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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 20, 2015

File attachments: Yearbook 2014 2015 Purchase Flier.pdf

  • March 25- Chick fil A Night for HRES PTA
  • March 27 – Spirit Day – Wacky Day
  • March 28 – Foundation Gatsby Gala
  • April 3 – Census Forms Due

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

Party Time!!!! Food, Music, Drinks, Dancing, Prizes, and FUN!!

Last day to buy tickets to The Gatsby Gala is Monday, March 23rd.  Tickets will not be sold at the door. Be sure to get a ticket so you don't miss this swingin' party!  Our Science and PE programs will not continue next year without this important event.  Tickets can be purchased on the Foundation website http://www.highlandrancheducationalfoundation.org/fundraisers.html#springgala or a check can be turned in to the office.  We really hope to see you there!

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.

HONORING OUR EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR:  We know that Highland Ranch is the BEST!  Now is the time of year we honor those who were selected as true representatives of our Stallion Spirit!  Our Teacher of the Year is Ms. Teri Thomas.  In addition to teaching fourth grade, she is our Student Council Leader.   She offers all our boys and girls an example of putting Character and Academics as a top priority.   Our Classified Employee of the Year is Amy Yamasaki.  If you’ve ever been to the front office, the face that greets you is Mrs. Yamasaki.  She starts and ends her day with a smile, and helps each one of you do the same!   Finally, our Volunteer of the Year is Anna Renstrom.   Have you been to Music in the Morning?  Had your picture taken?   Heard about Kids Who Care?   These programs (and many more!) come to you through the hard work of Mrs. Renstrom.  We wouldn’t be the fabulous school we are without them!

STROLLERS WHEELIN’ THROUGH CAMPUS - We welcome all our parents and all our future Stallions on campus!  Remember when strolling through the common areas (especially the lunch area) that there are many Stallions waiting in line.  Please either go around the lunch area, or make sure you're leaving room for our Kindergarten and TK friends to line up.

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.

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 Pasta for Pennies Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser begins Monday, March 16th and will run for 3 weeks.  


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!  



Box Tops: Thank you for your continuing support!  Our school will receive a check for $977 in April for the box tops collected this year.  Congratulations to Mr. Pon’s class for collecting 796 Box Tops!  We will collect one last time in June before we leave for summer break.  Again, the class with the most Box Tops submission will get a Popsicle Party. Please keep on clipping!   

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 .