Lawrence Township Public Schools News Roundup

Lawrence Middle School seventh-grader wins art contest; Eldridge Park School 100th anniversary commemorative calendar for sale; Operation Smile Club fundraiser underway; Slackwood School guidance counselor awarded grant; and more...


Editor's Note: The following news briefs were contributed by Lawrence Township Public Schools.


Wirkijowski Wins Mrs. G's Pink Fridge Contest

Your votes counted! Eliza Wirkijowski, seventh-grader at Lawrence Middle School, won the grand prize of $150 in Mrs. G's "Paint Your Fridge Pink" contest. Eliza was one of 13 LMS students who applied to participate in the contest and representatives of Mrs. G's and members of the Arts Council of Princeton selected Eliza for the competition, along with four other Mercer County students. On Oct. 20, they each painted a refrigerator at Mrs. G's. Jennifer Skorupa, LMS art teacher, worked with Eliza through this process. Her winning fridge is currently on display at the store, but will travel around New Jersey with a stop at LMS sometime this year.


School District Policy Notification

The district is required to notify parents/guardians annually of Board Policy 8690, Monitoring Devices on School Vehicles. A copy of the policy is available here, and on the district website under the Board of Ed tab, along with all other board policies.


District Contact for Displaced Students Due to Recent Storms

Families of students displaced from their homes or those who have relocated to Lawrence Township due to the recent storms should contact Beth Farletta (609) 671-5420 or Susan Goldberg (609) 671-5434 for information about registration


EPS 100th Anniversary Calendar

Celebrate Eldridge Park School's (EPS) 100th Anniversary by ordering a commemorative 2013 calendar. See order form


Lawrence High School Student Artwork Exhibit

"East Meets West," an exhibit featuring artwork by LHS students, is running now through Dec. 14 at the Mercer County Library, Lawrence Branch. The project is funded by a Lawrence Township Education Foundation grant.


LHS Operation Smile Club Thanksgiving Fundraiser

Join the Lawrence High School Operation Smile Club in celebrating "The Best Family Thanksgiving" by helping to fund free cleft lip/palate surgeries for children and young adults worldwide. See flyer.


SEPTO Book Bag/Lunch Bag Drive

SEPTO (Special Education PTO) is helping students in Union Beach, N.J., to recover from Hurricane Sandy. They are collecting the following items for students:

  • New/nearly new book bags
  • New lunchboxes/lunch bags
  • Financial contributions to purchase book bags and lunch boxes.

They will make a delivery this weekend, so there is an immediate need for these items. If you cannot donate immediately, please do so when you can. They will continue to collect and plan another drop off within the following weeks. See flyer.


LIMBO and Five Below Fundraiser

LIMBO is having a fundraiser and all you have to do is shop at Five Below in the Nassau Park Pavilion anytime Black Friday weekend (Friday thru Sunday, Nov. 23-25) and present the attached flyer when you check out. Five Below will donate 10 percent of your total to LIMBO. It's one of the easiest ways to help the music program at Lawrence High School.


Slackwood Receives KITES Mini-grant Award

Melanie Seaman, Slackwood School guidance counselor, wrote and received a Kids Instructed in Tolerance Through Education and Support (KITES) mini-grant from the Mercer County Bar Foundation in the amount of $389.

The funds will be used to support the school's Parent-Centered Initiative, providing for the purchase of a series of DVDs from The Parent Institute. Melanie will offer parent programs utilizing the DVDs to assist parents in helping their children to learn responsibility for their learning and behavior, to resolve conflicts, to learn self-discipline, to respect authority and rules, to develop good character traits, and to desire success.


Princeton University Course Application

Princeton University is now accepting applications for the Spring 2013 semester as an opportunity to high school students to take selected courses at the University at no charge for tuition through the High School Program administered by the Program in Teacher Preparation. The deadline for submitting all application materials is Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, AP scores of 5, SAT II over 760, and completion of all course work within a discipline. If eligible, see an LHS counselor for an application.


Every Child Valued Honors LTPS Educators

Every Child Valued (ECV) will host “Trumpeting Success: Celebrating Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Conant Hall at Educational Testing Service.

Honorees include Dr. Crystal Edwards, superintendent of Lawrence Township Public Schools; Tonia Moore, member of the ECV Educational Advisory Committee and student assistance counselor at Lawrence High School; and Christina Shu, director of Princeton Learning Center LLC and owner/instructor at West Windsor Kumon Learning Center.

The keynote speaker is Diana B. Henriques, award-winning New York Times contributor and bestselling author of The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust.


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