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Highland Newsletter - April 12, 2019

Article Date: Apr 12, 2019

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 16 - Mileage Club Begins at lunch recess

Wednesday, April 17 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. in the library

Friday, April 19 - Student Placement Profile Forms Due

Friday, April 19 - Last Day to Order a Highland Yearbook (ID Code: 13109919)

Tuesday, May 7 - PTO meeting at 3:30 in room 1 (Ms. Vickery’s room)

Thursday, May 16 - Screen Time & Your Child, PTO Parent Speaker Series, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the library

Monday - Friday, May 20-24, Unplugged Week

Please CLICK here to view the full Highland calendar

Principal's Letter

Dear Highland Families,

I want to say a quick but sincere thank you to our teachers for the preparation for conferences this week. The condensed time for conferences made it a bit more challenging so I feel it’s necessary to acknowledge their flexibility and effort to make it work. That same gratitude is extended to all of you for your empathy and understanding.

Did you know our PTO will be transitioning with some new officers next year? Come join us at the next meeting on Tuesday, May 7th at 3:30 in room 1 (Ms. Vickery’s room) for the next general meeting. Childcare is provided. As the year winds down, we start looking to next year and it’s exciting to get involved. Come find your niche!

Have a great weekend.


Brian Kissell


Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - Wednesday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. in the library - Thank you for your RSVP and we look forward to seeing you.

Volunteers - We have many fun activities the last three months of school. Please submit your online volunteer application (link) today and join the fun!

Highland Student Placement Profile Form - You are invited to fill out a form (click) to assist in the placement of your child next year. Information from this form is one of several factors in the classroom placement process. Please remember that this is not a teacher request form, but rather a way to offer insight and information to assist in the process. Please submit completed forms to the Highland office by Friday, April 19.

Yearbooks - Yearbooks are now available to purchase online. Yearbooks were not available for sale, earlier in the year. Please CLICK to order your yearbook today. (ID Code: 13109919) All yearbooks must be ordered by Friday, April 19.


Kids Inc Message - 2019-2020 school year registration will open on May 20, 2019 at 5:30 a.m. CLICK. Register is through Bend Parks and Recreation. Please mark your calendar, as spots fill up very quick.

PTO Message:

Screen Time & Your Child

Presented by: Rebecca Hicks, MD Mosaic Medical

PTO Parent Speaker Series

Thursday, May 16th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Concerned about your child's screen time? Dr. Hicks will discuss the science behind and current research on the effects of screen time on brain development. Go to www.highlandpto.org/upcoming-events to RSVP.

Highland Annual Bike Night

Friday, May 17th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Bike fun for the whole family! Bike safety checks and helmet fit adjustments, fun obstacle courses, Strider race for younger children, food trucks & more!

Unplugged Week

May 20-24, 2019

Please join us for a daily after-school activity to promote screen-free FUN for your kiddos!

Monday 5/20: Base Camp Studio Art Activity - 3:30 pm at Highland Gym

Tuesday 5/21: Mindfulness Activity with Banni Bunting - 3:30 pm at Highland Gym

Wednesday 5/22: Park Playdate - 2:00 pm at Harmon Park

Thursday 5/23: High Desert Museum Comes to Highland - 3:30 at Highland Gym

Friday 5/24: Highland Private Skate Party - 3:30-5:30 at Cascade Indoor Sports

PTO Sponsored = Free Skate Fun for your Highland Piper!

Mileage Club: Coming soon! Mileage club will begin on Tuesday, April 16th and will continue every Tuesday and every Thursday until May 30. Students will be running laps on the playground, during lunch recess, for prizes and a chance to complete a marathon. This is a wonderful club and we need volunteers to make it happen. Please watch for a volunteer sign up sheet or show up anytime to help.

Join the PTO Board: The PTO Board still has openings for the 2019/2020 school year. Terms are 2 years in length. Open positions include Giving Campaign Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator (1 of 2). Please visit our website for a list of job descriptions. If you have any questions and/or are interested in any of the positions, please email PTO President, Audrey Clark at [email protected]

Variety Show Information:

Friday, 5/4 - Sign ups after school

Monday, 5/13 - Audition times/slips delivered to classroom teachers for distribution.

Monday, 5/20 - Friday 5/24 - Auditions before and after school

Friday 5/31 - Permission slips delivered to classroom teachers for distribution.

Wednesday 6/5 - Permission slips due to Ms. Greene

Friday, 6/7 - Music due to Ms. Greene

Sunday, 6/9 - Mandatory dress rehearsal at Highland (2-4pm)

Monday, 6/10 - Variety Show at Highland (5:30-7ish) - performers to arrive 5-5:15.