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Home & School Club is a 100% volunteer organization. Everything we provide for Lex is possible only with the help and support of our parents. 

Below are many ways you can participate to make Lexington Elementary School a place where our students can thrive. Whether you're a working parent or have flexibility at home, whether you can only do a small bit or can take on a bigger role, there is a way every parent can help!

Membership Drive  

 

The HSC Membership Drive is our first major fundraiser of the year. HSC needs to raise over $400 per student to fund our programs. Every contribution makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.

 

 How You Can Help  We strongly encourage every family to donate.  Donate Today!

 

 

Lex GalA

 

April 25, 2020 

 

Our gala is Lexington's adult-only evening event featuring dining, drinks, and surprises! Buy your tickets and don't miss this sensational community event. 

 

 How You Can Help  We are in need of a volunteers for the Lex Gala Team to help plan the party of the year! There are lots of ways to help big and small, from decorations to finding fun silent auction items, web help to party setup. There are plenty of tasks that can be done from home, so this is a great way to help Lex on your own time. If you can help out or can hook us up with goodies for the auction table, drop a line to gala@lexhsc.org

 

 

Room Parents

 

Every classroom has a room parent (or parents) to facilitate communication between parents and the teacher, the school and the HSC. Room parents also help organize class parties, teacher lunches and other activities that require coordinating parent support. 

 

 How You Can Help   Talk to our Volunteer Coordinator  to see who your room parent is. Look out for their info-packed emails, and  help out when they call for volunteers.

 

 

Fun Day

 

May 29, 2020 

 

This year-end celebration has been a Lex tradition for over 50 years! The day kicks off with a Crazy Hat Parade, and after recess the kids enjoy a carnival on the lower field with field games, face painting, bouncy slide, sno-cone machine, crazy hair and other activities. After lunch provided by HSC,  the day ends with the traditional Moonball game pitting Teachers against the 5th graders as the school cheers on. 

 

 How You Can Help  We need a Fun Day Chair as well as volunteers to run stations and serve lunch. Fun Day is always the last Friday of the school year.

 

 

Math Night

 

Bi-annual event

 

Our Community Sponsor, Mathnasium of Campbell-Los Gatos hosts a free Family Math Night with Lex HSC.

 

 How You Can Help  Parent volunteers will be needed to run stations. Details will be posted page closer to the event. We're still looking for a Math Night Chair. Email president@lexhsc.org to help. 

 

Science Fair

 

March 18, 2020, 6:00-7:30 pm in the Lex MPR

 

The Lexington Science Fair is designed to foster students’ curiosity and excitement for the sciences while learning about experimentation and discovery through the Scientific Method. It is open to students of all grades (K-5). Students can submit projects individually or in teams.  

 

 How You Can Help  Encourage your child but let them do the work themselves!  This is a non-judged event, so it's a great chance for the kids to have fun with science and learn from each other. 

 

Thanks to Anna Kearney for chairing the 2020 Lex Science Fair.

 

BOOK FairE

 

Week of March 3-5, 2020 in the Lex MPR (Conference Week - Minimum Days)

 

The MPR is transformed into a children's book store!  We partner with Hicklebee's to offer a sensational selection of books that kids love. Proceeds support our library as well as other programs

 

 How You Can Help  We are in need a Book Faire Chair to help organize the event. We need volunteers to help with setup, as well as to work during Book Faire hours.

 

Jog-a-Thon

 

This annual fundraising run is a kid favorite!  Students get pledges and then run laps to raise money for Lex. In 2018, students raised over $22,000! This is a great community day, with parents cheering the kids on as they run for Lex. 

 

 How You Can Help  The 2019 Jog-a-Thon is over, but next year we'll be looking for a Jog-a-Thon Chair. All parents are encouraged to  help their kids get pledges from friends and family, and to volunteer at this high-energy event!

 

LexEcology

 

LexEcology and the student-driven Green Team spearhead "clean campus initiatives" such as Trash Free Tuesdays & Thursdays, Campus Beautification Days, Life Lab Garden Classroom, Worm Composting, ColorCycle Marker Recycling and more.

 How You Can Help   Parent volunteers are needed to help with our garden program and other ongoing initiatives. Learn  more at LexEcology.

Other Programs That HSC Supports

 

The following programs are directly not run by HSC, but we support them as needed to ensure they can be offered at Lex. 
 

Project Cornerstone

 

YMCA’s Project Cornerstone has a mission to build positive relationships, opportunities, values, and skills— known collectively as “developmental assets”—that provide the foundation for a healthy, successful future for our youth.

At Lex, parent readers visit the classrooms each month and use children’s literature to share concepts of caring, interpersonal competence, personal power, empathy, integrity, equality, social justice, honesty, and responsibility.

 

 How You Can Help  Parent volunteers are needed to go into the classrooms each month as readers For more information contact program coordinator Erin McCalley.

 

Lunch Yard Duty

 

We need energetic volunteers for Lunch Supervision on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00-12:50 pm. When you volunteer for Lunch Duty, it allows teachers more time for lesson planning and classroom prep that benefit all students. Be a Lunch Duty HERO!

 

 How You Can Help  Sign up to cover a Lunch Duty Spot.

 

Lex School Play

 

The Lex school play takes place each Fall. Open to 3rd through 5th graders. Sign ups are typically in late August and performances in late October. 

 

 How You Can Help   Parents of play students have a volunteer commitment. Look for details and signups at the start of next school year. 

 

District-Wide Play

 

4th & 5th Graders from all four elementary schools are invited to participate in the annual District-Wide Play. Sign ups are typically in early October, and performances in early February. 

 

 How You Can Help   Parents of play students have a volunteer commitment. Details can be found on the Play Website.

 

Math O

 

Math Olympiad, or Math O,  is an international mathematics competition designed to expose
students to elementary methods of mathematical problem-solving in a fun team competition. The program is open to 4th and 5th graders are meets weekly after school from from November through March.

 

 How You Can Help  The 2019-20 program is already underway. Each year a volunteer coach is needed to run the program. If you are interested in coaching for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact president@lexhsc.org.

 

Lex Movie Night

 

Movie Night is hosted by the 5th Grade as a fundraiser for Science Camp. Movie tickets, dinner, concessions, and VIP Parking are all available for purchase to support the 5th graders.  It's a terrific all-school event to start the year off! 

 

 How You Can Help  Buy tickets and attend! The 2019 Family Movie Night is over, but look for the 2020 event information when the next school year begins.

 

Multicultural Festival 

Bi-annual event

The MPR is a passport around the world as students learn about different cultures represented at Lex from all over the world!  Tastes, sights, sounds, traditions and more are shared by parents, providing a dynamic look at the many cultures that are part of the Lex family.

 

 How You Can Help  Parents are encouraged to host a booth displaying their culture. The 2018 Multicultural Festival is over, but is held on or near the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21. Look for booth sign up information early next school year from Principal Lauren Honda.

 

Halloween Carnival

 

This student carnival takes place after lunch on Halloween.  There is also an all-school Costume Parade after drop-off on Halloween morning. Parents can dress up too!

 

 How You Can Help   Each classroom hosts a booth with a game or activity, and parents are needed to man the booths. Your room parent will send out volunteer information.

 

Talent Show

 

3rd to 5th graders are encouraged to showcase their talents in the Lex Talent Show. Our Lex Librarian, Barbara Lougee, organizes the talent show and hold auditions in the weeks prior.

 

 How You Can Help   Plan to attend and cheer on our talented students in late December before Winter Break!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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It take 2 groups working TOGETHER - Lexington’s HSC and LGEF  - to cover essential programs, resources and staffing costs that our current district budget cannot afford. LGEF funds personnel at Lex in addition to district-wide programs like art & music. Both organizations need parent support!

 

 How You Can Help  Please Donate to LGEF.

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