Welcome to Acalanes Parents Club

Here's What's Coming Up: 

25-28   Drama Dons - Much Ado About Nothing, 7 p.m. Little Theater

4           SAGE Benefit Concert, 7 p.m. PAC
9           Rising Senior Night, 6:30 p.m. PAC
16, 17   Instrumental Concerts, 7 p.m. PAC

17        Dons Dialogue8:30 a.m. Collaboration Center

22, 24   Pops Concerts “Songs from our Childhood”, 7 p.m. PAC

28 Memorial Day (School Holiday)

Thriving or Barely Surviving

The slides from the Parent Education event are available.

2019-2020 School Year Calendar Change

The Acalanes Union High School District Governing Board approved a new calendar for the 2019-20 school year. One of the primary changes to the new calendar will be that first semester finals will be held prior to winter break. Please note that the first day of school for the 2019-2020 Calendar Year will be on Tuesday, August 13. Dons Day will be held on Monday, August 12. The K-8 school boards will review the calendar to consider aligning their school calendars to the new high school calendar. The newly approved 2019-20 calendar can be accessed here.

Dons Legacy Wall Bricks

Spring is here! And the Dons Legacy Wall will soon be adding a new batch of legacy bricks. Bricks provide wonderful and lasting way to recognize someone while helping support AHS at the same time. See the Dons Legacy Wall right outside the main office. It’s full of tributes to students, graduates, faculty, and supporters of Acalanes High School.

Ideas for bricks include highlighting a Dons family or upcoming graduate, a shout out to a special team or club, or a thank you to a person or organization that you’d like to highlight for their relationship to Acalanes.   More Information

SAGE Benefit Concert

May 4, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., PAC
SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Education) Club at Acalanes High School is hosting our annual Benefit Concert. The acts will all be students showcasing their talents in support of Trust in Education, an organization that promotes education, specifically women's, in Afghanistan. Trust in Education sponsors girls in Afghanistan, and the proceeds from the Benefit Concert will go to funding the education of a teenage girl, Saher. 

5th Annual Project LPIE

The 5th Annual Recognition Program Project LPIE showcases project-based learning in 16 different categories. Visit the webpage for details.
March 19 Project Registration Due
April 13 Projects Due
April 20-27 Auditions (if applicable)
May 11 Recognition and Awards

LPIE Derby is Coming in May

LPIE DERBY, May 5, 2018, at 4:30 pm at Orinda Wilder Fields
Lafayette Partners in Education and LUXE HOME by Douglah Designs
present the 4th annual LPIE Power Party. For more information, click here. Follow the LPIE Derby Facebook page.  LPIE office 925-299-1644 www.lpiederby.org The online Auction begins April 11. Check out the packages from events to vacations to cool items and more.

Coffee Shop in Lafayette is generously donating 10% back to LPIE if you use their convenient "Call Ahead Coffee" pick-up service and mention the code: LPIE DERBY! The donation applies to both coffee and food orders. How to do it:
1.  Call (925) 962-9537 to place your order and mention “LPIE DERBY”
2.  Head to Coffee Shop, 50 Lafayette Circle, and park behind the shop
3.  Coffee Shop's staff will bring your order out to your car!
Thank you to our friends at Coffee Shop for your support!

Summer School

Summer School will be at the Campolindo High School campus this year.  Students can make up D or F grades to meet graduation requirements.  One class can be taken per session.  Contact your student’s counselor for a registration form. 
Session 1 (1st semester classes): June 18 – July 6, 7:45am–1:15pm (Monday – Thursday)
Session 2 (2nd semester classes): July 9 – July 26, 7:45am–1:15pm

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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.