PSAT Sign Ups for Juniors- Limited numbers left! Please be sure your Junior signs up for the PSAT if they have any intention of attending a four-year college. This is a great practice test for them and if they do well enough they could become a National Merit Scholar. This is a very prestigious acknowledgement of the top performing students and at the highest level, does have a scholarship award. The test costs 25.00, is on October 11th, and is being sold in the Main Office. We did not order one for every Junior so supplies are limited.
Translators Needed: As our diversity grows, we have more need for translators to support our families joining us from other countries. Leigh is very fortunate to have a growing Vietnamese, Russian, Israeli, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Middle Eastern community. Our translation need extends to parent meetings throughout the year that provide school-related information, translation of emails/letters, and translation during the registration process. If you speak Vietnamese, Hebrew, Farsi, Assyrian, Russian, Japanese, or Mandarin and would be willing to assist with translation, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAPA Thanks You: The Performing Arts Parents Association wants to extend a huge Thank You to the parents, students, and community who supported this year's Rummage Sale by volunteering, donating and shopping. The event was a great success, earning over $11,000 for Leigh High school's performing arts programs! PAPA's next fundraiser is the 2nd annual mattress sale on October 28th. Details will be available soon.
Picture Make-Ups and ASB Card Change: If your student missed pictures last week, Tuesday September 26th from 7:45-12:15 in the Cafeteria will be the next opportunity. If your student got an ID card but you have since purchased the ASB package, have your student bring their ID and the receipt from your purchase to the photographers and they will print an ASB card.
Homecoming: Our Homecoming is right around the corner. We are very excited about the Leigh Games (Hunger Games) theme this year. Staff and students alike are planning for the dress up days and many activities. This year we are adding a day rally to the mix in addition to the night rally which will give all students a chance to attend. There will be some different activities at each of the rallies.
Challenge Day Parent Volunteers: We have just a few spots left for parent volunteers who would like to be part of our Challenge Days on either October 9th or 10th. The Challenge Day Program is designed to unite the members of the school or community and to empower them to carry the themes of the program back to the school population. Click this LINK to watch a short video of what happens during this event.
Adult participants are vital. They act as positive role models, and are crucial for the success of the day. We need thirty adults to participate each day in order to serve the maximum number of students; at least 12 of those adults will be school staff. The events will be held on October 9th (8:00-2:15) and October 10th (8:00-1:15), and will serve 100 students each day.
We will meet with all adults for at least thirty(30) minutes prior to the start of the program to let you know what is needed from you and to answer your questions. In order for the pre-program meeting to begin on time, please arrive at least forty(40) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the program. No prior training is necessary other than the morning check-in meeting. You must be able to remain on site and participate fully for the entire program, including thirty(30) minutes after the program at the end of the day for a post-Challenge Day debriefing. Please email Crystal Adams by this Monday September 25th if you are interested at email@example.com.