Highlandville Elementary News

Nov. 2020

Upcoming Events to Mark in Your Calendars:

  • Nov. 1-23: Penny Wars <---- Classes compete against each other! Burke gets a pie in the face!
  • Nov. 3: Election Day/Parent Teacher Conferences- Students are NOT in school
  • Nov. 16-20: American Education Week
  • Nov. 18: Mobile Dairy Unit coming to HES
  • Nov. 23: It's a Monday- we ARE in session
  • Nov. 25-Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Break- No School

Friendly Reminders from HES Office Staff:

  • Morning drop off times, Tuesday-Friday 7:25-7:55.

  • Please continue to use one lane for morning drop off for the continued safety of students. We ask that students are NOT dropped off in the parking lot & walk across traffic.

  • Students are to be dropped off on the sidewalk at the Elementary’s front entrance.

  • Please do not use cell phones during drop off.

  • At 7:55 the doors to the front entrance will be shut and locked. Staff are no longer monitoring drop off after 7:55. The building sign will be placed outside that school is in session.

  • After 7:55 students being dropped off are counted as late. Parents are responsible for walking their student to the front door and signing their student in with a staff member.

  • If you need to make a change to your child's regular routine for the end of the day, please send a note to the office. Calls are for emergencies, the school office is a very busy place, especially at the end of the day. If you have a schedule change for your student and it is last minute- please call Chellsie no later than 2:30.

Office Doorbell Update

We have installed a RING system (a new doorbell) at the front door of HES. It is located to the right on the brick wall. The RING system is a video surveillance doorbell and also a two-way talk system. We are excited to have this new addition to the building to enhance front door security/communication. We are going to remove the old doorbell and will begin using the new RING system. All you need to do is walk up to the front door and walk to the right- hit the center button and it calls the office. You do not need to hold down the button to speak- once you ring the doorbell our office staff will be able to speak with you.
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A capture of our front door doorbell at night.

Caps for Kids!

Look what Lakeland is doing with Highlandville Elementary School!!! Any family member that fills prescriptions at Lakeland can notify them they are with Highlandville Elementary. The customer will receive “caps”-1 token cap for each script filled- to turn in to the school. Each cap turned in is worth $.25 from Lakeland directly to Highlandville Elementary!!! Tell everyone; aunts, uncles, grandparents. They do not have to live in the district to participate, as long as they tell them their caps are for Highlandville Elementary:)

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November 3rd 12:00-8:00

Your classroom teacher's have a schedule. If you have any questions regarding parent teacher conference times, please contact your child's teacher.


Winning grade level get to pie Mrs. Burke in the face!

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Veteran's Day

The HES students are making cards and writing letters to the veterans thanking them for their service. Mrs. Burke is delivering them to the HS to be handed out at the parade.

American Education Week! Nov. 16th- 20th

Thank You Teachers!

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Counselor Note From Mrs. Crabtree-Thanksgiving Baskets

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching!

Traditionally, Highlandville Elementary has given out Thanksgiving food baskets donated by local churches for families in need during the holiday season.

Please contact Mrs. Crabtree if your family would benefit from this thoughtful donation.

Sarah Crabtree: 417-443-3361 ext.134

The Christmas Caring Tree

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Jr. Ag at HES

  • Junior Ag sponsored its first ever Hunters Safety course and we had 10 students who completed the course. We would like to say congratulations for your hard work and good luck hunting!
  • Students will be doing a dairy unit in November with a mobile dairy unit coming from Tulsa for the entire school! We will have lots of hands-on activities for the students, including an ag lesson for every class K-5 on November 23.
  • Bread sales have started and the junior aggies are excited! The students are trying to each sell 20 loaves of bread. We are having a friendly competition and the top 3 sellers get to put a PIE in Mrs. Claybrook's face!
  • Chili supper/auction is November 6 at the Spokane HS and it is from 6-8pm. You can get your advanced tickets from a junior aggie or a HS FFA member. The HS ag department and some of our junior aggies have made unique items to sell at the auction and you won't want to miss it!

-Tonya Claybrook

Honor Choir Update- Mrs. Pitts

What a whirlwind of a time Honor Choir has had in October! The Flight Bound Honor Choir is doing amazing work at coming together to find their voice and perform at several events. After the Rusted Rubbish event in September, we geared up to perform at the Fall Festival held here at Highlandville Elementary School last Friday. They sang Feel It Still, The Sound of Silence, and Livin’ on a Prayer -- you could definitely tell that Livin’ on a Prayer was by far the favorite! Rounding out the month of October, Flight Bound Honor Choir performed at the Spokane Shout on Thursday, October 29th at Spokane High School.

All in all, this group of musicians is heading in an awesome direction as we explore classic rock songs, with a few modern hits peppered in, to spread a message of hope, community, and love.

PTO Update

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Pictures from 2020 Fall Harvest


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FREE voluntary testing for SARS-CoV-2

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This is coming home with students today 10/30. Please continue to monitor your student's symptoms before sending your child to school. Symptoms are listed below:

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Highlandville Plan 2020

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Discipline at HES:

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Mrs. Burke

Please feel free to e-mail or call when you have questions and/or concerns!