Currently, we are in need of a school site council member. We will be sending home, in your Thursday packets, the details needed to volunteer for this vacant position. This is a very important role at our school, and we will be holding elections in January, after we have a slate of volunteers. More news coming.
Thank you all for driving safely around our school. The “Please move forward” signs have helped the flow of traffic dramatically. Parents have stopped parking in our red and yellow zones, which has also had a very positive impact on the flow of traffic. Thank you all for doing your part to keep our children safe.
Please read with your child each day to enrich and support the skills that they have achieved. So many parents appreciated the last Principal’s Coffee Chat where we addressed the importance of Family Literacy. We are trying to create a culture of literacy at our school and encourage that it is also supported at home. Talk to your child about books that you have read as a child, ask them what books interest them. Develop a conversation around the dinner table each night about stories from your past. Read together every night for fun. Take the opportunity to go to the library or the local book stores. There is learning everywhere you go.
As I reflect on the many events that have taken place in 2017, none of these would be possible without all of the hard work and dedication of so many. I am grateful for the work Kristie Mourton does in leading our School Site Council, the PTA leadership of Laura Wratten and all of her many helpers who make things happen every day, and in every way. Julie De La Madrid, our DELAC representative, is also working hard with our Family Engagement Team and our ELAC parents. Our incredible staff, along with our amazing support staff, is working so hard to raise student achievement at Highlands and teach your children life skills. Our office staff is working hard to answer your questions and concerns, and our custodial staff, both day and night, work diligently to keep us all healthy and safe. The Annex team enriches your child’s day, and our special ed staff takes care of student needs. Thank you also to Highlands Rec Department with whom we have such a wonderful relationship. Without our “village people” none of the work we do would be possible.
The magic of the season, the spirit of giving, the wonder of it all, makes each day a delight. Our students are remarkable and talented in so many ways. My wish for you and your family is to enjoy the gifts of the season, Peace, Hope and Joy.
Wishing you all the best in 2018!
Lana Fenech Principal Highlands Elementary School
SMART FUND WEEKLY UPDATE
We are currently at $118,192 out of $250,000. Thank you to the 103 families who have donated thus far. Our goal is 100% participation.
If you have any questions about the event or if you would like to offer up an auction item (baking/cooking class, hosting a wine event, DJ event - we know we have many talented families out there!) please email the event lead Pam Bobowski at Pamelabobowski@gmail.com
HIGHLANDS 2nd ANNUAL PAWS for BOOKS TK-5 FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH 6:00-7:30 PM LGI
Join us for a Paws-itively fun time! • $1 Pizza Slices & Bake Sale • Make & Take Activities • Computer Games & RAZ kids • Charades, Jeopardy, and Headbanz • Enter a Raffle to be LIBRARIAN for a day! • ...and much, much, more!
Kids get a no-homework pass for the night!
For more information, please contact Missy Keadle at firstname.lastname@example.org
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SAVE THE DATES
Highlands Elementary Crab Feed and Dinner Dance Saturday, March 10th 6:00pm-10:30pm Twin Pines Senior Center, Belmont
The event will feature a raffle and silent auction and of course, a crab dinner and dancing. Tickets will be on sale soon.
Scholastic Book Fair
PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATIONS
Want to Join the PTA Board?
Please consider becoming a member of the 2018-2019 PTA Executive Board. All PTA Executive Board positions are open and the Nominating Committee would like to give you more information! Contact Debra Carlson (email@example.com) for details.
2018-2019 PTA Board Nominating Committee Members Debra Carlson (chair) Nancy Willems Judy Davis Allison Hasenkamp Kristin Zlogar
Highlands’ Walk-A-Jog & 5k Run 2018 – Cinco De Mayo
This year we'll be celebrating Cinco De Mayo as we gather on May 5th for the bi-annual Highlands Walk-A-Jog and 5k Run. This pledged walk/jog-a-thon event is held at Highlands School every other year to raise funds for vital PTA programs such as the computer lab, science fair, library materials, physical education programs, and cultural arts/science programs. Mark your calendar now and join the day of fun, games, food, music, raffles and, of course, the walk-a-jog itself.
T-Shirt Design Contest
We need a design for the T-shirt! All students are invited to participate in the Walk-A-Jog T-shirt Design Contest. The goal of this contest is to design a logo, which will be placed on the Walk-A-Jog t-shirts as well as other Walk-A-Jog items. Rules and other guidelines are on the flyer in this Thursday envelope. Check it out and enter your idea soon! Designs are due to your teacher by January 31st. If you have any Walk-A-Jog T-shirt design questions, contact Laura Wratten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 - 2018 YEARBOOK
2017-2018 Yearbooks are now on sale! There will be a limited amount of yearbooks ordered so to ensure we don’t sell out, order yours early! Please place your order soon, as the final deadline is June 1, 2018.
Cost: $25 per yearbook. Order online at:https://goo.gl/8DWp9z (Josten's site) or cash or check. Forms will be distributed in the office this week and in the Thursday folder in the coming months.
Highlands Recreation Center
Family Fun Day Saturday, 2/3/18 @1-3pm Please click on the image to download the PDF Flyer
Winter Activity Flyers Please click on the images to download the PDF Flyer
Swim Lessons @ the HRC Pool Please click on the images to download the PDF Flyer