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Principal's Message

  • Dear Families,

    As we embark on the 2023-2024 school year, we are excited to expand our work towards becoming a Leader in Me Lighthouse Certified school.  In doing so, our staff, students, and families will apply The Leader in Me framework and principles. The Leader in Me is based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Although children must be knowledgeable when they graduate, they must also be healthy, engaged, responsible, and caring people. As each child discovers and develops his or her unique gifts and talents, they are given opportunities to lead. As leaders, they become active, engaged partners in their own education and their self-confidence, responsibility, and initiative grows. Children quickly understand the benefits of different gifts and talents; they learn to listen to new ideas, work together to achieve results, and motivate one another to be the best. 

    We are grateful to continue a partnership with LVJUSD's Adult Transition Program (ATP). ATP is designed for students ranging from 18 to 22 years of age with mild to severe disabilities. The program emphasizes student independence, choice making, individualized work experience, communication skills, money skills, etc. There will be endless opportunities for our elementary students and staff to collaborate with ATP.

    Lawrence Elementary continues to be a special community with strong parent involvement and dedicated staff. We welcome you on campus to help in a way that meets your desires. Much of what we have accomplished in the past 7 years has a direct correlation to parent involvement. We will forever be grateful to our supportive families. 

    It takes a team to accomplish something meaningful and significant for all.  As we experience the 2023-2023 school year together, please remember I am just a phone call or email away. If I may be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Warm regards,

    Kristie Starkovich