News and Notes

This week:  Farm School Trip (Monday-Friday), Gr. K-6 Early Dismissal (Tuesday), Veteran’s Day – No School (Wednesday), Gr 6-8 1st Qtr. Report Card (Thursday)

This week’s Principal’s Corner: Parent Conferences & Progress Reports.

Please remember Early Dismissal this Tuesday November 10 12:40 pm for Grades K-6 and No School on Wednesday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day.  Please keep in mind there are a number of early dismissal days this month and in December. Please see the school calendar.

Lawrence School is looking to hire a Musical Director to work with our 6th-8th graders. The position includes a stipend and rehearsals are typically held for 2 hours after school twice a week for about 2 months. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Vice Principal, Laura Horst at: for additional information.

Join the production team Monday, November 9th from 8:00 am – 9:30 am in the cafeteria. Help us make popular candy leis for sale at the Japanese Food Fair. Volunteers are still needed to help make food, set up, sell food and clean up at the fair itself on November 19th, after school in the Big Gym. If you can help, please contact one of the organizers: Tomoko TaruiTomoko HatoMihoko KuwabaraKay Kobayashi or sign up online at

Volunteers are needed for Apple Pie Making on Friday November 20th from 1:40- 5:00pm. Don’t miss out the opportunity to be part of this fun and delicious activity. Please email Kirsten Alper if you wish to help with preparing and making the pies and cleanup.

Volunteers are needed for After School Movie Day on December 1st 12:40pm-2:30pm. Click here or contact Makeeba McCreary for sign up information.

Lawrence school PTO Annual Fundraising Online Auction needs volunteers. If you like to help your school and PTO from the convenient of your desk this is the volunteer role for you.  Please go for the role description or contact Nagmeh Ansari : for more information.

Lawrence School Directory is available online to all families. Please contactRobin LeWinter, to be added or removed from the database.


Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year will soon be underway ~ the Class of 2029! In mid-November, the Office of Student Affairs will be holding two information sessions for parents ~ one on November 18th and another onNovember 19th. Beginning on November 30th , families will be able to pre-register via Registration Gateway and sign-up for an appointment in January or February of 2016 to complete the registration process.
Click here to the information session flyer.

Registration for the LSA Winter Session begins soon. Look for the catalog in your child’s backpack or on our website under PTO. More information please contact Zoë Kovel.


From Brookline Educators and Parents Run for the Brookline Education Foundation
We are thrilled to announce our BEF-Team Brookline runners of the 2016 Boston Marathon. Our very local runners are:  Devotion principal Jen Buller, Baker teacher Nicole Poutasse, Heath parent Amanda Walker, Lincoln parents Seth Kalvert and Ken Juster, and Pierce parent Chris Hope.

If you see them in or around, please be sure to wish them well and thank them for supporting the Brookline Education Foundation.

BHS 21st Century Fund Gala-Rama Saturday, November 14. Join us for Brookline High School’s biggest fund raising event of the year and the ONLY school wide party for parents.  Guests will be treated to an evening of fun that includes bowling and billiards, buffet dinner and open bar, plus a silent auction filled with fabulous one-of-a-kind items.  Casual attire.  All proceeds benefit BHS!  Click here to buy your ticket today!

TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet will once again be held at the Lincoln School,November 14th and 15th. This free event is for Kids (4th grade and older) and their families to hear fascinating speakers, watch amazing performances, discuss new innovations and perspectives, and learn, grow, and come away with exciting ways to put ideas in to action. Click here for more information and register now.

A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens and Tweens “Brookline Talks”. A new speaker series for Brookline parents presents Joani Geltman, Wednesday,November 18 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Driscoll School Theater, 64 Westbourne Terrace.
Sponsored by Brookline K-8 PTOs, the Brookline Education Foundation & the Brookline Community Mental Health Center.

Brookline’s Community Wide Holiday Party
Mark your calendar, book your sitter, and get ready to celebrate at Brookline’s Party of the Year!
When: Thursday, December 3rd, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Where: Brookline Teen Center, 40 Aspinwall Avenue, Brookline, MA
Featuring: Live band, food from notable Brookline restaurants (from shrimp to crepes), cash bar, silent auction (including just-in-time-for-the-holidays gifts too good to re-gift), and the most welcoming company this side of the Charles!
Ticket price: $40
Hosted by: The Brookline Chamber of Commerce
Questions: Elizabeth Schlosberg

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