October 10th: 8am to 4pm
October 11th: 1pm to 5pm
Want to know what projects we have? Maybe there is an area that you wish to take on? Below are the areas we have identified and will be needing assistance with. If you are not available on the 10th or 11th, or maybe want to go ahead and tackle an area, please feel free to let us know! We are grateful for anytime you may have, now or later.
Students who wish to obtain service learning hours will need to complete their pre-approval form. Please proceed in getting this done as soon as you can.
Painting Caution Poles
We have six metal poles on our campus that sneak up on drivers. We need them to be painted yellow. We have the paint! Please note that each pole takes a few coats. The paint is oil-based and you will need your own brushes.
Mulching and River Rock Needs
The PTSO has already begun renovation of the front area of the school to increase our curb appeal. We have tilled the front area and installed many new plants. We have also installed solar lighting to highlight the Viking logos on the windows at night. Additionally, an irrigation system has been installed as well.
Next up: installing the mulch (located on site) and spreading. Additionally, we are needing approximately 2 tons of river rock purchased and installed along the edges to keep the mulch from running out onto the sidewalks during rains.
Pressure Washing Sidewalks and Patio Area
The sidewalks in front of the school, the whole patio area on the side of the school, and the car rider line needs to be cleaned. Weather and dirt have made it not so pretty! Access to water is available. You will need your own pressure washer and gas.
Note: Before we paint the side wall, we need to pressure was the patio area so that we do not mess up the fresh paint.
Front Brick Wall
The sidewall needs a fresh coat of paint. We will need a gallon of oil-based external paint from Sherwin Williams, in "Stolen Kiss". This can be rolled or sprayed. You will need to provide your own painting tools.
There is a very nice "bar" area on the outside patio that we would like to make more functional for a teacher to use as their workspace for an outside classroom. The island needs to be repainted, maybe our Viking logo painted on, and some shelving installed underneath. We are open to any fun idea you may have!
We are also interested in an idea you have for the back wall that a teacher could use for material presentations.
Picnic Tables Needed
We would like to receive approximately 4 more picnic tables for the front patio area. This will enable more students to come outside for fresh air.
Commercial Shade Sails
The PTSO has purchased ten umbrellas and ten bases for immediate shade for the front patio area. We would love to install commercial shade sails over the front patio area of the school. This is the perfect opportunity for local businesses to sponsor and get recognition!
The front sign area needs a little bit of trimming. There is a crape myrtle whose shoots have gone wild and need to be pulled up. Additionally, staff has to climb into the bushes to change the letters on the sign. We need the bushes trimmed back to allow staff walking room.
This tree is located by the road at the front of the school. Poor baby has seen better days. It needs to be chain sawed down.
Image coming soon!
Flag Pole Area
Where to start?!
The flagpole area is quite a hodgepodge of plants. This area needs to be cleaned up. Possible plants need to be removed and some uniformity done. Some students have gatherings in the mornings and currently have to stand in the bushes to be together. We would like to have some pavers installed in the area to allow them room to spread out when they meet by the flagpole. Additionally, its the first natural area visitors see when visiting our school. Curb appeal is a must!
Island in Parking Lot
The island located in the front parking lot has begun transformation. We have removed the miscellaneous bushes that get trampled by people as they walk from the top of the parking lot to the bottom. We have killed the weeds and installed mulch throughout the entire island. We would like to have more crape myrtles installed throughout the island to unify the current mature trees with the new ones. This will involve donors to purchase some crape myrtles and install. The fall is the best time to do this due to temperatures lowering and hurricane season bringing rain.
Parking Lot Needs
We have removed the large road barrier signs and wish to purchase more of the flexible delineator posts to incur traffic to follow the appropriate routes. We need to purchase five more.