Lawrence Brook Weekly Update

Learn about the exciting news and events happening at LB!

January 17, 2023

Dear Lawrence Brook Parents and Guardians,


The excitement continues with our One School, One Book program--and we are just a short time away from our PTA Family Fun Night Celebration! 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!


Sincerely,

Elizabeth Dunn

Lawrence Brook 2023 One School One Book Website

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 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

East Brunswick Public Schools One-Page Calendar

Student Council & LB Allies Request Donations for a Special Project

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➕ ➖✖️ ➗ 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.


Sincerely,

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 childnutrition@ebnet.org with any questions.

📲 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 dana.lapenta@ebnet.org.


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

Artist People Fundraiser - Friday, January 20th, 7pm-9pm

Adults Only! Come join the PTA to paint your own Paris Winter on Friday, January 20th from 7pm-9pm. You may bring your own snacks. $40 per person, space is limited. Sign up here. Password: LBSPTA


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.


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, Performance Example Video (and see our Facebook Page for more past year's 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 lyndagrahamjtc@gmail.com and Bridget Ahmed at ummibrahim11@gmail.com. Sign up here International Night Participation Form or print out the attached flyer.


Chairperson Needed

The PTA is looking for a chairperson to spearhead the following in-school events: APEX Program & Fun Run (April 11-21, 2023). If you are interested in chairing this event, please contact Kelly Reilly.


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. $69 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 $289!) and the entire $69 will go to the PTA!! Be on the lookout for flyers with additional information.


Attention Amazon Shoppers!

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.


Giving Bean

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.


Fourth Grade Families:


4th Grade Committee Meeting

Monday, February 6th at 6:00pm in the Media Center. Parent Volunteers needed for 4th Grade Social and 4th Grade Student vs. Teacher Basketball Game.

Do not forget to submit your child’s baby photo by February 1st. Email photos to submit+1402786@edophotos.com. Add your child’s first and last name to the subject line of your email. No pictures of pictures please.


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.



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.