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Piper Post- March 10, 2023

Article Date: Mar 11, 2023

Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 12- Daylight savings time starts

Thursday, March 16- PTO’s Bingo Night

March 27-31- Spring break

Roots and Shoots book drive

The Roots and Shoots Club will have our book drive sale on March 16th after school in the cafeteria. We need your help! We are asking families to look around their house and see if you have any books that your family does not need anymore. Bring them to school and place them in the boxes outside of Ms. Woock’s classroom (room 7).

After we have collected the book donations, we will be selling books on the 16th for 25 cents per book. All money donated will be given to the people in Ukraine to help with all of the struggles they have had over the last year.

Thank you for helping us to make a difference in our world and share the love of books with our Highland community! Books can be brought in starting this Thursday through next Thursday morning.

Thank you in advance for your support if you have any books that you don’t need anymore!

~The Roots and Shoots Club at Highland

Highland garden club:

Highland's Garden Club is selling hanging flower baskets to help us break ground on our new beautiful courtyard garden & outdoor classroom. Baskets will be available for purchase on the PTO website ( beginning Monday February 13th. Flyers with more information will be sent home that same week. Our fundraiser will go through May 1st and baskets will be delivered to Highland for pick-up on May 6th (just in time for Mother's day!) Spread the word to your friends & family to help us reach our goal of 400 baskets sold! If you have questions, please reach out to Jessica Bentley at [email protected]

Yearbooks for sale!

Get yours today to take advantage of free compton pages in your child's yearbook! Tree ring offers FREE custom pages, If you order before April 12 you can get your custom pages in before the deadline of April 13. Last day to order a yearbook and have them delivered to school is May 11. We will not have extras for sale this year at the office :)

From the PTO:

Thursday, March 16th (6-7pm): BINGO: fun for the whole family in the Highland Gymnasium!

Friday, April 21st (4:30-6:30pm) BIKE NIGHT! Get your family ready for the warmer weather: bring your bike(s) to the Highland playground for an evening of bike-or-ific excitement!

Friday, May 12th (5-7pm) CARNIVAL: The much anticipated EVENT OF THE YEAR - PTO's second annual Spring Carnival!

** If you (or someone you know) wants to donate an item to this year’s raffle, please email Taelor and Cory at [email protected] **

To stay up to date with Highland PTO, keep reading the Piper Post, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and please sign up for emails by emailing [email protected]

Choice Options School Lottery is OPEN. Here's What You Need to Know!

If your student is currently enrolled at Highland and you live within the Bend LaPine School Boundary (CLICK), you do not need to do anything to remain at Highland for the 2023-2024 school year.

All Incoming 2023-2024 Kindergarten Siblings:

Please fill out an online lottery application TODAY to ensure your spot at Highland Elementary School. Siblings have first priority in the lottery process, but only if an online application form is submitted. CLICK to submit your application today.

Kindergarten lottery application deadline is 3 pm March 24th

A Note from the Nurse

Please see this important message from the Bend Lapine school Director of Health Services

We are seeing lots of bugs going around school and wanted to remind our community of the general guidelines for keeping your kids at home when they are sick:

General Guidelines:

Vomit/ diarrhea- Need to stay home for 48 hours after the last event.

Fever- Needs to be fever free without fever reducing medications for a full 24 hours before returning to school

Cough/ runny nose/ cold symptoms- We recommend staying at home until your student is feeling better and symptoms are greatly improved.

Eye redness/drainage- Say home until symptoms resolve or are seen by medical professional and started treatment

Thank you for your help! Let's try to keep our campus healthy this cold and flu season!

For more information on when to keep your kid at home please check out this document (click)

FAN - Family Access Network

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

CLICK to learn more about FAN.