Lawrence Brook Weekly Update

Learn about the exciting news and events happening at LB!

January 2, 2023

Dear Lawrence Brook Elementary School Families:

Happy New Year! It was such a joy welcoming students back to school today. I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break and is ready for an exciting new year at Lawrence Brook School.

The last week of 2022 was certainly full of fun. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made the Winter Class Parties special for our students. Thank you also to the Churchill Junior High School Choir for visiting LB to sing holiday carols and seasonal songs for all to enjoy.

Now, looking ahead, 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 several 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. Our next PTA meeting will be the evening of January 9. All are welcome to attend either in person or virtually.

Have a wonderful week!


Elizabeth Dunn


📅 Upcoming Events

  • 1/3/2023: enVision Math Night at Hammarskjold JMPAC
  • 1/6/2023: One School One Book Program Begins!
  • 1/9/2023: PTA Meeting at 7:00 PM in the Media Center OR online.
  • 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

East Brunswick Public Schools One-Page 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 families 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/Guardians of students in Grades K-4 are invited from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM.

Parents/Guardians of students in Grades 5-6 are invited from 7:30 PM-8:30 PM.

📲 School Attendance Reminders

School Hours

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

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 to access Lumos Learning (Math and English activities), (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.


PTA Events, Committees, and Fundraisers

Next PTA Meeting - Monday, January 9th in-person in the Media Center

Family Fun Night

The One School, One Book Family Night is scheduled for the evening of Friday, January 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

International Night, Fri., February 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!

Yearbook Memories
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.

4th Grade Families

Next 4th Grade Committee Meeting - Mon., January 9th, 6pm, in-person in the Media Center.

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.