News and Notes

This week: PTO meeting (Tuesday)

This week’s Principal’s Corner: More on The Language of Thinking


The Food Day Festival last week was a another great success. Our appreciation goes out once again to organizer Bettina Neuefeind and all the volunteers who made it so delicious and fun! Everyone enjoyed the great food, and children learned about good nutrition and healthy eating. Congratulations to everyone who submitted their entries for the recipe contest! Here is the list of winners:

1st Place: Toshi Ohguchi
2nd Place/tie: Teddy Gleba, Kei Hato
3rd Place/tie: Yurika Tarui, Teo Neuefeind
Runners Up: Sophia Root, Yuen Ler Chow

Thanks to the local businesses for their support and donations: ChopChopCutty’sFarmers to YouThe FireplaceFresh TruckOlive Connection — and to the Lawrence 8th graders and cafeteria staff who helped as well.

PTO Board Meeting will be this Tuesday, 7:PM in the library. All are welcome to join us. At this working meeting, we’ll review the budget and finances, and plan for upcoming events and activities and look at volunteer needs.

Principal Rick Rogers and Vice Principal Laura Horst will be doing a presentation called “Supporting a Safe, Just, and Caring Community: Olweus Survey Results.” The presentation will provide an overview to our social-emotional learning programs, as well as our bullying prevention efforts. We will also engage parents in a discussion of the results from last spring’s Olweus Bullying survey.

Lawrence School Directory is available online to all families. Please contact Robin LeWinter, to be added or 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.


Have you heard of the PTO play?  Ever come watch it and see how much fun everyone is having?  Would you like to be part of that excitement?  Teachers and parents join together to perform an original play written by Lawrence parents. You can act, sing, dance, or work behind the scenes.  We need costume designers and props coordinators.  We need a keyboard player.  Rehearsals start in early January (2 nights/week), and the performances are 3 consecutive nights in mid-March.  If you’re interested in learning more, please email Nancy Gerber at


Join us for our 4th Annual Fall Fest! Come to the Main Library on Thursday, October 29th for lots of fall-themed fun, including face painting, pumpkin painting, and gourd bowling! We’ll be outside on the School St. side lawn UNLESS it rains, in which case the fun will move inside to Hunneman Hall. Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend from 3:00 to 5:00pm.
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!VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Please browse our Volunteer Opportunities list to see how to get involved this year!


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