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Parents and Guardians

Book buyback a win for everyone
Remind your student to take advantage of the book buyback program during finals. When a qualifying used book is repurchased in the fall, the original owner's account is credited up to 80% of the original purchase price, depending on condition. Plus, 20% of the buyback proceeds are contributed to the Parents Association which are then allocated to educational programs, supporting all Lakeside students. Which books qualify? When and where do you hand them in? Click here to find out!

Join us for a summer book read
The Parents Association T.J. Vassar Diversity & Community Committee is planning a family book read. Home of the Brave by Katherine A. Applegate is a beautifully written, free-verse account of a young boy’s immigrant experience. Stay tuned for opportunities to gather and discuss the book during the year. And, we look forward to seeing you at the Back-to-School Bash (Sept. 5, mark your calendars now!), where we will kick off the year with an event that brings us all together--parents and guardians, students, faculty, and staff. Copies of the book will be made available in the PA office in the fall. Over the summer we encourage parents and guardians to find a copy at their local library or bookstore. 

APPLE thank you
The APPLE co-chairs would like to give a shout-out to all of you who brought food and/or helped with setup and cleanup for the APPLE farewell event this week. These events, so appreciated by our terrific faculty and staff, simply could not happen without you. And since this is the last PAWPRINT of the year, please accept our deepest thanks for all the work you've done for all APPLE events this year! Please note that if you sent food in on platters, those are in the PA office and should be collected by the end of the school year.

And the Harry Swetnam award goes to...
Sally Mingarelli! Like the FOLA award's namesake, Ms. Mingarelli has been a tireless motivator and compassionate mentor for Lakeside athletes. As the head coach of Lakeside's swimming and diving program since 2011, her teams have won two state titles and three coed Metro titles. Her positive attitude has influenced scores of athletes to become better competitors and teammates. Ms. Mingarelli has also been influential as a fantastic chemistry teacher. Thank you, Sally, for your many contributions to Lakeside.

Rummage dates to remember
Save the dates! Our next sale will be on March 28 and March 29, 2015. Thank you in advance for thinking of the Depot when you clean out those garages and basements! Also, join us this summer on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for sorting and socializing. Your class reps will contact you to let you know which dates they will be there, but please stop by anytime. Kids are welcome! We will also be open on three Saturdays: June 28, July 19, and August 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., hosted by Corey Thomas. See you soon!

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