Lawrence Labrador Lowdown
August 27, 2021
What is The Leader in Me?
Please take a moment to watch this 5 minute video to learn more about The Leader in Me.
Therapy Dog at Lawrence
In past years, we had the opportunity to have Alliance of Therapy Dogs visit our campus. The cleared volunteer handlers visited our campus periodically to provide therapeutic contact. The visits included reading time and group activity. Due to health restrictions, volunteers are limited on campus this year. The good news is, Ms. Starkovich's dog Lola, is Therapy Dog certified through Alliance of Therapy Dogs. She will be available to comfort students while on campus.
Per the UC Davis, Student and Health Counseling Services site:
“There are many benefits of having a pet that have been proven through research. The American Heart Association has found that people who own pets, especially dogs, have a lowered risk of heart disease. Other studies show that pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression and have lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those who don’t own pets. However, you don’t necessarily have to own a pet to enjoy the benefits of spending time with animals. People who spend time petting or playing with a dog show elevated levels of serotonin and dopamine, which are neurotransmitters that contribute to relaxation and calmness. Therapy dogs are often brought to sites such as nursing homes or hospitals, where their visits can calm patients, relieve pain, and bring comfort and joy.”
As stated in the LVJUSD Board Policy, BP 6163.2, written notification must be provided to all parents/guardians of students when an animal is brought to school. It is the responsibility of the parent to provide notification of a health condition that may be aggravated by the animals’ presence. If you would like your child to “opt out” of interaction with the therapy dogs, please notify:
Notification needs to be received by September 3.
We are very excited to offer this experience to our students and look forward to the many benefits that a therapy dog will bring to our campus.
2021-2022 Virtual Back to School Night
Civicore Volunteer Application
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Free Hot Lunch Everyday
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Ways to Stay Connected
Join the Lawrence Elementary School Community closed Facebook Group to keep in touch with upcoming events and daily happenings.
Visit the Lawrence Elementary School website
Attend PTO, School Site Council, and Coffee with the Principal Meetings.
Every Friday at 4:00 p.m., you will receive the Lawrence Labrador Lowdown via email. It is also located on the school website. The Lowdown contains updates and important information related to our school and District. Please take a moment each week to read the Lowd
September 2- Virtual Back to School Night (5:30-6:30)
September 4- Fri-Yay Spirit Day- Wear Lawrence gear or Blue and Silver
September 7- No School Labor Day
September 10- Special Spirit Day (Wear Red, White, and Blue to honor Patriot Day on Saturday)
September 15- PTO Meeting at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
September 17- Fri-Yay Spirit Day- Wear Lawrence gear or Blue and Silver
September 30- Picture Day
October 1- No School for Students (Professional Development Day)