APC

APC in Action

Finals Fuel….Finally! 
We are so excited to safely be on campus Tuesday, May 25 and Wednesday, May 26 to encourage and support our students during their finals with some healthy treats. To make it happen, we do need your help!  Please open the Sign Up Genius link below for details. Any questions, please contact your Finals Fuel Chairs, Nicole Carberry and Carey Starn. Thank you so much for your support!

2021-22 APC Board
The slate for incoming members was approved by this year’s board. The next step is for APC General Membership to approve it on Friday, May 21, prior to the final Dons Dialogue of the school year. Contact APC Parliamentarians Dawn Brightbill & Sarah Cusumano for more information. 

2021-22 Acalanes Parents Club Board Slate*

 

Co-President

Kristen Labrosse

Co-President

Veronique Kuhner

VP Communications

Lisa Spiegler

VP Community Partners

Natasha Acuña

VP Fundraising

Kelly Daggs

VP Services

Raina Foster

Co-Head Class Liaison & ACA Liaison

Jen Dodge

Co-Head Class Liaison & ACA Liaison

Heidi Hambidge

Secretary

Audra Fraioli

Treasurer

Katharine Wallace

Assistant Treasurer

Kathleen Brekke

Auditor

Nina Ruebner

Past Pres/Parliamentarian

Angela Ketcham

*proposed

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Encourage your student to participate in these additional events commemorating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month:

  • Tuesday, May 11 at 12pm Anti-Asian Racism Dialogue Information will be sent via Canvas
  • Wednesday, May 12 at 6pm Evening with Shaan Dasani Los Angeles based actor, performer & speaker Shaan Dasani brings his rap poetry storytelling piece I GOT A STORY TO TELL YA to Acalanes High School, to deliver a powerful message about growing up, self-acceptance and rising above hate. Register for this event here.

Thank you to all who have participated in DEI events this school year! To those of you who are curious but were not able to join us, we invite you to join an event next year! We are constantly working on ideas for book clubs, special guest appearances, workshops and more. Have some great ideas? Consider joining one of our meetings, or email us! 

Volunteer opportunities for Acalanes DEI – get involved! We are looking for new people to join our efforts and get in on the highly relevant work of DEI. Email us! If you believe in the need for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and enjoy writing, are a social media wizard or interested in web content creation, come join us!

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Membership & Fundraising

Buy a Brick, Leave a Legacy
Honor a graduating Senior or favorite teacher, or write a special memory on a brick on the Dons Legacy Wall! On sale now on the Acalanes
webstore, or print a mail-in form. Mail-in forms may also be picked up in the AHS Main Office.

Acalanes Flags
The perfect gift for incoming students, graduating students and students in between, who are enjoying their highschool journey — Acalanes Flags! Flags are available in two sizes on the
Acalanes webstore. They can be enjoyed indoors (think bedroom wall!) as well as outside. Get yours today and share your school spirit. Go Dons!

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Parent Education

Tuesday, April 20 at 7pm “Angst” Film Screening
Save the date for our next Parent Ed event when we will be co-hosting an interactive screening of the film “Angst,” an exploration of teen mental health.

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Parent Education

Replay: Challenge Success presents “A Healthy Approach to College Admissions” Did you miss the chance to join this informative and engaging session? Watch the replay here. Additionally, here are several follow-up resources suggested by Challenge Success:

Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be by Frank Bruni
What Matters the Most by Paul Tough
The Truth About College Admissions by Brennan Bernard
Who Gets In and Why by Jeff Selingo

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Parent Education

Replay: Challenge Success presents “A Healthy Approach to College Admissions”
Did you miss the chance to join this informative and engaging session? Watch the replay here. Additionally, here are several follow-up resources suggested by Challenge Success:

Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be by Frank Bruni
What Matters the Most by Paul Tough
The Truth About College Admissions by Brennan Bernard
Who Gets In and Why by Jeff Selingo

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Parent Education

Tuesday, Jan 12 from 7-8:30pm Challenge Success presents “A Healthy Approach to College Admissions”
The college admissions process can be a source of stress and anxiety for students and parents alike. This research-based workshop addresses many of the important questions we hear from families. What do college rankings really measure? Are students who attend more selective colleges better off later in life? What is “fit” and why does it matter? Participants will learn practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support their student’s overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond. No advance registration is required. Click this link to attend: Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

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Parent Education

Tuesday, Jan 12 at 7pm – Challenge Success presents “A Healthy Approach to College Admissions”
The college admissions process can be a source of stress and anxiety for students and parents alike. This research-based workshop addresses many of the important questions we hear from families. What do college rankings really measure? Are students who attend more selective colleges better off later in life? What is “fit” and why does it matter? Participants will learn practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support their student’s overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond. Stay tuned for more information and registration details.

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Parent Education

Jan 12 at 7 pm – Challenge Success presents “A Healthy Approach to College Admissions”
The college admissions process can be a source of stress and anxiety for students and parents alike. This research-based workshop addresses many of the important questions we hear from families. What do college rankings really measure? Are students who attend more selective colleges better off later in life? What is “fit” and why does it matter? Participants will learn practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support their student’s overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond. Stay tuned for more information and registration details.

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Legislative News

In an unexpected development, it appears there may be good news in the school finance arena – for the short term at least. The California Legislative Analyst’s Office has released its projections for next year’s budget based on tax revenues and predicts a large surplus. Keep in mind, however, that the first use for any additional funds would likely be to pay off the deferrals which the state imposed on school districts this year – i.e. paying back the money the state owes to the schools. In ‘remarkable’ turnaround, California schools can expect huge one-time windfall next year, LAO says

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