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Picnic Table & Accessories Fundraiser Winner Announced


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Congratulations to Yudelka Martinez and Geraldo Batista (parents of three of our students who are in K-1, grade 1 and grade 3) whose ticket was picked to receive our beautiful lemon-themed Picnic Table along with the accessories. The proceeds from this fundraiser which totaled $2,915 will go toward scholarships for LFDCS graduates.

Donovan Fajardo, from Ms. Hidalgo's class, and Anjudith Batista Martinez, from Ms. Denu's class, picked the winning ticket.

SY'2024-2025 LFDCS Scholarship Renewal Applications Now Available

Attention all alumni who receive LFDCS Scholarships! 

SY'2024-2025 LFDCS Scholarship Renewal Applications are now available and due to the Opening Doors department no later than June 1, 2024 in order to renew scholarships for next school year. Please click here to pay the processing fee.

If you have any questions, please contact: openingdoors@lfdcs.org

MCAS - a burden or investment?

MCAS graduation requirement is not punitive, it's a lifeline for highest-need students. 

Public Media Release

Lawrence Family Development Charter School Offers another Year of Meals at No Cost for Students

Lawrence Family Development Charter School will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. As part of this program, all LFDCS schools will offer healthy meals every school day. The Massachusetts legislature has provided funding to make meals available at no cost to all students during school year 2023-2024, regardless of household income. However, families should still complete a Meal Benefit Application as this provides data for key funding for academic resources and may also connect families to additional benefits. This data will also support the additional funds provided by the Commonwealth for this pilot. Household size and income criteria are used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits if the household does not receive assistance or the children are not in the other categories mentioned above. Children can get free or reduced-price meals if the household's gross income falls at or below the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guideline chart.

FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART For School Year 2023-2024

Maximum Household Income Eligible for Free Meals

Maximum Household Income Eligible for Reduced Price Meals

Household size

Yearly

Monthly

Weekly

Yearly

Monthly

Weekly

1

$18,954

$1,580

$365

$26,973

$2,248

$519

2

25,636

2,137

493

36,482

3,041

702

3

32,318

2,694

622

45,991

3,833

885

4

39,000

3,250

750

55,500

4,625

1,068

5

45,682

3,807

879

65,009

5,418

1,251

6

52,364

4,364

1,007

74,518

6,210

1,434

7

59,046

4,921

1,136

84,027

7,003

1,616

8

65,728

5,478

1,264

93,536

7,795

1,799

Each additional person:

+6,682

+557

+129

+9,509

+793

+183

Community Eligibility Provision

Lawrence Family Development Charter School will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. As part of this program, LFDCS schools will offer healthy meals every school day at NO COST to the students due to the implementation of the Community Eligibility Provision for school year 2023-2024. Students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a household application.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1.mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2.fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3.email:
program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Chromebook Agreement

Please fill out the Chromebook Agreement, sign it and return it to your child's school with the appropriate fee.

Complete el Acuerdo de Chromebook, fírmelo y devuélvalo a la escuela de su hijo/a con la tarifa correspondiente.


Stanford University Study Finds Charter Schools Top Traditional Public Schools

A new national study from Stanford University of nearly 2 million charter public school students affirms charter students outperform peers at traditional public schools (TPS). Click on the Superintendent's "Memo" under my picture to download the entire document.

Un nuevo estudio nacional de la Universidad de Stanford de casi 2 millones de estudiantes de escuelas públicas charter afirma que los estudiantes charter superan a sus pares en las escuelas públicas tradicionales (TPS). Haga clic en el "Memo" del Superintendente debajo de mi imagen para descargar el documento completo.

Sickness Protocol / Protocolo De Enfermedad

Keeping our little ones healthy and happy is our top priority! To ensure your children's well-being, let's work together to promote good hygiene habits. Please read our sickness protocol in English.

¡Mantener a nuestros pequeños sanos y felices es nuestra principal prioridad! Para garantizar el bienestar de tus hijos, trabajemos juntos para promover buenos hábitos de higiene. Por favor lea nuestro protocolo de enfermedad en español.

LFDCS alumni in the news!

UNH Tech Camp. 

Baseball camp / campamento de béisbol

Dear parents of LFDCS,

I hope you are having a great summer. I am attaching a flyer with information about a baseball camp available to your children. If you have any questions feel free to contact Luis Vargas at 978-919-0066 or at luisvargasm09@gmail.com

Thank you

Estimados padres de LFDCS,

Espero que estés teniendo un gran verano. Adjunto encuentraras información sobre un campamento de béisbol disponible para sus hijos. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con Luis Vargas al 978-919-0066 o al luisvargasm09@gmail.com

Gracias



Student Council donates proceeds to scholarship fund

SY'2023-2024 School Supply List

Teacher Appreciation Week / Semana de Agradecimiento a los Maestros

During the week of May 1-5, LFDCS celebrated "Teacher Appreciation Week." These are messages written by students for their teachers. These messages were posted in the halls of the school so all the teachers can read how much their students appreciate them.


Durante la semana del 1 al 5 de mayo, LFDCS celebró la "Semana de agradecimiento a los maestros". Estos son mensajes escritos por estudiantes para sus maestros. Estos mensajes fueron colocados en los pasillos de la escuela para que todos los maestros puedan leer cuánto los aprecian sus alumnos.


We Love Our Teachers / 
Amamos a Nuestros Maestros

Student messages for teachers during the teacher appreciation week May 1-5. Mensajes de estudiantes para maestros durante la semana de agradecimiento a los maestros del 1 al 5 de mayo.

LFDCS Employee Appreciation Day

On April 14, LFDCS celebrated Employee Appreciation Day with a half day of professional development followed by a luncheon and presentation of certificates, pins and gift cards for employees who had completed 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service.

Congratulations to Rosanna Mejia, Janetsy Rodriguez, RN, Colleen Saia, Priya Shrivastava, Erika Witham and Anna Yuen for 5 years of service; Alyssa Duffy, Sandra Gonzalez and Julian Paulino for 10 years of service; Superintendent Ralph Carrero for 15 years of service and Trevia Tate for 20 years of service. Trevia was also presented a placque for her 20 years of service by Superintendent Carrero.