Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

Whether you are new to Lab or a returning family, it’s a privilege to welcome you to this amazing community. Every family enrolled at Lab is automatically a member of the Parents’Association. On your behalf, the Board of the parents’ Association (PA) and a host of incredible volunteers plan activities throughout the year to enrich and support your journey through Lab.

This website, for example, labparents.org, is entirely run by volunteers. Here you will find information on all PA activities and other items of interest to parents taking place on campus. For the most comprehensive listing of school events and to stay up-to-date on ways to get involved, we strongly encourage checking this site often, subscribing to the school calendar, and reading the biweekly school e-News faithfully. Many also find the Facebook Lab Mom and Dads group a useful tool.

Our Councils have been working through the summer on the mentor program, orientation events, and Parent Nights to keep you apprised of the many changes at Lab this year. The first weeks of school are filled with so much information, but we also know emails, handouts, and websites don’t answer every question. Plus they are no substitute for meeting your fellow parents. We hope you will reach out to your Council representatives or introduce yourself at one of the many kickoff events coming in the fall.

2016-17 promises to be a year of transition and new beginnings, and as such, there is no better time to get involved. Volunteering and participating in PA-organized discussions and town halls are natural access points to becoming more deeply connected to Lab and having a say in its future. Mark your calendars for our Annual Meeting on September 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Judd 126, where you will have a chance to meet Interim Director Beth Harris as well as other new school leadership, and hear the latest news on the Director search.

We also welcome your energy and unique talents in enriching the community surrounding your children. Find out how you can contribute at this year’s inaugural Volunteer Fair on Friday, September 9th at 10:00 am in the ESH Lobby, following the Room and Advisory Parent orientation meeting, or check out our current list of Volunteer Opportunities.

Above all, feel free to contact us or your Council representatives throughout the school year with questions, comments or suggestions.

Tina Louie and Audris Wong
2016-2017 Parents’ Association Co-Presidents