Volume 4 Issue 9 | March 2021
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MARCH 2021 HSC MEETING
Minutes from past meetings and dates of upcoming meetings can be found here.
The next HSC meeting is Monday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Email us any time with questions or suggestions: president@leighhsc.org.
Highlights from Principal Kara Butler
Phased Return Info: We had a good response rate from families to the survey about who wants to come back in person. About 35% of students opted to return to school in person (hybrid model, with two days a week at school). Mrs. Butler and colleagues are planning out how that would work. Starting on April 12 we’ll go into Phase 3 (9th graders and prioritized students may opt in to return for hybrid instruction) and on April 26, we will go into Phase 4 (10th-12th graders may opt in to return for hybrid instruction).

Sports: Our first home game was played on March 15th! The Field Hockey team had a successful outing and we look forward to our other sports starting up as soon as they can safely do so. You can watch live Leigh High School sports here: http://leighsportsboosters.org/live-stream-games/

Theater: Listen to the Theater Arts department's first radio play "The Scarlet Plague" by Jack London. This story, originally written in 1912, is now dramatically acted out by the students of Leigh High School's Thespian Troupe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLg5JDWN9Ho

Bingo with Butler Recap: Bingo With Butler was a huge success! Students, parents, teachers and admin all had so much fun together. A huge thank you to Mrs. Butler for being such a wonderful Bingo Caller! The Home & School Club will coordinate another Bingo Night in the future and we would love to see you there. Congratulations to all of our winners who received Leigh blankets, hoodies and pajama bottoms. 
  • Khosravi family (twice!)
  • Tran family
  • Corinne Salazar
  • Anirudh Phal
  • Kwan family
  • Maisy Hoekstra
  • Mike Zatzke
  • Ms. Duffy (honorary winner for sportsmanship!)
CUHSD DISTRICT INFORMATION

Please be sure to read the latest CUHSD Community Newsletter, Spring 2021. In this latest issue, the following topics are discussed:

  • Phased Return to In-Person Instruction
  • Athletics and Extracurricular Activities
  • End of the Year Events
  • Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Statement of Solidarity
  • The district is hiring additional staff to support our Phased Return to In-Person Instruction! For more information on employment opportunities available and how to apply go to the Careers webpage or apply using the links below. 


» View the latest information on the District Website.
» Follow CUHSD on social media @mycuhsd on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Hey parents! Did you know that *every Monday* there is a Student Weekly Bulletin which is absolutely full of information and will answer lots of questions that you, as a parent, may have been asking, like:

  • Is there a prom this year?
  • Where are the live stream links to watch sports games this week?
  • How can a student join a club?
  • What's happening for Women's History Month, and where can I watch that great interview with Principal Butler?

Answers to these questions and more are in Leigh's Student Weekly Bulletin. Created by Leigh's Activities Director Dr. Anthoney Roe, the bulletin includes updates on what's happening each week in student activities, sports, visual arts, performing arts, clubs and more.


» ADDITIONALLY, Dr. Roe keeps the Leigh High School Facebook page up-to-date with loads of information for students and Leigh families.

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER NEWS

Parent Open Office Hours
Our College and Career Center Specialist, Nathalie Goricanec, will continue to hold open office hours for parents via Zoom on Fridays from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Click here to join the Zoom meeting »
PARENT WORKSHOP: STRESS REDUCTION STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS AND ADULTS

Tuesday, March 30th, 7pm

Join us TONIGHT for a presentation focused on stress reduction strategies for students and adults. Zoom link is below. Our speakers are Barbara Tsai and Bill Lennan, founders of the HAERT program. Last year, Leigh introduced the HAERT program into our student's curriculum. The HAERT Program is an online video-based program to help improve students' mental health and emotional well-being. Join us tonight and learn how you can use and reinforce at home the pragmatic mental wellness skills taught in this program.

The HAERT program is funded by the Home & School Club.
Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 872 9517 2172
PURCHASE A LAWN SIGN TO CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATE!

Attention Senior parents; Can you believe it? Do you hear that calendar page turning? Is your lawn feeling naked?

Incredibly, graduation is just about 2 months away and that means it’s time to buy your “Leigh Grad” lawn sign to show how proud you are of your Leigh graduate! To order, please go to https://leighhsc.org/yardsigns/ and fill out the form/make your payment. We are planning on hosting a few pickup dates at Leigh and you will be able to choose which date/time works best for you once those dates are set.

Congrats to our seniors and their families on making it through these last two school years unlike any other. Any questions, please contact Alexis Hoekstra at alexishoekstra@comcast.net.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED DONATIONS!
Thank you to everyone who continues to donate to our Annual Giving Drive for the 2020-21 school year. We have passed our goal of $30,000 and are now at $32,027! We truly appreciate your generosity. We have also received $11,833 in corporate matching. Thank you so much for your support!

If you would still like to donate to our Annual Giving Drive, please click here. To check if your employer will double your donation, click here. Questions, please contact our Treasurer, Amy Hogg, at treasurer@leighhsc.org
Thank you for making a difference!
Your support matters and is greatly appreciated!
HOME & SCHOOL CLUB FUNDING UPDATE

The following items were approved for funding at our March Home & School Club meeting:

  • $230 for a one-year BrainPop subscription for the Autism Program.
  • $120 for a subscription to Book Creator for the Mandarin Program.
WHAT ELSE IS YOUR HOME & SCHOOL CLUB UP TO?

  • Our Campus Beautification Team, Kelly Masini, Tamiko House & Ashleigh Coffeng, worked with a signage company to install new metal medallions with the current Leigh logo in the campus quad.

  • Our Staff Appreciation Team, Amanda Bierly, Alexis Hoekstra & Amy Sells, delivered lunch and a T-shirt to each of our teachers during the week of March 22nd as they worked from home.

  • Our Club Support Chair, Anne Haro, is working with Dr. Roe, Leigh Activities Director, to match parent volunteers with Clubs that are seeking support. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Anne at clubsupport@leighhsc.org.

  • Our Mental Health Support Chair, Kristin Welter, is supporting Mrs. Butler with mental wellness programs including Haert and the Wellness Center (a new initiative that we are very excited to support). We are also sourcing corporate grants to partially fund the cost of the Haert program. If you work at a company that offers grants to nonprofits, we’re asking for your support to secure corporate funding that will help cover the program cost. Please contact us at haertfundraising@leighhsc.org.

  • Our Grad Night Committee Chairs, Kristina Williams & Kris Suzuki, are hard at work planning an event for our Seniors. More info to come very soon!

  • The Home & School Club invites you to join our Board and Committees next year. We would love to chat with you and discuss options that might work for you. More info below.

Have questions, comment, suggestions on anything HSC related? Please contact us at president@leighhs.org.
JOIN THE 2021-2022 HSC BOARD & COMMITTEES
The Leigh Home & School Club invites you to join our Board and Committees next year. Given that many of our students and staff will be on campus for the first time in a long time, this will be a different year for all of us and we will need to provide more support than ever to our entire community.

Most Home & School Club tasks are done from home and do not require you to be at school. All skills and interests are needed, and you can put in as much or as little time as you have available. 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 annual events/activities such as Student Registration Support in August, the Stampede 5K Run/Walk in May, and Senior Grad Night in June.

Many of our Board roles are shared by two people, and we have multiple people on each of our committees. The more people we have, the more fun it is and the easier it is for all as we can share the workload. This is a wonderful way to support our school and also get to know other parents in our community!

We would love to chat with you and discuss options that might work for you. Please share your info using this form and we will be in touch with you shortly.


Join us and help make a difference at Leigh.
It takes a village - this is your village!
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 $429 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.