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    We Are:

    • a community of 710 students, kindergarten through 8th grade
    • A dynamic staff of 108
    • 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

  • June 8, 2018

    Hello Lawrence Families + Caregivers:

    The sun is shining, our kids are happy and our spirits are high!  Check out these pics from Field Day today – Our Wellness Team did an amazing job planning for today’s big event and the weather could not be any better.

    My daughter had her preschool graduation this morning, which has me thinking a lot about our 8th grade graduation that is coming up on June 21st!  Wow, this year has gone by so fast.  Mr. Porter, the 8th grade teachers and a team of parent volunteers have been working very hard on planning this special event.  Please be sure to take a look at the email I sent yesterday, which contains some information on logistics.  See below in case you missed it!

    Also – Check out the events planned for this coming week!

    Tuesday, June 12th

    • ADL Peer Leaders will be visiting 5th grade classrooms for a follow-up visit.
    • Come join the next meeting of the Lawrence DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Community, and Equity) Committee!  Following a productive community dialogue on May 23rd, we are excited to continue the conversation about these important topics.  Tuesday, June 12th, 8-9 AM in the Lawrence Cafeteria. Future meetings will alternate between morning and evening to accommodate as many people as possible.  If you cannot participate but have comments/ideas to contribute, please email Zoe Kern (, Nira Pollock ( or Julie Upadhyay ( 
    • K screening:  June 12th (8:30-2:30)  

    Wednesday, June 13th

    • 9:00 am and 10:00 am (two shows), K-3rd grades

    "Squirrel Stole My Underpants," a show by Bonnie Duncan with puppetry, dance and a live music trio.

    Thursday, June 14th

    • K Screening:  June 14th (8:30-2:30)
    • 5G EOY family breakfast 8-9 am
    • 8th grade field trips (George’s Island)
    • 1N Language Arts Festival - The children will perform the play, My Father's Dragon, at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium + poetry recital of the works of Joyce Sidman.

    Friday, June 15th

    • K-5 Community Meeting
    • 8th grade field trip (Six Flags)



    Email from Ms. Hart and Mr. Porter sent earlier this week to 8th grade families:

    Greetings 8th Grade Families + Caregivers,

    With graduation right around the corner, we wanted to give you some important information about the big day!


    For the first time in Lawrence School history, graduation will be held outside! On the morning of Thursday, June 21, 2018, a stage with risers and rows of chairs will be set up on the field in Lawrence Park. There is no cap on attendance, but plan ahead (perhaps with extra chairs of your own!) if you are bringing a large group of family and friends. The ceremony begins promptly at 4:00pm.

    Following the ceremony, please join us in the “courtyard” area in front of the school for a reception, hosted by our 7th grade families. Light appetizers and assorted refreshments will be served. This has proven to be a wonderful opportunity to connect with other families as well as teachers (current and past) and administrators.

    Rain Plan:  In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the Big Gym, located in the basement of the school. There is an elevator in the main lobby of our school for any family that may require it, and ramp access in the basement. The reception to follow would then be located in the Small Gym and Cafeteria, also located in the basement of the school.


    If you have any questions, or if we can be helpful in your planning and preparation for this big day, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Porter or at (617) 879-4372.


    Thank you so much, and we look forward to seeing you on June 21st!



    Allyson Hart + Greg Porter




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