Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Support for Bruce Elementary Students in Lawrence

Special message from LHS Alumna, Amanda Nawoichik, who is now a science teacher at the Bruce School in Lawrence, MA:

As many of you have heard, there was a fire at an elementary/ middle school in Lawrence on Monday. The Bruce serves grades 3-8 and is one of many community schools of Lawrence.

All students and staff are safe and our building is being evaluated. We are so grateful for that. We won't have school for the next week and possibly for an extended period of time.

Everyone had to leave behind all personal belongings when the building was evacuated, and unfortunately many of the students' belongings were damaged by the fire, smoke and the water that was necessary to contain it.

Many families in our community will not easily be able to replace these items (especially as the holidays approach) so I am asking for your help. We are in need of winter coats, sweatshirts, backpacks and school supplies. Most of the damage was done in the 6-8 wing of the school, so our middle school students are most in need.

I'm asking that as you look in your basement for decorations, clean out your closets to make room for company, etc... you keep us in mind.

Any donation is greatly appreciated and I can pick up anything local whenever it is convenient for you."

Please bring items to Mrs. Harvey.  Thanks.