We are having a Principal’s Coffee Chat at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday), in the LGI. I am looking forward to speaking with you about our comprehensive school safety plan, future playground and lunch court structures, and anything else that may be on your mind. Please come, have coffee, meet new parents, and enjoy the morning. I look forward to meeting with you Wednesday.
Wednesday, 3/21 - Principal Coffee Chat, 8am, LGI
Wednesday, 3/21 - Math Night, 6pm @ LGI
Wednesday, 3/28 - Family Dining Fundraiser, Jacks Prime
April 2-April 13 - SPRING BREAK
Thursday, April 12 - Last day to register online for Walk A Jog
April 30-May 4 - Staff Appreciation Week
Saturday, May 5 - Walk A Jog & Community 5k Fun Run
Wednesday, June 6 - Science Family Fun Night
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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information!!
Family Dining Fundraiser at Jack's
Join us for a Highlands Family Dining Fundraiser at JACK'S PRIME 3723 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo Wednesday, March 28, 12:30-8PM
Jack's Prime will donate 20% of your bill to Highlands! (present this flyer or just mention Highlands)
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
Scholastic Book Fair Raises $13,000 for Highlands!
The Book Fair was a festive finale for our Literacy Month events and activities! From sneak peak teacher and classroom previews, TK-Kindergarten Night, Family Night, lunchtime and after school sales, gift basket raffle prizes, visits from Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Community Day – it was a purr-fectly packed week!! We hope the fair and literacy events sparked a love of reading and that everyone got their paws on some good books!
A great big, Highlands Bear Hug to our families, staff, and community – our 2018 Book Fair raised approximately $13,000 in Scholastic Dollars for our library and classrooms! The library was able to use $1000 of those Scholastic Dollars to purchase books directly from the Fair. Cash donations for the Cats vs. Dogs competition and from the El Super Taco Man food truck gave the library an additional $200 to spend at the Fair! Several amazing books were also gifted to the library and to our teachers from our generous Highlands students and families! Thank you for shopping and supporting our school!
Our Book Fair Team – Sherri Verducci, Nichelle Garcia, Kristie Bales, and Krista Kosmiskas – would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of the parent, staff and community volunteers that made this week-long event PAWS-ible!! We sincerely appreciate your time, dedication, and energy – we simply could not have done it without you!! Many thanks to:
Dani De Jardin
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!