Like our student body, our parent population is diverse. Nevertheless, LREI parents and guardians have one important thing in common: A dedication to our community and our mission. We are fortunate to have a strong partnership between LREI families and the school. It’s a partnership that not only strengthens our programs, resources and initiatives, but also sets a positive example for the people who matter most: Our students.

Welcome to all families, whether prospective, current or alumni.

Welcome to the PA Portal on LREI Connect! 
 
At LREI, every parent and guardian is a member of the Parents Association (PA), and contributes something unique to make our community vital and rewarding for all.

There are many ways for families to participate in PA events and activities. We hope that you will find a means to engage the way you want. We've created the Parents Association Portal to serve as a hub of PA related information that will be available throughout the school year.  While it does not replace your communications with your parent rep, we intend for the PA Portal to serve as a valuable resource for those who can not attend regular meeting and/ or to have access to information about what's happening within our community.  We also hope it allows everyone to engage they way they want to. On the PA Portal, you will find:

  • Information and announcements about our committees and affinity groups.  
  • Regular updates, information and announcements from each of our committees
  • Parent Rep Division Meeting Notes (monthly)
We look forward to an awesome school year! 

Kobi Wu-Pasmore and Daniele Dolin
Your PA Co-Presidents, 2017-18

Parent Association Committees

List of 18 items.

  • Adoption Committee

    Provides a monthly forum for members to discuss some of the specificneeds and issues encountered by parents and children of adoptive families. Learn more about the Adoption Committee. (AdoptionCommittee@lrei.org)
  • Art Auction Committee

    A two-day event to benefit the LREI Annual Fund, comprised of a silent auction of contemporary fine art donated by the LREI community and artist friends of the school. Art is exhibited at a NYC gallery and event closes with a cocktail reception and final bidding. Volunteers help with organizing, soliciting art work, hanging/dismantling the show and/or providing assistance during the two days of the event. (Alternate years)
     
     
  • Asian-American Families Committee

    Provides a forum for discussion and social interaction for families with rootsin Asia and throughout the Pacific Rim, including adoptive and multiracial families.  Some issues of common interest include language instruction, student recruitment and retention, and cultural education. (AsianAmericanFamilies@lrei.org)
  • Azúcar!

    This parent group began as a Spanish speaking forum to connect the Latino/a community across all divisions of LREI including students, parents and faculty. The committee meets once a month. In addition to supporting Spanish language, the members coordinate activities that focus on Latino/a culture and heritage. (Azucar@lrei.org)
  • Big Auction Committee

    Coordinates the Big Auction, a community fundraiser that occurs every two years to benefit LREI’s Annual Fund. The Big Auction is comprised of a live and silent auction held at an event space in NYC. Volunteers help organize, solicit items for and generate enthusiasm surrounding the event. (Alternate years)
     
  • Class Parent Representatives

    Parent representatives serve as the liaison between principals, teachers, and class parents. Activities include attending and identifying agenda items for monthlymeetings with division principals, answering Parents Association-related questions from class parents, and supporting teachers by communicating with class parents about field trips, school functions and end-of-year festivities. Additionally, parent representatives send an email each week to the parents in their child's class with information pertinent to their class and upcoming Parents Association events. (PA-Presidents@lrei.org)
  • Community Service Committee

    Creates opportunities for parents and children to participate together in community service. This committee organizes a calendar of family-friendly volunteer activities that engage parents and students from all school divisions. Activities include clothing, food and book drives, garden plantings and park improvements, and a Martin Luther King Day of Service. Learn more about the Community Service Committee. (CommunityService@lrei.org)
  • Faculty and Staff Appreciation Committee

    Volunteers organize the annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day, which includes providing baked goods or snacks for the teachers’ lounges, organizing and collecting student decorations and decorating the school hallways. Also coordinates a weekly snack table in the teachers’ lounges. (FSAcommittee@lrei.org)
  • Gender Sexuality Alliance

    The Gender Sexuality Alliance is a committee for parents, faculty and staff interested in exploring ways that cultural expectations around gender and sexuality impact our children, our communities and ourselves. We hope to support an environment at LREI that fosters the diversity of gender and sexual expression. The group is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex people, and to straight and traditionally gendered families as well. We all experience the power of gender and sexuality and each of us has an important perspective to share. The GSA sponsors various activities throughout the year including the (bi-annual) Visibility Exhibit, LREI’s participation in the annual NYC Pride Parade and our OUTLOUD conversations. Please join us! (GSA@lrei.org)
  • Graphics and Communications Committee

    Supports PA-sponsored events and other committees in need of catchy flyers and posters. Volunteer graphic designers and illustrators create communication materials on one or more projects. There are no meetings; committee members work mainly via the Internet. (GraphicsCommittee@lrei.org)
  • Halloween Fair Committee

    A one-day community event, the Halloween Fair features eerie entertainment, creepy games, frightful arts & crafts, a costume parade and more! Volunteers plan and organize the fair, create and hang decorations, and help out on the day of the event by selling tickets or T-shirts, running the bake sale, hosting games or arts & crafts tables, and taking on other ghostly duties that may arise. (HalloweenFair@lrei.org)
  • Literary Committee

    Enriching the literary life of LREI throughout the school year by organizing author visits to classrooms, assemblies, and reading-related events for students, parents and staff, this committee also plans and hosts Book Week, Literary Evenings, the Book Fair and the Book Swap. Proceeds from literary events benefit the LREI Literary Initiative, supporting professional development for our librarians and providing funds for new classroom and library materials. (LiteraryCommittee@lrei.org)
  • LREI Camping Trip

    This committee sponsors and organizes the annual LREI Family Camping Trip held in late spring. Learn more about the Camping Trip. (CampingTrip@lrei.org)
  • Multicultural Committee

    Open to the entire LREI community interested in exploring our multicultural identities, strengthening our relationships, and deepening our understanding of each other. The committee meets once  per month, for a range of topics rooted in celebration of cultures and contemporary items within our community and beyond. (MulticulturalCommittee@lrei.org)

    Karamu! CommitteeIs primarily responsible for curating and producing Karamu!  Karamu! is a festive celebration representing the cultures and rich diversity of our community.  Volunteers help to produce a variety of tasks including performances, organizing a potluck dinner, activities, tickets sales, merchandise sales, set up/ clean up and much more. Karamu attracts families from all divisions with its food, music dance party and performances.  The Karamu committee is a sub-committee of the Multicultural Committee. (MulticulturalCommittee@lrei.org)
  • Parents of Children of Color Committee

    The POCOC provides a forum for discussion on the needs and concerns ofparents raising children of color. Parents can seek a dialogue and provide support on common issues. (POCOC@lrei.org)  
  • Sustainable LREI

    Finding ways to make LREI a more eco-friendly environment through tangible short and long term initiatives, this committee raises green awareness throughout the school, sponsoring an Earth Day event and various community service actions like drives or recycling events. Learn more about Red is Green. (RedisGreen@lrei.org)
  • School Store Committee

    This committee coordinates inventory and handles the sale of school merchandise periodically throughout the school year. (SchoolStore@lrei.org)
  • Sports Committee

    Provides support and brings attention to the athletics programming of all three school divisions, including after-school programs and coaching. Committee members help disseminate information about Middle and High School sporting events and organize the LREI Spirit Game, a lively basketball game between LREI faculty and the Middle and High School teams. (SportsCommittee@lrei.org)

PA Officers 2017-18

Kobi Wu-Pasmore & Daniele Dolin: PA Co-Presidents/ PA Reps to Board of Trustees -
Lunie Small: LS VP - lsvp@lrei.org
Hilary Meltzer: MS VP - msvp@lrei.org
Lisa Goldenberg Corn: HS VP - hsvp@lrei.org
Mya Dunlop: HS VP - hsvp@lrei.org
Sasha Best: Treasurer - treasurer@lrei.org
Deborah Winokur: Secretary - secretary@lrei.org
Danielle Gunlock: LS Coordinator - lscoordinator@lrei.org
Stefanie Kaufman: MS Coordinator - mscoordinator@lrei.org
Lara Olivieri: MS Coordinator - hscoordinator@lrei.org