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Monthly Activities

Others First
 

Others First Lunch Activities

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

 

 


 

Reminder:

Qualifying independent activity hours earned after March 31, 2020 will be credited towards the

2020 -2021 school year.  

 

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 Tania Harrick 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.

 


November Activities - Click here to sign up

Beautify the Bay Beach Clean-Up, November 10

Join us at Crown Memorial State Beach - Crab Cove Visitor Center to clean the beach of trash that washes up, making it more beautiful for people and safer for wild animals. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Bring your own gloves and bucket if preferred. If you plan to carpool, please meet at Orinda BART parking lot (closest to station main entrance) at 9:00 a.m. (Departure at 9:15 a.m. SHARP.) Pick up from same location at 12:15 p.m. Alternatively, students who prefer not to carpool can meet at Crab Cove Visitor Center at 9:45 a.m. 
Note: Parent carpool drivers for this event, please indicate the number of additional OIS students that you can help drive on the Sign-Up Genius list. 

Peace & Kindness Carnival, November 11

Join Mindful Littles in their 2nd Annual Peace & Kindness Carnival on Veterans Day. Student volunteers are needed to help with carnival games. Location: Orinda Community Center. Please sign up at Mindful Littles’ Sign-Up Genius.

Wagner Ranch Nature Area, November 17

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 12:30p.m. Pick up same location at 3:30 p.m. 

 


December Activities Click here to sign up

Glide Memorial Church—Bag Lunch Prep, December 7

Join us at Glide Memorial to help prepare bag lunches from 9a-11a. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Please bring your Clipper Card or money to purchase a round-trip BART ticket. Meet at Orinda BART at 7:45 a.m. (8:05 a.m. train). Pick up from same location at 11:45 a.m. 
Note: At least 1 parent chaperone needed for this event. 

Wagner Ranch Nature Area, December 8 

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 12:30 p.m. Pick up from same location at 3:30 p.m.

 

January Activities - Click here to sign up

Wagner Ranch Nature Area, January 12

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 12:30 p.m. Pick up from same location at 3:30 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 during lunch in room 33 for a special knitting project. (No sign-ups necessary).  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. We will show you the basics. This project will be on going throughout the year.  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.