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Principal's Message

  • August 19, 2019

    Dear Families,

    Welcome to Lawrence Elementary School! Lawrence Elementary truly provides a unique and wonderful educational experience for children, from the warmth of the learning environment, to the safety of the campus, to the support from our families and community agencies. All aspects of the school help provide students with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world.

    We are excited to announce Lawrence Elementary has been recognized as a Leader in Me school for the second year in a row. Leader in Me is based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits. Our staff, students, and families will continue to learn the framework and practice the habits throughout the upcoming school year. Although children must be knowledgeable when they graduate, they must also be healthy, engaged, responsible, and caring people. The Leader in Me provides principles that address all areas of development. 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. By teaching the principles to our young Labradors, we will be creating a generation of leaders, one child at a time.

    It is an honor and privilege be part of the dedicated and professional staff at Lawrence Elementary. We continue to make decisions based on our School Vision, which states, “Lawrence Elementary School strives to foster learning that is rigorous and engaging in an atmosphere that is supportive and nurturing. We sustain our instructional program through bold leadership that is inclusive of all stakeholders on our safe, inviting campus.”  In doing so, we are devoted to providing a positive and profound influence on the lives of our Lawrence Labradors.

    It takes a team to accomplish something meaningful and significant for all.  As we experience the 2019-2020 school year together, please remember my door is always open. If I may be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


    Kristie Starkovich


    Principal Letter 2019-2020