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Lawrence School
Kaplan Drive
Middletown,CT 06457
Phone: 860-632-2158
Fax:  860-632-0738

Principal:
James Gaudreau
gaudreauj@mpsct.org


Our Adopt-aSchool
Board of Ed. member is:
Franca Biales
bialesf@mpsct.org




The Lawrence Elementary School 

 

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Principal’s Newsletter for February 2016

Parent Conferences are right around the corner on Wednesday, March 9, Thursday, March 10, and Friday, March 11. I want to strongly encourage all families to either attend the parent conferences or conduct a phone conference with your child’s teacher. This is a great opportunity to hear how your child is doing and to work with the teacher on how to help your child improve. There will be early dismissal at 1:15 p.m. on those days and lunch will be served.

                We are encouraging all children to attend the conferences with their families. Your child can describe his/her goals and can show you the progress they have made in their actual work. The teachers work very hard at challenging children and differentiating their instruction so children who need extra help receive it in school. If you have any questions or concerns, communicating with the teacher is the best way to address any issues.

                When you come for the conferences, there will be lap tops set up in the main hallway so that you can complete a parent survey for us. We are kindly asking all families take a few minutes to complete the online surveys. We want to hear your feedback and opinions and want to know what you like about Lawrence School and what can be improved. We create school goals based on the results, so please help us by giving your feedback.

                                                   Technology and Safety Enhancements

                Based on feedback from parents and teachers in last year’s school survey, Lawrence School has focused a lot on technology and safety improvements. Working closely with the PTA, School Governance Council, and Lawrence teachers and administrators, the following improvements have been put in place:

  • All K-5 classrooms have projectors and Mimio or Smart Boards to enhance lessons
  • A new television was installed in the computer lab so that teachers can project images onto the screen and lead lessons with the new monitor
  • Head sets for all children were purchased
  • 30 Chrome Books were purchased so children can have more access to technology
  • Additional walkie talkies and megaphones were purchased for staff
  • Dozens of external and internal cameras were installed for us to better monitor
  • Our loudspeaker system has been updated so that all areas of the school can hear announcements
  • Sidewalks and handicap accessible walkways that were in disrepair were fixed

This is a great start! These improvements would not be possible if not for the teamwork and collaboration among families, teachers, district-wide technology specialists, PTA, and the School Governance Council. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT!!!!!

 

   LAWRENCE SCHOOL BOOK SWAP

     Would you like some new books to read over the upcoming long weekend in February?

Please bring in any books that you would like to exchange. The books you give us should be in fairly good condition so that another student would want to read your books. For each book you bring in from home, you will get to pick out another book to bring home.

Children can bring in books on Thursday, February 11, and Friday, February 12. The Book Swap will take place after morning announcements. We will gladly accept any book donations from families.

                                                                Spring Book Fair

Our Spring Scholastic book fair is fast approaching. It is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. The funds we raise through Scholastic are used to enhance the literary selections in both your child's classrooms, as well as the library.

The Book Fair will run from Monday, March 7 - Friday, March 11 (same week as parent-teacher conferences).  Over the next few weeks, you will be receiving more information about the events/activities that we are planning.  Also, please consider volunteering your time during the Book Fair - it is a week long event that requires a lot of help from our families. A volunteer form will be sent home in a future Tuesday folder.

Important Upcoming Dates

February 2, 2016        100th Day of School                Thank you to everyone who contributed to    our 100th Day of School Canned Food Drive to support the Amazing Grace Food Pantry

February 5, 2016        Peaceful School Bus activity     8:50 – 9:30 am

February 9, 2016        Board of Education Meeting starting at 6:30 pm at Town Hall

February 10, 2016      Karate Showcase     4:00pm in library for children in after school program

February 11 & 12, 2016                      BOOK SWAP

February 11, 2016      MAD SCIENCE after school club starts for K-2 students (see registration)

February 15 & 16, 2016                     NO SCHOOL

February 17, 2016      Last Day to return Box Tops

February 22, 2016     Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm for K-5 students

February 24, 2016      New Session of Karate After School Starts     please sign up to join, K-5

 

Jim Gaudreau, Principal




                                                                                                                              

 

 

Lawrence School students and staff offer a heartfelt thank you to the members of the Middletown Council of Veterans who donated brand new United States and Connecticut State flags to the school.

 


 


                                             

             

Making S’Mores with the Principal -  Wednesday, August 19  Lawrence School playground 


                              

                                                                                 


FRIENDSHIP BENCH CEREMONY





BIKE/WALK TO SCHOOL DAY PHOTOS






The Great Kindness Challenge
Our students contributed 141 Handprints to help break the
Guiness World Record for the "Most Kind-Hearted Handprints".



Thanks to everyone for making this food drive a huge suucess!  With this 100days/100cans challenge we were able to donate over 700 lbs. of food to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry!


 

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The Middletown Board of Education is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, civil union, military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression*, sexual orientation, or past or present physical or mental disability in any of its education programs, activities, or employment policies.  All educational programs and offerings, including vocational education and extracurricular activities, subscribe to this policy. Marco Gaylord, Director of District Operations, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the district non-discrimination policies and may be reached at 311 Hunting Hill Avenue, Middletown, CT  06457; phone (860) 638-1485.

 

 


 The Lawrence School



Newsmore

Will be held at Wesleyan University's Zilkha Gallery March 5 through March 13, 2016.
Please view letter from Dr. Charles Dated February 9, 2016.
Keigwin Middle School, Wednesday February 10, 2016 from 5 to 7 PM
Save the Date! Click on link for more information.
Eventsmore
  • February 11, 2016
    • Book Swap!
    February 12, 2016
    • Book Swap!
    February 15, 2016
    • PRESIDENT'S DAY NO SCHOOL
    February 16, 2016
    • WINTER RECESS - NO SCHOOL
    February 22, 2016
    • Interim Reports Distributed (Gr. 7-12)

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STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION --The Middletown Board of Education is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, civil union, military or veteran status, national origin, sex, ancestry, sexual orientation,gender identity or expression, or past or present physical or mental disability in any of its education programs, activities, or employment policies.  All educational programs and offerings, including vocational education and extracurricular activities, subscribe to this policy.
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