Lawrence Brook Weekly Update

Learn about the exciting news and events happening at LB!

September 19, 2022

Dear Lawrence Brook Elementary School Families:


It is a beautiful Monday afternoon at Lawrence Brook School! Students are enthusiastically engaged in their learning--it is great to see how well they have adjusted to "back to school" routines.


Thank you to those who were able to join us for Back to School Night last week. Back to School Night is always one of my favorite events of the year, and it was exciting to welcome families into the building this year. When we work as a team, our students benefit, and we look forward to partnering with you throughout the school year.


This week, we have two evening events hosted by our PTA that all are welcome to attend. On Wednesday, September 21, we have our first PTA meeting of the year at 6:00 PM. Families may participate either in person or via Zoom (Meeting ID: 834 3635 5839, Passcode: 177946). Then, this Friday, the PTA is hosting an Ice Cream Social for all grade levels! Please see the flyer below for details, and please also look in your child's folder early this week for a yellow ticket for free ice cream. Thank you to our dedicated PTA volunteers for hosting these two community-building events.


Have a wonderful week!


Sincerely,

Elizabeth Dunn

Principal

📅 Upcoming Events

  • 9/19 & 9/21: Start Strong Testing for 4th Grade
  • 9/21: First PTA Meeting of the Year! 6:00 PM (In-Person & Virtual). To Join the meeting virtually via Zoom, click HERE.
  • 9/23: PTA Ice Cream Social. See your child's folder for his/her YELLOW ticket.
  • 9/26 & 9/27: Fall Recess, School Closed
  • 10/3: The Week of Respect Begins!
  • 10/10: Fall Picture Day


Lawrence Brook Elementary School Monthly Event Calendar

East Brunswick Public Schools One-Page Calendar

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Student Club Information

Is your 3rd or 4th grade student interested in joining a club? View the Interactive Lawrence Brook Clubs Flyer to learn more information about each club, including details about who can join and how to sign up.

LBS PTA NEWS AND EVENTS

PTA Events, Committees, and Fundraisers

Please consider joining the Lawrence Brook PTA to help support our school in our efforts to sponsor educational and family fun events, fundraisers and gift giving, all while making friends along the way. All volunteers are welcome, any and all time, funding, and effort you can give is appreciated to make sure our children have a wonderful year. Prospective members (parents, guardians, grandparents, other family) can sign up at MemberHUB or contact Nicole Onyrscuk, VP Membership, to pay by cash or check.


The Brunswick Grove: Dine to Donate

Join us on September 20th at the Brunswick Grove where 10% of all proceeds go back to the LBS PTA to provide fun and educational activities to the whole community. Dine in or pick up only. Not available with mobile delivery. Must present flyer.


Ice Cream Social

Join Lawrence Brook School families for an Ice Cream Social hosted by the PTA on Friday, September 23rd. Pre-K, K & 1st Grades: 6:30pm - 7:15pm, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grades: 7:15pm - 8:00pm. Students with special needs are welcome to come as early as 6:15pm to experience the ice cream truck with less of a crowd. Please see flyer for full details. To volunteer to work the social, please sign up here.


Giving Bean Coffee Fundraiser

Giving Bean is a high-quality coffee roaster and tea blender. It's all a simple and delicious way for people to help support us....BUT we need your help to spread the word! Our Goal: The PTA is going to provide amazing assemblies, author visits, school parties, Trunk or Treat, the return of the beloved International Night, and so much more. With the support of our parents our goal is to raise $6,000 during this fundraiser! Our official start date for Giving Bean is September 21st, but our order form is already active online so you can get an early start. All you need is a Seller ID# first (Click here to set one up). Then take some time to contact local friends and neighbors about Giving Bean. Be confident that these products are excellent, AND know we will be making 40% on EVERY purchase! Send an appeal with our LB PTA order form link asking folks to buy their next coffee and tea from Giving Bean (don’t forget to mention your Seller ID #). Please contact Bridget, VP Fundraising, with any questions.


Tricky Tray
Sunday, November 20th, 2022, Forsgate Country Club, 12pm - 4pm


Tickets for our biggest fundraiser of the year are available now on MemberHUB. Also, there are plenty of ways to support this event, please check out both attached flyers to find out how!

LBS PTA 4th Grade Committee New and Announcements

A big thank you to all the parents who made the Mum Sale a huge success. See all the exciting things coming up:

Next 4th Grade Committee Meeting:

Monday, September 19, 6 – 7 PM on Zoom. Meeting ID: 351 479 9106, Password: 858892


T-shirt Order Form
All 4th grade students will be supplied a t-shirt from the 4th grade moving up committee. Please complete the form with your child’s size online or send the form back to the school office in an envelope marked PTA 4th Grade Shirt by September 23rd. If we do not receive your child’s size, they will receive a Youth XL shirt. You can purchase additional shirts for parents or siblings on MemberHub. Cost for additional shirts are $10 each. See Flyer

4th Grade Park Clean Up
Attention 4th graders and their families! Join us to help clean Pine Ridge Park on Saturday, October 8th from 9AM-11am. Rain date October 29, 2022. The kids will be helping the community and raising money for the 4th grade at the same time! This is not a drop off event. A parent must stay. Dress for the outdoors and wear closed-toe shoes. Complete the form to sign up by September 30th. See Flyer

4th Grade Tricky Tray Prizes
The committee would like to sponsor 2 special prizes to be raffled off at the Tricky Tray! Due to generous donations, we are well on our way there but could still use some assistance. Please send monetary donations to purchase additional prize items. The more money we raise, the larger the prizes can be! Our themes are “Pamper Yourself” and “Adventure Awaits”. Use Memberhub to make a payment or send in cash or check in an envelope marked PTA 4th Grade Basket before November 1st. See Flyer

Donate to the 4th Grade Moving Up Committee
Let’s make the last year at Lawrence Brook their best year yet! A monetary donation to support the 4th grade will assist with purchasing t-shirts, yearbooks, end of the year swags bags, event décor and provide experiences such as a spring social, yearbook social, end of the year camp trip, and moving up ceremony for all the 4th graders. Double your donation by asking your company if they will 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.

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