Family Class Barbeques
These are afternoon parties with activities and/or student entertainment held in local parks or on campus, weather permitting.
- Freshman Family BBQ | Sat, Sep 14, 2019 |
- Sophomore & Junior Combined Family BBQ | Sat, Oct 19, 2019 |
- Senior Family BBQ—Cancelled due to low interest
These are evening socials in the Ann Maisel Café on the LWHS campus, with drinks and buffet dinner, providing parents and guardians the opportunity to connect with other parents in the same class.
- Frosh Parent Reception
- Tue, Sep 24, 2019 | 5:30pm
- Thur, Mar 12, 2020 | 5:30–7:30pm
- Sophomore Parent Reception
- Tue, Oct 1, 2019 | 5:30pm
- Fri, Nov 22, 2019 | 6pm
- Fri, Apr 24, 2020 | 6pm
- Junior Parent Reception
- Senior and 13th Year (Class of ’18) Reception
Community and Parent Engagement
Admissions Open House—Tour Docents Committee
Guide visitors through the school, answering questions about LWHS. No experience needed—just bring your enthusiasm and a friendly smile!
Admissions Open House—Hospitality Committee
Volunteers are needed for shopping, preparing food, setting up, cleaning up, meeting and greeting prospective students and their families in the Ann Maisel Café.
Organize Gala celebrations for Friday evening performances by theatre, dance, instrumental, and choral music students. Family Networks
Family networks are parent-led groups created to foster community, acknowledge and address common experiences of group members, and to encourage success and cultural pride for students. If you’re interested in learning more about family networks in general, contact the PA VP of Inclusions, Beth Weise or Yvonne Perez-Sallaberry. Otherwise, feel free to contact the family network chair directly for questions and event information.
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Events
- Black Student Union Family Network (BSUFN) | Montrella Wilson
- Families of Neurodiverse Students Network | Contact Mary Hossfeld if you’re interested in serving as a co-chair for this network.
- Latinos Unidos Family Network (LUFN) | Gina Patterson
- Salaam Family Network (for Muslim families and their allies) |Contact Mary Hossfeld if you’re interested in serving as a co-chair for this network.
Provide special lunch, treats, decorations, and thank you notes for LWHS teachers and staff, on four specific days during the year.
Family Community Service Projects
Organize and participate in community service projects with LWHS families and faculty in coordination with the Center for Civic Engagement. Generations Day
Provide hospitality on the visiting day for grandparents and special friends, which happens on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Library Volunteers
Volunteers work two-hour shifts between 9am–3pm. No experience is required. New Family Welcome Reception and Mentor Program
Volunteers serve as mentors for families new to LWHS. Meet the incoming families on Sat, May 4, 2019, and be available to offer support and information throughout the year. Parents Coalition of Bay Area High Schools
Help out with parent education forums to promote youth health and safety. Sports Boosters
Enrich the overall sports experience for LWHS student-athletes! Coordinate game day refreshments, sports banquets, and help facilitate sports updates on the LWHS website. Book Club
Meet monthly to share responses and perspectives about a particular book selected from the reading lists of LWHS English classes. Knitting Group
Meet monthly to work on projects, get knitting help, share ideas, and chat with other adults from the LWHS community. Any level of experience is welcome.