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Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30a-3:30p
[EDIT: A parent or guardian may submit a written request to the District to excuse a student from participation in part, or all, of the assessments under the CAASPP. (See Title 5 CCR section 852 and Education code 60604 and 60615). The request must be submitted to the site principal.]
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the state’s academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. CAASPP includes computer adaptive assessments in English-Language Arts and mathematics for students in grades 3-8, and 11 and paper-based tests in science for students in grades 5, 8 and 10.
This year, testing dates are as follows:
* For more information about testing options for your student, please visit the Assessment, Research and Evaluation tab of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District webpage athttp://www.mdusd.org/departments/r-n-e/CAASPP
The 2016-2017 School Year calendar has been published from the District. Link is provided below.
Wondering how to get more involved? Highlands PTA will have positions open for the 2016-2017 school year. If you’re interested in more information about available positions or have an interest in being an executive board member, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested must submit their names by Friday, March 4th. Nominees will be posted the following week. Elections will be held at the general PTA meeting on Thursday, April 7th .
NEW PTA Fundraiser - Drink Pouch Brigade
Please read about our NEW PTA Fundraiser called the Drink Pouch Brigade here! We are asking everybody to start collecting their drink pouches so we can achieve our fundraising goal. Thank you!
Whether requesting a transfer to a different elementary, middle, or high school, please read this document provided by the district on the appropriate procedures.
Home Support to help students master reading - Lexia
We are pleased to offer Lexia School to Home Support to help students master foundational reading skills
Lexia Reading Core5 provides students immediate corrective feedback, multiple levels of scaffolding, and explicit instruction both online and through direct instruction with the teacher.
Students work to develop reading skills in a structured, sequential manner with a focus on:
Each student follows a personalized learning path, with adaptive placement and pacing in activities designed specifically for the Common Core and the most rigorous state standards.
Safety at Dropoff and Pickup
There have been a number of incidents already at the crosswalks and at the staff parking lot to make us fear for our children's safety. Please be wise and set a good example for the children. Give yourself ample time to park and walk to the school to pick up your children. And remember, the staff parking lot is not to be used for parking or turnarounds. We are working on having the Concord Police visit more frequently to help with enforcement.
We need everyone to follow our drop off and pick-up procedures.
Curb Area (extends from crosswalk to park fence) is designated for dropping off and picking up students. The curbs in this area are painted white. Please do not stop or park in this area. We need to keep traffic moving. Cars parked are subject to ticketing.
Staff Parking Lot: To ensure students' safety, student drop offs, pick-ups, and making u-turns are not permitted at this location.
Bus Zone: The curb area between the crosswalk and Pine Hollow Road is painted red and is reserved for bus parking only. Cars that stop or park in this zone are subject to ticketing.
Please follow these instructions to ensure the safety of our children. Thank you!
2012 California Distinguished School Award
Congratulations staff, students, and parents! Highlands is a California Distinguished School. This award is a great honor and it is a direct reflection of your dedication, hard work, and vision for educational excellence.
Teacher Wish Lists Online
Highlands PTA has created an account with www.teacherwishlist.com. We have asked our teachers to create a list of items they may need for their classrooms. Please take a moment to see if your child's teacher has started a list. If not, maybe you could offer to help get them started. This is a fast and easy way for the teachers to communicate their needs.
Earn Free Money and Stuff for the School!
There are many programs offered that give the school money with little to no effort by you. Just grocery shopping or buying gas - things everyone does - can earn us free money! And Highlands can definitely use it! Please look at the following pages and make sure you sign up for these fantastic programs.
Earn Money for Highlands When Shopping with Amazon!
If you shop with Amazon.com, be sure to click thru this banner so that a portion of your purchase is donated back to Highlands! Thank you for your support!
Earn Money for Highlands Shopping at Target!
For the safety of our children, ALL school volunteers are required to be fingerprinted and pass a TB test. Please refer to the Mt Diablo Unified School District website here for more information on the process. Appointments with the district office are filling up quickly so we recommend calling as soon as you can if you would like to volunteer in the classroom, attend a fieldtrip or volunteer for one of our fundraising events.
Please call 682-8000, ext. 4153 to schedule an appointment for Fingerprinting. You must have a TB Test done within the last 60 days prior to being fingerprinted.
After School Enrichment Programs
The City of Concord Parks & Recreation Department in cooperation with the Mt. Diablo Unified School District is offering After School Enrichment classes at select elementary schools in Concord. A wide variety of fun and exciting recreation classes are offered for children in grades 1st-5th. Benefits include increased self-esteem, new skills and abilities, improved social skills, higher school performance, and encouraging life long learning. Thank you for choosing Concord Parks & Recreation Department and the After School Enrichment Program.
Classes at Highlands for the winter/spring are:
To read more about any of these classes or to sign up, please visit ConcordReg.org or call 925-671-3404.
We are now taking donations online! Click to donate with your credit card or Paypal account to support Highlands Elementary PTA! All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your donation!
Corporate Matching Program
Does your company offer corporate matching for your charitable giving? Your Highlands PTA qualifies for your tax-deductible and corporate matching contribution. Check your company's policies and or click here to see if your company participates in a Corporate Matching Program.
During this COLD & FLU season, please take the time to read the tips from Kaiser Permanente: 2013 COLD & FLU PREVENTION TIPS from Kaiser Permanente
PERTUSIS (whooping cough) is widespread in our county. If your child is 10 years and older and has not received the "Tdap" pertussis booster shot, please contact your doctor or the health department. Please visit the Contra Costa Health Department's website for more info and coupons.