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Parent Community: PALS

When you first receive the diagnosis that your child has a learning difference, you may feel as if your world is spinning, knocking you off your feet. All your hopes and expectations for your child now seem to have questions marks following them; you may suddenly feel very alone.

But, at The Lab School, there’s an immediate language and a culture around this place that helps transform the whole family.

“I know Lab families say this, and it’s a cliché, but for us, Lab has truly been transformative — for our son and for our whole family. It’s been life-changing, really. We are a happy family again. ”
—    Lab School parent

It is a relief to move from feeling alone to feeling understood, and that is the one of the main goals of The Parents Association of The Lab School — PALS. PALS’ purpose is to foster cooperation and community spirit among parents, administration, faculty, staff, trustees, and students, to promote understanding among parents concerning the school’s objectives, and to enable parents to be of service to the school.

An Update from PALS (email to parents) on April 1, 2020

  • Staff Appreciation Breakfasts

  • End-of-Year Staff Brunch

  • Buddy Program

  • Parents Council of Washington

President  Katrina Holliday
Secretary Kim Michienzie
Community Outreach (and Buddy Coordinator)  Stefanie Scott
Communications Sarah Kuhn
Treasurer TBD
Appreciation Rachel Lerman
Parents Council of Washington Representative Shannon McNamara
Elementary Division Room Parent Chair  Jesus Soriano
Intermediate Division Room Parent Chair  Katrina Holliday
Junior High Division Chair Rebecca Chavez
High School Division Chairs  Lalie Tongour and Liz Blumenfeld
Book Fair Chair  Kathy Voglmayr
Chili Cook-Off  Chair Kelly Meyer
Spring Fair Chair  Regan Ruiz  (looking for co-chair)
End of Year Brunch Chair  Michelle Bernard

Upcoming PALS events:

May 17

Spring Fair




Foxhall Campus
PALS 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off


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Parents Association of The Lab School

PALS pulls off another successful Chili Cook-Off!

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