Do you need to reach the Elementary School nurse? The nurse can be reached by e-mail at MTannenb@lawrence.k12.ny.us
Good morning Lawrence families. We are having difficulty with our phone system, and hope to have it fixed soon. If you try to call and receive no answer please email the building at: ElementarySchool@lawrence.org
LES welcomes Cohort B (Gold) students tomorrow. You must complete the district assurances here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAMIu6DjUO3slHCcZIxLLAI9Yy_V37TNXrVKimw0e9Ups4Bg/viewform as well as the daily health form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eaYTH8NxG6AmU5HMc1mqm65cRle9gWAtI4EgVI_oXOc/viewform?edit_requested=true Remember to bring your chromebook, teacher name & bus pass tomorrow
We had a wonderful first week back in Lawrence. See some of the news from the week and directions for the start of Gold (B) cohort in this newsletter https://www.smore.com/0kw3a
Videos from today's flag ceremonies can found using these links: Part 1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p__rxelO0UOYJ4IFnx-3vFRgTjiQ1XeS/view Part 2 https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Ebq2NboCRCa_Su8alJo3WEmN8TtMd3n/view
Lawrence will never forget the heroes and horrors of 9/11. Tomorrow, a moment of silence will take place in all buildings along with a ceremonial flag raising and the playing of taps. We ask all to wear red, white and blue, if you are remote and in person. Families can watch the flag raising from socially distant outdoor spots or when posted to school websites. LHS 9 am, Primary @2 10 am, LMS and LES 10:45, ECC @4 1:15 Thank you Never Forget
Blue Cohort (A) Families 1. Complete these two documents prior to coming to school: Assurances (complete once for each child) https://forms.gle/3TQuvtM3W61EfmiS6 Daily Health Screenings (done every day) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eaYTH8NxG6AmU5HMc1mqm65cRle9gWAtI4EgVI_oXOc/edit?usp=sharing Thank you
Lawrence Families Please see our Back to School newsletter. https://www.smore.com/qngmh Cohort A, Blue families be sure to complete the assurances document by Monday evening. Thank you Dr Pedersen
Wednesday September 3rd food distribution for registered school age children is from 4:15 pm to 10:00 pm PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE Thank you
A link to the Lawrence Public School's 2020-2021 Calendar & Information Guide has been posted in the news section on our sites. It can also be found at https://tinyurl.com/LawrenceCalendar20-21
A link to Lawrence Public School's 2020-2021 Calendar & Information Guide has been posted in the news section on our websites. It can also be found at https://tinyurl.com/LPSCalendar20-21
School starts for All LEARNERS Tuesday , September 8th. some via their connection to teachers on google classroom others in-person : Please note: 1. Teachers call all families throughout before Labor Day. 2. On the 8th Cohort A is in-person, Cohort B and Full Remote use google classroom 3 On the 14 Cohort B is in person, Cohort A and Full Remote use google classroom 4. On the 21st live steaming begins for cohort B and full remote while cohort A returns in person. A Full Remore Orientation will take place prior to the 8th
Good morning Lawrence, I hope you and your children are well. Here is a link to our tenth summer newsletter including information on mailings and more! https://www.smore.com/0j128 My best to you, Dr.Pedersen
A dedicated space to study is helpful to the learning process. Please complete this form if you would like to use a school desk this year for your remote learner. Thank you and stay well. https://forms.gle/pGvMHr9JZyqZPejX7
Hybrid Families, Please see this important checklist from the CDC. These final summer days are important for building your child’s stamina in wearing a mask for longer periods of time. Each school will send you a readiness checklist reviewing the safety procedures required in the school buildings. Thank you. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/pdf/Back-to-School-Planning-for-In-Person-Classes.pdf
Dear Lawrence Please see this week’s Summer Lawrence Onward Newsletter https://www.smore.com/zw0sx I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather and staying safe, healthy, and strong. Dr Pedersen
Thank you to all our families who participated in last night’s community circle. Here is the link to the audio. We will be contacting you shortly with the times for individual school community circles. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yCFCQ7sOXYq_Yhm2wPZE7Slbi967QFDX/view Dr. Pedersen
Dear Lawrence We held the first community circle meeting this morning . The link to the audio can be found below. There will be building level meetings scheduled starting next week through the start of school. I hope the audio helps you with the difficult decision between hybrid or remote instruction. Your decision is needed by August 20th Thank you Dr Pedersen https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ghRavplDu2YHERYtDSD67ZJ3PfOXrunO/view
Lawrence en Adelante #7 Formulario para Clases Completamente Remoto Estimadas Familias de Lawrence, Este enlace se puede usar para completar el formulario optando por la instrucción COMPLETAMENTE REMOTO, lo que significa es durante el primer periodo de calificaciones su hijo(a) NO ingresara a los edificios, pero asistirá y participara en las clases transmitidas virtualmente. Si elige la instrucción HÍBRIDA no necesita completar un formulario. En caso que no esté seguro, espere las sesiones informativas que se programaran esta semana. Gracias. Remoto https://forms.gle/hKVmdysmDHddNDQw5 Optar Por No Viajar en Autobús Como planeamos para septiembre, sepa que uno de los desafíos será el distanciamiento social en los autobuses escolares. Si esta seleccionando instrucción remota o si puede optar por NO participar en el transporte, le pedimos que complete este formulario. Espere las sesiones de información si no está seguro. Gracias. https://forms.gle/6TJeajdsBTk2z6S98
Please use the links found here to indicate your preference for remote instruction. If you have any questions we will address them as quickly as we can. Thank you Dr. Pedersen https://www.smore.com/8mnzr
Please see latest news regarding parental choice for Lawrence’s September opening. Thank you https://www.smore.com/crwsd
Dear Lawrence Families, The Governor has indicated that schools may reopen in September and provide the models of instruction that address health and safety and the needs of the local community. Lawrence is currently planning to open offering hybrid ( alternating weeks of in person and remote) and a full remote model. Families will be asked to “opt in” if they would like full remote instruction and a form will be sent Monday. Please refer to page 30 of the guidance document found in the news section. We will announce our virtual information sessions next week. Thank you Stay safe Dr.Pedersen
Lawrence Reopening planning is following State and CDC guidance and focused on the safest way to protect our most precious resource, the children. We are preparing for instruction in a rotating or “Hybrid” model which alternates weeks between in school and remote. We must keep social distancing in school. A full remote option for families is a likely choice. Again, we await Govenor’s Orders on reopening, but our current thinking is the full in person model does not allow all children and staff to keep appropriate social distancing . Complete plan details will be released Friday. Thank you and please be safe and well. Dr. Pedersen
Please help the Lawrence Reopening committee by completing a survey by noon on Tuesday, July 28th. The survey can be found on our websites and app or by going to: https://forms.gle/51wybnVAy69P4spi6
Please use the link to see the latest edition of Lawrence Onward for updates on the work towards the State guidance for schools . https://www.smore.com/15a0t
Lawrence Onward Updated July 16th, please use the link to learn more about the NYS guidance for school opening. Thank you https://www.smore.com/15a0t
Lawrence continues to prepare our school buildings as we await the NYS Education Department guidance for school reopening in September. Our hand sanitizer delivery has arrived and cleaning crews are working hard to prepare the buildings. Their work and the patience of our families and staff are appreciated.
If any 3rd or 4th grade parents would like to order a yearbook you may do that by following this link https://lawrence2020.picaboo.com/ The price is $12 + shipping and handling. This will be mailed to your home. You must do it from a computer, it cannot be done from the phone.
In these challenging times we would like to make families aware of an increase to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If families already get SNAP benefits, additional funding will be sent to the benefit card. Any family NOT already receiving SNAP, but qualifying for the school Free and Reduced lunch program will be mailed a card that will be able to be used in the same way. There will be payments for March and April, and another for May and June. The funding stream is not from DSS, rather from the Office of Temporary Disability Services. Families will not have to apply separately for this benefit.
The Lawrence Public Schools would like to inform you that there will be a Nassau County food distribution to Lawrence/Inwood residents tomorrow, Thursday, May 21st at 12 noon. If you are a Lawrence/Inwood resident in need of food please come to Lawrence Early Childhood Center #4 School 87 Wanser Ave. in Inwood. Please ensure to wear a mask, practice social distancing and bring a shopping bag and/or shopping cart. This is an additional food distribution. Any food distribution currently be done by your school district is still occurring. Food is while supplies last.
Dear Lawrence Families, We all share great pride in our students. To acknowledge the success of the class of 2020, please consider taking part in a Long Island wide event. You can do this by flickering your house lights and making noise (banging pots and pans) at your door for 20 minutes beginning at 8:20 p.m. tonight. (20:20 military time) . May 1st is Senior commitment day, when college acceptances are due and we want our seniors to know they have the support of our community. Stay socially distant but show your emotional connection to these fine students. Dr. Pedersen
Food Resources Available Please use this link or visit our news section for information about additional food resources during the Covid-19 Pandemic: https://docs.google.com/document/d/141EGRbFUFyRk5yBoWe_bVUidl8pGSF-k0jE_JHAfiY0/edit?usp=sharing
One of many teaching bright spots to brighten up a rainy April Day, Lawrence Learns! Lawrence is so proud of our teachers, students and families. The mission statement in Lawrence includes a statement to “prepare learners for life’s challenges”. Our learners are well prepared and taught well under caring staff. This image is of a 5th Grade Class with 100% attendance in a LIVE Class . With a new remote schedule, students finish each live class daily with some math “brain work.” All 25 students worked on “4nums.com.” Students eagerly come up with different equations to reach a solution and share. They problem solve together too if needed!
Dear Lawrence Families, The Governor has announced that school will be closed until at least May 15th. Please stay connected with your teachers and our social emotional support teams during this period of “NY Pause”. Following social distancing guidelines remains our shared responsibility . We are proud of our students for their academic work ethic and for handling the tremendous emotional pressure of this crisis. Reach out for support, be strong and be well Thank you. Dr Pedersen
Attention Lawrence Families, the food distribution schedule has changed. The new schedule is: Monday pick up is for Monday & Tuesday, Wednesday pick up is for Wednesday & Thursday, and Friday pick up is for Friday & the weekend. Pick up times & locations have not changed.
Food distribution will continue through Thursday this week. To allow for the holiday, food for Thursday through Monday will be distributed on Thursday. This will be 10 meals per student. Please bring something to take the food home in. Daily distribution will resume on Tuesday.
Third grade parents may pick up a Chromebook for your child Thursday. Visit the news section of the LES website or app for the schedule & more information. Please line up socially distanced at the security door & have your child's name & the teacher's name on a piece of paper.
Fourth grade parents may pick up a Chromebook for your child Wednesday. Visit the news section of the LES website or app for the schedule & more information. Please line up socially distanced at the security door & have your child's name & the teacher's name on a piece of paper.
Fifth grade parents may pick up a chromebook for your child Tuesday from 8am-10am. Have your child's name & teacher's name on a piece of paper to give to a custodian at the security office. This will be your only time to pick up a chromebook. Please line up socially distanced
Information on available Day Care Centers in Nassau County for Children of First Responders' & Emergency Healthcare Workers can be found at https://5il.co/e8x2
Dear LES Families, We miss you! Please click on this link to see and hear Ms. Beach read you a book. https://youtu.be/SijYLbpN4IU
Breakfast and lunch available at Number 2 school in the back parking pick up and at Number 4 School from 9-11 am starting today and every weekday Monday - Friday
Lawrence has no cases of Coronavirus at this time, but out of an abundance of caution, all after-school activities are canceled until further notice.
Good morning Lawrence families. As of Tuesday morning, Lawrence still has no reports of exposure or diagnosis of the coronavirus. Please visit the news section of the district website or app for an update from the Superintendent.
Dr. Seuss's birthday was a big hat LES today. Everyone had fun playing with the nonsensical language of Dr. Seuss along with his zany illustrations. We have many pictures to share over several posts. As you will see in our photos, our guest readers included secretaries, teachers, aides, security guards, and administrators. We all had a lot of fun.
LES hosted its Annual Talent Show on Friday night in our auditorium. The audience and judges were treated to the amazing talents of our learners ranging from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to gymnastics and everything in between. We are so proud of students and their talents. We have many pictures to display in several posts so keep looking.
Mrs. O’Connor and Mrs. Cohen’s class wrote essays to persuade the principal. They did an amazing job at writing an interesting, well organized, and thoughtful essay. They did not persuade me to eliminate homework completely but I will certainly give it some thought. They presented in a strong voice with a level of maturity gained over this last school year. Many thanks to their teachers for the fine work they do every day.
All I can say is Wow - I hope you have saw our drama club production last night because words cannot express how wonderful it was. The actors were amazing, the singing was delightful and the audience enthralled. We had a packed house! Many thanks to our families for coming. Shout out to our directors, Mr. Ginsberg and Mrs. Rogan and assistant director, Mrs. Yela and all of our helpers who did the face painting. Thanks to Mrs. Gallopini and Mrs. Polanco.
LES Staff is treated to frozen yogurt by our PTA for Staff Appreciation Week. Many thanks to our PTA for the sweet treat!
It is the greatest math night on earth! It happened last night at LES. Math Night with a circus theme entertained our families with math estimations and workshops. Math is life and fun! Every learner left with a bag full of math games to use at home. Thanks to our organizers, Mrs. Schneider and Mrs. Egan.
Commissioner Elia's letter about the upcoming ELA & Math tests for grades 3-8 can be found under the Lawrence District news section.
Get ready for some Baseball Fun!! The Varsity Baseball Team is a hosting its first annual Baseball Clinic on Saturday, 4/6/19 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at LHS Gym. It is open to any student in Grades 3-8 and costs $15.00 per student. This is a fundraiser for the Baseball Team and will help improve your Baseball Skills