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Monthly Activities

Others First


Others First Lunch Activities


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





Qualifying independent activity hours earned after May 31, 2018 will be credited towards the

2018 -2019 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 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

2019 Moraga Junior Women’s Club Egg Hunt, April 13

The Moraga Junior Women's Club is gearing up for the 37th Annual Egg Hunt at Moraga Commons. This event would not be possible without help from the community. Please consider grabbing a friend and signing up for a slot (or 2!) We're excited to welcome in Spring with this fun, family event! Please use the MJWC Signup Genius

Wagner Ranch Nature Area, April 14 

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 Nature Area, Earth Day Festival, April 27, 28

Join Toris Jaeger at WRNA in a variety of caretaking, clean up, and planting activities. On the first day, we will get the area ready for the Earth Day Festival. On the event day, we will lend a hand at the different Earth Day Festival activities. Meet at WRNA. Please check shift times online. Pick up same location. 


May Activities - Click here to sign up

JP Kapnek Trust Fun Run, May 5

Help out at the fun run. Volunteers will assist with timing, handing out popsicles to the runners, and event clean up. Meet at Miramonte High School. Pick up same location. 

Wagner Ranch Nature Area, May 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 1:00 p.m. Pick up same location at 3:00 p.m. 

Glorietta Elementary’s Spring Musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, May 14, 16, 17, and 18

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

Wagner Ranch Ranch Up, May 18

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-1p and 1245p-3p. 


June Activities - Click here to sign up

8th Grade Promotion-Pass out program, June 6, 4:30-6:00pm

“Pay it forward” at 8th Grade Promotion by passing out programs to the guests. Only 6th and 7th graders, please. Hours will count towards next year’s total. Meet Lani MacKenzie and Linda Youn on the Lower Blacktop for instructions. Boys, please wear slacks. Girls, please wear casual dresses. Pick up same location.


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.