School Life

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Parent Involvement

School-Wide Event Volunteer Opportunities 

2015-2016 Volunteer Opportunities

Chairpersons: Lucia Michelson, Paola Chapur, Mariela Chapur, Jimena Stein

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This is a week where we get to show our hard working teachers how much we appreciate them. Help with the planning and execution of the events. Typical events include a “spa day” on campus, a craft created by the children and a lovely breakfast.

Chairpersons: Siri Traasdahl, Meredith Ortega

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This year’s annual fundraiser will consist of a party and auction. Help organize the event, help set-up and decorate the day of the event, or become a part of the auction committee.

Chairpersons: Vincent Levito

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St. Stephen’s Art Show is the largest fundraising event for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. The School shows its support by having volunteers (including parents, faculty and staff) who assist with the three-day show in a variety of capacities. Basically, volunteers help at the food and drink booths, the admission gate, or the English Tea Room. Alternatively, volunteers may assist with setting up before the or breaking down after the show. A few hours from our busy schedules will help ensure the success of this not-for-profit event that benefits our entire community.

Chairpersons: Matt Yale

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This event will be fun for both students and parents and is a great opportunity for parents to support their children in a sporting event.All students and faculty are divided into two teams, which compete in various field and court events full of values, competitiveness and sportsmanship. All parents are encouraged to volunteer and their participation is the key to the event’s success. Volunteers may be called upon to help with the planning of the event, but are mostly needed during the day of the event to man a station, referee an event, tally scores, serve refreshments/lunch, etc. (Detailed information will be provided by the chairs.)

Chairpersons: Adriana Guerrero, Ani Buraglia

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This event has the dual purpose of benefiting our School Library while highlighting the wonder and excitement of reading for all our children. The Bookstore in the Grove will host this annual fair, with daily class visits. For a designated time, we get a percentage of all purchases made on behalf of St. Stephen’s from the bookstore. The Chairpersons will provide the date and time of each class’s visit and we hope most of you will escort your child and enjoy the shopping. In addition to parent participation during the classroom visits, we need volunteers to help us sell gift certificates on campus before flag salute as well as help to set up for the classroom visits or help during the days of the Fair.

Chairpersons: Mariela Tovar, Monica Borges, Lisa DiGasbarro, Laura Herrera

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This is a fun day for children and parents, but its success is largely dependent on parent volunteers. You will be asked to help with planning the event, morning ticket sales on campus prior to the event, and decorating, face painting, and/or handing out prizes on the day of the event. Parents, please remember that children must have an adult to accompany them during the carnival.

Chairpersons: Jose Gonzalez

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Our wonderful Science and Math teachers (Mrs. Zepeda, Ms. Finlay, Mr. Carlos and Mr. Weaver) need a helping hand! We're looking for volunteers to help with different events throughout the year. Mrs. Zepeda needs volunteers on Fridays, most any time, to help her with her wonderful organic garden. There are usually one or two math and science events. If you have a love for Science and Math or just love that your kids come home expressing how much fun they had learning with our Science and Math teachers, please sign-up as a volunteer to make our upcoming events successful and memorable!

Chairpersons: Lily Sagabien, Emilie Veloso, Michele Benesh, Pascal Caplow

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GreenSSEDS is a parent volunteer group dedicated to the development and implementation of on-campus programs that raise environmental awareness and create a healthier, greener SSEDS. This group will partner with teachers, school staff and parents to create ongoing environmental education programs for students in all grades. The volunteer team will also organize our Earth Day celebrations plus recycling, student energy patrol and other programs.

Chairpersons: Leah Jayanetti, Annie Buraglia, Georgia Lambrou

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Our extensive library needs volunteers to help collect books from the classrooms, process inventory and decorate during festive seasons. Volunteers may choose to come in any day between Monday – Friday for thirty minutes after flag salute, six or seven times as a total year-round commitment. Volunteers are also needed to conduct book clubs with the children in grades 1 through 5.

Chairpersons: Amal Tabet, Victoria Thiessen

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Volunteers have the wonderful task of capturing our children’s Kodak moments through the school year, during classes, at class parties, field trips, class plays and pictures of all class students. Design and prepare a one page thank you for the yearbook dedicated to the class teachers and a candid page for the class. Parents are responsible for designing the ad, and getting it to the Year Book Chairperson prior to the deadline. Pictures may make it to the school website!

Upcoming Events

February 17 - 21, 2017

Art Festival Weekend - NO SCHOOL

February 24, 2017

Student Council Movie Night
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

February 27 - March 3, 2017

Read Across America Week

March 1, 2017

Ash Wednesday Services
8:00 am