News and Notes


  • PTO Meeting January 23, 7pm in the school Library:  “Smartphones and Social Media”  
    • The guest speakers for this event are B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network) and an AWARE officer from Brookline Police department.  This talk will be about cell phones, social media, cyber bullying, and more.  This is very much in tune with what has been going on recently with the videos that went viral a few weeks ago by BHS students.  Please mark your calendar to join us for this important meeting.
  • BEF Saker Author Coming to Lawrence
    • Brookline Education Foundation is generously providing Lawrence students in grades 2 – 5 with this author visit on January 30.
      The visiting author is Jarrett Krosoczka, who wrote and illustrated the popular Lunch Lady series among other books. He will speak to students about his journey to become an author and about his work creating graphic novels.
      We are so grateful to the BEF for coordinating this opportunity for our students!
  • PTO Coffee with Superintendent Bott
    • Wednesday, January 31 at 8:15 in the cafeteria, Superintendent Bott is going to come to Lawrence to talk with parents about school district updates.
  • Family Fun Night
    • Friday, February 2nd, 6-8:30pm. Please join us at the school for food, games, dancing, crafts, face painting, raffle, and more!
      Check the volunteer section if you can help out.
  • Screenagers Movie and Brookline High School Peer Leaders Panel
    • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the Lawrence Auditorium. SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to strategically navigate the digital world.
      RESERVE TICKETS NOW!  Registration is required.
  • Coffee with Principal Hart
  • Family Skate Night
    • February 9 (5pm-6:15pm) Jack Kirrane Ice Rink, Lars Anderson Park: Open and free to the Lawrence Community. Please come and ice skate with your family!
  • Black History Month at Lawrence
  • Phonathon
    • There is still time to make a donation to Lawrence’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Your contribution will go towards PTO funding which supports teacher stipends, intramural sports, bus transports for field trips, grants for teachers, visual and performing arts, and much more. Click hear to hear more about how your tax deductible donation will make a positive impact on the Lawrence community.
  • Used Book Fair is May 21 – May 23


  • Family Fun Night event February 2
    • Spring Staff Appreciation Luncheon

      • We are looking for an Event Coordinator for the luncheon usually held in May. Please contact if interested.
    • Spring Picnic, Thursday, June 7
      • We are also looking for an Event Coordinator for the Spring Picnic scheduled for
        Thursday, June 7 (Rain date: Tuesday, June 12th). Please contact if interested.
    • Maker Space Donations
      • As part of populating the new ‘Makerspace‘, we would like to ask families if they could donate or purchase some needed seed materials/items throughout the month of November. Please take a look at our Amazon wish-list and contribute if you can:


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    Newsletter Editors:

    Harold Price
    Nora Renthal
    Deputy Editor
    Mike Blaney
    PTO Co-President

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