What We’ve Been Up To

Coffeehouse 2023 was a smashing success. Even though we had to pivot due to a bad weather forecast and re-locate the venue from the American Legion—as originally planned—to LASA’s Large Gym (Big Stage) and Cafeteria (Small Stage), it all went incredibly well. We have so many volunteers and teachers and staff to thank for putting on this amazing show, with Committee Chair Kristy Kelly and English teacher Corey Snyder at the top of the list.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Two weeks of intensive activity around AP Exams has concluded. Many parents served as hall and bathroom monitors for students who were placed in the gym, theater, library, and other locations to take their 4-hour exams. PFLASA provided breakfast tacos each morning and snacks each morning and afternoon for test takers. We hope everyone can relax a bit now as we slide into the home stretch of school year 2022-23

Teacher Appreciation

PFLASA honored teachers with a Spring Picnic-themed luncheon on May 16 in the library. A delicious time was had by all and we thank all the parents who donated food items and helped serve and clean up. Nicole Truelock, our current VP and soon-to-be PFLASA President, was the master planner (and implementer) behind this lovely luncheon as well as the teacher appreciation gift deliveries we did on May 2nd. We LOVE our teachers and staff!!!

What’s Coming Up

Tutoring During Finals

We will have tutoring during Final’s Week from 12:30 to 2:30 on Monday-Wednesday, May 22, 23 and 24 in the tutoring space adjacent to the library. We plan to offer Chemistry and Algebra 2 on all 3 days, and Biology on Monday and Tuesday. Changes or updates will be posted on Blend and included in the daily announcements. Since there are no late buses during this week, be sure to make arrangements for students staying after school.

Senior Salute

Senior Salute is coming on May 31. This is a special program for Seniors held the night before graduation. This year it will be at Riverbend Center. Congratulations to the class of 2023 – they are almost there!

Project Graduation

Project Graduation is another tradition for LASA Seniors. It will once again be held at the YMCA on the night of graduation (June 1st).  We are trying a few things differently this year, mainly how kiddo pickup will work. Information is already out to Senior families about how students can purchase tickets and other details.

Summer Book Clubs

Our wonderful librarian Ms. Switek is putting on three book club events this summer on the LASA campus for new LASA students.  The featured book is Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson.  Find out more and sign up here.  Club meetings will be held three times:

  • Thursday, June 15 from 10 am
  • Sunday, July 9 from 3-4 pm
  • Sunday, July 23 from 3-4 pm

PFLASA must do a Financial Reconciliation each summer, usually in July. Thank you to those who have already offered to help. We will reach out again if we need more volunteers.

Looking Way Ahead

Taking Care of Business Early—(TCBE) happens for students before the school year starts. Watch for information about exact dates and times. This is the opportunity for your student to pick up books, get a locker assigned and more.

New Teacher Bus Tour—PFLASA will be looking for parent volunteers to help with the New Teacher Bus Tour – a chance for newly hired teachers to meet parents and kids and get acclimated to the large range from which students travel to attend LASA.  We usually recruit parents to come to the breakfast stop (held at a parent’s house) and we recruit two LASA families in two areas of town to host the breakfast and the lunch. Interested in helping? Contact us at president at pflasa dot org.

Stay tuned for one more President’s Blog post for school year 2022-23! We are almost there!