Volume 3 Issue 8 | February 2020
Home & School Club
Next Home & School Club meeting: March 23 at 7pm in the Leigh Library.
All are welcome.
Meeting dates for 2019-20 as well as minutes from past meetings are available  here
Highlights from the February 2020 HSC Meeting

Principal Kara Butler shared the following updates:
  • Leigh's WASC visit is complete. WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) is an organization that provides accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools in California. They will provide their Visiting Committee Report in about six weeks. To prepare for this visit, Leigh staff created a Self-Study report which examines and evaluates the entire academic and extra-curricular program at Leigh. This report can be found here, and more info on the process here. (According to Stacey Brown, CUHSD Board Trustee, who attended our HSC meeting, "this report is one of the best reports I have ever read. It really encapsulates what Leigh is about.").

  • The Leadership class is working to help our campus celebrate and embrace diversity. They are working hand in hand with our various clubs to elevate awareness. Interviews are being scheduled now for students interested in joining Leadership next year.

  • We're all looking forward to the Spring rally and Senior send-off.

  • Should be: We are preparing for the PSAT10 in March for sophomores, the CAASPP testing in April for juniors, and the AP tests for all AP students in May.

  • Once we have met with every student, each student's requested classes for Fall 2020 will be mailed to your student's home address. Parents and students will have the chance to change requested classes at this time. After that, the master scheduling process will begin and class schedules will be distributed in August right before school resumes.
Ms. Celeste Smiley provided a Teachers' Update. Read her entire report here , some highlights below:
  • AP and elective tutorials were held in January for 3 weeks so students could learn more about curriculum and expectations prior to completing their course requests.

  • With funding from the Home & School Club, we launched our READ campaign. Check out the posters around campus and in the library windows of your favorite teachers presenting their favorite books. The campaign has been effective in getting students talking about books and reading!
  • The 2020 yearbook is available for pre-sale, and Senior baby ads/Senior salutations are for sale. Info is available in SchoolLoop and was sent out via the Senior Newsletter.

  • Academic Highlights

  • Econ is working on personal finance modules

  • English 1 students completed creative graphic representations of their SSR books to persuade classmates to read their chosen novels.
  • A group of our Science students competed in the Science Bowl for the very first time. This was a great experience for our students who are now motivated to put together official teams and compete again next year.

  • In our Psychology classes, we had a guest speaker from Google present to us about the future of jobs, including the role that Psychology careers will play.
  • Club Highlights

  • Science Olympiad attended the GGSO Invitational on Saturday. Gold Team placed 35th and Green Team 43rd out of 55 teams. They placed 13th for Protein Modeling.
  • GSA hosted a successful presentation and discussion about the Stonewall Riots and Marsha P Johnson's contributions to the LGBT Rights Movement. Today they will be doing a presentation on what different flags are in the LGBT community and their meanings.

  • Bring Change to Mind club president Lauryn Mineta spoke at the State of the District about how the club is helping bring awareness to Mental Health at Leigh.

Read entire Teacher Report here .
Where Your Home and School Club Donations Went This Month:

  • $17,227 for 57 Classroom Chromebooks
  • $10,000 for Macbooks for the library
  • $10,000 to the Science Dept
  • $10,000 to the Art Dept
  • $6,000 for calculators for the Math and SPED departments
  • $4,000 for professional development
  • $2,000 for two outdoor tables for the Quad
  • $323 for staff bathrooms update
  • $235 for Website hosting
  • $176 for Staff Appreciation lunches
  • Staff Grants
  • $446 for Magazine Rack and Table Covers for CCC
  • $656 for Van de Graaff Generator for Physics dept
  • $334 for Psychology supplies

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Annual Giving Drive, our Giving Tuesday Chromebook Drive, and via large donations. Thank you also to everyone who doubled and tripled their donations using their company's Corporate Match program. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you for making a difference at Leigh!
Volunteer Opportunities

  • NEW! Robotics Club (on Tuesdays after school): We need more adult support for the Robotics clubs on Tuesdays throughout this school year. The competition season begins in the Fall. Email Activities Director at aroe@cuhsd.org.
  • TOMORROW! Measure K (Feb 29th): Your help is needed to pass out flyers to our Leigh neighbors. Join us at 9:30am or at 12:30pm. Sign up here.
  • Adulting 101 (June 1st): Join the school committee currently working on developing a curriculum for our Seniors.This will be a workshop format focused on Personal Finance, Home Based Skills, and Professional Skills. Email president@leighhsc.org.
  • Stampede 5K Run/Walk (now through May 30th): Join the committee and help source sponsors, pass out flyers, coordinate/plan the event etc. Email stampedeinfo@leighhsc.org.
  • HSC Board 2020-2021: Join our board next year and help make a difference at Leigh! Email president@leighhsc.org.

Any questions, please email volunteer@leighhsc.org
Measure K is on the
March 3rd ballot. Your vote matters!

Our Leigh Home & School Club supports the campaign to Vote YES on Measure K on the March 3rd, 2020 ballot. With the high cost of housing in Silicon Valley, passing Measure K will enable Campbell Union High School District to raise teacher salaries and attract and retain great teachers here at Leigh.

Without Measure K, we will continue to lose our best teachers to nearby districts that have more funding for teacher pay or to lower-cost areas of the state. We cannot attract the highest quality teachers unless we pay a competitive salary. When it comes time to hire a new teacher, we need to make sure we have the best candidates possible. Go to www.voteyesonmeasurek.org for more information.

We need 66.7% support to pass, which means we need every single school supporter to vote YES on Measure K!
Volunteers Needed for our Final Leigh Neighborhood Walk TOMORROW
Saturday, February 29th

Passing Measure K is a community-based, volunteer effort. Please join us to help spread the word as we deliver flyers to our neighbors (No knocking on doors. No experience necessary. Usually takes ~2 hrs.).

Morning Session @ 9:30am
Meet at the the District Office at 9:30am to pick up flyers. You will be assigned a neighborhood near Leigh High School. Walk your assigned neighborhood at this time or at a time that is convenient for you.

Afternoon Session @ 12:30pm
Meet at the Del Mar High School at 12:30pm to pick up flyers. You will be assigned a neighborhood near Leigh High School. Walk your assigned neighborhood at this time or at a time that is convenient for you.
Longhorn Stampede - Registration Fees Increase on March 1st!

Join us on May 30th 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. Prices increase on March 1st so register now! 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 $100 to $5,000 and offer varying degrees of pre-race and race day promotions

View photos from the 2019 Stampede here , here and here .

Join our volunteer committee to help plan this event: email stampedeinfo@leighhsc.org
Join the 2020-2021 HSC Board & Committees

The Leigh Home & School Club invites you to join our Board and Committees next year.

Most HSC tasks are done from home and do not require you to be at school. We have tasks that require some effort, and tasks that require minimal effort. All skills and interests are needed! We have a variety of projects such as ... project planning, community building, financial management, communications, fundraising, gardening, writing, technology support, volunteer coordination, College & Career Center 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 Student Registration Support in August, the Stampede 5K Run/Walk in May, and Senior Grad Night in June. The more people we have, the more fun it is and the easier it is for all as we can share the workload.

We would love to chat with you and discuss options that might work for you. Please contact our co-presidents at president@leighhsc.org for more information.

Join us and help make a difference at Leigh.
It takes a village - this is your village!
We Love our Teachers and Staff!

On February 12th we held our Valentine’s luncheon, supplying our teachers and staff with the ever-popular Baked Potato Bar. Additionally we gave each staff member a heart shaped box of chocolate candy!
The Career Fair was a Great Success!

On Thursday, February 13th from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., we had 53 adults represent their various careers to 340 students! Thank you to our volunteers who shared their professional expertise with our community, as well as the additional volunteers who set up tables and helped organize the event.
More Happenings at Leigh

  • Performing Arts:
  • The 30th Annual Crab Feed was a great success and a lot of fun! We hope to see you there next year!
  • Leigh Theater Arts presents The Lady Cries Murder on Feb 28-29 and March 5-7. Tickets on sale now!

  • Sports Boosters:
  • Congratulations to the Leigh Girls Soccer team: undefeated league champions!
  • Follow on Instagram @Leigh_sports_boosters.
  • Sign up to join the mailing list here.
  • We are looking for more volunteers and for new board members for next year! If you're interested in getting involved, contact asbcpresident@leighhsc.org.

  • Spirit Boosters:
  • Our comp cheerleading team won their division at CCS! The team went on to place 3rd in Nationals in Anaheim. Congrats team!
  • Graduation leis are available for pre-order: place orders for graduation leis here.

  • Read Principal Kara Butler's Weekly Bulletins here »

  • Read the Daily Bulletins created by our Activities Director, Anthoney Roe, here »
It’s time for Spring cleaning! Gather up your Goodwill donations and bring them to the Leigh High School parking lot on Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. All proceeds will go toward Grad Night 2020.

TICKETS for Grad Night 2020 - on sale now!

This is a safe, sober event exclusively for the entire class of 2020. Get more details and purchase tickets at http://leighhsc.org/gradnight/.
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  • 10% off every item every day
  • 10% of your purchase is donated back to Leigh
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Leigh High School Home and School Club is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Tax ID # is 77-0199809. All donations are tax-deductible.