Welcome to Highland Ranch
Cindy Venolia, Principal

14840 Waverly Downs Way, San Diego CA 92128
Phone: 858-674-4707 Fax: 858-485-7642
ESS: 858 485-7310
Attendance – 858-485-4876
Office Hours:  M-F 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
School Hours:  7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

RANCH ROUND-UP ~ April 22, 2016


Last week, we challenged you to guess who our Sumdog champion class was?  It was Miss Thomas’ group who came in second place in the nationwide competition!  They’re starting a new group this week for the next challenge.  We wish them the best!

THIS WEEK’S SUPER POWERS:  Can you guess which class donated the most to Pasta for Pennies?  I’ll give you a clue…we call them the Ponies.



We have a really fun parents’ night out planned for you!  The Foundation’s annual fundraising auction is only two weeks away.  Tickets are still on sale so be sure to get yours and join the fun on May 7th at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo. 

We even have babysitting figured out for you!  Kindercare (right by the fire station) is offering childcare the night of the event at the super low cost of $20 for children 2-12 and $25 for children under 2 years. Siblings over 2 years are only an additional $5.  That is some convenient, great priced childcare!  So join the fun and help do your part to support the science and PE programs that are so loved at Highland Ranch Elementary.

Raffle tickets are also on presale right now, and absentee bidding starts today.  If you are unable to attend, you are still able to bid on your child’s one-of-a-kind classroom art and/or Teacher Experience via absentee bid. To do so, please send an email to Absenteebid@highlandrancheducationalfoundation.org with your contact information, on what item(s) you are bidding, and your best and final bid. The starting bid for each of these items is $40. The deadline to submit absentee bids is noon on Thursday May 5th.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:  Sam Rasoul, Wings-n-Things, Dr. Dixon's Pediatric Dental Group, Ed Orenstein.  Your support is greatly appreciated!



Do you deserve a break today?  Want to have YOUR teacher serve you a Big Mac, Quarter Pounder or Happy Meal?  Join us on Wednesday, April 27th for our restaurant night at McDonalds on Carmel Mountain Road.  Our teachers and staff will be “working” the event as McTeachers! Bring a little extra cash for raffle tickets as there will be prizes including an iPod going out!  Looking forward to seeing you all there between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.


Hey Highland Ranch! Our "Feelin' Groovy" Spring Buy One Get One Free Book Fair is coming the week of April 25th through April 29th in the MPR! It's all about Peace, Love and Books!

Please see your child's teacher for more information on class scheduled visits. This is a great time to stock up on books for summer reading and donations for Teacher Appreciation Week!

We have an After School Sale Wednesday, April 27th from 1:45-2:15pm and a Family Night Thursday, April 28th from 4:30-7pm. On Family night, you don’t have to worry about dinner because there will be pizza and drinks available for sale. All proceeds from this dinner sale will benefit the Highland Ranch Chorus!

Of course we can't have a groovy Book Fair without groovy Volunteers! Please sign up on this link, http://vols.pt/9gmtHV  , on Volunteer Spot to help with Class visits. As a reminder there is tax on all purchases! Cash, Check and major Credit Cards accepted! Hope to see you create good vibrations at the "Feelin' Groovy" Spring Book Fair!"

STAR WARS:  The Thank You’s Awaken –  Teacher Appreciation WeekUP  Check your email for more details!

Episode I 

MONDAY (5/2) Return of the Thank You’s (Door Decor, wear a Star Wars shirt or Yoda green)

Episode II

TUESDAY (5/3) Skywalker’s Sandwiches and Leia’s Lily’s (Sandwich Bar with ingredients by grade level, bring flowers for the teacher)

Episode III

WEDNESDAY (5/4) Yoda's Yummies (Potluck Lunch - volunteer on SignUp Genius link)


Episode IV 

THURSDAY (5/5) Wookiee Waffles and Jedi Jargon (Breakfast by PTA, Bring cards for the teachers)

Episode V

FRIDAY (5/6) Tatooine Treats and Galactic Gifts (Snacks by PTA, room parents give gift baskets to their teachers)


Come to the Kindergarten Parent Night on Thursday, May 5th, at 6:00 p.m. in the MPR.   We will have a lot of information for new families.  Can’t wait to see you there!

Yearbook News - Don't wait until the last minute to buy your yearbook. Each family also has the option to personalize 2 pages in your child's yearbook.   All yearbooks need to be ordered online they will NOT be sold at school. The deadline to order and have your child's book delivered to them at school is April 30th. You can go to   www.TreeRing.com/validate and enter school code  1013489799753947 to order. The flier is attached.    

GOT GOALS? Have your children outgrown their soccer goals?  Do you  have a set of goals to share with the Stallions?  We’re looking for some smaller goals for our Kindergarten and First grade students to use.  If you can donate, it would be greatly appreciated!!

TK Interest Wait List Information

Parents of children with a fifth birthday between June 1st and September 1st, 2016, who wish to enroll their child into a TK class, MUST place their name on a District Interest Wait List. After March 1, 2016, at 8:00 AM, go to the District Website and select "TK Interest Wait List" to put your child's name on the list. The assigned TK school site will notify parents on the Interest List starting in June, or later in the summer, of an opening in TK. The parent will then be given 48 hours to enroll. Due to increased numbers of students required to enroll in TK, please note that space is very limited and will be determined on a first-come, first served basis.


25th - 29th - Spring Book Fair 27th -McTeacher Night

27th – Character Club 2:00 in Library 28th - Family Night at the Book Fair

29th-Spirit Day-Wacky Day


2nd - 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week

2nd- Foundation Meeting Library 7:00 pm

3rd- Promotion Pictures

3rd-Audition for Variety Show 3:15-5:30

5th- Kindergarten Parent Night – 6:00 – 7:00 MPR

7th – Foundation Gala “grease is the Night” at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo

9th- Kindergarten Registration – 2:30 – 7:00

 MPR 11th – PTA Board Meeting 1pm to 2pm

12th-New Student and Continuing Student Registration – 2:30 – 7:00 MPR

Check our website for more dates!