A publication for the Highlands Elementary community.

Hawk News


Thanks to our PTO for the staff Apple Bar today! DELICIOUS!!!

Principal News

I would like to thank all the parents who came out for parent teacher conferences.  We had a great turnout and the teachers really appreciated speaking with their parents.  Also, a great big thank you to the PTO and the parents who donated time and food for the staff during these long days.  We can't say enough about how nice it is to have food and beverages available to us on the late evenings. Thank you!

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.

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!

Join Our Team Today >>

Ryan Ball
Highlands Elementary


Office News & Reminders:

Picture Retake - 10/27

Trunk or Treat October 28th at 5:00 pm

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. 

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


Happy Diwali! We want to recognize this Hindu religious holiday (which falls on Monday, October 24th in 2022) that celebrates the new year. Other groups observe their unique versions of this holiday including Jains and Sikhs. Diwali is a major holiday in India but is also celebrated in other countries including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago. The name Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word that means “row of lights.” The festivities last for 5 days! For more information about how this colorful cultural holiday is celebrated click on this National Geographic Kids link.

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 27 Picture Retake Day
  • Oct 28 Trunk or Treat

More Events >>


Quick Links

Copyright © 2022 Highlands Elementary, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp