Wednesday, May 2 - Smoothies for Sale after school, Kinder gate
Saturday, May 5 - Walk A Jog & Community 5k Fun Run, 8:30am, Highlands Rec Center
Wednesday, May 9 - Walk to School Day
Thursday, May 10 - Making Homework Work Seminar, 6:30pm-8pm, Highlands Elementary
Thursday, May 24 - Open House
Friday, May 25 - Early Dismissal
Wednesday, June 6 - Science Family Fun Night
Staff Appreciation Week - April 30-May 4
Our biggest celebration for our teachers and staff is just around the corner! Get ready to the show the 'force' our love through a fun week of activities and good food for our wonderful Highlands teachers and staff. Be on the lookout for more information about school wide and classroom specific events from your room parents.
2018 Highlands Walk-A-Jog (WAJ) & Family Festival is This Weekend!
Saturday May 5th, 2018
8:00am to 2pm, Highlands Rec Center (1851 Lexington Avenue)
Free childcare for volunteers between 7:30-9:00 am. Children must be at least 4 years old and potty-trained. Please email Nancy Willems at email@example.com to ensure we have enough supervision.
Highlands Elementary School is participating in Walk to School Day on
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Join adults and children around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking and bicycling!
Making Homework Work Seminar
click on the image below for detailed information about the event
Sponsors Needed For Science Family Fun Night
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!!
Smoothies to Support the 5th grade promotion and activities!
when: Wednesday, May 2 after school
where: outside of the kinder gate
UPDATES & VOLUNTEERING
Hearts, Lungs, and Poop! Oh My!
Thanks to the incredible energy of the 5th grade teacher team (Marje Learned, Stephanie McClymond, and Stephanie Moran), the generosity of the Highlands PTA, and the Science in Action! Program, all of the 5th grade students spent the week studying body systems. For the first time ever, working in small groups of 3, each group was able to dissect their own sheep heart, sheep lungs, and simulate the digestive system using a nylon stocking. There was much EWWing!! and WHOAing!! It was a wonderful hands-on learning experience for the students to understand what is inside their own bodies and how all of the organs function.
Much thanks for the support of the in class helpers: Dr. Rachael Webster, Dr. Angelica Vargas-Prada, Rachel Jordan, and Allison Hasenkamp.
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.
SMART FUND UPDATE
Help us get to our goal - we are so close!
We are currently at $200,090 out of $250,000!
Thank you to the families who have donated thus far. Our goal is 100% participation.