Category Archives: Volunteer Office

Please make sure your background check is current!

Parents – Please make sure your background check is current before you chaperone a field trip.  We need at least 72 hours PRIOR to the field trip to run the background check.  Background checks are good for 2 years.  If you are driving, we also need a copy of your insurance. If you have questions about whether you are current, you can email the Volunteer Office at or or call us at 252-2108.  Forms can be downloaded off the website at



Don’t forget to pre-order your yearbook!

Be sure to pre-order your yearbook by April 1st to get the discounted price of $13!  If you wait until after that, the price goes up to $20 per book.  We will be placing the order May 1st.  If you wait until the books arrive in June, we cannot guarantee that there will be extras available for purchase.  Don’t miss out.  Order today,  Forms available in the Volunteer Office.

Fiesta Fantástica Friday April 8th – how you can sign up online to help

Hola a todos los padres de familia:         
Fiesta Fantástica, John Hay’s Latin American culture festival is rapidly approaching !  Please join in the fun by choosing a one time volunteer task for this unique event.  Speaking Spanish is not required.   It’s very simple and easy to sign up; simply follow this link:

Sign up link for Fiesta Fantastica 2011

We could really use your help, and you are guaranteed to have a good time !

Thank you for helping to make John Hay such a wonderful school for our children.

John Hay Spanish Committee

Bookshelf needed for Lost and Found

Do you have an old bookshelf in your basement or spare room that you would like to get rid of?  The Lost and Found is in desperate need of a shelf to organize lost lunch boxes, hats and other items that cannot be hung up.  If you have something that would work and are willing to donate, please email the Volunteer Office at  Thanks!

John Hay Family Bingo Night!

Join us on Friday, Feb 11th from 6-9 in the John Hay Cafeteria/Gym for the 1st annual BINGO NIGHT!  You could win great prizes such as Sporting Event Tickets, Valentine’s Day Package, Pizza and Movie Night, and more.  We’ll also be selling hot dogs, cotton candy and snow cones.  For more information and to sign up to help make this event fun and successful, please download the John Hay Bingo flyer and return it to the Volunteer Office.

PRESENTING: The 2 biggest “don’t miss” events of 2011!

JOHN HAY BINGO NIGHT – Friday, February 11, 2011 6-9pm 

Come on down to the John Hay gym for a great evening of family fun…and your chance to win fabulous prizes, such as dinner/movie packages, chocolates/ coffee for a year, spa packages, craft baskets…and much much more!  Additional information to come soon.


AUCTION 2011: Our Journey to Excellence – Sat. April 30, 2011

We have a new location at the SODO Showbox.  We’ll be having an on-line silent auction as well as lots of new surprises.  Watch for more information to come soon!

Needed: Debate Judges and Timers on Sat. Feb 5th 8:30-11:30am

No experience necessary, must be 15 or older – qualifies for service hours!  Parent, friend, and neighbor volunteers are welcome, too! 

Tournament is at Lawton Elementary in Magnolia.  Orientation materials will be sent by email, and a half-hour training for volunteer judges and timers starts at 8:30am on tournament day.  Each judge evaluates two teams of 2 kids in two rounds. A detailed description of a tournament is here:, click on Tournament Information at the bottom of the page.  We also need volunteers to monitor sign-in, snack table, and make copies.  Debate Club is sponsored by Successful Schools in Action,, and is for 4th & 5th graders of Blaine, Lawton, Coe, and Hay Schools.  Contact to volunteer.