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Flowers for 2017 Commencement Ceremony


The Culmination Ceremony will be here before you know it. Please join in on this traditional Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) fundraiser! Click on the link below for further information about buying flowers and helping the  Lawrence (PTO).



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To view the Lawrence Middle School website in another language, select Google Chrome as the web browser. Scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says "Select Language" and select the appropriate one.


Parent Involvement

Lawrence Middle School has a very active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and Parent Center. For more information, contact Marsha Minassian, PTO Treasurer, at (818) 678-7928 or Allison Schimke, Parent Center, at (818) 678-7900. Their website is under construction.

Title IX Notification

Federal Title IX and state law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender, which includes prohibiting acts of sexual harassment. Sex discrimination/sexual harassment is illegal. The Title IX Complaint Managers for our school are: Mrs. Whiteley,  Assistant Principals Office, Chuck Arballo, Counseling Office, and Thane Opfell, Assistant Principals Office. They may be contacted in person, through the main office number of (818)678-7900, or by e-mail by clicking on the Teachers tab on the school's web page.


Please contact the Office of Communications and Media Relations at communications@lausd.net or call 213-241-6766 to request access to or notify LAUSD about on-line information or functionality that is currently inaccessible. To file a formal grievance with the Los Angeles Unified School District, under Section 504 and Title II, please click here to learn how.

School Office Hours


7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

(818) 678-7900

Fax:  (818) 349-4539



Eighth-grade students on PAR are eligible to apply for three prestigious awards. Applications are available in the APO.


2017 Awards Applications Due Dates
Tony Ventresca Character Award 4/28
Lawrence Award 4/28  
Department Awards 5/12


See Mrs. Whiteley for further information.





On Thursday, April 20. 2017, Mrs. Ann Nguyen was selected as theTeacher of the Year at the 23rd Annual Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner sponsored by the Encino Chamber of Commerce. The dinner took place at the Hilton Woodland Hills and was hosted by nearly 35 companies.


Mrs. Nguyen topped the list of 20 nominated candidates from elementary and secondary schools in the San Fernando Valley.


The power washing of nearly all of the concrete areas at our school will begin at 6:00 PM on April 19, 2017. Work will be spread out over several days.


The PE Field asphalt reconditioning project is nearly complete. Over the next few days, a sealant will be applied. After the sealant has "cured," new lines will be painted for various sports.




Yesterday, April 17, 2017, the school district's Hot Supper Program was launched. The program provides all students with wholesome food after the dismissal bell at 3:00 PM. The first supper meal included pizza which was prepared according to  LAUSD nutritional guidelines.


Students are expected to have their meals in the covered lunch area, and the food may not be taken off campus.


Please review the letters mailed home about the forthcoming CAASPP testing. If you did not receive one in the US Mail, please click on the appropriate link below.




The bell schedule for testing during the current semester was approved by School Based Management.


There will be a modification of the bell schedule on Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays. Please check for the days  on the school's calendar on the web site. Please click on the link below to view the bell schedules for the designated days.



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Principal's Desk






The administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessments from the State of California will begin next week on April 24,  and will continue for the different grade levels until May 26, 2017.  I would like to emphasize the importance of school attendance on testing days, which includes no tardies and no early departures.  Please do not make medical or dental appointments on testing days, unless it is an emergency. 


To encourage perfect attendance during our testing window, we will hold our Attendance Incentive Campaign from April 24 to May 26, 2017.  Please make sure that your child is present every day, with no late arrivals or early departures.  Students with 100% attendance will be included in a grade-level special assembly and their names will be entered into a raffle for gift cards.


I also would like to invite you to our Coffee with the Principal, to be held on April 25, 2017, at 8:00 AM in the Parent Center.  This month, our guest speaker will be Gretchen Ignacio, District Counselor, who will offer a workshop on “How to talk to your children.” 


Lastly, I look forward to meeting you at our Spring Open House, May 11, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  This will also be the final night of our annual Lawrence Book Fair.  Please visit the Book Fair to peruse the books that are available for sale.



Thank you for your continued support!

Marilu Pigliapoco





Lawrence Mission and Vision Statements

Mission:   To provide a safe, respectful, academically challenging learning environment in which students grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially to prepare to become responsible citizens.


Vision:    Lawrence Middle School is a place where students, staff, and faculty will be respected, while working as a team to produce academically independent thinkers.