Earl M. Lawson Elementary School

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Hello Lawson Family,
This is Stefanie Bourne, principal at Lawson.  Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year.  The staff members at Lawson Elementary are very excited for this school year, and we welcome your input and involvement with the school throughout the year. I am looking forward to working with your students again, as well as getting to know all of the new Lawson students and their families this year.
Lawson Elementary has three basic expectations of everyone. They are: Respect Self, Respect Others, and Respect Property. Our first week of school is called Character Camp and during this time we focus on four main goals. They are:
     Create a climate of warmth, inclusion, and safety
     Teach classroom routines and behavior expectations
     Help students get to know and care for the classroom and school environment
     Establish expectations for academic work
On Monday, August 14th please join us for our Back To School Night from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Class lists will be posted in the hallways for you to check your child’s teacher and staff will be available to help you find your way around. Please make sure you to indicate to your child’s teacher how your child will get home each day and stop by the office and pick up a copy of our dismissal procedures. We also have our dismissal procedures posted in video form on our website and all of Lawson’s social media outlets. We are now on Facebook, so please search Earl Lawson Elementary and like our page. We will continue using Instagram and Twitter as LawsonUSD453. As always, feel free to tag us or use the hashtag #WeLoveLawson
I look forward to seeing everyone bright and early Tuesday morning for the first day of school. Breakfast will be served starting at 7:45 am and classes begin at 8:10 am.  Dismissal will begin at 3:20 pm. If you have any questions, feel free to call, email, or stop by as we would love to help in any way that we can.
Thank you and as always, It’s a Great Day to be a Pioneer!
Stefanie Bourne
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News and Announcements

School Start/End Time Adjustments for 2017-18 School Year

During its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 19, the Leavenworth Board of Education voted in favor of adding 10 minutes of instructional time to the school day at all grade levels. Beginning this year, classes at Leavenworth High School and Warren Middle School will begin at 7:50 a.m. and release at 3:00 p.m. Elementary students will begin at 8:10 a.m. and release at 3:20 p.m.

Lawson Elementary Hosts Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundaiton

The Lawson Pioneers graciously hosted the monthly meeting of the Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation Board of Directors earlier this week. After a full slate of business, it was time to hear from the Lawson principal, Laura Batson, and students representing various programs of the school. C.J. and Emma shared about the Lawson Leaders, their fundraising efforts, and classroom mentoring they provide to younger students. Mrs. Batson shared, “Young students are now coming up to me asking how they can be Lawson Leaders. It is a great thing to watch our older students working so positively with our younger students.” The Foundation BOD was highly impressed with the happenings at Lawson, and took action to support the fundraising efforts by donating $500 to their cause. Pictured above, Lawson principal, Laura Batson, accepts a donation check from Chris Norris (left), Foundation Vice President, and Catey Edwards (right), Foundation Director.

Lawson Leaders Seek Donations to Help Children in Foster Care

Fifth grade students in the Lawson Leaders group at Lawson Elementary are working on a service project. They are raising money to purchase "Sweet Cases" to support the Together We Rise organization. Sweet Cases are duffle bags given to children in foster care to carry their belongings. The cases also include items such as a blanket, stuffed animal, hygiene kit, coloring book, and crayons. If you would like to help in their efforts, contact the school.

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