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Principal News

Highlands Families,
We are excited to host a school-wide food drive event led by our Student Leadership Club.  We will be working with Erie UpLink. Erie UpLink is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization committed to connecting Erie families with resources to fulfill their basic life needs, including connecting Erie families with opportunities to be of service to one another. We are thankful that we can count on the food to fill our spring Tiger Packs.
Tiger Packs are backpacks with kid-friendly, nonperishable food items sent home with students, at parent request, to bridge the food gap over long weekends and holiday breaks for kids who normally have free breakfast and lunch at school. For more information
* Food Drive Starts November 1 and will end November 18.
* Collection boxes will be placed outside each classroom.
* Items Needed:
-Canned Soup (kid favorite varieties, microwavable or pop top preferred)
-Ramen Noodles
-Canned SpaghettiOs or Ravioli
-Optional item- Peanut Butter- snack cups/packets or small jars

Thank you for your willingness to support others! Let's help fill those packs. 

Reminder about recess and weather from out Parent Handbook:

Recess is an integral part of the school day and all students will be expected to participate.  Students should wear clothing and shoes appropriate for outside play.  Students can be excused from recess with a doctor’s note.  Children will go outside for recess unless there is excessive precipitation, lightning or if the temperature falls below 15 degrees (temperature + wind chill).


Join the Highland Elementary Community as a Guest Teacher

You can become a guest teacher for Highlands Elementary and work the days that fit into your schedule. As a Guest, or Substitute Teacher, you will teach and supervises students in the event that their regular teacher is unable to lead class.  If you are interested in joining our team, please apply using the link below and look for the "Substitute Teaching" vacancy to start your application or contact me via email or phone if you have more questions.  We look forward to having you!

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As a reminder, the south lot is for staff parking only and bus drop off and pick up.  We are asking parents not to use this lot to pickup or drop off students to keep all children safe.  Parents are free to park on the street and walk up to pick up their children.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Just a reminder that students should not wear costumes to school tomorrow for the Trunk or Treat event.  Trunk or Treat begins at 5:00 so there should be plenty of time to change at home.  Student will be dressing up on Monday, October 31st.  Thank you and we can't wait to see you there!  

Ryan Ball
Highlands Elementary


Office News & Reminders:


Birthday Celebrations (per Parent Handbook)

A celebration of the child’s birthday will be scheduled in the classroom to honor their special day.  Student birthdays are also recognized on the daily announcements and through a special visit to the front office.  Students with summer birthdays are encouraged to celebrate on their “half birthday” or on any other day selected by the family.  Parents should notify the teacher regarding the date selected for the summer birthday celebration.  

NOTE:  no food will be served for birthday celebrations.

Trunk or Treat October 28th at 5:00 pm - we will have a lost and found by the front doors, please stop by and check for your students missing items!

Late Start - 11/2 School starts at 11:30

Please make sure when entering the front door that each guest rings in separately.  This allows the office staff to have contact with each individual that comes through the door.  Guests unknown to us must show identification before entering.  We appreciate your help with this. 

HALLOWEEN Information

We will again have our Halloween Parade outside at 9:15 on the 31st.  Parents wanting to watch may stand outside the building as the students parade around the perimeter.  Costumes should be comfortable to wear all day, no weapons, blood or gore and nothing covering the face throughout the day.  Classroom celebration information will come from your child's teacher.  Please check their newsletters/emails for important times and needs regarding Halloween.

Questions about lunch or My School Bucks? Contact Highlands kitchen manager Lynette Petrick at, Nutrition Services 303-682-7251 , or visit the Nutrition Services website.


Community Schools

Before & After School Care

St. Vrain’s Community Schools program provides a safe, structured and positive environment that extends school day learning and supports families in need of before- and after-school care. The program provides a balanced menu of educational, enrichment and recreational activities to promote student achievement and engagement. Our childcare program is licensed through the Colorado Department of Human Services for children ages 5-11.  For more information please contact Denise Gerhard, Program Manager at


Trunk or Treat! It’s time for our 2nd annual trunk or treat on Oct. 28th at 5pm. We can’t do this without our wonderful volunteers that will make trunks! Please sign up today! 


 Upcoming Events

  • Oct 28 Trunk or Treat
  • Oct 31 Halloween Parade 9:15 am
  • Nov 2 Late Start 
  • Nov 8 PTO meeting 7:00 pm
  • Nov 16 Annie Musical 6:30 pm
  • Nov 21-25 Thanksgiving Break

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