why get involved?

the number one reason to get involved in the ptso is to benefit your child!! 

In doing so, you also help Highland Lakes School. But wait, there are also many other advantages:

  • Get Connected: There is no better way to know what is happening at HLS!

  • Tap into a Network: PTSO functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind.  You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.

  • Witness Improvement: By getting involved you'll be part of the solutions, helping to make positive changes

  • Watch Yourself Grow:  By volunteering, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause--your child and all the children in the community.  

  • Your child benefits: When parents get connected to the school, children do better.  Research shows children whose parents are involved get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems at school. 

Elementary PE Family Super Hero Dance

Nov 01, 2018 
Spots available: 5
Time for another exciting family dance night!  Please support the Elementary PE department by signing up to sell concessions on November 1, 2018.

Bearathon 2018

Nov 01, 2018 - Dec 07, 2018
Spots available:UNLIMITED
This is our BIG fundraiser. We need volunteers before the event to sort event materials, shirts, and give away prizes. The day of we need help marking laps and throwing color. After the run, we have more prize events.
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2018 Penguin Patch Shoppe

Dec 07, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018
Spots available: 83
Join us at our annual Secret Shopping for the kids! Please sign-up to help staff the "store". Proceeds go to our Adopted Families.

Dec 19th Bear Buck Store

Dec 19, 2018
Spots available:12
10am-12:30p: Run one of the bear buck goody tables.

Jan 16th Bear Buck Store

Jan 16, 2019
Spots available:12
10am-12:30p: Run one of the bear buck goody tables.

Daddy Daughter Dance 2019

Jan 18, 2019
Spots available:57
Friday, January 18th help us make this night special with decorations and food.

Feb 14th Teacher Conference Dinner

Feb 14, 2019
Spots available: 74
Our teachers and staff deserve a home cooked meal during this busy week. We would love for you to make a donation, to show our staff your appreciation. Non food items can be brought to the front office anytime between now and the event. Please mark bowls, crock pots, dishes that you would like returned with your name. They will be available for pickup the next day in the Teacher's Lounge. If they are not picked up after a week, we cannot guarantee they will still be there. Thank you!

Feb 20 Bear Buck Store

Feb 20, 2019
Spots available:12
10am-12:30p: Run one of the bear buck goody tables.

March 27 Bear Buck Store

Mar 27, 2019
Spots available:12
10am-12:30p: Run one of the bear buck goody tables.


Apr 05, 2019
Spots available:181
Thank you so much for making the annual SPRING FLING happen! We could not do this without our AWESOME volunteers! Please click SIGN UP! and choose the time(s) and location(s) you wish to serve - (Please enter best phone # for Text Messages) *SET UP *HIGH SCHOOL (5hr SHIFT) *ADMISSIONS/TICKETING *ACTIVITIES/GAMES *CONCESSIONS *CLEAN UP

April 17 Bear Buck Store

Apr 17, 2019
Spots available:12
10am-12:30p: Run one of the bear buck goody tables.

Spring Talent Show 2018 K-4th

Apr 26, 2019
Spots available:15

Spring Talent Show

May 15th Bear Buck Store

May 15, 2019
Spots available:12
10am-12:30p: Run one of the bear buck goody tables.

​Frys Community Rewards
Did you know you can support nonprofit organizations in your community just by shopping at Fry's? 
To get started, sign up with your V.I.P Card , and select Highland Lakes PTSO or use our organization number BN382 as the local organization you wish to support.

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PTSO RUns on volunteers 


We use to manage all of our volunteer opportunities.  This is not a complete list (but it's really close)  and will be updated as needed.   Anything catch your eye?  ​​(note click the link below to get the updated spots available and full details of the event)

Amazon Smile

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Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education and for Education are easy and fun programs.  Even the kids can get involved by helping you find and clip box tops.  Just clip box tops from products  and send them to school with your kids.  We send home collection bags three times a year and the class with the most box tops wins a ice cream party.  Visit this link for more information