•  The KU Office of Diversity and Equity offers a new opportunity for parents and caregivers of children with LGBTQIA+ identities. The gathering is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 14, at S&S Artisan Pub and Coffeehouse. Goals are to provide a safe space for parents/caregivers to share their experiences and concerns and receive support from each other.


    A team of volunteers will offer a festive community meal that is free to the public from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. December 25 at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont. Meals also will be delivered to those who aren't able to make it. For delivery, call 785-841-1516 by 6 a.m. on Dec. 25. Happy Holidays!

    Click HERE for some fun ideas for families to do this winter through Lawrence Parks and Rec. 

    KU offers free STEM activities on Saturdays (about twice a month). These are geared toward different age groups (1-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12). Some cater to girls only. This is a fantastic opportunity for students and families in our district. Check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/sparkatku/about/?ref=page_internal.  





     There is also a peer modeling program available through LPS. Please click here for more information. 


    Boys & Girls Club of Schwegler:

    For Enrollment 2019-2020

    Register online through the Parent Portal

    Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence website: www.bgclk.org

    Parent Portal Link: membership.bgclk.org 

    *There is a required Parent Portal paperwork packet that must be turned in before your student can start.



    Loving Paws Program

    Lawrence Public Library – Tail Wagging Readers

    Attention students in grades K-5: Starting at 10:30 am on select Saturdays you can come read out loud to registered therapy dogs from Loving Paws Animal Therapy. This is a great way to practice reading and build reading confidence with a warm furry friend. Bring a book from home or choose one at the library. The dogs will be at the library on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, in the Readers’ Theater. Register for a 15- minute reading slot at the Children’s Desk or at 785-843-3833. Click on the following link to get more information and to see available times.
    You can also check out the Lawrence Journal World, the Lawrence Public Library website, The Lawrence Art Center or Parks and Recreation's websites for other events and activities throughout the year.