This year's Book Fair and Family Night will be a fun-filled, one day event held on Thursday, November 14. Family night features visiting and community authors, a delicious meal, and fun for the whole family. Lower and Middle School students will hear from our visiting author and will have a scheduled opportunity to visit the Fair with their classes and advisors. Parent volunteers are needed to set up the fair, organize displays, assist children with book selections, facilitate Family Night, and break down the fair.
Time commitment: Most volunteer shifts for Book Fair are approximately 1-2.5 hours Click here to sign up for this volunteer opportunity.
The Chapel program at St. John’s School is a unique and cherished tradition. Chapel provides an opportunity for Lower School students and faculty to gather together once a rotation for a time of reflection and learning. Students learn valuable lessons in public speaking and leadership as they assist in leading the chapel services.
Parent Volunteer Opportunity: Lower School parent volunteers arrive at 8:00 a.m. to greet parents and pass out music sheets. Volunteers may choose whether to stay for Chapel.
Time commitment: 1 hour on Chapel days. Click here to sign up for this volunteer opportunity.
Lower School students engage in many meaningful projects that develop a habit of service and foster an awareness of needs outside the confines of St. John’s. One of these projects is a weekly canned food drive benefitting the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) Food Bank. Students are encouraged to bring donations of packaged food to their classrooms on Fridays throughout the school year. Parent volunteers transport the donations to the CCSC each week.
Time commitment: Volunteers may sign up for up to two deliveries throughout the year. Delivery time is 10-15 minutes.
The Holiday Drive takes place the second week of December and is a wonderful opportunity for our students to see firsthand the impact their service has on others. SJS partners with YMCA International to match up each of the LS homerooms with a newly arrived refugee family. SJS families may purchase gifts and donate gently used items to help their class’ refugee family start a new life in the United States.
One parent per Lower School classroom is needed to serve as a “Classroom Helper”, which involves keeping inventory of gifts and assisting the children with boxing up their gifts. The SJS effort culminates with Class Five students distributing the gifts to the families in mid-December.
Time commitment: Approximately 2 hours prior to the Drive and 15-30 minutes each morning the week of the drive.
*Please note: Volunteer sign-ups for Holiday Drive will be available at the beginning of the school year with grade level activities. Class Five parents will also have the opportunity to sign up to be a driver on Delivery Day.
Volunteers can work in our extraordinary Lower School Library in one of three areas. Circulation Volunteers help by reshelving books and processing periodicals. Shelf Reading Volunteers help keep the Library shelves orderly and neat. Book Processing Volunteers create book jackets for books generously donated during Book Fair. Parents can also sign up to be on the Circulation/Shelf Reading Volunteer Substitute List.
Time commitment: Circulation and Shelf Reading Volunteers sign up for a semester of regularly scheduled 1-2 hour shifts on a designated day approximately 2 times per month. Book Processing Volunteers may choose from several dates/times during the months of September and October. Click here to sign up for this volunteer opportunity.
Volunteers are needed to manage the Used Uniform Sales by sorting donated uniforms and organizing them for sale in the Used Uniform closet (Q205A: upstairs in Farish Hall on the Upper School campus). All proceeds go toward the SJS Scholarship Fund. Excess or unsellable uniforms are donated to charities. Committee members are on site to assist customers with their purchases during the sales.
Time commitment: Flexible; contact the Used Uniform Committee Co-Chairs for scheduling
Click here to sign up for this volunteer opportunity