Highland Highlights

JUNE 2021

Today’s Learners – Tomorrow’s Leaders

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From the Principal

Dear Highland Community,

It is so hard to believe that we are coming to the end of the school year already. This year has been like no other yet our students, families, and staff all showed up, bringing their best self every single day. It has been an honor and privilege to serve the Highland community this year and I look forward to welcoming you all back in the fall!


Beth Fraze, Principal

Office News

From The Office:

Highland staff would like to thank our parents and community members for your constant support and your unwavering grace in the face of all the new challenges we have overcome together this year. You are an amazing community and we appreciate the positive way you reinforced the efforts of your children and assisted our staff with your kindness and understanding. Thank You for your partnership.

Summer break starts on Wednesday, June 16th. Report Cards will be available on ParentVUE starting June 21st. If you have any questions while the office is closed please call our District Office at 503 261-4550.

Thank you, have a great summer!

Best Regards,

Maria and Elizabeth


Frase de JUNIO / JUNIO Quote

“Me ha impresionado la urgencia de hacer. Saber no es suficiente; debemos aplicar. Estar dispuesto no es suficiente; debemos realizar." - Leonardo da Vinci

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” — Leonardo da Vinci


Dear Highland Families,

We are currently registering kindergarten students for the next school year and we want you to know about our Dual Language Immersion (DLI ) program opportunity offered at Highland. The DLI program is a model of instruction with the goal of graduating students who can speak, read and write in two languages while providing the cross-cultural skills necessary to thrive in a multicultural community. If you are interested please let us know when you register your child at our school.

This video includes information needed to register your student in kindergarten.

GBSD-Kinder Registration

From our Library

Our amazing Libray Specialist has gathered some amazing books and resources that will portray our May Character Traits: leadership and assertiveness and other celebrations happening in the month of May.

Please click on the link below:

Library Resource & Activities

Highland's MAY Attendance

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The Husky PACK

End of the 2020-2021 School Year and What's Next

Okay, Husky PACK, it has been a bonkers year. Be sure to look at the Highland Facebook Page Frequently to see any events happening during the summer. Next September we will have monthly meetings but we are not sure if they will be in person or if they will continue to be on Zoom. Have a safe and fun summer! We look forward to seeing you in the fall.

Upcoming Meetings

Zoom ID: 944 485 2973


The next meetings are:

Tuesday, June 8th, 6 pm - Planning 2021-2022 school year


The character traits we are strengthening this month are leadership and assertiveness. Students Inspire and empower people. They set good examples and lead change. Showing honesty and respect.

Students will be leaders who make a difference for others, no matter how small it may be. They become Changemakers.

At school, your husky can show leadership by doing the right thing in the classroom and building when others are not. At home, your family can show leadership by volunteering in the community by taking on a cause that is important to your family such as recycling, helping with litter pick-up, or volunteering at an organization.

Thank you,

Stephanie Tammen


Highland Elementary School


Hello Highland Huskies!

The SUN Team will be available throughout the summer if you need help finding community resources such as rent and utilities. We are also having our once-a-month Free Food Market on the second Wednesday of the month located at North Gresham Elementary.

Our summer program starts on July 19th and will be Monday through Thursday, from 8:45 am-12:30 pm. This will take place in North Gresham Elementary as well. We will be offering the same services at their school. If you know of any North Gresham Elementary families in your neighborhood that could benefit from our programs, feel free to pass along this information. We will be following all of the COVID-19 safety guidelines that have been in place so far. We will have limited spots, you are interested in joining the summer program please send us an email at Email:gonzalez265@gresham.k12.or.us or give us a call: 971-220-3871

We will be providing EKT this summer, also at North. That is a 3wk program to help transition incoming students into Kindergarten. We will be starting on July 26th and ending on August 12th. If you have any interested incoming Kinder parents please reach out to Sandra Guerrero guerrero30@gresham.k12.or.us 503-703-4955.

Next week on June 9th, 2021 we will be doing a recognition to our faithful Volunteers from our Free Food Market:

Yunuen Vazquez

Angelita Angeles

Carmen Mandujano

Monica Lopez

Valyri Dean

Maria Rhodes.

These faithful and committed volunteers have always attended and made sure that everyone in the community got their food box. The hard work that is accomplished during our Free Food Market by these wonderful people will always be cherished. Some of these volunteers are also parents of our Highland students and have always liked to also get involved in school activities and events.

During this day of gratitude, we will also be doing several other recognitions to other Highland Staff that have also impacted our school in great ways.


Daniela Gonzalez

SUN Site Manager

El Programa Hispano Catolico

Highland Elementary SUN Community School

295 NE 24th St. Gresham, OR 97030


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Every Student Prepared for Success

Gresham-Barlow School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of this district and the board of education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups in any educational programs, activities or employment. Gresham-Barlow provides equal access to individuals with disabilities.