General Announcements

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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Grad Night Cancellation

To the Class of 2020,

It is with teary eyes that we make the announcement that due to Shelter in Place orders for Contra Costa and surrounding counties, we have been advised that we cannot legally plan or host a grad night for your class. 🙁 Unfortunately the “Don Voyage” celebration on the Commodore Cruise boat in Alameda has been canceled. With the future SIP protocols unknown, it makes it difficult for us to set a date, even this summer, to celebrate your graduation as we had so dearly hoped!

As parents of the Class of 2020, we are equally crushed by this decision but we want you to know that we have done everything we could up to this point to fight to make this night happen. But sadly, it’s now beyond our control.

As SIP restrictions lift, we hope you will celebrate your success as a class. You deserve only the very best of all celebrations. As you graduate on June 4th, we will be cheering you on and saluting the incredibly dynamic and impressive class of 2020. We would like to congratulate you all on your amazing journey in high school and wish you a very heartfelt “Don Voyage” as you set sail into your bright futures!

For information on how to receive a refund, please fill out the Grad Night Refund Form.

All the Best,

Your 2020 Grad Night Committee
Julie Bishop, Lulu Braunstein, Carrie Daughters and Alison Minden

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2020-21 APC Volunteer Position Openings

We have one open position to finalize our team for next year. Please let Nominating Committee Chair Meg Fellner know if you’re interested in the following role:

  • 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


Special thanks to our Grants Coordinator Laura White for doing such a fantastic job managing the grants process this school year. 

 

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Blueprint’s The Azure Literary Magazine

If you haven’t yet had the chance to browse Blueprint’s new annual literary magazine, The Azure, now is your chance. Enjoy both written and visual art, featuring some great works from students across campus. Congratulations team Blueprint on this impressive achievement!

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2020-21 APC Volunteer Position Openings

We have a handful of positions open to finalize our team for next year. Please let Nominating Committee Chair Meg Fellner know if you’re interested in one of the following roles:

  • 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 & parent handbook process. 
  • Volunteer List Coordinator: This is a great small role for a new(er) parent to get their feet wet. Responsibilities include breaking down of the volunteer file from Dons Day into smaller lists by event (e.g., teacher appreciation, Dons, Day, hospitality, Concessions) and emailing lists to the appropriate coordinators. 
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