ESH Council Welcome Letter

Welcome back to all returning families, and a warm welcome to the new families!

We hope you have all been enjoying a wonderful summer.  Our names are Meggan Friedman, Lauren Levine, Matina Marks, Shara Kamal, Samantha Morales, and Karin Prangley; we make up the Earl Shapiro Hall Council of the Parents’ Association Board. On behalf of the Parents’ Association, we want to thank you for the contributions you and your children make to our school community.

We are excited for all that the new school year brings, and have set some ambitious goals for ourselves, with the most important being building on the amazing community each of our ESH families creates.

With your help, we know we can do even more to integrate all of our families into the Lab community at large, ensure the ESH voice is represented campus-wide, and create a supportive, welcoming community for you and your child(ren).

We are committed to being a resource throughout the year, so please feel free to contact any of the Council members with any questions.  We will do our best to find the answers.  

Over the summer, the PA has been busy planning various events, speakers, and school programs that will take place throughout the upcoming academic year.  We hope you will join us for these events – all of which will be announced on E-News and can be found on the PA website:

Of course, none of this would be possible without volunteer support! Thank you to those of you who have already stepped up – and to those of you who have yet to volunteer – no matter where you live, or how much time you have to give, there is a volunteer opportunity that fits your needs.

Please join us for a Volunteer Fair on September 5, 2019 at 8 a.m. in the ESH Lobby to learn about several of the opportunities that exist. If you can’t make it, or have other ideas, feel free to reach out to inquire about opportunities throughout the year.

We also wanted to highlight some of the events planned for late August and early September.  For all events, check your email and the PA website or Lab e-News for more details. We look forward to seeing you!

  • ESH NEW PARENT ORIENTATION: Thursday, August 29, from 1-2:30 p.m. in ESH Lobby (for parents new to Lab School)
  • BACK TO SCHOOL BAGELS & COFFEE: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, September 3-5, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. in ESH Lobby
  • VOLUNTEER FAIR:  Thursday, September 5, from 8-10 a.m. in ESH Lobby
  • ROOM PARENT ORIENTATION: Thursday, September 5, from 9-10 a.m. in ESH Lobby.  
  • NEIGHBORHOOD AND HISTORIC CAMPUS TOURS: Stay tuned for information about tours of the neighborhood and Historic Campus during the abbreviated schedule for the first week of school.

We look forward to getting to know new families and reconnecting with returning families.

Your 2019-2020 ESH Council,

Meggan Friedman (

Shara Kamal (

Lauren Levine (

Matina Marks (

Samantha Morales (

Carol Park (