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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 ~ March 27, 2015

File attachments: Yearbook 2014 2015 Purchase Flier.pdf

                          Variety show application 2015.docx

  • March 28 – Foundation Gatsby Gala
  • April 1- Spring Pictures
  • April 3 – Census Forms Due
  • April 6-10 Spring Break- No School
  • April 13-5th Grade Panoramic Picture
  • April 13 Site Council Meeting
  • April 13-Foundation Meeting Library
  • April 15- PTA Board Meeting Library
  • April 17- Variety Show
  • April 24-Spirit Day-Western
  • April 24- International Night

Spring Pictures:  Will be Wednesday, April 1. A flyer will be sent home today, if you would like your child to have spring pictures taken please return the flyer by March 30.

WARM WEATHER=STUBBED TOES:  Please remember that ALL students should wear closed toed, no heeled shoes.   Tennis shoes are the best.  If your child is wearing shoes that are not safe for the playground, they may be asked to sit out.  So help your child stay fit and safe – insist on closed toed shoes.

Lunch menus are online at http://powayusdnutrition.com/index.php?sid=0502141943502717&page=menus

CENSUS FORMS:   We need to start thinking about next year’s staffing!  Please complete your census form and return it to your child’s teacher by April 3rd.   ALL students in Grades TK through 4 need to complete the form.   Fifth graders, we’ll miss you when you go off to middle. They’re bright pink so you can find them easily!

Attention Highland Ranch Chorus and Music in the Morning students and parents!

The spring concert for Music and the Morning and the Highland Ranch Chorus will occur on Friday, May 8th at 7 PM in the Rancho Bernardo High School Auditorium (PAC).  Please take the opportunity to thank Mrs. Venolia and Mrs. Yamasaki for reserving this performing space for us.  The Highland Ranch Chorus is also scheduled to sing at the Gateway Gardens Retirement Center in Poway on Thursday afternoon May 14th at 3 PM.  We will need parent volunteers to drive students to that concert.  Please reserve time on your calendars for these events.   Details will follow shortly.

YEARBOOK – Flyer attached.   Don't wait til the last minute to buy your yearbook. Each family also has the option to personalize 2 pages in your child's yearbook.   All yearbooks need to be ordered online they will NOT be sold at school. The deadline to order and have your child's book delivered to them at school is April 29th. You can to  www.TreeRing.com/validate and enter school code  1013489799753947 to order.   We also need your help with pictures to put in the yearbook. Please upload pictures from school event into the correct shared folder on the website. We need pictures from Father/Daughter dance, Mother/Son bowling, Safety Patrol, and Sprit days. We also need class pictures for every class. Please make sure to add pictures into your child's class folder. When uploading personal pictures for your page please upload them into your own personal folder not into a shared folder.    

Pasta for Pennies

Our 3rd Annual Highland Ranch Pasta for Pennies Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser is off to an excellent start!  Stallions donated an impressive $1433.36 last week!!  Our Leukemia and Lymphoma fundraiser will continue next week.  While raising money for this wonderful cause is the best incentive of all, the class who donates the most money will receive a pasta party compliments of Olive Garden! The last day to donate your change is April 3rd.


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

Spirit Store: https://hrespta.myschoolcentral.com Shop for all things PTA!

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/highlandranchpta Like our page! This is just another way to stay connected to HRES PTA!  


 PTA Executive Board Elections for the 2015-16 School Year: Join us on Thursday, April 30th at 7pm in the MPR right after the Book Fair Family Night. You must be a member by March 30th in order to vote in this election. We need at least 19 PTA members in order to vote so please join us! As a thank you for attending we will be serving a free slice of pie to all PTA members!

Variety Show: The application forms to be in the Variety show needs to be emailed to Mrs. Wiggins at hresvarietyshow@gmail.com no later than TODAY. The application form is attached to this email. The first 30 applicants will be taken. The first audition is on April 1st at 1:45 in the MPR. Following that practices will be held in the MPR on April 13th and 15th  at 1:45. The mandatory dress rehearsal will be on April 16th. There will be two shows on April 17th performers must be able to attend both shows. Due to the fire code for the MPR, the morning show for the student body will not be open to parents. Parents are welcome to come to the second show on the evening of the 17th. Parent Volunteers are needed to help!!!  We will have a sign up sheet during the auditions on April 1st.  If you have any questions regarding the Variety Show please contact Renee Wiggins at hresvarietyshow@gmail.com.

Save the Dates Monday April 27th through Friday May 1, 2015: Let’s dive into READING with our PTA run Scholastic “Buy One Get One” Book Fair. Our theme this spring will be “Book Fair-Under the Sea:  Explore an Ocean of Books”.  This is a great time to stock up on books for summer reading.   Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more.  The more reading they do the better they’ll get!

As always we will be having our Family Night on Thursday, April 30 from 4:30-7pm.

Please see your child’s teacher for more information on class schedules if you would like to shop with your child.  

If you are interested in volunteering for this event please sign up using the  VolunteerSpot link below:

Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/AqU1JP

Thank you in advance, Your Book Fair Committee

International Night – Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are needed to participate in this year’s PTA International Night set for Friday April 24th, 2015. You do not have to be from a particular country to represent one. For example if you love all things Irish but are not from Ireland please feel free to come and share your interest.    There are many ways you can get involved, such as:  - Hosting a booth for a particular country  - Providing a food item from another country to share  - Providing a poster display representing a country  - Arranging a dance or musical performance  - Sharing a cultural craft   If you are interested in taking part please email Shona Wigley with the country you would like to represent at shonaw93@gmail.com .