Newsletter June 2019
Greetings From the Principal
Dear Lawrence School Families,
In just a few days we will be saying goodbye to another school year. Another year of learning experiences, growing pains, positive connections with teachers and friends. This time of year is a good time to think about the importance of the opportunities we have to work together as a school and a community. As parents/guardians you expect that your children will learn valuable content and life lessons during their time here. But as a school, we can learn a lot from our students and their families about best ways to make connections and impart knowledge to our most valuable assets - the kids! As always, I encourage you to keep in touch with your child’s teachers - start off the year with a ‘welcome back to school’ email - opening this line of communication can pay off over the course of the year.
Throughout this school year there was a positive culture and environment in the building. The students in both grades worked hard and focused on academic achievement and growth. Faculty and staff were pleased with the two grades and we thank you parents/guardians, for the role you played in this partnership. We also thank you for the opportunity to work with these great groups of kids. The Lawrence School truly is an outstanding place to grow and learn!
I hope all families have summer plans that include having some fun times and some relaxing time with the kids. Make plans to create some art, or to have a summer adventure together! Enjoy the next couple months - and we’ll welcome them back after Labor Day!
“It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I'd much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” Ernie Harwell
Tom Bushy, Principal
A Message from Assistant Principal Vieira,
What a year we had as a school! As you know, one of my primary duties as Assistant Principal is to address student disciplinary situations. As you can imagine, it’s not always a fun endeavor. In our second year of the PAWsitive behavior structure, I was able to change the nature of many of my conversations with the students about their actions. Students were able to find the behaviors on our streamlined chart and see more clearly the consequences that correlated. More importantly, I was able to have more conversations with students about positive interactions with students and staff and modeling such for their peers. I look forward to continuing with this work next year. Communication with teachers and parents/guardians will be key to seeing that all of our students have a great experience at the Lawrence School.
For those heading to the high school next year, we wish them luck and are confident that they are ready to sail as Clippers at the next level. For those coming back to Lawrence as 8th graders, we will be ready to welcome them into a new role as Lawrence School leaders who can model appropriate behavior for the incoming 7th graders. Have a great summer everyone!