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.
Here are some of the ways PALS help families connect and build friendships during the year:
Staff Appreciation Breakfasts
End-of-Year Staff Brunch
Parents Council of Washington
|Community Outreach (and Buddy Coordinator)||Stefanie Scott|
|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|