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 students’ parents and guardians automatically become members of the PA. We try to make the words “Inclusive Community” a reality with many opportunities to connect with each other and support our students and school. We want each of you to share your time and talents with the LWHS community, both in helping with events, as well as attending activities and meetings. You'll be glad you did!

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 in the fall, an annual All School Family Party in the winter, 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. Come to the 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.
Catherine Ehr
PA President 2017–2018

PA Meetings

Wed, Oct 25, 2017
Gender and Identity
Tamisha Williams, Dean of Adult Equity & Inclusion

Tue, Jan 16, 2018
State of the School
Eric Temple, Head of School

Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Day in the Classrooms

Wed, Mar 28, 2018
Course Selection and Scheduling
Randy Barnett & Dr. Chin Ngyuen

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

2017-18 Executive Committee

Current Executive Committee

Please click here to access the internal Executive Committee's page. You will be prompted to log in with your username and password.

Forms & documents are on the Resource Board including links to facilities requests, eTiger newsletter submissions, reimbursement forms, 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.

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 | Sun, Sep 17, 2017 | Brisbane Community Park, Brisbane
  • Sophomore & Junior Combined Family BBQ | Sat, Oct 14, 2017 | On campus
  • Senior Family BBQ | Sun, Sep 17, 2017 | Louis Sutter Park, SF
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.
  • Freshman Parent Reception | Tue, Sep 26, 2017, following the College Information event
  • Sophomore Parent Reception | Tue, Oct 10, 2017
  • Junior Parent Reception | Friday, Mar 2, 2018
  • Senior and 13th Year (Class of ’17) Parent Reception | Sat, May 5, 2018

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.

Asian American Family Picnic
Bienvenidos Picnic
Black Student Union Picnic
LGBTQ Family Picnic 
Help with food, setup, and cleanup for family events to meet other families who share interests. These community building events are hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement. Learn more on the 
Inclusive Community page.

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.

Lick-Filmerding Reception
Provide refreshments for the Lick-Filmerding Film Festival, showcasing film students’ movies on Fri, Feb 23, 2018.

New Family Welcome Reception and Mentor Program
Volunteers serve as mentors for families new to LWHS. Meet the incoming families on Sat, Apr 21, 2018, 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.

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A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.