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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 ~ September 26, 2014

File attachments: Advice for Parents on Homework 092614.docx

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


  • 29th- First Full Day of Kindergarten
  • 29th-Oct.3rd- Book Fair MPR (Family Night Oct.2nd 4:30-7:00)


  • 1st- Federal Survey Forms go home
  • 6th-Foundation Meeting Library
  • 7th-KIds Who Care
  • 8th- PTA Board Meeting 2-3 Library
  • 13th –School Site Council 2-3 Conference Room
  • 13th-16 Ghost Gram Sales
  • 17th-Federal Survey Forms due
  • 20th-23rd Ghost Gram Sale
  • 21st-KIds Who Care
  • 20-24th -Red Ribbon Week (RB Broncos for Monday Flag and K/1 recess)
  • 25th-Howlapalooza 4-7pm Blacktop/Lunch area
  • 27th-28th- Ghost Gram Sale
  • 28th- TGFD Assembly Grade 4/5 (1-1:45)
  • 29th-TGFD Assembly Grade 1      (1-1:45)
  • 29th-Restaurant Night
  • 30th- TGFD Assembly Grade 2  (1-1:45)
  • 31st- Ghost Grams delivered to classrooms

FEDERAL SURVEY:  Each year we are required to send home and collect a “Federal Survey of Residence and Employment” form to all families. Your child will be bring this form home on October 1st, due October 7th. We receive funding based on the number of forms collected. Many families think they only fill this form out if they are military and that is NOT the case - ALL FAMILIES need to sign and return them. If you are in the military or active duty - you fill out three additional spaces. We appreciate your efforts in assisting our school in obtaining these additional revenues so that we can continue to provide a quality education for your child.

PHOTOS FOR VOLUNTEERS:  Our apologies that the photos did not go smoothly today.  We'll be looking into the process; please use your current volunteer badge or stickers for the time being.  Thanks!

FOUNDATION NEWS:  Please find full descriptions of Foundation events and news at http://www.highlandrancheducationalfoundation.org 

Fall Fundraising Campaign Update- So far $9,400 has been raised.  We are getting close to our goal!  We will continue to collect through November 21st. The Fall Campaign donors are now recognized on the Foundation Website.  http://www.highlandrancheducationalfoundation.org/fundraisers.html#donorlist  Thank you for your support. 

Ralph’s Rewards Program- Please remember to re-register your Ralph’s card!  This is our easiest fundraiser!  See our website for directions on how to register online or take the bright yellow flyer that went home a few weeks ago into the store to quickly register when you check out.

 **Stop by the Foundation table at Friday Flag this week and we can help you re-register right then on laptops we will have set-up.

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PTA NEWS:  Please find full descriptions of PTA events and news at http://hrespta2.wix.com/hrespta

Howlapalooza meeting for 9/28 CANCELLED

Student Council: Please find full description of Student Council Events under the Programs tab!

Walk to School- Join us every first Friday of the month and walk to school with your Stallion.  The next one is Friday, October 3rd 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!

ENJOY THE CITY Coupon Books are NOW on Sale! If we are able to sell 50 books by 10/09, Mrs. Venolia will wear a super crazy hat (created by the Howlapalooza Committee) for the entire day on 10/10.

FALL BOOK FAIR- September 29th - October 3rd There are still many spots available to volunteer. Please check out the PTA website to sign up!

HOWLAPALOOZA – October 25th – Pre-sale tickets are on sale at the Spirit Store NOW! Full details about the Fall Festival are on our website.

Holiday Boutique – Save the DATE - November 20th – Bring the family for a fun family night and get your holiday shopping done at the same time!

STALLION CAFÉ - Hey Stallions! Good news!! Friday Food Sales will resume next week. Please stop by for muffins, coffee and juice before Friday Flag.

PARENTING CORNER:   It has been many years since I have had to do homework with my children, but I still remember some of the “homework hassles.”   If you find yourself frustrated and looking for ideas, read the attached article on parents and homework.