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: ECCUPK@lawrence.org
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
The video of today's flag ceremony can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/12UNdpdQUi6oUEvXsIG3z__Ec8JlRBLXQ/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
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
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
Please view our UPK Orientation Slideshow! Looking forward to a great year! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dcs7ZLIysKf3Y7XSpS_xbb8JzArCJGLk/view?usp=sharing
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
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
Join our Kindergarten Early Childhood Center Virtual Community Circle discussion on Monday, August 17 at 6:00 PM. Use the following form to register for the event: https://forms.gle/feRtaGbbu8s7Cu178. A link to join the meeting will be emailed to you 1 hour before the start of the event. I look forward to meeting with you at this time!
Please check out the PBS link and register to attend a virtual event to help families prep for a very different school year. https://www.pbs.org/parents
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
Universal Pre-K registration for the 2020-2021 school year has begun! Seats are limited. To register, or to find out more information, e-mail TransportationStaff@Lawrence.K12.NY.US
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.
Enjoy our UPK slideshow that shows our year "together but apart". We wish them all the best as they move up to Kindergarten. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVpNiT0TLN8
We're moving up to Kindergarten, We're moving up to Kindergarten, As of today, we're on our way, We're moving up to Kindergarten. We just can't wait, for Kindergarten, We just can't wait, for Kindergarten, New things to learn, Starting next term, in Kindergarten. Farewell, Goodbye, Adios, Preschool, Deep in our hearts, We love You!
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
Happy Earth Day! Ms. Caporina explains how she is helping the earth. https://youtu.be/E-rBH2ed_H0 What are some ways you can help the earth?
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
Week of the Young Child continues with Artsy Thursday! Think, problem solve, create! Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands. Let's celebrate the joy and learning children experience when engaged in creative art making!
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.
Happy Artsy Thursday! Enjoy a video made by our UPK teacher, Ms. Caporina. Her video may help open up communication with your child about what is happening in the world today with the Coronavirus. Allow your child to express themselves and know it's okay to talk about what is happening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQcY3geMt7A
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.
Please view the link for step by step instructions on how to find our weekly calendars with activities. Consulte el enlace para obtener instrucciones paso a paso sobre cómo encontrar nuestros calendarios semanales con actividades. https://youtu.be/F7c7z7Dt1zY
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
Hello Pre-K Families! The teachers and I have created a weekly home learning schedule for you to work on with your child. You will find the link in the documents section of our UPK page. We wish you the best of health and happiness!
Hello families! The Pre-K teachers and I are currently putting together a list of activities that align with our curriculum that you can do at home with your children. In the next few days I will direct you on where to find these activities. We all miss your children and having them in our classrooms. Staying positive and hope this will soon pass. Stay healthy and well!
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.
Our Pre-K Moving On Ceremonies are this morning! Please remember to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the ceremony & have your ID ready. The ceremony for rooms 1 & 6 will begin at 9:45 AM & the ceremony for rooms 2, 3 & 4 will begin at 10:45 AM. We hope to see you there!