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

We ask all families to commit to participating in 5 activities throughout the school year. Attend an event! Volunteer in the classroom! Donate a snack! There are many ways to be involved. Check out the volunteer opportunities below. There is something for everyone!

Ongoing Activity Description Time/Location
Stop, Drop and Go Help keep drop-offs running smoothly and safely. Each class will be responsible on 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 organise games. Come have lunch with your child! Any time you 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 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 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 Description Time/Location
(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
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