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Newsletter February 2022

Newsletter February 2022 - PDF File

Dear Lawrence School Families,

Thank you for taking the time to read our quarterly newsletter!  The Friday messages have great information, but the quarterly newsletter has more details from a broader range of staff members.  Hearing from Team Leaders and some enrichment teachers paints a more vivid picture of everyday life at the Lawrence School. 

Earlier this winter, we participated in the annual district and community-wide “No Guff” week.  This is an opportunity for our student body to participate in various themed activities to learn about proactive ways to handle conflicts and how to contribute to a positive school climate.  We focused our daily activities around the school’s motto of Pride, Respect, Responsibility & Compassion.  During lunches on Friday we recognized a community member, staff member and several students who embody the “No Guff” attitude on a daily basis.  Congratulations to the winners! 

Thank you to the many families who have made a connection with your child’s teachers, counselors or administrators here at Lawrence.  Your partnership in support of the students is extremely valuable.  Our students, at this critical age, face challenges everyday - socially, emotionally, academically.  But when we work together, this great group of kids thrives!  Thank you for reading.  


Tom Bushy, Principal


A Message from Assistant Principal Zarra,

I just wanted to take the opportunity to say how wonderful it is to be back home at Lawrence.  I had the pleasure of being part of the 8th Grade Science team for almost ten years and it is great to be back working with all of your wonderful students. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, but I will be in touch with you if there are any discipline issues we need to address.  With that in mind, please remember that cell phone use is prohibited in school and all phones should be left in lockers and not carried around school.  And please remind our students that time spent at school should mean that they spend more time in class with their teachers and fellow students than being in the halls and bathrooms.    

When you talk to your child at home, please ask them about a  positive experience they had at school.  A compliment they received from a classmate or a teacher.  And if they don’t have anything to share, encourage them to brighten someone’s day with a kind gesture or compliment and perhaps the favor will be returned.  The Lawrence School is a great place for our kids to learn and grow and their school experience can be even better if we help them along. 

Thanks for partnering with us to support your children through 7th and 8th grade!


Derrick Zarra, Assistant Principal