Ways to help support The New School

“The work of volunteers impacts on all our lives, even if we are not aware of it.” 

~ Anthony Worrall-Thompson

As a volunteer you are a priceless part of The New School of Lancaster community. We value your time, talents, wisdom, insights, creativity, and hard work. Volunteers have created – and continue to bring – fun-filled events and programs to the young and not-so-young members of our community. Volunteering is an easy way to meet other parents who have chosen The New School of Lancaster for their children’s education. Through shared experiences you’ll gain friendships and memories that will last far beyond your time at our school. We have a wide array of volunteer opportunities: choose one that meets your schedule and interests.

Volunteer Opportunities


Fruit and Veggie Tasting

Once a month, the New School Family Association presents a Fruit and Veggie Tasting to introduce a new and possibly unusual fruit or veggie to our students.  We aim to have two pairs of Parent Volunteers visit each classroom in 15 minute intervals.  We present information about the selection and answer questions, which can be delightful and often hysterical.  Volunteers are needed for the first Wednesday of each month (second Wednesday in January) for about 2.5 hours right after primary carline.  Whether you are available one or multiple mornings, any level of participation is welcome.  This is a fun volunteer gig and a truly great opportunity for parents to participate in all of our classrooms, primary to middle, and get to know the students and teachers.  Clearances are not required.  Sign up here!  Reach out to Courtney Whipple with any questions.

Pizza Day Pilot Fundraiser

After the success of NSFA’s October 2018 Pizza Day Fundraiser, we are now piloting this program on a monthly basis through the end of the year.  Registration is closed, but volunteers are always needed to execute this fundraiser by delivering a pizza lunch direct to our students’ classrooms.  Lunches occur the second Tuesday of each month.  Sign up here!  Our aim in piloting this year is to create a manageable, regular event that is fun for students and parents and easy to unroll each month.  We welcome feedback to inform how we might adjust and grow this offering for next year.  Please contact Erica Goppold with any questions.

After School-Clubs

Interested in teaching or advising an after-school club for the New School? Learn more details here. Contact Judy Mattson, Director of Before and After School Programs, JMattson@newschool.net

Get into the Classroom

There are also many classroom-specific activities that take place throughout the year, so please contact your room parent for more details.

NSoL Spirit Wear Online Shop

Love your child’s NSoL spirit wear t-shirt? Want your own NSoL spirit wear? Checkout our online spirit wear shop. Browse a selection of NSoL swag for all occasions and for every member of your family!

Shop through Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the eligible charitable organization of your choice.

To start helping the New School:

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com to get started and login with your regular amazon.com account information and search for ‘The New School of Lancaster’ under charitable organizations.
  2. Every time you shop Amazon.com, be sure to start at smile.amazon.com. The feature is not available when ordering through the amazon mobile app; you must login to “smile” using your device or computer’s web browser.

Giant A+ School Rewards Program

The New School of Lancaster participates in the Giant A+ Rewards Program. This is an easy way for you to help our school earn cash each time that you shop at ANY Giant Store. If you’ve already registered your BonusCard, you do not need to register again.

If you haven’t registered your BonusCard, please take a moment to do it NOW! Select Savings & Rewards. Follow prompts to create your online account. You’ll need your 11-digit BonusCard number and our School ID# 22181

Share this registration information and our school code with Friends & Family!

Box Tops for Education

The New School continues to collect Box Tops for Education! Please send your clipped Box Tops into school to be collected at the front desk. If able, please check expiration dates before sending- expired tops are not valid and cannot be submitted. Questions about Box Tops may be directed to Erica Goppold.

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