Welcome to Acalanes Parents Club

Here's What's Coming Up: 

20-24    No School (Thanksgiving Break)
20, 27  Calendar Town Hall Meetings (see below)
29         Financial Planning Night (CANCELLED)

5-6       Winter Instrumental Concert, 7 pm, PAC
7          Winter Jazz Concert, 7 pm, PAC
8          SAGE Movie Night, 7 pm, PAC (see below)
12, 14  Winter Choral Concert, 7 pm, PAC
15        Minimum Day Schedule
18-31  No School (Winter Break)

Full APC Calendar

SAGE Movie Night

Friday, December 8, 7pm, Performing Arts Center
SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Education) club hosts their annual movie night to raise money for issues that are currently pressing. This year they will be showing Hotel Rwanda at to raise money for refugees of the Rohingya genocide through Save the Children. Tickets are 5$ for students and 7$ for adults.

School Year Calendar Task Force Town Hall Meetings

 A task force, involving stakeholder representatives (administrators, students and parents) from Acalanes and the three other local high schools as well as our partner K-8 school districts, has been created to make a recommendation to the Acalanes High School District Governing Board regarding the best school year calendar for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. In an effort to seek community input, two "town-hall style" meetings have been scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving Break:
  • Monday, November 27: Acalanes PAC, 7:00-8:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 29 - Campolindo PAC, 7:00-8:30pm
These meetings will include an information presentation, an opportunity for questions and input and a stakeholder panel that will share perspective.  Please attend one of these town hall meetings to share your thoughts and learn more about potential changes to the school year calendar. For more information, visit the task force website

LPIE Derby is Coming in May

Lafayette Partners in Education cordially invites you for all the festivities of the 4th annual LPIE Power Party, the LPIE Derby, May 5th 2018 at 4:30 pm at Wilder Fields in Orinda.   www.lpiederby.org

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Acalanes Parents Club is under its funding goal! Issues with the district's online registration system lead to an unusually low number of APC donations. As the vast majority of our fundraising is linked to Dons Day registration, we are making an unusual plea. We have heard from parents who intended to give, that missed it at registration. If you are unsure whether you gave to APC, check your webstore receipt online or your printout. You can also 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. 

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.

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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.