HIGHLANDS SCHOOL BULLETIN June 9, 2011 Edition Office & Attendance 294-5320 District Emergency Information 294-5354 School website: http://hi2.saugus.k12.ca.us/ IMPORTANT DATES: th • JUNE 9 (Thurs): 6 grade picnic and swim celebration, Valencia Glen Park, 9am-2pm • JUNE 10 (Fri): 6th grade culmination, 8:15am • JUNE 10 (Fri): Kindergarten culmination, 11am…PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED TIME!! • JUNE 10 (Fri): Minimum Day, Grades K-6 dismissal 12:05pm • JUNE 10 (Fri): LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! • JUNE 13 (Mon): 6th grade Disneyland trip, 6:30am-9pm • JUNE 13 (Mon): All unclaimed lost & found items go to charity (details below) • AUGUST 15 (Mon): Student class assignments posted in front of school, 4pm • AUGUST 17 (Wed): First day of school, 7:50am!! • AUGUST 17 (Wed): Informative meeting for new kindergarten parents in student’s classroom during school hours (informative letter will be mailed to homes) • AUGUST 19 (Fri): Family picnic at Highlands, 6pm (details below) • AUGUST 23 (Tues): 6th grade Back to School Night • AUGUST 25 (Thurs): Back to School Night for grades 1-5 MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL, MR. MARTINSEN To all the Highlands and Emblem families, I wish you a happy, healthy, and relaxing summer break. I wish a safe trip for all who have travel plans. Enjoy your travel experiences, which can be so rewarding and educational. The two months will pass very quickly and those much-anticipated plans will soon be behind you. I hope you enjoy the summer moments you get to spend with your children. As a parent myself I know time seems to fly by and I never get a second chance at a day. My family and I will spend the summer in Southern California. We are planning mostly day trips and a few days in San Diego to visit Sea World and Legoland, but the rest of the summer will be spent in the Santa Clarita Valley and on the beach in Carpentaria. My parents are coming in from Florida at the end of June. I always look forward to their visits which usually happen once a year. I am already looking forward to August 17th. I am looking forward to welcoming the students back to Highlands and Emblem. I am looking forward to hearing about their summer travels, trips, and events. Students are always so eager to share their experiences when they return to school. It is great seeing their face light up as they tell their stories. I can’t wait! I imagine that many of you are looking forward to August 17th also. When it rolls around you will be ready for action. There will be many things happening during that first week next year. It starts with posting the student placements on the 15th, continues with our Kindergarten Back-to-School on the 17th and ends with our Back-to-School Picnic on the 19th. And that is just the beginning of the year. FAIRNESS & CITIZENSHIP HIGHLANDS HEROES, Month of June For the month of June, we will be recognizing students who exemplify the two Pillars of Good Character, known as “Fairness” and “Citizenship.” 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. Good citizens are people who cooperate with others. Good citizens contribute to their (school) community through their care and consideration for others. Good citizens obey rules and laws. Here is our list of fair and good citizen students: Bague—Dani Moore Coghlan—Aly Bartolovich Lee—Cara Hartung Bague—Grace Tuttle Coghlan—Emilie Diekmann Schoenberger—Brandy Gil Benz—Remy Ortega Coghlan—Lindsey Hunter Schoenberger—Holly Winter Benz—Emily Anderson Cohn—Sarah Elaebrak Schoenberger—Tim Dunn Boyle—Raul Martinez Cohn—Molly Black Worona—Aiden Estes Brauer—Cassie Eckelman Elvington—Catie Pone Worona—Barbara Hull Brink—Megan Hartung Elvington—Xander Aguilar Worona—Connor Styers Brink—Cedar Fourstar Kavanagh—Calla Coulter Brink—Nick Starkey Kavanagh—Imudiase Aimiuwu II Brink—Ryleigh Bermea Lee—Angela Ortega MESSAGES MESSAGE FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE – PICKING UP MEDICATIONS Parents please remember to pick up your child’s medication by the last day of school. Medications left after the last day of school will be disposed of. MESSAGE FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE – DROPPING OFF MEDICATIONS FOR THE 2010/2011 YEAR On Monday, August 15, parents may begin dropping off medications for the 2011/2012 school year. Please remember to include all appropriate paperwork. CLAIM YOUR LOST AND FOUND ITEMS Our lost and found is overflowing with unclaimed items!! Come and check out it out. All unclaimed items will be taken to a charitable organization after the last day of school. ATTENTION 4TH GRADERS…BEGIN SAVING FOR 5TH GRADE SCIENCE CAMP IN 2012 Camp Ocean Pines Outdoor School offers hands-on, standards based environmental education for a reasonable price of $425.00 for five days and four nights of a great outdoor educational experience for 5th grade students. This exceptional camp is tucked away on thirteen forested acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Cambria, CA. Students, start saving your money for this wonderful week experience. You can recycle bottles and cans, or ask parents to wash their car for a few bucks. Mark your calendar for next April 9-13, 2011…it will be an experience you will remember for a lifetime! More information will follow next year! CITY LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM The Santa Clarita Public Library will launch ‘‘One World, Many Stories,’’ the 2011 Summer Reading Program, beginning July 1, at the Valencia, Canyon Country, and Newhall Libraries. This year’s theme will encourage children to explore the wonders of the world and its many cultures through books and an exciting series of library programs. Kick-off events will be held at the Canyon Country and Newhall Libraries on Friday, July 1, and at the Valencia Library on Tuesday, July 5. Children enrolling in the program will receive a reading log. As they read books during the year, they will get stamps and prizes along their reading journey. At the end of the program, the library will hold an end-of-summer party to celebrate all readers with prizes for those who completed their logs. Each week of the Summer Reading Program will explore a different continent: - Week 1 -- ‘‘G’Day, Australia’’ - Week 2 -- ‘‘Escape to Europe’’ - Week 3 -- ‘‘African Safari’’ - Week 4 -- ‘‘Adventures in Asia’’ - Week 5 -- ‘‘Cruising to North and South America’’ - Week 6 -- ‘‘Chillin’ in Antarctica’’ WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL FAMILY PICNIC, FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 6PM Bring your own picnic dinner and get to know other Highlands and Emblem families! There will be fun games for all! Bring your family a picnic dinner and join in the celebration! PFO NEWS It is hard to believe that the 2010-2011 school year is over. The PFO would like to thank everyone who volunteered for the numerous PFO events that were hosted throughout the year. These events would not have been as successful if it weren't for all of your ideas, creativity, donations and time! THANK YOU!!! I would like to thank the PFO and all of its Board Members and Chair Persons for all of your hard work. Women in History was fabulous! Health Week was awesome! Spring Book fair was so much fun for the kids! Carnival absolutely ROCKED!! Staff Appreciation truly let our teachers and staff know how important they are to us. Talent Show brought down the house. A special thank you to our Library Volunteer and our Office Volunteer Coordinators, you made things so much easier for the library and office staff. A huge thank you to our Room Parent Coordinator! This year's Yearbook is FANTASTIC!! Let's hear it for our amazing Spirt Wear!! 6th Grade Graduation is going to be perfect! You are all amazing and we couldn't have done it without each and every one of you!! It has truly been an AWESOME year! ~April Sanders, PFO President Highlands PFO Executive Board 2011-2012 President................................Kim Thanaet Parliamentarian.....................April Sanders 1st VP PAC Rep................... Noli Wiesen 2nd VP Spirit Pack................Joelle Danahy & Alison Ferrante 3rd VP Ways & Means.........April Sanders 4th VP Carnival......................open 5th VP After School Enrich...Lorraine Bishop 6th VP Disaster Prep.............Keith Moore Secretary.................................LeeAnn Morrell Treasurer................................Pamela Nilsen Treasurer Assistant................Elsa Montez Auditor....................................Alisa Doucette ESCRIP (Vons), SCREAMIN DAILY DEALS, TARGET, RALPHS -- What do they all have in common? They are all electronic fundraising partners with HIGHLANDS PFO, and as long as our families are still signed up with them, they will keep giving money throughout the summer! Sweet! How great will it be to find a few checks in the mail when we come back from a long summer?! So please take a few minutes to log on to these companies and make sure you are signed up with them so our school can start the next school year off strong! Even if you think you're signed up, please just log on to double check that your subscription is current. Thanks very much and have a great summer!!! Any questions, call Susan Reynolds: 297-0805 or email email@example.com , www.escrip.com , www.screamindailydeals.com , www.target.com/redcard , www.ralphs.com/myralphs FLYERS IN THE OFFICE • Saugus Youth Volleyball League (USYVL), girls & boys ages 7-15. Register online at www.usyvl.org or call 888-988-7985 or at Central Park on Tues, September 13th at 5:30-6:30pm and Sat, September 17th from 10-11am • LEGO ROBOTICES CAMP DATES Last week it was announced that the A.S.E. Enrichment Lego Robotics Summer Camp (Session 2) was full. The dates for the Lego Robotics camps opened for the waiting list and new enrollment are Sessions 3 & 4 (7/11-7/22 and 7/25-8/5). Other 2 week themed enrichment camps still available are: Spy Camp, Chef Camp, and Art Camp! Go to www.aseenrichment.com to register; questions can be answered at 661 310-3330 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • Canyon Theatre Guild summer camp for ages 6-17. Various sessions available (June 13-July 22). Tuition ranges from $299- $499 depending on age group and length of session. Reserve a spot now by calling 799-2702. For more information, get a flyer from the front office. …See you August 17th!