An Independent School • Grades 5-12

Parents and Guardians Association

Posted Jan. 19, 2017

Building next year's team for the 2017-2018 school year

In the first quarter of the calendar year, the PGA nominations committee identifies and recruits volunteers to make up next year’s PGA board -- a group of dedicated parents and guardians who wish to make a difference in the life of our students and the school. The members of the 2016-17 nominations committee are:

  • Mike Cero, Nominations chair (10th-grade)
  • Amy Carter (6th-grade)
  • Bridgette Taylor, VP of equity and inclusion (5th and 8th-grade)
  • Hwa Park (7th and 9th-grade)
  • Jharna Jain (7th and 9th-grade)
  • Lora Mason (11th-grade)
  • Nan Robertson, President (8th and 11th-grade)
  • Neal Black (6th and 8th-grade)
  • Rosalie Gann, VP of volunteer engagement (10th-grade)
  • Susan Takemoto (6th and 11th-grade)

  • These parent and guardians will fill the slate of nearly 100 PGA volunteer positions for the 2017-18 school year.

    The nominations committee strives to fill the PGA leadership with a diverse group of volunteers that represent the Lakeside community. Please help the process by filling out a short survey, or by clicking the “get involved” button above. Don’t worry; this survey does not commit you to anything. It helps the committee identify your areas of interest, and it also allows you to recommend others for certain positions. After filling out the survey, someone from the nominations committee will follow up with you.

    Given the variety of PGA positions, there is literally something for every talent, style, and time commitment. Please contact one of the committee members if you have questions, or wish to further explain your interest. Click here for an overview of all PGA board positions, or click here to learn more about PGA programs and events. Please email Lakeside PGA to request a copy of any PGA job description.

    The PGA board slate for 2017-18 will be presented for approval at the PGA general membership meeting on May 2, 2017.

    Thank you,

    Nan Robertson

    PGA President, 2016-17

    Pawprint (PGA newsletters)

    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 bi-weekly Pawprint.

    Parents and Guardians Resources

    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 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) The Rummage Depot is on the lower level of this building. The PGA’s Volunteer Coordinator Vonnie Breidenstein can be reached at 206-440-2740 or The PGA’s Administrative Assistant 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 bi-weekly email newsletter. The issues will alternate between grade-level news and all-school news during 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 APPLE, potlucks, and peer groups. Click here for more information on PGA programs and events.

    PGA board: This group includes over 100 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 30 programs or committees sponsored by the PGA.

    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.

    PGA Calendar


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