THE PAWS MISSION
Parents Active with Schools (PAWS) is designed to support LACS in various ways, including Service Projects, Support Programs, and Capital Needs. Our mission is Growing Together.
Service Projects include events that enhance the LACS community. PAWS hosts fundraising events such as the Fall PAWlooza Read-a-thon, and annual Lions Leap walk-a-thon/obstacle course race. Festivities such as the Back to-School Barbecue and other Community Building Events, are funded by PAWS. PAWS also provides Room Parenting support for teachers.
Support Programs keep the LACS educational experience current. This year, PAWS will support school-wide assemblies, such as Mad Science or Computer Assemblies. The Annual Teacher Appreciation Gift (TAG) for faculty and staff, which is an essential piece of upholding the School’s vision, culture, and community, is managed by PAWS every December.
Capital Needs are expenditures funded by PAWS that fall outside the school’s operating budget. These enhance both learning opportunities and capital improvements. PAWS funding includes computer and technical enhancements, playground improvements, and classroom upgrades.
LEAH NICHOLS & AARON NICHOLS
Children: Clara (5th Grade), Evan (1st Grade)
Positions on PAWS: President (Leah), Member At-Large (Aaron)
Why we enjoy serving on PAWS: We love to be active at LACS to help bring connection to the families and teachers. This is what makes our school so unique and special. PAWS is a small way for us to help our community grow together.
Children: Kaden (2nd) , Graham (Pre-K)
Position on PAWS: Secretary
Why I enjoy serving on PAWS: Being on the PAWS board has been wonderful. It has given me a greater opportunity to meet and work with other parents from the community and feel like I’m more plugged in with the events that are happening for the school. Helping figure out how to best serve our school, teachers, students and parents has been a blessing. Plus we have fun together!
Children: 2nd Grade
Position on PAWS: Graphics
Why I enjoy serving on PAWS: Because of the fellowship between the members and the ability to contribute to the school.
Children: 1st grade
Position on PAWS: Member At-Large
Why I enjoy serving on PAWS: This is our 11th year at LACS! We have been tremendously blessed by this community, and it’s a privilege to serve within it.
Other Positions on PAWS: Treasurer and 3 additional PAWS Members At-Large, Faculty Representative and Head of Schools