Welcome to Acalanes Parents Club

Here's What's Coming Up: 


May
21, 23    Pops Concerts: “At the Movies”, 7 p.m., PAC
22           Dons on the Lawn, 5 - 7 p.m., Field
27          No School - Memorial Day
31          Dons Dialogue, 8:30 a.m., Collaboration Center

Dons Dialogue and APC Election

May 31, 8:30 am, Collaboration Center
Our last Dons Dialogue of the year is May 31st. We will be voting on the APC officers for next year so attendance is important. Any comments on the slate prior to the vote, please send to Meg Fellner, APC Parliamentarian. A huge thanks to these parents for stepping up to be on the Board! The final Dons Dialogue of the year will follow the APC General Membership Meeting.
The slate of officers for 2019-20 are:
 Co-President  Dawn Brightbill
 Co-President  Sarah Cusumano
 Co-VP Communications  Kristen Labrosse
 Co-VP Communications   Heidi Hambidge
 VP Community Partners  Kelly Daggs
 VP Fundraising Veronique Kuhner 
 VP Services  Angela Ketcham
Co-Head Class Liaison   Traci Reilly
 Co-Head Class Liaison  Gayle Burleigh
Secretary   Denise Cain
 Treasurer  Julie Koo
 Assistant Treasurer  Katharine Wallace
 Auditor  Melanie Brinkman
 Parliamentarian  Meg Fellner

Dons on the Lawn

May 22, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Football Field
The Acalanes community is invited to Dons on the Lawn on the football field. Come out with your family; eat, enjoy inflatables, lawn games, carnival games and more. 

Project LPIE Awards 

We have some amazingly talented high schoolers in our community!  Come to the Project LPIE Reception on May 10 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Lafayette Library. Project LPIE is an opportunity to recognize Acalanes High School students for their project-based learning with a unique community twist. Project judging is done by professional business people and expert community members with extensive knowledge in the various categories. Projects will be displayed, winners will be announced and refreshments will be served. Students and their families are encouraged to attend.   

Legislative Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day 2019 was well-attended and, as always, informative.  This year's topic, School Climate, Student Well-Being, and the Role of Parents, provided a welcome opportunity for parents, teachers, administrators and government officials to come together for a robust discussion of how best to support our children and improve our schools with respect to these issues.  The Superintendents' panel included our Superintendent John Nickerson and the superintendents from Moraga, San Ramon Valley Unified, Pleasanton Unified, and Lafayette School District, as well as Lynn Mackey, the Superintendent of Schools for Contra Costa County. 

Discussions over the course of the day ranged from the use of wellness centers and therapy dogs (or llamas!) to the role of arts education in reducing stress, and from students managing their parents' anxiety (as well as their own) to school districts offering flexible start times and class loads.  Speakers' handouts and other resources (such as a summary of current bills affecting education and information about an app to contact legislators easily) are provided in this folder for your easy access. 

Peer Tutoring

Acalanes Peer Tutoring program provides tutoring for all students on a one-to-one basis during lunch, Academy, 7th period and after school; no appointments necessary! Tutors are juniors and seniors trained and supervised by the center’s remarkable Co-Directors Mary McCosker and Fran Taylor. Please encourage your student to visit Peer Tutoring located in the enclosed hallway near the little theater. This valuable resource is funded by your APC dollars. Thank you!

APC Spring Grants Announcement

APC had approved $10,000 in spring grants through our grant application process. With your support, the Wellness Center will now have an outside garden area, the attendance office will be able to get a much-needed renovation/update and all can look forward to an election simulation in the future. The APC could not provide these grants without your support and we thank you!
 See the Grants page for the list of grants. 

eScrip Supports Acalanes Parents Club

eScrip is an important fundraising source supporting our school. When you sign up for sScrip and shop at local grocery stores and restaurants, they donate a portion of your purchase to APC. If you are new to eScrip, you can now sign up by text with your phone. If you are already signed up for eScrip, log in and check to see that you are signed up for all of the stores where you shop. Read more

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring is a great campus resource, supported entirely by Acalanes Parents Club, for students to take advantage of to get academic help from trained peer tutors or a quiet space to get homework done. If your student drops by once, they’re likely to take advantage of it going forward. You can’t beat free tutoring (and yummy snacks)!

APC Student Directory and Parent Handbook

All APC Donors: if you weren’t able to pick up your copy at Back to School Night, please visit the Registrar's Desk in the Counseling Office to pick one up. All parents that donate to APC become members and qualify to receive an APC Directory. More information

School Calendar for 2018-2019

The District calendar for holidays and finals dates.
In 2019-2020 school begins one week earlier, August 13, 2019. 2019-2020 Calendar

Sign-up for Enews

Get the Principal's Messages and Weekly APC Enews in your email. Stay informed about  what's going on at Acalanes. Enews Sign-up

​Fundraising

Acalanes Parents Club thanks our donors who enable us to advocate for academic excellence and enrich the educational experience for our students by funding vital services; Peer Tutoring, academic clubs, staff development, grant programs, health and wellness, support counselors, parent education and much more.  See more information about the Annual Funding Campaign.

The recommended contribution is $300 per student, but you can contribute any amount. All donors will become Acalanes Parents Club members and will receive a copy of the Student Directory/Parent Handbook at Back to School Night. Donate now via the webstore, or you can donate to APC while you are doing your on-line school registration.

Of course, a HUGE thank you to all who have donated - Acalanes is what it is because of our parent funded programs & initiatives. 

Matching Donations

Corporate Matching of your Parents Club donation is an important part of our budget and a no cost way to support our students. Please continue to check in with your employers and take advantage of your company benefits. Thank you to all the Corporations for their support.

Shopping or Dining Locally

Use eScrip partners to help raise dollars for Acalanes students by dining at Local Restaurant Partners or shopping at Diablo Foods or Lunardi’s. Register or Update your eScrip membership, it does make a difference.