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!

      Please remember to read the monthly school calendar for information on events, 1/2 days and school closings. If a 2 hour delay is announced due to inclement weather, children should report to school by 10:30am.


School Year 2014-2015

March Info:

Kindergarten Registration for next September is currently taking place, please come by the office to pick up your registration packet.


Lawton will hold a Kindergarten Open House on Wednesday, March 4th from 9-11am so parents and students can come see the kindergarten classrooms. Another Open House will be held in May which will give detailed information about kindergarten. Here are 2 different flyers about registration. Registration Info in EnglishRegistration Info en espanol. Open House flyer English. Open House flyer en espanol.


The School District is having a Family Literacy Night at 440 N. Broad Street on Wednesday, March 18th. The flyer is here in English and in Spanish.  


Lawton will host a Literacy at Home workshop on Wednesday, March 25th at 3:15pm in the cafetorium. It will provide parents with ways to help their children with reading and writing at home. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 


Snacks are sold every Tuesday. Snacks cost 50¢ and money goes toward needed school supplies and incentives.

Wednesday, March 18th will be a 12:09 dismissal.

Gertrude Hawk candy sale pick up will be March 23rd.

Home & School will hold their monthly meeting on Friday, March 27th at 10am in Rm 212.

If you would like to receive email reminders, please email Ms McCaw @rmccaw@philasd.org to be added to Lawton's list. 

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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