APC

What APC does for our Staff

  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Staff Appreciation Events
  • Grant Funding
  • Discretionary Funding for all AHS Staff
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APC Membership

2021-22 Donations to APC
We hope you see the value that Acalanes Parents Club brings to our community. We are grateful for your donations this school year. If you haven’t had a chance to donate, you can do so here. And to make your donation go even further, don’t forget to check if your company has a corporate matching program by visiting DoubleThe Donation. Thank you for being a part of the APC community! We couldn’t do it without you!
 
Kelly Daggs, VP Fundraising and Corporate Match

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APC in Action

Friday, Sept 17 from 8:45-10:00am Dons Dialogue with Principal Shawn  The meeting will take place both in the Collaboration Center and over Zoom. We will hear updates from Principal Shawn about happenings on campus, a share out of the Student Belonging Assessment Data, get a Homecoming update from our Student Activities Director Katherine Walton, receive our monthly report from Student Leadership and more! Look for an email later this week with details and a Zoom link.

The first part of the meeting will be our APC General Meeting to approve our budget.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Happy Yom Kippur!
 
Save the Date! Tuesday, Oct 12 at 7:00pmAUHSD’s DEI Book Club will be hosted by Miramonte High School. More info coming soon.
 
In case you missed it, the unstoppable Canadian tennis player Leylah Fernandez has defeated another US Open champion this week! Read how the US Open champions diversity, inclusion, and respect as its irreplaceable cornerstones.
 
September is Hunger Action Month, so it seems fitting to look at food insecurity right here in Contra Costa County. It turns out a staggering 40% of our children cannot access enough food every day, in part caused by food deserts — neighborhoods without enough access to fresh produce or other fresh, healthy foods. How did this happen? Read this blog on root causes to find out more.

Facts Corner

  • 2020 saw a 6% increase in reported hate crimes, defined as “crimes directed against individuals because of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender or gender identity.” Although this represents the highest total in twelve years, the Anti-Defamation League reports this statistic is likely low. Learn more here.
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Parent Education

How do we as parents help our teens become more technology-literate especially since they have so much access to it?  What are the risks for our teens while on social media?  The Social Dilemma can help you learn more about the risks. It is available for free in a variety of languages on YouTube until the end of the month.
 
You are invited to join Miramonte’s first parent education event of the year with JustineFonte, Monday, Sept 20 from 6:45-8:15pm via Zoom about the impact of the pornography industry on the sexual health of our students. The digital age brings a new level of complexity with regard to sexuality. How do we understand our bodies, behaviors, and beliefs about sex when they are heavily influenced by pornography and other explicit media content? Our youth are particularly vulnerable. How can we promote sex-positivity when pornography is the default sex ed for many teens? This session will examine these questions, equip parents to talk with their teen(s), and offer time for Q&A. Please click the link to register.
 
Feel free to reach out and connect with us with ideas for future topics, shareable resources, or thoughts: parented@acalanesparentsclub.com

 
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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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