Lawrence Labrador Lowdown

April 1, 2022

Leading Labs

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

  • Talon H.
  • Evanee K.
  • Allison P.
  • Saisha P.
First Grade
  • Everly A.
  • Taylor G.
  • Ava M.
Second Grade
  • Nevaeh B.
  • Aisha M.
  • Briella M.
  • Ace S.
  • Michael W.

Third Grade

  • Benson C.
  • Sufi H.
  • Evan K.
  • Alexzander M.
  • Anaya N.
  • Kylie P.
  • Patrick S..
Fourth Grade
  • Sky C.
  • Alexa D.
  • Devyn G.
  • Ayaan I.
  • Sarah K.
  • Mia R.
  • Macie W.
Fifth Grade
  • Sadhana A.
  • Aanya C.
  • Denver G.
  • Jack P.
  • Victoria Q.
  • Prajwal S.
  • Spriha S.

Final Day to Order a Yearbook

Friendly reminder to our Labrador families…early bird pricing for the yearbook ends this Friday, March 4th. $20 soft cover with an option to upgrade to a hard cover for an additional $5. Prices will go up after March 4th. Last day to order yearbooks will be Friday, April 1st.


Lifetouch Link

Yearbook ID: 13483322

Changes to Vaccination/Testing Status for Volunteers

  • Beginning March 31, school volunteers will no longer be required to show proof of COVID vaccination or a negative test.
  • In mid-April, our District will review the restriction on the number of volunteers allowed at one time. Currently, our protocols allow for no more than two volunteers per classroom at any given time.
  • All volunteers must be cleared through Civicore.

COVID-19 At-Home Rapid Antigen Test Kits

We would like to thank the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) and the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) for providing free COVID-19 at-home rapid antigen test kits to all students and staff for optional use prior to returning from Spring Break. Test kits used prior to the return from Winter Break resulted in identifying more than 130 COVID-positive cases before staff and students returned to our campuses and facilities, and we are hopeful that voluntary testing prior to the return from Spring Break will be one way we can reduce the spread of COVID-19 once again.

At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution Timeline

  • Thursday, March 31: Distribution of test kits to students

    • Elementary students: Test kits sent home by classroom teachers

    • Middle school students: Test kits received during last period

    • High school students (GHS and LHS): Test kits received during second or third period

    • Del Valle and Vineyard students: Test kits available in the office

  • Friday, April 1: Students not present at school on 3/31 can receive a test kit from their teacher or school office. Our district and school offices will be closed from April 4 - April 8 for Spring Break and test kits will not be available for pick-up during that time.

Each kit contains detailed instructions for self-administration along with materials for two tests:

  • Test #1 is recommended for use 3 days before returning to school on April 8, 2022.

  • Test #2 is recommended for use 1 day before returning to school on April 10, 2022.


Purple, Access Bio/ CareStart Kits: Expiration date gives month and year only; a 4.2022 expiration means the kit does not expire until after April 30, 2022.


Reporting Results

It is not necessary to use the QR code or app download instructions on the test box to report results. Additionally, we will not be asking families to report results to PrimaryHealth, however, if your student receives a positive test, please follow our current COVID-19 isolation protocols.

We wish you a safe and enjoyable Spring Break next week and thank you for your partnership!

Regards,

LVJUSD Leadership


Michelle Dawson

Coordinator of Community Engagement

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

925-960-2917

925-409-6577 (cell)

mdawson@lvjusd.org

Support our Labradors!

Voting open for Livermore’s Water Conservation Art Contest: Eight LVJUSD students were selected as finalists for the art contest. Please share the link to vote and support our students! www.surveymonkey.com/r/LivArtContest Voting is open until 5pm on April 3rd. Here are the finalists:
    • Lawrence Elementary: Arkshara Vishwak (K), Jude Mitsumata (2nd)

    • Sunset Elementary: Junwoo Hong (1st), Dongkeon Park (2nd)

    • Mendenhall Middle: Annapoorani Amarnath (7th), Ananya Garg (7th)

    • Michell K - 8: Vaidehi Chaudhari (8th), Vedika Chaudhari (8th)

Make Time for Music

Make Time for Music: We are excited to announce two musical showcases featuring students from our District’s middle and high school music programs. Both events are sponsored by the Livermore Valley Education Foundation and benefit our District. Ticket sales begin Friday, March 25th. Link to Flyer
    • Festival of Orchestras: April 14th 7-8:30pm, GHS gym

    • Festival of Bands: April 20th 7-8:30pm, GHS gym

Lawrence Elementary PTO

Read-A-Thon

Monday, March 28 - Sunday, April 10 is Read-A-Thon time!!


Look for the parent info flyer that went home with your students today!


Please note- everything is done online, so no reading logs will be collected. Use this link to register your child!


https://pledgestar.com/lawrence/


Thank you in advance for your support! If you have any questions, please let us know!

Wine Country Nights & Donation Form

Hello Labrador Families! We are looking forward to once again hosting Wine Country Nights at 3 Steve's Winery on Friday, May 13, 2022, after a two year hiatus. Let's get ready to celebrate with our fellow Labrador parents, guardians, and staff, for an evening out! In past years, we have asked each class to create and donate a themed basket to be auctioned off at our WCN event. This year, we are seeking individuals or groups who would like to create a basket or who would like to donate items for the auction. Please sign up here to make a basket!

All items should be donated by April 25th and can come from individuals, businesses, and from our community. Themed baskets are a great way to generate interest for the evening and silent auction...we need your help to make Wine Country Nights a fun success! In the past, baskets have included Livermore activities (dining out and wine tasting), kids birthday parties, family fun packs, weekends away, coffee, chocolate, cabins, Date Night, Ladies Night, All Things Outlander, Movie Night (tickets & popcorn), Spa Day. We encourage you to reach out to our supportive Livermore community for some or all of the items and a donation letter for local businesses with our Tax ID will be sent to your email provided. We ask for a minimum value of $50 per basket. Thank you!

PTO Board & Coordinator Positions 2022-2023

Lawrence PTO Elections for the 2022-2023 school year are upon us! Please join us as we embark and collaborate together as a dedicated team of parents, guardians, teachers, and staff, for our beloved Lawrence community and school. All positions can be shared.


Open Board Member Positions

President: Open to any member who has already served on the Board or as a Coordinator (past or present). This fulfilling and multi-tasking position is essential to the success and vitality of our community. Two-year term.

Treasurer: Are you an organized individual who loves numbers and understands the fiduciary duty of a non-profit? This position is vital to the organization and community.


Open Coordinator Positions
Hospitality Coordinator: Organize staff appreciation events with oversight of Board and help spread joy for our amazing Lawrence Staff.

Family Events Coordinator: Coordinate with Board to make family-friendly and fun events for our Labradors.

Running Club Coordinator: Organize Running Club & volunteers, order foot charms, organize QR codes, oversee permission forms/participant list.

Spirit Wear Coordinator: Work with vendor to coordinate the Lawrence swag that we all love to sport.

LEAP Coordinator: (LEAP - Lawrence Elementary Art Program) Help bring back our amazing art program that has had to pause over the past two years.

Media & Communications Coordinator: Work closely with the Board to help create flyers and advertise events.


Please email Allegra Williams at lawrenceptoprez@gmail.com for a position application, questions, or just to say hello and touch base!

Running Club

The Lawrence Elementary Running Club is back! All Labradors are invited to join Running Club between 8-8:20 AM every Friday morning at the Solar Panel Entrance. For your student to participate, please fill out this form by the Wednesday prior here. This participation form only needs filling out once for the remainder of the school year.


If you are a cleared volunteer and would like to help out with Running Club, please fill out this form.


If your 4th or 5th Grader would like to volunteer as a Running Club Leader, please fill out this form.

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LVJUSD 2022-2023 School Calendar

Are you starting to plan family getaways? Here's the link to review next year's school calendar.

Civicore Volunteer Application

Volunteers are welcome to provide assistance on campus. Currently, we are limited to two volunteers at a time in the classroom. Use this link to complete the application process.

Upcoming Dates

March 28-April 10- Read-A-Thon

April 4-8- No School Spring Break

April 20- PTO Meeting 7:00-8:00 p.m.

May 2-May 6- Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

May 9-13- Bike to the Moon Week

May 13- Wine Country Nights

May 18- PTO Meeting, 7:00-8:00 p.m.