Lawrence Brook Weekly Update

Learn about the exciting news and events happening at LB!

December 5, 2022

Dear Lawrence Brook Elementary School Families:

Tomorrow, we are excited for the "Paths to Rhythm" Assembly sponsored by the PTA. Then, on Thursday, December 8, we will have picture retake day. Any student retaking photos from our first picture day should bring the original portrait packet to return to the photographer. Students who are new to our school will have their photos taken, as well. We will also take class photos and club photos this day for the yearbook. Students in 4th grade will wear their 4th grade t-shirts.

Please see the updates and reminders for the week below.


Elizabeth Dunn


📅 Upcoming Events

  • 12/6: Paths of Rhythm Assembly sponsored by the LBS PTA
  • 12/8: Picture Retake Day
  • 12/14 - 12/16: PTA Holiday Shop
  • 12/23: Winter Class Parties. Single Session Day, dismissal at 1:35 PM.
  • 12/26 - 12/30: School Closed for Winter Recess
  • 1/2/2023: Welcome back to school!

Lawrence Brook Elementary School Monthly Event Calendar

East Brunswick Public Schools One-Page Calendar

📲 School Attendance Reminders

School Hours

As a reminder, school begins at 9:05 AM. Students may enter the building starting at 8:55 AM.

Notifying the Office of Absences and Changes in Dismissal

Please remember to notify the Main Office as soon as possible to report absences or changes in dismissal for your child.

In the Main Office, the wonderful Mrs. LaPenta keeps track of this important information. She can be reached at 732.613.6871 OR

To leave a message on the Attendance Line, call 732.613.6870, Option 1.

Free Academic Support through the Public Library

Did you know the East Brunswick Public Library offers you a variety of academic support programs free with your library card? Visit to access Lumos Learning (Math and English activities), (live tutoring support) and much more.

Cold Weather Reminder

Students benefit from spending time outdoors being active! As long as the conditions on the playground are safe and the wind-chill temperature is above freezing, we will have outdoor recess. Please send students to school with the appropriate outerwear so they can enjoy their time outside. Also, don't forget to label your child's belongings in case they are misplaced.


PTA Events, Committees, and Fundraisers

Picture Retakes, Class & Club Photos - Thursday, Dec. 8th

Get ready to say "Cheese!" Picture Retakes, Class Photos, & Club Photos are all happening during school this Thursday, Dec. 8th! Please note that any student having their individual picture retaken needs to bring their original Lifetouch photo package with them on Thursday. We need volunteers to make this day a success! Please visit our sign-up link to choose a time slot that works for you. Please remember all volunteers must be current PTA members. Any questions, please email Amanda.

Florida Fruit Fundraiser - LAST CHANCE! Now through Dec. 11th! Need a gift for the holidays? Send a box of Florida sunshine. All orders will ship directly to the recipient within the continental US with guaranteed holiday delivery. Click here to order directly or view our flyer.

International Night, Friday, Feb. 24th, 7pm

FORMS DUE BY December 15th:

This very popular event is coming back to LB in full force! Start asking your kids if they would like to participate in a short cultural piece/dance representing their heritage. The cumulative show will kick off the evening's festivities in the Cafetorium. From there, we will move to the gymnasium where families will showcase their countries and provide a tasting of favorite cultural dishes. Please see more details on the attached flier and sign up HERE TO PARTICIPATE as an ambassador and/or performer by December 15th. Check our Facebook page for pictures from past years to get an idea of what it is all about!

Holiday Shop Coming Soon!

Lawrence Brook’s Holiday Shop is back from Dec. 14-16. During school hours, students will be able to shop for gifts for family, friends, teachers, and pets. Prices on items vary, with most items costing between $3-$8. Money envelopes will be sent home with students in advance so they can make their shopping lists and budget. See flyer.

Pups of War Fundraiser - Now through Dec. 30th! Each student received two cards to be used at Pups of War to track Lawrence Brook participation. When you arrive, purchase the amount of time you’d like to play, and give the card(s) to the cashier. Each card turned in generates $5 for the LBS PTA. If you need additional cards, they will be available in the LBS front office.

Yearbook Memories
The LBS Yearbook Committee is asking for your assistance in capturing our children’s memories for the 2022-23 school year. Photos can be submitted online or download the Entourage App and add photos directly from your phone! School Code: 60636. See Flyer.

4th Grade Families

Next 4th Grade Committee Meeting - Monday, January 9th in person in the Media Center.

Donate to the 4th Grade Moving Up Committee

Let’s make the last year at Lawrence Brook their best year yet! Double your donation by asking your company to match charitable donations. LBS PTA is a 501c3 organization (tax id: 22-3146372). Donations can be made through MemberHub. Any questions, contact Jennifer Megna or Brittany Barkow.