Volume 3 Issue 7 | January 2020
Home & School Club
Next Home & School Club meeting: February 24 at 7pm in the Leigh Library.
All are welcome.
Meeting dates for 2019-20 as well as minutes from past meetings are available  here
Measure K will be on the
March 3, 2020 ballot. VOTE YES.

Our Leigh Home & School Club supports the campaign to Vote YES on Measure K which will be 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.

We need 66.7% support to pass, which means we need every single school supporter to vote YES on Measure K!

Go to www.voteyesonmeasurek.org for more information.
Highlights from the January 2020 HSC Meeting
Read our December Minutes

Principal Kara Butler shared the following updates:

  • The Leigh High School Robotics Team's won 1st place for their presentation in the 2020 FTC Tech Challenge.


  • Course selection for 9th and 11th grades have been completed.

  • Course selections with various middle schools are taking place this week.
Donors continue to make a big impact at Leigh!

Our Leigh community would like to say a very sincere thank you to the Leigh families who have made incredibly generous donations to the Home and School Club during this year. In November we shared that we had received three large donations from Leigh families:

  • $5,000 ... Donation + corporate match from the Gabriel Family
  • $10,750 ... Donation from anonymous donor
  • $24,000 ... Donation + corporate match from anonymous donor

We are excited to share that we have received an additional donation of $25,000 from a very generous anonymous donor.

The HSC, Ms. Butler and the donor have been working closely together to ensure the funds are used in the most impactful way. To date $10,000 of this donation has been allocated to purchase chromebooks (through our Giving Tuesday Chromebook Drive). We will share details of how the remaining funds will be allocated in an upcoming newsletter .

Thank you to all of our donors for making such a difference for our students and our teachers here at Leigh!
Where Your Home and School Club Donations Went This Month:

  • $2,500 for Gizmos Teacher License and Professional Development webinar
  • $477 for Staff Appreciation - for Staff Holiday gift and staff meeting cookies
  • $435 for 3 ACT Bootcamp scholarships (through College & Career Center)
  • $500 Measure K donation
  • Staff grants
  • $321 for physics equipment
  • $200 for Edulastic membership for Math
  • $224 for SVCTE field trip bus transport
  • $108 for a document camera for Math and PLTW
  • $143 for Flashcards and Gimkit membership – Mandarin Classes
Volunteer Opportunities

We have lots of opportunities coming up. Here is a summary, scroll down to read more details!

  • Measure K (now through March 3rd): Help is needed to spread awareness and make sure this passes in the March 3rd election.
  • Career Fair (February 13th): Participate and share information about your career. Volunteers also needed to help serve food, set up, clean up etc.
  • Adulting 101 (June 1st): Join the committee to help create a curriculum for our Seniors.
  • Stampede 5K Run/Walk (now through May 30th): Join the committee and help source sponsors, pass out flyers, coordinate/plan the event etc
  • HSC Board 2020-2021: Join our board next year and help make a difference at Leigh! Email president@leighhsc.org.

Any questions, please email president@leighhsc.org
CUHSD Parcel Tax Campaign - Measure K

We need your help! Just 5 mins of your time will make a huge difference!

Passing Measure K is a community-based, volunteer effort. We need at least 66.7% of Campbell Union School District voters to vote YES on Measure K to win. Any time you can give is greatly appreciated.

Here are some things you can do that will take just 5 mins of your time and will be really helpful in spreading the word:

  • Like/share posts on Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Sign up to get a lawn sign. This will be delivered to your home.
  • Endorse the campaign
  • Send personalized emails to friends using a very simple tool called Outreach Circle. Emails in your contact list that match friends who live in the district will be selected. You then choose which friends you want to receive the already created message. Quick and easy, and very effective!

There are also lots of opportunities to help that will take just 2 hours or so of your time. Your support is greatly appreciated. Sign up here for

  • Leigh Neighborhood Walking: Sat 2/1
  • Postcard writing: Thu 1/30, Tue 2/4 and Thu 2/6
  • Phone Banking: Wed 2/10 and Thu 2/11
  • Sign waving: Thu 2/13 and Tue 3/3 


Read more about Measure K at  https://www.voteyesonmeasurek.org
Leigh Career Fair is Coming Up!
Thursday, February 13th from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Please encourage your students to attend!

Volunteers Needed:

We need additional help from our parents and families to make this event great. Helping with set up, handing out pizza and snacks, getting kids registered, keeping us on schedule -- we need you! Please email Mrs. G at longhornsccc@gmail.com to get involved!

If you are interested in talking about your career, click here . The CCC is looking for parents, relatives and community members who would be willing to have a booth/table to present their career to the Leigh students. No formal presentation required, just be willing to share with students, in a small setting, what you do and how you got there. The CCC welcomes anyone willing to talk about their current or past careers!
Adulting 101

This spring as our Seniors look towards graduation, there may be just a few life skills that didn't quite get covered in the four years of a robust LHS curriculum. On Monday June 1st Leigh HSC will present Adulting 101 , a set of short, intensive workshops that will cover the following:

  • Personal Finance (Budgeting etc)
  • Home Based Skills (Nutrition and cooking, sewing etc)
  • Professional Skills (Resume writing, interview techniques etc)

These workshops are being developed over the next few months and we could use your help! Whether you want to spearhead the entire program, one of the workshops, or simply join a group of enthusiastic adults who want our kids to be prepared for the real world, drop us a note at president@leighhsc.org and get on the Adulting 101 committee.
We Love our Teachers and Staff!

In January our Staff Appreciation Team Staff gave our staff bathrooms in the front office a much needed refresh. Check out the before and after pix!
BEFORE
AFTER
BEFORE
AFTER

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!

Follow us on social media: Facebook , Twitter , Instagram

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 president@leighhsc.org
The 30th Annual Leigh High Crab Feed on February 8th

Hosted by the Leigh Performing Arts Parents Association (PAPA), the Annual Crab Feed is a cherished tradition for Leigh High School and the local community. The evening highlights great food, incredible live music from Leigh High musicians, and roving thespians making “Crabby” come to life. An amazing Silent Auction will be running with thousands of dollars in items up for bid including sports tickets, getaways, and vacation home stays.

The “All You Can Eat” Crab Feed dinner features Fresh Dungeness Crab (or Danny DeLuna’s Smokin’ Grill BBQ Chicken), Veggie platter, Cheese Plate, Rice, Mixed Green Salad, Fresh Bread, Dessert, Soft Drinks, Coffee and Tea for $65 per person/ticket.
More Happenings at Leigh

  • Sports Boosters: 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: Order graduation leis and support the Leigh Cheerleaders. Place orders here.


  • Read Principal Kara Butler's Weekly Bulletins here »

  • Read the Daily Bulletins created by our Activities Director, Anthoney Roe, here »
Grad Night 2020 - Tickets 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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Shopping on Amazon? 
Use our dedicated Leigh Amazon SMILE link when shopping with Amazon, and Leigh Home & School Club receives 0.5% of the amount 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.

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.

Shopping at Sports Basement?
On your next visit to Sports Basement, register as a Basementeer and select Leigh High School as your beneficiary. Basementeer's receive 10% and give 10%:

  • 10% off every item every day
  • 10% of your purchase is donated back to Leigh
Double Your Donation

If you have donated to the Home & School Club, don't forget to check if your employer will double your donation - it's quick and easy!
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.