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  • 06 Dec 2019 11:18 AM | Anonymous

    Trying new foods is important to a healthy diet. Therefore, the Food Service department has launched an initiative that invites all students to try a new vegetable or grain during the month of December. For every new food tried, they will send get a sticker (EMS) or water bottle sticker (HS) then during the month of January,every sticker is an try into a raffle to win a prize!


  • 05 Dec 2019 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    A group of LPS high school students completed a story for Lenovo's Travelling Storybook Contest during Creative Writing enrichment group, where they had to write about what school would be like in the future. Lenovo had a computer shipped to the school and students had to complete a 1000 word max story about what LPS would look like in the future. Another middle school student, completed the illustrations using the same laptop.

    If Learning Prep is chosen as a top ten finalist, our story will be animated by a group of professional animators and the overall winner will receive a complete tech upgrade to their school's technology room. Stay tuned and wish us luck!


  • 05 Dec 2019 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you for everyone's contributions to the Penny War! The winner is the The Blue Team, whose jug was 30 pounds and the Green Team's jug was 26.3 pounds. Together, we raised almost $375 to go towards to making of the EMS and HS Yearbooks!

  • 20 Nov 2019 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    Calling all Learning Prep School Alumni! Please join us Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 5:00-6:30 pm, for Alumni Bingo and Turkey Dinner!

    Last year's Alumni Bingo Night was a blast! This year will be even better with High School Principal Jennifer Thorell scheduled to call the bingo games, so don't miss any of the excitement!

    Chef Lindsay Cunniff and her staff will be preparing a delicious turkey dinner with all the fixings. Come back to campus, fill your plate, and connect with your former classmates and teachers for a fun night of Learning Prep School Bingo.

    Cost is $15 and can be paid the day of the event.

    RSVPs are required - please email Alex Magay at amagay@learningprep.org.

    Last year many alumni won fun prizes. Now it's your turn to bring home a prize!


  • 14 Nov 2019 10:54 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first event, The College Admissions Process for Students with Learning, Attention or Organizational Challenges. We hope you will join us for one for our next event:

    Health & Wellness for Students with Complex Learning Profiles by Raman Magay on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

    Location: Learning Prep School, High School Building

    This presentation will address the following: Understanding your child’s constitution- what are their natural inclinations and strengths that influence their physical and emotional health, behavior, and more; how to better understand and read food labels to support your family goals; tips on meal prepping for a successful week and to develop better eating habits; and resources that promote a healthy lifestyle for students with language-based learning profiles.

    Refreshments will be served.

    RSVPs appreciated to Korina Martin, Director of Admissions at kmartin@learningprep.org.


  • 14 Nov 2019 10:53 AM | Anonymous

    We're excited to announce that the LPS Greenhouse will be open to the public for holiday sales starting on Tuesday November 12th, running until Friday December 20th. Hours are as follows:

    Monday-Friday 8am-2pm

    Saturday 1pm-4pm

    We hope you will visit our beautiful greenhouse to purchase a handmade wreath or a potted plant, to give as a gift or brighten your own home now that the cold and dark months are upon us.

    We have a variety of plants in stock, all grown and cared for by LPS students. These include herbs, houseplants, hanging pots, and flowering plants.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact Bella by email at ichiaravallotti@learningprep.org or by phone (617) 965-0764 ext. 401.

    Sincerely,

    Bella Chiaravallotti

    Horticulture Teacher


  • 18 Oct 2019 9:42 AM | Anonymous

    On Friday, October 18, Elementary and MIddle School students attended a Field Trip to the beautiful Blue Hills Conservatory and Science Center! Students participated in a Kite-Making Workshop, visited the Weather Observatory and Weather Watching station, and took a Guided Hike. It was a beautiful fall day to be outside!

  • 16 Sep 2019 8:01 AM | Anonymous

    Thanks to a generous donation, LPS has acquired a new Health & Wellness center to be used for Physical Education, After School Program, and other classes as appropriate. Our new center is equipped with yoga mats & blocks, exercise balls, free weights, resistance bands, jump ropes, boxing gloves/stand-up bags, elliptical, treadmills, a rower, spin bikes, a barre, modified pull-up bar, foam rollers, a Radio/tv (with workout videos), a Wii (for Wii sports and 'Just Dance') and projector for class use.

    We are so excited for students to use this new space and invite you to come check it out next time you're on campus!


  • 03 Sep 2019 8:04 AM | Anonymous

    To celebrate our 50th year, we are launching a free, three-part Speaker Series open to the public!


    Part 1: The College Admissions Process for Students with Learning, Attention or Organizational Challenges

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 6:30- 8:00 PM

    By: Carol Kinlan, Senior Consultant at Matlack Educational Consulting, Needham MA

    Location: Learning Prep School, High School Building Community Room

    This talk is for parents and professionals working with with college-bound, high school students who struggle with mild to complex learning, attentional or organizational issues. We will discuss: how to get extra time on standardized tests, student's legal rights after high school, top-ranked colleges for students with learning disorders, questions for assessing college support when touring colleges; top assistive tech tools and--most importantly, how to ensure your student will be successful once they're in college.

    Refreshments will be served.

    RSVPs appreciated to Korina Martin, Director of Admissions at kmartin@learningprep.org.


  • 23 Aug 2019 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    As is common at the beginning of every school year, you will see some new faces around the school. Please join us in welcome the following new staff to our wonderful community!


    Amy Milligan, School Nurse

    Patrice McDonald, School Nurse

    Rajmattie Thakoordeen, Daycare Teacher

    Kristen Tomasetti, Daycare Teacher

    Mandy Nardone, Occupational Therapist

    Kevin Tierney, Math Teacher


    Welcome to LPS, we're so glad you're here!


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