Every year, H&S organizes a variety of events to build community, foster an inclusive environment and extend our reach into local neighborhoods. We rely on the participation of our families to ensure the success of these events. Those who make full use of the many ways to get involved tell us their experience at AFS is greatly enriched.
Clerks plan many events during the course of the school year. Emails are sent with the details of events and volunteer sign ups. Be sure to read all of your AFS emails to stay abreast of what events are happening in your grade(s) and take full advantage of all that AFS has to offer. Below is a sampling of events planned and implemented by H&S volunteers:
- Parent Socials
- Scarecrow-making for Kindergarten, Third Grade and new Fourth Grade Families
- Harvest Fest for Early Childhood & Kindergarten Families
- Middle School Pre-concert Dinners
- Faculty & Staff Appreciation Breakfasts in Middle and Upper Schools
- Lower School Spring Celebration
- Divisional End-of-the-Year Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheons
- Post Prom
- Many Voices Day: Grown-up Edition
- Concession & Box Office Volunteers for Middle and Upper School performances
ALL-SCHOOL EVENTS SUPPORTED BY HOME & SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
Held on the evening of the first Friday after school begins, this fun event kicks off the year with family activities, field games, music and plentiful food.
On Field Day, the students are divided into two teams, one Blue and one White, for friendly competition in a variety of outdoor activities. The Senior Class members assist their First Grade pages and the Junior Class members assist the Kindergartners. Parents and guardians are invited to attend the afternoon of school spirit and to volunteer to help serve lunch and distribute water ice.
For the six weeks leading up to the Thanksgiving Holiday, each division sets a goal of filling a grocery cart six times with food to address local hunger and nutrition needs.
On Halloween morning, students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 march in the Halloween Parade around the circle in front of the Faulkner Library. Parents and guardians are invited to attend and while they wait to enjoy coffee and donuts on the Quad (the green between the Washington Lane driveways).
At AFS, Arbor Day is a celebration of spring with dancing by Fourth Grade students, poems and singing by Upper School students, and several maypole dances. Senior Class members partner with their First Grade pages, and these two classes plant trees. It’s a very special event that often brings adults to joyful tears. Parents and guardians are invited to stop by for lemonade and cookies before watching the program.