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Piper Post- April 7, 2023

Article Date: Apr 07, 2023

Upcoming Events

Today, April 7- Highland Apparel Store Opens! ( click to shop!)

April 12-14 - Conferences- No School!

April 12- Last day for yearbook custom pages

Friday, April 21- PTO’s Bike Night

Saturday -April 22- Highland apparel store closes

Wednesday, May 3- Highland Hero Blood Drive

Friday, May 12- PTO’s carnival

Principals letter:

Dear Highland Families;

Just a friendly reminder your students will not have school on Wednesday through Friday next week for the conference schedule. Our teachers are looking forward to sharing your child’s progress for the year as well as the opportunity to connect with you.

Our lost and found has moved again and it is stored just inside the front of the building. If you have some missing items, or suspect you have some missing items, feel free to check in at the office and come take a look. You can also take a look if you are on campus for your conference next week.

If you are not planning on returning to Highland next year, we would appreciate you using the following link to let us know. As you know we have waiting lists at each grade level, so the sooner we know a spot is available the sooner we can fill that spot. 2023-2023 Planning

I want to end with another shout out to our parent volunteers responsible for transforming our halls into a river. Your creativity and work are so appreciated!!!


Brian Kissell

A note from Green Team-

Highland’s 3rd blood drive!

Please join us for our THIRD blood drive and help us give the gift of life saving blood!

Mileage Club

Mileage Club, Highland's lunchtime running program, is back! Highland Pipers have the opportunity to run during lunch recess twice a week to get their wiggles out and earn fun rewards like a Highland Marathon t-shirt.

Volunteers are essential to make Mileage Club a success! Thank you for signing up to volunteer. **All volunteers must first be cleared by the District as a volunteer.** Volunteers will sign-in through the office and meet on the playground field prior to their volunteer shift starting. Students will be running during lunch recess on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we will have two shifts for volunteers on those days (you can sign up for both shifts if you have the time to spare).

Starting Tuesday April 4 - Thursday June 8:

Shift 1: (2/3 and 4/5): 10:30 am to 11:15 am [three volunteers needed]

Shift 2 (K/1): 11:10 am to 11:40 am [three volunteers needed]

Please sign up here:

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 are available for purchase through this link If you need more information on the Garden Cub and our fundraiser, please visit the Enrichment page on the PTO website 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 sell 261 more baskets! If you have questions, please reach out to Jessica Bentley at [email protected]

Yearbooks for sale!

Get yours today to take advantage of free custom 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:

Fill the Fridge will be April 12th and April 13th. Sign ups will start after spring break. This is a great opportunity to show our appreciation for Highland staff during conference week.

PTO has a lot of fun planned for the spring! Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. We’ll need volunteer help and hope to see you and your families there!!

Bike Night is happening April 21st (click for more info)

2nd Annual Spring Carnival May 12th (click for more info)

Final Fridays (spring version of Fun Fridays) start May 5th

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]

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.