Programs of the Parent Faculty Club (PFC)

Athletics/Concessions

The Athletic Committee is responsible for the annual Athletic Luncheon given for all student-athletes participating in Middle School sports and the Athletic Banquet for all student-athletes competing in Varsity sports and their families. The committee is responsible for producing a video, highlighting all the Varsity teams’ sports. There are Team Parents for every Middle School and Upper School athletic team. The Team Parents work under the direction of the Athletic Committee Chair to support the coaches and the teams by supplying volunteer manpower (help set up field/courts, chain gang for football, run clock, keep score, be announcers for games, etc.). Team Parents also help with providing snacks/drinks to teams and communicating information from the coaches to the parents. Parents run the concession stand and the gate at all Middle School and Varsity home games. The Athletics Committee also helps organize two Tailgate Parties, one in the fall and one in the spring.

Auction

This is the PFC’s biggest fundraiser of the year. In four of the last six years, the Auction has raised more than $100,000. Volunteers are needed from throughout the school to coordinate this event.  It is a great way to get to know parents across all age groups at Lakehill.

Back to School Picnic

This all-school event is held the weekend before the school year begins. The picnic will be held this year on the school football field at the Warrior Athletic Complex. Families bring their picnic dinner and the school provides water slides, water, and snow cones to cool everyone off. Students and teachers get together to welcome new friends and greet old friends as a new year starts at Lakehill.

Book Fair

The Book Fair is held twice a year to help raise money for the school and to provide an opportunity to buy summer reading material and other fun books and games.

Dads’ Club

All Lakehill dads are invited to be a part of this group. The Dads’ Club hosts an annual Chili Cook Off as well as other events. They also support the PFC by providing assistance with set-up/breakdown of PFC events on an as-needed basis. Many PFC committees would be at a loss without the manpower help from this vital committee.

Directory

A school directory is compiled, produced, and distributed annually to all families.

Faculty Appreciation

This committee provides breakfasts or lunches for the faculty and staff during Open House and some early release days. The parents provide food and beverages when the meals are not catered. This committee provides meals for the faculty and staff prior to evening programs involving most of the faculty (i.e., start of school Open House, Winter and Spring music programs).

Field Day

All Lower School classes compete in field games, such as water balloon launch, limbo, three-legged race, and an obstacle course. This event will be held this year on the field at the Warrior Athletic Complex. Parents plan and run the entire day, and all Lower School parents are encouraged to come out and cheer for the students.

Graduation

The PFC hosts this annual event that is run by the Junior Class parents. Volunteers plan the extra activities of the evening from the reception to seating in the auditorium. Seniors are also given Lakehill gifts from the Club.

Grandparents Day

This annual event is held the Friday before Thanksgiving break to honor our grandparents and other special friends. Breakfast is provided by the PFC for families attending the Grandparents’ Day student program.

Halloween Carnival

The Halloween Carnival is held on Halloween (or Friday if Halloween falls on a weekend). This event is planned and executed entirely by parent volunteers.  From the bounce house to the face painting station, students in students in kindergarten through sixth grade enjoy this annual event.

Library Support

Volunteers assist the librarians through the school year shelving books, doing inventory, and any other needs that may arise. Lower school parents have the opportunity to volunteer and read a story during their child’s class time.

On-Call Volunteers

This is a way for working parents and parents with tight schedules to be involved. If a group needs additional volunteers for a one-time event, we utilize this group of parents.

Performing Arts

Parents support our Performing Arts programs in Middle School and Upper School drama, choir, and musical theater. Volunteers are needed for each performing group to assist faculty with planning and providing snacks for after school rehearsals, cast parties, organization of costumes, and a year-end banquet

Online Registration and Re-Enrollment

On-line registration is new this year at Lakehill. Information regarding registration and re-enrollment is sent out by the Lakehill front office over the summer.

Promotional Programs

This committee coordinates and publicizes year-round fund-raising with business partners that have revenue-sharing programs with schools. Our current partners are General Mills Box Tops for Education and Tom Thumb rewards.

Room Parents

The PFC coordinates parents from each class to serve as room parents. The room parents assist the classroom teacher during the school year by soliciting and coordinating field trip drivers, organizing class parties, and identifying volunteers for PFC-sponsored events. Room parents also coordinate a class project for the annual auction. The room parents work as liaisons between parents, teachers, and the school.

School Supplies

School Supplies can now be ordered on-line for all students at Lakehill. The school supply list can be found in the Summer Packets for grades K-8.  By ordering on-line, you are able to provide Lower and Middle School students with school supplies as requested by the teachers. This is a time and financial savings for the parents and ensures consistency of supplies for the teachers. The supplies will arrive at the school and will be delivered to the classroom for Lower School. Middle School will need to pick up their supplies in the cafeteria on Orientation Day. School supplies can be ordered online on the Parents Landing Page.

Senior Day

This is a day in April set aside to honor upcoming graduates. The PFC hosts a breakfast for the senior class and their parents in the cafeteria. An all school assembly follows, in which each senior is introduced and raffles off one of their prized Lakehill possessions.

Spirit Shop

The insignia shop is located in the front hallway of the school. Lakehill-inspired merchandise is available for purchase for students and families. The Spirit Shop is open Monday and Friday mornings from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and Friday afternoons from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Volunteers man the store during the posted hours.

Trek for Tech

This is an annual 5K run and a 1-mile fun run for students, parents, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Held in November, this annual event raises money for technology needs at Lakehill. All equipment funded by this event is purchased immediately to be used in the current school year. The event typically raises more than $35,000 each year.

Warrior Welcome/New Parent Luncheon

This is a series of events that occur in the late spring and summer to welcome new families to the Lakehill community. New parents are invited to a luncheon in May hosted by the school to give parents an overview of the school and curriculum and to provide an opportunity to ask questions.  Over the summer, the PFC holds an evening get-together (Warrior Welcome)  at a home of a current family to supply information to new parents and to give them a chance to chat informally with current parents.