News & Announcements

From the Activities Director

Wednesday, Oct 21 at Lunch – Keith Hawkins Live
Encourage your student to continue the dialogue from Monday Cohorts with Keith Hawkins at lunch on Wednesday. Zoom link will be sent out via Canvas. 

Last call! Looking for CARE Leaders
Acalanes is continuing our education around issues of equity. One of the ways we will do this is through CARE Week & CARE Workshops, which are student-led. We are looking for 55 students to lead a workshop in Monday cohort about on-campus discrimination, bias, and lived student experience at Acalanes and in our community. We are looking for students who are well-versed in the protocol (Compass and Agreements) as well as students who can be comfortable leading uncomfortable conversations. Apply here.

Thursday, Oct 22 at 7:30pm – ACA Women in Leadership Series: An evening with Kelly Galuska
Kelly is a writer and executive producer on Netflix. She has worked on the shows BoJack Horseman, Big Mouth, and is currently producing Human Resources with Nick Kroll. Come hear about her story, her experience as a female in Hollywood, and engage in dialogue. 

ACA Spirit Week: Wicked Week October 26-30
Students have a very fun spirit week planned and there are multiple ways to get involved and engaged. The week will be a competition in cohorts. Cohorts will compete in daily challenges via goosechase (scavenger hunt), dress up days, and two lunchtime activities. In addition we have four evening activities planned:

  • Monday, Oct 26 from 6-8pm – A walk through Haunted House at Acalanes. Students MUST sign-up ahead of time via the sign-up genius
  • Wednesday, Oct 28 at 7pm – ACA Night at the Drive-in Movie
  • Thursday, Oct 29 – Jazz Band in Lafayette Plaza & Dinner at Sideboard (tentative, pending approval)
  • Friday, Oct 30 at 7pm – Virtual Rally recap

Oct 16-30 Canned Food Drive for the Contra Costa Food Bank
Bins are at the Acalanes flag pole. For a quick look at the need for our support, check out the Food Bank’s August report.

Oct 12-23 Environmental Club Clothing Drive
Acalanes Environmental Club is hosting a clothing drive. All clothes will be donated to Goodwill. The bin is by the flagpole. Find more details on our Instagram: acalanes_environmental_club.

The tech board within leadership is creating an equity documentary series to highlight equity clubs & current issues in our nation, in our community and on our campus. The first video features our Black Student Union and students from the club. Please take 10 minutes to listen and reflect on the students’ powerful narratives. Find the video here.

Take a minute to read the October equity newsletter. 

2020-2021 Clubs
Club meetings continue this week. Encourage your student to attend even if they missed the first meeting last week. Check out our 45 clubs!

Acalanes Community Always Fire Relief Fund
Thank you for all of your support with the fire relief fund! We raised over $2000 dollars! Our community is amazing. Students also decorated our three firehouses in Lafayette which was met with much gratitude from our firefighters. See @ahs_dons for pictures!

Save the Date: Equity Week Nov 16-20

  • Wednesday, Nov 18 at 7pm “ Be an upstander, not a bystander” Equity speaker Lori Hayes

If I can ever do anything to help you or your student, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Katherine Walton, Student Activities Director