News and Notes

This week: No School (Monday), New Family Welcome(Wednesday), Fall Picnic (Thursday)

The New Family Welcome Committee invites all new Lawrence families on Wednesday, September 7th in the Library at 8 am! Please join the Principal and VP, PTO as they welcome you to Lawrence in a small meet and greet! See you there!

Our annual Fall Picnic is this Thursday, September 8th in Lawrence Field, starting at 5:30 p.m. (Rain date: 9/13). Pizza will be available for purchase. Donations of home-made or store-bought baked goods for bake sale are greatly appreciated: just drop them off at the office in the morning or at the Bake Sale table when you arrive.
Volunteers are needed to help sell Pizza, Baked Goods, Water Bottles and Logo Wear, as well as Set up/Clean up.  Please click on the following link to sign up:
http://lawrencepto.ivolunteer.com/fallpicnic_002
The Lawrence Green Team encourages everyone to bring your own water bottle.
For more information, please Nagmeh Ansarinagmehansari@gmail.com and/or Jessica Ullianjessica.ullian@gmail.com

Open House Dates
As a reminder, Open House for Grades K-2 will be on Thursday, September 15 starting at 6:00pm, Grades 6-8 will be help on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:15pm, and Grades 3-5 will be help on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:00pm.

PTO Meeting is Tuesday September 27th at 8:00am in the library.
Please join Principal Warren Blair and Vice Principal Laura Horst.

Summer Math work and Summer Reading
Did your children do math and/or reading over the summer?  Could you see their brains growing?
Summer Math work and Summer Reading lists are both due on Friday, September 23rd.
Please remind your children to give them to their classroom teachers to be recognized for their wonderful effort.

If you have questions please see your math specialist or the librarian.

Lawrence Special Activities (LSA) is back with some fantastic after-school enrichment classes!  Visit the LSA website at https://lawrence.schooltwist.org to see the course offerings for the fall session which begins onSeptember 26.  We are currently in a week-long ‘Sneak Peek’ mode – you can see the schedule and class descriptions but registration is not yet open. We do this so everyone has a chance to review, confer and decide on their choices before registration begins.

Online registration will begin on September 10 at 8AM, and end on September 16 at 6PM. Enrollment is on a first-come-first-served basis but we do have wait-lists for popular classes.
Please note: We no longer distribute paper catalogs to students. A complete list of courses and the schedule will be posted on the LSA bulletin board in the front lobby. If you are unable to access a computer to register online, please contactlawrencespecialactivities@gmail.com as soon as possible.

A Call for the Arts!
LLCGPlease help the LLCG create collages for Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th to October 15th.

Collages will be posted September 2016. Please hand in your collage to Miss Magno no later than Friday, September 9, 2016.
For more information, please visit us on facebook or email atlawrencelatinocg@gmail.com orhttps://sites.google.com/site/lawrencelatinoculturalgroup

AROUND TOWN

Now is your chance to honor a teacher!
The Brookline Education Foundation has kicked off its Honor a Teacher campaign. Please consider making a donation of any size on behalf of a special teacher, specialist, administrator, librarian, nurse, or coach. They will receive notification from the BEF of your gift.  Our teachers greatly appreciate the recognition and your support of grants in our schools, preK-12th grade. Let those special teachers know how important they are! Go to:www.brooklineeducation.org/honor

Sean Roberts Challenger Baseball League
Baseball Fun for children with a wide range of abilities.  The Sean Roberts Baseball Challenger League based in Brookline welcomes children with disabilities ages 7 and up.  Children with intellectual, physical, emotional and behavioral challenges can all enjoy being part of a team in this relaxed, supportive environment.
Click here to download the League Flyer.
For more information regarding Player Registration, Becoming a Volunteer or General Information please contact:
Melissa – challenger@brooklineyouthbaseball.org and look for updates at http://brooklineyouthbaseball.org/.

Do You — or Someone You Know — Want to Run the 2017 Boston Marathon?
The Brookline Education Foundation is seeking runners for the 2017 Boston Marathon.  Receive amazing training and camaraderie from Team Brookline and support excellence in the Public Schools of Brookline at the same time!  Contact Team Brookline at http://www.teambrookline.org for more information today.  The deadline for applications isSeptember 30, 2016.

BE THE PARENT YOU WANT TO BE! Training in Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving parenting approach.
Do you ever feel frustrated with your child? Find yourself shouting often and imposing punishments or rewards in reaction to challenging behavior? Do you wish you had a more effective parenting approach that also helps to build a better relationship between you and your child? Think:Kids Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach provides parents with concrete tools to better understand and parent their kids (ages 3-18) in the face of day-to-day challenges – e.g., getting to school, homework, screen time, sibling relationships – and more serious challenges. It’s based on the understanding that many kids lack the skill, not the will, to behave well – specifically skills related to problem-solving, flexibility and frustration tolerance. CPS helps parents to:

  • Shift their thinking and approach to foster positive relationships with their child
  • Reduce their child’s challenging behavior
  • Solve problems collaboratively and proactively
  • Build their child’s skills in self-regulation, communication and problem-solving

For more information and to register for the upcoming evening or daytime CPS training in Brookline, please visit:BeTheParentYouWantToBe.weebly.com

MEDIAGIRLS, an eight-week program for 6th and 7th grade girls, will run at the Brookline Teen Center on Tuesday afternoons from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm starting September 27th. Participants learn to challenge pop-culture messages aimed at girls; engage in thoughtful discussions about current media trends, make new friends in Brookline, and write inspiring content for girls on the MEDIAGIRLS blog and social media. Space is limited to 12, and only a few spots are open. Limited scholarships available. Visit www.mediagirls.org to learn more and register.

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