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Monthly Activities


 

Others First Lunch Activities


 

 

Knit-A-Square Project for Africa, Wednesdays, Lunch, Room 33 (Ms. Hodder's room)


 

Reminder: The deadline for turning in Independent Activity forms to earn hours for this school year is May 31st.  Qualifying independent activity hours earned after May 31, 2018 will be credited towards the 2018 -2019 school year.  Any independent hours earned prior to May 31, 2018 but not turned in will not be given credit.

 

Others First Receives the William Penn Mott, Jr. Environmental Award!

Congratulations to Others First for receiving the William Penn Mott, Jr. Environmental Award! We received this because so many of you participate in Others First. Please continue your support by signing up for activities online now!

Read about it in the Orinda News!

Learn more about William Penn Mott and his dedication to California State Parks.


"OIS Others First - we would not be able to man the stations without the help of the amazing WR Alums!"

— Alissa Lille, Wagner Ranch Round Up


Online Sign Up!

We are blessed with so much; let's give back a little and help others in our community! Sign up for any or all of the following activities.

By using SignUp Genius we will no longer be sending out confirmation emails. If you sign up, we expect that you will mark your calendar and honor your commitment. The system will send out a reminder email 2-3 days before the activity to the email address you used to login with SignUp Genius. If something comes up where you cannot go, it is your responsibility to remove your name from SignUp Genius as soon as possible to free up spots for others and for us to plan accordingly. If you are canceling or adding within 24 hours of the activity, please contact Kathryn Ishizu directly. The number of spots available is a little generous to make sure we have enough. We will contact you if we need to wait list anyone. The sign ups are time/date stamped; it will be first come first serve but with first priority to anyone wait listed previously or with parents chaperoning. Please refer to the descriptions below for drop off and pick up instructions. 

If you sign up for an Others First Activity through Sign Up Genius, you do not have to fill out an Independent Activity Form.


April Activities - Click here to sign up

 

Wagner Ranch Nature Area, April 15

Join Toris Jaeger at WRNA in a variety of caretaking, clean up, and planting activities. Come lend a hand to keep our Nature Area beautiful! This is a special “training” event for WRNA’s Earth Day Festival. Meet at WRNA at 1:00 p.m. Pick up same location at 3:00 p.m.

 

American Cancer Association’s Relay for Life, April 21 

The American Cancer Society’s goal is to provide a safe, fun, and positive experience for all relay participants. As a youth volunteer, you play a valuable role in attaining this goal. Meet at Saint Mary’s College. Pick up same location.

 

Wagner Ranch Nature Area, Earth Day Festival, April 21-22

Join Toris Jaeger at WRNA in a variety of caretaking, clean up, and planting activities. Come lend a hand to keep our Nature Area beautiful! Meet at WRNA at 1:00 p.m. Pick up same location at 3:00 p.m. On 4/21, we will get the area ready for the Earth Day Festival. On 4/22, we will lend a hand at the different Earth Day Festival activities. Meet at WRNA. Please check shift times online. Pick up same location.  

 

Glide Memorial Church—Bag Lunch Prep, April 28

Join us at Glide Memorial to help prepare bag lunches from 9am-11am. Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Meet at Orinda Bart at 7:45 a.m. (8:05 a.m. train). Pick up same location at 11:45 p.m.


May Activities Click here to sign up

 

Glorietta Elementary’s Spring Musical, Mary Poppins, May 11 and May 12 

Calling Gopher alums and other volunteers! Come help at the Concessions Stand. Multiple shifts. 

 

Wagner Ranch Nature Area, May 13 

Join Toris Jaeger at WRNA in a variety of caretaking, clean up, and planting activities. Come lend a hand to keep our Nature Area beautiful! Meet at WRNA at 1:00 p.m. Pick up same location at 3:00 p.m.

 

Wagner Ranch Round Up, May 19

Join the Wagner Ranch Elementary community at their annual Wagner Ranch Round Up. Volunteers will be assisting with the carnival at a variety of booth and activities! Two shifts: 1045am-1pm and 12:45pm-3pm.


June Activities - Click here to sign up

 

Wagner Ranch Nature Area, June 10

Join Toris Jaeger at WRNA in a variety of caretaking, clean up, and planting activities. Come lend a hand to keep our Nature Area beautiful! Meet at WRNA at 1:00 p.m. Pick up same location at 3:00 p.m.


Lunchtime Activities - No Advance Sign-ups needed!

 

Knit-A-Square Project for Africa, Wednesdays, Room 33 (Ms. Hodder's room)
Come join us on Wednesdays at lunch in room 33 for a special knitting project. Students will be making 8' x 8' squares that will be sent to Africa and turned into blankets for abandoned orphans. Don't know how to knit? It's easy. Mrs. Hodder and her helpers will show you the basics. This project will be on going throughout the year. We welcome parents to join us. No knitting experience necessary.


Participating this month? Thank you!

Please Note:

  • An annual permission form must be on file for each student volunteer (included in on-line registration).
  • Please ensure the student has no conflict with the times or dates of the activities checked below.
  • Make every effort to honor the commitments signed up for as the community organizations rely on our ability to show up, be on time and fulfill the commitments.
  • Because of the large number of students signing up for activities, your student might not get the activity(ies) he/she has signed up for.
  • Students whose parents can drive will be given first priority!
  • We will contact you if we need to waitlist anyone.