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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 ~ April 17, 2015

  • April 24-Spirit Day-Western
  • April 24- International Night  5:00-8:00
  • April 27th- May 1st Book Fair
  • April 29th- Restaurant Night TBD
  • April 30th Book Fair Family Night 4:30-7:00 MPR and  PTA Association Meeting 7:00
  • May 7 – Kindergarten Parent Information Night for Incoming Kindergarten Students in fall (6:00 – 7:00 in the MPR)
  • May 8th – Music in the Morning Concert (RBHS)
  • May 11 – Kindergarten Enrollment (2:30 – 7:00 in the MPR)
  • May 14 – New Student/Continuing Student Enrollment (2:30 – 7:00 in the MPR)
  • May 14 – Music in the Morning Concert (Gateway Gardens)
  • May 21st- 5th Grade Concert in the MPR 7:00 pm
  • May 29 - Volunteer Breakfast after Friday Flag

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

Volunteers:   Please make sure to sign-in with both your first and last name and sign-out when you are finished volunteering.

KEEP THE PUPS AT HOME:  Please no dogs on campus.  Dogs are easily frightened and even the nicest dog may bite when surprised.  As you know, children very often will attempt to pet a dog  without doing it calmly.  For the safety of our Stallions, no dogs may be on campus (even if you are holding them).  Thanks for understanding!

Have you heard? Our school is participating in the Healthy Dining School Rewards program, which raises money for our school’s PE programs. How it works: Download the FREE smartphone app and scan the Rewards QR code whenever you eat at one the participating restaurants, including Sombrero Mexican Food, Denny’s, Chili’s and Wendy’s. The app makes it easy to find healthy menu choices for adults and kids. One hundred percent of the money raised from memberships paid by participating restaurants goes to fund PE programs at Poway Unified School District schools, including our school. For more information, visit: www.HealthyDiningSchoolRewards.com

PASTA FOR PENNIES:  Thanks to all Stallion students, families, and staff for your participation and support with our 3rd Annual Highland Ranch Pasta for Pennies Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser.  Together, we raised $4,245.90 to aid in blood cancer research!!  Additionally, we raised $838.25 more than last year!  This fundraiser is a testament to the kindness that defines our Stallion students, their families, and staff.   Mrs. Valente's Room 11 Kindergarteners are our Olive Garden Pasta and Breadstick party winners this year!  Room 11 raised $402.36!  Congratulations to Room 11 and all of our participants!  

MUSIC IN THE MORNING NEWS -      It is hard to believe but concerts for Music in the Morning and the Highland Ranch Chorus are only 4 weeks away.  The spring concert for both groups will be Friday May 8th at the Rancho Bernardo High School Auditorium.  We will hold a short rehearsal in the auditorium at 6:30 PM immediately preceding the 7 PM performance.       The May 8th concert will be the last meeting of the year for Music in the Morning but the Chorus will have several activities later in May.  The chorus will sing at the Gateway Gardens Retirement Center on Thursday May 14th at 3 PM.  We will rehearse after school that day and then make the short drive to Gateway Gardens.  We need parents to drivers to make this activity possible.  Gateway has requested us to return for a second performance at their assisted living center.  The tentative date for that performance is Thursday May 28th, again at 3 PM.  Our final performance of the year will be at the volunteer breakfast the last week of May.  That performance will occur at the school and not require out of school time.       It has been a joy to work with your children this year.  I am sure you will be impressed when you hear the kids sing.  Thank you!  Submitted by Tom Burkey

YEARBOOK –Don't wait until 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.   


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! INTERNATIONAL NIGHT: Please join us on Friday, April 24th for International night. This has been an event at our school for many years and has always showcased the cultures of the world in a fun and entertaining way for our community.

PTA Executive Board Elections for the 2015-16 School Year: Join us on Thursday, April 30th at 7pm in the MPR right after the Book Fair Family Night. We need at least 19 PTA members in order to vote so please join us! As a thank you for attending we will be serving a free slice of apple pie to all PTA members that RSVP to the evite that was recently emailed out!

Save the Dates Monday April 27th through Friday May 1, 2015:  Let’s dive into READING with our PTA run Scholastic “Buy One Get One” Book Fair . Our theme this spring will be “Book Fair-Under the Sea: Explore an Ocean of Books” . This is a great time to stock up on books for summer reading. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. The more reading they do the better they’ll get! As always we will be having our Family Night on Thursday, April 30 from 4:30-7pm. Please see your child’s teacher for more information on class schedules if you would like to shop with your child. If you are interested in volunteering for this event please sign up using the VolunteerSpot link below: Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/AqU1JP Thank you in advance, Your Book Fair Committee  


Great News! The Gatsby Gala was a huge success!! We raised $21,500!!!  This money will ensure that our Science and PE programs will continue in the 2015-2016 school year! Thank you to everyone who helped makes this event spectacular!

Join HREF: Your Educational Foundation is looking to fill the open Officer and Board member positions for 2015-2016 school year. We have several Board members moving out of the school as their kids graduate, and it is time for new parents to fill in the positions that are opening up. Without these positions filled, the Foundation will unfortunately cease to be as productive as it has been in the previous years. These positions allow you to have a say and make a difference in your child's education in a very rewarding way!  If you are interested in, or would like more information about one of the positions listed below please contact Prasad@highlandrancheducationalfoundation.org. Positions will be voted on at our May 4, 2015 meeting.  

 Some of the open positions are:  Co-President, Secretary, Paralegal/Legal counsel, Webmaster, Stallion Stampede Co-Chair, Fall campaign Chair, Spring Auction/Gala Chair, Fall campaign Chair, Grant writer