'Tis the Season!
November 30, 2017
Well, Cardinals, we're on the brink of December! But while the weather slowly gets chillier, are hearts continue to be warmed by the truly amazing things we see you doing each day. Although it is important year-round, this time of the year has a way of reminding us more often of the importance of giving and doing for others. So while you are enjoying the sights and sounds of the season, remember to acknowledge the true spirit of the season as well...lend a hand or two, spread some cheer, be a light for those who might be lost. Trust us, you will feel rewarded too!
* SPOTTED...RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS *
Paying it Forward
We thank this generous gentlemen for being a beacon to others and an inspiration for all of us to pay it forward!
* WINTER WEATHER ALERTS *
In case of inclement weather, you should receive a phone call notifying you of any changes to the school schedule. However, you are encouraged to check the following additional sources for up-to-date alerts on school closings, delays, and early dismissals:
- QuickNews (sign up on the LTPS website HERE)
- District Website (www.ltps.org)
- School Closing Number (609-671-5590)
- District Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/LawrenceTownshipPublicSchoolsNJ)
- Twitter (follow #LTPS)
- Radio Stations (WPST 94.5 FM, WKXW 101.5 FM)
- Television Stations (NBC Channel 10, WPVI.TV6 Channel 6, WNYW Fox 5 Channel 5, and Verizon Channel 37)
- Media Websites (www.WPST.com, www.nj1015.com, www.NBC10.com)
As a reminder, please make sure that your contact information is updated/current in Genesis in order to ensure these calls will be delivered appropriately to you.
* BRAG BAG *
Chem Club "Rocks" Geochemistry Exhibit
The LHS Chemistry Club was invited to exhibit at Princeton University Frick Chemistry Labs as part of the 2017 National Chemistry Week (NCW) "Chemistry Rocks!” Activities Night last month. This year's theme was Chemistry...It Rocks! Geochemistry. The night was not only a spectacular science scene, but a display of leadership, fun, honor, and camaraderie as well!
Eliza Wirkijowski, Hakim Hachicha and Ashwin Baskaran led students in designing an educational, hands on, fun geochemistry display, ultimately exhibiting it in front of 650 young people. At the suggestion of Neil Chopra, the students designed an 800-square foot maze of the layers of the earth (crust, mantle, and core), skyping with Princeton Geology students to help get their science right. Matthew Carson took the designs and made them into drafting quality plans to satisfy safety requirements. Several groups worked on the maze and created hands-on activities including a "Rock Buffet," "Rock Identification," and "Cake-Earth Surgery!" Additional leaders for the night included Syed Ali Rizvi, Laura Yuying Chang, Cameron Blackman, Mark Wisniewski, Neil Chopra, Rikki Kong, Jean Steel and Nadia Abromowitz.
Congrats to the entire Chemistry Club on your fantastic work!
Matt Davis, Jon Marbach and STEM Academy co-leader Gwenn Andahazy assisted (and kept the students safe)!
* COMING UP *
Let's talk! District officials will host a Community Conversation on Thursday, November 30 in the Lawrence High School Commons. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7:00 p.m.. We'll provide refreshments, babysitting, and door prizes!
Get in on the Conversation...hope to see you tonight!
Noche De Carnaval
Celebrate Latino culture while giving back to others at LHS's Noche De Carnaval, which will offer games, music, dancing, and more! Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to assist those in Puerto Rico who were affected by the hurricane.
Noche De Carnaval will take place on Friday, December 1st from 7:00-9:30 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria. Food will be available for purchase!
*This event is sponsored by the International Alliance club.
Spring Musical Auditions
Pictured: Nurses' office door from the 2016-2017 contest
* OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS *
The Lawrencian is Here!
So many hard-working hands and creative minds went into the building of the issue, which is filled with event recaps, current events, tips for freshmen, even a "Teacher Feature!"
Thanks to the editors, writers, illustrators, photographers, and The Lawrencian's advisor, Mrs. Elliott for a job very well-done!
Join the PTO!
Click here to join...while there, feel free to browse our new site to view current fundraisers, visit our PTO store, and read more about the many ways you can help!
Need Extra Help?
Members of NHS will be available for peer academic support in the library conference room every "A" day during the lunch periods. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this supportive study space, including those in AP and Honors classes. Students are allowed to eat their lunch in the library conference room while attending.
Sign up online HERE!
* SENIOR SCOOP *
Class of 2018 Diploma Forms
*Additional forms are available in the main office.
* FUNDRAISERS *
Philly soft pretzels are for sale every Monday after school in staff sign-in for just $1.00!
Slices of pizza are on sale every Thursday after school for $2. Proceeds will benefit the classes of 2019 and 2020!
Donuts and Muffins
Donuts and muffins will be on sale every Friday morning for just $1.00 in staff sign-in!
PTO Coupon Books
Visit the PTO store HERE to purchase Wawa shortie coupons and coupon books through Save Around and Kids Stuff, where you can save at hundreds of merchants in the local and surrounding areas!
Bucks for Books
LHS DECA is collecting books for all ages! Please bring any donations to Room 131.
LTEF Coupon Cards
PTO Coupon Books
* ROTATION & BLOCK SCHEDULE *
* DECEMBER LUNCH MENU *
* SAVE-THE-DATES *
Thursday, November 30th
- Community Conversation (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, December 1st
- Noche De Carnaval (7:00 p.m.)
Thursday, December 14th
- Choral Concert
Thursday, December 21st
- Instrumental Concert
Friday, December 22nd
- Early Dismissal (Winter Break Begins)
Monday, December 25th - Monday, January 1st
- Winter Break (SCHOOLS CLOSED)
* IMPORTANT LINKS *
* JUST FOR FUN *
WORDS TO LIVE BY:
Check out this snow-woman, built by residents of Bethel, Maine, which stood over 122 feet tall! She was so tall that her arms were made from pine trees and her eyelashes were made from skis. In fact, "Olympia" was just a few feet shy of the height of the Statue of Liberty!