April 30, 2013

Ray Lawson Public School celebrates official opening

Ray Lawson Public School, Peel District School Board’s newest balanced calendar school, will celebrate its official opening with students, staff and parents at an evening ceremony on May 1. The event will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and will include student performances and a presentation from Ray Lawson’s granddaughter.

"Staff and students are excited about our grand opening assembly," says Cathy Standring, principal of Ray Lawson. “This is a community celebration and we look forward to showcasing our amazing 21st century school.”

Ray Lawson Public School gets its name from the street that the school was built on, which was named after the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Well known for his philanthropy, Lawson established the Lawson Foundation in 1956, which has served the people of Ontario ever since. Ray Lawson Public School models its philosophy after Lawson himself—being dedicated to learning, leadership, service and good.

The balanced calendar school year features the same 188 days and curriculum as regular schools, but almost half of the two-month summer vacation time on the traditional school calendar is spread throughout the year. Ray Lawson Public School opened its doors in July 2012 with students from kindergarten to grade 5. It is located at 725 Ray Lawson Blvd. in Brampton.

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Media contact: Cathy Standring, Principal, Ray Lawson Public School 905-451-3819, or
[email protected]

Reference: Scott LaMantia, School Communications Specialist, 905-890-1010, ext. 2098, or [email protected]

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