From the Activities Director

From the Activities Director

Nov 29 Deadline To Order Spirit Wear
There is just one more week to order spirit wear! We have added some new items to the webstore. This is a perfect opportunity for holiday gifts or winter gear. Items will be available for pick-up on December 17. 

Adopt-a-Family
Acalanes Community Outreach in partnership with Concord-based Families First, encourages you to participate in this year’s program. Sign up to adopt an individual, shop for them based on their wishlist items and then drop the wrapped presents off at Acalanes on December 11. This is an amazing opportunity for the Acalanes community and an exciting philanthropic partnership. Sign up here.

Mental Health Newsletter
Take a minute & read some narratives, reminders about gratitude & resources to support our mental health.

The week we return from break has multiple opportunities for students to engage. Here is an overview:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2

  • Lunch with Alumni Raea Gragg – Talk with her about her journey writing a graphic novel, producing a film, resiliency, identity and how to talk about hard things. Event not to miss!
  • Frosh Finals Prep During Lunch – Encourage your frosh student to attend this finals prep dialogue with a teacher from each content area. Teachers will share wisdom about how to prep specifically for their class as we enter the end of Semester 1. 
  • Women in Leadership #2 at 7pm – Hear from Contra Costa County Deputy Attorney Colleen Gleason

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3

  • Lunchtime Roundtable – Dialogue with Colleen Gleason on consent and more.
  • Class of 2023 Bonding at 5pm – Join us for Quiplash 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

  • Equity Council at Lunch
  • Also at Lunch: Environmental dialogue

2020-2021 Clubs
Club meetings continue. Check out our 45 clubs!

If I can ever do anything to help you or your student, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Katherine Walton
, Student Activities Director

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Monday, May 4 Blueprint Launches Next Issue

Visit acalanesblueprint.com to access Blueprint’s latest issue via PDF. Enjoy well researched stories with a local angle thanks to Acalanes’ talented student journalists. Additionally, Blueprint will launch a new literary magazine, The Azure, on May 8 featuring entries from Project LPIE and our school community.

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Breaking Down the Walls

As a campus, we are lucky to be bringing back Breaking Down the Walls for all 10th and 11th graders. It is a wonderful program funded by APC for students to build relationships with one another, break down barriers between them and truly start to understand each other. Feedback from last year was extremely positive. All 10th and 11th graders are participating and the alpha breakdown is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Jan 22: Last Names A-Go
  • Thursday, Jan 23: Last Names Gr-O
  • Friday, Jan 24: Last Names P-Z
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Open Mic Night Nov 20

 Join us at Sideboard in Lafayette at 6pm for our biannual Open Mic Night. Come out, eat dinner, and enjoy student talent (we have over 15 performers scheduled). This is one of our favorite nights of the year!

 

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DONS SHOW UP Calendar

In an effort to better communicate with students and the community on big events each month, we have created a Dons Show Up calendar (on the homepage of the Acalanes website). As a community, you can feel the support for one another on campus. Thank you for showing up!

 

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DONS SHOW UP in October!

In an effort to better communicate with students and the community on the big events each month, we have created a Dons Show Up in October calendar (on the homepage of the Acalanes website). This week’s events: 

Tuesday Senior Night, Volleyball
Wednesday DramaDons’ opening night of The Laramie Project
Thursday Senior Night, Tennis  

It’s a great week to be a Don!

Is your student a senior? Make sure to remind them to attend the lunch meeting Monday (tomorrow)  in room 314 to play senior dodgeball. Senior dodgeball, in it’s 2nd year, is a tradition not to be missed. Students form teams of 12 (11 seniors + 1 staff member) and play over 3 days in November. 

Wednesday Unified Sports plays at Heritage High School at Lunch. 

Is your student a freshman? Remind them to come out to capture the flag on Thursday at lunch. New Crew leaders will be out there playing alongside with them. Great way to spend a lunch period.

 

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6th Man Jersey

Order deadline extended to gather a few more last minute orders! Order a personalized 6th Man jersey by Wednesday October 16th to wear to any athletic event including basketball! Jerseys can be customized with last name and graduation year on the back. Check them out-they are awesome! Jerseys take 4-5 weeks in production.

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Lamorinda Tackles Cancer on October 18

Come out to the home football game wearing lavender (universal color for cancer) and support our community as we do our part to tackle cancer. Together with Campolindo, we will have a tailgate before the game, and posters that people can decorate honoring someone who has had cancer (these will be hung around the stadium). Acalanes & Campo have teamed up to design a long sleeve shirt with “Lamorinda Tackles Cancer.” It is on sale at lunch for $20.

 

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The 1st quarter is coming to an end this week!

To support students, encourage them to attend “stressbusters” at lunch on Friday, October 11 in the front quad. 

 

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6th Man Jersey: Two more days to order!

Order a personalized 6th Man jersey by Tuesday, October 8  to wear to any athletic event including basketball! Jerseys can be customized with last name and graduation year on the back. Check them out-they are awesome!

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