Events and Volunteers


 

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Get INVOLVED, & Help Your Child Succeed!

Parent involvement is great for children, great for teachers, and great for the school! Studies show when parents get involved in their children's education and school, it pays off! Research shows that children whose parents are actively involved in the school are more likely to: 

             *Earn higher grades and test scores                *Adapt well to school
             *Attend school regularly                                *Have better social skills
             *Show improved behavior                               *Graduate and go to college



Below are a list of our events and volunteer opportunities.  Click on the volunteer opportunity you are interested in and it will take you to that event for details.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Teacher Appreciation Week      In-Service Lunch

 

Kindergarten Graduation         Involvement Drive
Elementary Workroom       Grandparents Day
Commander Night Silent Auction       Christmas Staff Meal
Academic Banquets       8th Grade Crossing
Thumbs Up Reward Program
   
Commander Run Consignment Sale




EVENTS:


PRAYER GROUP
This is an essential part of Friendship Christian School and encompasses all that we believe in and stand for.  There is nothing more powerful than the power of prayer, and we invite anyone who is interested and would like to pray for the faculty, staff and children of FCS.  The prayer group usually meets in the first and third Thrusday's. 
Chairperson: Jill Abrams
Supervising Topsider Officer: High School Vice President

IN-SERVICE LUNCH

This luncheon is served to the teachers during their in-service.  It usually takes place during the week between registration and the first day of school.  Volunteers will be needed to help serve lunch and clean up. 
Chairperson:
Supervising Topsider Officer: High School Vice President

GRANDPARENTS DAY
This is a great tradition at FCS to honor the grandparents!  The Elementary children put on a program for the grandparents while they enjoy a continental breakfast buffet donated by the parents.  Grandparents Day is usually the 2nd Friday in September.  Volunteers will be needed to help with set up, service of brunch food and clean up. 
Chairperson:
Supervising Topsider Officer: Upper Elementary Vice President


TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
During this week we honor our teachers and staff with special meals and gifts.  Volunteers will be needed to help distribute gifts. 
Chairperson:
Supervising Topsider Officers: Co-President

CHRISTMAS STAFF MEAL
This is a wonderful way to thank the staff of FCS for all of their hard work.  The staff is treated to a catered breakfast or lunch.  Volunteers will be needed to help set up, serve and clean up.  Chairperson: POSITION AVAILABLE
Supervising Topsider Officer
: High School Vice President

ACADEMIC BANQUET

Academic Banquet is usually held in late April to early May to honor the outstanding academic students in Middle and High School.  The theme is usually a well kept and much anticipated secret!  Volunteers will be needed to help with decorating, gifts and clean up. 
Chairperson: 
Supervising Topsider Officers: Middle School Vice President and High School Vice President


KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION
This is a special time for parents as their little ones grow up and move from Kindergarten to First Grade.  The children put on a special program and graduate in their caps and gowns.  Volunteers will be needed to help serve cookies and punch, set up decorations the day before and clean up. 
Chairperson:
Supervising Topsider Officer:
Elementary Vice President


THUMBS UP REWARD PROGRAM
Children in 3rd grade through 8th garde are rewarded for their good behavior with a movie and popcorn.  Volunteers will be needed to help set up the movie and serve popcorn. 
Chairperson:
Supervising Top Officer: Co - Presidents


ELEMENTARY WORKROOM DAY
If you can make copies, trace pictures, use scissors and glue then you are qualified!  This is a fun way to meet other FCS moms and help the elementary teachers.  Volunteers will be needed to work in the workroom on Thursdays for approximately 2 hours. 
Chairperson:
Supervising Topsider Officer: Secretary


8TH GRADE CROSSING
This ceremony is similar to a graduation as kids move from Middle School to High School.  Volunteers will be needed to help decorate and clean up. 
Chairperson: POSITION AVAILABLE
Supervising Topsider Officer: Middle School Vice President


COMMANDER DAY SILENT AUCTION
Commander Day is our festival at the school.  There are games, face painting, food and lots of fun!  The money raised goes to the Annual Fund (money raised to help make up the difference between tuition and the actual costs of the school); however, Topsiders helps coordinate the silent auction.  Volunteers will be needed to help prepare the baskets for auction, set up the day before and morning of the auction, work the day of the auction to help with any questions, help collect money and distribute baskets and clean up. 
Chairperson: Lisa Nave and Leslie Zellner
Supervising Topsider Officer: Co - Presidents 

 
CONSIGNMENT SALE
Who doesn't love a shopping bargain?  This is a week to shop, shop, shop till you drop, drop drop!  Every February and July we have a consignment sale in the Performing Arts Center.  The consignment sale is not only for families at FCS, it is also open to the public.  We have a special uniform section including FCS spirit wear!  Volunteers will be needed to help set up before the sale, check items that are brought in, put items out for the sale, work the sale and clean up. 
Chairperson:
Supervising Topsider Officer: Co - Presidents

Commander Run;
The Commander Run Series was created with the goal to challenge athletes of any age or ability by offering three unique
runs: The Extreme 5K, The Mini-Extreme, and The Cross-Country 5K
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Make plans to attend the 6th annual Commander Run on April 8th 2017!


Chairperson: Michelle Scharfman, Nettie Boyle and Jamie Harper
Supervising Topsider Officer: Co - Presidents