Volume 2 Issue 5 | December 2018
Home & School Club
Please join us at our next Home & School Club meeting on Monday, January 28th,
at 7pm in the Leigh Library. All are welcome!

Read the agenda as well as minutes from past meetings  here

Anonymous Donor Makes a Big Impact at Leigh

Our Leigh community would like to say a very sincere thank you to the Leigh family who donated $25,000 to the Home and School Club in December. This was an anonymous donation and we would like to thank this family for their very generous contribution to our school. The HSC, Ms. Butler and the donor are working closely together to ensure the funds are used in the most impactful way. Stay tuned as we build out plans for this incredibly generous donation.
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 »
Ongoing Construction at LHS

The construction on campus is moving right along and the progress has been impressive. View this time lapse video to see the slab pour for Leigh's new two story classroom building. It took about 50 concrete trucks arriving 5 minutes apart! Visit the District site to see progress pictures » 
SUCCESS!: "For the Kids" CUHSD Land Development Initiative
THANK YOU! Because of your involvement and action around the the "For the Kids" land development initiative , our community has been able to generate unrestricted, ongoing annual revenue to help offset Campbell Union High School District's budget shortfall due to a California state mandate to increase retirement contributions that will more than double in ten years.
We Love our Teachers and Staff!
This month our Staff Appreciation Team and their parent volunteers provided beautiful holiday centerpieces in the Staff Lounge and front office, delivered sweet treats at Ms. Butler's staff meeting, and gave each teacher holiday Toblerone candy bars.
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. Proctors will have to be fingerprinted by CUHSD and need to be legally authorized to work as this is a paid position. 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. Attention to details and sense of responsibility are paramount for this position. Proctors will be paid $15/hour, shifts are usually 3+ hours.

If you are interested, please fill out this form and Leigh admin will contact you to guide you through the process. Questions? Please contact NancyAnn Williamson in the main office, by phone at 408-626-3405 x5103 or by email: nwilliamson@cuhsd.org .
Hosts Needed for Job Shadow Program, March 2019

The College & Career Center is supporting the efforts of LHS sophomore Deeba Khosravi as she continues to implement the job shadow program she initiated last year. This program allows students to experience what you as an adult do on a normal day at work. All fields are of interest so that a diverse list of opportunities can be offered. You can host for a half or full day and you can choose how many students you host. This is a voluntary program, and your help is really needed to keep it growing. If you are able to host, please fill out this short form . Refer your coworkers and friends!
Adult Volunteers Needed for AVID

AVID is a national program that provides academic, social and emotional support to students who want to apply to college and succeed there but need additional support. AVID teachers provide scaffolded lessons to students around organization, note taking and study skills. AVID curriculum also includes tutorial time when students are supported in their academic course work.

It is helpful to have adult volunteers in the AVID classroom to help with tutorial and other activities. In return, the adult volunteers learn the tenets of the AVID program and how the ideas of growth mindset and student inquiry can take root in a high school and help all of the students. 

Please email Bari Sholomon at bsholomon@cuhsd.org or Amanda Borges at aborges@cuhsd.org for more information.
Coming Up at Leigh High School

There's a lot going on at LHS, and a lot of ways to stay apprised.
  • Read Principal Kara Butler's weekly updates here »

  • Save the date for the Performing Arts Parent Association (PAPA) Crab Feed - February 2nd. Tickets will be on sale in early January.

  • The Performing Arts Parent Association is so proud of Leigh Marching Band and its Director Alex Christensen for organizing a marching band benefit showcase to provide an opportunity for students to perform and to raise money for the victims of the Camp Fire. Many local marching bands, including Leigh's band, were not able to perform their last competition due to poor air quality from the Northern California files, so Mr. Christensen quickly coordinated with marching bands from Branham, Del Mar, Westmont, Santa Teresa, and Los Gatos to put on an amazing showcase at Leigh High School on November 27. Despite the rainy weather, the show was well attended and the attendees were incredibly generous. Donations of cash and gift cards totaled $16,000. Thanks to all who attended and contributed!

Parent Education

Conscious Parenting: Emotional Wellness in Teens
We're kicking off 2019 with an interactive talk to explore how self-awareness and mindfulness practices can bolster an environment in which parents learn alongside their children and help raise emotionally mature adults.

Conscious Parenting: Emotional Wellness in Teens is inspired by the best-selling book The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves Empowering Our Children by Shefali Tsabary, PhD. The night will be facilitated by Mark Tanaka, an educator and pioneer in the field of inner transformation.

  • Thursday, January 24
  • 7PM - 8:30PM
  • LHS Cafetorium

Coming up in March 2019: Impact Teen Driver , Student assembly for juniors and seniors has been scheduled for Thursday, March 7th and a parent-teen talk will follow the same day at 6PM.
Grad Night 2019 - Buy Tickets Early and Save!

Discounted price of $125 is only valid until Friday, December 21 at noon . Ticket value $150. Prices increase after December 21. Includes postcard sized ticket to give as holiday gift.

Go to https://leighhsc.org/gradnight/ to purchase tickets and to get more information. Questions? Contact gradnight@leighhsc.org .

Are you shopping for the holidays? Earn FREE money for Leigh...

Shopping on Amazon? 

Use our  dedicated Leigh Amazon link  when shopping with Amazon, and Leigh Home & School Club receives 6 - 11% on products you purchased. Bookmark this link for future shopping 'trips'! The link is always available on  our website . Does your company shop at Amazon? Then refer this link to the person in charge of purchases. Anyone can use this link and Leigh will benefit. Note: Do NOT Use Amazon SMILE as donations through this program are significantly less. To date we have received $1,996 through this program. Thank you to everyone who has used the Amazon link when purchasing!

Shopping at Target, Apple, Macy's? Use eScrip

Earn automatically when you shop online at stores like Apple (1.2%), Best Buy (1.2%), Target (1.2%), Macy's (4.8%), Old Navy (2.4%), and many more! Register at  www.escrip.com  to start earning now! Install the "ForgetMeNot" browser plug in and you will get a reminder if a site that you're shopping at gives contributions. To date we have received $215 through this program. Thank you to everyone who has used eScrip when purchasing!

Shopping at Office Depot?

When you check out, let the cashier know that you want to support Leigh High School. Leigh will receive 5% of your purchase amount.
Double your donation: with 1 click check if your employer does corporate matching

Many employers match donations. Want to see if your employer will double your donation?

Check out the new tool we have invested in that allows you to quickly and easily see if your employer will match your donation. You will also be able to sign in to your company's online form and submit your request electronically. Or be taken directly to the paper form you need to complete and submit.

To date we have received $7,189 in corporate matching donations. Thank you to everyone who has already participated in this program!

Take 2-3 minutes now to earn free money for Leigh!
It's Your Home & School Club -- Join us!

We've changed the format of the HSC monthly meetings to make it easier for everyone to join us. For the first hour, we cover those items that directly affect our entire community: updates from our Principal, teachers, ASB, College & Career Center and Boosters (Sports, Spirit and PAPA). For the second hour, we discuss Home & School Club committee reports (sharing info from the past month and plans for going forward). It's  your  HSC, and we would love to see you there for any portion.
Stay in Touch with our HSC community
Subscribe to our  mailing list  to receive monthly newsletters and stay up to date with Home & School Club happenings.

Donate  to Home & School Club.

Questions? Email us at communications@leighhsc.org or contact our president at president@leighhsc.org
Volunteer your time by signing up to help when needed (sign up sheets will be posted to our mailing list as needed).

Join a committee/team . We have lots of opportunities, big and small!

Attend our monthly  meetings .

Check out our  website .
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Click the Amazon Banner below to support Leigh HSC when you shop at Amazon. 
Up to 11% of your purchases goes towards Leigh HSC and supports all of our students. 
Do NOT Use Amazon SMILE as donations through this program are significantly less.
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