Parents' Association

Watch Angela Duckworth's November 11th talk on
"True Grit: Why Effort is As Important As Talent"
From the Parents' Association speaker series.


News & Announcements

  • PA Diversity Committee presents a panel discussion on "American Promise" and diversity within independent schools, March 11, 6:30 p.m., ESH »

    Posted February 17, 2014

    The PA Diversity Committee will host a discussion about the opportunities
    and challenges of diversity within an independent school environment with
    a focus on the experiences of children and families at the Lab Schools.
    The discussion will build upon American Promise, a documentary that
    chronicles the journeys of two African American boys over 13 years as they
    navigate The Dalton School, one of the most prestigious private schools in
    the country.

  • Nominations for 2014-2015 PA Board Positions »

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Nominations are being accepted Thursday February 27, through Friday, April 4, 2014. Click here to complete the form online or to print and submit a PDF version. Time commitments vary depending on the position, and unless otherwise noted, all positions are for two-year terms. See PA Jobs Descriptions for further explanations of the below listed PA Board positions and expected time commitments each entails. Please feel free to contact the current PA Co-Presidents Tracy Coe or Lynn Sasamoto with questions about the PA or the activities of the Board.

  • Spring PA Speaker series: Connecting Digital Kids to Nature, April 7, ESH, 7pm

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Join the PA and renowned innovator, entrepreneur, author, and educator Cheryl Charles, PhD for the next PA Speaker Series talk on April 7: "Wired to Wild: Connecting Digital Kids to Nature". Cofounder, with Richard Louv, of the Children & Nature Network, Dr. Charles is among those instrumental in developing the worldwide movement to reconnect children and nature, and her talk will focus specifically on building that connection--at school and at home--in a digital age.

  • Save the Evening of April 30th for Speaker Dr. Lynn Ponton

    Posted March 7, 2014

    The High School Council is pleased to host an evening with Dr. Lynn Ponton, on Wednesday evening, April 30th at 7:00 pm at Earl Shapiro Hall. Dr. Ponton is an adolescent psychiatrist and professor at the University of California at San Francisco who has written widely on the subject of teenagers and risk, including her book: "The Romance of Risk: Why Teenagers Do the Things They Do."

  • Learning @ Lab: Great minds don’t all think alike!

    Posted September 18, 2013

    ‘Learning @ Lab’ provides a forum for discussing issues of learning and development, and allows our community to share information and experiences regarding resources, techniques, and supports. School learning and counseling staff, teachers, and administrators join our meetings as their busy schedules permit. This year's meetings will be held from 8:45-10 a.m. on January 16 (ESH Room 310), February 13 (Booth Cafeteria), April 24 (ESH Room 310), and May 15 (Booth Cafeteria). To be added to the mailing list, please email Laura Lambert or Alejandra H. Lindquist.

Calling All Parents

Save these upcoming dates for opportunities to get involved with activities and conversations at Lab:

PA Calendar

Thu. 04/24

Learning @ Lab meeting

8:45 AM - 10:00 AMRoom 310, Earl Shapiro Hall
Fri. 04/25

Adoptive Parents Discussion Group

8:45 AMES 310
Wed. 04/30

Save the Date for High School speaker, Dr. Lynn Ponton speaking on teenagers and risk,

7:00 PMESH
Thu. 05/15

Learning @ Lab meeting

8:45 AM - 10:00 AMBooth Business School cafeteria
Wed. 05/21

Parent Book Discussion, Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters

9:00 PM - 10:15 PMESH 304