Lawrence Labrador Lowdown

September 2, 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/Kindergarten

  • Elise A.
  • Aurelia B.
  • Braden H.
  • Emory T.
  • Landon W.
  • Mason Y.
First Grade
  • Amelia H.
  • .Ellie H.
  • Allison P.
Second Grade
  • Zayan E.
  • Darlene H.
  • Millie H.
  • Simone R.
  • Taryn Z.

Third Grade

  • Austin C.
  • Sophia C.
  • Karina J.
Fourth Grade
  • Alonzo A.
  • Morgan C.
  • Andrew E.
  • Adele M.
Fifth Grade

  • Stella A.
  • Ali G.
  • Ashley G.V.
  • Devyn G.
  • Sylas H.
  • Tai I.
  • Arnav K.
  • Aaryan P.
  • Harshan S.
  • Karsen V.

New PTO Website

Check our new website for all the PTO info:
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Fun Run Friday, September 16

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is almost here – and donation collection starts now! All labradors will receive an information sheet about our event in today’s Friday Folder. Information about our event can also be found on our website or by clicking any of the links underlined here. The website contains detailed information about how to register for Pledgestar to begin collecting donations, our prize offerings, scheduled run times for each grade level, and more! Want to help on the day of the event? Sign up to volunteer on our WeJoin!
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Lawrence Elementary Year at a Glance

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Classroom Coordinators Wanted

We are looking for Classroom Coordinators (formerly known as room parents) for each classroom. If you are interested in being a Classroom Coordinator, please fill out the interest form! Please fill this form out by Monday, September 5th! After gathering interest, teachers will be choosing up to two representatives as their classroom coordinators and will reach out to them for more details.
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Starting Out the School Year

As many of you know, Lawrence Elementary is proud to be recognized as a Leader in Me school. What does this mean? Lawrence students, staff, and families will all become familiar with Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and their principles. In turn, they will begin to apply them at school and home.

Throughout the first weeks of school, all Lawrence classrooms will:

  • Learn/review the 7 Habits
  • Participate in Morning Meetings
  • Create a Classroom Mission Statement
  • Learn/review school procedures and routines
  • Begin creating Leadership Notebooks
  • Recognize students applying the 7 Habits principles

Therapy Dogs 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. Last year, Ms. Starkovich's dog Lola, became a 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 9.

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.

Volunteers Wanted

Our District is now using Raptor Technology to approve visitors and volunteers on our campuses. For those interested in volunteering at Lawrence, please click here to review the LVJUSD Visitor and Volunteer protocols. Please note that those interested in volunteering for LEAP or chaperoning field trips will need to follow the protocol for Extended Clearance Volunteers.
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Coffee with the Principal

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

Family Fun Night

Location: Granada High School Union
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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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September Menus

Upcoming Events

September 5- No School Labor Day

September 9- Special Spirit Day (Wear Red, White, and Blue to honor Patriot Day on Sunday)

September 13- Fall Picture Day

September 16- Lawrence Fun Run

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

September 28- PTO Meeting at 6:30 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