Community Serve Day

Help local schools get ready for the new school year

Sunday, August 21, 2016| 9 am–1 pm

 

 Online registration is now closed … but walk-ups are welcome!

Find a school to serve

 

join us for the After Party BBQ  —   5-7 pm at Eastside Foursquare Church 

 

We are a multifaceted movement of local churches, businesses, school districts, non-profits, PTSAs, and other community organizations with a passion is to mobilize as one for our community. We come together to help schools get ready for the new school year, to help our local schools become a premier learning environment for our kids. Studies show that a clean and encouraging learning environment heightens student involvement in school activities, develops a sense of pride and ownership in the school, and increases students overall learning levels.

Our projects include helping teachers set up classrooms, as well as improving the campus through paint, repair, and other grounds projects. Community Serve Day is not just a one-day event: it’s an attitude and a commitment to reach out and help those who live closest to us. It’s about caring for others and using our time and resources to make our schools and neighborhoods a better place. Here is how you can get involved. Find a project close to where you live, then register to work at that site for four hours on August 21. Once registered, you’ll receive information on your project via email.

Questions? Contact Us

PROJECTS

Select a school near you and sign up to serve.      

Arrowhead Elementary
Canyon Creek Elementary
Canyon Park Junior High
Cottage Lake Elementary
Crystal Springs Elementary
Fernwood Elementary
Frank Love Elementary  
Helen Keller Elementary
Henry David Thoreau Elementary
Hollywood Hill
Kenmore Elementary
Kokanee Elementary
Kenmore Junior High
Lockwood Elementary
Maywood Hills Elementary 
Moorlands Elementary
Shelton View Elementary
Skyview Junior High
Sorenson Early Childhood Center
Westhill Elementary
Woodin Elementary
Woodmoor Elementary

 

map of school sites

 

Registration

Online Registration is now closed.

 

but you can still serve! Just go to the school at 8:45 am
If you’re wondering where to go, grab a map!

 

 

 

 

Common Questions

What times can we work? What time does it start and finish?

At each site we will be working from 9 am–1 pm followed by a time of celebration.

What do I wear?

Work attire is appropriate. Please take into account the weather for the day. Volunteers may be inside or out depending on their assignment. Those working outside should bring sunblock.

What types of work might I be doing?

Classroom assistance jobs may vary from working on bulletin boards, to cutting out materials, to sorting and filing, decorating, etc. Facility improvement jobs at schools may include painting blacktop games, washing windows and desks, weeding, landscaping, etc.

What do I need to bring?

  1. Paperwork – don’t forget to bring the liability release forms, signed and ready to turn in.  This will make registration fast-n-easy.  If you forget, we’ll have spare forms you can complete.
  2. Water – we are trying to cut down on garbage and request that you bring your own water containers. You will be able to refill them easily at your site, and we will provide one if you forget.
  3. Food – we will provide snacks, but you may want to bring your own additional food/lunch just in case.

Do I need to bring food?

Some sites will be providing snacks, but you may want to bring your own just in case. Also, please remember to bring your own water container.

Do I need to bring tools?

That depends on your assignment. Your Project Coordinator will let you know of specific tools that will be needed. Gardening and weeding tools are the most needed tools at most sites. If you bring any tool, please be sure it is labeled with your name and contact information.

Will I be working alone?

In most cases, people will be working in small teams, led by a team leader. Again it depends on the nature of your assignment, but in general, most people will be working in a small group.

Is there a celebration event to conclude the day?

YES! Water and snacks will be provided for volunteers, teachers, and staff members on-site at each of the schools. We’ll have water and snacks as we conclude the event at each school.  In addition, Eastside Foursquare Church will be hosting a community celebration at 5pm.

Can my kids participate in Community SERVE Day?

Absolutely! They are welcome to work alongside of you at any of the sites. We would encourage you to be sure when you arrive that morning at check-in that you request a child-friendly project.

Media

Thousands Volunteer to Help Local Schools

 

Media Contact

Tim King    425-218-4639 (m)  timk@northshore.church
Director of Community Outreach, Northshore Community Church

What

2400+ volunteers from 13 local churches, schools,  and community groups will prepare classrooms and beautify school campuses through painting, weeding and grounds projects for the 8th annual Community Serve Day, organized by Northshore Community in partnership with the Northshore School District and Lake Washington School District.

When

Sunday, August 21st, 9:00am-1:00pm.

Where

22 schools in the Northshore and Lake Washington school districts
In the cities of Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, and Woodinville
Map of event locations

Best Filming Locations

Moorlands Elementary School, 15115 84th Ave NE, Kenmore, WA 98028
Crystal Springs Elementary School, 21615 9th Ave SE, Bothell, WA 98021

About Northshore School District

Known statewide and nationally for academic excellence, the Northshore School District is a public school district that serves more than 21,000 students in Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville and areas of unincorporated King and Snohomish counties.

About Lake Washington School District

LWSD is the public school district serving over 27,000 students in the cities of Kirkland and Redmond, as well as about half of Sammamish. On the north end of the district, some Bothell and Woodinville residents also attend our schools.

About Northshore Community Church

Northshore is a community who follows Jesus, connects in authentic relationships, grows together in faith, and volunteers to make an impact in our local community and around the globe.

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Contact Info

425-821-5252

communityserveday@northshore.church

10301 NE 145th St Kirkland, WA 98034