VOLUNTEERING

There are myriad ways to support Seven Arrows Elementary School. Our parents, alumni, grandparents, and friends of the school are perhaps the most dedicated group of supporters. They embody our core values and demonstrate our mission in action by donating their time and talents. Volunteer opportunities are communicated to our parents at the beginning of the school year.

Art Workshop
The Art Workshop supports the various festivals and events throughout the school year by creating backdrops, decorations, and other artistic touches. You may find yourself stringing flowers for El Dia de Los Muertos, creating encouraging signs for athletic events, or making and painting backdrops and props for theater productions. Drop in any Wednesday — no artistic ability or prior sign-up needed!

Party Book Parties
Party Book Parties are themed parties that are hosted by parents and faculty members. Spots to these parties are open to anyone in our community who purchases a ticket. Donating a party is a great way to bond with others in the Seven Arrows community while expressing creative ways to have fun. Past party themes have included: Taco and Tequila Party, Gingerbread Decorating Party, Family Outdoor Movie Screening, and Ice Skating Party. All funds raised are donated to the Tuition Assistance Program.

Angel Hearts
This committee helps year round as the need arises.  The birth of a baby, a broken leg, a time of need – Angel Hearts are there to send flowers, bring food, or lend a helping hand to anyone in our community.

Birthday Committee
This committee will acknowledge the birthdays of our specialty teachers and Seven Arrows staff (classroom teachers are acknowledged by their individual classes). You will help create or provide a small memento to represent our community’s appreciation (for example, a simple birthday card, a poster board that all the children can sign, a birthday crown, etc.). Minor financial commitment throughout the year.

Green Committee
Is keeping the environment safe and green one of your passions? Help our school maintain zero waste, school recycling and composting. Help celebrate Earth Day in a grand and green way!

Yearbook
Our yearbook is one of our treasured Seven Arrows keepsakes. If photography is one of your passions, this committee is for you. Photograph various school activities and festivals throughout the school year. Main commitment is April and May when the committee is designing the yearbook.

Edible Garden
The Edible Garden is part of the Seven Arrows Curriculum. Once per season, the children harvest, cook, and replenish the garden by planting new herbs, fruit and vegetables. Come join the children in this unique hands-on learning experience.

Dine Around
This is an evening of casual potluck dinner parties for Seven Arrows parents hosted at different families’ homes. In the spirit of building community, every dinner includes a mix of parents from each grade. Each party will host an average of 8 couples.

Walk-A-Thon
This is the first fundraiser of the year, which takes place in the Palisades Park. The kids learn about endurance, timing, and building self-confidence while walking or running laps to raise money for our school. Our coaches train students and parents have a great time cheering them on.

Halloween Festival
Help plan and organize the Halloween-themed activities after our annual school costume parade.

El Dia De Los Muertos
Come be a part of the most colorful and joyous occasion of the fall, which is a rich and lively Latin cultural celebration to honor our ancestors. This committee will help with the preparations, including arranging flowers, crafts, painting, helping our kids make Calaveras (sugar skulls), and assembling children’s artwork to create the beautiful altars.

Literary Festival
Time commitment varies over the course of the festival. This extraordinary festival of books is filled with guest authors, readings for children and adults, and a spectacular book fair. In addition to normal event coordination, you may also book and schedule authors or work in the Seven Arrows pop-up bookstore!

Black History Month Celebration
Time commitment varies with planning in January and support on the date of the event. Volunteers work with our wonderful music teachers to create a musical celebration of Black History Month during this exciting and memorable Kuyam.

Masquerade
Our magnificent Masquerade Festival showcases your child’s vision and mastery as he/she embodies a character from history. Sign up to be part of the team that coordinates the costume-making process and the set design. This committee will help organize the sewing workshop, assist parents through the costume-making process by directing them to the helpers and materials they need, support our art teacher, Clinton Bopp and the sewing helpers, and help create the theater sets. No sewing experience necessary! Additionally, each grade level needs Masquerade Co-Chairs that help keep the class on track.

Seahawks Athletics Day
Come be part of Seven Arrows’ own version of the Olympics! The children are divided into teams and participate in several athletic events (long jump, bean bag archery, sit-ups, etc.). Athletics committees include the following tasks: Set-up, clean-up, obtaining refreshments, and event staffing.

Field Day

Help celebrate our father figures on this fun-filled day of activities. Athletics committees include the following tasks: Set-up, clean-up, obtaining refreshments, and event staffing.

Spring Fundraiser
Five-month time commitment with varying levels of involvement during that period. We are inviting creative, fun and organized people to co-chair one of the following sub-committees for this wonderful event that features dinner, dancing, music, as well as a silent and live auction. Committees include: Donations, Online Auction Catalog, Catalog Images, Raffle, Decorations, and Distribution.

Holi Festival
Holi is a joyous Indian festival of colors and love. Seven Arrows celebrates with music, art installations, and dance. Commitment is rehearsal time in the weeks before the festival and decorating the day before.

Library Committee
Help maintain our beloved school libraries. Check out and check in books, and keep our libraries in shape!

Additional Activities: Holiday Fund, Hiking, Dancing, Parent & Child Basketball, Parent & Child Soccer, and Surfing.