13 November 2011
November 17, 2011 | Posted by Leni Dietrich
Dear Highland View Parents/Guardians:
Please remember that students only have school on Monday and Tuesday, November 21 and 22 next week. The Highland View staff wishes everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving Break. Our doors will open again on Monday, November 28.
Thank you to families and staff who attended or had a table at last week’s All the World event. It was great to see the hundred or so families together celebrating different cultures. There was entertainment, good food and great conversation. I look forward to this event growing in the future.
We continue to have concerns regarding the traffic flow in the morning. Please remember that only K4 parents and buses should be in the lower lot. All other drivers should be using the upper lot with the entrance off of Eastway.
Spotlight on Learning: Mrs. Olszewski and Ms. Brody
This week, all of the music classes and performing groups are getting ready for their winter concerts. Music classes and choir are getting ready for their performance on December 14 and band and orchestra are getting ready for their show on January 19. The K-5 grade classes are working on multicultural songs for their concert. They are learning songs in Hindi, Arabic, Hebrew, Swahili and Spanish, including the song “Waving Flag” from the World Cup.
The book fair will be open through conferences next week Wednesday for families interested. Students are able to purchase books during the lunch hours. K4 families may purchase through the office when picking up students.
We continue to seek volunteers for many PTO sponsored events. Please let one of the PTO officers know if you are available to help out. Right now we are looking for volunteers to help at the Book Fair over the lunch hours and during the evening of conferences.
Thank you to all the families who came to the PTO Fall Event. It was a wonderful family event. Thank you to all who participated. The time and effort was greatly appreciated and enjoyed. Children and families experienced the joys of nearly twenty countries. Special thanks to all the families and staff who hosted a table or helped with setup or crafts. Thank you as well to the 5th graders who helped by making signs and promoting the event.
Highland View 2011-12 Yearbook Sale
Last Friday, students brought home an order form / envelope for this year's exciting edition of the school yearbook. This is a great opportunity to remember these once-in-a-lifetime moments in your child's life with full-color photos of each class as well as all the fun and interesting events that take place at our school throughout the year.
Several fun options available including personalized name and photo on the cover, as well as Zoom current events insert. Order now to avoid the spring price increase.
Orders must be turned in to the school office by Tuesday, November 22. Cash or checks (made out to HV PTO) will be accepted.
Yearbooks are handed out in June and students are given an opportunity to autograph each other’s books at school - don't let your child miss out on the fun!
New this Year: Parents will have the opportunity to submit photos online for consideration in the yearbook... be sure to take lots of pictures on field trips, at school events and when volunteering in your child's class. Watch for more information to come! You can also "like" us on Facebook to get all the latest updates on the yearbook as it progresses - look for the 'Highland View Yearbook' page and click the 'like' button. Questions? Call yearbook editor Cheryl Sanders @421-4456 or email email@example.com.
Conference Release Day and Thanksgiving Vacation
Students will not have school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 23-25 due to conferences and Thanksgiving Vacation. We will welcome students back to school on Monday, November 28.
Highland View’s Literacy Night is set for November 30 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This fun learning event for the whole family will showcase ideas to help support literacy in the home. For more information, please click here.
Quaker Steak Fundraiser
We are working with Quaker Steak and Lube to hold a fundraiser on the evening of December 12. On this Make a Difference Monday, 5% of all sales is donated back to the school. Come enjoy some good food, connect with other HV families and support the school.
Our Winter Concert is scheduled for 6 p.m. on December 14 at the Greendale High School. Families will receive more information in the coming weeks, but we wanted to remind families ahead of time.
As part of the Greendale School District’s wellness goal and integrated into the Health curriculum, we are compiling a “Nourish – Mind, Body, Community” cookbook. We are looking for submissions of healthy recipes from students, families and community members. For a recipe template form, please click here. Send your completed recipe form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is February 1. Inclusion is dependent upon the number of entries.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Greendale’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be November 25 in front of Village Hall, 6500 Northway. The Greendale High School Choir will lead the crowd in a community sing-along of carols starting at 6:30 p.m. Village President, John R. Hermes, will then lead the crowd in counting down to the lighting of the holiday lights and shortly after that, Santa Claus will arrive to provide treats to all the good little boys and girls.
Friends of Music Spirit Wear
Greendale Friends of Music is selling Greendale music spirit wear - t-shirts (both short- and long-sleeve) and hooded sweatshirts, in both child and adult sizes. Show your support for music by ordering your apparel today. Submit your order by November 28th to receive the items by mid-December. Greendale Friends of Music is an advocacy group that supports all music programs -- vocal and instrumental -- at the elementary, middle, and high schools. For an order form, please click here.
Special Reading of “The Polar Express” on December 2
On Friday, December 2 the Greendale Public Library will host a reading of the classic children's tale "The Polar Express" as performed by local actress Debra Babich. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Greendale Public Library. To learn more, please click here.
HiTech Holiday Technology Fair on December 2
The Greendale Public Library and the Greendale Park & Recreation Department will host a "HiTech Holiday Technology Fair" on Friday, December 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Greendale Public Library. You will get a chance to "test drive" the latest technology gadgets and Library staff will be available to answer your technology questions. To learn more, please click here.
Help the Greendale Park and Recreation Department and make a difference for youth, adults and senior citizens in your community. You can support this organization by coming in and placing a silent auction bid on a small, homemade, hand-painted wardrobe that is perfectly suited for your child’s favorite doll in the Park and Rec office (5900 S. 51st Street). Bidding will begin on Friday, November 18 and end on Friday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m. Starting bid will be $60. Click thumbnail image to enlarge photo.