Highgrove HUSKY NEWSLETTER
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023
We exist to serve the whole child, with a focus on building 21st century skills in order for ALL scholars to be productive and world ready citizens.
Dear Highgrove Families,
We hope you enjoyed your winter break and that you also spent it with loved ones healthy and safe. Thank you to all of our families who assisted with our December family event, Pictures with Santa. It was a wonderful for our students and families.
We also launchd the year with Miles of Smiles, a free dental service for all of our scholars. Many children were able to receive the dental sealant service at no cost to families.
Success at Highgrove
- TK and Kindergarten continue to develop their early reading skills with letters, sounds and blending. They are also learning to write one complete sentence with details. In math they are learning all about measurement.
- First grade is learning to blend and segment sounds in longer words and are building their oral comprehension skills as their teachers engage them with read alouds. They of course are also writing one paragraph on topic with details.
- Second grade is working on expanding their writing into paragraphs on topic and with details. In math they are building fluency up to twenty.
- Third grade is working on multiple paragraphs and developing stronger independent reading fluency skills. In math they continue to work on multiplication.
More to come next month!
Lexia and DreamBox are our supplemental reading and math online tools.
Please continue to support your child's success by having him/her use the applications daily at home for 10 to 20 minutes a day.
Our weekly goals are 100 minutes of active use a week and 5 or more lessons.
Attendance Always Matters
At School Everyday and on Time!
Our doors open at 7:40 am for students to arrive and have breakfast. The first bell rings at 8:05 am for students to line up and at 8:10, the instructional bell rings to begin learning. When our students arrive after 8:10, they miss critical minutes of social and emotional and academic learning. Just imagine arriving to class at 8:13 everyday, that is three missed minutes of learning for 180 days; this ends up being 9 hours of engaged learning lost. Please ensure your student(s) arrives to school between 7:40 am and 8:05 am so they engage in learning 100% of the day.
If your scholar is absent, please call our office at (951) 788-7296 to report his/her absence. For your convenience, we have also added an online form for you to report absences, please go to
Link: https://bit.ly/NEUHighgrove. This form is also available on our website.
In addition, reach out to his/her teacher to learn about what was missed in class and how the student can make up the learning. Many times the student can find all of the assignments in their Google Classroom.
CHARACTER COUNTS EVERY DAY
Courage and Resilience
For the month of January, we will model, teach and practice Courage and Resilience with our scholars.
- doing the right thing even if it is difficult.
- the ability to bounce back from adversity.
At home, please join us in teaching and modeling to our scholars these character trait.
We will recognize scholars for these two traits at the end of the month. Teachers will send out invitations to the parents of the students who will be recognized at our virtual assemblies.
I am Courage
RUSD LCAP Meetings
RUSD FAMILIES - PLEASE ATTEND AN UPCOMING TOWN HALL MEETING!!
All of the meetings are open to ALL parents/guardians - We want to hear your voice! Hope you can join us!
Jan 17 (Tues) - Ramona High School (5:30pm to 6:30pm)
Jan 23 (Mon) - Poly High School (5:30pm to 6:30pm)
Jan 31 (Tues) - North High School (5:30pm to 6:30pm)
Feb 7 (Tues) - Arlington High School (5:30pm to 6:30pm)
Feb 13 (Mon) - King High School (5:30pm to 6:30pm)