Welcome to Acalanes Parents Club

Here's What's Coming Up: 


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

28 Memorial Day (School Holiday)


June 5-8 Final Exams 8 Last Day of School 8 Graduation


Attention All Alacanes Parents: Grad Night Volunteers Needed on June 8

Grad Night 2018 is in desperate need of parent volunteers! This incredible event offers a safe, fun atmosphere for students to celebrate all night long but it takes over 30 volunteers to make it happen! Junior, sophomore and freshman parents --  please consider “paying it forward” by signing up to help. The event is at Umigo Indoor Racing and Event Center in Livermore. We have lots of activities (both indoors and outdoors) and food trucks lined up but we can’t do it without your help!! 

There will be transportation available for parents from Acalanes to Umigo at 11:30pm. Parents will then ride the busses home with the students @ 3:30am. Sign up to help.

If you have any questions about the event please contact MaryBeth Towery and Nancy Curless at apcgradnight@gmail.com. Thank you for your consideration. We appreciate it!

LET’S KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE

A Few More APC Volunteers Needed

We have a few volunteer job openings for next school year including Community Wall of Bricks Coordinator and Classified Ads manager (for enews & APC website). We are also looking for someone to shadow our Enews Editor for the first semester and transition into the position second semester. These are all jobs that can be done behind the scenes without any meetings - a bonus! If you’d like to learn more, contact Nominating Committee Chair Maureen Wickline.  We’d love to have your help!

Rising Senior Parent/Student Night

Kristin Kisner (College & Career Advisor) and counselors presentation on the college application process.

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

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.   Please return completed applications to your student’s counselor. 
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

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 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.