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Greetings from the
2018-2019 Staff

Greetings from the<br />2018-2019 Staff

Highlands School is a nurturing environment in which the school staff, parents and the community plant the seeds of lifelong learning and responsible citizenship in every student.

Our
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Our School - Painted by Mr. Perry, Fourth Grade

Welcome back to school!

We are looking forward to a great school year! Below is the new bell schedule. 

Highlands’ BELL SCHEDULE

SCHOOL YEAR 2019 - 2020
REGULAR SCHEDULE

Grade

Start

Recess

Lunch

Dismissal

4th- 5th Grade 8:00 10:20-10:40 12:10-1:10 2:40
1st-3rd Grade 8:20 10:20-10:40 12:10-1:10 2:40
TK/K 8:20 10:45-11:05  

12:20

ELD 12:50

MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE

Grade

Start

Recess

Dismissal

Lunch

4th-5th Grade 8:00 10:20-10:40 12:25 12:25-12:55
1st-3rd Grade

8:20

10:20-10:40 12:25 12:25-12:55
TK/K 8:20 10:45-11:05

12:20

ELD 12:50

12:20-12:50

Principal's Corner 2019-20

Welcome Highlands Parents and Guardians,

On Monday, our TK/Kindergarten students are invited to a “Meet and Greet” with their classroom teachers from 1-2 p.m.  At 6 p.m., on Monday, parents only, are invited to come to our TK/K “Back to School Night.” 

For all of our students, we are excited to see you on Tuesday morning for the first day of school.  Please remember that 4thand 5th grade students start at 8:00 a.m., and TK through 3rd will begin at 8:20 a.m.  Once you take your child to their teacher, please come to the LGI where we will have coffee and treats provided by the PTA, and tissues for parents who need them, provided by your principal.  Informational tables will be set up.  The PTA will have a membership table, School Site Council will have a table where you can sign up for car pools or walking groups.  There will also be a table where you may access the parent portal with help from our very own Mrs. Olthof.  This year we are fortunate to have a table where you can get fingerprinted here at Highlands for a cost of $60.00.  If you ever plan to chaperone a field trip, or work with students, this needs to be done.  Having this available on site is a wonderful way to expedite the process.  The fingerprints are valid through 8th grade in our district.  Please take advantage of this service.

If your child takes the bus, please have them at the bus stop at College Park School, at 7:23 a.m. It leaves promptly. 

This year, the PTA has provided all of your child’s supplies to your child’s teacher.  You do not have to stand in the long lines at Office Depot.  The PTA has also purchased t-shirts for all children and staff to wear on our Friday Bear Shirt Day, and on field trips.  Thank you PTA!  All that you need to bring is a backpack, a water bottle, a snack, and a lunch if you are in grades 1-5. 

As you can see, the school is busy getting ready.  Postcards with your child’s classroom and teacher were mailed on Wednesday.  You should be receiving them any day now.  In the event that you do not receive your card from us in time, no worries.  Please come to the front of the office, on Tuesday, where we will have a table set up to help you with that information. 

Also, school is in session, so please drive carefully around the neighborhood.  Students are small and it may be hard to see them.  Plan to take the time you need to get to school safely.  Please do not park in the yellow zones, as those are for active loading and unloading only.  Please follow all traffic rules. 

On Tuesday, you will receive an envelope of information that needs to be filled out and returned by Wednesday in the same envelope.  Later that week, you will be receiving your regular Thursday Folder of information.  Enjoy the last few days of summer and we look forward to seeing you Tuesday.

Fondly,
Lana Fenech
Principal
Highlands Elementary School


Bienvienidos Familias y Guardianes de Highlands,

El lunes, nuestros estudiantes de TK/Kinder están invitados a un “conocer y dar la bienvenida” con su maestra de salón, de 1-2 p.m.  A las 6 p.m., el lunes, solamente los padres, están invitados a nuestro “Noche de Regreso a la Escuela” para TK/Kinder.

Para todos nuestros estudiantes, tenemos gusto en verlos el martes por la mañana, que será el primer día de escuela.  Por favor recuerden que los estudiantes de los grados 4 e 5, empiezan a las 8 a.m., y TK a tercer grado empiezan a las 8:20 a.m.  En cuanto lleve a su hijo/a a su salón, por favor acompáñenos en el LGI, que habrá café e bocadillos aportado por el PTA, y pañuelos para los que lo necesitan aportados por su Directora.  Mesas de información estarán disponibles. El PTA tendrá una mesa de membrecía, comité del sitio escolar tendrán una mesa en donde Usted podrá inscribirse papa grupos de compartir vehículos y de caminar.  También habrá una mesa en donde podrá tener acceso al portátil de padres con la ayuda de nuestra Sra. Olthof. Este año estamos afortunados de tener una mesa aquí en Highlands, donde Usted podrá obtener el proceso de sus huellas por el costo de $60.00.  Si Usted tiene planes de ser chaperone de uno de nuestros paseos, o a trabajar con algunos estudiantes, tendrá que tener sus huellas procesadas.  Teniendo esto disponible es un buen proceso de acelerar el proceso.  Las huellas son validadas en nuestro distrito escolar, hasta que su hijo/a esté en octavo grado. Por favor tomen ventaja de este servicio.

Si su hijo/a toma el autobús, por favor aseguren que estén presentes en la parada de la Escuela College Park a las 7:23 a.m. El autobús se va a tiempo.

Este año, el PTA ha aportado todos los útiles de los estudiantes a los maestros/as. Ustedes no necesitan estar en las largas líneas de Office Depot. El PTA también a comprado camisetas para todos los estudiantes y el personal para que los usen el viernes día de OSO, y cuando van a paseo escolares. Gracias PTA. Nadamos necesitan traer una mochila, botella de agua, una merienda y su almuerzo si están en grados 1-5.

Como Ustedes pueden ver, la escuela está ocupada con las preparaciones.  Las postales con los salones y los maestros/as de sus hijos/as fueron enviadas por correo el miércoles. Ustedes los recibirá cualquier día. En el evento de que no lo recibió a tiempo, no se preocupe. Por favor venga afuera de la oficina el día de clases.  Habrá una mesa donde le podremos asistir con la información.

También, la escuela esta en sesión as que por favor manejen con cuidado. Los estudiantes están pequeños y es difícil verlos. Plañe en tomar su tiempo en llegar a la escuela con seguridad.  Por favor no se estacione en la zona amarilla, que esas son para descargar y cargar. Por favor siga las reglas de tráfico.

El marte, Usted recibiera un sobre de información que necesita llenarlo y regresarlo el miércoles el mismo sobre.  Después en la semana, recibirá su carpeta de información regular de jueves. Disfrute de los últimos días de verano y los esperamos con gusto el martes.

On Tuesday, you will receive an envelope of information that needs to be filled out and returned by Wednesday in the same envelope.  Later that week, you will be receiving your regular Thursday Folder of information.  Enjoy the last few days of summer and we look forward to seeing you Tuesday.

Cariñosamente,
Lana Fenech
Directora
Highlands Elementary School


Click on the link below to view current and archived Bear News from Mrs. Fenech  -  Read more and in Spanish.


SAFETY FIRST: 

BUNKER HILL NO PARKING ZONE

Dear Parents,

This week, as we came back from Spring Break, a student was almost hit by a car.  There were cars illegally parked in the red zones on both sides of the crosswalk, blocking drivers’ views of students crossing in the Bunker Hill crosswalk.  The red and yellow zones are marked for a reason.  Please do not park in these areas.  We have asked the Sheriff’s Department to help us patrol around our school, for the safety of all of our students.  Please help us out.  If there is a parent who would be willing to cross children at Bunker Hill, please let us know.  We truly could use the help.  Thank you for driving carefully around our school and parking in appropriate areas, not in our yellow or red zones.  Safety First. 

Sincerely,
Lana Fenech
Principal

Celebrate Teachers and Staff with the Education Foundation!

Staff Appreciation Week is coming soon! To celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the SMFC Education Foundation in honor of your favorite teacher(s) or staff at your school or District Office. Proceeds from this program support music education in our school district.
When you donate to the Education Foundation, a colorful appreciation certificate will be delivered to your chosen recipient thanking them for their hard work and dedication to our children. Certificates are delivered within days of receipt of your donation.

Donations can be made online at www.smfcedfund.org or by returning the attached flyer to your school office. If you have any questions, please email us at smfcedfund@smfcsd.net.

Thank you for your support!


¡ Celebremos a los Maestros y el Personal con la Fundación Educativa!

¡La Semana de Reconocimiento a los Maestros viene pronto! Para celebrar a nuestros maravillosos maestros y personal, considere hacer un donativo, deducible del impuesto, a la Fundación Educativa de SMFC en honor de su maestra, maestro o miembro del personal preferido. Las recaudaciones del programa apoyan a la educación de música dentro de nuestro distrito.

Cuando usted done a la Fundación Educativa, el destinatario recibirá un certificado a colores agradeciéndoles su duro trabajo y dedicación a nuestros niños. Los certificados se entregan unos días después de recibir su donativo.

Los donativos se pueden hacer en línea en www.smfcedfund.org , o devolviendo el folleto adjunto a la oficina de su escuela. Si tiene cualquier pregunta, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a smfcedfund@smfcsd.net.

Muchas gracias por su apoyo!

Welcome highlands bears!

Become a member of the Measure X Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC). The CBOC member would serve a two year term, and would meet at a minimum 4 times a year, and attend site visits of the Measure X and L projects.

Citizen Oversight Committee Volunteer Information 

 

Substitute Teachers - Our District is Hiring!

Teacher Substitutes Needed. Do you have a Bachelor’s degree and teaching, coaching or other experiences working with students? Consider becoming a substitute teacher for our District. Please apply online at www.Edjoin.org or contact our Human Resources Department for more information at 650-312-7700.

Daily rate $130.00
Long-term rate $150.00 (after 20 days subbing in the same position)
Some permanent sub jobs may be available. If you have questions, please contact the Sub Coordinator at 650-312-7294.
http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/

http://www.ctc.ca.gov/help/substitute/default.html 

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