Our 2016-2017 Parent Education Series speakers have been informative and inspiring. Last week, Jo Pessin, spoke about the benefits of mindfulness and how Laurence students are learning to practice living mindfully in the classroom. On April 13th, Dr. Leslie Kaplan will speak about nutrition, preventing eating disorders, and promoting the development of a healthy body image.
What an amazing set of performances from our three Into the Woods casts! We're so excited to share with you the photos and videos from this incredible production. Click here to see the photos. Videos can be found on our website's video page under the Performing Arts tab.
Our 1st Grade Daisy Troop #3626 would like to take a moment to thank the Laurence community for supporting the troop with its Girl Scout cookie sales! We are so proud to announce that our little entrepreneurs sold over $13,000 worth of cookies, and each and every girl exceeded her initial goal! Through hustle, sweat, and singing, these girls gained some great financial literacy skills and a solid understanding of teamwork.
Last weekend, some of our Laurence Mathletes competed in the Culver City Math Olympiad. Two boys teams participated - for 4th Grade: Alex L., Eric L., Spencer B., Rowan C., and Jack L.; and for 5th Grade: Dashiell G., Evan K., Eric V., Arin B., and Jesse F. Both teams tied with three other schools in the tiebreaker round, landing our teams somewhere between 4th and 6th place out of almost 40 teams. Alex, Eric, and Dashiell all won bronze medals for their third place individual scores as well. We are so proud of all of our students who participated!
Laurence School 4th Graders achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge, a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. The team scored an impressive 194 points out of a possible 200 in the second of three meets this year, placing second in the nation among 333 teams
A few weeks ago, our 5th Grade students had the opportunity to go on a field trip to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Please click on "Read More" below for Novin S.'s thoughts about the event.
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Baiardi, Ahrend, and Smith families arranged for the Long Beach Pipe Band and dancers from the Celtic Irish Dance Academy to perform at last week's RWB&G Assembly. The sound of bagpipes filled the PAC as the band, dressed in Scottish Highland wear, played traditional Celtic songs. Afterwards, Kindergarten student Scarlet S. and several of her friends performed Irish dances beautifully, impressing everyone in the audience with their intricate and energetic movements. The dancers studied under the academy's director, Maeve Croke, a world-renowned dancer who performed in Riverdance. Everyone in attendance enjoyed this celebration of Scottish and Irish traditions.
Thank you the Long Beach Pipe Band and Celtic Irish Dance Academy for joining us so early on a Friday morning, and to the Baiardi, Ahrend, and Smith families for this amazing cultural-learning opportunity.
Please click here to view videos and photos from last Friday's performances.
Get ready to celebrate birthdays! Please click on "Read More" below to find out who will be receiving birthday ribbons at our upcoming RWB&G assemblies.
The student reporters in our Newspaper elective class have worked very hard to create the latest issue of the Lightning Striker! Click here to check it out!
On March 2nd, Laurence celebrated the National Education Association's "Read Across America Day." This event is held every year across the country in schools, libraries, and throughout communities to help encourage children's love of reading. March 2nd is also Dr. Seuss' birthday. Thanks to 1st Grader Olivia G.'s dad, Ralph, we were lucky enough to have the Cat in the Hat here at Laurence greeting our children in morning carpool and reading to some of our classes in the library. In addition, Mrs. Wolke, Mrs. Silverman, and Ms. Levine all dressed up as Dr. Seuss characters to greet students and read in classrooms as well. Please click here for some photos from this Seussical morning!