Co-Presidents’ Messages

Co-Presidents’ Message

We hope you were able to join us at Back to School Night last Thursday! It was a wonderful opportunity to mingle with other Dons parents, meet our teachers, and get a peek into what’s ahead for our students this year. 

For all APC Donors, if you didn’t have a chance to pick up your complimentary copy of the 2019-20 Parent Handbook and Student Directory, please stop by the Registrar’s Office. We can’t thank new freshman parents Heidi Hambidge and Sharon Hunt enough for spending countless hours putting together the handbook/directory in record time.

A key role of APC is to help AHS parents find ways to get involved on campus. If you would like to volunteer, the best place to start is with your class liaisons (contact info in class sections below). Believe it or not, staffing the Snack Shack at home football games is a great way to connect with other parents while helping to raise money for your student’s class. Additionally, you can always reach out to our APC Volunteer Coordinator, Catherine Habas, for ongoing volunteer opportunities.


Dawn Brightbill & Sarah Cusumano


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Co-President’s Message

We hope you had an enjoyable summer and your students are excited for the new school year. We look forward to seeing returning families and meeting new ones on campus at Dons Day tomorrow from 7:30-11:30am. Acalanes Parents Club (APC) will  welcome all early risers with a hot cup of coffee and yummy Johnny’s donut holes. 

Dons Day provides a great opportunity for families to connect to all things Acalanes. Be sure to take the time to stop by individual class tables (e.g., Class of 2020, 2021, 2222 & 2023) staffed by parent class liaisons and class officers to gather important information about the upcoming school year.  

We hope you’ll join us for our monthly APC Dons Dialogues! These forums are one of the best ways to find out what’s going on at Acalanes. Principal Bell leads the meetings and discusses hot topics and invites different department heads to share what’s new. It’s also a great way to meet other Dons parents. Our first APC Dons Dialogue will be held this Friday, August 16th, at 8:45am, in the new Acalanes Wellness Courtyard.  

Finally, THANK YOU to all the families who have already supported Acalanes Parents Club during online student registration! If you have yet to donate, we hope you will consider supporting APC at the $300 per student suggested amount or any other donation amount.  If you’d like to get involved at Acalanes, please reach out as we are always looking for engaged volunteers.

Go Dons!

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