From the Activities Director

From the Activities Director

March Madness Activities – Return to Campus!

  • Decorate your student’s home mailbox for the first day of Hybrid (decoration kits will be available during “Back to School” hybrid orientation)
  • Get your students ready to wear ACA STRONG shirts on Hybrid Day 1, March 16 and March 17. Students who didn’t pick up an ACA Strong shirt at the last ACA Day can pick one up at Back to School Hybrid Orientation.
  • Sunday, March 14 from 1-2:30pm Senior & Junior Car Painting – Meet us in the Acalanes parking lot. We will provide the paint!
  • Join the fun & buy an ACA Parent/Sibling Strong Shirt. This is a grey version of the student/staff ACA Strong shirt.  You can purchase now via the Acalanes webstore for $10 and pick up from Acalanes after you receive your confirmation email. 

March is Women’s History Month!
Opt in to the various learning opportunities, dialogues & celebration.

  • Beginning March 8, check out Canvas for the daily spotlight of excellent women. It will run through the end of the month.
  • Thursday, March 18 at 7pm Women in Leadership Series with our associate superintendent Aida Glimme. Ms. Glimme has an incredible story to share and is an inspiring female leader in our community. Mark your calendar and look for the Zoom link next week!

Deadline Sunday, March 14 – Acalanes Spirit Wear
We have spirit wear available for the last time this school year! We added a couple new items including a tribute t-shirt to Mr. Huber with proceeds donated to the Parkinson’s Foundation in his name. Check out our spiritwear on the Acalanes webstore. Items can be either picked up at Acalanes or delivered to your home beginning April 6. 

April 5 – Acalanes Leadership Applications Available
Is your 8th grader interested in joining student government at Acalanes? Applications will be available electronically beginning April 5th. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to Katherine Walton.

April 18 – Deadline To Order Frosh Spirit Packs!
Know an 8th grader? Frosh spirit packs are a great promotion gift and kick off to a career at Acalanes! Each pack is $53 and features a hooded sweatshirt, car magnet & cinch backpack. Proceeds go to the Class of 2025. Order deadline is April 18 and packs will be delivered to your house beginning May 7. Order here.

Homecoming 2021 is happening at the end of April! Although it will look a bit different, we are excited to celebrate different decades with skits and hallway decorations; encourage your student to get involved. Skit information will go out through Canvas!

2020-2021 Clubs
Club meetings continue. Check out our 49 clubs! Clubs continue to be one of the best ways for students to connect. We will be pushing out more information about clubs at the end of the week. Please encourage your student to check out Canvas to learn more.

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 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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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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