Lawrence Labrador Lowdown

September 15, 2023

Leading Labradors

In an effort to recognize students for demonstrating PBIS and Leader in Me principles, staff members have the opportunity to share out examples from their class. For additional details click on this link to view our PBIS matrix. Click Here to learn more about this week's Leading Labs.

Transitional Kindergarten

  • Bruno C.
  • Juwon K.
  • Enaya M.


  • Niro
  • Tenley A.
  • Harley G.
  • Allie H.
  • James H.
  • Ryan P.
  • Brianna T.

First Grade

  • Aurelia B.
  • Maggie G.V.
  • Saanvi N.

Second Grade

  • Quinn J.
  • Arhan K.
  • Valerie Q.
  • James R.
  • Jessi W.

Third Grade

  • Caleb M.
  • Alex R.
  • Ruhee S.

Fourth Grade

  • Juliet J.

  • Jacob M.

  • Jude M.

  • Naina V.

  • Edison W.

  • Adeena Z.

Fifth Grade

  • Alanzo A.
  • Lucas C.
  • Mervin F.
  • Elon K.
  • Dylan M.
  • Makenna M.
  • Aden P.
  • Sam V.

Fun Run 2023 – We aren’t quite done yet!

Labradors – you have outdone yourself once again! Thanks to your hard work and dedication to fundraising, we have raised well over our $30,000 goal – and we are still going! You have earned all of our school-wide prizes – including a special all-school assembly! Are you up for a challenge?!? Can we hit $50,000? If we can, we will have a SUPRISE whole school prize that includes fun, treats, and extra prep time for your teachers!

We know that many of you are still working on collecting donations. Please be sure your sponsors have submitted their in-person and/or online donations by Friday, September 22nd at 12:00 noon to qualify for prizes. How to check your prize status:
- Log in to your Family Pledgestar account
- Scroll down to ‘Progress” and click the arrow on the right. This will let you know how much you’ve raised so far! (Good job!)
- Have you made it to the $50, $100, $250 or $500 mark? There’s still time if you’d like to hit your goals! Click the arrow to the right of “Prizes” to learn more. Don’t forget – our prizes are cumulative – earn one or earn them all!

We will announce all prize winners in our Lawrence Community FB group on or before Monday, September 25. Winners will also be notified by email, as listed in Pledgestar.

Our event would not have been as magnificent if it weren’t for our fabulous volunteer community. Sincere thanks to the friends and family members who donated their time and energy throughout this process. Whether you helped with set-up, clean-up, decorating shirts, helping with Pledgestar, making copies, scanning codes, and everything in between – we couldn’t have done this without YOU! You totally rock!

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Family Moving Night

Let’s A Go! Bring your chairs, blankets, and favorite movie snack for our first free family event of the year: Family Movie Night. Join us on Friday, September 29 at 6:30 pm as we watch The Super Mario Brothers Movie outside under the stars! PTO will provide popcorn, you provide your favorite school-appropriate drinks and treats! Please let us know if you will be attending by filling out our RSVP form by Monday 9/25:
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Lawrence Night with the San Jose Quakes on 10/21

Come support the San Jose Earthquakes in their last regular season home match. Quakes will be facing off against Austin FC on Oct 21st at 6pm. Use this link to purchase tickets to the match and sit with Lawrence Elementary students and families!

A portion of ticket proceeds will go back to Lawrence Elementary as a fundraiser for our fourth-grade field trip fund!

Did you know? That photo is of JT Marcinkowski, goalkeeper for the Quakes! He also happens to be the brother of our very own fourth-grade teacher, Miss Marcinkowski!

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How to Excuse Student Absences for 3 to 10 Days

Short Term Independent Study Contracts/Agreement can be found on our website, and are as follows:

A student may qualify for a Short-Term ISC if the following conditions are met:

  1. The Short-Term ISC can not occur during the first or last 10 days of instruction of the school year.

  2. The Short-Term ISC is for a time period no less than 3 days and no more than 10 days. Exceptions may be approved by the site administrator to extend to 14 days in total.

  3. The independent study agreement does not exceed 14 days of short-term independent study for the student for the current school year.

  4. The Short Term ISC is submitted to the school office at least 10 instructional days before the requested start date.

After School Classes: Sign Up for Sports and/or Chess!

Our new Lawrence Elementary Afterschool Enrichment Program will start on September 25th. Registration information is available for our sports and chess classes at the link below. Details regarding the science class are not yet available -- we appreciate your patience as we finalize these awesome after-school experiences. If you have general questions, please contact our PTO Afterschool Enrichment Team at Spaces are limited, so be sure to sign up now!



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Prize Donations for the Treasure Box

Throughout the days and weeks, students will be recognized for positive behaviors. They will have many opportunities to exchange "PAW Awards" for a prize in the treasure box. All new and gently used items are accepted in the office. Thanks in advance for your help with making the prize box exciting for students!
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Every Friday is Labrador Spirit Day

Wear your Labrador Spirit Wear, or any blue or gray clothing, every Friday to show off your Leading Labrador spirit! Purchase Spirit Wear here!
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Upcoming Events

September 22 - Fri-Yay Spirit Day- Wear Lawrence gear or Blue and Silver

September 29- Family Outdoor Movie Night

October 2- School Site Council at 4:00 p.m.

October 4- Special Spirit Day- Crazy Sock Day

October 6- No School

October 9-20- Early Release for Parent Conferences (1:10 TK/K and 1:30 Grades 1-5)

October 13 Fri-Yay Spirit Day- Wear Lawrence gear or Blue and Silver

October 20- Fri-Yay Spirit Day- Wear Lawrence gear or Blue and Silver

October 20- Wine Country Nights

October 21-San Jose Quakes Lawrence Community Night at 6:00 p.m.

October 27- Fri-Yay Spirit Day- Wear Lawrence gear or Blue and Silver

October 27- Trunk or Treat

November 1- No School for Students