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Welcome to Highland Ranch
Cindy Venolia, Principal

14840 Waverly Downs Way, San Diego CA 92128
Phone: 858-674-4707 Fax: 858-485-7642
ESS: 858 485-7310
Attendance – 858-485-4876
Office Hours:  M-F 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
School Hours:  7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

RANCH ROUND-UP ~ October 31, 2014

CANDY BUY BACK  Save your teeth!  Help your school!  Don’t forget to bring in all your unwanted candy to school on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. You will benefit your child’s health, our school, and our community.  Moser Orthodontics will collect all our unwanted candy, donate back to the school for each pound collected, and then donate all the candy to charitable organizations!  Sounds like a win for everyone!   The black bin will be in the front office through Wednesday afternoon of next week.

SILVER STALLION  AWARD  Congratulations to Ms. Thomas and Mrs. Scurr!  They are the classes that have won the School Spirit Silver Stallion Award for highest participation rate in yesterday’s spirit day!

SAVE THE DATE:  Please see our website for the full year calendar.  It is updated as needed. 


  • November 3 – Foundation Meeting 7:00 p.m. in the library
  • November 17 – Conference Day – No Students
  • November 20 and 21 – Minimum Days for Conference (dismissal 11:15)
  • November 20 - Holiday Boutique
  • December 10 – Minimum Day for Professional growth (dismissal 11:15)
  • January 16 – Professional growth – No Students
  • February 11 – Minimum Day for Professional growth (dismissal 11:15)


Please visit the PTA website for full descriptions of all PTA events and news (including details on everything listed below) at http://hrespta2.wix.com/hrespta 



BOX TOPS: Together, we can make a big difference! Keep clipping Box Tops and send them to your child’s teacher. The class with the most Box Tops by the end of November will receive a Popsicle party. The money we raise with the Box Tops program goes directly to the school for new playground equipment.  For participating products, go to http://www.boxtops4education.com/participating-products

Walk to School: Join us every first Friday of the month and walk to school with your Stallion.  The next one is Friday, November 7th from 7:20 to 7:40. Stop by the corner of Eastbourne and Waverly Downs Way for a piece of washed fresh fruit and walking charm for your child’s backpack!

HOWLAPALOOZA: Thank you to Christy Grider and Corey Blanton and their committee for planning and executing an awesome Howlapalooza! Thank you to all of the volunteers for dedicating your time and energy. It wouldn’t have been such a great event if it wasn’t for YOU! Thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting the PTA by spending your hard earned dollars! We truly appreciate everything all of you do to give back to our school! You ALL are very much appreciated!

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE – Save the DATE - November 20th 6-8pm– There will be a brief PTA meeting from 6-6:15. Bring the family for a fun family night and get your holiday shopping and family portrait done at the same time! Sign up for a portrait with this link: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/265358762073  A special performance by the HRES chorus and milk and cookies with the principal is just some of the fun in store for you. You don’t want to miss this!

Foundation News:

Fall Campaign Update: We have surpassed $11,500 we are so close to reaching our goal! We are looking forward to seeing our Stallion & above families ($150+) at our upcoming tile painting parties.  Many families have been spotted showing off their Fall Campaign Car Magnets, we appreciate all the support!  This campaign will run until November 21st.

 Receipts have been mailed to those who have already donated to the Fall Campaign.  Also, remember to check and see if your employer offers corporate matching.  This is such an easy way to double your contribution.   

 Our next Foundation meeting is this Monday, November 3, at 7:00 in the school library.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

Stop by the Foundation table at Friday flag for questions regarding Ralphs, eScrip or Amazon.


It is not too late to sign up for Girl Scouts at Highland Ranch! Girl in Grades K-5 are more than welcome to join in the fun exploring science, art, sports, helping our community and making new friends! There are some open troops looking for interested girls. Please contact Hazel Gates at hrestroops@gmail.com for more information!