Lawrence Labrador Lowdown

May 22, 2020

New Release- Kid Connection Video Series

About the Kid Connection Video Series:
In The Kid Connection students learn social emotional skills that support their meaningful participation in the classroom, on the playground, and in their lives outside of school. During the school dismissal period The Kid Connection will be offering a series of brief, 5-minute videos for our students to learn and practice social emotional skills at home.

Being Aware of Your Emotions

Being Aware of Your Emotions

Being able to identify and label one’s emotions is an important part of developing self-awareness. To help your child practice and learn to identify and label his/her emotions:


•Talk with your child about how people on television, in books, and in magazines may be feeling, based on their facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice. For example, if someone is happy, their mouth may be turned up and they may be smiling, their eyes may be bright. If someone is angry they may have a furrowed brow, their eyes and lips may appear tense, their voice may be deep or loud.


•In front of a mirror, practice expressing various emotions with your child.


•Talk with your child about your facial expressions and body language and how you’re feeling.


•Talk with your child about his/her facial expression, tone of voice, and body language and help him/her to label the feeling.


•Print or download a Feelings Chart from the internet. At various times during the week, review the chart with your child and help your child to label how he/she is feeling. Have your child say, draw, or write how he/she is feeling, “I feel _____.”

Livermore Learns

Livermore Learns is a parent education program designed to educate, inform and engage parents and guardians as they support their children throughout their education. Livermore Learns provides workshops, presentations, trainings, book clubs and webinars to help provide this education and support.


Livermore Learns is modeled after LVJUSD's Framework for Success - a comprehensive framework that aligns academic, behavioral, and social emotional learning - to meet the needs of all students in our district. Just as our students are provided support and education in those three major areas, our parents will have opportunities to build their knowledge and skills around those areas as well.


Livermore Learns opportunities will be offered seasonally. We will have a comprehensive calendar of events for the fall, winter and spring. Parents will have the opportunity to register for events they would like to attend as well as provide feedback for events attended.


Link to Livermore Learns Parent Tips

Virtual Book Fair- Summer 2020

Lawrence Elementary Virtual Summer Book Fair! Available through September 4. Books ship right to your home free with $25 order!

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/lawrencesummer2020

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Did You Know?

If you need a reminder on which books your students have out you have two options:


1) Find details on how to download and use the app below; scroll down to "Using the LVJUSD Mobile App". LVJUSD App.


If you have not already, you will need to link each student to your account. Login using their student id with a letter before it. You only have to do this for one of your students and the rest will populate. Choose the "Student Info" icon.


For Parents:

Login: Example: M20101234 (M for mother and F for father)

If you do not remember your password, you can do a password reset.


For Students:

Choose Google Login

Use Student Email and Student ID for login


Once logged in, you can choose each student's photo, then choose Library and you will be able to see all of the books checked out to your student including textbooks.


2) Email me at arivera@lvjusd.org with your student's name and teacher.

School Office Closure

Lawrence Elementary staff will no longer be in the office for set office hours. If you need assistance, please e-mail Principal Starkovich at kstarkovich@lvjusd.org. E-mails will be returned the same day they are received. Should your matter require service in the office, an appointment time will be made to comply with social distancing practices. Thanks for your support with this matter.