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AC Advisory Council Meeting - Friday, March 3 at 7:30 a.m.

The next ACAC meeting will be on Friday, March 3 at 7:30 a.m. in Building D, Conference Room B. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The first part of each meeting is typically set aside for public/parent comments and questions. Please come and let your voice and opinion be heard!
AC students take field trip to Oakland Museum to see All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50

In January both Ms. Bynum and Ms. Godner took their classes by BART to the Oakland Museum to view the All Power to the People exhibit. Thank you to ACAC for funding the field trips. ACAC donations come from viewers like you - er, hardworking parents like you. If you haven't made a donation this year, please consider it! See past AC etree messages for info on how to make a donation or reply to this email for more information.


Recap of ACAC Meeting on February 3, 2017:

In spite of the early hour, the meeting was well attended! During public comments it was suggested that the film, "Race to Nowhere" be screened at BHS. Also, parents were urged to protest the current state of CA bill (AB165), which would make it legal for school officials to obtain digital info from students and teachers w/out a warrant. There was an update about work on math and the issue of frosh/soph students having no math textbook. Our new treasurer, Karen Chapman, reported that fundraising is behind so far this year. The AC Graduation Celebration group is hard at work and hopes to have a firm date for the AC celebration soon - stay tuned! BHS homework policies were also discussed. For more information, please read the complete minutes by following this link:

Check Out the BHS Math Assist Community!

Hey parents and guardians of freshman and sophomores! Do you need additional resources to help your student in their Math 1 and 2 class?

Zeph Landau, a U.C. Berkeley math professor, has developed a website called Math Assist to provide a module-by-module set of online resources for study and homework learning for freshman and sophomore students. The site offers explanations, practice problems and definitions for students in Common Core math. Parents and students can also contribute math problems and solutions to the site.

Check out the parent-run Math 1 and 2 support website at:

You'll find reviews of the math modules you are working on and other potentially useful information to supplement your classes.  
There is much more work to be done, so if you are a parent or student who wants to contribute to math education at BHS, please contact Zeph Landau at
ACAC Needs New Parent Volunteers for Next School Year!

A number of AC parent volunteers have seniors and will be leaving BHS behind come this June. Your help is needed - yes, you! Please consider coming to an upcoming ACAC meeting to learn more. Truly, it's satisfying to play a small part in your child's education and the AC VP, lead teachers and parent community are terrific to work with. Here are some of the volunteer positions we need you for:

-- AC etree moderator
-- Webmaster to update the AC website and keep it updated
-- Field Trip Coordinator (not a lot of work, just a short planning period)
-- Hospitality for Teacher Refreshments
-- ACAC Secretary (take minutes, create monthly agenda, etree announcements)

Come to an ACAC meeting or reply to this email if you have questions. Thank you!
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