Volume 2 Issue 7 | February 2019
Home & School Club
Please join us at our next Home & School Club meeting on Monday, March 25th,
at 7pm in the Leigh Library. All are welcome!

Read the agenda as well as minutes from past meetings  here

Home & School Club is putting your donations to work this year...

Through our Annual Giving Drive, we have raised to date $28,692 in donations and $7,879 in Corporate Matching. Thank you to everyone who donated! Here are some of the key areas where we have allocated these funds:

  •  Classroom Resources ($100 for each of our 82 teachers)
  •  Staff grants ($6K)
  •  Admin Grant ($5K)
  •  Staff Appreciation ($3K)
  •  Campus Beautification ($4K)
  •  Parent Ed ($3K)
  •  Positive School Climate (Speakers for student assemblies, Camp Everytown Scholarships) ($5K)

We are also extremely grateful to the Leigh families for the following very generous donations: $10K from the Robert Family Foundation, and amounts of $6K, $15K and $25K from anonymous donors. The HSC, Ms. Butler and the donors have been working closely together to ensure the funds are used in the most impactful way. This is where the money has been allocated to date:

  • Library upgrade ($10K)
  • Donation to individual departments ($1K to each of our 12 departments)
  • Technology in the library ($10K)
  • Technology in the classrooms ($3K)
  • Science Dept ($3K)
  • New Computer Principles class ($10K)

Additional details can be found on our funding/donations page on our website.

Join us on June 2nd for a 5K run/walk through our local neighborhood on a USATF certified course. The goal of this event is to provide an opportunity for our community to come together - students, parents, staff, neighbors, friends, friends of friends, alumni, future Leigh families, and local businesses. Register now to receive a race shirt and custom race medal. Special student and family pricing available. 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! Come join in the fun!

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We would also like to invite you to become a sponsor for this year’s race. We would be delighted to promote awareness of your business to our parents, local schools and our entire Cambrian community. Sponsorship opportunities range from $500 to $5,000 and offer varying degrees of pre-race and race day promotions.
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 »

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 »

  • Leigh High School Performing Arts is proud to present And Then There Were None, opening Friday, March 1, running through Saturday March 9. Buy your tickets now!

Parent Education
March 7, 2019
Impact Teen Driver - Parent-Teen Workshop
Student assembly for juniors and seniors will take place during the day, and a parent-teen talk will follow the same day at 7:00-8:30 pm.

  • Part 1: “What Do You Consider Lethal?” presentation
  • Part 2: Strategies for parents and open discussion

This is a life changing opportunity. Your teen driver is excited to reach a greater degree of freedom, and you as a parent may be walking a tight rope in maintaining a safe balance. You want your teen to understand your concerns and not view your guidelines for safety as lack of trust. Also, you taking full control of the situation will not allow your teen to learn the life lessons embedded in this experience. In fact, many teens drive their friends and lie to their parents to avoid getting in trouble. This talk can help both you and your teen reach a common understanding of the risks of distracted and inexperienced driving to reach a collaborative approach to their first year of licensure. 

The program shares the “What Do You Consider Lethal?” campaign and includes information on graduated driver licensing laws. The presenters are impactful in a gentle and authentic manner. During the school day, Junior and senior students will meet a young person who survived a lethal automobile accident in which the driver was a friend during the school day. In the evening the parent-teen workshop, which is an opportunity for parents to attend with their teen or alone, will be offered. 
Campus Beautification - Save the Date!
May 11, 2019
Help make your school beautiful! Please drop in anytime on Saturday, May 11 between 8:30-1:30 to pitch in for a campus clean up day! 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.

A sign up sheet to volunteer will be available soon! Questions? Please contact Kelly Masini and Tamiko House at beautification@leighhsc.org
Staff Appreciation

The staff appreciation committee held a luncheon on Feb 13th for our wonderful teachers and staff. The committee hosted a baked potato bar with hot chili and fixins’. We gave each teacher/staff a special valentine and box of candy. 

Grad Night 2019 - Buy Tickets Early and Save!

Go to https://leighhsc.org/gradnight/ to purchase tickets and to get more information.

Questions? Contact gradnight@leighhsc.org .

Parents needed for paid and volunteer positions
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.
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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 $2,310 through this program. Thank you to everyone who has used the Amazon link when purchasing!

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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 $297 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 $7,879 in corporate matching donations. Thank you to everyone who has already participated in this program!

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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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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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