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Fall Fest

posted Sep 28, 2017, 2:39 PM by Highland Communications   [ updated Nov 29, 2017, 2:37 PM by Giving Campaign ]

Wear your costume and enjoy some family fun at the annual Fall Festival at Highland October 20th!  

Lots of games and entertainment for the kids, as well as great raffle items and pizza and snacks for purchase.  This is a fun volunteer opportunity for Highland Families.  From assisting with games, to set-up/clean up and a call for donation items.  There are many ways to participate in this great event.  Older children are welcome to sign up to help run the games with an adult.

Sign up here to volunteer!

We are collecting raffle donations for our Fall Festival raffle prizes. If you have a business or know of a business that would like to donate, or if you are interested in making an item donation please contact Katie Young or Sigourney Guiford or drop off the donation in Highland's main office to the PTO mailbox. 

Variety Show 2017

posted May 9, 2017, 8:00 AM by Highland Communications   [ updated May 18, 2017, 11:46 AM ]

It is time for the annual Highland Variety Show!  Gather your friends and organize an act.  Larger acts are encouraged in order to include as many students as possible.  Acts should be no longer than 90 seconds.  All acts must be appropriate and well-prepared on Audition Day to be included.  Some acts will be shortened in order to include as many as possible.  Have fun practicing and come to your audition prepared! 


When: Tuesday, June 20th @ 5:30pm


Where:  Summit High School Auditorium


Act Sign-ups: After school on Friday, May 12th



  • Tuesday, May 30th, 3:30pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 31st, 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Thursday, June 1st, 3:30pm-4:00pm
  • Friday, June 2nd, 3:30pm-4:00pm

Dress Rehearsal: Monday, June 19th, 4:00pm-6:00pm @ Summit


Mrs. Greene needs volunteers to help with this fun and great event!  Parent support is needed to keep the show organized and enjoyable.  Please consider becoming a part of the Variety Show team! 

Click here to Volunteer!

Unplugged Week 5/8 - 5/12

posted Apr 26, 2017, 2:28 PM by Highland Communications   [ updated May 18, 2017, 10:50 AM ]

Time to Unplug!

Turn off those devices and come enjoy this fun week of activities with friends and family!  If students aren't able to join in on the planned events, there will be activities that can be done at home.  Look for a check list card coming home with your student.

Monday 5/8
Come to the Highland library after school and enjoy a visit from The Reptile Zone!  Meet a wide variety of reptiles that will be brought to Highland for this event.  Event will last approximately 45 mins - 1hr.

Tuesday 5/9
Come over to Harmon Park after school for a park meet-up and play! 

Wednesday 5/10
Meet at the Highland library for a fun and dynamic movement, tribal dance, and yoga fusion class for kids offered by Tribe Fitness!  Class will lat until about 3pm.

Thursday 5/11
Take part in after school art at Highland with Base Camp Studio; more details to follow.

Friday 5/12
It's skate time at Cascade Indoor Sports!  Highland has the rink from 3:30 - 5:30.  Wear your Highland gear and come over after school and skate with your friends!  $5 admission/per person includes skates, but if you do have your own please do bring them.  Siblings and parents are welcome to skate too!  (PTO will provide passes for families in need.  Please contact the office.)

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week 5/1 - 5/5!

posted Apr 26, 2017, 2:17 PM by Highland Communications   [ updated May 8, 2017, 3:38 PM ]

Come together and show your appreciation for our fabulous Highland teachers and staff!  We have a week packed with ways to say thank you and celebrate all Highland staff members.

How can you contribute?
1) Sign up to bring food for lunch on Monday 5/1, dessert on Wednesday 5/3, or breakfast on Friday 5/5.  Click here!
2) Donate items for the daily gift raffles!
3) Encourage your student to show their appreciation for the teachers and staff with the suggested daily themes below.

Daily Themes for Students
Monday 5/1 - bring something to decorate your teacher's door.
Tuesday 5/2 - write your teacher or a staff member a special note.
Wednesday 5/3 - Find your own special way to help your teacher or a staff member today.
Thursday 5/4 - Bring your teacher a flower, PTO will provide a vase for each teacher.
Friday 5/5 - Bring your teacher or a staff member a favorite snack.

Raffle Gifts
Each Highland classroom has been assigned a theme to provide ideas for donations.  All donated gifts will become a raffle item and all staff members will win at least one prize in the daily raffles.  Teachers will not necessarily win an item donated by their students.  If you prefer, you can donate an item that doesn't relate to your student's classroom theme.

Classroom Raffle Themes
Park - picnic
Chambers - gardening
Hildebrand - spa
Fetrow - baking
Gross - kitchen
Eriksson - movie
Reisinger - pets
Therrian - grill
Cross - camping
Greene - crafts
Howard - books
Vickery - sports
Martinson - coffee
Green - desserts
Yeager-Woock - ice cream

Spring Mileage Club - Volunteers Needed!

posted Apr 7, 2017, 1:24 PM by Highland Communications   [ updated Jun 2, 2017, 1:23 PM ]

It is time for Spring Mileage Club!  We need volunteers to help students track their miles and encourage them as they run!

1st shift:  11:10am - 11:50am
2nd shift:    11:45am - 12:30pm

Younger siblings are welcome to join and run laps along with the older kids (they can event get a mileage club card!) or play on the playground.

Click here to Volunteer!

Staff Appreciation Week Committee

posted Mar 8, 2017, 1:35 PM by Highland Communications   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 2:18 PM ]

We are currently forming the committee for this fun week at Highland!  Staff Appreciation Week is May 1st through May 5th.  If interested in volunteering for this committee or to see how you can help, please email Sam Bronson at or Jane Shein at

Student Store Volunteers

posted Feb 28, 2017, 10:55 AM by Highland Communications   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 2:17 PM ]

The Student Store is open again!  We need volunteers to help with the store - a place where students can spend their Kindness Counts tickets.
Every other Friday from 1:25pm - 2:20pm.

Click on the link to sign-up!

We Need Lunch Monitors

posted Jan 18, 2017, 11:44 AM by Volunteer Coordinator   [ updated Feb 21, 2017, 9:13 AM by Highland Communications ]

Highland parents -

The students will continue to have lunch inside their classrooms next month. Parent monitors allow the teachers to take a short break and to have some additional preparation time. Please sign up if you can help.  Please arrive 5 minutes early if possible.  

We apologize for any confusion on the lunch times in January.  These times should all be correct.

Thanks in advance.

Leah Greenwald

Sam Bronson

Use this link to sign up:

Reminder - Picture Retake Day, Wednesday, 11/2

posted Oct 31, 2016, 12:16 PM by Highland Communications   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 1:08 PM ]

Student Store - Volunteers Needed

posted Oct 12, 2016, 8:44 AM by Highland Communications   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 2:48 PM ]

Student Store
Every other Friday during lunch recess

We need 2 volunteers every other Friday to help with the store.  The store is a place for students to spend their Kindness Counts tickets. 

Click on the sign-up link to volunteer!

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