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Creditable School Activities

Give or Get Program Choices from Creditable School Activities

(Total 20 Service Work Hours)

 

The creditable school activities listed below imply active involvement:

 

  • Solicit and collect new donations to Akiva
  • Annual Chinese Auction
  • Annual Dinner Banquet
  • Clerical support for the office
  • Assist the principal or another administrator with unscheduled, timely activities
  • Building repair and maintenance
  • Substitute teacher (guest teacher), tutor, paraprofessional, or recess supervisor (payment of work hours toward Give or Get)
  • Library
  • Art Smart Program
  • Preparation before the event, i.e., development of program, securing auction items/donations, delivering complimentary tickets, decorating
  • Service work during the event, i.e., registration table, selling tickets, announcements
  • Service work after the event, i.e., clean up, thank you letters
  • Preparation before the event, i.e., development of program, $1,000 or more in new patrons/new journal ads
  • Service work during the event, i.e., registration table, assisting with program
  • Service work after the event, i.e., clean up, thank you letters
  • Prepare mailings, assist with making copies
  • Calling parents for notifications
  • Clear and salt walkways during the winter, remove weeds from flower/shrub beds, trim bushes, plant flowers, etc.
  • Inventory, catalog books, move books, restock books
  • Room mothers—10 hours maximum
  • Bake challahs for Early Childhood
  • Student health, i.e., coordinate lice checks
  • School activities and fundraisers
  • Pushka credit for placement & pick up of cans outside of school—1 hour maximum
  • Hot lunch program, including serving lunch
  • Student picture program
  • Staff appreciation meals
  • Grandparent activities
  • Back-to-School Picnic
  • Welcome new families
  • Yom Ha’atzmaut, Lag Ba’omer and Chanuka concert
  • High school play and other grade level play
  • Coordinating and participating in fundraising activities—each $50 of sales equals 1 Give or Get hour of service work or $25—Bartons Candy, Lands End, box top program, bricks for Path of Honor
  • Coordinate Scrip Programs

 

Give or Get Program Stipulations

 

  1. The chairperson of a “group” creditable school activity must have Give or Get pre-approval from the Executive Director, i.e., Art Smart, hot lunch program.
  2. A parent desiring to do service work on an individual creditable school activity must have Give or Get pre-approval from the Executive Director, i.e., working in the Library, clear sidewalks, pull weeds.
  3. Parent will submit to the Akiva Main Office his/her amount of time via the pink Give or Get Participation Form at the conclusion of the activity.
  4. Give or Get payments to be directed to the Executive Director.
  5. Give or Get obligations (service work time or payment) are not transferable between families.
  6. Attendance at meetings of the Board of Directors or executive board or similar meetings is not creditable time.
  7. Give or Get does not cover mystery readers in the classroom, yearbook, fundraisers or programs related to a specific grade level, i.e., 8th grade Washington trip, 12th grade raffle.
  8. All decisions of the Give or Get Committee are final.