Volume 2 Issue 8 | April 2019
Home & School Club
Please join us at our last Home & School Club meeting for this school year on Monday, May 20th, at 7pm in the Leigh Library. Hear year-end updates from our principal, teacher rep, ASB, and all of our booster clubs. All are welcome!
Read minutes from past meetings  here
Join the 2019-2020 HSC Board & Committees

The Leigh Home & School Club invites you to join us next year. Most of this year's Board is returning but we would love to make our team bigger. The more people we have, the more fun it is and the easier it is for all as we can share the workload.

Most HSC tasks are done from home and do not require you to be at school. We have tasks that require a lot of effort, and tasks that require minimal effort. All skills and interests are needed! We have a variety of projects such as ... volunteer coordination, project planning, community building, gardening, writing, website maintenance, Google Drive support etc, If you have a skill you'd like to share or you are someone who just likes to get stuff done, please get in touch! We also need parents for once-off projects such as Back To School Night in August and the Stampede 5K Run/Walk in June.

We would love to chat with you and have you join one of our teams. Please contact our president at president@leighhsc.org for more information.

Join us and help make a difference at Leigh.
It takes a village - this is your village!
A Report from our Teachers

Ms. Celeste Smiley is the teacher rep for Home & School Club. At each meeting, she shares what is happening in the classrooms and other general info related to the teachers. Here's this month's teacher's report »

Staff Appreciation
There was a large turnout in March for our Spring Luncheon. Thank you to all of the volunteers who brought salads, and baked goods. Our HSC committee added salads from Togo’s, and sliders and sandwiches from Safeway Deli. The sun was shining, and it was a great day!

The staff appreciation committee and volunteers delivered cookies to staff in the front office in April. 

In May the committee is planning a bagel bar during Teacher Appreciation Week, along with some other special treats, plus treats and water for Senior awards night on May 23.
AP Proctors Needed, Paid Position, May 2019
Principal Butler is looking for reliable proctors to ensure proper administration of AP tests at Leigh in May 2019. This is a paid position, and you can sign up for as many or few sessions as you like. The proctor's role is to prepare the room before the test, check-in students, read (and follow) instructions, supervise students, collect all tests and turn them in to administrator in charge.

Training will be provided, no prior experience required. Proctors will be paid $15/hour, shifts are usually 3+ hours. If you are interested, please fill out this form. Questions? Contact NancyAnn Williamson by phone at 408-626-3405 x5103 or by email: nwilliamson@cuhsd.org.

Upcoming Events & Activities... scroll down for more info

  • Visiting artist on Campus, Gareth Hinds - May 3rd, period 3/6
  • Goodwill Fundraiser - May 4th, 9am - 3pm
  • Holocaust survivor tells his story - May 6th, 6:45pm
  • Campus beautification/clean up Day - May 11th, 8:30am
  • Longhorn Stampede - June 2nd, 9am
  • Grad Night - June 6th, 9pm

Visiting Artist on Campus - Friday, May 3 during period 3/6
Gareth Hinds has created many critically acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including The Odyssey, Beowulf, King Lear, and now The Iliad. He is a Boston Public Library Literary Lights for Children honoree. [ more information about Gareth HInds...}

With thanks to Home & School Club Board member, Amy Gardner, Gareth will be on campus talking to our students about his latest work The Iliad. This striking graphic novel adaptation captures all the grim glory of Homer’s legendary account of the Trojan War.

Students will get to meet Gareth and hear about his work and education in fine arts, and his career path through editorial illustrations and making video games prior to his developing graphic novels full-time.

Students have the opportunity to pre-order copies of Gareth's books and have them signed and personalized [ CLICK HERE for order form]. Books will also be available on-site for students to purchase and have signed by the artist.
Goodwill Fundraiser - Saturday, May 4th, 9am - 3pm

Are you doing some Spring Cleaning? Do you have a garage or house full of items you would love to donate? Then this Saturday, May 4th from 9:00am-3:00pm will be the perfect time to get rid of it and help our Grad Night Committee. 

There will be a large Goodwill truck in the Leigh parking lot, and volunteers ready to relieve of your donations.The money is raised based on the weight of the truck, so bring us your electronics, small household items, as well as clothing. (Nothing over 50lbs though...) We just ask that you assist our volunteers getting any large or awkward items into the truck. 
Community Event: Holocaust Survivor Tells His Story - Monday, May 6th, 6:45pm
His Inspirational Story; Holocaust Survivor Max Garcia, at Union Middle School

Be inspired by Holocaust Survivor Max Garcia as he shares his remarkable story of survival and resilience on the 74th anniversary of his liberation from the Ebensee concentration camp in Austria. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your students to experience history from someone who was there. CLICK HERE to learn more and reserve your seats.

Campus Beautification - Saturday, May 11th, 8:30am - 1:00pm
Help make your school beautiful! Please drop in anytime on Saturday, May 11 between 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to pitch in for a campus clean up day! Our HSC Beautification Committee has lots of projects planned and we need many hands to spread mulch, plant flowers and clean up the campus. Grab your gloves and some tools and stay for as long or as little as you like. No experience necessary. Students and Parents encouraged and welcome! Light refreshments will be provided. SIGN UP TODAY!

Longhorn Stampede 5K run/walk - June 2nd, 9am

Register - Volunteer - Sponsor - Share
Join us for our 5th Annual Longhorn Stampede Run/Walk – a 5K event through Cambrian neighborhood. Whether you are a walker, a casual jogger, distance runner, or just want to cheer on the participants, come join our community at 9am, on June 2nd, 2019. This is a USATF certified course. Our overall top female and top male runners will each win a fantastic prize worth $2,200 – an oollee water purifier (https://oollee.com/). Create a team and enter to win a team award. Come in costume and enter to win best individual, best group, best teacher and more! Proceeds support all students at Leigh.

REGISTER: Check out our website for additional details - https://leighhsc.org/stampede/. Register by May 12th to receive a race shirt and custom race medal. Bring your family, friends and neighbors! Come join in the fun! 

VOLUNTEER: Adult and student volunteers needed on day of event, June 2nd. Thank you for any help you can give! Details here: https://leighhsc.org/stampede/volunteer/

VOLUNTEER POLICE OFFICERS NEEDED: To ensure the safety of all of our participants, we are required to have 13 police officers on the race course. If you are a San Jose police officer, please consider volunteering from 8:30-10am to help offset this cost. Email us at stampedeinfo@leighhsc.org

SPONSOR: Thank you to our Leigh parents and our neighborhood businesses who have sponsored us to date. We are very grateful for your support! If you own a business, please consider sponsoring the Stampede. More info here: https://leighhsc.org/stampede/sponsorship/.

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Course Map
Thank you to our Stampede Sponsors!

Purchase Grad Night Tickets

Grad Night at the Beach Boardwalk promises to be an unforgettable night for our seniors as they spend one last time together as a class. Ticket Price is $140, and a 4 pack is $520. Charter buses will collect the students from Leigh at 9:00 pm and return them by 3:00 am the next morning. This ultimate Graduation Party brings together the class of 2019 for a celebration of their four years together. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.

Thank you to our amazing Grad Night team - Kristina Williams, Ann Auld and Jen Petroff - for all of the time and energy they are putting into making this such a wonderful event for our students!This is a safe, sober event exclusively for the entire class of 2019. It will be the Ultimate Grad Party!

Questions? Contact gradnight@leighhsc.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Help sell grad tickets on campus 11:45am - 12:35pm 
  • Help with flocking fundraiser
  • Chaperone on Grad Night

If you can help with any of the above, please sign up here:

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