Co-Presidents’ Message

It’s hard to believe that next week is the last week of school! Just a reminder that there will be no school on Monday since it’s Memorial Day and no finals this semester. Peer Tutoring is still available to help students with essays, projects or tests for next week.

Our Community Can’t Be Canceled efforts made it into the New York Times article highlighting the AHS Kresnak family’s double graduation. The campaign is going strong with the following updates:

  • Friday, May 29 at 6pm Let’s Celebrate Our Seniors with 2020 Dons, Forever Strong! Ring the bells for our seniors during their originally scheduled graduation date & time.
  • AHS Performing Arts Finish Strong Distance learning hasn’t stopped AHS creativity in the world of Drama, Choral and Instrumental Music with fantastic end-of-year performances. Hats off to all the PA teachers and students!
  • Home Delivery of Dons Show Up Spirit Thanks to student officers and class liaisons, each class has received some sort of spirit item drop-off to remind students that Dons spirit doesn’t take a break during distance learning!

We want to extend an extra special thank you to our outgoing APC Board Members Meg Fellner and Traci Reilly and outgoing 2020 Class Liaisons Kathy Hemmenway, Kat O’Donnell, and Ellen Seiler who will be closing out their tenure as Dons but will join the Dons Alumni family. These rock-star volunteers have collectively served Acalanes for over fifty years and their legacy of volunteerism is appreciated by us and the entire Dons community.

Dawn Brightbill and Sarah Cusumano

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Friday, May 29 at 6pm Let’s Celebrate Our Seniors with 2020 Dons, Forever Strong!

Ring the bells for our seniors on Friday, May 29, at 6pm (their original graduation date and time). Honk your horns, clang your pots and pans, and blow your whistles to let the Class of 2020 know they are loved and celebrated!


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ICYMI Class of 2020 Time of Reflection

If you’re looking for something to lift up your spirits, this year’s Time of Reflection will not disappoint. Click here to watch a recording of the event and enjoy a written recap from Blueprint. 


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Meals & Gifts for Grads!

Graduation is Thursday, June 4th, and Lafayette retailers have put together some great gift ideas to congratulate our AHS graduates. You’ll even find some great ideas for Dads too (Father’s Day is June 21). Additionally, local restaurants have created special family meals to celebrate. You can find more info on the Lafayette Chamber’s website. Buying local helps our Lafayette businesses survive and provides sales tax dollars to the City of Lafayette.


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2020-21 APC Volunteer Position Openings

It’s time for parents to show their spirit and #DonsShowUp. We have two open volunteer positions to finalize our team and we need your enthusiasm and great ideas to make it happen. If you’re interested, email Nominating Committee Chair Meg Fellner. Don’t delay, these positions are first-come, first served!

  • Student Directory/Parent Handbook Coordinator We are considering an online directory option and are looking for someone who can research options and manage the student directory and parent handbook process. 
  • Co-Chair Parent Education Join Anna Eppinger in overseeing the parent education calendar for the upcoming school year. It’s a great way to get involved by sharing relevant content and speakers to the AHS parent community.
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APC 2019-20 Spring Grants

Thanks to your APC donations in the fall, and despite COVID-19, Acalanes Parents Club is pleased to fund the following spring grants totaling almost $10,000:

  • Funding to help support the Performing Arts project to update the PAC lighting system 
  • A new podium for student and parent events on campus
  • Funding towards a refresh of the Main Quad 
  • Additional funding for a new water station
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AHS & President’s Volunteer Service Awards

Applications have been reviewed and if the committee had questions, students were contacted over email. Please encourage your student to check email in case we’ve requested a response. Additional information regarding awards will be emailed to students mid-to-late June. Questions? Please contact us.

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Legacy Bricks For Sale

Looking for a unique graduation gift? Give a Legacy Brick and help leave a lasting impression on the Dons Legacy Wall! Families can pay tribute to your upcoming graduate, past graduates, a favorite teacher, or anyone who has contributed to your time at Acalanes.  You can even dedicate a brick to your AHS sports team, performance group or favorite club. To order your personalized brick, please fill out this order form and make your $250 tax deductible donation to Acalanes Parents Club on the AHS Web Store.

Questions? Contact Legacy Brick Coordinator Melissa Arends.

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