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 stay informed and get involved:
  1. Read the eTiger! It is published and emailed every Sunday, and sometimes more often. The eTiger is the best way to find out about upcoming PA events and volunteer opportunities. Also, please sign up for the LWHS PA Google Group if you'd like timely reminders about events on a more continual basis. You may also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
  2. GET INVOLVED! Click the green "Sign-up Here" button to add your name to upcoming events and volunteer opportunities on the LWHS sign-up wiki. (If it is your first time visiting, you may need to create a login.)
  3. Enjoy PA Social Events—The PA organizes class-specific events as well as affinity group events,  adult social hours, and parent education events. There is also a Book Club and a Knitting Club. Click on the “CALENDAR OF EVENTS” button for the most up-to-date list for the year.
  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 2020-21
papresident@lwhs.org

PA Meetings

All upcoming events are TBD. See the School Plan 2020–21 for more information.

*Keep an eye out for updates in the eTiger. Each issue is published every Sunday at 5pm during the school year.
 

Parent Association Activities

Celebrations

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
  • Sophomore & Junior Combined Family BBQ 
  • Senior Family BBQ
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. The PA typically hosts a Frosh Parent Reception, a Sophomore Parent Reception, a Junior Parent Reception, and a Senior and 13th Year Parent 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.

Applause
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, to acknowledge and address common experiences of group members, and to encourage success and cultural pride for students. 
  • Black Student Union Family Network (BSUFN)
  • Latinos Unidos Family Network (LUFN)
If you’re interested in learning more about family networks or interested in forming additional family affinity networks please contact the PA Inclusion Co-chairs.

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.

New Family Welcome Reception and Mentor Program
Volunteers serve as mentors for families new to LWHS. Meet the incoming families 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.

2020–21

  • Elizabeth Ozer
    President Elect
  • Merritt Richmond
    Secretary
  • Lina Garcia
    Treasurer
  • Misha Thompson
    Co-VP Celebration
  • Jeannie Yee
    Co-VP Celebration
  • Therese Finn
    Co-VP Celebration
  • Kristin Goldman
    Co-VP Communications
  • Claudia LaChance
    Co-VP Communications
  • Beverly Choe
    VP Volunteers
  • Mary Macpherson
    Co-VP Parent Engagement
  • Paige Rausser '86
    Co-VP Parent Engagement
  • Beth Weise
    Co-VP Inclusion
  • Yvonne Perez-Sallaberry
    Co-VP Inclusion
  • Dee Johnson
    Faculty Liaison

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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