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Back-to-School Bulletin 2012
See the advance copy of the Back-to-School Bulletin 2012 which will be the center, pull-out section of the September 1 Lawrence Gazette. Please note: Bus passes will be mailed the week of Aug. 27 and the PowerSchool Parent Portal opens Aug. 27 for parents of students in Grades 6-12.
Who is Dr. Crystal Edwards?
If you've heard rumors of a superintendent with a different name being around Lawrence Township Public Schools, they're true! Superintendent Crystal Lovell married Brian Edwards on Aug. 4 and is now Crystal Edwards. We wish their entire family the very best!
Welcome Back Bowling and Laser Tag
A welcome back to school bowling and laser tag even will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Colonial Lanes at 2420 Brunswick Pike. The family-friendly event is a fundraiser for the Lawrence High School Class of 2015. More information can be found here.
Lawrence Township Summer School Programs Help Others
Students participating in Lawrence Township Public Schools summer programs joined together to help families in need by collecting back-to-school supplies, canned goods, personal care items and money donations for HomeFront.
HomeFront, an agency devoted to ending homelessness in Central New Jersey, holds a Back-to-School Drive each summer to help families in need prepare their children to return to school.
Mrs. Helen Dutko, who works in the LTPS Summer Eagles program, organized the drive. The Eagles program supports second language learners within the district. Their mission is to provide these students with language-based academic, social, and community service activities.
Mrs. Dutko enlisted students, staff and volunteers participating in the Eagles, Destinations and ESY programs to collect donated school supplies for one week. Mrs. Dutko and her sons then delivered the supplies to the HomeFront headquarters for distribution.