An Independent School • Grades 5-12

Parents and Guardians Association

Posted Dec. 9, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Lakeside centennial school yearl!
Get all the important news in the December Pawprint resource guide. It was emailed on Dec. 9. The next Pawprint will be emailed on Jan. 7, 2020.
RSVP for grade-level potlucks by Jan. 10. Click HERE for Middle School grades, and HERE for Upper School grades. Thank you to the kind parents and guardians for hosting these potlucks.
ROAR Centennial Celebration dinner and auction, Nov. 23
Thank you to our community for supporting ROAR! We'd like to thank our wonderful volunteer team. Click here for the complete list. (We apologize if anyone is inadvertently omitted. Please contact Lakeside PGA to correct.)
Volunteer opportunities
Current openings are US open house, grade-level coordinators, Winter tailgate (Dec. 13), and APPLE Winterfest (Dec. 18). Click on the Get Involved button to sign up or learn more.
PGA information and audio recordings

Click on the items to view budget for 2019-2020, PGA allocations to Lakeside School, and board roster for 2019-2020. Click here for general membership meeting materials and audio recordings of the Sept. Welcome Coffees. (This is a public dropbox folder. No log in required to view.)

Pawprint (PGA newsletters)

All-school issue - Dec. 9, 2019

June 14, 2019 class letters













Parents and Guardians Association mission

The Parents and Guardians Association (PGA) is made up of all parents and guardians of current Lakeside students. The mission of the PGA is to support Lakeside School by building community, facilitating communications, and fundraising. Last year the PGA raised over $600,000 through its fundraising activities (ROAR auction, Rummage, and logowear). These funds primarily benefit students, faculty and staff, and also support significant community-building efforts undertaken by the PGA in the form of over 100 activities and events each year!

There are a wide variety of programs and activities to help all parents and guardians feel welcomed, informed, involved, and connected. For parents and guardians who want to become involved in the PGA and the school community, connect with other parents and guardians, lend time and talent, and have some fun, there are PGA activities and jobs of all sizes and types to fit different interests and schedules. One can learn about events and volunteer opportunities through class reps, the Lakeside PGA webpage (, at class picnics, at the PGA welcome coffees, and through the electronic newsletter Pawprint.

Resources and audio recordings

Audio recordings and general membership materials: Click here to access a public dropbox folder (no log in needed) that has audio recordings of our September Welcome coffees and general membership meetings. Other items include agendas and minutes of our general membership meetings.

PGA office and staff: The PGA office is located at 14201 4th Avenue NE in the northeast corner of the Upper School campus in a white house and is open to all (7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) The Rummage Depot is on the lower level of this building.  The PGA’s program specialist Lani Carpenter can be reached at 206-440-2796 or

Parents and guardians webpage: This page has important information for Lakeside parents and guardians including links to the PGA page, family information and billing, the Lakeside calendar, Family Handbook, school forms, etc.

Pawprint: This is the PGA’s email newsletter. The issues provides grade-level, divisional, and all-school news. It is our primary resource guide throughout the school year.

PGA class representatives: These are parents and guardians from each grade who have volunteered to coordinate communications, social events and Rummage operations for each class. They help keep parents and guardians in the grade informed of PGA events and volunteer opportunities, and they serve as a resource to parents and guardians.

PGA class coordinators: These parents and guardians volunteer to coordinate specific activities in each grade. These volunteer jobs vary slightly for each grade, but all grades will have coordinators for potlucks and peer groups. Click here for more information on PGA programs and events.

PGA board: This group includes over 90 parents and guardians who are elected or appointed to leadership positions as class representatives or committee chairs each year. These volunteers manage the more than 20 programs or committees sponsored by the PGA. Click here for job descriptions.

PGA general membership meetings: These meetings, which are typically held three times per year, are open to all parents and guardians, and are a great forum to learn about happenings at Lakeside. Agendas feature school administrators as well as PGA updates.