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Highland Newsletter - May 15, 2020

Article Date: May 15, 2020

Principal Letter

Dear Highland Families;

I hope you are doing well on this beautiful afternoon. It’s going to be more and more difficult for your children (and you) to stay engaged with distance learning and we totally understand. Please do your best to encourage your children to finish strong and stay with us day by day. Every little bit of connection we can maintain in these next few weeks will be important in the fall as this will feel like an incredibly long summer.


Brian Kissell

The Highland Jukebox

Welcome to the Highland Jukebox. (No money needed!) Just CLICK.

(Thank you Mr. Pettis!)

The Arcade

Arcade Retro Arcade Transparent & PNG Clipart Free Download - YWD

Please CLICK to visit the Highland Arcade!

(Thank you Mr. Pettis)

District Message:

Calendar Contest

Every year, Bend-La Pine Schools creates and mails home a Family Handbook and Calendar which shares key dates and addresses frequently asked questions for families. For the 2020-21 calendar, we are inviting current Bend-La Pine Schools students to submit artwork and photographs to be featured and highlighted throughout the glossy publication.

The theme for this year’s calendar is #BLSproud. What makes you proud to be part of your school or your school district? Share a piece of artwork or a photograph that conveys that sentiment.

Deadline: May 25, 2020

Please CLICK for details and to submit artwork.

Message from the PTO:

Support Families In Need

If you are looking for a way to support families in need during this time, please consider mailing grocery cards or gas cards to the Highland Office - 701 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR 97703. Highland's FAN Advocate will distribute to those who could use the extra help!

Staff Appreciation Week

Please join us in celebrating our amazing Highland Staff the week of June 1st-5th during our virtual staff appreciation week! We are so lucky to have an amazing school staff, so let's show them some love during this challenging time! How can you get involved?

Record a short video of thanks to our Highland staff. We will put each video into a group video to share with the Highland community! Click on this link to record:


Encourage your student to show their appreciation by participating in the suggested daily themes!

Monday 6/1- Draw your teacher a flower and email or present in your virtual classroom

Tuesday 6/2- Write a kind note to your teacher and email it

Wednesday 6/3- Wear RED in your virtual classroom to show our staff some love

Thursday 6/4- Write a kind note to a support staff member and email it to [email protected]

Friday 6/5- Check out the thank you video you helped record for the Highland staff!

Mileage Club:

Hello Highland Families-

Hope this finds you well. We wanted to address the opportunity for your kids who participated in Highland Mileage Club that were close to, or wanted to finish, their Highland Marathon, to still be able to still earn their Highland Mileage Club Marathon t-shirt by the end of the school year (approximately 26 miles).

This would require you to find a distance that would equal 1 mile and be a safe space for your student to run with adult supervision, and be on the honor system.

CLICK for a great worksheet from Coach Clements to help facilitate keeping good track of the Mileage your student may run to achieve this.

If your student was an avid Mileage Club participant and needs to know how much farther they have to run to reach that Marathon you can email us and we can look at their Mileage Club cards from the fall and let you know. Please use the Email below and tell us your child's name, grade & teacher:

Email: [email protected]

In addition when your student completes that 26th mile please email and let us know what size children shirt they wear.

We so miss seeing the enthusiasm, energy and commitment of the kids and the wonderful volunteers at Highland Mileage Club, but hope that many of your kids are excited to get out and run to finish their Marathon and earn that shirt. For the students that earn the shirt we would plan to have them ready for the kids at "end of school pick-up" with all their materials.

Best Regards,

Your Mileage Club Parents

Katie Young, Rebecca Lynch & Lindsey Askew

Sparrow Club:

You can still support Highland’s Sparrow Logan!

Please CLICK to read about Logan.

Sparrow Club Service Vouchers are due: May 29, 2020

You may fill out the Google Sparrow Club Service Voucher (click) and submit to google drive (click).


You may fill out a PDF Sparrow Club Service Voucher (click) and mail to: Sparrow Club USA, 906 NE Greenwood Ave. Ste. 2, Bend, OR 97701.

Student Mental Health

Please CLICK for resources to support Student Mental Helath.

Music with Mr. Pettis

Please CLICK for lessons, activities, songs and games!

Family Technology Help Desk

A Family Help Desk has been set up. Please CLICK for technology help or call 541-355-8700 (open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

District Message:


FREE meals are available for children age 0 to 18.

Please CLICK for information and LOCATIONS.

FAN - Family Access Network

If you need help during school closure with:






Utility Assistance

And More

TEXT 541-423-3587

Call 541-355-1858

Email [email protected]

Families in Need - Please CLICK for further information.