Volume 5 Issue 1 | Welcome 2021/2022

Join us at our first HSC meeting on Aug 16th, 7pm, on Zoom (see below)
✅ Join us at our first President's Coffee on Aug 23rd, 12pm, on Zoom (see below)
✅ Join us at Back To School Night on Aug 26th, 5:30pm, in the Leigh quad (see below)


As we head into a new school year, we are excited to meet our new and returning families, and we welcome you all to our FamLeigh! We are looking forward to a great year ahead!

The goal of the Leigh Home & School Club is to support the academic and social/emotional needs of all of our students. The Home & School Club helps provide a bridge between home and school and enables all of us to be more engaged so that we can support all of the students and staff here at Leigh. It takes a village to raise a child... this is your village!

Much of what we do to support our students and staff takes money. Our primary fundraiser is our Annual Giving Drive and our goal this year is to raise $30,000. To everyone who has already made a donation - thank you! Your donations ensure we can continue to support important programs such as classroom resources & supplies ($100 for each of our 80 teachers), staff grants, professional development, mental health programs, our new Wellness Center, speakers for our students, staff appreciation, campus beautification, and more. We invite you to donate online. Thank you for making a difference at Leigh!

If you would like to donate a few hours of your time during the year, please take a look at our volunteer opportunities. Whatever your skillset, we will find a role for you. All help is greatly appreciated!
We invite you to attend our monthly meetings, follow us on Facebook, and check out our website where you can get more details on all things Home & School Club related. Come join us and meet our wonderful community of parents, staff and students!

A warm welcome to this year's HSC Board and Committees:

Executive Board
  • President - Susan Smith
  • Vice President - Ashleigh Coffeng
  • Co-Past Presidents - Aine O’Donovan & Tamara Strachman
  • Treasurer - Amy Hogg
  • Auditor - Doug Evans
  • Recording Secretary - Jenny Green
  • Co-Parliamentarians - Gretchen Gabriel & Kerry Haywood
  • Technology/Google Drive Support - Rama Nemani

  • Communications - Amy Gardner, Angie Lu, Susan Smith, Aine O’Donovan
  • Community Building/Stampede - Susan Dahl, Andrew Hogg, Mike Norcia, Anne Haro, Chris Weitz
  • Staff Appreciation - Amanda Bierly, Alexis Hoekstra, Amy Sells
  • Campus Beautification - Kelly Massini, Tamiko House, Ashleigh Coffeng, Lara Blom
  • Grad Night - Kristina Williams, Kris Suzuki, Alexis Hoekstra, Chris Weitz, Amy Hogg, Andrew Hogg,
  • Academic Tutoring Coordinator - Rama Nemani
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing - Kristin Welter
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Angie Lu
  • Photographer - Monica Fang
  • Club Support - Anne Haro
  • TBD - Erin Nokes
  • Facilities - Tamara Strachman
  • Finance - Doug Evans

Booster Club Liaisons 
  • Sports - Jennifer Lipscomb
  • Spirit - Christy Dennington
  • PAPA - Amy Gardner

On behalf of the Home & School Club, I look forward to a great year of working together to support Leigh. If you have any questions or suggestions, please e-mail me at president@leighhsc.org. 

Warmest Wishes,
Susan Smith
President LHSC
Monday, August 16, 7pm - Zoom

We invite you to join us for our first Home & School Club meeting of the year. View agenda.

  • Hear first impressions of the new school year from Principal Butler.
  • Get first-hand updates from our teacher representative, student representative, District Board Trustee, College & Career Center Specialist, and Boosters (Sports, Spirit and PAPA).
  • Get inside info on your Home & School Club's goals, objectives, and plans for the year ahead.

Want more? If you are interested in really delving deep and learning more about our processes and budget, show up early! We will be discussing our HSC budget at 6pm, prior to the larger HSC meeting at 7pm.

Zoom link for the August 17th meeting is below. Dates for all future HSC meetings are here - mark your calendar!


Meeting ID: 918 5093 0665
Monday, August 23, 12pm- Zoom

Join HSC President Susan Smith and other HSC Board members for an informal get-together and Q&A on Tuesday, August 23rd, at 12pm. We will answer any questions you might have about our boosters, school etc., or help figure out who can help you. We hope you will find it helpful and we look forward to seeing you! 

Meeting ID: 965 9725 0872
Thursday, August 26, 6:00PM (Community Welcome at 5:30PM)

Join us at 5:30pm in the Leigh quad before you head to your child's classroom. This is a great way to meet other parents and to hear our amazing student musicians! Several Leigh groups, including Booster Clubs - Home & School Club, PAPA, Spirit Boosters and Sports Boosters - will have booths where you can learn more about our programs, donate, purchase apparel, and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

The goal of the Leigh Home & School Club is to support the academic and social/emotional needs of all of our students. Our primary fundraiser is our Annual Giving Drive. Please take a look at our website to see where we spent parent donations in past years.

Our priorities for the year ahead include …

  • Mental health support/Wellness Center
  • Professional development
  • Positive School Climate/Student engagement
  • Classroom/teacher resources
  • Staff grants
  • Staff appreciation
  • Campus Beautification

Please go to our website to donate online (or mail us a check: make payable to Leigh Home & School Club; mail to: Leigh Home & School Club, 5210 Leigh Ave, San Jose, CA 95124). You can also make a contribution through a stock donation.

Many local companies offer matching donations to school organizations. If you avail of this program you can double your donation to Leigh Home and School Club. Check to see if your employer offers corporate matching and will match your donation.

Thank you for making a difference. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Questions, please contact our Treasurer, Amy Hogg, at treasurer@leighhsc.org

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

We would like to invite you to join our team for the school year 2021-22. All skills and interests are needed. We typically have a variety of projects such as community building, financial management, communications, fundraising, project planning, gardening, writing, technology support, volunteer coordination, student club support, College & Career Center support, etc. We also need parents for annual projects such as the Stampede 5K Run/Walk scheduled for May 21st, 2022, and Senior Grad Night in June 2022. Being on the board or on one of our committees is a great way to support Leigh, to learn more about our school, and to get to know other parents in the community!
Are you shopping on Amazon? Yes? Great! Use Amazon Smile and a % of your purchase automatically comes back to Leigh HSC. Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/77-0199809 or with AmazonSmile ON in the app. This is free money for Leigh HSC - to date we have received $791 through this program. Thank you for your support!
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.