Join Us: BIG! Thanks Celebration April 25


Join Us: BIG! Thanks Celebration April 25

The St. Helena Public Schools Foundation &
the Parent Groups of St. Helena’s Public Schools invite you to a reception to celebrate your generous support of Give BIG! St. Helena, and to honor our dedicated and inspired public school teachers and administrators who make a difference every day to the students attending St. Helena’s public schools.

The celebration will include a presentation of the St. Helena Public Schools Foundation 2018 Teacher of the Year award, and students from the SHHS drama program performing musical selections from their recent production, Fiddler on the Roof.

Wednesday, April 25, 4-6 pm
Merryvale Vineyards, Cask Room
1000 Main Street, St. Helena

RSVP by Friday, April 20th to

Hors d’oeuvres prepared by the SHHS Culinary students;
floral arrangements created by the SHHS Floral Design students. This event is supported through the generosity of Merryvale Vineyards and Sunshine Foods Market.


Give Big! Featured in the St Helena Star

Saturday, March 24, marks the return of Give Big, the annual school fundraiser that’s becoming a St. Helena institution after only four years.

Give Big is the sort of democratized, broadly participatory fundraiser that’s mostly replaced the extravagant, exclusive wine auctions of yore. Compared with Just Imagine – the now-defunct public school fundraiser that resembled a mini-Auction Napa Valley – Give Big has a lower donation threshold, requires less organization, and gets kids more involved…

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Run Big! 2018



DATE: Friday, March 30, 2018
TIME: 2 pm – 3 pm

This year, Run BIG! will kick off at RLS at 2 pm and conclude at 3 pm.  The plan for the hour is as follows:

  1. RLS students will run to St. Helena Elementary School, and then together RLS and SHES students will take a lap on Carpy Field before continuing on to St. Helena Primary School.
  2. Between 2:20 and 2:30, RLS, SHES, and SHPS students will gather on the SHPS field for another lap and then as a group, will make their way to the high school track for a BIG finish! The 400+ student body of St. Helena High School will be on hand to welcome the younger grades with music, balloons, and more as they make their way around the track for one last victory lap! Parents, teacher, administrators, and community members are invited to join in the BIG Finish celebration.
  3. Beginning at approximately 2:40 pm, SHPS and SHES students will walk back to SHPS for pick up. Buses will be there to take kids to the Boys & Girls Club and other routes as regularly planned. Parents will receive instructions on where to meet children not taking the bus. Dismissal is at 3 pm.
  4. RLS and SHHS will also be dismissed at 3 pm from SHHS. Parents, stay tuned for student pick up information.


  • Kindergarten is usually dismissed at 1:50 pm, but students are encouraged to stay for Run BIG! (this is optional).
  • More information and permission slips will be sent home by each school.
  • Parents are encouraged to volunteer before, during, and after the event – a sign up genius is coming soon.
  • Family and community members are welcome to line the route, or join us for the BIG finish.


RUN BIG! 2016 was featured in St. Helena Star.