News and Notes

Picture Day is this Wednesday, October 5!  – Don’t forget to send in your order forms and payments.

Halloween Costume Swap
Does last year’s little mermaid want to be a ninja turtle this year? You’re in luck. This year’s Halloween Costume Swap, sponsored by the Green Team, will be held outside the front door after school on Thursday October 6 and Friday October 7, earlier than usual. Please drop off your gently used costumes in the lobby between now and then and in exchange, you can pick up a different costume during the swap. Even if you don’t have an old one to share, please stop by. Most costumes are just $1. Happy Halloween! For more info or to join the Green Team, please contact

Fifth Annual Lawrence Food Day Festival, Thursday, October 20 between 5-6:30pm in the Big Gym! Participate as an individual, class, or team in the Vegetable Based Recipe Contest! See guidelines and entry form.  Please click here to sign up to volunteer in ways big or small, or email

THANK YOU you to some of this week’s new volunteers:
Lynne Castronuovo, Sarah Chambers,Tiffany Gall, Chryssa Georgalis, Erica Key, Suvi Stenback, Mendie Welu (Picture Day), and Avani Desai, Susan Dubin, Florrie Ives, Harold Price, and Jenny Tam (Food Day). Did we miss you? E-mail and let us know.

PTO Play
Are you looking to be involved in the school community in a different way? Are you creative and fun-loving? The PTO play is a parent-written musical, which debuts in March.  Rehearsals start in early January, with a read-through in late December. We welcome any teacher or parent who wants to join in the fun. In addition to actors, we are always looking for folks to help with sets, props, costumes, and other behind-the-scene activities. If you are interested or just want more information, please email Nancy Gerber at

Interview With The Man Behind The Lawrence Garden: Mr. Jonathan Norwood
Read all about the garden, how students learn science through seeds and soil, and what inspires Mr. Norwood in this exclusive interview!


Child Care Forum This Tuesday
The Brookline Commission for Women is hosting a Childcare Forum on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, 6pm-7:30pm in the Denny Room of the Brookline Health Department Building, 11 Pierce Street. Panelists will speak on the benefits and challenges of various types of daycare options that are available for families with children in the newborn to 5 year age range. Representatives from BEEP, Brookline Health Department, the Brookline Police Department, and others will discuss safety, proper licensing and background checks. There will be a question and answer period following the panel discussion. Questions? Please email and RSVP at  This event is free and open to the public.
Brookline Talks Speaker Dr. Donna Pincus.  Monday, November 7, 7pm. Upper Devotion Auditorium, 194 Boylston St. Creator of the Child Anxiety Network, author of Growing Up Brave and a specialist in child anxiety and its related disorders, Dr. Pincus will talk about child anxiety and give strategies to help children and families cope with stress.

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