Lower School Loop – February 11, 2019

100th Day of School!
This Wednesday, Feb. 11, we will be celebrating the 100th day of school by allowing students to dress up like they are 100 years old!

Help us Stop the Spread of Germs
As cold and flu season are upon us, we wanted to extend a reminder of the symptoms and circumstances of when to keep your child home from school. Please review these helpful guidelines so we can stop the spread of germs this season!

Friendship Class Parties
Friendship Class Parties will be on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 2-3 p.m. Parents are needed to help with the fun! The signup.com link has already been emailed to parents. If you haven't received it, please contact Lower School Director of Student Activities Lauren Konet.

No School - Winter Weekend!
There will be no school Friday, Feb. 15, and Monday, Feb. 18 (Presidents Day). Enjoy the Winter Weekend!

The Money Game
The Lower School is offering an after school workshop called "The Money Game" on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. During this one-day workshop, children – ages 10 and up – will learn how to become financially responsible adults by earning a paycheck, managing their expenses, learning how to save, and discovering ways to acquire passive income through purchased assets. The cost is $47, and space is limited; please send a check in with your child addressed to "Lawrence School" to register. Online Registration is not available. Lawrence staff member, Mrs. Egan, will accompany the Money Game instructor. Please pack a snack for your child to eat after school. If you are interested, please click here to view the flyer. Contact Lower School Director of Student Activities Lauren Konet with questions.

Drawing Club
The Lower School is offering a Drawing Club starting February 27, 2019, through April 10, 2019 (no club on Wednesday, March 27). Drawing Club is an opportunity for students to enhance their basic drawing techniques, learn color theory, and boost self-confidence. Club members will be taught by a Young Rembrandts instructor and supported by a Lawrence staff member. All art supplies are included in the cost. Drawing Club will meet in room 311 on Wednesdays for six sessions. Drawing Club will meet from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Space is limited. Sign up today through My Lawrence! If you are interested, please click here to view the flyer. Contact Lower School Director of Student Activities Lauren Konet with questions.

Lower School Yearbooks are now available for pre-sale! Yearbooks can be purchased for $18 until Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, and will be sent home with students during the last week of the 2018-19 school year. Please note: All Grade 6 students will receive a FREE Yearbook as a Lower School graduation gift. Please visit the Payment Hub to purchase yours today! Please reach out to Mrs. Lauren Konet with questions.

Hoodie Mondays
The Lower School will allow students to wear any Lawrence School Hoodie on Mondays. This allows students to start out the week with something simple and easy to wear. If you have any questions or concerns about Hoodie Mondays, please contact Mr. Barnes.

Grade 6 Transitions
During the second semester of the school year, we begin to prepare our grade 6 students for the transition to grade 7 by implementing Middle School methods into our curriculum. These transitions include grading scales, discussion-based formats, continued use of Google Classroom, discipline policy and more. You will be receiving a detailed list via email. If you have any questions about these new methods or changes, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher.

Wellness Wednesdays
The focus for Wellness Wednesdays for the month of February is "Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs." Students will learn skills for making wise decisions as well as more information about alcohol and drugs based on grade level. Help at home by encouraging your child to make healthy choices in all that they do, and help your child understand what prescription and non-prescription drugs are and the role they play.

Spirit Wear
Our Lawrence School spirit wear has gotten a re-vamp this year! We now offer an assortment of Lawrence "swag" which includes bedazzled/glitter spirit wear. With the Winter Tailgate around the corner, this new glitz and glam spirit wear would be the perfect outfit choice to cheer on our Lions, and a portion of each sale benefits our school!

Girls Empowerment Program Launches at Lower School
ROX (Ruling Our eXperiences) is a girls empowerment group designed to help children learn skills to lead successful and healthy lifestyles. ROX began on Monday, Oct. 22, for girls in Grade 5 who are interested in participating. Students meet during their lunch/activity hour on a weekly basis with Mrs. Voelkel and Ms. Moss. All involved are excited to get this program underway! Want to learn more about ROX? The program is featured in our last LionShare Podcast episode. Click here for more information.

Lawrence School Day at Kalahari
Join fellow Lawrence families at Kalahari - the country's largest indoor waterpark, on Friday, June 7. Kalahari is offering a special deal for Lawrence families thanks to Student Council. Rooms featuring two queen beds costing only $189 a night; this cost also includes 4 waterpark passes! Book early to avoid getting shut out. For reservations, call 1-877-KALAHARI and ask for the Lawrence School Room Block. Click Here for more information. For questions, please contact Holly Lewis.

Job Shadowing Experience
Calling all Lawrence school families - We need your help! Each year, a portion of our high school students' curriculum involves a job exploratory component allowing them to learn about potential career areas of interest. Beginning in grade 10, sophomores complete a 1-day job shadow experience, juniors complete a 2-day job shadow experience, and seniors must complete a 10-day Senior Project internship as a graduation requirement. As more and more high schools participate in similar programs, it is becoming challenging to secure locations for our students. We are asking for your assistance and feedback if you and/or your place of employment (or other family members or friends) would be able to host our students for their sessions. We would like to cultivate an updated list of potential "employers" that our students could draw from. (Students would follow up directly with you with their specific areas of interest(s), needs, and time frames for their sessions).

If you or anyone at your place of work would be interested in participating, please complete the attached Google Form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Brogan at 330-908-6826. We thank you in advance for your help and for supporting our students!

Lower School Clubs
Registration is now open for all Lower School Clubs! For the complete list of clubs please click here. To register your child, login into My Lawrence through lawrenceschool.org and click the Payment Hub. If you have any questions, please contact the Lower School Director of Student Activities Lauren Konet.

Extracurricular Activities at the Upper School for Grades 5 and 6
Students in grades 5-6 have an opportunity to participate in select extracurricular programs at the Upper School, including Band Club, Fishing Club, 3-D Printer Club, Art Club and Ski/Snowboarding Club. Register and Pay in the Payment Hub. Registration fees include transportation from the Lower School to the Upper School after school. Please contact Upper School Director of Student Activities ReGinae Reynolds with questions.

Lunch Options
Lower School has two lunch options - Chick-fil-A (Tuesdays) and Romeo's Pizza (Thursdays). The program is run per semester and is prepaid via the Payment Hub. You may order now for second-semester lunches. Chick-fil-A for the second semester is from Jan. 22 - May 28. Romeo's Pizza for the second semester is Jan. 24 - May 30.
There is no deadline to purchase. Payment can be made any day/time, but, if payment is made less than SEVEN days before a Chick-fil-A Day (Tuesday) or a Pizza Day (Thursday), your child may not get their lunch until the following week in order to inform the vendors of changes.
Please be aware that Chick-Fil-A cooks in 100% refined peanut oil. View allergen information here. Contact Lower School Director of Student Activities Lauren Konet with questions.

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