Welcome to Highland Ranch
Cindy Venolia, Principal
SCHOOL PAYMENT SOLUTIONS (used to be Mylunchmoney.com)
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. - 3:30 p.m.
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
RANCH ROUND-UP ~ December 6, 2013
JOIN MUSIC IN THE MORNING’S MINI CONCERT. Celebrate the voices of our students and the good work Mr. Burkey! On Thursday, December 19th at 7:00 the boys and girls will put on a show for you! There will be a brief parent meeting immediately after. Please bring a refreshment to share!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
- 12/9 – Site Council Cancelled
- 12/18 Family Night Out
- 1/27 – 1/31/14 – Great Kindness Challenge
HOLIDAY GIFT CARDS: It's time for Holiday GIFT CARDS! They make great gifts or use them for yourself. They are face value and a percentage of every card purchased comes back to your Foundation. Please pay special attention to the order deadline and delivery schedule on the back - to get your gift cards on time. Extra order forms are available in the office and at our Foundation table at every Friday Flag. Also, check your email for an order form sent to you through your class Foundation Liaison.
Scrip and cookbooks will be sold not only at Friday Flag, but next week after school on Tuesday and Friday. Cookbooks are $15 each and make a great holiday gift. It is filled with international recipes from our very own Highland Ranch families.
AMAZON ALERT! When doing your holiday shopping online this year, don't forget to click the Amazon.com link on the front page of both the school AND the Foundation websites! Clicking the links will take you directly to Amazon.com, and the Foundation will receive a small percentage from every purchase you make!
LET’S GET OUR STALLIONS INTO SHAPE! We are excited to announce that the Foundation has raised enough funds to hire a P.E. teacher for the next trimester!! We are looking forward to our next fundraiser, our annual Spell-a-Thon in January, which will raise funds to pay for the teacher through the rest of the school year. A teacher has been hired and will be starting very soon. A HUGE thank you to the Highland Ranch community for your generous donations, which made this possible. Having both a science teacher and a P.E. teacher for all grades this year will be amazing!
RALPH’S REWARDS: Is your Ralph's Reward card linked up to the Foundation? It not, please do so (visit Ralphs.com and click on Community Contribution; follow instructions from there). The Foundation gets a percentage from every Ralph’s purchase, which can really add up during the holidays. Thank you!
GOT SHOES? Save your shoes! The Foundation will be having a shoe drive in February, and will need everyone's old shoe donations! If you have an old pair you were going to give away, please hold onto them until February. More information will be coming soon. Thank you!
Thank you HRES families and teachers for clipping and saving BoxTops! Together HRES collected 9043 BoxTops!!! HRES earned $904.30!!! Keep saving BoxTops! BoxTops have expiration dates, please, don't wait to send the coupons in. Put in a ziplog bag with your teacher's name and send it in when possible. The winning class for collecting the most BoxTops is Mrs. Clark's Class (2nd grade). Congratulations!!!
Adopt-a-Family The PTA is adopting two of our very own HRES families that are in need. We will be collecting gift cards to gift to these families so they can provide a happier holiday for their families. While you are out shopping for your family, please consider picking up an extra gift card for these families that are struggling and help spread the joy of this holiday season! The gift cards the PTA receives will be split evenly between these two families. Please send in gift cards to your child's teacher or drop in the Adopt-a-Family box in the front office. We will collect until the last day before winter break. If you have any questions please contact Kristi Schneider at email@example.com. Also, you can support the Foundation at the same time by purchasing gift cards through the e-scrip program. The flyer to order is on the foundation website and also a link went out to all room parents. You can also pick up a form in the office or at Friday Flag.
International Night Volunteers are needed to participate in this year’s PTA International Night. Friday February 28th, 2014. 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 by with the country you would like to represent. firstname.lastname@example.org
Any Boy/Girl Scout troops interested in helping with Countries that have no representation please email to let me know you are interested. Thank you.
STALLION CAFÉ! The Stallion Cafe' will not be open on rainy days. Come join us every Friday morning for muffins, pastries, Starbucks coffee, juice and more. The Stallion Cafe is open every morning (except rainy days) before Friday Flag outside the playground gates. All items will be sold for $1.00 or less and will help support our PTA and school. We hope to see you all there. ***We are still in need of volunteers to help in the morning from 7:00-8:15. Please email Jessica Rasoul if you can help. email@example.com
Restaurant Night Our next restaurant night is at Panera Bread. It will be on Wednesday, December 11th. You don’t need a flyer, just mention you are from Highland Ranch Elementary!
Highland Ranch and Daisy Troop #2171 is holding a sock drive! There is a clinic in Tijuana where physical, occupational, and speech therapists provide free therapy to the children---all of whom live below the poverty level. Many of the children there wear braces on their legs to help them walk. They need knee high socks to put under the braces to prevent their skin from breaking down. So, we are looking for donations of NEW AND USED knee high socks. These can be regular knee high socks, soccer socks, or other sports socks of that length. They don't have to be new, they can be used. It's a great way to recycle old sports uniform socks! Please bring your donations to the school office by January 7, 2014. Thank you for your help!