Lawrence Brook Weekly Update

Learn about the exciting news and events happening at LB!

October 3, 2022

Dear Lawrence Brook Elementary School Families:

October is a busy month at Lawrence Brook Elementary School. Students have settled into the school year and have been hard at work in their classrooms engaging with the curriculum and building relationships with their teachers and peers. The events and special programs we have coming up in the weeks ahead aim to enrich our students' educational experiences. Thank you for your participation!

As a reminder, our school community is participating in programming this week for the annual Week of Respect. Teachers and staff have enjoyed planning various age-appropriate lessons and activities focused on character education and preventing harassment, intimidation and bullying.

This evening, we have our second PTA meeting of the year. Please see information below in the "PTA News and Updates" section of this newsletter.

Looking ahead, we have Picture Day coming up on October 10, the Scholastic Book Fair on October 12 and Walk to School Day on October 18. During the school day on October 18, students will also participate in the PTA sponsored TALEWISE assembly, a fun, interactive and educational S.T.E.A.M. presentation.

Additionally, Halloween is just a few weeks away, and we are looking forward to our Halloween Parade, class parties, and the PTA Trunk or Treat. The PTA Trunk or Treat is scheduled for the evening of October 26 with a rain date of October 28. I will send more detailed information as the parade nears, but for planning purposes, the parade will take place at approximately 2:00 PM on October 31 and families will be welcome to line up outside around the blacktop and sidewalk along the front of the school building to watch the parade. Please know that, for safety reasons, costume masks that cover a child's eyes or entire face are not permitted in school. We ask parents to be thoughtful of the school-appropriateness of costume props and accessories, as well. Class parties will take place after the parade. Please note that only approved class volunteers will be permitted into the building that day for the class parties.

Wow! There sure are many exciting events to look forward to. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Main Office with questions about upcoming events. Have a wonderful week, Lawrence Brook community!


Elizabeth Dunn


📅 Upcoming Events

  • 10/3: The Week of Respect Begins!
  • 10/5: Fall Recess II - No School
  • 10/10: Fall Picture Day
  • 10/12-10/14: Scholastic Book Fair
  • 10/18: WALK TO SCHOOL DAY & Talewise Assembly

Lawrence Brook Elementary School Monthly Event Calendar

East Brunswick Public Schools One-Page Calendar

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October PTA Meeting

Monday, Oct. 3rd, 7pm

48 Sullivan Way

East Brunswick, NJ

In Person meeting will take place in the Media Center.

To join virtually:

Meeting ID: 847 1148 1740
Passcode: 354865

PTA Events, Committees, and Fundraisers

Picture Day

Get ready to say "Cheese!" Picture Day is one week away on Monday, October 10th! Lifetouch is ready to capture our children's beautiful smiles, and you can view special offers and place your order online at your convenience at For more info, see the Picture Day flyer that was sent home last week. Any questions, please email Amanda Ackerman.

Scholastic Fall Book Fair

Save the date! Our Fall Book Fair will be October 12-14th. More details will follow from the PTA and your child’s teacher. Click the link to sign up as a volunteer:

Spirit Wear

Get your Spirit Wear today! Be loud and proud to be part of the Lawrence Brook Team! Orders can be placed on MemberHub or sent in to the school via the flyers through October 14th. Please make all checks payable to LBS PTA.

Trunk or Treat

All Halloween enthusiasts, we need your help! Trunks are needed for our second annual Trunk or Treat. Get creative for our students to have a great night! Only 25 spots available. Sign up here.

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! Our next Tricky Tray meeting is on October 10th at 7PM in the Media Center.

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! 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.

Giveback Genie

Pssssssst.....have you heard about Givebacks and The Givebacks Challenge? A new super EZ way, similar to Rakuten and TopCashback, to support the LBS PTA while shopping online! Sign up link is available on MemberHub, and after your first purchase with a vendor that is supported by Givebacks, LBS PTA will receive $5 for each new account and a portion of the sale! Friends and Family can create an account as well. Just select Lawrence Brook School PTA as your chosen cause and add the extensions after account creation. Go to and Join the Magical Movement!

The Givebacks Challenge (expires 2 weeks after the newsletter):

25 active accounts and LBS PTA will receive an additional $250!

50 active accounts and LBS PTA will receive $500!

100 active accounts and LBS PTA will receive $1000!

Just imagine what great programming we can continue to give to our children! We can do this! Please contact Angela Batel with any questions or assistance in setting up your account.

LBS PTA 4th Grade Committee New and Announcements

Just a reminder, our 4th Grade committee meeting is canceled for 10/3. We will send an email with a rescheduled date.

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 29th. 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.

Thanksgiving PIE Sale - Hosted by LBS PTA 4th Grade Committee
Get holiday-ready with some yummy Delicious Orchards pies! Place your order for Apple, Pecan, Cherry, Pumpkin, & Minced! $20.00 a pie! Order now through Nov. 1st on MemberHub or via check or cash by printing the flyer below. All orders will be available for pick up at LBS the week of Thanksgiving.

4th Grade Tricky Tray Prizes
The committee would like to sponsor two 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 swag 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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