Welcome, Parents!

On behalf of the Laguna Blanca Parents' Auxiliary (PA), we welcome you to the 2020-21 school year!

As we patiently navigate these difficult and often frustrating times, Laguna and your PA have been diligently working to re-imagine what this year will look like. While we continue to focus on our mission to promote a strong sense of community and school spirit, we also strive to create a more inclusive and collaborative environment. Everyone in the Laguna family has a voice, and we hope to hear from you throughout the year. 

While plans are still changing daily, the PA Board has developed a fluid calendar of events that include both in-person gatherings (when permitted) and Zoom-based gatherings if we need to go remote. Head of School Rob Hereford and his amazing team have helped us to prepare for either scenario to ensure that all our families will be able to participate. 

You can stay well-informed by reading the weekly Laguna Links e-newsletter, which includes all school and COVID updates. 

As a parent or guardian of a Laguna student, you're automatically an esteemed member of the Parents’ Auxiliary. Everyone is invited and encouraged to join our events, whether we meet in person or via Zoom. If you have any questions or ideas, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or anyone on this year’s PA Board. We are here for you and are happy to help! 


Jane Weaver, PA President (20-21) 
Rachael Stein, PA President (19-20)

What does the Parents' Auxiliary do?

List of 9 items.

  • Parents' Auxiliary Lunch & Learn

    The Parents’ Auxiliary holds informal, informative meetings every other month during the school calendar year. These "Lunch & Learn" meetings are a great way to get the big picture of what’s going on at Laguna Blanca. The agenda typically includes reports from the head of school and features a guest speaker from the school or our community. Questions or concerns about school-related issues can also be freely discussed. A delicious lunch is provided and all are welcome.
  • Lunch Volunteer Program

    Auxiliary volunteers help serve delicious, healthy catered lunches to hungry students. Servers are always needed to make these programs work!
  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation

    Laguna’s hard-working faculty and staff enjoy periodic brunches, luncheons, or coffee breaks provided by Auxiliary volunteers. Parent donations of funds and food support these popular—and much deserved—events.
  • Laguna Spirit Wear

    This year’s line of Laguna Spirit Wear features stylish spirit wear including hats, hoodies, tees and more—all quality items emblazoned with the Laguna Blanca name. The perfect gift for students, parents, grandparents, neighbors, and friends – wear the Laguna name with pride and a great sense of fashion!
  • Hospitality Volunteer for Parent Events

    Auxiliary volunteers help out at social events throughout the school year, including the Welcome Coffee on the first day of school, Parents’ Nights, and the New Parents’ Reception in the spring.
  • Spirit of Laguna-Jogathon & Family Festival (October)

    Enjoy a fun run, live music, food trucks, and student carnival booths. This event is a culmination of Spirit Week and kicks off the annual Laguna Fund. Parent volunteers, along with the Development team, will plan this fun event. Students will raise money for the athletic department by obtaining pledges for the laps they run. Student clubs host carnival booths, raising money and awareness for their respective local and national charities.

    The arts, theater, STEM, robotics, and other outstanding school programs will be highlighted and displayed. Bring the whole family and enjoy the Spirt of Laguna!
  • Spring Benefit

    The Spring Benefit is an elegant evening for parents of students, alumni, and friends of Laguna Blanca to enjoy themselves in supporting the present and future of the school. The Parents' Auxiliary works with the Development Office to plan the thematic event, secure sponsorships, and create a night to remember. The event includes varied options to purchase items in an online auction, silent auction, and live auction.
  • Class Parties, Snacks, & Social Events

    Division chairs and room parents work with teachers, students, and other parent volunteers on student activities, class parties, snacks, entertainment, and other enjoyable school events.
  • Student Social Activities & Campus Spirit

    With extra help from parent volunteers, Laguna Blanca room parents also help coordinate dances, parties, off-campus adventures and other special events during the year.

Ways to get involved

  • Come to the monthly Parents’ Auxiliary Lunch & Learns. Attire is strictly come-as-you-are, and a delicious lunch is provided. This monthly meeting is truly one of the best and easiest ways to meet other parents and be in the know on up-to-the-minute Laguna news.

  • Volunteer! The Auxiliary always, always, always needs fresh faces and enthusiasm to complement the faithful and fabulous parents who are already involved. If you see an event or program that you’d like to help with (even just a little), call the event chair (or come to any Auxiliary meeting) for information. To find out about volunteer opportunities, email the Auxiliary President.

  • Buy some spirit wear from the Owl Store for your kids, your friends, your relatives, and yourself. Wear it with pride!

  • The Spirit of Laguna Jogathon & Family Festival in October is a very enjoyable all-school event and a great introduction to the kind of high quality events that make Laguna—and the Parents’ Auxiliary—so extraordinary. Your help is needed to make this amazing event happen – come pour water, cheer on the kids and enjoy a family festival after the running ends. Kids have the opportunity to raise funds for the athletic department by running laps and obtaining pledges. This event also kicks off the annual Laguna Fund.

  • Show your owl pride! Get into the spirit of Laguna by taking part in the annual Homecoming each fall. In fact, cheering for the Owls at any sporting event during the year is a wonderful way to be a part of the school.

  • It takes tons of creativity and connections to put together the fabulous annual spring benefit. Parents are the ones who obtain items and donate goods to be auctioned for the benefit of the school...and parents are the ones who make the event a huge success, year after year. To volunteer for the auction, email Marcy Jacobs in the Development Office.
Laguna Blanca is Santa Barbara’s premier private, co-educational, college preparatory day school for students in Early Kindergarten through Grade 12.