Lawrence Labrador Lowdown

October 8, 2021

Leading Labs

In an effort to recognize students for demonstrating PBIS, Leader in Me, and Choose Love principles, staff members have the opportunity to share out examples from their class. For additional details click on this link to view our PBIS matrix. The following students were recognized during the week of October 4-8. Click here to learn more about this week's Leading Lab winners.

Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten:
  • Shanay B.
  • Uriel C.
  • Layla G.
  • Rushika G.
  • Xavi G.
  • Isla H.
  • Winter H.
  • Joan K.
  • Wyatt W.
First Grade:
  • Christopher C.
  • Violet H.
  • Praasha R.
  • Lilliana S.
  • Arya T.

Second Grade:

  • Sudhan A.
  • Ali C.
  • Brennan J.
  • Danielle M.
  • Jeff M.
  • Kanj S.
Third Grade:
  • Carter A.
  • Gemma H.
  • Levi H.
  • Aarohi M.
  • Eva M.
  • Daniel Z.
Fourth Grade:
  • Ashley G.V.
  • Sylas H.
  • Chris K.
  • Rafaella R.A.
  • Anooj S.
  • Karsen V.
Fifth Grade:
  • Alexis D.
  • Mady H.
  • Avery L.
  • Loelle L.
  • Katie N.
  • Kevin N.
  • Jay P.
  • Spriha S.
  • Mackenzie W.

Friday, October 29 Halloween Parade

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Attention family and friends! Join our Labradors on Friday, October 29 at 8:40 a.m. for an outdoor Halloween Parade.

  • EVERYONE must wear a mask outdoors.
  • Once you enter campus at 8:30, please head to the back lawn/blacktop area.
  • Adults must remain on the outside of the designated parade area.
  • Students will parade on the inside with their class.
  • After each class completes the loop, they will head back to their classroom door.
  • Parents may join their child's class outdoors to take photos.
  • When students enter their classroom, parents must exit campus.
  • Be safe and have fun!!

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Habit of the Week-Seek First to Understand, Then To Be Understood

Focus Areas:

Grades TK, K, 2, and 4-Seek First to Understand

Grade 1, 3, and 5- Attentive Listening

I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoint (paradigm). I listen to others without interrupting. I listen with my ears, my eyes, and my heart. I am confident in voicing my ideas.

Watch this funny video about active listening.

Parent Input Needed- Please Complete

For Elementary School Planning: What are the most important things our district needs to consider to support all students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, as well as any opportunity gaps that may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic? Click here to take the survey.

Livermore Learns Parent Webinar

Wednesday, October 13 from 7-8pm: Positive Behavior Strategies at Home

Facilitated by Liisa Hanninen-Danner, parents will learn what PBIS is and how they can apply these strategies at home to help their students develop skills they can use at school and throughout their lives. (Flyer contains Zoom link)

Bikes and Brews Fundraiser

Bikes and Brews Fundraiser: The Livermore Valley Craft Brew Foundation, in partnership with TAG Real Estate, is hosting their annual Bikes and Brews event on Saturday, October 9, 2021. This event raises funds to purchase bikes, helmets and locks for LVJUSD middle school students. While tickets for the event are sold out, there are still ways to donate to the cause, including a silent auction. Please include the link to the event in your newsletters and/or social media pages. (Flyer)

PTO Important Information

Pie Fundraiser 10/15-11/1

It's time to empty out your freezers to make way for pies, pies, and more pies! We are delighted to bring back our favorite Pie Fundraiser and Lawrence tradition from October 15th - November 1st. Pie Sale Forms will go home in your student's backpack during the week of October 11th. Proceeds directly benefit staff grants, staff appreciation, family events, and school projects. A drive-through pie pick-up will be on November 17th, from 4:00-5:30 PM at Lawrence.
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Modified Trunk-or-Treat on 10/22, 4-6PM

What is a Trunk-or-Treat? A Trunk-or-Treat is a fun and sometimes hilarious way to celebrate Halloween by decorating your trunk and we are so excited to bring back a modified version of this tradition! Register to decorate the back of your car into something spooky, creative, a favorite movie theme, or even into your Labrador's class mascot or theme! How will this year's Trunk-or-Treat be different? Masks are required for everyone. We will have a one-direction path to walk along, enjoy the trunks on the blacktop, and cast your votes for Best In Show, Spookiest, and Best Character or Theme from a book, movie or show! Candy will safely be distributed in individual bags at the exit. Pre-ordered caramel apples, sold by 5th Graders this year for camp, will also be distributed upon exiting. A photo booth and cake walk freeze dance will also be a part of the festivities. Let's get ready for some spooktacular and safe fun this year!

If you're interested in decorating your trunk, please fill out this interest form. Space is limited.

If you'd like to bring in a store-bought and sealed dessert for the cake walk freeze dance, please fill out this WeJoin here:

Our Candy Monsters will be out and very hungry at each of our drop-off entrances on the mornings of October 4th-15th. For each bag of candy or trinkets your Labrador feeds the monsters, they’ll get 5 special Paw Awards in return.

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Pumpkin Carving Contest

Send in a picture of your Labrador and their decorated pumpkin to by October 30th!
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Civicore Volunteer Application

At this time, we are strictly limiting the number of volunteers allowed on campus, but you are free to start the approval process through Civicore. This is a proactive way to be ready for when volunteering is allowed more widely. Use this link to complete the application process.

Upcoming Dates

October 11, 12, 14, 15- Parent Conferences

  • TK/K- 1:10pm Dismissal
  • Grades 1-5- 1:30pm Dismissal

October 13- Livermore Learns Parent Webinar from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Zoom Link

October 20- Special Spirit Day- Unity Day (Wear Orange)

October 20- PTO Meeting- Virtual Meeting from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

October 22- Trunk or Treat from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

October 27-School Site Council- Virtual Meeting from 4:30-5:45 p.m.

October 29- Halloween Parade 8:45 a.m.-parents allowed on campus with masks

November 11- No School- Veterans Day

November 17- PTO Meeting- Virtual Meeting from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

November 19- End of Trimester 1

November 20-28- No School-Fall Break

December 18-January 2- No School- Winter Break