A MESSAGE FROM MRS. SUSAN BENDER,
PRINCIPAL

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WE LOVE OUR CLASSIFIED STAFF... THEY MAKE OUR SCHOOL A GREAT PLACE TO WORK AND LEARN!
During this week, we celebrate and honor our classified staff members...  from our custodians, our office staff, our campus supervisors, our instructional assistants & para educators to our crossing guard and bus driver... these are the wonderful people who give so much to each and every one of us, each and every day! If you have time, please take a moment to say "THANK YOU" to one of them who has made a difference for you or your child(ren). We have a great team here at Highlands and our classified staff is DEFINITELY  an important part of our team! 


FAMILY SURVEY... WE NEED & WANT YOUR FEEDBACK!
We need your help and your feedback in order to improve our programs here at Highlands! If you would please take a few minutes to complete our annual survey; completing the survey should take approximately 5-7 minutes.  If our school reaches 225 responses, our students will receive a cold treat! We know that Highlands families will make this happen! Surveys need to be completed for EACH child in your family. 

Completed surveys are due by Thursday, May 30th. Please complete the yellow half sheet that came home with your child today... there is a "SECRET CODE" at the end of the survey for you to copy onto the yellow half sheet. 

Again, thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to complete our survey!
Here is the link to the survey: https://forms.gle/gJuk5BEWLbiBmKz6A


LET'S KEEP IT GOING!
Thank you to all who have donated to our recycling drive... Recycle let's keep it going! Our student council group is collecting recyclables in order to purchase a filtered water bottle filling station for our students. We will continue our drive until the end of the school year. Drop by any amount to the front of the school. Thank you!
Our student council group is also collecting goods for our local fire station. All goods collected will be used to make care packs for fire fighters while they are out on calls. You can help by donating the following items:
  • Chapstick
  • Hand wipes
  • Granola bars
  • Bottled water
  • Ziploc bags
  • Sunscreen
  • Beef jerky
  • Face wipes
Goods received will be donated to Station 111, which services our school. Items can be dropped off in the school's office. 




WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT 
OUR NEW PARENT COFFEE!
FIND OUT WHAT'S "PERCOLATING" 
AT HIGHLANDS!



May 22 (Wed): New Parent Coffee & Orientation at 8:30 am
May 23 (Wed): PFO Meeting in MPR 7:00pm
May 27 (Mon): NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day 
May 28 (Tues): MINIMUM DAY - DISMISSAL AT 12:10 PM
May 30 (Thurs): MINIMUM DAY - DISMISSAL AT 12:10 PM
May 30 (Thurs): Open House 6:30-7:30pm  
June 14 (Fri): PROMOTION CEREMONY 8:30am
JUNE 14 (Fri):  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL MINIMUM DAY 12:10pm


Highlands School General Info...
Don't forget about Highlands' 

recycling drive! You can drop 

items off in the front of the 

school. 

NEWS FROM THE KITCHEN

Friday, May 31, 2019 is the last day we will accept checks for payment of school lunches for the 2018-2019 school year. After that day, only cash, money order or online payments will be accepted until the end of school year. 
Thank you for your cooperation.


HIGHLANDS PRESCHOOL 
Highlands Fun for 3's and 4's Preschool has openings on Tuesday/Thursday for the 2019/2020 School Year.  Preschool is from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.  There is a $75 registration fee and a monthly fee of $242.00.  Children must be 3 years old on or before September 1st and are fully potty trained. Please contact the Site Supervisor, Heather Gonzales, at  hgonzales@saugususd.org .
Attendance Procedures

Per Saugus Union School District Attendance Policy, we are  required to notify parents for all attendance concerns.  We are required to notify you via US Mail with a letter when your child has 3 or more unexcused absences/tardies (Truancy Letter) or 10 excused absences (Excessive Absences Letter).  Furthermore, if your child reaches 6 unexcused absences or a total of 14 absences, we are required to hold an "in person" meeting with a site/district administrator to address the attendance concerns.

TARDY LETTERS:
Per Saugus Union School District Attendance Policy, we are  required to  notify parents when students have an excessive amount of tardies.  We are required to notify you via US Mail with a letter when your child reaches 7 tardies.  If your child continues to be tardy and reaches 15 tardies, we are required an "in person" meeting with a site/district administrator to address the tardy concerns.


ENRICHMENT NATION


Our last PFO meeting of the year is this Thursday, May 23rd at 7 pm in the MPR. It is never too late to gt involved! We are looking to fill some board positions for next year, so this is an important meeting to attend. We hope to see you all there!!

Please feel free to email us at  highlandspfoexecutiveboard@gmail.com  w ith any questions or concerns.  Stay up to date and in the know  with  what's going on with PFO!
Follow us on Facebook at:  Highlands  PFO

QUICK LINKS 

Governing Board
 Laura Arrowsmith - David Barlavi - Julie Olsen - David Powell - Christopher M. Trunkey

Superintendent
Colleen Hawkins, Ed.D.

Saugus Union School District Office Number 661.294.5300