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Principal's Message

  • Dear Families,

    Our mission and vision statements at Lawrence Elementary help guide everything we do. As our mission states, “Each student will graduate with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world.” The year of 2020 has definitely been full of unexpected changes. Though we find ourselves in a world dominated by health concerns, our highly qualified staff remains committed to providing all students with learning that is rigorous and engaging in an atmosphere that is supportive and nurturing.

    As we embark on the 2020-2021school year, our staff, students, and families will continue to learn and apply The Leader in Me framework and principles. The Leader in Me is based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits. 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. The 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. All of these skills will be valuable during a time in which we are constantly adapting to changing conditions. 

    As you know from reading the LVJUSD Parent Handbook, distance learning will be much more structured than it was in the Spring.  Students are scheduled to begin the 2020-2021 school year Tuesday, August 25. All students will log into their first class meeting at 8:00am every day.  Please review the Meeting Etiquette with your child/ren prior to the first day of school. We want everyone to get off to a positive start.  

    It takes a team to accomplish something meaningful and significant for all.  As we experience the 2020-2021 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