Welcome from the PA

Dear Lab Parents, Welcome back to Lab to all returning families and a special welcome to our new families. Every Lab parent is a member of the Parents Association (PA), and we are fellow parents elected by you to serve on its Board. These are the primary goals of the PA Board:

  • Help parents feel more connected with the School and the Lab community
  • Support the teachers and faculty by organizing parent volunteers when needed and providing monetary grants for classroom innovation
  • Develop and sponsor programs that are relevant to our children’s education

We have many exciting events planned for 2015-2016 to enhance your Lab experience. New this year is our own website, built and maintained by parent volunteers. The new website should help streamline your ability to get event information and provide an easy way to sign up to volunteer for events that interest you.  We ask that every family give a few hours to build a strong and supportive community.

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 5.34.07 AMIf you ever wondered what the PA does or where your dues money goes, download this calendar listing many PA and volunteer-driven events. The calendar is not exhaustive, as individual Councils and the Board are always experimenting with new events; for example, new this year, the PA will be organizing group outings for Restaurant Week, Theater Week and children’s theater outings at a discounted group rate. Also, we have arranged for discounted babysitting for a maximum of one hour around parent/teacher conference times at ESH this year. More details on that will follow. If you have ideas for new events or additional things the PA can do to improve, please let us know. We are looking forward to serving you and sharing a fantastic year at Lab!  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.  Feel free to contact us directly or at parents@ucls.uchicago.edu. Safi Runesha, Co-President safimun@gmail.com Sari Weichbrodt, Co-President sariloren@gmail.com