Volunteer

How Can I Volunteer and Get More Involved?

Family involvement builds a stronger community and has been proven to help students do better in school! 

Our RP school community is wonderful because of volunteers like you! There are many ways to be involved (many w/ minimal, flexible commitments).

Attend an event! Volunteer in the classroom! Donate a snack! There are many ways to be involved. There is something for everyone!

Sign up to volunteer at http://bit.ly/RPvolunteers

Ongoing Activities

Ongoing Activity

Description

Time/Location

Stop, Drop and Go

Help keep drop-offs running smoothly and safely. Each class will be responsible for a rotation, but we welcome anyone anytime!

 

Every school morning 7:35-7:55am on Hollis Street.

 

Newsletter

Help put together all the fliers for the weekly Wednesday packets for all our students.

 

Wednesday, 8:00-9:30am, Auditorium

Food Bank

 

SF Food Bank provides food weekly for classrooms and families. Unload food off pallets and distribute into bags for families and classrooms.

 

Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:30pm, Auditorium

 

Dragon Dollar Store

 

Students earn Dragon Dollars throughout the year. Help the kids spend the dragon dollars they earn for being CHAMPS at school.

 

Third Thursday of the month, 10:45am-12:45pm

 

Salad Days

 

Every month the Green Team serves up salad to the whole school. Help peel, chop, prepare and serve.

 

First Wednesday of the month, 9:00am-12:30pm, Room 5

 

Classroom Volunteer

 

Help with copy, sort homework folders, provide snacks or volunteer in the classroom.

 

Contact your classroom teacher to schedule a time.

 

Give Me Five!

 

Help with tracking volunteer participation and volunteer recognition.

 

All thru the school year. Can be done on your own schedule!

Library

 

Help sort or organize books.

 

Contact Ms. Windell to schedule a time or swing by room 205

 

Field Trips

 

Help chaperone field trips such as visits to the Academy of Sciences or the Symphony.

 

Contact your classroom teacher

 

Recess Volunteer

Make sure kids are being safe, help organize games. Come have lunch with your child!

Any time between 9:00am-12:45pm

 

BoxTops Helper

 

Help sort and bundle BoxTops that earn money for the school.

 

Can be done on your own schedule

 

Fundraising Helper

 

Contact local businesses that support public schools or other fundraising programs that can make extra money for the school.

Can be done on your own schedule

 

 

Yearly Events

Yearly Events

Description

Time/Location

Back to School Night

 

Help organize child-care for this annual event when families meet with their child's teacher

 

A weekday evening the Fall semester

 

Fall BBQ

 

Help organize, set up, tear down, run a craft, volunteer or attend this annual community event with food, music, and activities for the family

 

A Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm, September

 

Campus Improvement Days (“Work Day”)

 

Pull weeds, pick up trash, make the school and gardens look great!

 

3 to 4 weekend days during the year and some weekday mornings

 

Movie Nights

 

Help organize, pop popcorn, donate a food item, volunteer or attend.

 

Two or three Friday evenings during the school year

 

Halloween Dance

 

Help organize, decorate, donate a food item, volunteer or attend.

 

A school day on/near Halloween at 2:00pm, Auditorium

 

School Tours/Recruitment

 

Meet prospective parents and help to show them our school and answer any questions they have.

Once every two weeks from Oct thru Jan, 7:45-9:30am

 

Globetrotting Night

 

Help organize, run a craft, donate a food item, volunteer or attend.

 

A Friday evening in December, 5:30-7:00pm, Auditorium

 

Read-a-thon

 

Print bookmarks, stick bookmark corners to make our Dragon or enter data at home.

 

Four weeks in Jan/Feb. Tasks at school and at home!

 

African American History Month

 

Help organize events, donate a food item, help with movie showings.

 

Throughout the month of February

 

General Education STEAM Maker Faire

 

Help set-up, tear down, volunteer at a station or donate supplies.

 

A school day in February/March

 

Science Night

 

Help organize, donate a food item, volunteer or attend this event where 5th graders present science projects and perform an egg drop.

 

A Friday evening in March

 

Scholastic Book Fairs

 

Help set up or tear down or help students make their wish lists or manage the register.

 

One week during Fall and Spring

 

Walk and Roll to School

 

Lead a bike or walking train, give out stickers.

 

Twice a year

 

Picture Day

 

Assist teachers with the students to get them ready to have their photo taken.

 

A school day during Fall and Spring

 

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

 

Donate time, money or a food item to show our staff how much we appreciate all that they do.

 

End of school year in May, 2:00-4:00pm

 

Field Day

 

Chaperone or help set up or take down activities at this school-wide event at Julius Kahn Park. It includes sports and activities

A school day toward the end of the school year in May

JBBP Events

JBBP Events

Description

Time/Location

Undoukai
(Japanese Sports Day)

Help transport equipment, set-up, tear down, take photos/video, chaperone or attend.

 

A school day in September, James Lang Field

 

Gakugaikai(Japanese Performing Arts Night)

 

Help set-up, tear down, take photos/video, chaperone during rehearsal, pass out programs or attend.

 

A Friday evening in December, Gateway High School

 

Oshogatsu

Japanese New Year's Celebration

 

Help set-up, tear down, take photos, prepare food, or provide instruction during games. Donate mochi rice, paper plates, or zip-loc bags.

 

Two school days in January, Auditorium

 

JBBP Gala and Auction

 

Several committees are needed to organize, drink or auction items. Coordinate a classroom art project for the auction. Volunteer beforehand or on the night for the main fundraising event for the JBBP program.

 

A Saturday evening in March, St Mary's Cathedral

 

Cherry Blossom Festival

 

Help organize the parade, pop popcorn during the weekends before the festival, help sell popcorn at the booth. JBBP performs on stage, marches in the parade and has a booth selling popcorn.

 

April, Japantown