Summer Check-In

August 23 , 2018

This is just a quick hello to give you a heads up about a few important details for the fall and some things to expect. As a reminder, the first day of school for students is Wednesday, September 5th (full day), and is an "A" day. You will find the Rotation Calendar further on in this newsletter. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces next month. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your summer, and soak up that August sunshine!

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Building Facelift

Thanks to an amazing, hardworking crew, you will notice some awesome improvements throughout the school when you return...replacement ceiling tiles throughout the building, new pool filter and upgrades to the pool area, refurbishment of the Gym bleachers along with new banners, painting of the halls and Library, new lighting systems in the classrooms, and other general maintenance needed around the building.

Summer Warriors

A huge THANK YOU to those who kept the building functioning smoothly all summer long! Whether you helped to get our classrooms, gym, and hallways ready for learning, kept our offices running without a hitch, worked on scheduling or administrative duties, helped prepare our fall athletes ready for their season, kept our school safe and secure, or did whatever it took to prepare LHS for another school year, we thank you!!!

A Super Welcome

LHS joins the rest of LTPS in welcoming our new Superintendent, Dr. Ross Kasun! All are invited to attend a reception hosted by the BOE on Wednesday, August 29th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Lawrence High School commons. We hope you'll drop by during to say "hi," "hello," and "how do you do!"

Click HERE for more information.

Welcome, Students!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our returning Cardinals and to the new faces that will be joining us in September! We not only have some new staff and faculty members, but we also look forward to meeting our incoming freshmen, as well as any new students joining us from other schools, other cities, other states, even other countries! Rest assured, LHS has its arms open wide and we are excited to do our best to make your transition as smooth as possible. Welcome to our little Cardinal nest!
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* Other Announcements *

Freshmen Orientation

The 2018 "Freshman Agenda" program will be held on Wednesday, August 29th. The program is designed to help make the transition to high school as smooth and easy as possible for our incoming 9th graders!

  • Agenda drop-off will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the LHS main entrance.
  • Activities will begin in the auditorium at 9:00 a.m.
  • A pizza lunch will be provided by Student Council.
  • Students can be picked-up at the main entrance at 1:00 p.m.

We look forward to welcoming the class of 2022!

Genesis Portal

Student portals will be opening on Wednesday, August 29th at noon. The portal is your gateway to your schedule, grades, and more!

Maschio's Coffee Cart

New for the 2018-2019 school year: Starting on September 17th, Maschio's Food Services will be hosting a morning coffee cart every day from 7:15-7:45 a.m. in the 500 hallway. The cart will offer Wawa coffee ($1.25 for 12 ounces) and delicious baked goods. (The regular breakfast menu will still be available in the cafeteria.)


Chromebook Distribution will take place on Friday, September 7th and Monday, September 10th. Watch for more information.

The 2018-19 Student Device Agreement for Chromebook distribution will be sent to parents directly from our Technology department via email, autodialer, the website, Twitter, Facebook, and Quick News. You can also access the form by logging in to Genesis.

Some changes for 2018-19:

Free & Reduced Meal Program

Free or reduced lunch applications can now be filed online by using the Genesis Parent Portal.

The process is easy. Simply log into the Parent Portal at

  • Go to the Forms tab
  • Select the Free and Reduced Lunch Application
  • After completing the application, click the Submit button. The application is then pending and is available to be reviewed by the district official who determines eligibility.

After the application is reviewed, you can find out if you're eligible for free or reduced lunch by checking in your Parent Portal. Please allow a day or two for the decision to be posted.

Paper applications are also available on the district website and in the main office of each school.

Questions? Please contact Beth Farletta at 609-671-5420 or via email

Lawrence High School is excited to offer MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for FREE! MySchoolBucks provides:

  • Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or through our mobile app.
  • Efficiency - Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools. Eliminate the need for your students to take money to school.
  • Control - Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring/automatic payments and more!
  • Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks.
  • Security – MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards.

Enrollment is easy:

  1. Go to and register for free.
  2. Add your students using their school and student ID.
  3. Make a payment with your credit/debit card or electronic check.

If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly: or 1-855-832-5226.


The LMS/LHS PTO is excited to welcome new members for the 2018-2019 school year! You can now become a member ONLINE with a few simple clicks! Follow the link HERE to join! While you're there, feel free to explore the PTO's brand new website for information regarding sponsored events, the meeting schedule, and how to sign up as a volunteer!

2018-2019 PTO Board Members

President: Bina Indelicato

VP-1: Michelle Morris | VP-2: Sharon Stoneback

VP-Communications: Wendy Simpson, Janie Hermann and Lindsey Bohra

Recording Secretary: Kim Lehrfeld

Treasurer: Susanne Cottone

Back-to-School Night

This year's Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th. Stay tuned for more information as the date gets closer!

District News

Check out the latest edition (and others) of the LTPS Quick News for district announcements! Included in the most recent issue is an advanced copy of the Back-to-School Bulletin! Click HERE to see the archives or to sign up on the mailing list!
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Check out the September breakfast and lunch menus by clicking HERE. Menus are now hosted by Nutrislice. You can download their app for more convenient access, view menus for any LTPS school, and more!

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If you know of a student, teacher, or staff member that deserves a little extra recognition for doing something amazing, please send your submission to We're looking for unique achievements, exciting news, talent highlights, even random acts of kindness! If possible, please include a picture relevant to your submission.
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Monday, September 3rd
  • Labor Day - SCHOOL CLOSED

Tuesday, September 4th

  • Professional Development Day - SCHOOL CLOSED

Wednesday, September 5th

  • First Day of School - FULL DAY

Monday, September 10th

  • Rosh Hashanah - SCHOOL CLOSED

Wednesday, September 19th

  • Yom Kippur - SCHOOL CLOSED
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Boost Your Word Bank

Monkey's Wedding (noun, South African slang): a monkey's wedding is a “sun-shower,” or a period of alternating (or simultaneous) sunshine and rain.

Source: Mental Floss, Inc.

Words to Live By:

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Good Humor

Q: What do you call birds that stick together?

A: Vel-crows

Submitted by Mrs. Martillotti

Have a joke/quote to share? Send it to

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