Community Events

OCS organizes and participates in a variety of events throughout the year. For more information, see the OCS Events Calendar.

School Camping Trip

Each year at the start of the school year, we come together as a community for a school camping trip at beautiful Millersylvania State Park. During this fun event, students and parents take part in educational workshops, enjoy nature, welcome new parents and catch up on summer adventures. Take part in the community potluck or contribute to the morning meal. We enjoy s’mores and storytelling around the campfire. Some families choose to camp in the park, others head home to sleep and return in the morning for breakfast.

Samhain/All Hallow's Eve Nightwalk

Families and friends join us for our whimsical celebration of the end of growing season. Halloween, Samhain, and All Hallow's Eve all mark a special time of year. Family activities and food begin in the early evening and culminate with a lantern-lit walk in the woods, pausing at a series of theatrical vignettes - a magical experience for all ages.

Arts Walk

OCS student mixed media orcas for display at Arts Walk

Autumn Arts Walk

The City of Olympia communes each fall for Arts Walk. At Olympia Community School, we enjoy attending and participating in the event. Each year brings something new. Last year, we participated in a Flash Mob street performance where students, parents and teachers danced in the streets. Expect a local exhibition of our budding artists at Traditions Café.

Spring Arts Walk and Procession of the Species

One of the most highly anticipated events of the Spring is the weekend of Arts walk and the Procession of the Species. Along with creating artwork for display each year, students of OCS participate in the Procession as a group in even years and watch as a group in odd years.

Friends of OCS Dinner (FOOD)

Friends of OCS Dinner (FOOD) is our annual fundraising and community event. Drop the kids off in the OCS classroom with our fabulous Evergreen interns and join the party downstairs in the gym. A cocktail hour begins the evening with bidding on silent auction items from throughout the local community. Linger over a special menu of seasonal fare while connecting with fellow OCS parents, alumni and friends. Live entertainment by local musicians, dessert auction and a brief live auction end the evening.