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.
Community Service • Global Garden (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) • Holiday Boutique • Lightning Dance (All-School Family Dance) • Lunch & Snack Bar • Photography/Videography • Baking • Spring Event & Auction • Library • Parent Education
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.
Back to School Night • Friday School-Wide Assemblies • Parent-Teacher Social • Party Book Events • 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 parents interesting authors and experts to speak about the latest and most important topics in parenting and raising children. Recent speakers and topics have included:
- Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, co-author of The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired
- Michele Borba, EdD, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in an All-About-Me World
- Dr. Cara Natterson, award-winning pediatrician, puberty expert and author of The Care and Keeping of You and Guy Stuff
- Dr. Steven Jones, founder of Jones Consulting, Intent and Impact: Communicating Across Cultures.
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.