How can WE help?

Our primary goals are to support the South Lakes administration, teachers, and staff in providing a hospitable environment for learning, to help facilitate communication with our SLHS families, and to provide praise and recognition for our students and staff. As a member of the Fairfax County, Virginia, and National PTSAs, we support their work for all U.S. school children and educators. Specifically, we:

  • Prepare and serve Welcome Back and Teacher Appreciation meals to the entire school staff
  • Offer engaging programs and informative community-oriented meetings on the second Wednesday of each month
  • Run free essay writing clinics for both college applications and IB essays
  • Support the student government in their school spirit activities from Homecoming through Prom
  • Provide funds for teacher mini-grants, purchasing specialty equipment, supplies, and experiences for academic departments as needed
  • Fund several thousand dollars in college scholarships
  • Plan and run an amazing All Night Grad Party where our graduates celebrate together in a safe setting
  • Foster communication and relationships between the diverse communities and entities that make up SLHS
  • Help to support and build community by matching volunteers and SLHS needs

How can YOU help?

  • Become a PTSA member. Membership funds support our goals. Invest in our children and our community. Students: Invest in yourselves.
  • Volunteer. Find one or two things, and do them well. Help with the Book Drive, deal cards at the ANGP, make a casserole during Staff Appreciation, take out the trash when its all done. It feels really good.
  • Show gratitude. Tell someone thanks for making South Lakes great. Everyone who showed up today contributed: making the computers work, sweeping the floor, scheduling the rooms, answering the phones, passing on interesting knowledge, relaying that really funny story. Those things make each each day fantastic.