Volume 2 Issue 4 | November 2018
Home & School Club
Please join us at our next Home & School Club meeting on Monday, December 17th, at 7pm in the Leigh Library. All are welcome!

Read the agenda as well as minutes from past meetings  here

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 the 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.
Anonymous Donor Makes a Big Impact at Leigh

I n October the HSC received a $6,000 anonymous donation to be used where it was needed most. After meeting with Principal Butler, the HSC voted to put the money towards science and technology. $3,000 was spent on materials for Leigh's new and expanded science program, and $3,000 was spent on technology (new computers).
Annual Giving Drive: Please donate

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Annual Giving drive to date! We truly appreciate it. To date we have received $27,187 in donations. If you have not yet had a chance to donate, you can donate online or place a check in the Home & School Club mailbox at the Leigh front office. Thank you so much for making a difference at Leigh! 

What do we do with your money? We're glad you asked! We have a lot of plans for the 2018/19 school year and would love to see you at our monthly HSC meetings to talk about them.

Here's how we spent your money this month:

  • $6000 on science and technology, as referenced above
  • $300 registration fee and materials 4 Project Lead The Way teams to participate in The Tech Challenge
  • $250 for Staff Appreciation
  • $150 for subscription to a Corporate Match online tool

Information on programs funded during prior years can be found  here .
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 $7,380 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!
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 »

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 »

"For the Kids" CUHSD Land Development Initiative
IMPORTANT - your support is critical.

Thirty seconds of your time can help generate $1.5 million of unrestricted, ongoing annual revenue that will 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.
PROTECT STUDENT PROGRAMS by supporting the "For the Kids" land development initiative. Please sign a letter of support asking the City of San Jose to approve the district's request to rezone a small portion of their land. Friends, family, students of any age and location can sign. The Leigh Home & School Club has endorsed this re-development.

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.
We Love our Teachers and Staff!
This month our Staff Appreciation Team and their parent volunteers provided a nacho lunch to the staff, and, of course, just a few sweet treats.
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 »

  • The Performing Arts Parent Association is excited to announce the Fall production of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, running from November 30 through December 8. Get your tickets here »

  • Home & School Club PARENT EDUCATION: Conscious Parenting: Emotional Wellness in Teens

  • Thursday, January 24
  • 7PM - 8:30PM
  • LHS Cafetorium
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.
Grad Night 2019

Plans are already underway for our 2019 Seniors! Mark your calendar now!
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.
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 .

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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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