We would like to give a HUGE thank you to all of our families for supporting this year's 6th Grade Virtual Turkey Drive - together, we donated 189 gift cards to the families at the Lowman School. They are facing unique challenges this year, and your support is more important than ever. Thank you also to our PA Community Service Committee for helping us re-invent this important annual drive!
LAURENCE IN THE NEWS
NBC's "California Live" featured Laurence's 4th Grade class, who performed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The segment includes interviews with several students.
ABC 7 "Eyewitness News" featured this segment about Laurence's unique Kids' Court mock trial program. Sixth Grade students try famous literary, fairy tale, historical and other figures for crimes, while students in the lower grades serve as jurors.
Fox 11 news coverage of Laurence's STEAM program, which teaches coding, engineering, robotics, design skills, and more to prepare students for future success.
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We're a family at Laurence, so it is a longtime school tradition that classes celebrate Thanksgiving together at school. With our 6th graders in virtual learning during their last Laurence Thanksgiving, we wanted to find a way for them to participate in the 6th grade's annual tradition. Click "Read More" for more details!
Last week, Laurence students (and faculty) spent a magical and inspirational afternoon with children's book author and illustrator, Rafael López. López shared that his style of illustration is influenced by his son and the way children draw. He plays with scale, dimensions and is not bound by realism. Click on "Read More" to learn about his visit.
For those of you coming this weekend for school picture day, click on "Read More" for important details and safety information.
With Thanksgiving next week and the rest of the holiday season just around the corner, I wanted to re-share this article by the Child Mind Institute, which Mrs. Wolke included in her letter last week: Holidays During the Pandemic: Tips for reducing stress, helping kids cope, and making new traditions. This article underscores important considerations when it comes to planning for this different and unique pandemic holiday season. I hope you'll take a few minutes to read through this short article and begin the holiday prep that works best for you and your family.
In this article, Michael Robb, Ph.D. of Common Sense shares a step-by-step guide on how to help you and your family navigate YouTube safely so you know exactly what your kids are watching, whether the videos are appropriate, and how kids are being targeted by advertisers. Click "Read More" for more information.