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7:55-2:32

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7:55-1:08

2014-2015 Bell Schedule

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Dr. Vicki Eversole 

Read about Dr. Eversole here.

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LOTS of News going on!!! Please click on View All News in the News section to see ALL the happenings.

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1326 Pennsylvania Blvd
Concord, CA 94521

Office: 925-672-5252
Fax: 925-672-6910

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30a-3:30p

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Ping Pong Drop Winners!

PING PONG DROP WINNERS!

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Congratulations to the winners of the PING PONG DROP! The winner are listed below.  We will call you at the phone number listed on your ticket stub. Anyone that is picking up the prize in person will be required to show ID.  We may also give you a verbal password when you are called so that you can have someone receive your prize on your behalf. If you are listed as a winner and do not hear from us- email debdvo@hotmail.com - it could only be due to inability to read phone number correctly on ticket stub.  A special thank you to the following who made this special event possible:


~Danyel Vandiver and Debbie Dvorak, our Auction Event Chairs
~the Downtown Concord Fire Protection Department Station 6, Truck 6
~Firefighter Jared Ho for climbing the ladder and dropping the balls!
~Dan Colbath for coordinating the Drop

And a huge thank you to our Highlands community for supporting this event!

 
$1,000 winner - 504 Melissa Lewis
 
Farthest From Hole ($100) - 138 Greg McDermont
 
Seller of Winning Ball ($50 Target Card) - Erik L.

Ping Pong Drop 2015

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PARTICIPANT LIST NOW AVAILABLE - PLEASE CLICK GRAPHIC ABOVE TO VIEW!

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration for 2015-2016 School Year:

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten

Registration for 2015-2016 School Year:

Pre-registration of children eligible for TK and Kindergarten in August 2015 will be conducted in all Mt. Diablo Unified School District elementary schools on a first-come basis starting Tuesday, February 3, 2015.  The hours of registration will be 9:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Highlands Multi-Use Building for students in the Highlands Elementary School attendance area.

Eligibility for TK and Kindergarten is determined by birthdate: 

  • TK = Date of Birth on or between 9/2/2010 and 12/2/2010 (will turn five (5) years). 
  • Kindergarten = Children who will reach the age of five (5) years on or before September 1, 2015.

Registration packets will be available at the Highlands School Office beginning Friday, January 16th.

AERIES Internet Registration (AIR) is now available and is HIGHLY recommended for registration of new students (including Kindergarteners) in order to quickly start the process of registering a student for school.  Upon completion, the student’s information is electronically available to the school.  To complete registration, parents will still need to attend registration on February 3rd or visit the school office following Feb. 3rd in order to present completed paperwork to be verified. 

The AIR website is:  https://air.mdusd.org/air/

Parents should bring the following documents with them to registration:

  • Original Birth Certificate (or other official documentary proof of the child’s birthdate – ie, passport)
  • Three original documents to verify where the child resides (one must be a photo I.D.),  UTILITY BILLS NOT ACCEPTED.  Check the district website (www.mdusd.org) to verify needed documents.
  • Immunization Records
  • Printed signature page from AIR if registration has been started online.

Please contact the school office with any questions.

Interdistrict/Intradistrict Transfers

Whether requesting a transfer to a different elementary, middle, or high school, please read this document provided by the district on the appropriate procedures.

Highlands 50th Birthday Auction and Celebration - March 20, 2015

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More details here!

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:

  • Foundational skills to develop automaticity and fluency
  • Listening and reading comprehension with complex text
  • Academic and domain-specific vocabulary to improve comprehension

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.

We encourage that students practice 15-20 a few evenings a week.  Please use the link below to sign in.  

http://www.lexiacore5.com/?SiteID=8347-3236-1472-6801

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!

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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. 
Check out this article in the Contra Costa Times:
http://www.contracostatimes.com/concord/ci_20796927/highlands-elementary-named-california-distinguished-school

and on Claycord:
http://claycord.com/2012/03/30/highlands-elementary-in-concord-two-martinez-schools-win-2012-california-distinguished-schools-award/

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.

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Today: 3/27/15
All Day: Spirit Day! Wear Your Blue & Gold!

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!

Volunteers

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:

  • Peer Piano
  • Mad Science - Wacky Wonders!
  • West African Drumming & Dance
  • Anime & Magna Drawing Workshop
  • After School Flag Football
  • Chess Wizards
  • Mad Science - Eureka: Inventors Academy!

To read more about any of these classes or to sign up, please visit ConcordReg.org or call 925-671-3404.


 

Donate Now!

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.

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Nurse's Note

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. 

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