Lawrence Family Public Academy Events

Students enjoying strawberries during workshop

In September, we held our first Right From the Beginning Workshop. Each K-1 classroom is invited to a series of two workshops. The first workshop explains our academic philosophies and teaches parents some ways to work with their children at home to strengthen academic skills. The second workshop is presented by Nurse Jane and focuses on healthy nutrition, and it teaches parents how to be more aware of the amounts of sugar in the food and drinks that they serve their children. The two-week series is capped off with the students making a fruit salad to serve to their parents.

LFPA students wearing bruins clothes

On Thursday, October 20, 2016, students at LFPA celebrated Bruins opening day at the Garden with a Bruins T-shirt fundraiser. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be use towards transportation costs for future field trips. Thank you to all who participated! Go B’s!

Students sitting in tractor ride

The students enjoyed taking a hayride on the tractor to explore the apple orchard. The students learned about the different kinds of apples and the ages of the apple trees. They also had the opportunity to pick pumpkins from the pumpkin patch and enjoy some delicious apple cider and doughnuts.

A family with costumes

Lawrence Family Public Academy held a Fall Literacy and Harvest Festival on Friday, October 27. Students were invited to wear their costumes and participate in literacy activities led by Tasha Espendez from Raising a Reader in conjunction with PTA and staff from the school. Students also participated in games including Bingo, crafts, dance, Pin the Spider on the Spider Web, Ring Toss and Donuts on a String. Parents were involved in a puzzle contest and pumpkin decorating contest.

children posing

On Saturday April 28th families at LFPA came together for a morning of fitness and nutrition.  The morning began with a karate exhibition from US Taekwondo Academy and then students listened to the story Growing Vegetable Soup read by members of Raising a Reader.  While parents learned about reading to their students and interacting with the story, students planted tomato, carrot, or green bean seeds.  The day ended with some Zumba and a raffle.  We want families to realize the importance of exercise and healthy food in their everyday lives.