Welcome to the Lower School

We hope you and your Lower Schooler have a terrific year. If you’re wondering how to feel more connected to Lab and get involved, below we have put together an overview of upcoming events and opportunities for involvement. If you have questions about the activities of the Parents’ Association, or about other ways to get involved at Lab, please be in touch with one of us or continue to visit the PA website. We look forward to seeing many of you in the halls of Blaine, and wish you and your children a great year! 

 Your Lower School Council, 

Vanessa Copans,  vcopans@gmail.com 

Melissa McMahill,  melissa_mcmahill@me.com  

Abundio Rodriguez,  72whitesox@gmail.com 

Andee Stacy,  andee60611@yahoo.com

 

New Parent Orientation

August 31, 2017 

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.  (Blaine S201) 

New families are invited to join LS Council members for an information session covering Lower School logistics and Lab in general. New students will enjoy a special orientation and activity with our Lower School counselors.  More information to follow. 

 

Third Grade Scavenger Hunt 

August 31, 2017 

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  (Blaine Hall)  

The Lower School welcomes all 3rd grade families to tour Blaine Hall – find your classroom, meet teachers and socialize with fellow classmates.   LS Council members will be on hand in the Blaine Lobby to answer any questions you may have about the Lower School.  More details to follow.  

 

Lower School Lunch 

August 31, 2017 

12 p.m.  CafeLab 

Join new and returning Lower School families for lunch in CafeLab (bring your own lunch).  LS Council members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. 

 

First Day of School Bagels and Coffee 

September 5, 2017  

8 a.m.  Blaine Lobby 

Enjoy bagels and coffee, sponsored by the Parents’ Association 

 

Room Parent Meeting and Volunteer Fair

September 8, 2017 

8 – 9 a.m. Volunteer Fair, ESH Courtyard

Discover several volunteer opportunities for the year. 

9 – 10 a.m , Room Parent Meeting, ESH Lobby  

An informative session for room parents. 

 

Lower School Parent Night 

September 14, 2017  

5:30 p.m. Gordan Park Arts Hall 

Heavy appetizers and refreshments sponsored by the Parents’ Association 

6 p.m.  Presentations begin 

 

Third Grade and New Parent Coffee with Lower School Principal Sylvie Anglin 

September 20, 2017  

8:30 a.m.  Blaine S201 

Parents new to Lab and all third grade parents have an opportunity to ask questions, meet other parents, and learn more about the Lower School 

 

PA Annual Meeting 

September 25, 2017  

7 – 8:30 p.m.  Judd 126  

Join us for the first Parents’ Association meeting of the school year!   Key members of the Administration will share their plans and ideas for the new academic year.   

 

Principal Chat  

September 28, 2017      

8:30 a.m. Blaine S201 

Lower School Principal Sylvie Anglin will highlight current events and topics and answer parent questions.   All Lower School parents are invited to attend.  

 

PA Speaker 

October 10, 2017     

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Judd 126 (Historic Campus) 

All parents are invited to hear Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World 

 

Principal Chat  

October 27, 2017      

8:30 a.m. Blaine S201 

Lower School Principal Sylvie Anglin will highlight current events and topics and answer parent questions.    

 

PA Board Meeting  

October 30, 2017   

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Judd 126 (Historic Campus) 

Business meeting of the Parents’ Association Board 

 

Bookswap 

November 13 – 17, 2017 

Judd 126  (Historic Campus) 

Join fellow parents in a beloved Lab tradition.  Students from grades N3 through Middle School donate gently used books that are sorted by parent volunteers.  More info to follow.  

 

PA Board Meeting  

November 27, 2017   

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Judd 126 (Historic Campus) 

Business meeting of the Parents’ Association Board 

 

Principal Chat  

December 1, 2017      

8:30 a.m. Blaine S201 

Lower School Principal Sylvie Anglin will highlight current events and topics and answer parent questions.   

 

Holiday Book Fair 

December 2017 

Stay tuned for more information on this returning PA event! 

 

PA Board Meeting  

January 8, 2018   

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Judd 126 (Historic Campus) 

Business meeting of the Parents’ Association Board 

 

PA Board Meeting  

February 5, 2018   

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Judd 126 (Historic Campus) 

Business meeting of the Parents’ Association Board 

 

PA General Meeting  

March 5, 2017   

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Judd 126 (Historic Campus) 

General meeting to discuss priorities for 2018-2019.  All parents, particularly those interested in running for the Board, are encouraged to attend. 

 

PA Board Meeting  

April 9, 2018   

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Judd 126 (Historic Campus) 

Business meeting of the Parents’ Association Board 

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PA Board Meeting  

May 7, 2018  

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Judd 126 (Historic Campus) 

Business meeting of the Parents’ Association Board 

 

Rites of May  

May 19 

All day 

Annual family event.  More information to follow. 

 

General Meeting:  End of the year Wrap-Up 

June 4, 2018   

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Judd 126 (Historic Campus) 

All parents are invited to learn more about the School’s plans for next year.