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    We Are:

    • a learning community where all members embrace a growth mindset to be the best they can be!
    • a community of 712 students, kindergarten through 8th grade
    • A dynamic staff of over 110
    • Multicultural and multilingual
    • A community developing a Makerspace for students and staff
    • A hub for  after school programs, LEDP and LSA

    A community of teachers, parents/caregivers and students who are working to be our best selves. Come join us!

     

Principal's Corner

  • Summer!

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 7/1/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Summer

     

    2019-2020 School Year

    Thursday, September 5, 2019-8:00am-2:30pm-First Day of School for students in grades 1-8 at Lawrence

    Kindergarten has a phased-in-start to the 2019-2020 school year:

     

    PLEASE NOTE:

     

    • Thursday, September 5 – First Day for Last Name A-L
      • Special Hours:  8am-12:40pm (includes a lunch period)
    • Friday, September 6 – First Day for Last Name M-Z
      • Special Hours:  8am-12:40pm (includes a lunch period)
    • Tuesday, September 9 – All Lawrence students grades K-8 attend.

     

     

     

    School Hours:

    Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-2:30pm

    Fridays: 8:00am-1:40pm

     

    I wish every student and family a most relaxing, fun and joyful summer break!

     

    Monica

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  • Last Week of School

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 6/17/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Last Day of School for all is on Friday, June 21st.  Dismissal for all is at noon!

     

    Dear Lawrence Families,

    Welcome to the last full week of school.  I am posting (below) the "Family Communication, End of Year" letter I shared with all of you via email last week.

    Important Dates:

    Spring Picnic will be today on Monday, June 17th.

    Grade 8 Graduation is on Thursday, June 20th at 4pm.

    Last Day of School for all is on Friday, June 21st.  Dismissal for all is at noon!

     

    Dear Lawrence Families,                                                                                                          June, 2019

    I am always surprised at how quickly the school year goes by. However, this year has felt incredibly fast. I started as an interim, and am now the permanent principal. I have thoroughly enjoyed rejoining the Lawrence School community and look forward to next year with some great work underway and areas identified that we can grow in the years ahead. Please continue to read about exciting updates and plans for next year.

    Staffing: 

    Vice Principals

    Laura Horst will be returning next year as vice principal at Lawrence.  Laura and I have met and will continue to do so in the coming months to plan for her transition back to Lawrence. Laura is excited to return, and Peter and I look forward to working with her next year and beyond.

    Peter Cipparone will also be back next year as vice principal, and he is looking forward to returning especially now that he knows the students, families, staff and the building!

    Finally, Maisha Rounds will be leaving our learning community to move into a principal position in Boston. She has learned a great deal while at Lawrence, and we have learned so much from her as well.  Please join me in wishing her well and welcoming our new VP team!

     

    “Hello Lawrence Families,

    This year has been full of excitement, learning, and new opportunities for our students... and for me. One new opportunity was offered to me a short time ago, and I recently accepted a principal position of the Michael J. Perkins School in South Boston, which will begin in the fall of 2019. While I am excited for this new opportunity, it is bittersweet because I will have to say goodbye to you and your sweet children. This year, your kids have taught me so much, and I appreciate you welcoming me into the Lawrence community with open arms. Words cannot express the depth of my gratitude to those who shared positive words of encouragement along the way. I will forever cherish those moments.

    I am excited for Lawrence as it moves into a new chapter next year and wish you well as I, too, embark on a new journey. Thank you all for everything!

    Sincerely,

    Maisha Rounds, Vice Principal”

    Classroom Teachers

    Keryn Gannon Steckloff (2GS) will be taking a year leave of absence and Lily Chase Lubitz (2CL) will take her position during the 2019-2020 school year.

    Marie Leman (3L) is retiring and Deb Azarzar (3A) will be returning to grade three.

    Molly Centore will be a permanent grade four educator in 4MC.

    Adreina Luckett (Grade 7 math/science) will be pursuing other opportunities. We have Christine Moodie who is thrilled to join our learning community.

    Ryan Keser (Grade 7/8 science) will be taking a year leave of absence. We are in the process of filling this position.

    Susan Gardner (6-8 Special Education) will be pursuing other opportunities. We have hired Evelyn Mulcahey who has a strong special education and math background.

    Ben Giso (Middle Scholl Spanish) will be teaching in a new district. We are in the process of filling this position.

     

    School Council

    I want to thank Chris Deister, Florrie Ives, Carolyn Mansfield and Nira Pollack for serving on this year’s school council. Along with staff members Sharon Kiernan, Laura Koplow, Rhodinne Wang we were able to draft three important goals for the School Improvement Plan, start our review of the Student Handbook, create a survey to ask families about arrival and dismissal procedures and facilitate a robust inclusion of the DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Community and Equity) committee.

    I want to thank Nira Pollack for her membership the last two years, and welcome parent, Ken Yamada, to school council for the 2019-2020 school year.

     

    Placement

    As I described to you in March, a great deal of care and thought goes into creating classes.  Support staff and I met with the teams of sending teachers and developed these classes together.  Special education staff and other student service providers (Literacy, Math, ELL, ECS) all contributed and reviewed draft lists. We also considered any written parental input we received. We work to create balanced and equitable classes that provide the optimal learning environment for both the individual child and the group of children as a whole.  

    We tweaked the process this year by solely focusing on students during the first round. It was wonderful to have so many staff share with me after the first round how rich and robust their conversations were about the students.

    We strive to create groupings that will enable classroom teachers to more effectively address the strengths and needs of all students. Please remember it is not possible to honor requests for specific teachers. We hope that you will help your child understand if she, he or they did not get a particular teacher.   All of our teachers will welcome your children and work to provide an engaging learning environment. Placement lists will be mailed to families during the first week of July.

     

    All Staff Professional Development for the 2019-202 School Year.

    Our amazing PTO will support this learning on our behalf!

    I am excited to share that I have secured approximately 9 hours of professional development for all staff over the next two years, so Lawrence can become a Trauma Sensitive School.  After meeting individually with over 75 staff last spring, summer and fall, many shared the need for training to learn how to better support students who have experienced trauma or present similarly. Additionally, now being here almost 10 full months, I also believe that all of us can grow our ability to support students with this training.

    I have been working with experts at Riverside Community to identify goals and outcomes for the training.  I learned about Riverside Community from Dr. Sevelius, the principal at Heath who has been partnering with them on a smaller scale. 

    My hope is to start with an all staff presentation/overview on one of the first two days of school, so paraprofessionals can attend as well. Coming together as a whole staff and sharing a common experience can be a powerful and empowering experience to sharpen our focus to support every student at the start of school, during the year and beyond.

    More to follow...

    Last Day of School: Friday, June 21 at 12:00pm. Lunch is not served on the last day.

    First Day of School for grades 1-9 for the 2019-2020 School Year:

    Thursday, September 5th.

    Kindergarten has a phased-in-start to the 2019-202 school year:

    Thursday, September 5th-First Day for Last Name-A-L

    Friday, September 6th- First Day for Last Name-M-Z

    School Hours:

    Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-2:30pm

    Fridays: 8:00am-1:40pm

     

    I wish every student and family a most relaxing, fun and joyful summer break!

     

    Most sincerely,

    Monica

     

     

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  • Collaborating to Strengthen Literacy Instruction

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 6/3/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Collaborating to Strengthen Literacy Instruction in grades K-2

    Guest Blogger:  Literacy Coach, Jill Dempsey

    During the month of May, teachers in Kindergarten through Grade 2 participated in writing professional development “mini lab site” sessions. Each grade level came together and planned one writing lesson from the Lucy Calking Opinion Writing Unit.  The lesson structure consists of three parts: a mini lesson (what you want students to learn about a specific aspect of writing); independent work time (individual writing conferences and/or small group instruction that moves student writing forward); and a lesson wrap up (reinforces or expands on what was taught in the mini lesson).  After planning together, teachers went into one classroom, at their grade level, to deliver the instruction. Each teacher volunteered to teach part of the lesson and received on-the-spot coaching from the K-2 Literacy coach.  During the independent work time, teachers worked in pairs to conference with one student to improve his or her writing, but also to refine teachers’ practice by giving one another advice and feedback. They were able to experiment with new teaching moves such as using “tool kits”.  Overall, this was an extremely powerful model for teachers---as it is a rare opportunity for colleagues to be able to go into one another’s classroom, see one another teach, and focus on craft. Here’s what the participants had to say about the experience.

    Kindergarten

    "I liked having other teachers along side of me as I was teaching and conferencing with whom to reflect and share ideas. I saw strengths and needs in my students that I might have otherwise missed. " 

     -Liz Exton

    (Host classroom/Taught a small group)

    "Two things that stood out to me were having a "tool kit"  (copies of charts, my own sample pieces of writing, rubrics, etc.) of resources that I could share with students.  I am also thinking about working with students in small groups and how I can reach more students this way.

    -Nora Carpenter

    (Taught mini lesson/Conducted conferences)

    "I appreciated seeing students use the writing tools (word walls, reference sheets) in their folders and around the room. It was a great experience conducting my first conference with a kindergarten too!" 

    -Peter Chipperone

    (Conducted conferences)

    "I was struck by the power of reinforcing again and again the statement about what is be learned during the mini lesson helps make the learning clear for students." 

    --Dominique Ferdinand

    (Taught a small group/Conducted Conferences)

    "Something I was impressed with was how students really used the tools in the classroom. I also noticed how a thoughtful, strategic classroom environment could be very supportive to student writers.  It will be important to think about tools for students--which ones and how many would be helpful in the classroom. "

    -Meigan Risse

    (Taught the Wrap Up/Conducted Conferences)

    "I was incredibly impressed with the way this group learned together--sharing ideas and insights with one another, out growing old ideas and growing into new ones.  Several days later I also witness teacher's learning in action! Small group instruction was happening and teacher created tools were being shared to support student and teacher learning " 

                                                                             -Jill Demsey 

    (Facilitator) 

    Grade 1

    "It was exciting to hear students using all the language from previous writing lessons when being taught by other teachers. It was also exciting to step back and see the writing moves they were implementing during conferences. " 

     -Joanna Lieberman

    (Host classroom/Taught a small group)

    "The demonstration of small group instruction was so eye-opening. It was clear and direct. Students knew exactly what they were working on.   It was also powerful to watch the kids listen in on individual writing conferences that were happening at their tables and see how they used what they had over heard.  

    -Suzanne Currle

    (Taught mini lesson/Conducted conferences)

    "It was wonderful to see different teaching styles and approaches as support for reflection on our own practice.”

    -Jonathan Norwood

    (Conducted conferences)

    "It was powerful to have time working with students I did not know so that I could focus on what teaching moves would lift students writing.  It was also enlightening to see that complex ideas (mini lessons) CAN be concise and taught in about ten minutes. Finally, the power of reiterating the teaching point through out the ten minutes of teaching had a significant impact on students’ learning." 

    --Kris Frye

    (Taught a small group/Conducted Conferences)

     

    "I loved seeing 1L hard at work on the last lesson of the unit. Their effort and learning was excellent. Second grade teachers will be so impressed with what they are able to do. Suzanne did a great job with a concise, engaging mini lesson.  "

    -Pam Tully

    (Taught the Wrap Up/Conducted Conferences)

     

    "It was wonderful watching colleges support on another during individual conferences, providing different ways to move writer’s.  It was also impressive how reflective this group of teachers were on their practice and what they will work to implement in their classrooms tomorrow! " 

                                                                             -Jill Demsey 

    (Facilitator) 

    Grade 2

    "Usually, it is hard to think about pulling small groups, but this helped show me that it is not only doable, but an amazing tool to use so that student can share what they are learning with others" 

     -Elizabeth Fowler 

    (Host Classroom/Conducted Conferences)

    "I was nervous thinking about teaching someone else's class, but it was actually very helpful because I wasn't worried about how they were behaving, I was more focused on the teaching."  

     -Lauren Azzollini 

    (Taught mini lesson/Conducted Conferences)

    "The teachers! Their willingness to take safe learning risks (hosting, teaching a mini lesson in front of colleagues, conference with students they are unfamiliar with and run a small group) and model for our students--teachers are always learning." 

    -Monica Crowley 

    (Conducted Conferences)

    "The power of small groups and moving on! This is often where I get stuck, and this feels manageable. Also, thinking about the idea of what will push their writing forward the most was an important shift in my thinking." 

    -Jillian Starr 

    (Taught a small group/Conducted Conferences)

    "The mini lab helped me see the power of explicit teaching and how that can shift students as writers. This was especially evident when the teaching is threaded from the mini lesson through the independent work time and revisited during the share. The anchor charts also it was made it easier to know what you could go back and conference with students on." 

    -Lily Chase 

    (Taught the Wrap Up/Conducted Conferences)

    "By creating this type of learning lab our conversations were focused on our practice and elevating our teaching.   It was incredibly powerful to see teachers collaborating with one another around student work and making teaching decisions in the moment." 

                                                                             -Jill Demsey (Facilitator) 

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  • Being Smart with Technology

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 5/20/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Keeping Up With Our Kids & Technology

    I have acknowledged the challenges related to keeping up with the latest social media and communication tools that our children and young adolescents are using.  The Internet and social media sites are not going away. Children and adults use them every day and they can be useful tools. They can also be abused and waste a lot of time for people. I would like to share some advice from the Olweus Program as to how a student (any person) should react if he/she is the receiver of bullying like comments or cyber bullying. (Taken from Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum)

    DO FIRST

    DO FIRST is an acronym where the first letters represent a step one can take to address cyber bullying like behaviors and/or cyber bullying. Reviewing these steps with your child will be useful in providing them with tools to address negative comments on the internet.

    Do not retaliate-When people find out that something mean or nasty or untrue is being said about them, they often want to get back at whomever did it. Not only will that make the things worse, but you will be giving the person who is cyber bullying what he or she wants-a reaction from you.

    Off your friends list-If you have been bullied or attacked on any social network site like Facebook, Twitter, Ask.fm or others, take that person off you list so the person will not bother you any more. You also need to make sure that your pages are set to private so you can control who views your information.

    Figure out who it is-If you receive unkind information through your phone, trace the number. Do not respond, but tell an adult and determine next steps when you are calm.

    If you are receiving threatening email messages or texts or posts, tell an adult right away. Police should be contacted.

    Ignore it-Sometimes just ignoring it makes people stop, because their actions are not having the effect they’re hoping for.

    Respond after you think about it carefully- A response is different than a retaliation. You might be hurt or angry or upset, but you don’t want to give the people who are unkind to you the satisfaction of knowing it. So if you choose to respond, make it clear and simple.

    Save the evidence! This is very important! Save anything that is harmful-even the messages you decide to ignore-in case you receive more of them later. IF the bullying like behavior continues, you will need to have evidence before steps can be taken to make it stop. You can save evidence by printing it, copying and saving it, or just not erasing.

    Tell an adult! If you receive or are aware of disturbing, unkind or threatening messages, it is important to ell an adult immediately. This could be an adult at home or school. Here at school we will take all reports of cyber attacks very seriously.

     

    Sincerely,

    Monica

     

     

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  • Community Event and Math MCAS

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 4/28/2019 7:00:00 AM

     

    Hello Lawrence Families,

    It was so wonderful to see so many of you last Friday evening at the International/Family Fun Night extravaganza.  What a wonderful array of diverse cultural presentations, history lessons, and cuisine.  In addition there were fun activities like card making, mask making, henna hand art, the chance to "walk inside the Earth" with Mr. Brown and more!

    I must thank the PTO, the many adult volunteers and parent, Marcia Ramos-Sosa, for her incredible planning and execution of the event.  We are so grateful to have a community that wants to enrich the lives of every student and family. 

    Congratulations!

     

    And for your planning for lots of rest and hearty breakfasts...

     

    Math MCAS Schedule

    Grades 3 and 4

    Session 1-Tuesday, April 30

    Session 2-Wednesday, May 1

     

    Grades 5 and 6

    Session 1-Monday, May 6

    Session 2-Tuesday, May 7

     

    Grades 7 and 8

    Session 1-Wednesday, May 8

    Session 2-Thursday, May 9

     

    STE

    Grades 5 and 8

    Session 1-Monday, May 13

    Session 2-Tuesday, May 14

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  • Children are Always Watching and Listening to the Adults!

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 4/22/2019 7:00:00 AM

     They are Always Watching and Listening!

    As an experienced educator and mom, I sometimes think and feel that I deserve “time off” for good behavior. There are times when I go home at night and I have very little left in the tank to finish out the evening, let alone help prepare dinner or find time to check in with family.

    I have worked very hard to always be aware of my words and actions in front of my children and the many students I have taught and support as an administrator. I know that each and every interaction I have with a student (and colleague or parent) is to be treated as if that is the most important connection I make that day. I like to think that I am often successful, but I am human! When I have reservations about a conversation, I try to find time and reflect on my contribution, and if I am not satisfied with my input I make an effort to follow up and clarify.

    My approach to interactions has been reinforced as I do my part to reinvigorate the implementation the Olweus Anti-Bullying and Prevention Program at Lawrence School. I have engaged in numerous conversations and have followed up with students who need guidance and direction. These interactions continue to affirm the need to model the behavior I hope to see.

    When I speak to students, I always begin by asking them to share with me their understanding of the situation. I listen with understanding and empathy as they communicate what they perceive transpired. When they are finished, I repeat back to them what I heard to seek clarity, and ask questions to put the pieces together so we are communicating about the facts. It is important that I remain neutral and do not pass judgment on them or their communication. I treat them with respect and kindness while I make clear there is no room for inappropriate behaviors or bullying-like behaviors. These conversations are not easy for many children to have, especially with an administrator.  However, I do believe that they are important learning lessons and experiences that add to their toolbox for problem solving.

    One of the key components of the Olweus Program is the On-the-Spot Interventions. All the adults in the building have been trained to intervene when they see that students are engaged in inappropriate behaviors. They are to follow steps that include stopping and identifying the behavior, acknowledging the student who was mistreated, reminding students of school expectations and providing follow up. Staff is to intervene while modeling a neutral tone and respect as they are speaking to children who may have made a mistake and need to be supported on how to navigate social situations.

    Parents, school staff and other caring adults have an equally important role to play in preventing bullying and unkind behaviors for all our students. Adults need to model the behaviors and Habits of Mind we want to see in the children as often as possible. For they are watching and listening to the adults in their lives all the time, even though they may pretend to not be interested.

     

    Sincerely,

    Monica Crowley

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  • CCS Naming, BHS Expansion Update and Maker Day!

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 4/8/2019 7:00:00 AM
    Town Considering 15 Names for Coolidge Corner School 
    The Coolidge Corner School is being renamed through a town-wide process. Students are helping to lead the process, and it’s time for community members to provide more input. Last year, Town Meeting voted to change the name of the Devotion School because it no longer found it acceptable to name a school after a man who held another person in slavery. This year, the schools are leading a process to identify the new name. Community members nominated 119 different names for the school. The Student Nominations Committee reviewed all nominations and, through a deliberative process, has narrowed them down to 15 semifinalists. Now they are looking for input and feedback on the 15 semifinalists. Come to the Naming Night on Thursday April 11 at the main branch of the Brookline Public Library. Or to read more about the nominees and provide input please electronically, please visit the Coolidge Corner Renaming website
     
    BHS Expansion Project Begins this Summer
    This summer the BHS expansion project will get fully underway as it enters the construction phase. This exciting project will include a new building at the 111 Cypress Street site, a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) building to replace the building at the corner of Tappan and Greenough Streets, renovations to the 3rd floor of the main building and the Tappan gymnasium, as well as improvements to Cypress Field. Last week, the BHS Building Committee reviewed the latest versions of the site plans, phasing timelines, and site logistics. For a complete update on the project and to review last week’s presentation please visit the BHS Project Website
     

     PSB Maker Day

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 11, 12-4pm at the Coolidge Corner School for an afternoon to celebrate innovation and creativity. Bring your imagination to this FREE, fun, family event and discover what is possible at our district makerspaces.

    • Experiment with hands-on activities

    • Explore an exciting showcase of student work across grades K-8

    • Learn about the development of PSB makerspaces

    Volunteers are also needed to help make the event run smoothly. Sign up to volunteer at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a49afae2da31-psbmaker

    We hope to see you there!

    Made possible by the Enrichment and Challenge Support program (ECS), in collaboration with the Parent Advisory Committee for Innovation (iPAC) and the PSB K-8 PTOs

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  • Middle School Students Participate in Action Groups!

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 3/18/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Hello,

    This post shares about three exciting action groups that are taking place in the middle school.  If your middle school child is interested in joining, please have them contact the facilitators below.

    The Lawrence Climate Action Team

    The Lawrence Climate Action Team is a group of students from grades 6-8 who meet once a week to engage with the youth climate movement. Students come with a wide range of interests and background knowledge, but all have one thing in common: they want to take action to help solve the climate crisis. Current actions include organizing a Lawrence event for Family International Night, and participating in a campaign to ask the Brookline Select Board to pass a resolution calling for bold action to fight climate change. Meetings are on Thursdays from 2:45 - 3:45 in room 145, and are advised by 4th grade teacher Justin Brown.

    GSA Club-Grades 7 and 8


    GSA is a student-led group which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, discuss issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, and work to end harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ students. Three typical functions of a GSA include providing support, building community and taking action to create change within the school. The major focus of this group is being an ally and how to support others in being allies as well.  They meet in Ms. Hollander's room during lunch on Wednesdays.  Advisors are Ms. Hollander and Mr. Keser.

    Youth Service Group-Created and Facilitated by Students


    Students come together to identify problems in the community.  They can gain real world experience while at the same time helping the community and those in need. They meet in Mr. Porter's room, Wednesday after school.

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  • DICE (Diversity/Inclusion/Community/Equity)

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 2/25/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Dear Lawrence Families,

    In this blog, I share information provided by parent, Nira Pollock, and many other families and staff wo have been instrumental in starting the DICE group last spring.  Their important work has continued this year, and I am proud to support them as well.  PLease read all about the upcoming events that focus on the group's goals of diversity, inclusion, community and equity.

    Sincerely,

    Monica

     

    We had a wonderful DICE community dialogue on Feb 6th on the topic of implicit bias, guided by two facilitators from the Anti-Defamation League (Danika Manso-Brown, ADL New England Associate Education Director, and Kimm Topping, ADL Training Consultant). We discussed key terms and concepts and considered how implicit bias impacts us at school, work, and home. We had a nice turnout and it was very powerful to have our administrators, parents and teachers sitting together and talking about these complicated and important things.   The slides Danika and Kimm presented are attached, and Danika also sent a link to the ADL glossary of terms:  see here.

     Pending DICE activities and updates:

    Weds, Feb 27th, 2:45: “decision-making pilot” session (led by leader of the UMass School of Medicine Center for Mindfulness) to teach us about use of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in schools and allow us to make some decisions about whether we might be able to pilot a program at Lawrence (for parents/teachers/kids) via UMass. Leaders from Lawrence admin, PTO, DICE, School Council, METCO, and SEPAC have been invited to attend.

     

    Weds, March 13th, 7:30-8:30 AM (note: AM!): Next DICE meeting, LEDP room. Schedule permitting, we hope that Maggie Russell will join us to tell us about the literacy pilot program she started to provide extra reading/writing outside of school for METCO kids (parallels Calculus Project).

    April 26th:  International Night!  Looking for performance ideas/volunteers!

    This year Family Fun Night and International Night are combined into Family Fun @International Night! 

    Marcia Ramos Sosa is heading this event and is seeking cultural entertainment and activities, large and small.  

    May 8th, Lawrence library:   Panel on Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, organized by Brookline Adult and Community Education (BA&CE) and the DICE Mental Well-being Subgroup. 

    May 14th, 5:30-7 pm:  Lawrence Reads, organized by the DICE Literacy Subgroup
    Lawrence Reads 2019, a book club for parents, caregivers, and students in grades 3-5, returns this spring with how Tía Lola Came To Stay by Julia Alvarez. Set in Vermont, New York, and the Dominican Republic, this beautiful story shows how families thrive even through the toughest times. Stay tuned for additional details and volunteer signup! We will need 2 adult (parent/caregiver/staff) facilitators per classroom. Faculty and staff participation is welcome. If interested in participating, contact Jessica Ullian, Julie Upadhyay, or Kathy Moriarty 

    Community K-2 Quilt Project:  Danna Perry and Maritza Velez have made excellent progress and have nailed down some funding, and are considering moving the event to the fall (rather than the crowded spring) and thinking through how to make it an annual event. To be discussed with PTO and at the next DICE meeting. If interested in this topic, please contact Danna or Maritza

    Performing arts/DICE:  Vanessa Trien and Mary Gaughan lead the Lawrence Performing Arts Committee and are hoping to collaborate with DICE to bolster and enrich the performing arts offerings at Lawrence and to bring in cultural groups that celebrate the diversity of the Lawrence community.  

     

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  • Happy February Vacation!

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 2/18/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Happy Vacation

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