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Highland Newsletter - December 1, 2017

December is Here! Exciting Things are Happening at Highland!

Article Date: Dec 01, 2017

“Ask ‘How will they learn best?’ not ‘Can they learn?'” – Jaime Escalante

Upcoming Events -

TONIGHT - Friday, December 1 - Parents Night Out Highland - 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6 - Kemple Dental Screening Form DUE for children K-2

Friday, December 8 - End of Highland Food Drive

Friday, December 8 - Parent Night Out Summit - 5:30-8:00 p.m. to Summit Sparrow

Tuesday, December 12 - PTO Meeting, cafeteria, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 14 - Site Council, library, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 21 - Gifts Galore & More

Friday, December 22 - Craft Day

Monday, December 25 - Friday, January 5 - Winter Break!

Please view the full Highland Calendar

Principal’s Letter

Dear Highland Families;

There is plenty of information below, so I will keep my message short. I want to thank you all for helping our PTO reach their annual giving campaign goal, although I am not going to lie...I do wish you would have provided a little more time for my hair to grow just a bit longer before dying it. So the big question is when am I going to do it?? My plan is to dye my hair the night before the next assembly on December 15th and then reveal the damage...errr, work of art during the assembly. Those of you who insist on sharing those stories of hair-dye-gone-terribly-wrong, can stop now; I am just a little afraid and I think that’s enough.

I hope to see you and your children tonight!


Brian Kissell

Oregon School Report Cards

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This Friday, December 1, is Parent Night Out in the tent from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. We hope Highland students and their younger siblings, who are at least 4 years old, will join us for some games and a movie while you hit the town! Parents Night Out is a fundraiser for the teachers who are going to the International Storyline Conference in Slovenia this summer.

Annual Food Drive

Highland’s annual food drive began this week. Students who bring in non-perishable food items may place them in the hall outside their classroom. We will collect food until Friday, December 8. The class with the most food items will earn frozen treats for each student. Let’s help families in our community by donating food to others in need.

Highland Elementary School filled 30 boxes with cards, notes, treats and gifts for sailors and soldier on the USS Theodore Roosevelt.