Congratulations to Rebecca Isseroff for being named a distinguished educator by the Harvard Club of Long Island. She truly is an example of an outstanding, above and beyond, highly effective teacher. A true bright spot in the field. Here in Lawrence there are many bright spots and outstanding teachers and staff. We are happy Rebecca has been noticed and announced in Newsday! Bravo to Mrs. Isseroff and all who support our learners.
We are pleased to announce our Lawrence + Nassau BOCES Partnership that will focus on Family and Community Engagement. The partnership goal is to build a program that will strengthen the relationships between schools, families, and the community. Nassau BOCES will host Family and Community Workshops throughout the Spring! The first workshop consists of 2 sessions on the "7 Habits of Successful Families". Please use the link below to view the first topic details and REGISTER NOW for these upcoming events! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1936468/7_Habits_of_Successful_Families.pdf
Hello Lawrence Families. Please join us on Monday, March 21 at 6:30 PM for our Parent Like a Champion Evening. This will take place IN PERSON at our Early Childhood Center at the #4 School. The session will focus on the Challenge of Change and ways to manage anxiety and expectations in our ever-changing world. There will be activities for students and Spanish translation will be available. Please register at: https://forms.gle/Cy7ipCGoM8T5AfkU8
The District is horrified to report that a swastika was found scribbled in one of our buildings hallways. This is a hate crime. Lawrence has zero tolerance for hate. We have contacted the 4th Precinct to report this terrible discovery. The pain caused by this is so contrary to our mission statement and the kindnesses I see reflected by the members of this beautiful community. It is terrible to report such an incident, but necessary to engage in conversation that dismantles hate. Your support is always appreciated. Dr. Pedersen
Check out this months edition of the Lawrence Athletic newsletter! https://www.smore.com/zk1pd Go Golden Tornadoes!!!
Lawrence, Forgive the typos - it’s been a long two years! We received guidance late last night that masks on buses are OPTIONAL . Children are no longer required to wear a mask in school or on the bus. Anyone who wants to continue to use to wear a mask is certainly welcome to. Thank you again and wishing you a wonderful Wednesday Dr.Pedersen
Lawrence Families, Today was the last school day that masks were required! Starting tomorrow it is your option to have your child wear a mask in school. Guidance on buses has not been given, so for now please ask your child to wear their mask on the bus. The Lawrence community has been incredible during these last two years . Thank you for all you have done. Let us be hopeful that only good days are ahead. With Pride, Dr. Pedersen
March comes in like a lion & hopefully will go out like a lamb - Check out the latest Smore - Everyone will find something of interest! https://www.smore.com/4q5nv-lawrence-middle-school-library HS - https://www.smore.com/wu0sj
Dear Lawrence, We are returning from winter break tomorrow with news regarding masks. Today the Governor announced the mask mandate for schools will be lifted as of WEDNESDAY. Masks will become optional for students, staff, and visitors as of Wednesday. Your ever present cooperation and patience during the pandemic has been amazing and appreciated. Lawrence is an outstanding community. I can’t wait to see the smiles of our learners. With respect, Dr. Pedersen
Good evening Lawrence Families, The district is on winter break this upcoming week. However, we will be distributing rapid test kits Tuesday morning from 7-9 am at the high school. If you need a kit, please stop by. Kits are also available from our school nurses when we return to school. Wishing you a good winter break. Dr. Pedersen
Today was the 100th day of school! It surely brought lots of joy and counting. The UPK students created a Valentine bulletin board collage with family created collages. 100 day exercises had each child doing 10 different exercises at 10 different stations. Fun day!
A parent workshop will be held tonight, Tuesday February 8th at 7:15pm via Google Meet on Erin's Law to share the information being taught to your children, so that you may see a sample of the materials and ask any questions you may have. This meeting is being held prior to the start of lesson delivery. Please fill out the form found below indicating that you will attend, and a link will be sent to you to join the meeting. https://forms.gle/ybW5zS24WzzEBYFv5 Please see Dr. Pedersen's letter for more information: https://5il.co/14w9k
Check out our February Smores - We hope there is something for everyone. Thank you for all your support. Middle school - https://www.smore.com/61hvs-lawrence-middle-school-library High School - https://www.smore.com/vkych
Good evening Lawrence, Thank you for your patience as we awaited clarification on changes to the mask mandate. The appellate court has issued a ‘stay’. This continues masks as mandatory for students, staff, and visitors to schools. The next step in court take place on Friday and as always I will keep you informed if anything changes. Thank you again for being Lawrence Strong . Dr. Pedersen
Join Mr. Amorgianos, school psychologist, on Wednesday at 6pm for a presentation on Digital Parenting and Online Safety. The discussion will focus on how we can help children maintain a healthy and balanced relationship with technology. The registration form can be found at: https://forms.gle/eYR3ks3tpAsJYaZ36
Checkout the LMS January Smore part 2. The HS Smore is out too. We hope your new year is getting off to a good start. May you find something of interest to you & your children. LMS - https://www.smore.com/c5fne-lawrence-middle-school-library LHS - https://www.smore.com/m5ft6
Lawrence Families, I hope you and your families are well. There is much talk about changing mandates for schools in regards to masks and quarantine. At the current time we are maintaining the mask mandate. We are reducing close contact quarantine of unvaccinated individuals to 5 days, expecting that Nassau County will adopt the NYS guideline. Vaccinated individuals do not quarantine. If the contact quarantine changes further, as indicated today by the Governor, I will let you know. For now , any quarantined individual may return to school 5 days from exposure. Thank you for your patience and compliance as we get through these ongoing changes to ordered protocols Dr.Pedersen
Lawrence Families If you have not picked up your child’s FREE COVID rapid test kit you may come to Lawrence Primary School @#2 School tomorrow from 4-6 pm. Please come to the gym doors. The state has given us one kit for each public school child . Thank you Dr. Pedersen
Lawrence our cases from 1/6/22-1/10/22 are listed here: Lawrence Early Childhood Center (8), Lawrence Primary School (14), Lawrence Elementary School (13), Lawrence Middle School (13), Lawrence High School (25) We wish all good health. Dr. Pedersen
Good morning Lawrence Given the snowfall amounts today will be pivoting to a SNOW DAY with no live instruction and no assignments on Google classroom due. I hope you enjoy the beauty of the snow, are safe, and take some time to READ! Dr. Pedersen