Henry W. Lawton School Elementary

Ms. Arnetta Imes

6101 Jackson Street
Philadelphia PA 19135
Phone: 215-335-5659

Henry W. Lawton School

Message from the Principal

 Welcome to the Henry W. Lawton Elementary School website!

From Ms Imes:

Hello Lawton Families!

I would like welcome back all Lawton students and their parents. I look forward to meeting and working with you this year. Please remember to read the monthly school calendar for information on events, 1/2 days and school closings.

School Year 2014-2015

December Info:

December 3rd, 4th, and 5th school will dismiss at 12:09 for Report Card Conferences. Teachers should have sent home appointment times so please check with your chid if you have not seen a conference slip yet.
During all conference times, we will be selling gym uniforms and basket raffle tickets in the lobby. If you need to purchase gym clothing Mr Jeff will have items on sale for you to buy and take with you. This will be the 3rd year for our basket raffle and it is a huge fundraiser for our school. Please think about taking a chance to help us buy needed school supplies. Just 50¢ a chance or 3 for $1. There will also have a table of free resources to be used at home with your child.
December 10th will be a 12:09 dismissal day. 
December 12th is the last day for Student Transfer Process. Online system closes at 5pm. 
Our Winter Concert for parents will take place on December 17th at 9am in the cafetorium.

Click here for a copy of the December calendar.
If you would like to receive email reminders, please email Ms McCaw @rmccaw@philasd.org to be added to Lawton's list. 

November Info 

Cherrydale order pickup has been changed to Friday, Nov 14th. 

Welcome Ms Santiago our new 5th Grade teacher. We now have four 5th grade classes.

School will be closed for students on Monday, November 3rd & Tuesday, November 4th.

Parents needing assistance with the transfer process can come to school on Monday, November 3rd from 9am to 11 am to work with Ms Pitt on the application.  

School will be closed again on Tuesday, November 11th for Veteran's Day.

School will be dismissed at 12:09 on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

The 1st Grade Feast will be held on Wednesday, November 26th.

School will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 27th & 28th. 

FAST Program is held on Thursdays in the cafetorium. 


Home & School meeting will be held on Friday, Oct 24th at 10am in Rm 212. All are welcome to attend. 

School Assemblies


  • Safe Touch Friday, Nov 7th.
  • Walnut Street Theater visits Friday, Nov 21st. 

Safety of Our Students is a Priority

Smoking is not permitted anywhere on school grounds. Many children are allergic or afraid of dogs as well as other animals. Please do not bring any animals into the school yard.

Also bicycles, skooters, and skateboards are a danger with some many children dismissing at one time. Please refrain from bring these items when picking up your child from school. 

Photo ID Required-Please be sure that you have a photo ID available whenever you pick up your child from school.You will be asked to show it at early dismissal, late pick up, or if a Kindergarten teacher is absent.

Parent Survey We would like to know what you are thinking. If you did not get a chance to fill out the parent survey during report card conferences, please take a moment to fill it out and send it in. Click here


Snowy Weather

In the event of an emergency school closing, please tune to your local news, visit the School District's website at www.philasd.org or call the District's Parent Hotline at 215-400-INFO(4636). Bus Information here

Box Tops for Education

Thank you for saving your Box Tops and Labels!

Keep them coming. We are on our way to teaching our goal.

Box Tops for Educations 

and Labels for Education.  

Please clip, save, and bring to school the box top coupon or the UPC code/beverage cap for the Labels for Education products.  Each classroom has a collection bag.

If you shop at Acme, ShopRite, Genuardi's, or Food Lion you can register your for Store Bonus Reward card on the eLabels  website eLabelsForEducation.com. and any product points will be automatically added to Lawton's account whenever you swipe your card.




Points of Pride

  • Eagles Book Mobile and Eagles Storybook Man visited Lawton School to share his love of reading with our students.
  • Maryem Bouatlaoui won Best Emblem in the National Constituting Contest 2013.
  • 1st Place 5th Grade Team--Philadelphia Reading Olympics in 2013.
  • Classrooms have interactive white board.
  • Lawton School added 23 classrooms in a beautiful state of the art addition in September 2008.
  • The addition included a Science lab, Art lab, and Computer lab.
  • Our Office entrance showcases our school's history via our 100th Anniversary Mural created in partnership with Network Arts Program.
  • We have enjoyed visits from artists, dancers, and Jazz musicians through our participation in Arts in Education.


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