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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 ~ December 19, 2014

Have a safe and happy holiday!  See you on January 5th

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

  • December 22 – January 4th – Winter Break – School Resumes January 5th
  • January 6 – Spell-A-Thon Words Go Home
  • January 9 – Art Contest Ends for Stallion Stampede
  • January 10 – E-Waste and Paper Shredding 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Poway High
  • January 12 – Foundation Meeting in the Library
  • January 14 - PTA Board Meeting – MPR 2:00 p.m.
  • January 15 – Spell-A-Thon
  • January 16 – Professional growth – No Students
  • January 19 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No school
  • January 27 – 3rd Grade Foundation Sponsored Elimination Spelling Bee
  • January 28 – 4th  Foundation Sponsored Elimination Spelling Bee
  • January 28 – Restaurant Night
  • January 29 – 5th Grade Foundation Sponsored Elimination Spelling Bee
  • January 30 – Spirit Day – Twin Day
  • February 7 – Stallion Stampede
  • February 11 – Minimum Day for Professional growth (dismissal 11:15)

TECHNOLOGY NEWS:   Please help support our school in determining our technological future!  Go to our website and read the Bring Your Own Device FAQs, and then take the Technology Survey.  These can both be found under the “Parent Resources” tab on our main page.   We are excited to pursue this opportunity for our students but can only realize this vision with your support!


Spell-A-Thon: The Highland Ranch Educational Foundation's 5th annual Spell-A-Thon will be held on Thursday, January 15. Spelling lists and pledge sheets will go home with the students after winter break. The money raised in the Spell-A-Thon will go toward further educational enhancements for the students at Highland Ranch!

Exciting new opportunity! If your child is in 3rd-5th grade and scores 100% on the Spell-A-Thon test in January, he or she will receive an invitation to participate in the first annual Highland Ranch Spelling Bee.  We can only accept 50 participants from each grade level; so as soon as you receive the invitation, return it immediately the next day, to the office to try to solidly your spot.  Dates are as follows: 3rd grade- January 27, 4th grade- January 28, 5th grade- January 29.

Amazon: So many of us are taking care of our holiday shopping on Amazon.  This shopping can benefit the Foundation if you visit the “Shop” section on the Foundation website and click on the Amazon advertisement before placing orders. http://www.highlandrancheducationalfoundation.org/ways-to-help.html#shop


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:  Winter break clipping! Remember to clip and collect Box Tops over winter break so you can turn them in when we return to school in January!   You can find Box Tops on many of the products you will be using for dinners and parties. For a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com. Thanks for your support. Have a great break! 

ETC Discount Book Fundraiser: THANK YOU! The Enjoy the City Coupon book fundraiser was a success!! We netted more than $4500 in funds for the school!   We are still missing 65 books , if you find your book over the holiday break you can submit payment or return it in January when school resumes.  Thank you so much to teachers, staff, PTA volunteers and HRES Families for making this a huge success. 

Deadlines for the Feb.7th Stallion Stampede hosted by your PTA and Foundation:

T-shirt Art contest: Jan 9th (Contact Kristi Schneider at hrespta2@gmail.com for questions) Silver and Gold Level Business Sponsorships: Jan. 7th (Contact Becca Barr at becca@highlandrancheducationalfoundation.org for questions regarding sponsorships and registrations) Bronze Level Family Sponsorships: Jan 9th Runner/Walker Pre-Registrations: Jan.22nd

International Night: Volunteers are needed to participate in this year’s PTA International Night on Friday February 27th 2015. If you are interested in taking part please email Shona Wigley with the country you would like to represent at shonaw93@gmail.com.

Any Boy/Girl Scout troops interested in helping with Countries that have no representation please email Shona to let her know you are interested.


ACADEMY AT MEADOWBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL  The Academy began in 2012-2013 with a total of 266 sixth and seventh graders and has proven popular and successful. We have successfully expanded to grades 6-8 with over 400 students enrolled.  If this sounds like an educational program for you and your child’s middle school years, please join us at an informational meeting:  Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., Meadowbrook Middle School Gymnasium, 12320 Meadowbrook Lane in Poway