November 21, 2019
Please Support Our Annual Fund
The Annual Fund Campaign is our primary opportunity for school families to participate in the continued success of our school by helping to bridge the gap left by state and local funding. This fund supports existing educational programs, new curriculum development, improves facilities, and supports essential needs of Socrates Academy.
 
Come to the 8th Grade Car Wash - Saturday!
This  Saturday, November 23th from 10 am - 2 pm . Come out and enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, and a donut or two - or a dozen! All donations will help participating 8th graders go on the DC Trip. We need your support! Want to help? Sign up here >> You do not need to have an 8th grade to volunteer!
Middle School NJHS Presents the 3rd Annual
2019 Gingerbread House Competition
 
Take some time this Thanksgiving break to create a gingerbread house with your family & friends! $5 Entry Fee
 
All entries are due Tuesday, December 3rd
  Winners announced Friday, December 6th
 
Winning Categories: Most Creative, Most Decorative, Most Socrates Proud
Download a Copy of the Rules HERE >>
Monday Funday Teacher Lunch Relief
 
Many of our teachers eat lunch while standing so they can oversee the children eating lunch. Be a teacher's hero and join us on Mondays for lunch! Volunteers will help students open packages and keep an eye out for horseplay while the teachers enjoy sitting during their lunch time. Want to help? Sign up >>

Socrates 11th Annual Pie Swap
We are back with our teachers' FAVORITE hospitality event, the Thanksgiving Pie Swap! Each year we provide enough pies for our teachers to each take one home to contribute to their family dinners.
Every pie that you bake equals 2 volunteer hours! Thank you for helping take something off our teachers "plates" for Thanksgiving. 
 
Say Thank You to the staff by Signing up here >>
Team Spirit Chili Tailgate
Save the Date! Thursday, December 19 th 2019
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Socrates Academy Gym 

Pre-Orders will be offered and can be picked up. Stay tuned for more details.
Volunteer for the Staff Holiday Luncheon

 Last year the parents of Socrates Academy came together to help create a Holiday Staff Luncheon. You can contribute and be part of this celebration in thanking our wonderful staff by donating to this event. All the food and desserts are made fresh by the Cortelli family. If you would like to contribute please s ign up HERE >> .


Socrates PFI Shutterfly Storefront

Order holiday cards and gifts through our *NEW* Shutterfly Storefront and Shutterfly will donate 8% to our school!!! PLUS.. you can still apply any Shutterfly discount codes. Spread the word to all your family & friends! Happy Holidays and happy shopping!   http://socratespfi.shutterflystore front.com/

Yoga After School Enrichment
Thursdays | 3:30-4:30
Dates: December 5th - Feb 6th (No class on December 26th and January 2nd - Winter Break)
Grades: 3rd -5th

Open Tuesdays in November

8:10 am - 9:30 am

Looking for a way to complete your volunteer hours? Click here to join us at the Closet! It’s a fun and easy way to reach your 36 hours.
The Fall Arctic Adventure
Online Fair is open
through November 24th

Check us out online to learn about e-wallet, an online account which parents can set up for children to purchase books at the fair!

Volunteer Opportunities
  1. Browse Open Volunteer Opportunities Below.
  2. Find Something that Interests You
  3. Click to Sign up or Email the Contact
Don't Forget to LOG YOUR HOURS After You Volunteer! 
SIGN UP to receive updates on volunteer needs as soon as they are available.  

VOLUNTEER AT SCHOOL:





  • Volunteer to relieve teachers during lunch Sign up >>


  • Help Out with Play Rehearsals Sign Up >> Monitor the kids and help them learn their lines.

  • Volunteer the Night of the Play Sign Up >> Help with concessions, ticket sales, or costuming.

  • Help with the School Store SIGN UP

  • Take Pictures with your Phone during school events! Sign up HERE


VOLUNTEER FROM HOME, OR ON EVENINGS / WEEKENDS:

  • Used: Cameras, Video Recorders (10 hours) Glue Guns & Glue Gun Sticks (2 hours for glue gun, 1 hour for each pack of sticks) Needles & Thread for Sewing (2 hours)


  • Sign Up To Bring Snacks for Teacher Workrooms

  • Water the Plants and help out with the gardens —> natalieparker@gmail.com

 
WANT TO VOLUNTEER, BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START?

Contact jsoucey@socratesacademy.us for more information.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE? See All Volunteer Opportunities >>
This Week at Socrates Academy
By a Thread: Middle School students did a phenomenal job performing Ariadne's Thread Friday and Saturday evening. These performances were put on solely by the students, who ran the lights, sound, costume and set changes without adult help.
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