Throughout the year, Post Oak families join together to do service work across the community. Events have included packaging boxes at the Food Bank, landscape work at Buffalo Bayou, gardening at local nature centers, along with our annual blanket-making activity in the gym on MLK Day to donate to area shelters. Watch The Post for announcements of upcoming family service activities. Questions or ideas for events? Contact the Development Office.
Unfortunately this event has been canceled.
Galveston Beach Cleanup, Breakfast, and Fun in the Sun!
Thanks to our Community Service Chairs Gina Scurry and Jennifer Christensen for organizing this event!
The Park Board of Trustees City of Galveston will co-host a private event for The Post Oak School to clean a section of the Galveston beaches. Ms. Elizabeth Schneider, Environmental Coordinator, will be present to talk to us about the Board’s efforts to keep the Galveston beaches clean.
- Saturday, April 1
- East End Lagoon Park and Preserve
- 8:00–10:00 a.m.
A Post Oak School morning at the beach with a potluck breakfast, water play, and fun in the sun. Please bring beach toys.
Please bring a dish of your choice for the potluck buffet table.
Galveston Park Board provides:
- Bug Spray
What YOU should bring:
- Additional water
- A chair
- Media/Liability release form
Where: located on Galveston Island at the east end of the Seawall Blvd along Boddecker Dr. adjacent to Apffel Park (East Beach). 100 Boddeker Rd. Galveston, TX 77550 (GPS will not take you to the parking lot. See photos for reference.)
Meeting location: Ms. Schneider will have a canopy and folding table in the parking lot.
The East End Lagoon sits on the far east end of the island:
List of Family Volunteer Opportunities
The following are some local nonprofit organizations whose missions are aligned with Post Oak’s values, and who offer family-friendly volunteer opportunities. —Post Oak Service Committee
- Walk for Water 10/29/22
- Kids’ Meals (Food Security)
- Lasagna Love (Food Security)
- Houston Welcomes Refugees (Refugee Support)
- Emergency Aid Coalition (Unhoused/Homeless Persons Services)
- Buffalo Bayou Partnership (Outdoor/Environment)
Walk for Water 10/29/22
Kids’ Meals (Food Security)
Lasagna Love (Food Security)
Houston Welcomes Refugees (Refugee Support)
Emergency Aid Coalition (Unhoused/Homeless Persons Services)
Buffalo Bayou Partnership (Outdoor/Environment)
Annual Service Project on MLK Jr Day
Monday, January 16, 2023 in the BC Gym from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (school not in session; service project only)
Post Oak will host our annual Blanket Making Community Service Project on MLK Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym. Blankets made at this activity will be donated to an area non-profit that works with children.
All Post Oak families are welcome. Students from Primary level up have helped with this project in the past.
Decorating Lunch Bags for Kids’ Meals
Calling all scribblers, sketchers, tracers, stencilers, designers and sticker-placers! Kids' Meals Inc. provides nutritious meals to pre-school aged children throughout the Houston area. They use over 1.5 million paper lunch bags over the course of a year, and need our help to make them special! Please join other Post Oak families as we decorate bags with drawings, stickers, stencils, mazes, etc!
Bags and art supplies will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own, including packages of standard, 6-lb brown paper lunch bags.
The event will be held on our outside basketball court at the Bissonnet Campus and moved to the gym in the case of inclement weather.
Houston Food Bank
Join other Post Oak families as we volunteer to sort and repackage donated items at the Houston Food Bank warehouse! This will take place at the main warehouse at 535 Portwall St., Houston 77029.
- Please note that all volunteers must be aged 6 and over.
- Masks and closed-toe shoes are required for everyone.
All staff, volunteers and visitors who can provide proof of vaccination will NOT be required to wear masks while inside our facilities. All others must continue to wear a mask (please bring your own.)
- All volunteers must register in advance. After registering, parents should additionally click on the "Resources" tab to complete a Youth Volunteer Consent Form for their child(ren).
Please note that the Food Bank website does not offer a family registration option- Each participant, including children, must have their own volunteer account with the Food Bank and register individually. Parents may give their own email addresses for their children's registration.
Parking: If space permits it, you may park in the front parking lot, but in the event of a large volunteer turnout, you may be directed to our overflow lot located behind the building.
Ocean Music Action
Ocean Music Action, a non-profit that pairs chamber music concerts with ocean conservation activities, is presenting their first events over Earth Day weekend:
- Friday, April 22, 2022, 6:30 p.m.: Sunset performance at the Rothko Chapel reflecting pool
- Saturday, April 23, 2022, 9:30–11:30 a.m.: Volunteer cleanup of Buffalo Bayou at 105 Sabine St.
- Saturday, April 23, 2022, 6 p.m.: Concert at the Moody Center for the Arts in collaboration with National Geographic photographer David Liittschwager
- Sunday, April 24, 2022, 3 p.m.: Lecture by David Liittschwager at HMNS
More details can be found at oceanmusicaction.org.
Book Fair Project
Families collected books to donate to BookCycle at the 2022 Big Bearkat Book Bash held in Post Oak's gym.