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Piper Post- September 9, 2022

Article Date: Sep 09, 2022

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 9: Kindergarten play date and fun friday at Harmon park

Wednesday, September 14 - Friday, September 16: Hearing screening at school

Thursday ,September 15: PTO meeting at Highland

Tuesday, September 20: Mileage club starts!

Friday, September 30: Last day to order a yearbook at the discounted price

Wednesday, October 4 - Thursday, October 5: Dental Screening

Wednesday, October 12: Picture day

Wednesday, October 19 - Friday, October 21: NO SCHOOL for Fall Conferences

Friday, October 28: PTO’s Trunk or treat

Principal’s Letter

Dear Highland Families;

It was an absolute pleasure to welcome your children back to school this week. Our students and staff are busy establishing the routines that make the individual classrooms and the entire school function so smoothly and I must say they are doing with, not just grace, but style. The benefits of our blends at the upper grades really stand out during this time period. In each class the olders are taking the lead and influencing their younger peers with confidence. It’s so much more than learning rules or when to sharpen a pencil or use the restroom. Working with the teacher, our students are creating an environment for shared learning and most importantly caring for one another. Making this happen is both art and science and although our teachers do it with such ease, I know it’s not easy and I know they put a ton of work into it. Thank you to our Highland Teachers!!

Families, next week will be the first full week of school and for so many of our younger and even some older students this will be a big deal, especially after these past two years. Do not be surprised if your children are experiencing some big emotions, dysregulation or all out fatigue. It’s a good idea to plan for some extra down time in the evenings and weekends to help them during this period of adjustment.

Next week we all shift our Kindergarten students to the back of the school for drop off and pick up, so we can expect another change to that routine. We will continue to concentrate our Kinders and 1st grade families toward the Southwest corner (near the four-square courts) with some signs to help make connecting earlier in the afternoon. Over time we can remove the signs as our patterns get more established. Thank you to everyone helping with this adjustment. I hate to see you close outside of the fence, but I cannot thank you enough for your support and cooperation.

Take care and enjoy your weekend,

Brian Kissell

A Note from the Highland Cafe

Interested in Hot Lunch or wondering if you qualify for free and reduced lunch at school? Please click for all you need to know about breakfast and lunch at school!

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Click to apply for free and reduced lunch. *Qualifying incomes have increased significantly so please take a moment to see if you qualify!

From Asha Our Speech Pathologist

Asha Dicharry, our Speech-Language Pathologist, will be conducting hearing screenings for all kindergarten and third grade students. These will take place within the next two weeks. Please let us know if there are any questions or concerns about this. Thank you!

Junior Wolf Pack Cheer Camp!

Join the Caldera Cheerleaders for a fun youth camp! Click for more information!

A note from our PTO

Please join us for the first Highland Parent Teacher Organization General Meeting of the 2022-2023 school year!

Agenda items include: Highland Storyline Budget Discussion

Upcoming Events at Highland: Mileage Club, Trunk or Treat, Speaker Series etc.

Storyline/Boot Camp Updates from Cami Green (5th grade teacher)

Date: September 15th, 2022

Location: Highland Library

Parents who are planning to attend the General Meeting will need to sign in at the office and get a sticker for entry. For more information contact our PTO via their websit www.highlandpto.org


With all the back-to-school chaos still whirling around,

you may not have heard...

It's an early bird sale on TreeRing yearbooks!

Click here to buy yours today at their discounted price!

Highland passcode: 1016243010261892

We'll even package them up in a beautifully bound yearbook and deliver it.

Go ahead. Check it off your to-do list. Offer Ends September 30!

FAN - Family Access Network

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

CLICK to learn more about FAN.