Acalanes Community Always (ACA)

Acalanes Community Always (ACA)

The 3rd annual Senior Car Rally was a HUGE success!  We want to thank all of the volunteers who helped greet and park the seniors, decorate the route before and clean up after. APC would like to extend an enormous thank you to Linda Choi and Natasha Acuña for organizing the incredible afternoon!  And it goes without saying – thank you to our fabulous families, Acalanes Community, Oakwood, and the City of Lafayette for making our seniors feel so loved! Our seniors thank you!  💙   


 
The Acalanes Parents Club would like to thank the following APC Board members who are stepping down from their role or graduating from Acalanes. APC is grateful for their dedication to making our community stronger and our school a better place for all of our students.
Thank you!
 
Past President/Parliamentarian – Angela Ketcham (now Co-Director, Peer Tutoring)
VP Communications – Lisa Spiegler
Secretary – Audra Fraioli (now Co-Hospitality Coordinator)
Assistant Treasurer – Kathleen Brekke
Co-LPIE AHS School Chair and Newsletter Content Coordinator – Jennifer Palmer
Co-Hospitality Coordinators – Kim Siegel & Marlene Peacock
Grants Coordinator – Catherine Habas
Co-Dons Day Coordinators – Meredith Meade and Mary Beth Towery
Volunteer Coordinator – Melanie Brinkman
Co-Parent Education – Emilie Gunnison & Alisa Patatucci
Student Awards Coordinator – Amy Norstad
DEI Liaison – Rupy Krishnan
Senior Class Liaisons – Jen Fish (now Newsletter Content Coordinator)
Angela Ketcham, Kristin McPhail & Jill Milnes
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Acalanes Community Always (ACA)

The Acalanes Parents Club would like to thank the following APC Board members who are stepping down from their role or graduating from Acalanes. APC is grateful for their dedication to making our community stronger and our school a better place for all of our students.
Thank you!

Past President/Parliamentarian – Angela Ketcham (now Co-Director, Peer Tutoring)
 
VP Communications – Lisa Spiegler
 
Secretary – Audra Fraioli (now Co-Hospitality Coordinator)
 
Assistant Treasurer – Kathleen Brekke
 
Co-LPIE AHS School Chair and Newsletter Content Coordinator – Jennifer Palmer
 
Co-Hospitality Coordinators – Kim Siegel & Marlene Peacock
 
Grants Coordinator – Catherine Habas
 
Co-Dons Day Coordinators – Meredith Meade & Mary Beth Towery
 
Volunteer Coordinator – Melanie Brinkman
 
Co-Parent Education – Emilie Gunnison & Alisa Patatucci
 
Student Awards Coordinator – Amy Norstad
 
DEI Liaison – Rupy Krishnan
 
Senior Class Liaisons – Jen Fish (now Newsletter Content Coordinator)
Angela Ketcham, Kristin McPhail & Jill Milnes
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Acalanes Community Always (ACA)

Mark your calendar for the AHS Senior Car Rally! Friday, May 20 at 5pm, Downtown Lafayette – Come one, come all! This community-wide celebration is a great way to cheer on Acalanes seniors and their families. Spectators will line Mt. Diablo Blvd. from Oakwood to the Lafayette Library. Groups (AHS teams, clubs, etc) can reserve an area on the route to watch the Car Rally together by emailing Car Rally Co-Chair Linda Choi. It’s a great night to stay and dine in Lafayette!
 
Volunteers needed for AHS Senior Car Rally! Join one of the best volunteering events of the year. Please consider signing up for a slot to help celebrate our graduates.

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Acalanes Community Always (ACA)

Mark your calendar for the AHS Senior Car Rally! Friday, May 20 at 5pm, Downtown Lafayette Come one, come all! This community-wide celebration is a great way to cheer on Acalanes seniors and their families. Spectators will line Mt. Diablo Blvd. from Oakwood to the Lafayette Library. Groups (AHS teams, clubs, etc) can reserve an area on the route to watch the Car Rally together by emailing Car Rally Co-Chair Linda Choi. It’s a great night to stay and dine in Lafayette!
 
Volunteers needed for AHS Senior Car Rally! Join one of the best volunteering events of the year. Please consider signing up for a slot to help celebrate our graduates.

Read more

Acalanes Community Always (ACA)

Mark your calendar for the AHS Senior Car Rally! Friday, May 20 at 5pm, Downtown Lafayette – Come one, come all! This community-wide celebration is a great way to cheer on Acalanes seniors and their families. Spectators will line Mt. Diablo Blvd. from Oakwood to the Lafayette Library. Groups (AHS teams, clubs, etc) can reserve an area on the route to watch the Car Rally together by emailing Car Rally Co-Chair Linda Choi. It’s a great night to stay and dine in Lafayette!
 
Volunteers needed for AHS Senior Car Rally! Join one of the best volunteering events of the year. Please consider signing up for a slot to help celebrate our graduates.

Read more

Acalanes Community Always (ACA)

Mark your calendar for the AHS Senior Car Rally! Friday, May 20 at 5pm, Downtown Lafayette
Come one, come all! This community-wide celebration is a great way to cheer on Acalanes seniors and their families. Spectators will line Mt. Diablo Blvd. from Oakwood to the Lafayette Library. Groups (AHS teams, clubs, etc) can reserve an area on the route to watch the Car Rally together by emailing Car Rally Co-Chair Linda Choi. It’s a great night to stay and dine in Lafayette!

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Acalanes Community Always (ACA)

Acalanes is expanding its student recognition program with the introduction of two new awards that will be integrated into the campus culture.
 
The Acalanes Silver A Award, which replaces the former underclass department awards, will be based on teacher nominations each semester. The principal’s ACA Blue Heart Award, will allow students, teachers, and staff members to nominate deserving students. An awards oversight committee, made up of a cross-section of teachers, staff members and students, will oversee the selection process. Award recipients will be notified in May.
 
Nominations are now open for the principal’s ACA Blue Heart Award! Students are invited to use this easy form to nominate their friends and peers who exhibit: 

  • Engagement: Show up for peers
  • Spirit: Foster spirit on campus
  • Inclusion: Connect with peers on campus
  • Care: Show care for peers, teachers, staff, & our campus
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Acalanes Community Always (ACA)

Acalanes is expanding its student recognition program with the introduction of two new awards that will be integrated into the campus culture.
 
The Acalanes Silver A Award, which replaces the former underclass department awards, will be based on teacher nominations each semester. The principal’s ACA Blue Heart Award, will allow students, teachers, and staff members to nominate deserving students. An awards oversight committee, made up of a cross-section of teachers, staff members and students, will oversee the selection process. Award recipients will be notified in May.
 
Nominations are now open for the principal’s ACA Blue Heart Award! Students are invited to use this easy form to nominate their friends and peers who exhibit: 

  • Engagement: Show up for peers
  • Spirit: Foster spirit on campus
  • Inclusion: Connect with peers on campus
  • Care: Show care for peers, teachers, staff, & our campus
Read more

Acalanes Community Always (ACA)

AHS Performing Arts is excited to present the timeless classic, Beauty and the Beast this week! Performances nightly Wednesday, March 2 through Saturday, March 5 at 7pm in the PAC. Tickets for the musical usually sell out quickly, so reserve your tickets here. Encourage your students to support their peers in the arts!

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Acalanes Community Always (ACA)

2nd Annual ACA STRONG Light Display now through Friday, Mar 4 from 5:30 to 9:30pm A big thanks to all Dons students and their families who helped make our campus shine bright! Now it’s time for all Acalanes families and the greater Lafayette community to see ACA spirit on display. Swing by your favorite Lafayette restaurant on your way home for a bite to eat or take out. This year, a Photo Class Competition has been added!! Take a photo in front of your lighted class sign and DM via Instagram to @ahs_dons. The class with the most submitted photos is invited to an ice cream sandwich social at lunch in March.
 
Do you know an incoming Don? Acalanes Swag Bags are on sale! Now is the time to help our newest Dons show their AHS spirit by purchasing a Dons spirit pack! $68 packs include a black hooded sweatshirt, car magnet, cinch pack, and AHS flag to fly at home. Proceeds from spirit pack sales benefit the class of 2026. Order here before Friday, April 1 and packs will be ready for pick up at Acalanes Events & Activities Night on Wednesday, May 4. Go Dons!

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