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. 



Check back to help at other events this year that are not scheduled yet such as: Talent Show, Art Fair, Vision and Hearing Screenings, Picture Day Helpers, Concessions for Musical and concerts, Open House for Renaissance and Kinder, and more.......


Bear Buck Store Volunteer November 2019

Nov 20, 2019 9am-12:30p

Volunteers Needed: 12

Run one of the bear buck goody tables.

2019 Penguin Patch Shoppe

Dec 06, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019 various shifts for set up, preview day, shopping days, and take down
Join us at our annual Secret Shopping for the kids! Please sign-up to help staff the "store". Proceeds go to our Head Start Adopted Families (NJHS is organizing this year).  Volunteers who work 2 or more shifts get a $10 merchandise credit!

Bear Buck Store Volunteer January 2020

Jan 23, 2020
9am-12:30p

Volunteers needed: 12

Run one of the bear buck goody tables.

Dance with Your Daughter 2020

Jan 24, 2020
Various shifts 4pm - 9pm
Help us make this night special with decorations and food.

Feb Teacher Conference Dinner

Feb 20, 2020 times vary depending on item, potluck items should be dropped off at 4pm
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 front office. If they are not picked up after a week, we cannot guarantee they will still be there. Thank you!
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Dance with Your Dude 2020

Feb 07, 2020 
Various shifts 4pm - 9pm
Help us make this night special with decorations and food.

Bear Buck Store Volunteer February 2020

Feb 27, 2020
9am-12:30p

Volunteers Needed: 12

Run one of the bear buck goody tables.

Bear Buck Store Volunteer March 2020

Mar 26, 2020
9am-12:30p

Volunteers Needed: 12

Run one of the bear buck goody tables.

Bear Buck Store Volunteer April 2020

Apr 16, 2020
9am-12:30p

Volunteers needed: 12

Run one of the bear buck goody tables.

SPRING FAMILY BINGO 2020

Apr 17, 2020
Various shifts from 4pm - 9pm
Thank you so much for making the annual SPRING BINGO happen! We could not do this without our AWESOME volunteers! 

Bear Buck Store Volunteer May 2020

May 14, 2020
9am-12:30p

Volunteers Needed: 12

Run one of the bear buck goody tables.



Sign up for our Retail Programs

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PTSO RUns on volunteers 

 

We use SignUp.com 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)

​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.


Box Tops for Education
Box Tops is migrating the program to a digital box top that is supported with an app.  We will still be accepting non-expired clipped Box Tops all year​ and will collect these from the classrooms 3 times a year.  Please click the link below for more information and  to download the app.




Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Sign up to support HLS by clicking here

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