Welcome Back, Highland Families!
We hope all of you have had a restful summer vacation, and that our Eagles are ready for a fun and exciting school year. Please make certain your child brings his or her summer reading log the first week of school (there's pizza involved!). If a tablet was borrowed over the summer, it should be returned to last year's teacher as soon as possible. Lost or damaged tablets should be reported to the office.
We are thrilled to introduce four new teachers to Highland. In kindergarten, we are joined by Ms. Sullivan and Mr. Kidney; in first grade we are joined by Ms. Magallanes; and in Resource and Full Inclusion we are joined by Ms. Mortensen and Ms. Takemoto, respectively.
Please calendar our Back to School Night for September 6th at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. K-3 families will meet with their children's teachers in their classrooms from 6:15-6:45, and 4-6 families will meet from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Representatives from the Fairmede Neighborhood Council and the local YMCA will also be on hand to discuss opportunities for community involvement.
In addition to the Parent Cafe, the African American Parent Advisory Committee, and the School Site Council, we have new parental involvement opportunities in Shared Decision Making, the Highland Grandparents' Club, and the English Learners' Advisory Committee. As many of you will attest, school years seem to pass more quickly than ever these days. So don't delay! Consult the parent communication board just inside the foyer to see how you can become involved in your child's education at Highland.
March Madness, college basketball’s annual championship tournament, came early for several elementary schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District.