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Procure and help Lakeside Lions ROAR!
Gather your friends, share your ideas, and procure or donate an item for our live or silent auctions. We're looking for gift certificates, wine, vacation spots, unique experiences, and more! Help us make THE BIG NIGHT, Nov. 21, 2015 the best night of the year. Contributing to ROAR 2015 is only a click away. Our procurement deadline is Oct. 30 so let's get the party started now! Want more information about the party of the year? Click here. Questions? Contact Robin Kellogg, Sylvia Ketcham, or Gwen McCaw for any help.

PA general membership meeting, Sept. 29
Please come to the Parents Association general membership meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 6:45-9 p.m. at Upper School McKay Chapel. (Please note the location change as of 1 p.m. Sept. 29.)  We are sorry for any inconvenience. All parents and guardians as members of the PA are invited, so come for any amount of time that fits your schedule! This meeting is an opportunity to hear from Lakeside administrators, mingle with other parents and guardians, as well as to learn about PA programs and events. Click here for the agenda. Two other general membership meetings are planned this year on Feb. 2 and May 3, 2016, from 8-10:30 a.m.

Spotlight on diversity and inclusion
Are you interested in meeting with other parents and guardians to learn more about issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion? The T.J. Vassar diversity and community committee is having its first general meeting Friday, Oct. 2, from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Parents Association office on the Upper School campus. Questions? Ask committee co-chairs Miranda C, Bridgette T, or Florence L (contact info in upcoming events). We hope you can join us!

What's new in Rummage?
Based on the 2014-2015 PA’s long-range planning initiative, we have made some changes to improve our Rummage experience. The Rummage Depot is now open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers, students, faculty, and staff may shop during open hours. Our public Rummage Sale will be one day only on Saturday, March 19, 2016. For more information, please read more…

Back-to-School Bash a smash!
What a great start to the year! Thanks to everyone who helped make the third annual Back-to-School Bash a success: the parents and guardians who volunteered in various roles; the PA class reps who hosted the grade-level potlucks; the maintenance crew and staff who stayed late to clean up; and all who attended. This event was organized by the PA's T.J. Vassar diversity and community committee in collaboration with the all-school diversity committee chair and Director of Equity and Instruction Christel McGuigan.

Thanks to the tailgate volunteers
Many thanks to all the parents, guardians, faculty, staff, and students who helped make last Friday's tailgate so enjoyable! We had wonderful weather, fantastic tailgate food, concessions, and a very winning football game. Working with the athletics department, the PA co-hosts tailgates, and these fun events for our students couldn't happen without our many volunteers. Thank you!

Tailgate Sept. 18: celebrating school spirit!
Food, fun, friends, and school spirit: a perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon! Come to the all-school tailgate party, Friday, Sept. 18, at 3:15 p.m. on the US quad. Pre-game festivities include a free bbq, music, and fun give-aways. Wear maroon and gold and watch the Lions varsity football team take on the Marysville Getchell Chargers on Parson's Field at 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to make our tailgate a success. Sign up here and pick a short shift to help with set-up, bag check, bbq, clean up, security, or as a greeter.

YOU are the Lakeside Parents Association
If you’d like to connect with other Lakeside parents and guardians and contribute to the life of the school, you're in luck! Please come to the first Parents Association (PA) general membership meeting on the evening of Sept. 29 from 7-9 p.m. in the Middle School Evans Theater. We will hear from school administrators, have a chance to meet other parents and guardians, and learn about PA programs and events. To find out more look on the PA webpage, and for PA volunteer opportunities, please click here and get involved!

First online logowear sale of the year
The online logowear store will be open Oct. 28 to Nov. 4. We offer a wide variety of sweatshirts, cool tee shirts, sporty hats, accessories, athletic bags, and more. Also, the logowear booth will be open during the Back-to-School Bash Sept. 11.  Students can charge logowear to their student account using their student ID. Cash and checks are also accepted. Logowear supports the many wonderful programs the PA funds throughout the year. Questions? Want to volunteer? Please contact Elizabeth Applegate, Stacie Durbin, or Julie Burgess-Dennis.

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*Non Parents Association-sponsored event
Professional development day (NWAIS); NO CLASSES*

Breakfast with US administrators*
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
RSVP to Lynelle Ehart
Location: Fireplace Room

Upper School dance*
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Wright Community Center

ROAR auction
Click here for more information on donating an item, volunteering, or registration.
Location: Fremont Studios, Seattle
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