A Letter from PTC President Deb Dean


Dear Lake Forest families,


Welcome to the beginning of another school year! If you're new to Lake Forest, we hope you'll feel right at home with us. To returning families, we welcome you back to our special community. Lake Forest PTC begins with you—the families. As such, one of PTC's goals this year is to improve our communication with you. The first step is the introduction of this website. We're excited to provide a new, direct channel to share information about what we do and where we allocate funds each year. You can access details about family social events, current volunteer opportunities, how we raise money to keep our student programs going and more. I encourage you to visit the site often to see how PTC continues its commitment to support and enrich the educational experience of all Lake Forest students.


Get Involved

I'm often asked how families can get involved with PTC. There are a number of ways you can be active, and you choose the level of involvement that works best for you:


  • Attend PTC meetings. Your feedback is very important and quite influential on funding decisions. We hope you'll join us at PTC monthly meetings the first Tuesday of every month to be part of the discussions.

  • Volunteer your time. Behind every PTC event is a team of parent volunteers. Whatever your availability or interests, we have a volunteer opportunity for you!

  • Support PTC fundraisers, With your generous support, PTC raised more than $57,800 during the 2013-2014 school year. Let's work together to keep that momentum going again this year!


Mark Your Calendars for Family Fun

We have several fun community events planned this year, starting with our Family Movie Night on Friday, September 5. Next will be the Dolphin Dash Festival on Monday, October 13, combining two past favorite Lake Forest events—Dolphin Dash and Fall Festival. We continue the traditional Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 6. For the complete schedule, check out the calendar.


We Want Your Feedback

As part of our ongoing commitment to improve communication, we'd like to know how you want to receive PTC information. Partial to text alerts? Love getting emails? Like the feel of a printed newsletter in your hands? Whatever your preferences, we want to hear it. Please complete this brief survey by Friday, September 26 to let us know how you want to be kept informed this year.


On behalf of the entire PTC board, we look forward to working with you this year. Go Lakers!


Deb Dean

PTC President