PALS: The Parent Association of the Lab School

The first meeting of the Parent Association of the Lab School (PALS) was held on Wednesday, October 3. It was a small (but mighty!) group of parents and staff. Childcare was provided and the meeting offered via Google Hangout as well.

The meeting started with an overview of the PALS statement of purpose and officer position descriptions. Sheila also shared the information she has about the university’s plans for the school’s future and will continue to advocate for inclusion of lab school parents in the university’s decision-making process. The group then reviewed this year’s upcoming events and discussed the critical role the PALS plays in ensuring these events are a success. View a complete calendar of Lab School events.

We need YOUR help! Many thanks to the parents who volunteered to help organize our holiday gift drive for university student-parents, and the Gym Jam, and Spring Soiree fundraisers. Parent volunteers are still being sought to help out on School Portrait Day, to assist with the Oleanna Book Sale, and to organize our Clean Up Day and Green Market in the spring. The PALS is also still looking for a chair/vice-chair/ or co-chairs for this school year. If you are interested in learning more or want to volunteer please contact Sheila at will0342@umn.edu.

The winter PALS meeting will be held in early February (date to be determined), and we look forward to seeing more parents in person or online at the next meeting!