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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 12, 2014

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

  • December 19 – Check Lost and Found- remaining items donated to charity.  Unfortunately, some of our clothes have “crittters” which have taken residence, and have been destroyed. 
  • December 19 - PJ Day, Family Movie Night!  See PTA News below and Walk to School Day
  • December 22 – January 4th – Winter Break – School Resumes January 5th
  • January 10 – E-Waste and Paper Shredding 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Poway High
  • January 16 – Professional growth – No Students
  • January 19 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No school
  • February 11 – Minimum Day for Professional growth (dismissal 11:15)

TECHNOLOGY NEWS:  We had a wonderful Technology Showcase with our fourth and fifth graders last night.  The brief presentation we gave was an introduction to our one to one technology program.   As we continue to bring the finest in education to our Stallions, our exploration of technology and its impact on student learning requires a strong bond between our school and the community!  More Technology Nights to follow, more input will be gathered, and a decision will be made for our school’s future will be made with your input.  Please read the FAQs that accompany this connect ed.


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:  Please remember to clip those Box Tops and turn them in to school. They really add up! We purchase playground equipment with the funds generated from box tops! For a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.

PTA Movie Night: We will be showing ET on Friday Dec.19th, inside the MPR. Admission is free! You will already be in your PJ’s from PJ day at school the same day!  We will be selling and serving pizza from 5:30-6:30 and the movie will begin at 6:30. PTA will also be selling popcorn, candy, sodas and water during the movie!

Walk to School: Our next walk to school day is Friday 12/19 from 7:20 to 7:40. Stop by the corner of Eastbourne and Waverly Downs Way for a piece of washed fresh fruit and special edition for the winter walking charm for your child’s backpack!

ETC Discount Book Fundraiser: Thank you to everyone for your participation in this fundraiser. Additional books ordered will be delivered to your child’s classroom next week. If you have not returned your book, please do so before Winter Break begins. PTA must incur the cost of these books if they are not sold or returned.

Holiday Meal Raffle: Thank you to everyone that purchased Holiday meal raffle tickets! Your support is very much appreciated.

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.


Thank you for supporting the Foundation's Fall Campaign! We want to remind all families that donated at the Stallion Level ($150) or above that they are invited to visit the Clay n' Latte store anytime on December 13 to paint a tile that will be hung in the school.  All qualifying families have been notified. 

AMAZON SHOPPERS The holidays are here, and shopping is happening! If you shop on Amazon please 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

Spring Gala

This spring the Highland Ranch Educational Foundation is ‘Putting on the Ritz’ and hosting The ​Gatsby Gala.  Everyone is invited to attend our roaring 20’s inspired ​Silent and ​L​ive auction.  It will be a fabulous night and all the proceeds will benefit the students of Highland Ranch.  ​Save The Date - this fun, adult-only event will be on March 28​​​, 2015 ​from 6:00-10:00 ​PM ​at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo. ​Watch for ticket sales information and more details coming soon.​  Looking forward to seeing everyone there!