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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 ~ August 28, 2015

Check the September Calendar at the end of the Round Up.  September has a minimum day (9/25) and a non-student day (9/28)

MATH OLYMPIAD MEETING:  Highland Ranch is offering an opportunity for motivated students to enhance their analytical and problem-solving skills by participating in the Math Olympiad contest! This is an opportunity for children to participate in creative problem solving which develops a child’s ability to reason, to be logical, to be resourceful, and occasionally to be ingenious. For more information please visit http://www.moems.org/program.htm  The Math Olympiad is recommended to 3-5 grade students. There are five contests, starting November 2015. A parent and student orientation meeting will be held on Thursday, September 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.  We are excited to begin this challenging opportunity to Highland Ranch so please plan to join us on September 3rd. If you have additional questions please contact Shiv Keyal via e-mail shivkeyal@gmail.com 

FALL BOOK FAIR – We cordially invite you to visit our PTA sponsored Scholastic Book Fair, September 14 – September 18. Our Scholastic Book Fair theme – Monster Book Fair: Reading is so much fun, you’ll get goosebumps! – is part of amazing reading event that brings to school a wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. Did you know 60% of each purchase returns to Highland Ranch to fund our library? This is the ONLY funding our school library receives.

If you’re all booked up during Book Fair week (or just want to keep shopping), be sure to visit the Book Fair online at www.bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/highlandranch

The online Book Fair is available for an extended time from September 14 to September 25.

       Find an expanded selection of books for the whole family – preschool to adults.

      All orders ship to school for FREE and each purchase benefits our school.

Please remember that Book Fair cannot run without volunteers! Please sign up on http://vols.pt/XizpZ4  Thank you!

PTA Welcome Back Packets: PTA sent home packets with the oldest child from each family this week. Please look inside your child’s backpack for this wealth of information about Highland Ranch and the PTA. If you haven’t received a packet by today, please email hrespta2@gmail.com and we will send one home with your child next week. You can learn how to join PTA, how you can get connected and sign up for our 2 hour power pledge and lastly we are asking for your feedback about PTA and the events we organize. Please let us hear your voice and return the surveys by September 14th. We look forward to seeing your feedback!

There are two corrections we need to tell you about on the paperwork. On the survey the first two questions should read as follows: 1. I was a member of PTA last year (Please tell us why you did or did not join? 2. This year Association meetings will be held on the third Thursday of Sept, Nov., Feb. and April. I would attend more meetings if: The other correction is the date for the Welcome Back Picnic. The date for the picnic should be September 17th. We apologize for the corrections!

Please like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HighlandRanchPTA

Foundation News

The Highland Ranch Educational Foundation is kicking off our Fall Campaign.  This is one of our 3 main fundraisers for the year.  The Fall Campaign is a direct ask for a monetary donation.  You will receive an envelope in your child’s backpack requesting a donation today or early next week.  100% of the donations to the Fall Campaign will directly benefit the students of Highland Ranch.  This money will be used to continue to fund support for teachers and technology advancements at Highland Ranch.  We hope you will all support your children by participating in this fundraising effort.  Together we can make great things happen at Highland Ranch!

Also, one more way we can raise additional money with this fundraiser is with corporate matching.  Many of you work for companies that will match your donation to non-profit organizations, which brings in easy additional money to our school.  Find out if your company participates in corporate matching by visiting the Foundation website.




  • 3rd              Math Olympiad Parent Meeting in MPR from 6:30 to 7:30
  • 9Th             PTA Board Meeting 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • 14th-18th     Fall Book Fair
  • 14th            Foundation Meeting Library 7:00pm
  • 16Th           Fall Pictures
  • 16th            After school book sale 1:45-3::00pm
  • 17Th           Family Night Book Fair, Association Meeting & Family Picnic   4:30-7pm
  •  25Th           PTA Membership Drive Ends
  • 25th            Professional Growth Half Day – students dismissed at 11:15 am
  • 28th            Professional Growth Day-Non Student Day
  • 29th            First Full day of Kindergarten
  • 30Th           Restaurant Night at Chipotle