• Lawrence Loyalty!

    Posted by Vanessa Bilello on 10/1/2023 10:30:00 AM
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  • Happy Back-to-School!

    Posted by Vanessa Bilello on 9/4/2023 11:45:00 AM

    Lawrence School

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  • Happy Summer!

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 6/26/2023 7:00:00 AM

    Happy Summer to All!

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  • June has Arrived!

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 6/1/2023 7:00:00 AM



    Hello Lawrence Families,

    June has Arrived!!

    Upcoming Events:


    Friday, June 1, 2:15-3:00pm-Incoming Kindergarten in person visit at Lawrence 

    Tuesday, June 6 via Zoom-Incoming Grade 6 meet and greet from 8:05-8:40am

    Tuesday, June 6 (June 8 rain date) - Spring Picnic-5:30-7pm

    Thursday, June 8 via Zoom-Incoming Kindergarten meet and greet from 8:15-9:00am

    June 14 - Grade 8 to Six Flags

    June 14-Grades K-3 Field Day-Seventh graders assist younger peers.

    June 15-Grades 4-6 Field Day-Eighth graders assist younger peers.

    Grade 8 Graduation will be on Tuesday, June 20th at 4PM-outside.  If there is rain, we will be in the auditorium.

    June 21-Last day of school with a noon dismissal.

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  • Marvelous Month of May!

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 5/1/2023 7:00:00 AM

    Guest Blogger

    Vice Principal

    Dominique Ferdinand.


    The month of May brings good weather and we are ready for some quality outside time.  May is also the month when we have some wonderful school and community activities.

    Our first big event is Family Fun/International Night. It is packed with activities for families to

    engage in. Many beautiful cultural artifacts of the Lawrence community will be on display for all to see and cherish. It will be outside again this year. Please come and participate on May 9th from 5-7pm. 

    Then there is the annual Used Book fair where students and families can purchase used books.  Every class will have time to visit the Used Book Fair in school during the week of May 21st.  If you have some more books to donate or if you would like to volunteer some time, please reach out to the PTO. 

    Next, May is the month when our third graders have their DPW day and have their Birds of Prey presentation. 

    Finally, Ms Ahearn will host the choral concerts in the evening on May 25th, and grade-8 Group A will go to Farm School on May 30th and 31st.

    Here’s to a wonderful May!



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  • April

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 4/3/2023 7:00:00 AM
    Welcome to April!
    Guest Blogger-Vice Principal Dave Lindner
    It's starting to feel like spring, and between the increased sun and several spring holidays, this is a month for celebration. 
    Join us as our community celebrates:
    Paraprofessional Appreciation Day (April 5)
    Lawrence's talented team of paraprofessionals bring an immense amount of skill and effort to the building each day, supporting the learning and wellbeing of all students. Join us in expressing our gratitude!
    Lawrence Art Show (April 12)
    Our student artists have been hard at work this year. Be sure to join us in the gym from 5:00-7:00pm on the 12th. Thank you to our art staff (Gwen Vitti, Abi Robichaud, and Jessica Jiao) and community volunteers for planning. We can't wait to see what our students have in store for us.

    Abi Robichaud runs the Boston Marathon (April 17)
    Art teacher Abi Robichaud will taking on the marathon course on behalf of the Brookline Education Foundation. Keep an eye out for her on Beacon on Marathon Monday and be sure to cheer her on.
    Gaga Pit (April 26)
    We'd like to thank our Lawrence PTO for helping bring Gaga ball to campus. Please join in our ribbon cutting ceremony on April 26th at 2:30pm on the field.
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  • March Has Arrived!

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 3/1/2023 7:00:00 AM

    Guest Blogger:  Librarian:  Jen Sanders

    Caldecott WInners!

    For the third year, Brookline Public School libraries have facilitated a Mock Caldecott for the district.  The librarians chose eight potential Caldecott winners -- an award which honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in the past year.  This year, the librarians chose books such as Kick Push by Frank Morrison and Berry Song by Michaela Goade.  

    In the weeks leading up to the January announcement, librarians read the contenders aloud to elementary classes, students voted for their favorite, and this year -- the book with the most student votes also turned out to be the winner of the real Caldecott medal -- Hot Dog by Doug Salati!  So exciting!  Congrats to the medal and honor winners (pictured here) and to the Brookline students for their great taste in picture books!
    Caldecott Winners
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  • Welcome February

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 1/31/2023 7:00:00 AM

    Guest Blogger

    Vice Principal-Domnique Ferdinand

    Here comes February! It is the shortest month of the year, but not the least short in events and
    holidays. First and foremost, it is Black History Month. Lawrence staff and students work together to decorate their classroom doors with a theme related to this side of American history. Talk to your children about whom they chose, what theme they picked, and how they contributed to the activity.

    Next, there’s Groundhog Day to remind us
    whether spring will be here soon. Did the Punxsutawney groundhog see his shadow? Will there be 6 or 8 weeks till spring?

    There’s also Valentine’s Day! A day for friends, loved ones, and possibly some chocolate? Are you making a card for someone?  

    The 100th day of school will cement that we are past the halfway mark for this school year!  Is there something you can do 100 times?  Can you count to 100?  Can you read for 100 minutes?

    Why not join the PTO play? It is so much fun for parents and teachers to act in an original play for the enjoyment of the community!  This month will go fast! Make sure you take the time to enjoy it!

    There is no school during February break, which is during the week of February 19th.

    Happy February!

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  • Guest Blogger: Vice Principal David Lindner

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 1/3/2023 7:00:00 AM
    Dear Lawrence Families,
    Happy New Year!
    Even though we're starting off 2023 refreshed and rested from winter break, our Lawrence year is rapidly approaching its halfway point. As we look forward to the calendar year to come, it's important to look back too.
    Whether at the dinner table, or on a car ride on the weekend, or just in a quieter moment at home, we encourage you and your child to use the prompts below to take stock of their year so far.
    1. Find some highlights from the year
    What new topics have been interesting so far? What does your child wish they could learn about next? What projects or assignments have been most satisfying? What peers is your child enjoying their time with?
    2. Celebrate personal successes
    What's gone well this year? What is your child proud of? What growth and accomplishments have you noticed?
    3. Think about future growth
    What does your child wish would go differently this year? Is there anything new they want to try? If they could have help with anything, what would it be? Take stock of organization, time management, and self-advocacy:
    Most of all, stay curious! Continue to ask your child about the projects they are working on, what's interesting to them, and what's challenging. Your interest and curiosity really do matter!
    Reminders and calendar updates
    - Martin Luther King Jr. Day: PSB will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of the holiday. Stay tuned for information from the town for events celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King.
    - ACCESS testing: throughout January, our English Language Learners will be participating in statewide testing. Please contact our ELL staff with any questions you may have.
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  • December Update

    Posted by Monica Crowley on 12/1/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Dear Lawrence Families,

    Welcome December!  

    The classrooms are buzzing with teaching and learning during the holiday stretch.  From Kindergarten to fifth grade, students are engaged in learning about geometric shapes, solving addition equations, learning about shadows, identifying singular and plural words, graphing data, identifying elements of various bridge designs, writing personal narratives, learning how to play complex songs on the recorder,  writing and then solving World Cup math problems using multiplication and division, researching about birds and using the new 3-5 Spelling Connections curriculum.  

    In grades 6-8, students are learning about the importance of irrigation technology to support a settled community in Mesopotamia, designing and creating Netflix summary pages based on book group books, learning about the water cycle, practicing how to calculate the area of a circle, studying about Ancient China, reading short stories and then analyzing one story of their choice to write about theme and author’s craft, learning about the  Bill of Rights and analyzing cases that pertain to the those rights, speaking Spanish and French to each other, and so much more. 

    In addition to content learning,  grade 8 students continue to be such positive role models as they sign up to be chaperones for the PTO Early Release Movie Days after already providing support during the Apple Pie making afternoons before the Thanksgiving break. They have demonstrated their capacity to be positive role models and contribute to our learning community.  The younger students love having them with them!  

    Please know we will have Spirit Days on the four Fridays in December!  This will give the students and all of us a fun way to wrap up each week as we close out the calendar year.  SO...

    Friday, December 2= Favorite Sports Team Attire Day

    Friday, December 9=Favorite Hat Day

    Friday, December 16=Pajama/Comfy Clothing Day

    Friday, December 23 (Noon Dismissal )=Lawrence Apparel or Maroon and White clothing day


     Early Release Days in December:

    Thursday, December 1, 2022:  All K-8 students are dismissed at 12:40pm.

    Wednesday, December 7, 2022:  All K-8 students are dismissed at 12:40pm.

    Friday, December 23, 2022:  All K-8 students are dismissed at 12:00pm.


    I want to thank the staff for their continued robust and rigorous planning.  I also want to thank you (all the Lawrence families)  for your commitment to working with the Lawrence staff in educating all of our students.  There are many gifts to give and receive during the holidays, none greater than the gift of an education.  


    To all of you, I wish you the most relaxing, restful, joyful and loving holiday season.  




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