September 8 News and Notes

This week: New Family Welcome (Wednesday), Fall Picnic (Thursday).

This week’s Principal’s Corner: Opening of School.

Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year!

The PTO officers and board extend a warm welcome to all new and returning Lawrence families. As a reminder, school hours are now 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) and 8:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. (Friday only).

NEWS AND NOTES

The New Family Welcome is Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. in the library. Learn about the school, hear from the principal, PTO officers and other key figures, and meet other parents.

Our annual Fall Picnic is this Thursday in Lawrence Field, starting at 5:30 p.m. Pizza will be available for purchase. Donations of baked goods for sale are greatly appreciated: just drop them off at the Bake Sale table when you arrive.

As a new school tradition, the sixth grade families will be heading up this event and encouraged to help make the Fall Picnic run smoothly. Volunteers are needed to sell Baked Goods, Lawrence water bottles and other fabulous school merchandise. If you can take a half hour shift (or longer) click here to sign up online or contact one of the PTO co-presidents:  Nagmeh Ansari or Florrie Ives. Stop by to say hello!.

The rain date is Monday, September 21.

We need Room Parents! Room Parents help the classroom teacher and serve as liaisons between the teacher, the PTO and other classroom parents. It’s a fun and easy way to get to know your child’s teacher and meet other families in your class, and help share information from the PTO to your classroom. If you are interested, please contact one of our Room Parent Coordinators (Charlotte Rice and Maureen Fallon) who can help you get started.

LOOKING AHEAD

Being an active participant in the PTO is a great way to stay informed, meet other parents and share your ideas and opinions. Our first meeting will be September 29 at 8:00 am in the library. Please join us!

Open Houses are an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, learn about the classroom and curriculum, and to meet the parents of your child’s classmates. Open Houses are scheduled by grade:

  • Grades 6-8: Sep 16 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm.
  • Grades K-2: Sep 17 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm.
  • Grades 3-5: Sep 30 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm.

Lawrence Special Activities (LSA) is back with some fantastic after-school class offerings this fall. Catalogs will be distributed to all of the children and will also available online when ready. Classes do fill up quickly and registration forms are due back to the office by day end on Friday, September 18 to be included in the lottery. We will have an open enrollment period after the 18th for any class that still has space available until all classes are full. Students will receive a confirmation of the schedule and classes will begin on Wednesday, September 30.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

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