Welcome to the Lower School! If you’re wondering how to feel more connected to Lab and get involved, following is an overview of upcoming events, and opportunities for involvement. We, the Lower School Parents’ Association representatives (LS Council) look forward to seeing many of you in the halls of Blaine. We hope you and your lower schooler have a terrific year!
Thursday, August 30 New Families Orientation 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., Blaine S201 New-to-Lab 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.
Third Grade Scavenger Hunt 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.
Lower School Lunch 12 p.m., CafeLab All new and returning Lower School families are invited to join us for lunch in CafeLab and courtyard areas (bring your own lunch). LS Council members will be on hand to answer questions.
Tuesday, September 4 First Day of School Bagels and Coffee 8 a.m. Blaine Lobby Enjoy bagels and coffee, sponsored by the Parents’ Association.
Thursday, September 6 Room Parent Meeting and Volunteer Fair 8–10 a.m., ESH Lobby From 8-9 a.m., discover and sign up for any of several volunteer opportunities for the year. Immediately following will be an information session for room parents.
Wednesday, September 12 Lower School Back-to-School Night 5:15 p.m. Gordon Park Arts Hall Lobby (Refreshments) 6 p.m. Gordon Park Arts Hall Auditorium (Program begins) Beginning at 5:15, reconnect with other Lower School parents over hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, sponsored by the Parents’ Association. Presentations led by Lower School Principal Sylvie Anglin will begin promptly at 6 p.m. At the end of the evening, desserts will be provided in the Blaine Lobby.
Friday, September 21 Third Grade and New Parent Coffee with Lower School Principal Sylvie Anglin 8:45 a.m., Blaine S201 Parents new to Lab and all third grade parents will have an opportunity to ask questions, meet other parents, and learn more about the Lower School.
Monday, September 24 General Parents Association Meeting: Welcome to the Year 7 – 8:30 p.m., Judd C116 All parents are invited to join us for the first Parents’ Association meeting of the school year! New members of the administration will be introduced and key members of the administration will share their plans and ideas for the new academic year.
Friday, September 28 Lower School Principal Chat 8:45 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.
Tuesday, October 23 Lower School Principal Chat 8:45 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.
October 22-26, 2018 Bookswap Judd C116 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.
December 2018 Holiday Book Fair Stay tuned for more information on this returning PA event.
May 18, 2019 Rites of May Join other Lab families for this annual tradition celebrating spring at Lab!