September 5, 2019
Attendance Reporting Form Reminder
New for 2019-2020, you must use the Absence Reporting Form located on the front page of our Website to Report all Absences
Make a Difference at Your Child's School

Each family is required to volunteer 36 hours each year. Volunteer hours are totaled per family, not per student. Whether you have 1 or 4 students at Socrates, you are still only required to volunteer 36 hours.

It is important to us that families take part in supporting staff, families and scholars to strengthen our community as a whole. This is why the volunteer requirement is included in the enrollment paperwork for all Socrates scholars. Please check the Connection each week for opportunities to contribute.
SIGN UP to receive updates on volunteer needs as soon as they are available.  

Volunteers needed
9:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday - Sept. 10 th  
8:10 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday - Sept. 17 th  
8:10 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday - Sept. 24 th  
8:10 am - 9:30 am

Volunteering at the Closet is a fun and easy way to reach your 36 hours.
Last Chance Ordering for PE Uniforms

After September 6th (Friday), the cost of PE uniforms will increase by $5.

PE uniforms are optional for Elementary , but can be worn on the day they have PE instead of a uniform.

Middle School students "dress out" before PE and are not permitted to wear PE uniforms to school, unless given permission by Coach Bogar.
Parent Language Ambassadors
Earn Volunteer Hours for Helping a Family Translate

We are looking for Socrates Families who speak a language in addition to English and would like to help a family where English is not their first language. These families could use the support and community from those who speak their native language as they learn to navigate our school. 

Please fill out the form to be a Parent Language Ambassador for other Socrates families OR if you need help from someone who speaks your Native Language.
Yoga for Kids
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
 Sept 26th - Nov.21st (8 weeks)
(No class on October 31st- Parent teacher conference) 

Children will learn yoga poses, play yoga related games, learn to develop inner peace with breathing exercises and other relaxation activities, and have FUN! Children will also learn to explore their inner and outer environment with mindfulness meditation. The benefits of yoga for kids are many. Yoga helps kids develop body awareness, helps increase focus and concentration, increases confidence, and helps develop a positive self image.

DIY Workshop
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade 
Thursdays (10 Class Session)
Sept. 26th - December 19th*

DIY Workshop
3rd - 5th Grades
Mondays (10 Class Session)
Sept. 30th - December 12th*
Let your scholar join the fun after school as we get crafty with art! Many types of media and techniques will be explored including painting, paper mache' and clay. We have fun projects in store, as well as, gifts for the upcoming winter holidays.
Pick Up: Come to the art room in the Middle School Building to pick up your scholar.
* 3 dates that school is not in session accounted for in range of dates

8th Grade Service Day - Project Linus
Our 8th grade scholars are making blankets for people in need through Project Linus on October 25th. We have 75 scholars making blankets and we need fleece fabric, (pre-cut if you are able to), at a minimum size of 6x4. Earn 3 hours for every piece you donate. We are looking for child-friendly patterns, as most of these will go to children, infants - 18 years of age. Help us help others!
Knock out your volunteer hours early by helping teachers! Please remember to label your donation with the name of the person requesting the item
Take a look at  The Wish List
If you are bringing your donation to the school, please drop it in one of the Wish List Donation Boxes located in the any building on campus.
Socrates Academy is seeking Substitute Teachers
If you are interested in a paid substitute position you can fill out an application HERE >>
Earn Volunteer Hours by Helping Out with the School Play

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

Paint the Sets Sign Up >>
No experience necessary. Paint the sets solid colors, paint inside of the lines (Paint by number)

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

Donate Paint for Set Design
Old house paint, (gallons), half full or more
Craft paint (small bottles OK)
Drop off at either front office and log hours for your time.
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! 

  • The Stage (Organize and take unwanted items to Goodwill) Contact

  • Fill orders for Go, Play, Save Books SIGN UP

  • Help with the School Store SIGN UP

  • Handyman needed for various small projects. Contact


  • Used: Sewing Machines (10 hours) 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 —>

  • Trim the low branches from our trees on campus and trim the bushes. All limbs and brush will need to be removed from campus or put in the dumpster.

  • Experience with Sign Up Genius? Volunteer from Home!

  • Take pictures of campus events, recess or special events. All grades. Can be with iphone OR camera


Contact for more information.

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This Week at Socrates Academy
Opa!: Our 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th grade scholars are having a great time at the Greek Festival this year! This is one of our favorite Socrates traditions and the kids are making memories that will last a lifetime. Interested in attending the festival this weekend? Hours are located here >>
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