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									                                        HI G H L A N D S SCH O O L BULL E T I N
                                                     January 21, 2010 Edition
                                                             Office & Attendance 297-8875
                                                    District Emergency Information 294-5354
                                                    School website: http://hi2.saugus.k12.ca.us/

                                                  IMPORTANT DATES:
        JANUARY 21 (Thurs): Spellathon/Readathon begins…details below
        JANUARY 22 (Fri): Wildlife Assembly 8:30am & 9:30am
        JANUARY 26 (Tues): Valentine’s Dance Meeting, 7pm MPR
        JANUARY 29 (Fri): Awards Assembly, 8am
        FEBRUARY 2 (Tues): Valentine’s Dance Meeting, 7pm MPR

                                 MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL, MR. MARTINSEN
Have you heard about the potential changes for Highlands next year? There have been articles in the local paper, discussion with the
Parent Advisory Committee and school board discussions about moving a group of students currently attending Emblem Elementary
School to Highlands for the 2010-11 school year. This action would free up the district to remove the portable classrooms from the
Emblem campus and build a two-story building. The decision regarding this will be made at the school board meeting next Tuesday,
January 26th.

          Many question arise when you hear about this possible action. The first one is: Is there room here to house an additional 250
students? The answer to that is a resounding yes. We will have the space to house the additional students on campus. Will our
campus become overcrowded? No, we will be full, but not overcrowded. The modernization that Highlands went through a few years
ago increased the infrastructure capacity. This includes the MPR and additional restrooms. I know there are many other questions out
there and as of today I don’t have all the answers. When I get the definitive answer whether the move will happen or not (Jan. 26), I
will let you know and get you as much information as I have.

                                        FAIR HIGHLANDS HEROES - Week # 3
For the month of January, we will honor our students who show the Pillar of Good Character known as “Fairness.” Fair people
always play by the rules. They have an open mind and do not take advantage of others. Fair people work to change things that are
unfair.
                                           Here is our list of Fair students:
Ackley—Brandon Blatz                            Bonja—Ariana Garn                               Suwarno—Justin Smith
Ackley—Noelle Ferrante                          Bonja—Chris Beale                               Swanson—Billie Whitman
Ahad—Desiree Perez                              Brauer—Leah Hauptman                            Swanson—Mitchell Byrne
Ahad—Christina Brown                            Cohn—Alex Robles                                Swanson—Yani Forney
Askew—Robert Simon                              Cohn—McKinna Silva                              Swisher—Andie Balsz
Askew—Kaiden Blake-Simber                       Kavanagh—Haylee Harless                         Swisher—Trevor Lau
Askew—Casey Lepore                              Kavanagh—Jon Cranz                              Swisher—Cameron Downs
Askew—Alexis Melgar                             Knipp—Avery Rodriguez                           Swisher—Olivia Gibeau
Bean—Autumn Evans                               Mansfield—Justin Morsch                         Worona—Kyle Seals
Bean—Parker Styers                              Mansfield—Rose Stein-Wentz                      Zevin—Jill Young
Bonja—A. J. Shaw                                Schoenberger—Stephanie Nolasco                  Zevin—Michael Ferialdi




                                                          MESSAGES
ATTENTION HIGHLANDS PARENTS!! …DISTRICT POLICY REGARDING DOGS ON CAMPUS
For the safety and health of our students, pets, other than those specifically brought for class purposes are prohibited on school
grounds during school hours or whenever students are present. Any animal brought to school must be approved by the Administration
and be properly housed.

ATTENTION HIGHLANDS PARENTS!! …LOCKED GATES
To help ensure the safety of our students and staff the following changes will be implemented effective Monday, January 11th. The
gates by Rooms 16, 19, 22 and the Kindergarten rooms will be locked after the opening of school. Entry to the school will be through
the gate in front of the main office and the gate by the entrance to the parking lot, which is our ADA access ramp. All late arriving
students and visitors should report to the office before proceeding to the classrooms.

ATTENTION HIGHLANDS PARENTS!! …PLEASE TAKE A SHORT SURVEY
In effort to make walking and bicycling to school safer for our kids, we’d like your input! Please take 5-10 minutes to complete this
survey about walking and bicycling to school. Your input is extremely valuable! To take the survey, go to
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ParentWalkBikeSurvey. If you need a paper copy of the survey, just ask the front office.

A BIG THANK YOU FROM PROJECT SHARE!
Once again, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to Project Share’s Holiday Drive. Thanks to your generosity, we were
able to collect 629 books, coloring books and crayons from Highlands. These items were given to needy children at the Santa Clarita
Food Pantry and the Santa Clarita Homeless Shelter. Over 500 children were able to receive books and crayons because of Highland’s
very generous support, and they were extremely grateful. So thank you all very much!
Marian Krabach –Project Share Coordinator
HEALTHY FAMILIES / MEDI-CAL INSURANCE PROGRAMS
Coverage for qualified families includes the following coverage for children up to age 19: Medical, dental and vision, lab, x-rays,
hospital, ER, prescriptions and immunization, well-child care. To apply, call 800-880-5305.

2-1-1 LOS ANGELES COUNTY—Help Starts Here!
2-1-1 Los Angeles County, a nonprofit organization, provides a comprehensive information and referral system that links LA County
residents to community health and human services and support. They provide info on services such as food, shelter/housing resources,
prenatal care, government assistance programs, access to health insurance programs & more. Phone #2-1-1 www.211LA.org

INFLUENZA VACCINE 2009-10…What you need to know
    1.   Why get vaccinated? Influenza is a contagious disease which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions.
    2.   What types of Influenza Vaccines are there? Two types…Inactivated (killed) and Live, attenuated (weakened)
    3.   Who should get inactivated influenza vaccine? Anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza or
         spreading influenza to others.
    4.   When should I get the influenza vaccine? You can get the vaccine as soon as it is available, usually in the fall, and for as
         long as illness is occurring in your community.
    5.   Some people should talk with a doctor before getting the influenza vaccine.
    6.   What are the risks from inactivated influenza vaccine? A vaccine, like any medicine could possibly cause serious problems,
         such as severe allergic reactions.
    7.   What if there is a severe reaction? Contact your doctor with any unusual condition, such as high fever or behavior changes.
    8.   The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Call 800-338-2382 for more information.
    9.   How can I learn more? Ask your provider or visit CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/flu.

JOIN HIGHLANDS 4TH GRADE ABOARD THE BRIG PILGRIM – SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE!!
Highlands Elementary will be experiencing the awesome "Before the Mast" program in the Dana Point Harbor on Saturday, April 24th
2010. Travel back in time to the seafaring world as greenhands for a two year "voyage" from Boston to Alta California in the 1830s.
If you wish your child to attend, please, contact John Doucette: doucette@celosia.com or (818) 486-6980.
Trip info: http://www.ocean-institute.org/teacher/fieldtrips/program5.html

KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP IS COMING – March 1st - 2nd
Kindergarten Round-up is a time of pre-registration for the 2010-2011 school year. Registration will take place from March 1-2,
2010. To be eligible for attendance, your child must be five years old on or before December 2, 2010. Information to follow.




                                                         PFO NEWS
SPELLATHON (Grades 1-6) & READATHON (Kindergarten & Fun 4 Fours) Kicks Off on Thurs, 1/21/10:
On 1/21/10, your child(ren) will bring home a packet with details on our annual SPELLATHON & READATHON Fundraiser.
Money raised will go directly towards allowing our library to be open more days during the school year and to purchase new books.
Please read these forms carefully as there are several dates to be aware of. More updates to follow. If you have any questions
regarding these events, please contact Lori Crawford @ 661-296-2241 or by email, lcrawfordclan@aol.com . Thanks for your support
with these wonderful events!

www.HighlandsPFO.org IS NOW UP & RUNNING!
Your Highlands PFO has developed a great way to keep connected with all the wonderful events and activities at Highlands! Check
out our website at www.HighlandsPFO.org for everything from the latest news about PFO events & volunteer requests... to the PFO
Calendar... to fliers & forms... and much, much more! Subscribe to posts on the PFO News webpage and you'll automatically be
emailed updates as new "News" is posted! Information on upcoming events like the Spring Product Sale will be up soon. Questions or
comments? Please send them to website@HighlandsPFO.org!"

CUPIDS BALL DANCE, FEB 11…NEXT MEETING JANUARY 26, 7PM MPR
Family Nights: Cupids Ball Dance, February 11, 2009. A night for the entire family. Children must be accompanied by parent(s). If
you would like to get involved in the planning of this upcoming event contact Lorraine Bishop at lorrpoor@yahoo.com Come and
join us in this fun filled event.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, FEBRUARY 26 AT 2:50PM!!
Friday, February 26th at 2:50 p.m. in front of the MPR. The Highlands PFO needs some helpers to clean out and organize the PFO
storage bin on campus. Volunteers of varying strengths needed! The clean out will include lifting many carnival games and tables as
well as pieces of the talent show stage. Please contact Amy Ganyo at amy@ganyo.com or 661-268-4041 to let us know if you're
willing to help! THANK YOU!

YEARBOOK NEWS…DEADLINE APPROACHING -- THURS., FEB 11TH
YEARBOOK NEWS-- Event pictures needed for montage pages: 1st day of school, awards, crazy hair day, carnival, pajama day, field
trips, etc. NO SCANNED PICTURES!
Choice #1: Via email to Angela Swartz at my4littleangels@sbcglobal.net. Specify the event in Subject area.
Choice #2: CD Disc - Drop it in "Yearbook Envelope" in office. Write event(s) name on disc. The discs will NOT be returned unless
requested.

								
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