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!
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 (formerly Food, Wine & Song)
April 27, 2019
Our auction gala is Lexington's largest fundraiser, an elegant adult-only evening event featuring Live and Silent auctions during an evening of dancing, 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 View the Room Parent list to see who your room parent is. Look out for their info-packed emails, and help out when they call for volunteers.
May 31, 2019
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.
Evening of March 14, 2019
New this year, HSC will be hosting a free Family Math Night at Lex with Mathnasium.
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 email@example.com to help.
January 30, 2019 . 6pm - 7:30pm 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 David Hubbard for chairing the 2019 Science Fair.
Week of March 4-8, 2019 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 also need volunteers to help with setup, as well as to work during Book Faire hours. Be sure to shop at the Book Faire to support Lex.
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 2018 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!
There are a variety of programs that cost you nothing extra but support Lex, such as Script Gift Cards and OhmConnect energy saving.
How You Can Help Check out the Free to You page to learn about our current programs.
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. Families can also sign up with OhmConnect to earn money for Lex when you save energy at home. 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.
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 go into the classrooms each month as readers For more information contact program coordinator Grace Kee.
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.
The Lex school play takes place each Fall. Open to 3rd through 5th graders. Signups 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.
4th & 5th Graders from all four elementary schools are invited to participate in the annual District-Wide Play. Signups 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 Olympiad, or Math O, is a large and popular 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 2018-19 program is already underway. Each year a volunteer coach is needed to run the program. If you are interested in coaching for the 2019-20 school year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movie Night 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 2018 Family Movie Night is over, but look for the 2019 event information when the next school year begins.
This after-school Spanish Extension program was piloted in Fall 2018, initially open to 12 students in grades 1-3 with a strong interest in Spanish. The 12-week program featured language concepts all taught in Spanish, through songs, games, lesson activities and off-site excursions. Thanks to Lex parents Catalina Madrigal-Rupert and Chiara Garonzik for launching this effort.
How You Can Help This pilot program has ended. Check back at the start of the 2019-20 school year for details on the next program.
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.
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.
3rd to 5th graders are encouraged to showcase their talents in the Lex Talent Show. 5th grade teacher Patricia Vaden organizes the talent show and hold auditions in the weeks prior
How You Can Help Plan to attend and cheer on our talented students! Date TBD, but is normally held the last Thursday in May.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run* is a transformational social and fitness program for 3rd to 5th grade girls. It teaches life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The 10-week program runs takes place on Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:45-4:15pm from March 5 through May 18. The program culminates with an amazing 5K Fun Run at Vasona Park. Space is limited. Register at GotR Silicon Valley.
How You Can Help A minimum of two parent coaches are needed. Second grade girls may participate if their parent is a coach. Contact Lex Head Coach Marianne Wheeler with questions.
*Why no Boys on the Run? Because YOU haven't started it! If you are interested in founding a boys' running program at Lex, contact Young Tritons Running Club.
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.