I wanted to share some information with you to keep you informed of three national events that may be happening in the community, regarding planned protests over the Florida school shooting, and also to assure you that we will not be discussing these events as part of the school day. For your reference, here is a list of the National Events:
April 20th - National High School Walk-Out for Anti-Gun Violence
Our teachers have unanimously voted to conduct business as usual. We do not believe that our little ones need to be part of the political discussion. Our teachers have put our students first, as they always do. This is why I am so proud to work with these fine educators. We do not see any evidence of students having discussions about these issues at school, but also want to be proactive in the event that some of our students feel differently. Our counselor and I will be in the LGI room, during the proposed time of the walk out, to speak with our students, who are unable to stay in class for the 17 minutes. None of the teachers will link any activity to the larger national protest movement or the Florida school shooting. We will conduct business as usual.
These national events were designed to give students, teachers, and others, the chance to express their concerns with the violence that has plagued many schools and to take action to bring about change. We support our students’ desire to make a difference in the world, but we also want to make sure they are safe. As such, we will do what we can to give them an opportunity on campus to talk and explore ways in which they can make a difference. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Lana Fenech, Principal, Highlands Elementary School
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.
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!!
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!
Science Family Fun Night is June 6th! This year we are excited to feature private and corporate sponsors. Do you or someone you know love science/technology or work for a science/technology company and want to bring more science to our kids at Highlands? The Science Night Committee is looking for sponsors for hands-on science and technology demo stations. If this sounds awesome just contact Rachael Webster (email@example.com) for more information!!
5th Grade Fundraiser
ALL Highlands Families are welcome to a 5th Grade Promotion restaurant fundraiser at Celia’s Mexican Restaurant 3190 Campus Drive- Laurelwood Shopping Center, San Mateo on Wednesday, March 14th 2018 ALL DAY with this flyer.
Celia’s will donate 20% of your bill to Highlands 5th Grade Promotion Activities!
Eat Well & Raise Money for Our School!
This March and April, any time you grocery shop on Good Eggs, 10% will go back to Highlands. New customers get $15 off their first order. _________________________________
How to enroll and give 10% back to our school Step 1 Visit schools.goodeggs.com. Step 2 Enter the code HIGHLANDS Step 3 Don’t forget to use promo code HIGHLANDS at checkout! __________________________________
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
and her team of Dani Dejardin, Julie Costantino, Kristie Bales, Marci Joachims, chefs Ron Palala and Luis Palya and all of the event volunteers that made Highlands' 3rd Annual Crab Feed and auction possible! Great food, festivities and the Highlands patrons made this a truly memorable evening.
GREAT JOB, HIGHLANDS READERS!
Thank you for your participation in the SMFC Education Foundation's district-wide Read-a-Thon! Readers at Highlands logged over 39,000 minutes and have raised over $3,200 (so far) for Music!
Please Note: Readers have until 9PM,Monday, March 19th to finish collecting donations and redeem their "RAT Bucks" at the online prize store. Any unused RAT Bucks are lost, and that money does not come back to the Foundation.
Parents, if you'd like to add the SMFCEF Tax ID number to your Read-a-thon receipt, it is 94-3110731. If you or your friends or family did not receive a receipt or would like a receipt specifically from the Education Foundation to facilitate a matching gift or otherwise, please email Liz Yeager at firstname.lastname@example.org be sure to include your child's name and school.
If you would like to make a donation to SMFCEF directly to support our Read-a-thon and Music, please use this link: Donate to SMFCEF Readathon.
We are grateful for your incredible support!
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!