LEDP News and Information:


June 5, 2016

2016 Walk A Thon  Highlights


May 26, 2016

Chalk it up for charity Highlights


May 12, 2016

LEDP Annual Walkathon

Thursday, June 2nd is the date for our annual LEDP Walkathon. Proceeds will benefit to the Richi Foundation, a foundation established by the family of a Lawrence School student to support the research of pediatric cancer and to build The Richi House, a home away from home for families dealing with a child’s cancer diagnosis.  Please consider supporting your child, LEDP and the Richi Foundation. More information to follow.

 

To jump start our fundraising efforts, LEDP would like to invite you to a “CHALK IT UP TO CHARITY NIGHT” on Wednesday, May 25th in the Lawrence School Cafeteria at 5:00 p.m. 

At this event,each family will purchase a 8 1/2 X 11 piece of chalkboard paper and together create a piece of art that will then become an end of the year mural.   Suggested donation for this event is $3.00-$5.00 per family/per sheet.

 

We look forward to supporting this courageous family. 

 

Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, June 2nd.  Update emails to follow! 

 

Thanks for your support and if you have any questions- please let us know :)  

 

The LEDP staff

May 2, 2016

Highlights of April Vacation Care


April 3, 2016

Re-enrollment.

 

Click here to re-enroll your child in LEDP for 2016-2017


Kindergarten Registration 2016-2017

 

Now Open ~ March 7- March 30!

 

Click here for the Kindergarten Registration Form.

 

Click here for a description of Kindergarten in LEDP.

 


March 9, 2016

More Outside Time.


February 23, 2016

Vacation Care


January 26, 2016

Outside winter fun.


Welcome back families!  Here is to a fun, eventful and enriching year. 

The LEDP staff.


December 21, 2015

 

 

 

Happy Holidays from all of the LEDP Staff.


December 17, 2015

Thank you for all of you support.  We raised over $400 for scholarships and $400 for LEDP supplies.


December 3, 2015

Dear LEDP Families:

 

Once again, the LEDP community will be wrapping gifts at Henry Bear’s Park toy store on Harvard Street in Brookline Village to raise money for our scholarship program.  We will be wrapping gifts in hour-long shifts on Saturday December 12, and Sunday December 13.

 

Because the store is so busy during the holiday season, community organizations have the chance to wrap gifts for the customers in exchange for a small donation.  Henry Bear’s supplies the paper, ribbons and tape- all you need to bring is a willingness to wrap some gifts.

 

If you can donate an hour (or more!) at some point during the weekend, we would really appreciate it!  Click on this link and you will be brought to a page where you can sign up for a time slot.  In case you are concerned about internet security, please know that only Michael, the event organizer, can see the email address you use for the sign up.

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e49a5ac2fa46-2015

 

If you have any questions about the fundraiser, please contact LEDP board members Michael Allen at Michael.Allen@mathworks.com, Donato del Camino at donato.delcamino@gmail.com, or Susan Gray at gray.redsox1@gmail.com

 

Thank you so much for your help.  We look forward to wrapping with you!

 

The LEDP Team


November 18, 2015

LEDP Sports fandom


November 7, 2015

The LEDP Staff at CPR class.


October 27, 2015

Your LEDP teachers preparing for the kids!


September 25, 2015

BIG JOE - the storyteller


September 24, 2015

The LEDP staff preparing for the afternoon.


September 17, 2015

Get to know our staff.  Click the picture.


September 17, 2015

Zumba!


September 11, 2015

LEDP's First Week


September 1, 2015

Dear Parents, 

We are so excited to be your child's after-school program this year.  We are working very hard to get the rooms ready, activity ideas prepared and become accustomed to new staff members.  We have so many great things planned this year and we are eager to provide fun-filled afternoons for the LEDP children.  All the while, we will strive to foster social situations, promote responsibility and independence of all the LEDP kids.

Thank you,

LEDP


June 23, 2015

LEDP Family Event Highlights


June 15, 2015


LEDP will hold its annual Family Night on Thursday, June 18.  All parents are asked to meet with Mary and the LEDP board in the cafeteria at 5:30pmAt 6pm all families are asked to stay in the cafe for refreshments and entertainment.


June 15, 2015



The last day of school and LEDP is Friday, June 26.  LEDP will close at 4pm that day. 


May 13, 2015

Hello LEDP families.

The LEDP house band will be performing our Thanksgiving Day songs on June 4 at 3:30PM in the Auditorium.  We were unable to perform last Thanksgiving so we are having a "Thanksgiving in June" performance.  We hope that you can make it.  Everyone is invited!


May 8, 2015

The LEDP Walk-a-Thon

Thank you for all of your donations.  We raised over $1,500.


April 30, 2015

April Vacation Field Trip to the Zoo

April Vacation Field Trip to Mini Golf


April 27, 2015

LEDP Walk-a-thon

LEDP GIVES BACK!

An important component of LEDP is teaching the children to give back to their community. Next week, all of the LEDP children and staff will be preparing to give back by planning and participating in a Walk-A-Thon scheduled for Thursday, May 7th.

Through our Walk-a-thon, we are thrilled to support our own LEDP Board President, Peter Villa, who ran his first marathon as a member of the Children’s Hospital’s Miles For Miracles Marathon Team.  Like Peter and his family, many of you have experienced the exceptional care that Children’s Hospital provides to not only local families, but many others that travel from around the country and world to receive the incredible treatments available.  Peter’s goal, as a member of the team, is to raise $7000.00 to benefit The Children’s Fund and enable them to:

·      Continue to provide high quality care

·      Lead innovative efforts in research to discover cures

·      Educate the next generation of pediatric leaders

·      Care for children and families in our local community

Peter is on his way to reaching his goal, and LEDP would like to help.  100 percent of the funds raised at our Walk-a-thon will be donated to Children’s Hospital.  Peter is looking forward to attending the event on May 7th and run/walk a few laps with LEDP.

The staff has spoken with groups about talking to friends, family and the Lawrence Community about sponsoring their efforts (keeping in mind that we do not encourage door to door solicitations).  All LEDP children have received a pledge sheet, and they are also available on our LEDP website: www.ledpbrookline.org ; checks can be made out to Children’s Hospital Boston and given to an LEDP staff member or left in the LEDP mailbox in the main office.   

We believe this is a worthwhile community project and learning experience for the LEDP children.   Thank you for supporting your walker in this endeavor and we encourage you to join us on May 7th, between 3:30 and 6:00.


April 9, 2015

Thank you for all of your Birthday-in-a-Box donations.


March 27, 2015

Gymnastic Dance Party


March 9, 2015

February vacation care activities


February 27, 2015



Thank you for your donations!


February 27, 2015


LEDP will be participating in Birthday Wishes’ Birthday-In-A-Box program. We will be asking families to make donation of items need for a birthday party of 6. For example 6 napkins, 6 plates, party hats. After all of the items are collected and given to a shelter they will be able to throw a small birthday party for that child.

 

First grade will sponsor a 7 year old boy and 7 year old girl birthday party.

 

4/5/6 will sponsor a 10 year old girl’s birthday party.

 

The mission of Birthday Wishes is to provide birthday parties for homeless children. We believe that all children, regardless of their living situation, should celebrate their birthdays joyfully, surrounded by family, friends, and others who care.

 

Thank you to all who donate, your contributions are truly appreciated.

January 5, 2015

Dear Friends:

The Lawrence Extended Day Program is sponsoring a reading program entitled, “Get Caught Up in A Good Book” during the months of January and February.

Our goal is to encourage the LEDP children in grades K-3 to read and to become better readers.  We want to instill in the children that reading is a lifelong activity which provides pleasure as well as information.

We are inviting parents, grandparents, Brookline staff, members of the community and local celebrities to visit the Lawrence Extended Day Program in Brookline to read to a group of children for 15-20 minutes.  You may bring your own favorite book or we can select one for you.

We hope that you will be able to join us and show the children how much reading means to you. If you would like to schedule a time to read to a group please contact Janet by email at elawrence@brookline.k12.ma.usor by phone at 617-879-4379.

Thank you

 

December 8, 2014

LEDP Wrap-a-thon

UPDATE:  We raised over $700 for LEDP scholarships.  Thanks for your support!

Wrap-a-thon: December 19th, 20th, 21st at Henry Bears Park in Brookline Village. Please sign up to volunteer a little time by responding to the email that you received on signupgenius.com to support this effort. Happy Holidays!

December 2, 2014

LEDP will be holding its annual Coats for Kids Drive.  The drive starts October 14th.  Boxes will be located in and around LEDP for donations.  Fall is a perfect time to donate lightly used coats that don't fit anymore. 

Update:  We have collected over 40 coats so far.  Way to go!  Thank You.

November 17, 2014



Hi families. We collected 915 pieces of candy and made 61 bags for Community Servings.  Thank you for your donations.

LEDP Staff

November 3, 2014

LEDP Halloween Dance Party

November 3, 2014

The Lawrence School Halloween Parade

October 2, 2014

Rain Forest Reptiles at Vacation Care 9/25


Welcome to LEDP.

September 4, 2014

Welcome back families!  Welcome to all of our new families too.  We are all looking forward to a great, safe and fun-filled year.  We at LEDP are excited to spend our afternoons with your children watching them learn, play and succeed socially.  Our goal is to keep your children safe, happy and provide them with memorable experiences.  

If you have any questions about the program or your child please see Mary or any of the LEDP teachers.

 

May 8, 2014

By now, you all have received the paperwork regarding our upcoming Annual Walk-A-Thon!  We are all looking forward to giving back to our community through our LEDP Fundraiser.   All groups are working hard making decorations to inspire the walkers, preparing snacks that will be for sale and rallying around the cause.   

We appreciate you supporting your children and LEDP with your contributions to the Lt. Walsh/FF. Kennedy Fund.  Cash and check donations will be happily accepted.  Checks should be brought to LEDP made out to the Lt.Walsh/FF. Kennedy Fund.   LEDP will hand deliver all donations to the Boylston St. Firehouse.  In addition to sponsor donations, we will be "Filling the Boot" with spare change.  Feel free to rid yourself of the heavy loose change. 

Firefighters from local communities will be on hand cheering on the children.   Feel free to invite any firefighters family members or friends to come walk with us.

 Pull out your sneakers from the back of the closet, and dust them off, and join LEDP on
 Thursday, May, 15 from 3:00p.m.- pick up time ~ 

 Hope to see you on there!

November 15, 2013

Come Kick off our Holiday [Marker]Drive
With LEDP at our
Family Bingo Night

Who: LEDP families, students attending please come with a parent.
When: Tuesday Nov. 19th from 5:00-6:15pm
Where: Cafeteria. Light refreshments and bingo card will be provided.
Why: We will be kicking off our community service project with The Home for Little Wanderers
 
The Home for little Wanderers is an organization that provides key programs and services for children and family development.

Please feel free to bring selected items as donation-
K/1: Art supplies
2/3: Toothbrushes for Children
4/5/6: Shampoos and Conditioners for Children

*We would also accept and appreciate monetary donations.
    Thank you; hope to see you there!

October 8, 2013

 

Fire Safety Week!!

 

Don't forgat to develop a fire escape plan and practice it with your family.

 

Always remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

September 11, 2013

 

Welcome back families!  Welcome to all of our new families too.  We are all looking forward to a great, fun-filled year.  We at LEDP are excited to spend our afternoons with your children watching them learn, play and succeed socially.  Our goal is to keep your children safe, happy and provide them with memorable experiences. 

 

May 21, 2013

 

 

Hi Parents,

LEDP is holding a food drive for the Pine Street Inn.  We are asking K/1 families to donate Hot Cereal, 2/3 families to donate cold cereal, and 4/5/6 families to donate shampoo and conditioner.  The drive will end on Thursday May, 30, 2013. 

Thank you,

LEDP

Update: Thanks to the many families who donated!

March 1, 2013

Keep the Birthday Candles Lit!

 

Dear LEDP Families,

 

Once again, we are working with Birthday Wishes, a non-profit organization that brings birthday parties to homeless children.

 

Outside of the large LEDP room there is a sign up sheet with a list of supplies needed for a child’s birthday party. We are looking for party hats, plates and games.  The list may ask for 2 or 3 gifts for a child of a certain age and gender, wrapped for the child’s special day.

 

This month we are supporting a 8 year-old sports birthday party.

 

All party donations can be dropped off in the LEDP office in the Birthday-in-a-Box. 

 

All donations can be dropped off to the LEDP office by Thursay, March 28, 2013.

Again we thank you for all of your donations and support.

 

Thank you,

LEDP Staff

 

January 7, 2013

Donate your Winter Coats!

Help us by donating coats for kids, adults & babies too!

We are collecting coats from Now until January 11th, 2013.

We accept: Warm winter jackets, gently used, good quality, all sizes.

www.antons.com/cfk

November 26th 2012

 

.....READ

     All LEDP groups will be participating in the "Do a Good Deed.... Read" Fundraiser in order to raise money and collect donations for the Brookline Food Pantry during the first week of December.  The Brookline Food Pantry's current need is for toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soaps and deodorants). They also accept and appreciate monetary donations. 

     All of the LEDP children read as part of their daily schedule.  For everyday your child reads at LEDP we ask that your family donates 1 item.  For example, if your child attends LEDP 5 days a week, your family would donate 5 items. 

     We ask that K/1 families donate toothpaste and toothbrushes, 2/3 families donate shampoo and conditioner and the 4/5/6 families donate deodorant or soaps.

     If you have any questions, contact th LEDP office.  Thanks you for supporting your child LEDP and the clients of the Brookline Food Pantry.

 

 

Friday October 19th 2012

On Wednesday, November 7th all of the LEDP kids will vote for their next snack.  The choices include Tings, Fruit Salad, and Sweet potato Fries.  The 4/5/6 children have made campaign videos endorsing the snack of their choice.  The 4/5/6 group will then teach the other groups how elections work.  They will play games, share their video and read a book about elections.  Please remember to take your child to the polls!

Wednesday October 17th 2012

 

                   Keep the Birthday Candles Lit!

 

Dear LEDP Families,

 

Birthday-In-A-Box is back by popular demand!

Once again, we are working with Birthday Wishes, a non-profit organization that brings birthday parties to homeless children.

 

Outside of the large LEDP room is a sign up sheet with a list of supplies needed for a child’s birthday party, i.e.: 8 juice boxes, cake mix, paper plates, etc., which families can sign up to make a donation. The list may ask for 2 or 3 gifts for a child of a certain age and gender, wrapped for the child’s special day.

 

This month we are supporting a 7-year-old girl’s birthday party.

 

All party donations can be dropped off in the LEDP office in the Birthday-in-a-Box. We had great support for this service project last year with lots of positive feed back from families and of course from Birthday Wishes.

 

All donations can be dropped off to the LEDP office by Thursday, October 25, 2012.

Again we thank you for all of your donations and support.

 

Thank you,

LEDP Staff

Wednesday October 10th 2012

Samples of our "Dot Project"

The LEDP children worked on “The Dot” project based on the book “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. The book explores themes such as bravery, creativity and self-expression. It also reminds us adults/teachers/parents in how we can inspire young people everyday.  The dots are displayed in the hall outside of the LEDP rooms and we hope to share our creations with the author of the book. September 15th was declared International Dot Day in 2009 and every year more and more educators and students have created their own dots in celebration of the book.