Lawrence Brook Weekly Update
Learn about the exciting news and events happening at LB!
December 19, 2022
Dear Lawrence Brook Elementary School Families:
Welcome to my final newsletter of 2022! On behalf of the staff, I would like to wish all of our Lawrence Brook Families a wonderful Winter Break and a very happy New Year! We look forward to another year full of learning, kindness, and teamwork at Lawrence Brook School.
Our Winter Class Parties are scheduled for Friday, December 23. The PTA is coordinating volunteers for each class. Please reach out to your child's teacher or the Point Parent with any questions. Please note that December 23 is also an early dismissal day with school ending at 1:35 PM.
Looking ahead to next year, we are excited to launch our One School One Book Program made possible by the Lawrence Brook PTA. On January 6, 2023, all students will participate in a special assembly where we will announce our chosen book. Then, each student will be sent home with his/her own copy! Along with a copy of the book, students will receive some great resources to support positive reading habits at home, including a link to a Lawrence Brook One School One Book website featuring teacher read alouds of each chapter, a recommended reading schedule, and a few other surprises. In school, students will participate in daily trivia and discussion questions and a few activities with their buddy classes. The program will culminate with a special Family Fun Night hosted by our PTA the evening of Friday, January 27, 2023. Stay tuned for more information--we can't wait to start this valuable and engaging program.
Please note that Lawrence Brook will be closed December 26 through December 30. We will welcome students back to school on Monday, January 2, 2023.
Have a wonderful week and Happy New Year!
📅 Upcoming Events
- 12/22: Churchill Junior High School Chorus visits LB for a seasonal sing along
- 12/23: Winter Class Parties. Single Session Day, dismissal at 1:35 PM. This is also a Student Council Spirit Day! Students are invited to wear PJs or their favorite seasonal sweater.
- 12/26 - 12/30: School Closed for Winter Recess
- 1/2/2023: Welcome back to school!
- 1/3/2023: EnVision Math Night at Hammarskjold JMPAC
- 1/6/2023: One School One Book Program Begins!
- 1/16/2023: School Closed, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- 1/24/2023: Lawrence Brook Winter Concert - 7:00 PM
- 1/27/2023: One School One Book Family Night
Lawrence Brook Elementary School Monthly Event Calendar
➕ ➖✖️ ➗ enVision Math Parent Night - 1/3/2023
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please join us for an enVision Math Parent Night to learn more about the program and all of the resources available for parents to support their children at home.
This event will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at the JMPAC in Hammarskjold Upper Elementary School at 200 Rues Lane.
Parents of students in Grades K-4 are invited from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM.
Parents of students in Grades 5-6 are invited from 7:30 PM-8:30 PM.
LB Student Council Winter Wonderland: Each class will decorate a snowman to display in our hallway this winter!
📲 School Attendance Reminders
As a reminder, school begins at 9:05 AM. Students may enter the building starting at 8:55 AM.
Notifying the Office of Absences and Changes in Dismissal
Please remember to notify the Main Office as soon as possible to report absences or changes in dismissal for your child.
In the Main Office, the wonderful Mrs. LaPenta keeps track of this important information. She can be reached at 732.613.6871 OR email@example.com.
To leave a message on the Attendance Line, call 732.613.6870, Option 1.
Free Academic Support through the Public Library
Did you know the East Brunswick Public Library offers you a variety of academic support programs free with your library card? Visit https://ilove.ebpl.org/kids to access Lumos Learning (Math and English activities), Tutor.com (live tutoring support) and much more.
Cold Weather Reminder
Students benefit from spending time outdoors being active! As long as the conditions on the playground are safe and the wind-chill temperature is above freezing, we will have outdoor recess. Please send students to school with the appropriate outerwear so they can enjoy their time outside. Also, don't forget to label your child's belongings in case they are misplaced.
LBS PTA NEWS AND EVENTS
PTA Events, Committees, and Fundraisers
Next PTA Meeting - Mon., Jan. 9th, 7pm, in-person in the Media Center. Details to follow.
Pups of War Fundraiser - Now through Dec. 30th!
Each student received two cards to be used at Pups of War to track Lawrence Brook participation. When you arrive, purchase the amount of time you’d like to play, and give the card(s) to the cashier. Each card turned in generates $5 for the LBS PTA. Additional cards are available in the LBS front office.
Family Fun Night
The One School, One Book Family Night is scheduled for the evening of Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. We will have many exciting activities and stations for students and families to enjoy. We will need volunteers to help the night run smoothly. If you are interested in volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Night, Fri., Feb. 24th, 7pm
This very popular event is coming back to LB in full force! Start asking your kids if they would like to participate in a short cultural piece/dance representing their heritage. The cumulative show will kick off the evening's festivities in the Cafetorium. From there, we will move to the gymnasium where families will showcase their countries and provide a tasting of favorite cultural dishes. Check our Facebook page for pictures from past years to get an idea of what it is all about!
The LBS Yearbook Committee is asking for your assistance in capturing our children’s memories for the 2022-23 school year. Photos can be submitted online or download the Entourage App and add photos directly from your phone! School Code: 60636. See Flyer.
The LBS PTA Family Relations Initiative would like to share with you the first official East Brunswick Public Schools Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) meeting of the year on Thursday, Dec. 22nd, 8:30-9:15 am. Several members of the Special Education department will attend and begin discussing matters related to our students and their success in school this year.
If you would like to attend, see the official event here: https://facebook.com/events/s/east-brunswick-special-educati/548179276838216/
East Brunswick SEPAG page: https://www.ebnet.org/Page/13924
LBS PTA Family Initiative page:
4th Grade Families
Next 4th Grade Committee Meeting - Mon., Jan. 9th, 6pm, in-person in the Media Center. Details to follow.
Donate to the 4th Grade Moving Up Committee
Let’s make the last year at Lawrence Brook their best year yet! Double your donation by asking your company to 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.