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APC in Action

Thank you to the teachers, students and staff who submitted proposals for an APC spring grant. We had a large number of requests representing many different interests!  APC grants are funded through parents annual donations – so THANK YOU parents!  We are pleased to announce that five grants have been awarded this spring:

  • Math clubs will receive a grant to help fund participation in AMC math competition and various other online competitions.
  • Special Education classrooms will receive grant funds for classroom sensory items, including fidgets and calming tangibles, as well as plants for students to care for.
  • The Social Science Department will receive a grant to fund student and school fees to attend the UC Davis Model UN Conference.
  • Math Department classroom will get enhancements to create a “Building Thinking Classroom” program for Algebra I.
  • Special Education classroom will receive funds to purchase 6 Hokki stools to provide “active seating”, allowing for subtle movement, but also helping students sit comfortably and focus on learning.

SPRING CAMPUS CLEAN UP:  Sunday, Apr 14, 11am – 2pm
Help us make our campus shine!  Earn volunteer service hours, connect with your Acalanes community, and share in our Dons pride!  All are welcome! Students can sign up on the Helper Helper app (click HERE for instructions) and adults can volunteer through the Sign Up Genius. Thanks for your help and GO DONS!

Thanks to APC, the Acalanes and Presidential Service Awards have gone digital. New this year, APC funded the Helper Helper app where students can find and record volunteer hours and earn a community service award.  To qualify, all hours must be entered AND validated by the student’s supervisor by April 19, 2024 so please encourage your students to get their hours entered now!!
Since April, over 250 students have created Helper Helper accounts and logged over 6,900 volunteer service hours and we’re hoping that number will keep increasing! 
Students who volunteer at least 30 hours by April 19, 2024, will get an Acalanes Service Award so please encourage your students to get those hours entered as that deadline is quickly approaching!

To learn more and/or join the Helper Helper app, check out the volunteer website.

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