Parents Association

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Lick-Wilmerding High School Parents Association (PA) is to help build and sustain community among the parents, students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni of the school.
The Parents Association assists parents in developing an effective partnership with the school to achieve the best possible educational experience for the students.
The Parents Association recognizes that the entire LWHS community, with its economic, cultural and ethnic diversity, is enriched by the variety of talents, resources, and backgrounds that each parent brings to the school.

Welcome LWHS Parents/Guardians!

All parents and guardians of LWHS students (Tigers) automatically become members of the PA. We strive to make the words “Inclusive Community” a reality with many opportunities to connect with each other and support our students and school. We value diversity in as many possible ways as we can identify. We invite and encourage you to enrich and to add to our Tigers’ lives by becoming involved. There are many different ways to be involved, both in helping with events, as well as attending activities and meetings. Each and every role that you play will make a difference.

Here’s how you can get involved:
  1. Read the eTiger, published via email every Sunday, to find out about upcoming PA events and volunteer opportunities.
  2. Volunteer! See below for brief descriptions of the PA events and activities. Click on the green “VOLUNTEER HERE” button to send us an idea of your interests. You’ll be added to the “Group List” for events you select, and the parent chairs of the group will reach out to you at the applicable time.
  3. Enjoy PA social events. The PA organizes class-specific BBQs, geographical and affinity group picnics in the fall and class-specific adult social hours spread throughout the year. There is also the Book Club, Knitting Club, parent education events, and affinity groups to help you connect with others and learn more about what the students are doing.
  4. Attend PA General Meetings. The PA works with school administrators to host informative meetings that help parents understand the student experience and how the school works.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or ideas!
PA President 2019-20

PA Meetings

Thu, Sep 12, 2019 | 5:30-6pm | Ann Maisel Cafe | Back to School Night

Fri, Jan 31, 2020 | 6-7:30pm | Ehrer Theatre | State of the School
Eric Temple, Head of School
Video and Audio recordings available for those unable to attend.

Sat, Feb 22, 2020 | 9-11:30am | Ann Maisel Cafe | Day in the Classrooms

Wed, Apr 8, 2020 | 7-9pm | McCullough Library | Course Selection and Scheduling

*Dates subject to change—keep an eye out for updates in the eTiger.

Parent Association Activities


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
Parent Receptions
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
    • Fri, Apr 3, 2020 | 6pm
  • Senior and 13th Year (Class of ’18) Reception 
    • Fri, May 8, 2020 | 6pm

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.
  • 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.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Events
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.


Current Executive Committee

Important forms & documents, including event request forms, eTiger newsletter submissions, supply request forms, etc. 

Parent Resource Board for more resources, including information on volunteering, Back to School Night, counseling, etc.

Newsletter Archive

The eTiger archive (copies of all the previous newsletters that go to parents every Sunday) can be found on the Communications page.

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