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Highland Newsletter - October 5, 2018

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Article Date: Oct 05, 2018

“What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”

― Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 10/06 - Bend Fire Department Open House, 11:00-5:00 p.m.

Monday, 10/08 - Highland Sparrow Assembly in the gym, 9:30 a.m. (Bring your Photo ID)

Tuesday, 10/09 - PTO Meeting, 3:30 p.m. Ms. Vickery's classroom - all are welcome

Wednesday, 10/10 - Book Fair! 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the gym stage

Wednesday, 10/10 - Oregon Walk & Roll to School Day

Friday, 10/12 - Assembly in the Gym, 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. (Bring your Photo ID)

Tuesday, 10/16 - SafeTouch Parent Information in the Library, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, 10/19 - Fall Festival in the Gym, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 10/24 - Thursday, 10/25 - Conferences, No School

Friday, 10/26 - No School

Please CLICK here to view the full Highland calendar

Principal's Letter

Dear Highland Families,

Thank you for being extra safe on the roads this afternoon. The rain and the extra vehicles make it more challenging so your patience and care is appreciated.

You will notice the back gates between the gym and main building are now closed, except for deliveries. Now that we don’t have as many subcontractors coming on campus to complete minor projects for the gym and grounds, we will be keeping these gates closed. Once again, I just want to remind everyone this is done to encourage all pedestrian and bicyclist traffic to use the Nashville or Harmon gates. The intent is to increase safety for all students. Prior to the school hours, parents can drop their children at Kids, Inc. by the west door using the parking spaces in the lot, however after 8:30 there should be no parent/student traffic through the parking lot.

I also want to acknowledge how well we are doing as a whole community to get all our students to class on time each day. With only a few exceptions, all our gates will be locking at 9:00 a.m. when classes start. If you are arriving after that time, please be sure to take your students through the front office to be sure they are accounted for in our attendance. Good attendance and punctuality are two of the most important “skills” for just about any part of a career, so establishing routines that support being on-time and present this early in life cannot be stressed enough. Keep up the great work.

Have a great weekend.


Brian Kissell


Wednesday, October 10

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m, Gym Stage

An amazing selection of books are headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and greatest titles for children, books of interest for parents, and let’s not forget the pointer fingers and little erasers...you know you want them! The Book Fair will be open on Wednesday, October 10, for ONE DAY ONLY from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the gym stage. Drop in anytime to purchase great books for your child or their classroom!

Thank you for remembering your photo ID and checking in at the office. We really appreciate your efforts to keep our students safe and follow the district policy. Remember, scan ID before touching the screen.

Thank You to our Kindness Counts Sponsors:

Cascade Indoor Sports

Mountain Air

Nancy P’s

Papa Murphy’s Pizza

Round Table Pizza


WIN A BIKE!!! A Message from the Bend Fire Department:

Just as a reminder, Firebusters begins next Monday, October 8! While the video segments will be on KTVZ during the 6:30 am and pm newscasts, there are other options to view the segments other than by watching the news.

Central Oregon Fire Prevention Coop Webpage - Later this week ALL five of the videos will be posted online. In addition, you can complete and submit the worksheets online (or at your school).

Fall Festival - Please CLICK for information about our Amazing Fall Festival. You will, definitely, want to join the fun! Please consider volunteering .

Volunteer Opportunity - Please CLICK here for Highland volunteer opportunities. Please be sure to complete the Volunteer Online Application.

Mileage Club - Mileage Club needs you! Please consider volunteering. Please CLICK to read more about Mileage Club and please CLICK to volunteer. No running required!

District Message -

Please CLICK to view the 2018-19 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests. CLICK

Community Invited to Suggest Names for New Elementary School. CLICK for more information.