Welcome back to all returning families and a warm welcome to all new families to our community! Our names are Manali Barua, Tiffany Flowers, Christie Tate, Jelani Frazie and Amelia Klein. Together, we form the Earl Shapiro Hall (ESH) Council of the Parents’ Association Board and we are delighted to welcome you to ESH this school year. We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful summer. The beginning of the school year always brings much excitement, numerous activities, and opportunities for connection and volunteerism, and this year is no different.
Over the summer, the Parents’ Association (PA) has been busy planning various events, speakers, and school programs for the upcoming academic year. For details, please see the ESH calendar. We hope you can join us for these events, all of which will be announced on ENews and the PA website. In the meantime, please mark your calendars for the year’s first PA event:
ESH School Orientation
Thursday August 31, 2017
1 – 3 pm, ESH Lobby
This event is open to all parents (new and returning). It is an open house, and an ideal opportunity to meet other families, staff, and ESH Council members. Parents can ask questions about school logistics ranging from Extended Day policies/programs and the nurse’s office, to car line procedures and lunchbox ideas for your children. Parents can also obtain their ID cards to enter the school building. Coffee, bagels, and muffins will be served (including gluten free options).
As a parent at Lab, you are already a member of our Parents’ Association (PA). However, there are other ways you can get involved in the life of the school – for example, you can volunteer to be a room parent, run for a position on the PA council, or help out at an upcoming school event, for example. We also invite you to join us for a formal introduction to volunteer opportunities at Lab.
Friday September 8, 2017
8- 9 am, ESH Lobby
Your ESH Council members are elected representatives of the parent body at Lab. We are available to answer your questions, concerns, and comments, or assist you at any time during the school year. It is a privilege to be your advocates, and we are committed to making school life as enjoyable as possible for our parent community.
Here’s to a wonderful school year!
Your 2017- 2018 ESH Council