Lawrence Brook Weekly Update
Learn about the exciting news and events happening at LB!
January 23, 2023
Dear Lawrence Brook Parents and Guardians,
The PTA One School, One Book Family Night is this Friday! We hope your family has enjoyed the book so far. The Family Night will include many fun activities for students to enjoy--we can't wait to celebrate our whole-school reading of Lola Levine Is Not Mean! For easy access to the LB One School, One Book website, please visit https://www.ebnet.org/lawrencebrook or click the button below.
We have so many fun and exciting events to look forward to. Please read the updates and reminders below and have a wonderful week!
Click here to access the reading schedule, optional at-home activities, and the teacher read alouds of each chapter.
📅 Upcoming Events
- 1/24/2023: Lawrence Brook Winter Chorus Concert - 7:00 PM
- 1/27/2023: One School One Book Family Night
- 1/30/2023: End of Marking Period 2
- 1/30 - 2/3/2023: The Great Kindness Challenge
- 2/2/2023: LB Allies & Student Council Snack Bag Project
- 2/7/2023: Report Cards Issued via the Genesis Parent Portal
- 2/14/2023: Valentine's Class Parties: Please note, students should not exchange food or candy with their Valentine's Cards.
- 2/20/2023: School Closed, President's Day (If schools are closed for any reason prior to Jan.31 and both emergency days have been exhausted then this day will be a school day.)
- 2/24/2023: Parade of Nations (in school) and PTA International Night (evening)
Lawrence Brook Elementary School Monthly Event Calendar
Student Council & LB Allies Request Donations for a Special Project
The Great Kindness Challenge Preview
This is a perfect follow up to our One School, One Book selection which explored themes of friendship and conflict resolution. During their classroom meetings, students will learn strategies to be kind to themselves, their families, classmates, and community.
➕ ➖✖️ ➗ enVision Math Information
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please visit the enVision Math tile on the district website to watch the Parent Night presentation and for more information about the math program in East Brunswick Public Schools.
The Department of Academics
East Brunswick Public Schools
🥪 A Message from the Child Nutrition Department
This is a reminder that breakfast is offered each morning at every school throughout the district. Please click here to view each school’s breakfast menu.
Please remember that students that qualify for free or reduced-price meals can receive breakfast and lunch at no charge.
Families may apply for free and reduced-price meals at any time during the school year. The application may be found in your child’s Parent Access account under the “Forms” tab. Please click here to enter Parent Access.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
📲 School Attendance Reminders
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 email@example.com.
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 https://ilove.ebpl.org/kids to access Lumos Learning (Math and English activities), Tutor.com (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.
LBS PTA NEWS AND EVENTS
PTA Events, Committees, and Fundraisers
Winter Concert Flower Sale
The PTA will be selling carnations prior to Tuesday evening's concert performance. Volunteers will be onsite accepting CASH OR CHECK ONLY. Each carnation bundle is $5. Thank you for supporting the LBS PTA!
Family Fun Night - Friday, January 27th, 6:15pm-8:15pm
The One School, One Book Family Night is scheduled for the evening of Friday, January 27, 2023. We will have many exciting activities and stations for students and families to enjoy. We will need volunteers to help the night run smoothly. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here.
Nothing Bundt Cakes Fundraiser - Now through February 1st
Surprise your loved one with a sweet treat from Nothing Bundt Cakes on Valentine's Day. Orders will be accepted through February 1st. Order on MemberHub or see the flyer.
Family Movie Event - Coming Soon!
The PTA will soon be hosting a private, sensory-friendly movie screening at AMC Brunswick Square. This event is free to LB students. Check your child’s backpack this week for our official flyer and signup by February 1st!
International Night - Friday, February 24th, 7pm
The PTA is excited to say we have many families signed up to make food for this one-of-a-kind event. Deadlines to sign up have been extended to February 1st to provide a dish from your country and/or have your student do a performance. Please watch this quick video (and see our Facebook Page for more past years’ performances) to get an idea of what all the excitement is about! Reach out to us with any questions if you are not sure what to expect! Lynda Graham and Bridget Ahmed
Sign up here International Night Participation Form or print out the attached flyer.
Satori Academy of Martial Arts Program
It's a New Year with New Adventures! Are you looking for a new and exciting activity to introduce your child to? Satori Academy of Martial Arts is partnering with the PTA to offer a terrific opportunity. $59 will provide you with a 4-week course focusing on character development, child safety and basic self-defense (uniform is included for a value of $199!) and the entire $59 will go to the PTA!! See flyer.
PTA Board Officers, Standing Chair and Event Chair Positions Open for 2023-2024
Don't forget to submit your Letters of Intent! To run for a PTA Officer position, please email a letter of intent to LBSPTANominations@gmail.com. Anyone currently in these roles who wish to run again must also submit a letter of intent as per our by-laws. The deadline for letter submission is March 27th. Open Officer roles (two-year positions): President-Elect, VP Cultural Arts, and Recording Secretary.
Any parent interested in organizing an event or running for a Standing Chair position (part of the Executive Board) next year should contact Sarah Brandon-Grable. Board elections will take place in May, and all other chairpersons are appointed by the President. Open positions: Standing Chair Positions (Executive Board, one-year positions): Hospitality, Community Relations, Family Relations, 4th Grade Committee, Room Parent Coordinator, and Yearbook. Event Chair Positions: Ice Cream Social, Trunk or Treat, Tricky Tray, Picture Day, Scholastic Book Fair (2 events), Spirit Wear, Holiday Shop, Family Fun Night, International Night, Theater Week, Staff Appreciation Flower Sale, Plant Sale, APEX Program & Fun Run, Donuts for Dads, and Toolbox.
The PTA now has an account for the AmazonSmile Foundation to donate a percentage of your purchases back to the PTA! Go to https://smile.amazon.com and select Lawrence Brook School PTA 23914 as your charity of choice.
Looking for locally-sourced coffee/tea? Head over to Giving Bean Lawrence Brook PTA. All items ship directly to you, and a portion of the proceeds will come back to the PTA.
4th Grade Families
4th Grade Yearbook
Do not forget to submit your child’s baby photo by February 1st. Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Add your child’s first and last name to the subject line of your email. No pictures of pictures please.2
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 Committee Meeting - Monday, February 6th, 6:00pm in the Media Center
Parent Volunteers needed for 4th Grade Social and 4th Grade Student vs. Teacher Basketball Game.
Rock 'N' Air 4th Grade Fundraiser - Thursday, February 9th 4pm-8pm
Bring your family and friends! Wear your 4th Grade Shirts or LB Spirit Wear! See flyer.
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.