Laurence School has a strong and close-knit parent community.
Parent participation in the life of our school has been a cornerstone of the Laurence experience since its founding. From volunteering on campus to serving on the Board of Trustees and planning events to attending parent education talks, there are many ways for Laurence parents to get involved, spend time on campus, and make lasting friendships.
All Laurence parents are members of our Parent Association! The PA works to strengthen parent participation at our school through volunteer programs that enrich the social, cultural, and fundraising activities of Laurence. There are many opportunities to get involved and varying levels of time-commitments to accommodate everyone's schedules.
Example Committees: Community Service, Global Garden (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), Holiday Boutique, Lightning Dance, Lunch & Snack Bar, Photography, and Spring Event & Auction
Laurence School brings parents together throughout the school year for many incredible events and activities! From our fantastic community-building and fundraising events to the Spring Open House and Global Faire, there are many opportunities for parents and families to socialize and build friendships.
Events include: Back to School Night, Friday Assemblies, Holiday Boutique, Lightning Dance (our family dance), Parent-Teacher Social, Party Book Events, Spring Event & Auction, Spring Open House, Global Faire & Art Show
The school-home partnership is incredibly important in educating our Laurence students. That's why we see parent education as an integral step towards educating the "Total Family," and offer opportunities for parents to continue their journey as life long learners.
Parent Education Series: Each school year, we strive to bring you interesting authors and experts to speak about the latest and most important topics in parenting and raising children. Our PA Parent Education Committee and Administrative Team have planned a great lineup of speakers for the 2018-19 school year.
Coffee & Conversations, Kindergarten - 4th Grade: Our Parent Education program includes grade-level-specific providing an opportunity for parents and the Administrative Team to discuss developmental and educational topics unique to each age group.
Back to School Mornings, 5th & 6th Grades: Parents of 5th and 6th Grade students are invited to these grade-level meetings to discuss age-relevant topics regarding education, social and emotional development, applying to middle school, and digital citizenship.