We come together as a community several times a year to celebrate and enjoy events. We also hold parent education events throughout the year, as well as special events unique to each grade, such as Harry Potter Day in 4th Grade.
During the school day students engage in activities aimed at exposing them to different cultures or encouraging social action. In the evening, a feast allows us to celebrate the diversity of our Raleigh School families and friends. Families are encouraged to bring a dish or dessert to share which is representative of their cultural background. The evening includes time for sampling and socializing.
MLK DAY OF SERVICE
We hold a community-wide Day of Service activity on Martin Luther King Day, following the annual MLK parade downtown.
Alumni, parents, staff, and students join in a meal-packaging event for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) each year, raising money in advance and packing more than 10,000 meals in just under two hours.
This annual community-building event is a Raleigh School tradition and takes place each spring. The fun-filled day features arcade-type games, inflatable rides, a preschool games section, arts & crafts, a talent show, photo booth and more. The alumni committee also hosts a special homecoming celebration for graduates of The Raleigh School who are seniors in high school at the time of carnival.
The Raleigh Cool
This adult-only event is the perfect opportunity to meet other Raleigh School parents while sampling the offerings from area food trucks and local beer and wine vendors. The atmosphere is casual and fun. Tickets include admission price and beverages. There is an exciting live auction plus silent auction items to bid on that evening. We also invite alumni parents and alumni who are 21 and older. Proceeds benefit the financial aid program.
All grandparents are invited to campus for a special day featuring a program with a presentation by each grade, as well as tours of campus. Grandparents are also invited to their grandchildren's classrooms, often with a chance for fun interactions between the generations.
Each year on the first Wednesday in May, preschool families gather together for the all-preschool picnic and sing-along. At the sing-along, families picnic on the lawn, nosh at the watermelon table, borrow shakers from the community instruments basket, and sing and dance along with our beloved music teacher, Mr. Vettel. The sing-along happens during the hour between morning and afternoon classes so that the children and families from all of our different class configurations have a chance to be together and enjoy each other.