Volume 1, Issue 6
May 2018
Home & School Club

Please join us at our next Home & School Club meeting on May 21st at 7pm in the Leigh Library. This is our last meeting for the 2017-18 school year. All are welcome.

Read the minutes from previous meetings  here


Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Ann Auld, Leigh's Volunteer of the Year: Ann has been volunteering since her now senior son entered school at Leigh. She is always available when a volunteer request is made whether it be membership registration, book room, or the numerous opportunities in the College & Career Center. Ann is also an extremely active parent with the Home and School Club and with PAPA.

Congratulations Ann!

Parent Education Speaker Series

Emotional Intelligence: More Important than GPA and SAT scores combined for your student's success 

by Lorea Martinez, PhD,Social Emotional Learning Consultant from SixSeconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network

Thursday, May 17th
Leigh Cafetorium

Decades of research point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the pack. Emotional Intelligence includes skills such as communicating and listening well, showing empathy, navigating conflicts or having a positive outlook. Emotional intelligence can be developed and learned at any age.
Teaching teens to understand and handle emotions improves mental health. Teens who received emotional intelligence training in school had improved scores on several measures of emotional well-being, including less anxiety, depression and social stress, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
This will be an interactive talk that will enable you to not only walk away with a clear understanding of emotional intelligence, but empowered with tools to start practicing the skills for yourself, and to support your child's social and emotional growth for a more successful and joyful life.

Thank You Teachers and Staff!

Many thanks to our Staff Appreciation co-chairs, Carol Hofheimer and Susan Lovelady, and their wonderful team of volunteers for showering love and appreciation on our teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. 

We are so thankful for all our educators. Every single day.

Grad Night Tickets

Grad Night at the Beach Boardwalk promises to be an unforgettable night for our seniors as they spend one last time together as a class. Ticket Price is $155.  Charter buses will collect the students from Leigh at 9:00 pm and return them by 3:00 am the next morning. This ultimate Graduation Party brings together the class of 2018 for a celebration of their four years together. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.

Thank you to our amazing Grad Night team - Kristina Williams, Ann Auld, Ron Blumstein and Jen Petroff - for all of the time and energy they are putting into making this such a wonderful event for our students!

Goodwill Donation Drive

It's time for some Spring Cleaning! Save your donations and bring them to the Leigh parking lot on Saturday, May 19th. 10am-4pm. Leigh is hosting a Goodwill donation drive to benefit Leigh Grad Night. Thank you for your support! (and while you're there, pick up an order of Krispy Kreme doughnuts! Ordering information below)

Fundraisers for Grad Night

Do you have a Senior?
Purchase a custom lawn sign for your favorite Leigh graduate - $15. Click here to order.

Make a friend, neighbor or family member feel extra special with the surprise of waking up to a yard full of Pink Plastic Flamingos! For $20 a flock of flamingos will be delivered to the house of your choice (within a 5 mile radius of Leigh HS). Click here to order.

Order Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Preorder a dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and pick them up at Leigh HS on Saturday, May 19th, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.  We are unable to preorder mixed boxes.  For questions, email gradnight@leighhsc.org.  Pay at pick up by cash or check made out to Leigh HSC. Click here to order. 

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!

Check out our new website!

We have a new website with information on all of our Home & School Club programs, how to donate, how to earn free money for Leigh, how to stay connected, and more! Your feedback and input is welcome. Please contact us at communications@leighhsc.org.

Earn FREE money for Leigh

Corporate Matching

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? 

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.

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.

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. Click here to view the CC newsletter (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

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 
  • Follow us on Facebook
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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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