Volume 1, Issue 3
October 2017
Home & School Club

Please join us at our next Home & School Club meeting on November 13th at 7pm in the Leigh Library. All are welcome.

Read the minutes from our September meeting here


Recent programs/activities supported by Home & School Club

  • Funding
    $7,800 to teachers for classroom consumables. Each teacher received $100 and purchased items such as paper towel, Kleenex, markers, and other essential items for their classroom.
  • $5K towards the Challenge Day program held on Oct 9 & 10, as part of our Positive School Climate funding. Click here to see what typically happens at this event.
  • $148 for Staff Appreciation
  • $270 to fund two students to take SAT prep classes (scholarship fund)
  • $470 for Home & School Club insurance

Thank you to our Anonymous Donors!

Our Leigh community would like to say a very sincere thank you to the Leigh family who donated $10,000 to the Home and School Club this year. This was an anonymous donation and we would like to publicly thank this family for their very generous contribution to our school. Per the donor's request, the money was put towards classroom technology ($5K), girls soccer ($2500), and field hockey ($2500). From all of us, thank you!

We would also like to say thank you to another family who anonymously donated $15,000 to the Home & School Club during the 2016-17 school year. Per the donor's request, this money was put towards  classroom technology (50%), math & science (25%), and general school welfare (25%). Thank you for your wonderful generosity! It is very much appreciated by all.

Leigh High School Tree Planting Day 

Thank you to the Home & School Club Beautification Team, led by Krista Gaudie and Meghan Burton, and to all of the volunteers who spent a Saturday morning in October planting trees at Leigh. So much fun was had by all, and our school lawn looks so beautiful!

Leigh parent, Konrad Michels,  came to the tree planting event and snapped some amazing photos. Some of these photos are below and there are many more on the photo site he has created for Leigh (there are also photos from sporting events for anyone interested in checking out other pages on the site). This is a hobby for Konrad and we are very grateful to him for taking the time to capture this window into Leigh and sharing with all of us!

We Love our Teachers and Staff!

On Friday the 13th, the Staff Appreciation Committee, led by Carol Hofheimer and Susan Lovelady, decorated the lunch room, and provided treats to the teachers and staff. We had some pretty creative parents, and everyone had a great time. Thanks to all that donated food! 

The Staff Appreciation Committee made a special deliver to our teachers on Halloween!

Hear 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. Her reports provide a treasure trove of information and highlight so many of the amazing things happening at our school. Click here to view the report she shared at our October meeting.

College & Career Center Newsletter

Operation of our college and Career Center depends on the 30+ parent volunteers that manage all of the activities taking place under the guidance of College and Career Specialist, Mrs Nathalie Goricanec. Mrs. Goricanec and a group of volunteers have published their first newsletter. Click here to view (and subscribe to future newsletters which will be published bi-weekly).

To stay informed about news and announcements from the College and Career Center:
  • join our Facebook group LonghornsCCC
  • follow us on Twitter @LonghornsCCC
  • follow us on Instagram at cclhs
  • get text reminders on your cell phone with Remind by texting @38df to 81010
  • send an email to LonghornsCCC@gmail.com
  • join our Leigh Longhorns CCC Newsletter mailing list: http://eepurl.com/c7KRAn
We surpassed our Membership Drive goal!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to our membership drive to date. It is very much appreciated. Our membership drive is our largest fundraiser of the year, and as of October 12th we have raised $26,966. 

Thank you for helping us surpass our goal of $25,000!

$1,752 of the donated amount came from corporate matching. If you haven't had a chance yet, please request corporate matching at your company so that you can double or triple your donation to Leigh. Details on how to do this are below.

Donations are always welcome. The more money we raise, the more programs and activities we can support for our students. Click  here to donate.

It takes a Village... this is YOUR Village! 
Thank you for making a difference at Leigh!

Earn FREE money for Leigh

Corporate Matching - we have earned $1,752 to date

Many local companies offer matching donations to school organizations. If you avail of this program you can double or triple your donation to Leigh Home and School Club! Many companies also donate cash to match your volunteer hours contributed to the school. Please check with the HR department at your company to see if it has a matching donations program. Our Tax ID: #77-0199809. Click here for more information and to see a list of companies that offer this program (it is not a complete list - if you do not see your company on this list, please do check with your HR dept).

Shopping on Amazon? - we have earned $548 to date

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'! 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.

Volunteers Needed for our Fundraising Team

We need people to join our fundraising team! Jennifer Sarmento is chairing this team and has some wonderful ideas, but she needs support in order to be able to make them happen. If you would like to help in any way, big or small, we would very much appreciate it. We promise it will be fun!  If you are interested, or would like to learn more about this role, please contact Jennifer at fundraising@leighhsc.org.

Take our Home & School Club Survey

Would you like to share your thoughts with the Home & School Club Board on the programs we fund? On our Mission? On our Communications? Click here to complete the Home & School Club survey.

Your feedback is critical to helping us improve, and this is your chance to share your opinions and preferences.  Thank you!

Stay Connected

We invite you to connect with the Home & School Club and be a part of this great community.  Here are a few ways you can do this...

  • Subscribe to our mailing list to receive monthly newsletters and stay up to date with Home & School Club happenings.
  • Become a member and donate to Home & School Club.
  • Attend our monthly meetings.
  • Volunteer your time by signing up to help when needed (sign up sheets included in this newsletter and posted to our mailing list as needed).
  • Join a committee/team. We have lots of opportunities, big and small! Send an email to Home & School Club President, Doug Carlen, at president@leighhsc.org.
  • Check out our website (we are in the process of building a new site so please be patient as we work through the details!)
  • Follow us on Facebook
    Like us on Facebook
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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