Parent Group Events

The Parent Group hosts most campus- and school-wide events at AVS, including family get-togethers, parent-only parties and meetings, and other school functions. These fun and informative gatherings are at the heart of the Alta Vista School community. 


All these events are run by parent volunteers, sometimes in collaboration with AVS faculty and students. See the Parent Calendar for details, RSVP links, and volunteer sign-up forms. Don't miss out, and please lend a hand whenever you can.   

Community & Social Events

Fall Mingle - Parent Event

​AVS parents and faculty mix it up.

Winter Party - Parent Event

Lower School Harvest Festival - Family Event

Costume parade, games, food, and fun for the whole family. Volunteer.

Middle School Halloween -  Family Event

The Middle School at its spookiest.

Camping Trips Family Event

Our fun and easy car camping expeditions get us out into nature for camaraderie and delicious food. Equipment loans available. Learn more: Camping.

Community Service - Family Events

Lower school and middle school parents organize voluntary service opportunities for students and their families with local charitable groups. Learn more: Community service.

End-of-Year Picnic Family Event

AVS families celebrate our graduates and students at the end of the school year.

Admissions Events

Admissions Open House - Family Event

A chance for prospective and current AVS families to tinker, explore, play, and learn about AVS. Learn more: Admissions.

Prospective Parent Social Parent Event

Prospective and current AVS parents mingle over libations and nibbles. Learn more: Admissions.

New Parent Social Parent Event

Current AVS parents welcome incoming parents to the AVS community. Learn more: Admissions.

Student Events

Middle School Student Picnic - Middle School Student Event

Middle school students kick off the new school year in Dolores Park.

Middle School Socials - Middle School Student Event

Middle School students get their groove on at Fall and Spring Socials. 


Parent Info & Education

Lower School Back-to-School Night - Parent Event

​Get to know the AVS Lower School faculty team and experience what it's like to be an AVS student.

Middle School Back-to-School Night Parent Event

Join Ed and the Middle School faculty team and learn about Middle School life at AVS.

Coffee Mornings Parent Event

Parents meet with administrators for coffee and breakfast pastries. Bring your questions, ideas, and suggestions.

Elixirs Parent Event

Evening chat with administrators and fellow parents. Bring your questions, ideas, and suggestions.

All-Parent Meetings Parent Event (childcare available)

The AVS parent community gathers for dinner and to get the low-down on what is happening with the school and Parent Group. Learn more: Meetings.

Parent Education Parent Event

Several times each school year, the Parent Group hosts speakers who address topics of interest to lower- and middle school parents, such as screen management, parenting, and diversity and inclusion.


Spring Gala Parent Event

This swanky fundraiser is our biggest party of the year. Gala funds support special programs and equipment purchases across both AVS campuses. Learn more: Gala.

Date Night / Movie Night - Childcare

Parents with young kids get an evening out while middle school students raise funds for their spring trips. 

Wine Tasting - Parent Event

Fun and decidedly non-intimidating wine event in support of the middle school Central America trip. 

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