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PTO Virtual Meeting
The first PTO meeting of the year will take place on Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 p.m. Please use the links below to join us!
Join with Google Meet:
Meeting ID: 789 3872 7908
PTO CHECK DRIVE
The LMS/LHS PTO starts each school year with a fundraising "check" drive. Instead of doing traditional fundraisers (many of which can't be done this year under current restrictions) we ask students and their families if they would like to make a one-time donation of $25 to help support the many wonderful things that we do for staff and students throughout the year. If you would like to donate, you can follow this link to PAYPAL, click "send money," select a value, and send it to LMSLHSPTO@gmail.com. (You can use a Paypal balance or a debit/credit card.) Or you can make out a check out to LMS/LHS PTO in any denomination and mail it to 2455 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
Your donations help support:
- Special Programs
- Workshops & Assemblies
- Project Graduation
- Teacher Appreciation treats
- Senior awards / scholarships
- Support student groups, clubs and activities
- And more as requested!
We thank you in advance for your support!
In case you missed Back to School Night...
Below is the welcome video recorded by Ms. Milavsky and Mr. Merrill.
In addition, linked below is the welcome message from the school counselors. It contains information about contacting the counselors, their role at LMS, and resources available to students and families. If there is an issue at home or at school, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's school counselor.
Ms. Bobb Nicholas Draco, Orion A-L
Ms. Guarini Phoenix, Orion M-Z
Night Off from Homework
Attached below is a flyer for the "Night Off" from Homework. Simply present the flyer to any of the three restaurants listed below on October 21, 2020 and they will donate 20% of the proceeds to Lawrence Middle School!
(146 Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ)
(2495 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Shopping Center)
(2230 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ)
Family Book Night
Send us Your Pictures!
* Do you have a favorite selfie picture taken during remote learning? Please send in your pictures to email@example.com. Pictures will be reviewed and considered for inclusion in the 2020-2021 yearbook.
* Order forms and information about the upcoming yearbook will be emailed shortly.
* School pictures are tentatively scheduled for January. Details will be forthcoming.
* Any student who is interested in joining the Yearbook Club should reach out to Ms. Quarry, Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let her know you want to participate in this activity!
Free and Reduced Lunch
During the beginning phases of re-opening our schools, we will offer breakfast and lunch to our students. Until we return to unrestricted operations, our Transportation Department will distribute meal bags for the week (Wednesday - Tuesdays) to homes on Wednesdays via contactless delivery. Food will not be provided for days that school is not in session.
How do I order meals?
If you want meals, you must request service via e-mail: email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for breakfast and lunch must be made separately. Meals will only be delivered to students who have contacted us through these email addresses. You only need to email us once unless you want to make changes. Only students who are enrolled in Lawrence Township Public Schools are eligible for this program.
What information should I include in the email? What’s included in the meal?
When ordering, please include the ID number for each student that wishes to receive the meals and the school he or she attends. Also, verify your current address in the email.
Each meal will include a low-fat milk serving as well as storage and preparation instructions. The meal will comply with all Department of Agriculture regulations for child nutrition. We will offer vegetarian and non-vegetarian weekly meal bags. If you wish to receive vegetarian meals, please specify this in your email when ordering.
How do I pay for meals and what are the prices?
Students who normally pay for meals will have their accounts debited for the appropriate price for their grade level. To minimize contact, we will not accept payments at the school buildings. Account deposits must be made through the website at www.myschoolbucks.com.
This year, reduced meals will not be charged at the usual $0.40 per meal fee. Lunch prices are as follows:
Lawrence High School…………..….$3.45
Lawrence Middle School……….…..$3.35
Lawrence Intermediate and all Elementary
Schools (Grades PK-6)……………..$3.10
Breakfast all grades……………..…..$1.95
Please contact Dining Supervisor Marybeth DiLorenzo at email@example.com with any questions.
The process is easy. Parents/guardians can log into the parent portal and then go to the Forms tab. Please select the Free and Reduced Lunch Application link. After completing the application, click on the submit button. The application is then pending and available to be reviewed by the district official who determines eligibility. Once the application is reviewed, the eligibility status will be indicated in the parent portal. Please allow a day or two for the decision to be posted.
Paper applications are also available on the district website and in the main office of each school. Questions can be directed to Jill Poszluzny at 609-671-5435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch prices for this year are $3.35. Menus are available at https://ltps.nutrislice.com.
A new free or reduced lunch application must be filled out each year. The application can now be completed online by using the Genesis Parent Portal. Only one application per household is required.
Students who are currently on the lunch program from last school year will continue to receive free or reduced lunch until OCTOBER 20, 2020. If a new lunch application is not received by this date, the child will no longer be eligible to continue to receive free or reduced lunch as of October 21, 2020. Please keep in mind that families who fail to submit a new application before the deadline will be responsible for all lunch charges incurred until the new lunch application is received and approved. Questions? Call Jill Poszulzny, (609) 671-5435.
Students who are in need of tech support can put in a help ticket at this link:
Our IT professionals are working hard to address your concerns as quickly as possible, so we appreciate your patience as we navigate through some of the bumps in the technological road!
We know many of you have been struggling with Zoom issues over the first couple of weeks of school, but a number of improvements have been, or are about to be rolled out to improve the Zoom experience for students.
A couple of updates have dropped over the last week to improve Chromebook performance when using Zoom:
- The newest Chrome operating system (OS 85) has been pushed out to all district Chromebooks. This update has added a volume slider for their microphone, to allow students the ability to turn up the sensitivity of their microphone. This seems to address many of the issues with students not being able to be heard in Zoom meetings.
- A new version of Zoom was released earlier this week. This version has lowered the resolution and framerate of the video feed, which has significantly improved performance. This will hopefully fix the issues of students getting booted from Zoom meetings, video being choppy and audio sounding robotic.
Below is a google slideshow, created by our Tech Department, to show how to adjust the microphone level, as well as how to make sure the students are on the right version of the Chrome OS and the Zoom App. That slideshow can be found at: