Highland Elementary Parent News

Week of November 22, 2021

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It's Thanksgiving Week!

We wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful break. Highland Elementary will be closed Monday, November 22 through Friday, November 26. Students return to school on Monday, November 29.


The week that we return to school, we will begin our Highland Toy Drive. Interested parents can donate a new and unwrapped toy by dropping the toy off during morning drop off or after school pick up. Toys will be collected and distributed to students in need.


Next week, our school-wide cultural focus will be We are More Alike that Different. Highland students will learn about different traditions including Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and Los Posadas. Students will learn about the similarities as well as the differences and how we can build our understanding while showing respect for the traditions of others.


Our fundraiser will be here very soon. If your child participated in the fundraiser, please look for an email/text from the Highland PTA. We prefer that parents pick up the fundraiser to ensure safe transit home. The specific days and times to pick up will be communicated in the email/text that you receive. As a last resort, we will send the fundraiser home with your child. The PTA/Highland is not responsible once the fundraiser is handed to your child. Be sure that your child can handle this responsibility before giving permission for your child to transport the fundraiser home from school.


The week of December 6 will be a Highland Parent Involvement Week. We will have a joint SSC/ELAC meeting at 8:30 a.m. on 12/6. We will be voting on our school's Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). We invite all parents to attend and learn more about the SPSA. Parents can enter this virtual meeting with the following link: https://meet.google.com/mid-djgk-jfa We ask each parent to take the Highland Parent Feedback survey below! We care what you think.

We wish everyone peace, love, and happy family memories this Thanksgiving and always.

In partnership,

Donna Dorsey, Principal

Pati DeRobles, Asst. Principal

Now Accepting Donations! ~ Thank You!

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The Highland PTA exists to make sure that your family has the opportunity to participate in engaging activities that support your child and ALL Highland students! We are excited to get started this year.

PTA Membership! A year long PTA membership is only $7.00. This $7.00 donation helps support books in our classrooms, fieldtrips, and teacher recognition. Please click the picture above and it will take your directly to the PTA website where you can support Highland. When YOU support PTA, your child reaps the benefits. Join us on the Highland PTA!

PTA Board Meeting: Our next PTA Board meeting will take place virtually on Tuesday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. If you want to become more involved at Highland, we invite you to join us for this virtual meeting. https://meet.google.com/pfi-rhen-gbi?hs=122&authuser=0

Our Highland PTA Needs YOU! Please Join By Clicking the Picture Below

BRAND NEW! Watch our PTA President walk you through how to download the Box Tops App and earn cash for Highland Elementary School!

We Are More Alike Than Different ~ Family Traditions

What is Hanukkah?
Celebrating Las Posadas!
Sesame Street: Kwanzaa

Time to Prepare for 7th Grade

Dear Parents of 6th Grade Students,

Information was sent home with your child regarding the shots required to register and begin 7th grade next school year. Please make sure that your child is ready. He/she will not be able to start school without updated information. Thank you!

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November Breakfast and Lunch Menus-Click the Picture Below

Breakfast is served in the Lunch Court:

7:50 to 8:15 a.m.

Lunch is served by grade level:

TK/Kinder @ 10:40 a.m.

1st/2nd Grade @ 11:30 a.m.

3rd/4th Grade @ 12:00 p.m.

5th/6th @ 12:30 p.m.

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