LIS January Newsletter

January 2, 2019

Dear LIS Families,

Happy New Year!! We hope you enjoyed your Winter Break with time to relax with friends and family. The month of December was filled with wonderful musical concerts, celebrating kindness, sharing in traditions and announcing our Governers Teacher and Educational Support Professional of the year.

As we look forward to January we will continue to emphasize service to our community and "Making a Difference". Our students are setting New Year Goals and will be working hard to meet them. The end of the marking period will occur on January 25, 2019. Please continue to check your child's progress on Genesis.

We are proud to announce of 2019 Teachers of the Year Mrs. Boggs and Mrs. Garber!

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Last month, each 6th grade homeroom worked on a kindness theme of the day. We would like to close that out this Friday with a spirit day to "Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud." We are asking that each team in the school dress according to the chart below:

4A: Red

4B: Orange

5A: Yellow

5B: Green

6A: Blue

6B: Purple

6C: Pink

6D: White

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School Lunch

If your child buys lunch, please remember to check their balance at

Please see the lunch menu for January here.

Health Office News

Flu season is upon us! Please be sure to get your flu shot.

All 6th grade immunizations must be submitted to the health office ASAP. Please be sure to submit your child's medication and medication orders to the nurses office if it is necessary for your child to receive medication during the school day.

If your child will be absent from school, please contact the school absence line by dialing 609-671-5530 prompt 5. With the cooler weather upon us please remember to send the proper outdoor wear for your children as we will go outside for recess each day. If your child borrows clothes from the health office, please wash and return them. Any questions? Please call the nurses office at 671-5533

Safety Reminders

For the safety of all of the students, no one is permitted to arrive for school at the front doors before 8:10 am. The doors will open promptly at 8:15. Please remember that if your child arrives after 8:50 am they must be signed into the main office by a parent or guardian. After school it is our policy that students and families are not permitted to come back in the building after 3:45 for forgotten homework, belongings and/or instruments. All afterschool clubs/school programs will be dismissed to the front doors.


Please help us welcome our new Class III Officer to LIS, Officer Mike Cseremsak.

Mike retired with the rank of Sergeant from the Hopewell Police Department in July 2017 after 30 yrs of service. He spent many years in the traffic unit as a patrol officer and later as the Traffic Sergeant. His specialty was training. He designed a summer Youth Police Academy in 2007 that continues to this day. Additionally, he participated in the Adopt-a-Cop program and was assigned to a second grade class of Hopewell Elementary. He has had advanced training at the FBI National Academy. After retiring, Mike became a Public Safety Officer at the Institute for Advance Study in Princeton.

Mike was elected to the Hopewell Fire District #1 Board of Fire Commissioners in 2007 and continues to serve on this board.

Mike grew up in Trenton and graduated from McCorristin High School. He has an AA from Mercer County Community College in Criminal Justice, a BA from Thomas Edison State College in Liberal Studies, and a MA from Seton Hall in Human Resources Training and Development.

Class III officers are a new category of security within New Jersey as of 2018. They are armed, retired law enforcement officers who previously served as fully trained, full-time officers in New Jersey. They are hired with the major focus of being a visible presence in the school and helping to keep students and staff safe from an outside intruder. Lawrence Town Council and the Lawrence Board of Education joined forces to find funding within their respective budgets for the LIS position as well as for a Class III officer at Lawrence Middle School and a Student Resource Officer at Lawrence High School.

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Dismissal Procedures

If your child is going to have a different dismissal than normal, it is essential that you notify their classroom teacher with a written note on the morning of, signed by you. If you decide they need to have a different dismissal during the school day, you must call the main office by 3 pm and notify the secretary. Please Call 609-671-5530

In Closing

At LIS we value our partnerships with families and the community. Our door is always open, so please feel free to reach out to us if you need anything. In collaboration with you, we would like to help your child to "Let It Shine By Leading the Way Every Day." Together, we make a difference.

Sincerely, Ms. Westhead & Ms. Amiet

Lawrence Intermediate School

Ms. Westhead, Principal

Ms. Amiet, Assistant Principal


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