This summer we welcomed several new faculty members for this school year! In order to help you and your children get to know them, we've gathered some fun facts about each! Click on "Read More" to learn more about the newest members of our Laurence community!
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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Sixth graders Asher B. and Ayden T. and 5th grader Greyson T., along with their families and Caring Counts, are continuing to "Keep Kind in Mind!" Recently, they organized a drive to collect school supplies for students at L.A.U.S.D.'s Lockwood Elementary School in East Hollywood. Volunteers and supporters donated more than 2,500 items, that will benefit 400 children! Thank you for inspiring everyone in our community to find ways to help others during these times!
Music Specialist and Laurence parent, Lauren Bruns, was recently interviewed on the podcast, Parenting Portal with Joanna Port. The podcast focuses on early childhood and parenting, covering topics such as sleep, nutrition, self-reliance, safety, social media, and more. Past guests have included some of our favorite Laurence speakers -- Betsy Brown Braun, Robin Berman, and Pattie Fitzgerald. Click here for a direct link to the episode on Apple Podcasts or here to access it from a non-Apple device.
Our Back to School Night events are taking place next week. Your classroom teachers will be sending you Zoom links for your Learning Family's event, so please be on the lookout! The dates are as follows: Kindergarten, September 22nd at 5:30 p.m. (NEW TIME); 1st - 2nd Grade, September 22nd at 6:00 p.m.; and 3rd - 6th Grade, September 24th at 6:00 p.m.
If you have any difficulties connecting to your Zooms during Back to School Night events, please be sure to email our support account.
Even though we are not physically together on campus, there are still many opportunities for you to volunteer to enrich your children’s and our community’s experience this year! If you haven’t already taken a look at this year’s committees and signed up, click on “Read More” to do so! Signups are due TOMORROW!
Getting stuck coming up with new or different strategies to support your child's distance learning? Click on "Read More" for some practical strategies for elementary-aged children by Jelena Obradović, Stanford Graduate School of Education Associate Professor and Director of the Stanford Project on Adaptation and Resilience in Kids (SPARK) lab!