Welcome from PA Co-Presidents Barb Kern and Lauren Polite

As the incoming Co-Presidents of the Parents’ Association, and on behalf of the Parents’ Association Board, we welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year!The PA is excited for the year ahead. There are many wonderful events and activities planned throughout the school year by the PA and dedicated parent volunteers, with opportunities to get to know fellow Lab families, learn from teachers and invited speakers, see the talented work of students and build our amazing community.

We encourage you to volunteer! It is the dedication of parents that makes the PA successful and helps to enrich the Lab Schools and the experiences of our children.  Please take a look at our current list of Volunteer Opportunities or reach out to us. Whether you can dedicate just a few hours this school year or a few hours each week this school year, we welcome your participation and appreciate your help. Please consider attending the Volunteer Fair on September 6, 8-9 a.m. to learn more about the range of volunteer opportunities.                                                                         

Throughout the school year, the PA will be communicating with you in a variety of different ways. In addition to E-News and the Lab Schools’ website, please be sure to bookmark the PA website: labparents.orgIt is filled with important event information, including our speaker series, as well as opportunities to connect with PA Board members, parent volunteers and families.  There are four PA Councils that works directly with their respective Principals on events throughout the year.  We encourage you to get to know the council members for your children’s Division.  Below are links to each Council’s welcome letter.

ESH Council (Nursery/Kindergarten and Primary School)

Lower School Council

Middle School Council

High School Council

Whether you are a returning family or new to Lab, the start of school is hectic, busy and exciting! There are many activities and orientations planned which will help you prepare for the year ahead and give you opportunities to meet and connect with other families. We invite you to join us for the first PA meeting of the year on Monday, September 24, 7-8:30 p.m, Judd C116. Please join fellow Lab parents as we come together for a meet and greet and discussion of important topics, including new security enhancements.

Finally, you can find a list of all of the PA Board Members and a description of what the PA does, on the labparent.org website.  We encourage you to reach out to us with any suggestions, comments or questions or even if just to say hello.  The Lab PA represents families and parents at Lab Schools – we are your PA! We look forward to meeting you.


Barbara Kern and Lauren Polite                                                                                                                                                                           Parents’ Association Co-Presidents 2018-2019