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Lakeside Upper School 14050 1st Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98125-3099

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GradGram submissions due May 21
Only a few days left to submit GradGrams for the class of 2015. GradGrams are notes of congratulations that anyone can write for graduating seniors. Coordinated by the Lakeside PA, GradGrams are compiled, printed, and bound into a personalized booklet for each graduate to treasure. The booklets are given to the graduating seniors at the reception following baccalaureate. The deadline to submit GradGrams is Thursday, May 21. Click here to learn more and to make submissions. Submissions are free!

PA team for 2015-2016
At the May 5 PA meeting, the proposed PA board roster for 2015-16 presented by the nominations committee was approved. Click here for the roster. Thanks to all who participated in the nominations process in one way or another: filling out the nominations survey, considering invitations to serve, and saying "yes" to serving! The nominations committee did its very best to balance the goal of keeping some on the board for continuity's sake with the goal of bringing in new people. Please don't forget that, beyond these 100 or so board roles, there are a myriad of other volunteer opportunities in our PA (e.g., grade-level coordinator roles for APPLE, potlucks, peer groups, Logowear; on the ROAR committee, on the Rummage team, etc.). Best wishes to all who will serve the PA in 2015-16!

PA general membership meeting recap
The final Parents Association general membership meeting of the year was held on Tuesday, May 5, and was full of interesting information from school administrators and the 2014-15 PA leadership team. Draft minutes of this meeting are here, and minutes from prior meetings are available here. If you weren't able to attend the meeting, we hope these minutes help you feel more informed about the happenings with the school and PA community.

Rummage review update
The Rummage review team is completing its final data gathering this week by holding three focus groups. The team will meet to consider all input, including the post-sale survey data and focus group feeback, and will develop a set of recommendations on the future direction of the Rummage program. Recommendations will go to the PA executive committee hopefully by the end of this academic year, but no later than November 1. Please click here for a few statistics that answer commonly-asked questions.

Arts Fest at the Upper School May 27
All are invited to partake of the visual and aural feast that is the US Spring Arts Fest! The program begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27 in McKay Chapel and Pigott Arts Center, where you can view the “galleries” bursting with art of the sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting, and photography students. A light supper buffet, sponsored by the Parents Association, will be available in the chapel and the photography studio. The performance program, featuring the orchestra, jazz band, and drama students, will be presented from 7:45-9 p.m. in St. Nick's Theater. Please come celebrate the art of our Upper School students!

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*Non Parents Association-sponsored event
Memorial Day: Lakeside closed*

US Arts Fest* and reception
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: St. Nicholas Auditorium; Pigott Family Arts Center; McKay Chapel

APPLE farewell reception
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Register here if you would like to help by providing a food item or volunteering for the event.
Location: McKay Chapel

All-school Rummage sorting
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Rummage Depot

MS used book buyback
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
For information, instructions, book lists, and forms click here.
Location: Outside MS dining room
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