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Things to Remember When Working Opp Knock Events

  • Honor your volunteer commitments
  • Represent the character and spirit of Stanley Middle School
  • Arrive on time, show respect and courtesy
  • Check in and out with the event coordinator
  • Remember your GOLD SLIP!
  • Have fun!

OppKnocks Events

Upcoming Events Information



Community Events:

  • Burton Valley Annual Fall Family Festival (Sunday, Oct. 15th from 10:30am-2pm at Burton Valley Elementary); Sign up to be a carnival games volunteer!  You will work with kids and hand out prizes.  Really fun! If you have any questions contact Annette Robison at  If you want to work a station with a friend, please put friends name in the comment section of the sign up.  We will do our best to put you together!  

Sign up through Sign Up Genius link:






Community Events:

  • Springhill Back To School Picnic (Friday, Sept. 8 from 5:00-9:00 at Springhill Elementary); Sign up for a shift from 5-7pm and/or from 7-9pm.  Volunteer roles include helping serve treats and facilitating carnival games and activities.

Sign up here:





  • LUNCH BUDDY PROGRAM (Rooms 205 and 206): Once a week (45min/0.75 hour every week) for the whole trimester (consistency is necessary). Bring a lunch and join the students in Mrs. Bertrand and Ms. Estrada's classes. Their students love to talk to their lunch buddies, attend campus clubs, draw, read, go outside and have fun. If you are interested in this program, please contact Mrs. Bertrand (Room 205).
  • LOST AND FOUND (Lost and Found; outside office): Every Thursday, two students may sign up to help sort and organize the Lost and Found with a parent volunteer.  Students should show up to the Lost and Found at lunch, after the 10-minute bell, and check in with the office if the parent volunteer isn't there.  Students will get 30 minutes of service time for each lunch they help. For more information, contact Mr. Mangold.
  • AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS: Visit the bulletin board in the hallway of the Gym or speak with Mrs. Anke to learn about opportunities to help out with after-school sports.  
  • BALL BOX MONITOR: Help check in and out balls and sports equipment during lunchtime.  Have a friend join you, and you both get Opp. Knocks credit.  Email Mr. Mangold if you are interested.

Sign up using GoogleDocs!

Click on the highlighted link to access the sign up sheet.  Use your Google Account log-in to access the form. To log-in you have to enter the whole google account email address. 

example: "the student's  

ONLY add your name to open rows.  Please do not change any other content or names on the sign up sheets.  If there are no open rows, the event is full.  All changes are tracked by user. 

If you are a student having trouble accessing the sign-up forms and would like to sign up for an event, please email Jennifer Frick or Marie Mlynek, Opp Knocks Co-Chairs at



Past Opp Knocks Events




  • Bunny Brunch: Ruth Kaiser, tel: 925-518-3989, e-mail: 
  • Lafayette Elementary Sock Hop: Courtney Marino (LES PTA) at
  • Prepare a Meal for Martinez Homeless Shelter: Ms. Parnas, Mrs. Applin, Ms. Pitts, Mrs. Winter.  
  • Science Fair Volunteer Burton Valley Elementary)

  • Gingerbread-House making at Lafayette Elementary Mr. Mangold
  • It's A Wonderful Life...Holiday Tree Lighting: Sara Regan, tel: 925-284-7404, e-mail: 
  • Contra Costa Food Bank
  • Respite Night for children with special needs and their siblings: Mary Kaye Stephens, tel: (925) 631-0996, email:
  • St.Perpetua On Stage Tech Crew: Gabrielle Ohleyer, tel: 510-326-6775, e-mail:
  • Wildcats On Stage Tech Crew: Anne Anderson, e-mail: 
  • Lafayette Juniors Rummage SaleLisa Ulrick, tel: 925-963-7704, e-mail:
  • 24th Reservoir RunSara Regan, tel: 925-890-6197, e-mail:

  • Trick or Treat Street Lafayette: Sara Regan, tel: 925-890-6197, e-mail:

  • Lafayette Elementary School Westival: Julie Herbert, tel: 925-816-1263, e-mail: .
  • Burton Valley Elementary School Fall Family Festival: Gina McKenzie and Annette Robison (925) 451-0308.  
  • Happy Valley Elementary School Carnival : Lisa Anderson, tel: 925-963-0338, e-mail:




  • Yes on Measure C yard sign distribution  
  • Trail Building and Repair at Lime Ridge Open Space
  • Burton Valley Science Fair  
  • Bunny Brunch 
  • Rube Goldberg Contest
  • Lafayette District Chorus Festival 
  • Lafayette Elementary Science Fair

  • Happy Valley Science Fair 
  • Springhill Science Fair 
  •  Wildcats on Stage Tech Crew 
  • Wildcats on Stage Tickets and Refreshment Sales 
  • St. Perpetua Play Tech Crew 
  • Springhill 5th Grade Play  Tech Crew 
  • Springhill 5th Grade Play  Tech Crew  
  • Packing Party for Afghanistan organized by Trust In Education 
  • Wrapping presents for homeless and needy children - served by the Bay Area Rescue Mission 
  • Lafayette Juniors Rummage Sale 
  • Lafayette Elementary Westival 
  • Girl's Volleyball Match
  • Happy Valley Carnival (Happy Valley Elementary)
  • Burton Valley School Fall Family Festival 
  • Lafayette Reservoir Run 
  • St. Perpetua Octoberfest 2015
  • Happy Valley Elementary School Fall Picnic
  • Springhill Elementary Back To School Picnic (Lower Playground).
  • Lafayette Art and Wine Festival 2015.