An Independent School • Grades 5-12

Parents and Guardians Association

Posted August 13, 2019

Get ready to go back to school!
Get all the important news in the August Pawprint. It was emailed on Aug. 12. 
Mark your calendar: All-School Picnic and Centennial Celebration
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m., US quad
What to bring, to serve 12. If your student's last name begins with:    
A–G, Z: main dish
H–P: fruit and drinks 
Q–Y: salad or side dish
Birthday cake will be provided!

Click here for more information or the map of grade-level tents. We need a handful of volunteers to help with easy tasks. Click here to help.

Volunteer opportunities and PGA info for 2019-2020 school year
Current openings are grade-level coordinators, All-School Picnic (Sept. 3), and ROAR dinner and auction. Click on the Get Involved button to sign up or learn more.
Click on the items to view budget for 2019-2020, PGA allocations to Lakeside School, and board roster for 2019-2020.
Summer Rummage Depot closure
The Depot is closed Friday, June 28, reopening Monday, Aug. 26. We are not accepting any donations during the closure.

Pawprint (PGA newsletters)

All-school issue - Aug. 12, 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.

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 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 80 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.