care.

You CAN run the Boston Marathon! The Brookline Education Foundation is seeking runners for the 2016 Boston Marathon. Receive amazing training and camaraderie from Team Brookline, all while supporting excellence in our Brookline public schools. If you or someone you know is interested, contact Team Brookline (html link: today! Deadline for applications is September 30.

The Lawrence School Directory is now available online to all families.  Parents should have received an e-mail from Lawrence Directory explaining how to access the system and verify, add or edit their family information as they choose.  This e-mail includes a username and temporary password giving them access.  Especially helpful this year is for families to enter their child’s classroom / teacher assignment since class lists are no longer sent out in advance.   If families choose NOT to be included in the Directory at all, please contact the Directory team,  Robin LeWinter or Pamela Iguchi, to be removed from the database.

Something to share? If you have an item you’d like considered for inclusion in the Monday Update, please submit information to our PTO email.  The weekly deadline is Thursday at 12:00 noon, for the following week.


  • PTO meeting Tuesday September 29th,  at 8 am in the library
  • LSA Begins September 30
  • Gr. 3-5 Open House,  September 30 (6:00 pm-7:15 pm)
  • School Picture Day is October 1.

Being an active participant in the PTO is a great way to stay informed, meet other parents and share your ideas and opinions. Our first meeting will be September 29 at 8:00 am in the library. Please join us!

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