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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 ~ November 21, 2014

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

  • December 1 – School resumes from Thanksgiving break
  • December 4 (Abraxas)  and 10  (HRES) – Design Thinking Process
  • December 10 – Minimum Day for Professional Growth (dismissal 11:15)
  • December 11 – Parent Tech Night – NOTE DATE CHANGE
  • December 19 – Check Lost and Found- remaining items donated to charity
  • December 22 – January 4th – Winter Break – School Resumes January 5th
  • January 16 – Professional growth – No Students
  • January 19 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No school
  • February 7 - Stallion Stampede (see below for details)
  • February 11 – Minimum Day for Professional growth (dismissal 11:15)

Every Day Counts!   Remember to plan your vacations using our District Calendar.  While unexpected events occur, vacations can happen without interrupting school schedules.  When you are gone for longer than five days and request an Off Campus Study, you are creating additional work for your child’s teacher to prepare worthwhile activities.  PLEASE make your child’s education important by stressing that each day counts at school.     Poway is very generous with breaks throughout the year, so please make sure you look at the calendar before booking that trip.   


SHOP ON!  Is Black Friday your favorite day?   If you’re an Amazon shopper, don’t forget to support HRES’s Education Foundation by going through their link (it takes you DIRECTLY to Amazon) or through our school website. Share this information with all your friends and family!  


MAKING AN IMPACT:  Your generous donations to our Foundation recently funded a teacher to support our students in Reading and Writing.  We welcome Tara Pritchett who begins in December.  We will also be hiring an aide for the Kindergarten Classes with your donations to the Foundation.  We are thankful for your donations and for our Foundation!


Thanks PTA for a fun family night at the Holiday Boutique!  What a great way to build Highland Ranch Spirit and sense of community.

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:  Thanksgiving break clipping! Did you know you can find Box Tops on many of the brands you use to make Thanksgiving dinner, from potatoes to crescent rolls? Remember to clip those Box Tops and turn them in to school. They really add up! Thanksgiving is also a great time to collect extra Box Tops from family and friends as you gather for the holiday weekend.  For a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.

Stallion Stampede T-shirt Art Contest: On February 7th, our Foundation and PTA will be hosting the first annual Stallion Stampede at our school. This will be a 5k fun run around the neighborhood of our school aimed at promoting good health and raising money for our school.  There will also be a 1 mile run.  All money raised excluding expenses will go towards the purchase of Chromebooks for our students’ use. More details about registration and sponsorship opportunities will be coming out soon. 

Each participant that signs up will receive a Stallion Stampede t-shirt to wear to the run. We are holding an art contest for the front of the t-shirt. Entries must include the following: 1st Annual Stallion Stampede hosted by the Highland Ranch Educational Foundation and PTA. Feb. 7th, 2015. The drawing must be a black and white line drawing on 8x11 paper. The rest is up to you! Get creative! Entries for this contest are due by January 9th. You have Thanksgiving break and Christmas break to work on it! We can’t wait to see your designs!  If you have any questions about the t-shirt art contest please contact Kristi Schneider at hrespta2@gmail.com

Holiday Meal Raffle

The PTA is raffling a holiday meal that feeds 6-8 people. Tickets are $5 and will be for sale at Friday Food Sales through December 12th. You may also purchase through the Spirit Store. The winner will be drawn at Friday Flag.


Help a Child – Be a Bucketfiller – Safety Patrol is collecting NEW stuffed animals and coloring books to donate to the boys and girls at Ronald McDonald House and Rady’s Children’s Hospital.