Monday, 3/12 - Highlands Laser Day Afternoon, 1-5pm, Laser Quest, 1119 Industrial Rd, San Carlos
Friday, March 16th at 7pm, Saturday, March 17th at 2pm and Sunday, March 18th at 2pm - Music Man Jr. - Performances at Borel Middle School (purchase tickets online: http://highlands-pta.com/musical)
Wednesday, 3/21 - Math Night, 6pm @ LGI
Book Fair ONLINE – Now through March 15
Couldn’t make it to the book fair? Forgot something? Couldn’t find what you were looking for? Order from the Highlands Online Book Fair at www.bit.ly/onlinefair2018.
Highlands earns 50% back for all online orders. Shipping is FREE, and orders are delivered to your child’s classroom.
Thank you for your support!!
2018 Read-a-Thon Ends this Friday 3/9!
This is the last week of the SMFC Ed Foundation district-wide Read-A- Thon!
Readers have until Sunday, March 18 to collect donations, from which they can earn 15% back as Rat Bucks to use in the Read-A- Thon web store.
If you haven’t done so already, please activate your student’s personal Read-A- Thon page at www.read-a- thon.com/readers with their secret code (sent home on personalized flyers) and send support requests to family and close friends.
All proceeds from the Read-A- Thon will support the preservation of TK-5 music instruction in our school district. Highlands has already raised over $3,000 for this worthy cause! Great job and thank you very much!
Save The Date! Math Night At Highlands
You know what seems odd to me? Numbers that aren't divisible by two. =P
If you laughed at that joke... I bet you and your kiddos would like a night of fun with a bit of education sprinkled in. Mark your calendar to join us for an evening of math and puzzles!
What's on the agenda, you ask? We're talking math games, puzzles, raffles... and even a scavenger hunt. Flex your brain muscles and have fun with your whole family! See you there.
Saturday May 5th, 2018
8:30am to 2pm
Join in the fun at our 15th biennial Walk-A-Jog fundraiser and the End-of-Year Family Festival!
For this year’s event, students will raise precious funds which support a wide range of programs at Highlands, including the arts, technology, physical education, assemblies, and academic support programs.
The course will be running up and down Lexington Avenue with the Festival taking place at the Highlands Recreation center, 1851 Lexington Avenue. The races for Grades TK through 5th will be held from 9:15 to 11:00am. Registration for the kids’ race starts at 8:30am.
There will be great prizes for the top student fund raiser and for the boy and girl students in each grade who finish first.
We invite all students to participate and all families to come cheer on the participants. The End-of-Year Family Festival will include fun and festivities for the entire family including bounce houses, great food and many more events to be announced!
This year we will also be running a 5K Adult Fun Run beginning at 8 AM!
*Cost includes Unlimited Laser Tag, Slice of Pizza, and a Drink. *Advance tickets must be purchased by March 11th.
(NO Drop-Offs- Parent/Chaperones must stay on the premises with the children they are responsible for)
REPORT OF THE PTA NOMINATING COMMITTEE
The Nominating Committee met to consider all eligible candidates for the 2018-2019 term of office. On behalf of the Nominating Committee, we present the following slate of officers for the association’s vote on March 21st:
President - Laura Wratten
Executive Vice President - Michelle Bardony
VP of Programs - Julie Kantor
VP of Communications - OPEN
VP of Fundraising - Missy Palala
VP of Membership - Krista Kosmiskas
Treasurer - OPEN
Financial Secretary - Nancy Willems
Auditor - Julie Farand
Recording Secretary - Sarah Stanley
Historian - Fiona Wong
Parliamentarian - Rachael Webster
ELAC Liaison - Cynthia Fregoso
Legislative Liaison - Debra Carlson
Corresponding Secretary - Heather Rarden
Please note we are still searching for nominations for the positions of Treasurer & VP of Communications. If you are interested in either role, please contact TravelingDebra@gmail.com
Place your order today for a chance to win free dinners!
Good Eggs, the online grocery market in the Bay Area bringing absurdly fresh groceries to your door, will donate 10% back to our school on purchases between March 1st and April 30th. Some of the parents at our school already use Good Eggs and swear by it.
Enroll in the fundraiser by March 15th and you will be entered to win a week of free Good Eggs dinners! Never tried Good Eggs? New customers get $15 off their first order.
Support The 5th Grade Promotion - Jamba Juice
Jamba Juice cards just $10- Buy one Jamba Juice get one free This fundraiser supports the 5th Grade Promotion and End of Year Activities
On behalf of Project Wee Care and the Samaritan House we'd like to extend a HUGE thank you for your generous donations for the Holiday drive. Highlands along with another local school championed the largest collections which provided toys to over 2,000 children!
If you are interested in learning more about the Samaritan House and the Holiday Drive event, you can check out their video of this years event here: Samaritan House Toy Shop 2017
Wee Care is now kicking off our spring collection! Let's continue to support those in our community who are in need by donating items for the Keeping it Clean theme. If you are able, please have your student bring the following cleaning items to the blue Samaritan House barrels placed around campus:
TOOTHPASTE, TOOTHBRUSHES, LAUNDRY DETERGENT, HAND SOAP, SHAMPOO, BODY LOTION, DISH SOAP
The Keeping it Clean collection dates will be February 14th - March 7th.
We thank you in advance for your participation in this next collection!
PWC Team - (parents, staff, and student council)
Got Box Tops?
We have collected 7752 BoxTops so far this year. If we can bring in 2248 more BoxTops we will have raised $1000 for our school. This is an easy and no cost way to bring in funding for our school. Turn in your BoxTops to your class or front office and let’s reach our goal of 10,000
Classroom Supply Stock
Please help restock supplies for your classroom by purchasing an item from your teacher's wish list. Updated supply, wish lists can be found on your classroom's Shutterfly account or ask your room parent for details.
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.
Tickets are on sale now for Borel Drama Dream Theatre’s production of Peter Pan!
Do not miss this classic tale of a young boy who refuses to grow up. On a quest to find stories with which to entertain his young comrades, the Lost Boys in Neverland, Peter returns to the real world and meets Wendy, John, and Michael Darling. The Darling children accompany Peter back to the magical Neverland, where they learn to fly, get involved in all sorts of adventures, and are changed forever. J.M. Barrie’s story shines even brighter with a beautiful score that includes such beloved songs as “Never Never Land” and “Distant Melody.” Peter Pan is a story that is filled with magic, adventure and delight!