Welcome to Acalanes Parents Club

Here's What's Coming Up: 

January Dates
15    No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
16-19  Final Exams (Schedule)
22         No School (Teacher Work Day)
25         Dons Dialogue

February Dates
1          Acalanes Open House
2          Acalanes Parents Club Board Meeting
16        No School (Presidents' Day Holiday)
19        No School (Presidents' Day Holiday
22        Dons Dialogue

Full APC Calendar

Career Day Speakers Needed

 There are some changes underway for Career Day this year based on student and teacher feedback last year. Many students expressed an interest in expanding speakers beyond the more traditional careers. The College and Career Center is looking for speakers in the following areas:
  • Sciences (e.g., Environmental, Bio-medical, Genetics, etc) 
  • Technology (e.g., Google, AirBNB, Apple, Salesforce)
  • Social Media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn etc)
  • Programming (e.g., video-gaming, computer, etc)
If you or someone you know is employed in one of these fields or has a job that would be of interest to high school students, please contact College and Career Adviser Kristin Kisner by Friday, January 26. Career Day is March 23, and the total time commitment is about 90 minutes.

Dons Dialogue

January 25, 8:30 AM, Collaboration Center
This month the topics will be English Language Arts state testing scores, and hearing from our English, Social Science, and World Language departments. 

Open House February 1st

Think that Open House is when you visit your child's classes to see their beautiful work pinned on the wall? Then you have not been to an Acalanes Open House. At Acalanes, Open House is when parents and students visit classes they are interested in for NEXT YEAR. Class selection is happening soon, so Open House will help you decide.

LPIE Derby is Coming in May

Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 9 am - LPIE Derby pre-sale tickets go live! Pre-sale tickets sell out quickly, so don't miss out!   www.lpiederby.org
Lafayette Partners in Education and LUXE HOME by Douglah Designs cordially invite you for all the festivities of the 4th annual LPIE Power Party, The LPIE DERBY, May 5, 2018, at 4:30 pm at Orinda Wilder Fields.
Don't miss your chance to purchase tickets (at the special pre-sale price) to the hottest event in town and support LPIE and our schools! Tickets are limited, so we encourage you to mark your calendars or join our email list to receive an email alert to our pre-sale ticket event. 
  • Pre-sale ticket price is $175
  • Limit of two tickets and one transaction per household
  • Purchase a VIP table for 12 to ensure premier assigned seating with your friends
  • Pre-sale expires on Thursday, January 18, at 11:59 pm
  • Ticket price increases to $200 per person after pre-sale expiration on January 19 until sell-out
Tickets can be purchased through our website:  www.lpiederby.org
Derby ticket holders have access to all pre-parties and official Fourth Bore Derby after party
For more information, click here. Follow the LPIE Derby Facebook page.

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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 2017-18 Annual Funding Campaign.

If you don't remember if you gave this year, you can look for your name on the Donor List.  The recommended contribution is $200 per student.  All donors who give $75 or more will receive a copy of the Student Directory/Parent Handbook at Back to School Night.  Donate now via the webstore.

Of course, a HUGE thank you to all who have donated - Acalanes is what it is because of our parent funded programs & initiatives. Don’t forget to pick up your complimentary 2017-18 APC Parent Handbook and Student Directory in the College and Career Center if you haven’t already done so.

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.

Shop Amazon and support AHS students

When you shop at Amazon via the APC website, we can earn a percentage of your purchase. See our Amazon page for more information.

Intervention Specialists Available

Gieve Amel and Alison Gans, our trained crisis counselors, are available to meet with students struggling with social, emotional or personal issues in order to get help and learn coping skills. Students can sign up to see them in the Counseling Office or by referral from their counselors.  Acalanes Parents Club and LPIE donations pay for the crisis counselors at Acalanes.