The Fuerza Family Association (FFA)... essential to the life of the school; they coordinate a variety of community activities, parent education nights, teacher appreciation events, and volunteer their energy, time, and talents, helping to make LWGMS a wonderful place to be.

The mission of the Fuerza Family Association is to encourage family support and participation in the life of the school, to encourage a united, supportive parent and guardian community, to promote and maintain constructive communication both between school and families and among parents, to support school fundraisers and events, and to provide parent education opportunities. Together, we are committed to supporting Lake Washington Girls Middle School’s philosophy of respect and responsibility.

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2019-20 Events

Student Learning Events are required for students to fulfill assignments associated with specific standards. We ask parents support their efforts.

Student Learning Events

  • Fall Field Trips (Sept)

  • Fall Open Houses (Oct/Nov)

  • New School Building Celebration (Jan)

  • 8th Grade One Act Festival (Dec)

  • All School Plays (March/June)

  • ThinkTank (March/June)

  • Poetry Night (Jan)

  • Rites of Passage (April)

  • Graduation (June)

Parent Ed/Social Events

  • Curriculum Nights (Sept)

  • Fall Parent Ed Event (Oct)

  • Annual Fund Season Events (Fall)

  • Annual Gala (May)

  • Winter Parent Ed Event (Jan)

  • Spring Parent Ed Event (Feb)

  • 7th Grade Rites of Passage Dinner (April)

  • Teacher Appreciation Week (May)

  • Post Graduation Reception (June)

The 2019-20 FFA Board

8th Grade Reps: Laura MacPherson, Jessica Collett, and Diane Stoebe
7th Grade Reps: Mary Lehto, Kathy Maggiora, and Tasha Atchison
6th Grade Reps: [YOUR NAME HERE]

FFA Committees

Parent Engagement: Laura Rattner P’20 and [YOUR NAME HERE]
Teacher Appreciation: [YOUR NAME HERE]
Equity and Social Justice: Keiko Koizumi P’20, Suzanne Gillis P’20, and [YOUR NAME HERE]


Volunteerism helps build a stronger program and a stronger community. Volunteers act as a huge resource and support base for the school community. Not only will the school gain from your involvement-you will, too. The interaction with teachers, faculty, administrators, staff, and other families will help you gain a better understanding of your students’ education at LWGMS and can help you build closer community ties.

Check out the calendar for some of our current volunteer needs. (Or go straight here to see them as a list.) Some opportunities are earmarked for alumnae, but many are open to parents/guardians, too. We could use your help! There are too many opportunities to post all of them here, so you may hear about other opportunities through email or the Fuerza Flash as well.