Lower School Loop – March 12, 2019

Thursday, March 21: Paid Dress Down Day
Please be aware that the next Paid Dress Down Day for Lower School students will be Thursday, March 21 – the last day before Spring Break. Contact Lower School Dean of Students Ashton Barnes (440.832.7826) with questions.

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Lower School Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place during the week of March 18-21. Your child's homeroom teacher will be reaching out to you to schedule your conference in the next few weeks.

Project-Based Learning
Project Based Learning (PBL) will be going on at the Lower School from March 12 - March 21. Make sure to ask your child what project their class is doing and what they are creating during PBL!

Half-and-Half Spirit Wear Down Days
Two more Half-and-Half Dress Down Days are currently scheduled this school year: Tuesday, April 12, and Friday, May 10. This means students are permitted to wear Lawrence t-shirts and dress code pants/skirts on these days.

Research Reports
Research Reports will be starting at the Lower School in a few weeks, and the process will be worked on during language classes. Students will be applying many writing skills they have learned throughout the year, including: reading, skimming, note taking, informative writing, and organizing their writing. Look for more information from your child's language teacher after spring break!

DIY Club Registration Open!
DIY Club, a new spring sessions for Grades K through 6, is an opportunity for students to make and create while having FUN! DIY Club will meet in room 305 on Wednesdays for the spring for six sessions. DIY Club will meet after school until 4:15 p.m. Space is limited. Sign up today! Spring dates are April 17, 2019 – May 22, 2019. Contact Lower School Director of Student Activities Lauren Konet with questions.

Soccer Club Registration Open!
Soccer Club is an opportunity for students in grades K through 4 to focus on individual skills, fitness, and sportsmanship. Club members will be taught by a Soccer Shots instructor and supported by a Lawrence staff member. Soccer Club will meet on Thursdays in the Spring for six sessions. Space is limited, so sign up today! Spring dates are April 18, 2019, through May 23, 2019. If you are interested, please click here to view the flyer. Contact Lower School Director of Student Activities Lauren Konet with questions.

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!

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 March is "Growth and Development." Students will learn about their bodies and how they grow. They will learn how all bodies are different and grow and change at different rates. Parents of students in grades 5 and 6, look for more information about Growth and Development to be sent home!

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!

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.

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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