Highland Magnet at Kenwood School


Piper Post- April 8, 2022

Spring storylines coming to life around school!

Article Date: Apr 08, 2022

April 13,14, and 15- NO SCHOOl (Spring Conferences)

April 22- Spirit day- Superhero Day!

May 10- Last day to edit custom yearbook pages and order for school delivery!

Principal’s Letter

Dear Highland Families,

I cant believe how fast this year has gone! Spring storylines are taking shape around school and it has been so nice seeing parent volunteers around campus. We have missed your presence in the school and it feels so great to have you back! Have a wonderful weekend, see you Monday!


Brian Kissell

What's Cooking?!

Please Click to View the Lunch Menu for the week after Spring Break.

Note From the Nurse-

Hello Highland Families,

This is a friendly reminder about not sending sick kiddos to school. Now that masking changes are in full effect I thought it would be a good time to review our normal sick policy regarding when to keep your kid home.

When to keep your kid home- If they have a cold, flu, cough, fever, runny nose, tummy problems, or COVID.

We ask kids to be healthy for 24 hours before returning to school for a cold, and 48- hours if they have been vomiting.

We ask students to stay home when sick to prevent spreading any illness around the classroom.

Thank you for your support in keeping our classrooms healthy!

A Note from our PTO-

Please join us for our next Highland PTO General Meeting - in person!

Date: Monday, April 11th

Time: 2:30pm

Place: Highland Courtyard

Topics to include: How to volunteer at Highland, Open Board Positions and upcoming Spring events!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month-

Get trained for the kids

"Communities for Kids" family events

Wednesday, April 21 | 3-6 pm

Deschutes Children's Foundation

Food from Central Oregon Corn Dog Co.

Bring the kids for a fun evening! We'll have food trucks, games and prizes. This free event is sponsored by KIDS Center and MountainStar Family Relief Nursery (with special support from Deschutes Children's Foundation for our Bend event). Communities for Kids offers families a chance to bond and have fun while also getting valuable information. See you there!

Get trained and help prevent child abuse. All trainings are free and include a virtual option!

"Let's Talk About It" Training

Tuesday, April 12 | 5:30-7:30 pm

At Deschutes Children's Foundation Community Room and Virtual

"SafetyNet"® Internet Safety Training

Tuesday, April 19 | 5:30-7:30 pm

At KIDS Center and Virtual

"Darkness to Light"® Training

Monday, April 25 | 5:30-8 pm

At Deschutes Children's Foundation Community Room and Virtual

Register for a training here: https://www.kidscenter.org/prevention-trainings

A Big Highland Sparkle!!

Second and third graders Jane Ditzel, Mackenna McLain and Miriam Wirtz were paying attention.

In class, we read a book called Make a Stand about 8-year-old activist Vivienne Harr who saw a photo of two boys from Nepal living in modern-day slavery. The photo brought her to tears, so, she set up her lemonade stand every day for one year to raise money to "free 500 children." On day #52, The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof retweeted Vivienne's project and Vivienne soon crowdfunded $101,320.

The book inspired us all.

During recess that morning, the three girls decided that they too could make a difference and decided to raise money to help Ukranian Refugees. The girls spread the word to other 2nd and 3rd grade classes at Highland and Mackenna even set up a lemonade stand over the weekend in Drake park. Together they raised over $600 in a week to donate to UNICEF to aid Ukranian refugees.

This just goes to show that even the smallest and youngest of us can be powerful and make a difference in the world!

School Wide Character Trait for April: Honesty and Trust!

Mrs. Thomas’s book recommendation for honesty and trust is Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin In this book, Ruthie finds a teeny tiny camera on the playground and loves it so much she decides to keep and clame it as her own. Ruthie learns the value of being honest.

Be Well,

Heidi Thomas

[email protected]


Mileage Club Volunteers Needed!

We need your help to make this very popular lunchtime running program work. Please use this link to sign up to volunteer: https://app.planhero.com/gatherings/8700-spring-mileage-club-2022. Since we can now have volunteers at school, Mileage Club volunteers will sign-in through the office (you need to be cleared as a volunteer) and be on the playground. Students run during lunch recess on Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 2.


To order click here and use the Highland code of :1016243010261892

Also, You are able to customize your pages now, just log into the tree ring on your computer and edit your kiddos custom pages any way you want! Deadline for customized pages: April 21st!

Note: Custom Pages can now be made on their website. Custom Pages are due By May 10th.