HPES Parent Newsletter
Red Ribbon Week
KINDER FAIRY TALE PARADE
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!
OCTOBERS SPECIALS SCHEDULE
- 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.
- Red Ribbon Week this Week!
Please join our Next PTO meeting on November 7, 2019, at 6:30 p.m!
Stay connected with the HPES PTO!
Great Things Are Happening AT HPES!
Mr. Lubman leading the grade level in an expository writing launch
Ms. De Leon's Class learning about Bats and getting ready for Bat night!
First Grade Working on Critical Writing!
5TH GRADE, CHOIR, AND AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE FALL CONCERT!
HPES BALLET FOLKLORICO CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONth!
PINK OUT & MUFFINS WITH MOMS- OVER 150 MOMS ATTENDED! WOW!
PTO Fall Movie Night had a Wonderful Turnout!
11/04- L. Ruiz meets with Dr. Ohare 9:30-10:30 @ HPES
11/04- DAAC meeting @ 4:45-6:45
11/04- Happy Birthday Ms. Garvey!
11/05- L. Ruiz at Principals PLC @ Rock Gym
11/06- Happy Birthday Ms. Vazquez!
11/06- Bulldog Dash Pep Rally (see info above)
11/08- HPES Spirit Store 7:15- 7:35
11/08 -3rd Grade Fieldtrip & Pegasus Fieldtrips
11/11- Veterans Concert 4th grade
11/11- Book Club
11/12 L. Ruiz meets with Dr. O'Hare 8 - 10am
11/13- Picture retakes
11/14- L. Ruiz meets with Dr. Ohare 10:30-12:30 @ HPES
11/15- Bulldog Booster Dash
11/15 Big Kahuna orders delivery 11 - 5 pm Cafeteria
11/18- Book Club 3:00-4:00
11/19- L. Ruiz at Principal Meeting- Operations @ Boardroom 8:00-12:00
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- L. Ruiz at Principals PLC @ Boardroom
12/03- Kinder Fieldtrip to Elgin Tree Farm
12/05- ASL 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
12/17- L. Ruiz at Principal Meeting @ Boardroom 8:00-12:00
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