Announcements


Box Top Winter Competition

posted Jan 29, 2018, 9:07 AM by Highland Communications

Our winter box top collection is in full swing!  
Please use the form below to send in those box tops, and help your child's classroom win the competition!  
All submissions are due by February 27th! 

Highland Apparel Store is Open!

posted Jan 24, 2018, 11:52 AM by Highland Communications   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 9:02 AM ]

Highland Apparel Store is Open!

Now is the time to grab your Highland gear! Choose from several different designs, styles, and colors to represent Highland!

The store will be open through Sunday, February 4th, and deliveries will be made the week of February 26th.

Click Here to Shop!

Parent Speaker Series

posted Jan 18, 2018, 12:39 PM by Highland Communications   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 9:08 AM ]


PARENT SPEAKER SERIES
Topic: Exploring Mindfulness: Being More Present for Our Lives and Our Family
Guest Speaker: Banni Bunting
When: MONDAY, JANUARY 29th at 6pm in the 
HIGHLAND LIBRARY!
RSVP: email to events2@highlandpto.org or via Highland PTO’s Facebook event page.
Childcare: Childcare will be provided (for ages 3 & over & potty trained). Childcare is free for Highland families and $5 per family for non-Highland families.

Exploring Mindfulness: Being More Present for Our Lives and Our Family
The term Mindfulness has certainly become mainstream as of late.  You read about it in newspapers and magazines.  You hear about athletes,
artists, and musicians practicing it.  Mindfulness has made it into major corporations like Facebook and Google, even into our military and school systems but what is it exactly?  How can it help me? How can it help my children?  Banni will be exploring what it means to be mindful, how we can practice it, and the impact it can have on our lives and our relationships.  The scientifically proven benefits of increased focus and concentration along with improved physical and mental well being will be discussed.  Banni will also provide practical tools that will help us incorporate mindfulness in our daily routine and family life.

Banni is a UCLA trained Mindfulness Facilitator as well as a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA).  She also completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Rolf Gates and currently teaches at Groove Yoga.  Banni has sat numerous retreats and learned from Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, and George Mumford among others.
Banni has been teaching mindfulness in local schools in our community for the last four years ranging from pre-K all the way up to seniors in high school.  She also offers after-school mindfulness programs for youth entitled Exploring Mindfulness through breath, movement, and creativity at Groove Yoga.   Banni also periodically offers workshops for Exploring Mindfulness and Meditation for adults.  

Lego Robotics!

posted Jan 16, 2018, 12:13 PM by Highland Communications   [ updated Jan 16, 2018, 12:17 PM ]


Thanks to support from Highland PTO and our many parent volunteers, Lego Robotics classes are now available!!


Lego Robotics is an excellent introduction for kids to: engineering, basic programming skills, decision-making and critical thinking as well as implementing and understanding of the scientific and engineering design process as they build real and virtual robots.


Please read this information carefully!


  • There will be 2, 6 week sessions, 1 before spring break, and 1 after. Please only register for ONE class per child at this time. We want this program to be available to as many kids as possible. If there are still openings after some time, we will make registering for a 2nd class available.

  • Costs: $60 for the 1st child, siblings are $45. Scholarships are available.

  • Days and times: please see your child's level (below) for availability.

  • Volunteers Needed:  This program is dependant on volunteers and we ask that you plan to volunteer for at least 1 class per session. Parents act as a helper for the instructor, no technical skills needed.

  • A snack and drink will be provided at each class

  • Please click on the link below for your child's level and fill out all fields.

  • You may need to download the Sheets or Google Drive App

  • Thank you!!




Kinder Bots: Using the We-Do, this class is available to all kindergarteners. *Please note the classes taught by Frank Heimerdinger don’t begin until 4:30 so they would be ideal for children at Kids Inc. who stay until 6.  Click Here


Mini Bots Beginning: We-Do for grades 1 and 2. No experience necessary. Click Here


Mini Bots Advanced: We-Do for grades 1 and 2. For kids who have taken Highland’s Mini Bot class last year or an equivalent.  Click Here


Mega Bots Beginning: EV3 for grades 3-5. No experience necessary. Click Here


Mega Bots Advanced: EV3 for grades 3-5. For kids that have taken Highland’s Mega or Ultra bot classes last year or equivalent. Click Here


Questions? Contact Angela Chisum at thechisums@msn.com  

Giving Campaign - Thank You!

posted Sep 21, 2017, 2:24 PM by Giving Campaign   [ updated Nov 29, 2017, 2:37 PM ]



Giving Campaign


Thank you to the Highland families, friends and businesses who donated to the Giving Campaign!
We have such a giving Highland Community.

Your support goes directly to our unique Storyline curriculum, Education Support for PE, Art, Math and Specialists, Clubs and Events such as Mileage Club, Field Day and Field Trips, Technology support where needed and other items such as Scholarships and Playground enhancements. 


Questions?  Email gc@highlandpto.org

Thank you to our business donors!
Please support businesses that support our kids.

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January PTO Meeting

posted Sep 18, 2017, 2:49 PM by Highland Communications   [ updated Dec 28, 2017, 9:05 AM ]



Please join us Tuesday, January 16th at 9am in the cafeteria for our monthly meeting.  

Coffee and treats will be served, and younger children are always welcome to attend.
We look forward to seeing you there!


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