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Highland Newsletter - April 5, 2019

Article Date: Apr 05, 2019

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 6 - Youth Lit Fest, 9:00 - 5:00 at the Deschutes County Library

Monday, April 8 - Creating Compassionate Kids, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Seven Peaks School

Tuesday, April 9 - PTO Meeting, 9:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Friday, April 12 - No School

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)

Please CLICK here to view the full Highland calendar

Principal's Letter

Dear Highland Families,

I hope you had a really nice spring break with just the right amount of relaxation and play.

I am very excited to share with you information about a $1.5 million grant Bend Lapine Schools received earlier this year. The Culture of Care we seek to create in all our schools will be strengthened over the next three years with this grant and you will see enhanced practices in addressing trauma, building resiliency and helping students feel connected and supported. Please take a moment to read the attached letter (Click) for more specific information from our district office. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Have a great weekend.


Brian Kissell

A BIG Thank you to Ms. Vickery for starting Kindness Club. Highland was on the local news! CLICK


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

We invite you to join us for breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. in the library on April 17. There will be extra staff on the playground, beginning at 8:30 a.m., to supervise while you enjoy breakfast. We appreciate each and every volunteer - your dedication, time, resources and many talents. Please come celebrate with us. We could not do Storyline without you! (Please RSVP by April 10 to the Highland office or to Elizabeth Meskill, [email protected]).

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:

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].

PTO Monthly Meeting:

Tuesday, April 9th, 9am in the cafeteria.

Please join us for our monthly PTO meeting. Mrs. Vickery will be giving a BrainPop demonstration, so you can see what your Giving Campaigns are funding. Open board positions for the 2019-2020 school year will be discussed, so if you are interested in joining the board we encourage you to attend this meeting. Upcoming events and volunteer opportunities will also be discussed. Coffee and treats will be served, and young children are always welcome.

Save the Date:

Spring Book Fair (Scholastic Book Sale for all students) - Wednesday, May 1 from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on the stage

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 version of a “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.

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.

Photo ID: Please bring your photo I.D. every time you visit any Bend Lapine School. This is a district wide policy and we need your help building consistency in the school community. We thank each and every one of you for setting the example and keeping our children safe.

Attendance: Please email [email protected] with attendance updates.

District Message: 2018-2019 Calendar Update - please CLICK for information on make-up days.