Parent Link is a group of parents/guardians who help provide support and assistance to the school, its students and families. All LCS parents/guardians are welcome to join Parent Link, simply by attending our meetings! We aim to make families feel welcome, classroom communities feel connected, and staff feel appreciated, all while reaching out to the larger community through hosting events, volunteering, and acting as a liaison between parents and the school.
Committees: Parent Link consists of five committees: LCS Ambassadors (formerly Buddy Families), Volunteer Outreach, Just for Fun, Book Club, and Room Parents. Parent Link also undertakes a number of ad-hoc projects to help support and connect the school community.
LCS Ambassadors Committee
The LCS Ambassadors Committee is responsible for linking incoming families with current families to start community building. LCS Ambassadors are a resource to new families who are learning the ropes and getting acquainted with the school. The committee pairs families, hosts a fall party at school, and shares information via email during the school year.
Volunteer Outreach Committee
The Volunteer Outreach Committee spearheads the information-gathering parent volunteer survey that is issued at the beginning of the school year and again mid-year. The committee collects information for the survey, assembles and administers the survey, and collates and reports all data to the appropriate committees and staff members at LCS. The Volunteer Outreach Committee also coordinates Family Days of Service.
Just for Fun Committee
This entertaining committee is devoted to providing free and fun bonding opportunities for the LCS community throughout the year. In keeping with its name, the Just for Fun Committee has held lemonade stands, Valentine-making parties, hula-hooping and bubble blowing events, and hot cocoa stands.
Room Parents Committee
The Room Parents Committee is responsible for identifying, guiding and communicating with the room parents for all classrooms at LCS. The committee's focus is geared toward building a closer-knit community among the classroom families and creating good, strong room parent communication between parents and teachers.
The Book Club Committee organizes several meetings per school year to discuss a specific book, documentary or other publication. The selected books typically discuss parenting or Montessori topics, but the committee is always open to any and all ideas. Book club books and meeting dates are listed on the school calendar and the Tuesday Memo, as well as disseminated via a book club email list.
When does Parent Link meet?
Parent Link meets regularly, typically on a monthly or bi-monthly basis the meetings are open to all parents/guardians, and consist of updates from all the committees and occasional updates from staff members. Dates for the current school year are available on the school calendar and are announced in the Tuesday Memo prior to meeting.
Do the committees meet separately?
Yes! In addition to attending Parent Link meetings, each committee hosts meetings throughout the school year that are open to the entire LCS parent community. These meetings are opportunities for parents who cannot attend the regular Parent Link meetings to be involved, share ideas, ask questions, and volunteer for upcoming events. These meetings are also the perfect opportunity to have guest speakers present on different topics with a larger audience and more flexible schedule.
All parents/guardians who are interested have the opportunity to participate in Parent Link on any level. Email Parent Link to find out how you can get involved.