Star Party 23-24

Hacienda Parents and the Hacienda Science team (Mrs. Weisshahn) work together to host a Science Community event that aligns with curriculum and provides a hands-on event to learn more about our solar system and beyond!  

In prior years, Hacienda has invited speakers from our scientific community and various local astronomers from associations like the San Jose Astronomical Association ( to provide an amazing family learning experience with telescopes to view the night sky.  

The parent committee coordinates speakers and astronomers, organizes crafts and other activities, serves hot cocoa and treats, and engages our students and families to enjoy a night on campus exploring the sky above.

Positions (2/6 filled)

Committee Chair Signed Up: 1 / 2

Lead and organize event, budget, and event leads.
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Shadowing - Future Chair (Co-chairs) Signed Up: 0 / 2

Come be part of an annual tradition and keep Star Party running for our wonderful community.
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Craft and Activity Lead Signed Up: 1 / 4

Plan and organize eco-friendly crafts that will appeal to ages K-5 and align with the theme of the event.
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Hospitality Lead - Manage hot cocoa and treats Signed Up: 1 / 1

Coordinate and manage hot cocoa station on the night of the event. Manage mixing and serving using hot water and carafes.

Other Event needs/supporter Signed Up: 13 / 20

Help with event planning and set-up, coordinating with speaker and astronomer volunteers, assisting on-site at the event to ensure the night runs smoothly, help with break down and clean up.
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HIPS Communications for Postings Signed Up: 1 / 1

Help design our annual flyer and coordinate announcements in school wide communications (e.g. HIPS weekly flyer, principal announcements, student announcements, school fliers.)