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Highland Newsletter - October 22, 2021

Article Date: Oct 22, 2021

Mrs. Watt’s kindergarten- Trees Storyline

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 22 – Highland Apparel Store Opens!

Tuesday, October 26 - Last Mileage Club

Wednesday, October 27 - Thursday, October 28 - Conferences - No School

Friday, October 29 - No School

Friday, October 29 - Donating all Lost and Found

Friday, November 5- Last day to order Highland apparel.

Principal Letter

Dear Highland Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you enjoying your Friday evening. Just a friendly reminder your children have a short 2-day week as conferences start on Wednesday.

Huge Shout Out to Ashley Chally for getting our Highland Apparel Online Store up and running - check out the cool swag!

Enjoy your family and friends this weekend!


Brian Kissell

Mr. Glogau’s 2nd and 3rd grade classroom- Forest Rangers

What’s Cooking!?

Please Click to View the Lunch Menu for Next Week.

Highland apparel store NOW OPEN!

Please CLICK to view our updated Highland apparel store and get your Highland gear! Last day to order is November 5th.

Cultures Aren’t Costumes –

Many people in our community love Halloween and the magic of dressing up. Part of creating a safe school community for ALL students on Halloween is making sure racially, ethnically, and culturally based costumes are NOT part of our festivities. Please view the Cultures aren’t costumes checklist (click) to learn more.

  • You will be hearing from your teacher about your child's school halloween plan!

Clothing Needed for Health Room

Accidents happen! We are in need of clothing for the health room, especially pants. You can bring used items to the front office for donation. Thank you for your consideration!

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

Oregon Battle of the Books, OBOB, is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) and the Oregon Library Association (OLA). Highland 3rd-5th graders are eligible to participate in this fun extracurricular activity. Please see the OBOB website for more information and this year's reading list (https://www.oregonbattleofthebooks.org/). Interested students should form a team of 4 students and start reading some great books! There will be a parent information session Thursday November 18th from 7-8pm via WebEx. If you have any questions or would like to help volunteer with this program, please email [email protected]

Mileage Club

The last Mileage Club at lunch recess for the Fall will be Tuesday Oct 26th (sign up here to volunteer: https://app.planhero.com/gatherings/10286-fall-mileage-club-2021). Mileage Club during lunch recess will start up again in the Spring. In the meantime, your child can continue logging miles at home – please email them to [email protected] If your child is working toward a goal, here are the award milestones:

  • 5 Miles: Necklace with 5 feet
  • 10 Miles: Additional 5 feet
  • Half Marathon: Water bottle and 5 feet
  • Marathon: Mileage club technical t-shirt and 5 feet, including a big foot
  • Additional awards for 1.5 Marathon, Double Marathon, Triple Marathon

Ms. Sacamano’s 3rd grade math project

FAN - Family Access Network

If you are struggling with food, clothing, housing, medical, dental, school supplies, utilities and more, help if available. Eilean Karpstein is our amazing, confidential FAN advocate. You can reach her at (541) 355-1858.

CLICK to learn more about FAN.

COVID Testing Instructions

If your student has a primary symptom, a NAAT or PCR test is required to return to school. Please CLICK for information regarding free testing in Deschutes County. Most rapid tests do not qualify to return to school, please make sure you get a PCR or NAAT test. We are happy to assist with questions in the office (541) 355-1900.

Statewide Tests - Annual Notice

Please CLICK for the annual notice on Statewide Tests.