HPES Parent Newsletter
This Veterans Day, I encourage you to set aside a few minutes to remember and honor those who have served our country in the Armed Forces. Let's take a moment to thank our friends and family members who have served out country. This Veterans Day, our students will be learning about the significance of this day. Partner with us, as we help our students understand, and show appreciation for the sacrifices our brave veterans have made.
Highland Park Bulldog Dash!
The Bulldog Dash has kicked off, and our students are going to have a blast!
This year’s PTO-sponsored fundraiser is the HIGHLAND PARK BULLDOG DASH! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on Wednesday, November 6th. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 short laps) at the Bulldog Dash, which will happen on Friday, November 15. This year our goal is to raise $23,000 for new laptops (grades 2-5) and iPads (Pegasus – 1st) and we need your help! Just like last year, we’ve partnered with the experts at Booster (formerly Boosterthon) to power our fundraiser to make it easier, more profitable, and more fun.
Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK: WILD WEST! Booster’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they're teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.
Donations will go toward upgrading our technology needs on-campus, so please help our school by getting pledges from family and friends and entering them on FUNRUN.COM as early as October 30th. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on our students at the Bulldog Dash. Volunteer opportunities will also be available. Thanks so much for your support!
Sterling Shining Star
To visit your nominee’s profile, just follow these simple steps:
- Go to www.sterlingshiningstar.com
- Click on the “NOMINEES” menu at the top right of the page
- Find their profile and click on their name to be directed to the individual page
- Post a comment, “Like” the nomination or better yet “Share” the profile on a social media channel of your choice
Be on the look-out for your nominee and keep up with what is going on with us by following us on Facebook and Twitter! Don’t forget to tag your shares with #SterlingShiningStar. The comments and likes left on her profile will play a huge role in the committee’s decision on who will win the award and the $10,000.
Position: Bilingual Teacher
School: Highland Park Elementary
School District: Pfllugerville ISD
How has this person changed your life?
Mrs. Mendez is a fabulous teacher. She teaches Pre-K Bilingual. Her love for each and every one of her students shines throughout her classroom. Each student is special to her. Mrs. Mendez enjoys teaching her class of 4-5 year olds. She has been teaching for 15 years. Her patience, love and knowledge is shared with others.
- Special Education Inclusion EA (new position)
- Special Education Behavior Unit Teacher
Please click on the link and check out the 2 calendars that the DAAC committee have proposed for next year to be submitted to the Board for Approval at the November meeting.
DAAC is seeking community input on the 2020-2021 academic calendar. Please use the survey link to indicate your calendar preference. This survey will close on November 17, 2019.
Congratulations to our October Teacher of the Month!
Congratulations to our October Staff Member of the Month!
NOVEMBER SPECIALS SCHEDULE
Please join our Next PTO meeting on December 5 , 2019, at 6:30 p.m!
Stay connected with the HPES PTO!
Text at @HPESPTO to 81010 to get event info via text!
November PTO Calendar
- Veteran's Day Concert today- 4th grade performs at 1:30!
- Students may wear a college shirt on Wednesdays and a school spirit shirt on Fridays
- Tardy bell rings at 7:35, with announcements starting promptly at 7:40. Traffic is hectic during morning drop-off, please plan accordingly.
Great Things Happening at HPES!
Highland Park Teachers Joining in the Booster Dash Fun!
4th Grade Learning About Text Structures!
3rd Grade Learning About Dia de Los Muertos!
Kinder Working with Shapes!
Dia de Los Muertos Altar!
3rd Grade Texas State University T-Shirt Photo!
11/11- Veterans Concert 4th grade
11/11- Book Club 3:00-4:00
11/13- Picture retakes
11/15- Bulldog Booster Dash
11/15 Big Kahuna orders delivery 11 - 5 pm Cafeteria
11/18- Book Club 3:00-4:00
11/20- 4th and 5th Grade Field Trip to UT Basketball game
11/21- Thanksgiving Luncheon
11/22- HPES Spirit Store 7:15- 7:35
11/25-11/29- Thanksgiving Break
12/02- Book Club 3:00-4:00
12/03- Kinder Fieldtrip to Elgin Tree Farm
12/05- American Sign Language 2 ends
12/06- HPES Spirit Store 7:15- 7:35
12/09-12/12- 3rd Grade Bazaar
12/09- Book Club 3:00-4:00
12/13- Diversity Celebration
12/16- Kinder 80th day of school
12/19- Winter Concert 1st, Choir, ASL
12/20- HPES Spirit Store 7:15- 7:35
12/20- 1st Grade party in cafeteria 8:15
12/20- Student Early Release @ 12:00
12/23-01/03- Holiday Break