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Highland Newsletter - April 26, 2019

Article Date: Apr 26, 2019

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. - Mr. Fred Rogers


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 30 - Site Council, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the library

Wednesday, May 1 - Book Fair, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the gym (use front entrance)

Friday, May 3 - Sign up after school for the Variety Show

Monday - Friday, May 6 - May 10 - Staff Appreciation Week

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

Friday, May 17 - Bike Night

Monday, May 20 - Kids Inc Registration Online at 5:30 a.m.

Monday - Friday, May 20-24 - Variety Show Auditions before and after school

Monday - Friday, May 20-24, Unplugged Week

Friday, May 24 - Skate Party from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Cascade Indoor Sports

Friday, May 24 - Movie Night from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in the Highland gym

Please CLICK here to view the full Highland calendar



Returning to Highland Next Year? Please let the front office know if you will not be attending Highland next year. We will assume you are planning to attend Highland Elementary School (unless you are going to middle school), if we do not hear from you.


Important Date:

Move Up Day (5th graders visit middle school) - Tuesday, May 21 in the morning

All School BBQ (Families are invited to join their student(s) for a picnic lunch outside on the playground) - Wednesday, May 29

Variety Show Rehearsal - Sunday, June 9 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Highland Gym

Variety Show (Highland’s “Talent Show”) - Monday, June 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Highland Gym

5th Grade Graduation - Wednesday, June 12 at 9:00 a.m. in the Highland Gym

Field Day (Students have fun playing field games for ½ the day) - Thursday, June 13

Last Day of School - Friday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m.


PTO Message:

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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.



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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!


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Mileage Club

Mileage club is 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 sign up to Volunteer (Click).


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, 5/3 - 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