APC in Action

APC in Action

2022-2023 Acalanes Student & Family Directory! The 2022-2023 REVISED Directory Form for submitting your family’s data for the 2022-2023 Student & Family Directory is now open
 
APC is collecting data NOW in order to give our volunteers enough time to produce the directory in its traditional SPIRAL BOUND BOOKLET format in time for Back to School Night on August 25. (A non-paper version will be available for those who prefer an electronic format). The data collection process will no longer be part of the registration process, so we need your entries today! While participation is optional, the more families that participate, the more valuable a resource the directory is in connecting our families to their Acalanes community.
 
If you choose to be included, please take the time to fill out the 2022-2023 REVISEDDirectory Form by Friday, May 20. Please reach out to us directly here with any questions.
 
Acalanes and President’s Volunteer Service Awards – Congrats to over 140 dedicated students who volunteered this past school year to provide a vast array of services to our community! Acalanes students made a difference by volunteering over 7,500 hours. Students can pick up their award certificates and celebratory ice cream on Wednesday, May 18th, at lunch in the Main Quad. Any unclaimed certificates can be picked up at the College and Career Center.
 
Congrats to Principal’s ACA Blue Heart & Acalanes Silver A Award Recipients! Over 125 students were nominated by their friends and peers for the ACA Blue Heart Award that highlights students who show up for their peers, foster spirit on campus, and show care for peers, teachers, staff, & our campus. Blue Heart Award Winners can be found here.Acalanes Silver A Award recipients were nominated by teachers recognizing students who exhibit subject matter passion through engagement and curiosity, create a sense of community and inclusion in the classroom, actively engage in a diverse exchange of ideas with their classmates and teachers, and/or find ways to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Silver A Award recipients can be found here.
 
APC is proud to provide financial and volunteer support for these awards programs!
 
Finals Fuel – Spring Finals are quickly approaching and that means Finals Fuel is back!  You can help refuel and recharge our Dons in several ways:

  • Purchase from our Amazon wish list and have snacks shipped directly to
  • Donate money for our Costco shopping trip
  • Purchase items yourself & deliver to the College & Career Center at your convenience
  • Volunteer to hand out treats and offer words of encouragement on Tues/Wed/Thus of finals week

Please click here to access the Sign-Up Genius link, and for more detailed information! Thanks in advance for your support. Go Dons! 

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APC in Action

Acalanes and President’s Volunteer Service Awards
Congrats to over 140 dedicated students who volunteered this past school year to provide a vast array of services to our community! Acalanes students made a difference by volunteering over 7,500 hours. Students can pick up their award certificates and celebratory ice cream on Wednesday, May 18th, at lunch in the Main Quad. Any unclaimed certificates can be picked up at the College and Career Center.
 
Congrats to Principal’s ACA Blue Heart & Acalanes Silver A Award Recipients!
Over 125 students were nominated by their friends and peers for the ACA Blue Heart Award that highlights students who show up for their peers, foster spirit on campus, and show care for peers, teachers, staff, & our campus. Acalanes Silver A Award recipients were nominated by teachers recognizing students who exhibit subject matter passion through engagement and curiosity, create a sense of community and inclusion in the classroom, actively engage in a diverse exchange of ideas with their classmates and teachers, and/or find ways to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Award recipients can be found here.
 
APC is proud to provide financial and volunteer support for these awards programs!

APC General Meeting  APC will hold a general meeting during the first few minutes of Dons Dialogue on Friday, May 13 to hold a formal vote on the APC Board of Directors slate (below) and approve our new Bylaws.  All members are invited and encouraged to come!

2022-2023 Parents Club Board of Directors Nominees
President: Veronique Kuhner
VP Communications: Michele Colaco
VP Community Partners: Natasha Acuna
VP Fundraising: Lori MacLeod
VP Services: Raina Foster
VP Special Projects: Kelly Daggs
Co-Head Liaison & ACA Liaisons: Jen Dodge and Heidi Hambidge
Secretary: Nicole Long
Treasurer: Katharine Wallace
Assistant Treasurer: Eng Young
Auditor: Nina Ruebner
Past President/Parliamentarian: Kristen Labrosse

Finals Fuel Spring Finals are quickly approaching and that means FINALS FUEL is back!  You can help refuel and recharge our Dons in several ways:

  • Purchase from our Amazon wish list and have snacks shipped directly to us
  • Donate $ for our Costco shopping trip
  • Purchase items yourself & deliver to the College & Career Center at your convenience
  • Volunteer to hand out treats and offer words of encouragement on Tues/Wed/Thus of finals week

Please click here to access the Sign-Up Genius link, and for more detailed information! Thanks in advance for your support. Go Dons! 

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Thank you to the 2022 Nominating Committee for your hard work and dedication to filling our APC Executive Board positions. We are proud to announce our slate of nominees for the 2022-2023 school year. The formal vote by the general Parents Club membership will take place Friday, May 13 at Dons Dialogue and our APC General Meeting.

2022-2023 Parents Club Executive Board Nominees
President: Veronique Kuhner
VP Communications: Michele Colaco
VP Community Partners: Natasha Acuna
VP Fundraising: Lori MacLeod
VP Services: Raina Foster
VP Special Projects: Kelly Daggs
Co-Head Liaison & ACA Liaisons: Jen Dodge and Heidi Hambidge
Secretary: Nicole Long
Treasurer: Katharine Wallace
Assistant Treasurer: Eng Young
Auditor: Nina Ruebner
Past President/Parliamentarian: Kristen Labrosse

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Campus Clean-Up now Saturday, Apr 30 from 11am to 2pm
This is a new date for the Acalanes Spring Campus Clean Up! Please join for this great opportunity to connect as a community and show that we are ACA Strong, all while beautifying our campus! Everyone is welcome – students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members. Click here to sign up. Email Denise Cain with questions or for more information.

Thank you to the 2022 Nominating Committee for your hard work and dedication to filling our APC Executive Board positions. We are proud to announce our slate of nominees for the 2022-2023 school year. The formal vote by the general Parents Club membership will take place at the Friday, May 13 Dons Dialogue and APC General Meeting.

2022-2023 Parents Club Executive Board Nominees
President: Veronique Kuhner
VP Communications: Michele Colaco
VP Community Partners: Natasha Acuna
VP Fundraising: Lori MacLeod
VP Services: Raina Foster
VP Special Projects: Kelly Daggs
Co-Head Liaison & ACA Liaisons: Jen Dodge and Heidi Hambidge
Secretary: Nicole Long
Treasurer: Katharine Wallace
Assistant Treasurer: Eng Young
Auditor: Nina Ruebner
Past President/Parliamentarian: Kristen Labrosse

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Campus Clean-up postponed to Saturday, Apr 30 from 11am to 2pm
This is a new date for the Acalanes Spring Campus Clean Up! Please join for this great opportunity to connect as a community and show that we are ACA Strong, all while beautifying our campus! Everyone is welcome – students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members. Click here to sign up. Email Denise Cain with questions or for more information.

Log Volunteer Service Hours for Award Applications due Monday, Apr 18
Applications for the Acalanes Volunteer Service Award (20 hours) are due by Monday, Apr 18. You can find more details about the Award Instructions and qualifications here and the application/verification forms here. For questions or more information, email here.
 
APC Spring Grants Have Been Awarded 
Thank you to the parents and staff who submitted proposals for an APC Grant. APC Grants are funded through parent donations. We are pleased to announce three grants have been awarded.

  • The Physical Education department will receive funds to improve the weight room’s experience with the addition of large banners promoting the Acalanes Community Always motto, and the addition of signage that is representative of every sport at Acalanes. The weight room is a community space open and available to all Acalanes students. All Freshmen PE students utilize the weight room their first year at Acalanes. 
  • Acalanes Leadership students will receive funds to purchase a Cricut Machine, a needed addition to their classroom that will allow for the creation of customized materials to better promote the Acalanes spirit and promote school-wide events.
  • Supports the purchase of artificial greenery for campus enhancement during special events throughout the year. A sustainable choice, the artificial greenery will be used year to year during Graduations, Dons Days, Parent nights, dances, awards nights, and more.

Thank you to the 2022 Nominating Committee for your hard work and dedication to filling our APC Executive Board positions. We are proud to announce our slate of nominees for the 2022-2023 school year. The formal vote by the general Parents Club membership will take place at the Friday, May 13 Dons Dialogue and APC General Meeting.

2022-2023 Parents Club Executive Board Nominees
President: Veronique Kuhner
VP Communications: Michele Colaco
VP Community Partners: Natasha Acuna
VP Fundraising: Lori MacLeod
VP Services: Raina Foster
VP Special Projects: Kelly Daggs
Co-Head Liaison & ACA Liaisons: Jen Dodge and Heidi Hambidge
Secretary: Nicole Long
Treasurer: Katharine Wallace
Assistant Treasurer: Eng Young
Auditor: Nina Ruebner
Past President/Parliamentarian: Kristen Labrosse

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Campus Clean Up Saturday, Apr 16 from 11am to 2pm
It’s time for the Acalanes Spring Campus Clean Up! This is a great opportunity to get some last minute hours for the Acalanes Volunteer Service Award before the April 18 deadline, all while beautifying our campus! Everyone is welcome – students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members. Click here  to sign up. Email Denise Cain with questions or for more information.

Log Volunteer Service Hours for Award Applications due Monday, Apr 18
It’s not too late to encourage your student to volunteer and get service hours towards the Acalanes Volunteer Service Award (20 hours). Applications for the award are due by Monday, Apr 18. You can find more details about the Award Instructions and qualifications here and the application/verification forms here. For questions or more information, email here.
 
APC Spring Grants Have Been Awarded 
Thank you to the parents and staff who submitted proposals for an APC Grant. APC Grants are funded through parent donations. We are pleased to announce three grants have been awarded.

  • The Physical Education department will receive funds to improve the weight room’s experience with the addition of large banners promoting the Acalanes Community Always motto, and the addition of signage that is representative of every sport at Acalanes. The weight room is a community space open and available to all Acalanes students. All Freshmen PE students utilize the weight room their first year at Acalanes. 
  • Acalanes Leadership students will receive funds to purchase a Cricut Machine, a needed addition to their classroom that will allow for the creation of customized materials to better promote the Acalanes spirit and promote school-wide events.
  • Supports the purchase of artificial greenery for campus enhancement during special events throughout the year. A sustainable choice, the artificial greenery will be used year to year during Graduations, Dons Days, Parent nights, dances, awards nights, and more.

Thank you to the 2022 Nominating Committee for your hard work and dedication to filling our APC Executive Board positions. We are proud to announce our slate of nominees for the 2022-2023 school year. The formal vote by the general Parents Club membership will take place at the May 13th Dons Dialogue and APC General Meeting.  Thank you!
 
2022-2023 Parents Club Executive Board Nominees
President: Veronique Kuhner
VP Communications: Michele Colaco
VP Community Partners: Natasha Acuna
VP Fundraising: Lori MacLeod
VP Services: Raina Foster
VP Special Projects: Kelly Daggs
Co-Head Liaison & ACA Liaisons: Jen Dodge and Heidi Hambidge
Secretary: Nicole Long
Treasurer: Katharine Wallace
Assistant Treasurer: Eng Young
Auditor: Nina Ruebner
Past President/Parliamentarian: Kristen Labrosse

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Log Volunteer Service Hours over Spring Break – It’s not too late to encourage your student to volunteer over Spring Break and get service hours towards the Acalanes Volunteer Service Award! Applications for the award are due by Monday, Apr 18 (deadline has been extended from Apr 15). You can find more details on the College and Career Center website here. For questions or more information, email here.
 
Don’t miss a new volunteer/leadership opportunity in the month of April for students to help the Lafayette School District as camp counselors in the great outdoors to earn 100 hours! See details below in the College & Career section.

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We continue to support our cafeteria staff every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during lunch. We have a small core of parent volunteers who have been “regulars” and we cannot thank them enough. Much gratitude goes to Jessica Langevin, Trisha Sanyal, David Melfi & Maria Nicolacakis for stepping up and helping out!  We can always use more hands so sign up here if you can spare a lunchtime or two. 

Deadline Extended! APC Spring Grant Applications will now be accepted through Friday, March 11. All ideas are welcome. We encourage AHS teachers, staff, students, and parents to submit a short grant application to support programming, materials or projects that enhance the educational experience for our school community. Click here for criteria and application. Completed proposals and questions can be submitted to CatherineHabas or delivered to the APC Box in the front office.

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We continue to support our cafeteria staff every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during lunch. We have a small core of parent volunteers who have been “regulars” and we can not thank them enough. Much gratitude goes to Jessica Langevin, Trisha Sanyal, David Melfi & Maria Nicolacakis for stepping up and helping out!  We can always use more hands so sign up here if you can spare a lunchtime or two. 

APC Spring Grant Applications due this Friday, Mar 4 – We invite all AHS teachers, staff, students, and parents to submit a grant application for programming, materials or projects that enhance the educational experience for our school community; all ideas are welcome. Click here for criteria and application. Completed proposals and questions can be submitted to Catherine Habas or delivered to the APC Box in the front office.

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The APC Nominating Committee is in full swing and planning for the 2022-2023 school year! Below is a list of positions we need to fill in the Acalanes Parents Club. Being a part of this amazing, thoughtfully run organization is rewarding and an opportunity to help the school, teachers, staff, and students in a variety of ways. Come join the team! If you have any questions, please contact Nominating Committee Lead Angela Ketcham or anyone from our 2022 Nominating Committee: Sherry Quinn, Kristen Labrosse, Maria Nicolacakis, Jennifer Palmer, Katharine Wallace, Daniele Upp and Catherine Habas.

Open positions:
President Elect
VP Fundraising
Assistant Treasurer
Secretary
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Liaison
Co-Hospitality Chairs
Grants Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator
Legislative Representative
Co-Parent Ed. Coordinator
Student Awards Coordinator
Stanley Liaison
 
APC Spring Grants: Submissions are Open! Applications due Friday, Mar 4 All ideas are welcome. Acalanes Parents Club is pleased to invite all AHS teachers, staff, students, and parents to submit a grant application for programming, materials or projects that enhance the educational experience for our school community. Click here for criteria and application. Completed proposals and questions can be submitted by emailing APC Grants Coordinator Catherine Habas. Proposals can also be delivered to the APC box in the front office.

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