Lawrence Labrador Lowdown

September 16, 2022

Leading Labradors

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. Click Here to learn more about this week's Leading Labs.

Transitional Kindergarten

  • Soren J.
  • Brooke N.
  • Rory O.


  • Charlie C.
  • Talon H.
  • Wynn K.
  • Reese R.
First Grade
  • Winter H.
  • Sarina M.
  • Mishika S.
Second Grade
  • Myah A.
  • Disha D.
  • Jordan W.

Third Grade

  • Jacob M.
  • Jude M.
  • Carlos Q.
  • Charlee S.
  • Naina V.
Fourth Grade
  • Lucas C.
  • Sufia H.
  • Addie S.
  • Caydynn T.
Fifth Grade
  • Stella A.
  • Alex B.
  • Sky C.
  • Alexa D.
  • Atticus H.
  • Olivia H.
  • Sylas H.
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Habit of the Week: Begin with the End in Mind

What does this mean?

We plan ahead and set goals. We do things that have meaning and make a difference. We are an important part of community and contribute to our family's vision.

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Thank you, Labradors

THANK YOU, LABRADORS! You’ve raised over $30,000 and counting…

Labs you have done an amazing job! Thanks to your hard work and dedication to fundraising, we have raised well over our $25,000 goal – and we are still going! You have earned all of our school-wide prizes – including a special all-school assembly!

But we aren’t done just yet! We know that many of you are still working on collecting donations. Please be sure your sponsors have submitted their in-person and/or online donations by Friday, September 23rd at 12:00 noon to qualify for prizes. How to check your prize status:
  • -Log in to your Family Pledgestar account
  • Scroll down to ‘Progress” and click the arrow on the right. This will let you know how much you’ve raised so far! (Good job!)
  • Have you made it to the $50, $100, $250 or $500 mark? There’s still time if you’d like to hit your goals! Click the arrow to the right of “Prizes” to learn more. Don’t forget – our prizes are cumulative – earn one or earn them all!

We will announce all prize winners in our Lawrence Community FB group on or before Monday, September 26. Winners will also be notified by email, as listed in Pledgestar.

We would like to thank all of our incredible volunteers! Sincere thanks to the friends and family members who donated their time and energy throughout this process. Whether you helped with set-up, clean-up, decorating shirts, helping with Pledgestar, making copies, scanning codes, and everything in between – we couldn’t have done this without you!
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Volunteer Information Update

Volunteers will now need to complete the Online Raptor Volunteer Application, requiring digital documentation to be uploaded. The application only takes a few minutes to complete once you have gathered all of the digital documentation needed. Here is a quick overview from the website:

  • All volunteers working in a supervised classroom must complete the Online Raptor Volunteer Application, upload a clear TB test on file, and have a government-issued ID scanned via the Raptor system in the office prior to volunteering.

  • If you wish to drive for field trips or volunteer for LEAP, you are considered an extended clearance volunteer and Livescan fingerprinting is required. In addition to completing Livescan Fingerprinting, you will need to complete the Online Raptor Volunteer Application, upload a digital copy of a clear TB test, and have a government-issued ID scanned via the Raptor system in the office prior to volunteering.

  • Chaperones willing to transport students in a personal vehicle will need to complete the Online Raptor Volunteer Application, upload digital copies of a clear TB test, your California Driver’s License, the Private Vehicle Transportation form, and your auto insurance declaration page.(Minimum insurance requirements include: $100,00/300,000; Property Damage $50,000; Medical $5,000.)

  • UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING FINGERPRINTING! Extended Volunteer Clearance requires LiveScan fingerprinting that allows for a DOJ/FBI background check through a one-time processing fee of approximately $75. Starting Monday, September 19, if you would like to receive a District-paid voucher to cover the cost of the LiveScan fingerprinting and background check, please visit our District Office during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at 685 East Jack London Boulevard prior to completing your fingerprinting/background check. Fingerprint results can take up to 2 weeks to clear from the DOJ/FBI.

  • Click here to download the Livescan form and the Private Vehicle Transportation form.

  • Please click here to review the LVJUSD Visitor and Volunteer protocols.

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PTO Meeting on Wednesday, September 21

Our next PTO Meeting of the school year will be on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 pm in the Science Room.

Right at School will be providing on-site child care to potty-trained children for interested families. If you are interested in placing your child in their care during the PTO Meeting, please fill out this interest form: by Monday 9/19 at noon.

For those unable to attend in person, our Zoom link is September’s password is: LabsROCK.
Please note. For the safety of all involved, before entering Zoom please change your name on Zoom. List your first name, last name and student’s teacher name (e.g. Jack Skellington, Mrs. Plattner.) If these are not listed when logging in, you will not be allowed to enter Zoom. Thank you for your understanding as we do our best to keep our Labrador families safe.
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Lawrence Elementary Year at a Glance

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Coffee with the Principal

Join us on Friday, October 7 at 8:30 a.m. for Coffee with the Principal.

Wine Country Nights

Join us for our annual adult-only fundraising event -- Wine Country Nights! This year's event will be held on Friday, October 14th, 2022 at Three Steve's Winery. Doors open at 6:30 pm. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit
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Wine Country Nights Auction Items Needed!

The PTO Fundraising Team is looking for auction items at all price points -- No donation is too big or too small! Items like: Season Tickets • Timeshare Vacations • Winery Tours • Photo Packages • Trade Services • Gift Baskets • And more!

Please contact to donate!

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Upcoming Events

September 21- PTO Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

September 26- School Site Council Meeting at 3:15 p.m.

September 30- Fri-Yay Spirit Day- Wear Lawrence gear or Blue and Silver

October 5- Special Spirit Day- Crazy Hair Day

October 7- Fri-Yay Spirit Day- Wear Lawrence gear or Blue and Silver

October 7- Coffee with the Principal at 8:30 a.m.

October 10-21- Early Release for Parent Conferences (1:10 TK/K and 1:30 Grades 1-5)

October 14- Fri-Yay Spirit Day- Wear Lawrence gear or Blue and Silver

October 14- Wine Country Nights 6:30 p.m. at 3 Steves Winery

October 21- Fri-Yay Spirit Day- Wear Lawrence gear or Blue and Silver

October 26- PTO Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

October 27- Picture Make-Up Day

October 28- Trunk or Treat