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Parents and Guardians

2015-2016: so many people to thank!
As the year draws to an end with a myriad of celebrations at Lakeside, and we happily launch the class of 2016, please take time to thank all of those around us. Working side by side with parents and guardians over the years, many of us have found new friendships, rock-solid advice, and heart-felt support. These connections are present in our entire community, not just the PGA. Families and students have found encouragement throughout the school, from the highly visible administrators and faculty, to staff working behind the scenes in family and administrative support, food service, and maintenance. Thank you all!

Annual Fund thank you
A great BIG thank you to the 736 parents and guardians who made their gift to the Annual Fund this year. This represents 88% of our parents and guardians! The participation number will continue to rise as more families make their donations before June 30. These donors support faculty salaries and professional training, athletics, arts, outdoor programs, and financial aid. All the students, faculty, and staff express their heartfelt gratitude for your joyful giving.

New book buyback process
The school recently announced changes to the book purchasing and buyback process. Book sales and buyback will now be handled by University Book Store instead of the PGA, and will be available year-round. Families can sell back books at any University Book Store location; in addition to the University District store, there are locations in Bellevue, Bothell, Mill Creek, and Tacoma. Click here for more information.

ROAR 2016 save the date
Join the party! The next Lakeside auction will be on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at the Fremont Studios in Seattle. ROAR 2016 is guaranteed to be a fabulous, inclusive, and festive evening celebrating our Lakeside community. Here is how you can get involved. We're looking for volunteers for procurement, set-up, registration, auction item photographer, graphic designer, and more. We are also pursuing corporate sponsorship opportunities. Do you know a company that would be interested in underwriting the auction? Corporate sponsorships are available from $500 to $10,000. Please contact Vonnie Breidenstein if interested in helping or want more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities. Thanks from your ROAR chairs: Sherie Bernardez, Anne Knight, Marianne Mowat, and Laura Selipsky.

Summer events and back-to-school dates
Parents and guardians can expect to receive an email in June from their PGA class representatives announcing summer picnics, Rummage summer sorting dates, volunteer opportunities, and key dates for back-to-school. The school is still in the process of finalizing its calendar for the 2016-2017 school year, but please mark your calendar for the Back-to-School Bash on Friday evening, Sept. 9. The Back-to-School Bash is an all-school potluck picnic that is a fun way to reconnect with old friends, interact with faculty, and meet new families.

Thank you families of graduating seniors
Many parents and guardians who have been longstanding PGA volunteers and Lakeside community members will be attending the graduation of their Lakeside student in two weeks. Our PGA President Wendy Ruppel has volunteered with the PGA for nearly a decade. She and other members of the PGA will watch the last of their Lakeside students walk the Prom Red Carpet on Red Square this weekend. If you get a chance, please take a moment to thank Wendy and the many other parents and guardians of graduating seniors who have stepped up to volunteer for Lakeside in myriad ways over the years. You will all be missed.

Thank you from APPLE
To all of the parents and guardians who participated in the APPLE (Appreciative Parent Program to Laud Educators) farewell event for faculty and staff on May 26, thank you! We are grateful for your donations of food and time spent setting up, cleaning up, and spreading the word. The event was a great way for our wonderful faculty and staff to kick off the summer. The next APPLE event will take place on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016.

Visit Rummage in the summer
Did you know donations keep arriving in the summer? Did you know you can donate to Rummage in the summer? Remember, there are items we cannot accept – and it costs us to dispose of them. And we are working to make Rummage special with the best donations. Come by Rummage this summer on a Wednesday or Thursday that fits your schedule (dates are coming soon). Meet new parents and guardians, as well as old friends - you can even bring the kids to help. We look forward to a visit to help keep Rummage rolling. Find out how, where, when, and more by clicking here.

APPLE farewell event needs you!
APPLE (Appreciative Parent Program to Laud Educators) needs your help with its upcoming farewell event. Please show your appreciation for our wonderful faculty and staff by helping out with the annual APPLE farewell event on Thursday, May 26. Please click here to register to bring an appetizer, dessert, or to help with set-up or clean-up. For ideas of what to bring, click here.
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*Non Parents Association-sponsored event
SAVE THE DATE! ROAR auction, dinner, and party
Questions? Please contact ROAR Co-Chairs: Laura S.Marianne M.Sherie B., or Anne K.
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