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Noche Familiar Latina  el 22 de mayo de las 6:00 a las 8:30 de la noche

 

Todas las familias de la escuela son bienvenidas. El evento será totalmente en español, pero tendremos traductores en otros idiomas que sean necesarios. Los temas para los padres y alumnos son los siguientes:

·         Como abordar el tema del sexo: mantener un dialogo abierto en los años de adolecencia

·         Como conducirse entre dos culturas

 

La cena corre por nuestra cuenta, pizza y ensalada, pero le invitamos que comparta usted un postre o un platillo típico de su país de origen.

 

¡aparte usted la fecha! Pronto proporcionaremos más información.

Established by the Legislature in 2007, the College Bound Scholarship program was created to provide financial assistance to low-income students who want to achieve the dream of a college education. 

The scholarship is available to 7th and 8th grade students who are eligible for the free and reduced price lunch (FRPL) program, are in foster care, or whose family's income meets the guidelines. The deadline to sign up is June 30 of students' 8th grade year.

The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of state funding. The scholarship covers the average tuition (at comparable colleges), some fees, and a small book allowance.

It's already time to make preparations for next year, including the election of new officers.  We will hold elections for 2014-2015 PTSA officers at our final general meeting on May 13 at 7:00 pm in the Highland library.

The Nominating Committee places in nomination the following for 2014-2015:

President:

Rabecca Larson

Vice President:

Brook Rose

Treasurer:

Dana Stoneman

Secretary:

Misty McIlraith


Respectfully submitted by the Nominating Committee:
Misty McIlraith, Rabecca Larson, and Ingrid Goodman

We have a number of chair positions to fill for next year as well. 
If you'd like to learn more about serving in a committee chair position, please ask any board member or send us an e-mail any time.  We need your time and talents to build on our success each year!  PTA offers excellent training and support for you as a volunteer, and provides valuable experience for your resume or to help you achieve future goals.  Middle school PTSA requires less time than elementary, but we still need plenty of help to achieve our goals!  Take a look at our current list, and you'll see that we have positions open now, as well as for next year.  Consider joining us!

We are also participating in the Be the Bridge Book Drive, which supports summer reading for younger students.  Do you have any old books that are just gathering dust on your shelf? Please donate them to the Be the Bridge Book Drive.

Many students don't have access to books over the summer, which contributes to "summer slide" and hinders learning over the break. You can help by donating books, which will be sent home with students over the summer and given to students at summer schools.
This drive is in support of the BSD/Eastside Pathways initiative to have students reading at grade level by grade 3.

There is a collection box located in the main office, or you may drop off contributions during our book swap. 
http://www.bsd405.org/schools/middle-schools/highland.aspx
Important dates

National Principals Month
October 1-31

Highland PTSA General Membership Meeting
October 22, Tuesday, 6pm

Highland Unity Day Festival 2019
October 22, Tuesday

National Unity Day (wear orange to school!)
October 23, Wednesday

No school--Veterans Day
November 11, Monday

Reflections program art entries due
November 15, Friday

Highland Middle School calendar

Bellevue School District calendar

Submit news and events to:
hms-ptsa@hotmail.com

 


Membership

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Join the first Highland PTSA community meeting on October 22

All parents are welcome to join us in the library at Sherwood Forest Elementary at 6pm on Tuesday, October 22 for the first Highland PTSA membership meeting of the 2019-2020 school year. Highland's principal and assistant principal, Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Arroyo, will be there along with our new PTSA board members. We'll share our vision for the year, provide an update on the construction progress for our future Highland home and share details about upcoming Highland PTSA activities. A light dinner will be provided. 

Learn more about the PTSA community meetings.

   

Community
Highland Unity Day Festival 2019 Logo

Wear and share orange in support of bullying prevention 

National UNITY DAY is October 23! Highland’s Unity Day Festival 2019 is Tuesday, October 22. On Tuesday, the school will build awareness and remind students to wear orange on the national day. No orange? That’s okay! Wear Highland blue! On Wednesday, we will all come together in ORANGE or BLUE to send one large message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against stereotyping and bullying, and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. 

Learn more about National Unity Day (English | Spanish)

Learn more about Highland Unity Day Festival 2019 (English | Spanish)

 


Programs
Reflections

Calling all Highland artists!
Reflections, a PTA cultural arts competition, is taking entries for original works of art at all levels. Submit your entry in one of six areas to the Highland main office by 2:30pm on November 15, 2019.

Learn more about the Reflection Program 2019.


Fundraising
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Thank you everyone who participated in the MOD Pizza fundraiser on October 13!

We're tallying our fundraising results and will also be announcing the MOD Pizza $25 gift card winner shortly!


PTSA Newsletter

PTSA Newsletter | October 9, 2019 Edition

Read the latest news to stay on top of all that is happening with the Highland PTSA. (EnglishSpanish)


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Highland Middle School
(temporary address)
11650 SE 60th St

Bellevue, WA 98006

Telephone
Main Office: (425) 456-6400

Attendance: (425) 456-6401
Fax: (425) 456-6499

Start & Dismissal
M-T-T-F: 8:45 am – 3:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:45 am – 2:20 pm

Highland Middle School PTSA comprises of families, students, educators, administrators, business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. Highland Middle School PTSA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families an communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTSA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth. everychild.onevoice. This web site is a volunteer-created site and not an official site of Highland Middle School or the Bellevue School District.