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Co-Presidents’ Messagee

Just a reminder that Monday, October 14, is a Staff Development Day so there will be no school tomorrow. It’s hard to believe the first quarter of the school year has already come and gone. There is a tremendous amount of activity on campus this month with fall sports and performing arts’ events in full swing. We anticipate a tremendous amount of excitement next week too, as Acalanes welcomes the highly-regarded United States Marine Band for a concert on Wednesday. Finally, don’t forget to wear lavender to Friday night’s football game against Campo. Go Dons!

We are looking forward to the upcoming APC Dons Dialogue with Principal Bell on Friday. The agenda is jam-packed with some terrific information so it’s one you won’t want to miss. You’ll find more details in our APC in Action section below. Hope to see you on Friday. 

Dawn Brightbill & Sarah Cusumano

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Dons Dialogue: Friday, October 18, 8:45-10am

APC is hosting another can’t miss Dons Dialogue this Friday morning in the Collaboration Center.  Dons Dialogue agenda items to include: 

  • Revised Homework Policy
  • Peer Tutoring Update
  • Unified Sports Program
  • Challenge Success Survey
  • Vaping Update
  • ASB and Leadership Update

As always, parking will be reserved in the parking lot south of the Main Gym. Coffee and treats will be served. See you there!

 

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Dons Show Up

Juniors, Sophomores and Freshman need help and are asking parents to please take a fundraising concession shift at the home football game versus Campolindo on October 18. Please see your class section below to sign up. 

In addition to football, our water polo and tennis teams play cross town rivals Campolindo this week too (see sports section below). Show your spirit and enjoy the action. Go teams! 

Looking for more ways to support your fellow Dons? Check out Acalanes’ new Dons Show Up October calendar referenced in the Student Activities section below!

 

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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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Make Vaping History: Students and Parents Learn About Risks of Vaping and Tobacco Use

APC Parent Education Speaker Series event presents along with AUHSD:

Make Vaping History: Students and Parents Learn About Risks of Vaping and Tobacco Use
Tuesday, October 29 from 7:00 to 8:30pm
Acalanes High School Performing Arts Center

Learn up-to-date information on e-cigarette/vape pen products, adolescent use rates, impact on young people, prevention strategies, how to support current users, and more.  Register for the event here.

 

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Drama Dons In Action! The LARAMIE PROJECT

October 23-26 at 7pm in the Acalanes Little Theater 

Don’t miss the DramaDons production of The Laramie Project, the true story of Matthew Shephard who was savagely beaten and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming.  Shephard’s name quickly became a grim rallying cry for those speaking out against hate crimes committed against gays. The Laramie Project explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.  A more detailed synopsis of the play as well as information on tickets can be found here

 

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Co-Associate Principals’ Messsage

Hello Dons Families,

Welcome to October! We have enjoyed the first few months of school with your students.  September was busy with our Club Fair, blood drive, motivational speaker Mike Smith, athletic events, and Homecoming.  

Our Homecoming Week, “Battle of the Bands”, was packed with spirited events including Unified Soccer, hallway decorations, student dodgeball, lunchtime activities, a rally, tailgate, and Friday night football.  The Homecoming community service activity this year was to collect cans and food donations for the Contra Costa Food Bank. We are blown away with the outpouring of support with a donation of over 23,000 items this year!  Thank you to our Leadership class, Mrs. Walton, our parent liaisons, and volunteers for your encouragement and involvement in making this a memorable Homecoming for all Dons. Dons show up!

Be sure to check out our Acalanes website for our calendar of upcoming events and important dates.  Good luck to all of you on 2nd quarter.

Your Associate Principals,

Andrea Powers and Mike Plant

 

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Dons Show up at Homecoming!

Talk about a week of our Dons Showing Up for each other!  Homecoming hallway decorating, skits, games and activities all take a ton of work. Our Dons could not have done it without their classmates. Check out Blueprint’s amazing video re-cap of last week’s homecoming festivities. Thanks to student Oliver Lane for capturing the excitement across campus. 

 

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We need our Dons to Show Up

We need our Dons to Show Up for a few more things! Juniors, Sophomores and Freshman need help and are asking parents to please take a fundraising concession shift at the home football game versus Campolindo on October 18. Please see your class page to sign up.

 

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Make Vaping History: Students and Parents Learn About Risks of Vaping and Tobacco Use

APC Parent Education Speaker Series event presents along with AUHSD:

Make Vaping History: Students and Parents Learn About Risks of Vaping and Tobacco Use
Tuesday, October 29 from 7:00 to 8:30pm
Acalanes High School Performing Arts Center
Learn up-to-date information on e-cigarette/vape pen products, adolescent use rates, impact on young people, prevention strategies, how to support current users, and more.  Stay tuned for registration info.

 

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