IMPORTANT PARENT MEETING TO DISCUSS COMMON DISMISSAL
There will be a meeting in the LGI on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m,. to discuss next year’s common dismissal. Please come and give your input as we transition to our new schedule.
PLEASE DONATE TO THE FIRE VICTIMS
Our Highlands Elementary Student Council has started a donation collection of money and gift cards for the victims of the Paradise, California fire. Please make your checks out to the Salvation Army and deliver them to the office. All gift cards are also accepted so that we may help so many in need. Thank you for your caring and support.
Wednesday, 12/5 - Spirit Wear Sales - Kinder gate, 12pm
Wednesday, 12/5 - Parent Meeting to Discuss Common Dismissal - 6:30pm, LGI
Wednesday, 12/5 - Family Dining Day at Burger IM (flyer)
12/5-12/14 -MINIMUM DAYS - PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE
Thursday, 12/6 - Shopping Night - Sports Basement, Redwood City, 6-8pm (flyer)
11/14-12/6 - Project Wee Care Holiday Toy Drive (see details under Updates)
12/21-1/7 - WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL
SPIRIT WEAR - NEED ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY GIFTS?
We will be selling Highlands Spirit Wear in front of the Kindergarten gates on
Wednesday, December 5th at 12:00.
It's Family Dining Day at Burger IM in Laurelwood!
Take a break from cooking lunch or dinner (or maybe both) and join other Highlands' families for a delicious burger and fries at Burger IM,
11am to close, on Wednesday, December 5th.
Burger IM will donate 10% back to the Highlands SMART Fund. Please bring your flyer with you!
On November 14, Highlands Elementary School along with Project Wee Care will be kicking off our biggest drive of the year, the Holiday Toy Drive. Your generous donations will enable the Samaritan House in San Mateo, to provide holiday cheer to more than 3500 children, teens and family members who would otherwise miss out during this holiday season.
Please have your student bring a NEW, UNWRAPPED TOY for a child of any age and put it in the blue Samaritan House collection bins located around campus. You can also donate a GIFT CARD. Please drop these off in the office
Collections will begin onNovember 14th and end on December 6th. Please remember the families in need within our community as you do your holiday shopping!
Don't forget, November 28th is Highlands Talbot’s Toylands shopping night. You can double up your giving by picking up a toy for the Holiday Toy Drive while 10% of your purchase goes to Highlands!
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!
There will be a limited amount of yearbooks ordered (less than last year) so to ensure we don’t sell out, order yours early! Price will go up to 30.00 after February 1st and this year’s yearbook will be pre-order only.
Find a gift this Holiday season while earning rebates for Highland’s Smart Fund!
Now is the perfect time for you to start your holiday gift shopping AND earn money for our school. Just use your regular shopping dollars to purchase SCRIP Gift Cards and then use the cards at your favorite stores. Or, GIVE THEM AS GIFTS!! They make great stocking stuffers & fit nicely into all of your Christmas Greeting Cards!
So think of ALL your gift and shopping needs while ordering.
Gas, Hotel and car rental cards for those traveling over the holidays.
Movie and restaurant for a date night.
Any card great for teacher’s gift.
Retail clothing and toy stores
Just go to ShopwithScrip.com to see participating retailers & place your online order use enrollment code: (2166DLE32152L) Order by 12/3/18 11:00 p.m. Cards will be ready for pick up on 12/7/18
Did you know Highland’s Smart Fund could receive .5% of purchases you make at Amazon?
Simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping (Highlands Elementary PTA)
Tell a friend or family member to sign-up and help our school. If you would like to cut and paste the URL so that you can share it with your family and friends and increase our earning power even more, it is: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6172358
Everyone who contributes helps to make a difference, and you can also maximize your contribution with an employer corporate match. Together, with everyone's help, we can continue to purchase school supplies and support important Highlands Elementary programs.
If you have any questions, please contact Missy Palala at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Holidays! email@example.com
Highlands Recreation Center and Bay Area e.T.c are proud to announce our spring musical for Highlands School kids in grades 1-5. Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean, and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.
Sign ups begin on Monday, November 26th by calling the Highlands Rec at (650) 341-4241. Please register prior to coming to Workshop dates. All children who register will be in the musical.
Mandatory Parent Meeting: Monday, December 3rd at 4:30pm in the Highlands School LGI Workshop: 12/3, 12/4, 12/6 Auditions: 12/10 & 12/11 in the LGI at 3:15pm Callbacks by invitation only: 12/13 in the LGI at 3:15pm
Ages: 1st-5th Grades Location: Highlands Elementary School LGI Instructor: Bay Area ETC Theater Staff No Class: 1/21, 2/18, 3/11.
M, T, Th 1/8-3/24 3:15-5:00pm $250/255
Mandatory tech week rehearsals at Location TBD 3/18-3/21 from 3:30-7pm. (Wednesday, 3/20 rehearsal scheduled for 1:30pm)
There will be three dates for performances at a Location TBD, in San Mateo on Friday, March 22nd at 7pm, Satur- day, March 23rd at 2pm and Sunday, March 24th at 2pm.
The Highlands Recreation Center is providing an After School Theater Care for 1st-3rd graders, that will meet outside the LGI from 2:36-3:15pm for $50. (Please Note: After School Theater Care excludes driving of any children not enrolled in ASP for those assigned days to the Location TBD during Mandatory Tech Week dates).
For Scholarship information please e-mail Mrs. Leonardini at firstname.lastname@example.org
1851 Lexington Avenue San Mateo, CA 94402 (650) 341-4251 highlandsrec.ca.gov
Looking for a fun, easy family event to get in the holiday spirit? Come support Highlands students performing in the delightful dance-theater event, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Based on the Clement C. Moore poem, the show includes Santa and his magical sleigh, prancing reindeer, dancing mice, twirling toys and a cast of over 85 children and adults.
Paige Spencer (1st grade) and Zoe Carter (4th grade) will be performing along with several Highlands alums.