Clayton Valley to hold homecoming activities
Clayton Valley Charter High School is holding its Homecoming Week activities Sept. 24-29, with a parade, student lunch, rally and pre-homecoming football game festivities and king and queen coronation, and dance.
The spirit week theme is MCV -- based on MTV shows and music aired on the channel -- and the rally theme is MCV Video Music Awards.
The parade will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 26, in downtown Clayton. Special homecoming lunch activities for students will be held Sept. 27, on campus, followed by a homecoming rally during fourth period on Sept. 28, for students and staff members.
The coronation of the homecoming king and queen, along with pre-game homecoming festivities is Sept. 28 (the varsity game is at 7 p.m.). And the homecoming dance is set for 8 to 11 p.m. Sept. 29, in the large gym on campus, 1101 Alberta Way, Concord.
Tickets are on sale until Sept. 27, and are $22 (or $17 with an ASB sticker) if purchased on campus at brunch, lunch or after school.
The cost is $17 ($12 with ASB sticker) if purchased on the web store. Students much show their ASB sticker to pick up tickets after a web store purchase.
Football, food fundraiser will benefit FPHE grants
Magoo's Grill of Pleasant Hill is teaming up with Foundation for Pleasant Hill Education for Football Fundraiser for Education from 5 to 9 p.m. every Sunday and Monday through Dec. 23.
Participants can visit Magoo's, 1250 Contra Costa Blvd. in Pleasant Hill, to watch the game, have appetizers and dinner, and have Magoo's donate 25 percent of food sales to the FPHE grant program.
On Oct. 29 and Nov. 19, 50 percent of food sales will benefit the educational foundation. Additionally, former San Francisco 49er Dan Colchico will be visiting Oct. 29.
Since 2009, FPHE has awarded $120,000 to Pleasant Hill public schools.
Back to school nights continue at campuses
The final back to school nights are scheduled at elementary and high schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District over the next two weeks, according to the school district website.
Most schools have already held their back-to-school nights. The remaining schools are:
High school schedule:
Helen Diller Foundation calls for nominations
Nominations are open for the Helen Diller Family Foundation Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, identifying Jewish teens whose volunteer service projects demonstrate a determined commitment to make the world a better place.
Up to 10 teens, five from California and five from across the country, will each receive an award of $36,000, to be used to further their philanthropic work or their education.
Qualifications for nomination:
Fill out the online nomination at www.jewishfed.org/teenawards/process.
Deadline for nominations is Jan. 6.
Families sought to host exchange students
Host families are needed for incoming foreign exchange high school students. Students are 15-18 years old, are English-speaking, have their own spending money and carry health insurance.
Families can consist of a single parent, a childless couple or a retired couple.
Host families are eligible to claim a monthly charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax returns for each month they host a sponsored student.
Families interested in learning more about the program or to arrange for a meeting with a community representative, can call Pacific Intercultural Exchange at 866-546-1402.
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