HI G H L A N D S SC H O O L BULL E T I N October 1, 2009 Edition Office & Attendance 297-8875 District Emergency Information 294-5354 School website: http://hi2.saugus.k12.ca.us/ IMPORTANT DATES: • OCTOBER 2 (Fri): Evan “the Warrior” Recycling 7:15-8am, front of the school • OCTOBER 2 (Fri): Cro-Magnon Day for Pod B 1:30-2:38pm, MPR • OCTOBER 5-9 (Mon-Fri): NO SCHOOL—Fall Break • OCTOBER 13 (Tues): Last day to turn in Vons and Escrip receipts/codes (see details below) • OCTOBER 13 (Tues): PFO Meeting, 7pm • OCTOBER 14 (Wed): Carnival Meeting—Sign Making, 7pm • OCTOBER 15 (Thurs): Carnival Meeting—Basket Wrapping, 8:15am • OCTOBER 15 (Thurs): Chronic Taco Restaurant Night…details to follow • OCTOBER 16 (Fri): NO SCHOOL—Staff Development Day • OCTOBER 19-23 (Mon-Fri): Fall Book Fair (see details below) • OCTOBER 20 (Tues): Final Carnival Meeting, 7pm • OCTOBER 23 (Fri): Minimum Day, Grades 1-6 dismissal 12:06pm, All K’s in the AM • OCTOBER 23 (Fri): Box Top fundraiser contest ends (see details below) • OCTOBER 23 (Fri): FALL CARNIVAL, 5:30-8:30PM • OCTOBER 29 (Thurs): Fall picture retakes, 8am-Noon • OCTOBER 30 (Fri): McDonalds Assembly 10:30am & 11:30am • NOVEMBER 1 (Sun): Daylight Savings Ends…set your clocks back 1 hour! MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL, MR. MARTINSEN It is hard to believe that Fall Break is here already! Next week the campus will be quiet and the students will be on a different schedule. Some students will travel all week, some will take day trips, some will stay home, some will be on campus in Child Care, and others will spend the time playing with friends. Regardless of what your children do, it will be different from this week. No matter what you and your family do next week, I wish you a restful and relaxing time. If you are traveling, please have a safe journey, enjoy the time away and return safely. If you are staying in the SCV, as I am, enjoy the extra time you get to spend with your children. I have the great opportunity to spend time with my children during the week that I normally do not get. I will be a parent volunteer in each of my children’s classes next week. I will spend two days working with groups, making copies, cutting and pasting. I can’t wait! I hope you are looking forward to next week as much as I am! RESPECTFUL HIGHLANDS HEROES - Week # 5…last week recognizing Respect W e are recognizing our awesome students who exemplify the “Pillars of Good Character.” This week, we are recognizing Highlands students whose teachers feel that they are respectful people. We are defining respectful people as people who treat others as they would want to be treated (a.k.a., “The Golden Rule”). Respectful people are polite and courteous and solve their disagreements with others in a peaceful manner. Here is our list of respectful students: Ackley—Avery Massa Cohn—Alexa Murillo Swanson—Billie Whitman Ackley—Cole Dawdy Cohn—Sean O'Connell Swanson—Emma Pritchard Bonja—Alan Lopez Gilpin—Isabella Rios Swanson—Isabella Perez Bonja—Mia Bartolovich Kavanagh—Colter Lucas Swanson—Jacob Gomez Bonja—Shawn Javadi Kavanagh—Mackenzie Klugman Swisher—Andie Balsz Brauer—Junior Sandoval Knipp—Adrina Alamshah Swisher—Jade-Sun Thomas Cano—Alyssa Banda Mansfield—Carrie MacLearn Swisher—David Lemus Cano—Emily Anderson Mansfield—Hailey Layfield Swisher—Kyran McAdams Cano—Garrett Sanders Mansfield—Jordan Kibbe Valencia—Brandon Mjelde Cano—Keenan Egan Mansfield—Paxton Downs Valencia—Kaleigh Crawford Coghlan—Norma Chavez Schoenberger—Skylar Martinez Worona—Vicky Valtierra Coghlan—Spencer Little Eckhardt/Suwarno—Austin Haselwood Zevin—Cameron Porretta Cohn—Ryan Juttner Eckhardt/Suwarno—David Jorgensen Zevin—Dominique Nicolaides MESSAGES RECYCLING FOR EVAN – Fri, Oct 2, 7:15-8am Come one, come all…grab your neighbors, friends and family!! Support Evan! Please bring all recyclables to Highlands Fri, Oct 2. HELP IS NEEDED FOR THIS EVENT!! We are in need of help for 1 hour the first Friday of every month for this recycling event. If you can assist, please contact Betsy Tobon at 297-7722. Thank you for your support! PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOGS AT HOME For safety reasons, we are requesting that all dogs (except for training dogs) are left at home. SCV SCHOOL FOOD SERVICES AGENCY IS HOSTING 6TH ANNUAL FOOD VENDOR SHOW, OCT 15 Come to the Central Kitchen to an “Open House” and sample new products and discover what’s “cool to eat @ MY school.” Please come Thurs, October 15 2:30-5pm, Central Kitchen 25210 Anza Dr, Valencia 91355. For more info, call 295-1574 ext 113 or 103. PFO NEWS GIVE 10% BACK TO HIGHLANDS! HERE’S HOW… 10% Back to Schools! Vons and Escrip will donate 10% of selected purchases back to our school! Starting September 18th a redemption code will be printed at the bottom of your Vons/Pavilions receipts. Bring your redemption code to school and the PFO will register it to receive the 10%. Don’t forget to ask for redemption codes from your friends, family and neighbors too! We will collect codes until October 13. Thanks for your help! GENERAL MILLS BOX TOPS, CAMPBELL'S LABELS FOR EDUCATION & TYSON PROJECT A+ CONTEST With constant budget cuts, it is more important than ever that we, as parents, do as much as we can to help support and contribute to the special programs that help Highlands raise much needed funds. With that said, we will be holding our first contest of the school year beginning Monday, October 12 and continuing through Friday, October 23. Please send in all UNEXPIRED Box Tops, Soup Labels and Tyson Labels with your child. Also, please make sure that all envelopes, baggies ETC. are clearly marked with your child's room number and teacher. This is the only way I can guarantee that the correct teacher/room will receive credit. There will be four winning classrooms. They will be grouped as follows: K,1 &2* 3 & 4* 5 & 6* and all S.D.C. classes. Prizes will be awarded for the most UNEXPIRED Box Tops, and Labels turned in for each classroom. Thanks in advance for your support and remember... KEEP CLIPPING, SAVING AND TURNING IN THOSE BOX TOPS AND LABELS! -Lori Rosales, Box Top/Soup Label Chairperson firstname.lastname@example.org FALL BOOK FAIR IS COMING: OCT 19-23 Our Fall Book Fair is just four weeks away. Look for Book Fair information to come home with your child in the coming weeks. We need lots of volunteers to staff the fair. If anyone is interested in helping, contact Traci O'Connell at email@example.com YEARBOOK NEWS We need Highland event pictures to help make the 2009-2010 yearbook complete. Events include but not limited to 1st day of school, awards, crazy hair day, carnival, pajama day, field trips, etc. There are two options only to submitting pictures for this year's yearbook: Choice #1: Via email to Angela Swartz at firstname.lastname@example.org. NO SCANNED PICTURES! Choice #2: CD Disc - Drop it in "Yearbook Box" in office. Write event(s) name on disc. The discs will NOT be returned unless requested. A BIG THANK YOU! Attention to all the families of Highlands! A great big THANK YOU goes out to all of you. We had a fantastic fundraiser with ZPizza Family Restaurant Night. We were able to raise $208.00 for our Highlands PFO. Remember, your participation helps fund our children’s activities here at Highlands. A big pat on the back for family time well done! CARNIVAL CORNER… Yes! That's right! Highlands will have a FALL CARNIVAL for the 2009-2010 school year! Please mark your calendars for your whole family to attend on the evening of Friday, October 23rd. Work on the Carnival began before school started. Our next Carnival Meeting is scheduled for Wed, October 14 at 7pm for sign making and then Thurs, October 15 at 8:15am for basket wrapping. Please come and bring your ideas. Contact: Amy Ganyo at 661-268-4041 or email@example.com WANTED: A Fun D.J. -- Do you have experience as a D.J. or know someone who does? We're looking for a great deal to make sure our fundraising dollars go to Highlands and its students! Want to "Stake a Claim" in this year's Highlands Carnival? Sign up your family or Scout troop to host a Carnival game! It's a great way to help our school and earn community service hours. Want more information or have questions? Contact Amy Ganyo at 661-268-4041 or Carnival@HighlandsPFO.org. OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS • CUB SCOUTS…WANTED: ALL CAMPING, HIKING, SPORTS MINDED, COMMUNITY SERVICE driven boys in Grades 1 through 3. Join Cub Scouts and catch the fun! For more information contact: Noli Wiesen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 661-297-4407. • GIRLS – Are you looking for new friends, new experiences, cookies & crafts? Sign up to be a GIRL SCOUT today. Daisy (K-1), Brownie (2-3 grade), Junior 4-5 grade) and Older Girl (6th & up) troops are forming now. Please call Heidi Kokkinos for more info: 818-439-6175. • City of Santa Clarita presents KID-K: A non-competitive quarter-mile Fun Run for children 12 years and under. Sunday, November 8, race starts at 8:30am @ the Westfield Valencia Town Center. For more information, go to www.scmarathon.org or call 286-4018.
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