Lawrence Labrador Lowdown

April 24, 2020

2020-2021 New Team Members

  • Congratulations to Stephanie Perry who will continue to be part of our staff next year. Mrs. Perry will be teaching second grade with Muriel Burns and Cheresa Lourens. She is currently teaching teaching first grade at Lawrence Elementary.
  • W'e're excited to welcome Lorrie Dotson to our Lawrence community. She will be teaching first grade with Kelly Silveira and Kristi Weist. Lorrie has been working with LVJUSD for 34 years. Her most recent position has been supporting K-8 teachers as aTVTIP Coach. Prior to TVTIP, Lorrie was a primary teacher for over 14 years at Michell, Rancho, Portola, and Junction. Lorrie's background and skills are going to be a wonderful addition to our staff.

Leader in Me At Home

Mrs. Johnson is sharing this video with her third grade students. It relates to Habit 2: Be Proactive. Feel free to watch the video with your child and talk about "How can we use what we learned in our own life?"

  • Planning greatly increases the chances of accomplishing a goal.
  • Working with an end in mind keeps me motivated.

This is a wonderful opportunity for our families to learn more about The Leader in Me.

Video Link

The Leader in Me Annual MRA Survey

As you know, we are excited to be a Leader in Me School. Lawrence staff is kindly requesting parents complete the annual Measurable Results A (MRA) Survey. This will help guide our school-wide goals and celebrate areas of achievement/growth. Our wonderful parents are a key component to the Lawrence Team. For this reason, we truly need your input by Friday, May 8. Survey Link

Friday Check-In

This information is located on the Lawrence Calendar in the LVJUSD App or Lawrence Website.

Please join Principal Starkovich and Behaviorist Burkholder for our Friday discussions. After May 1, the check-ins will move to every other week. Future dates will be May 1, 15, and 29.

Date: Friday, May 1, 2020

Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Meeting Link:

Meeting Number: 280 064 028

Additional information regarding WebEx is available on our website at

School Office Closure

Lawrence Elementary staff will no longer be in the office for set office hours. If you need assistance, please e-mail Principal Starkovich at E-mails will be returned the same day they are received. Should your matter require service in the office, an appointment time will be made to comply with social distancing practices. Thanks for your support with this matter.

Meal Distribution

The LVJSUD Child Nutrition Services Department is serving FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH as take-away meals for school-age children 18 and younger. We received a supplementary waiver to now offer an additional SUPPER at two of our pick up locations- Junction K-8 and Marylin Elementary. Please note: Picking up meals for your children is considered an essential service and is allowed under the March 16 shelter-in-place order.

Meals are available for pick-up at four school sites. You do not have to attend a school location to pick up meals. Meals all for ALL students and siblings 18 and younger.

Current Schedule:

  • April 20th through June 4th
    • Monday - Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.


  • Christensen Middle, 5757 Haggin Oaks Avenue
  • East Avenue Middle, 3951 East Avenue
  • Junction Avenue K-8, 298 Junction Avenue
  • Marylin Avenue Elementary, 800 Marylin Avenue

Free Food Pickup on Fridays from 1-3 p.m: In addition to our daily food distributions, Alameda County residents are able to pick up food on Fridays in San Leandro at the “Food Farmacy” located at 2700 Fairmont Drive.