Good Afternoon Parent and School Contact Leader Representatives,
The Family Engagement team cordially invites all LPS families to attend our first District-Wide Parent Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, October 11 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., the topic: Trauma and My Child, a conversation for parents. This workshop will cover aspects of problems at home that affect many children such as arriving home and being alone, divorce, physical, verbal, and sexual abuse, death in the family etc. Our expert, Dr. Paul Koppenhaver; will be facilitating the workshop.
Enclosed please find the fliers (English and Spanish) for distribution to all our LPS families and display. Please encourage our parents from the district to attend this family event. Translations, refreshments and childcare will be provided.
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE for Tuesday, October 11, 2016, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, at the Family Resource Center, 60 Island Street, Lawrence.
Lawrence Public Schools celebrated the graduation of six exemplary educators recommended to the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE). These educators completed 23 days of a residential program alongside other urban educators from across the country, most of which occurred at Yale University in July 2015 and July 2016. These NAATE fellows will support peers and administrators at their schools to inform improved instructional practice and enhanced teamwork. Congratulations to our outstanding NAATE fellows!
The Lawrence Senior Center accepted our invitation to join the planning committee of our first ever Lawrence Learns Block Party earlier this year. This event would not have been possible without the effort and talent of our community partners. Two senior staff from the Senior Center presented a very special quilt-art project during the recent School Committee meeting. This quilt started as a fun activity for our incoming Preschool and Kindergarten students and became a great intergenerational art project to be displayed in schools across our district.
The visit this morning was organized to highlight the preschool expansion grant and quality preschool during the annual ED Back to School Bus tour. Ms. Melody Arabo, 2016 Classroom Teacher Ambassador Fellow from Michigan as well as Ann Reale, Undersecretary, Executive Office of Education enjoyed a tour of Lawrence Public Schools’ two LEAP sites. The visit was organize to celebrate the great work done to prepare our students and families for kindergarten success.