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PTSO RUns on volunteers ​​

We use to manage all of our volunteer opportunities.  Click the link above to see current signups and see below for district requirements for volunteers.

DVUSD Requirements for Volunteering (2022-2023)

Parents who are already trained:

  • ALL parents who have ALREADY completed volunteer training, need to fill out paperwork on an ANNUAL basis. No exceptions. All paperwork is digitized this year, access the forms here.

​Parents that need Training

  • Trainings for the year across all campuses can be found here

  • Trainings only need to be taken once in a person's lifetime and can be done at any DVUSD campus, even if they do not have children attending that school. 

  • Trainings are supposed to be for adults. Parents should find childcare for their littles while they attend trainings.

If you are planning a field trip this year

  • All chaperones must be volunteer trained AND need to have completed their online paperwork

  • Overnight chaperones need to have a valid fingerprint clearance card and copy of driver's license on file with me.

  • Please collect emergency contact info for your chaperones just like you do for the kids. If you have an emergency during a field trip, you can't call me in the middle of a school day to search for their contact info in the district spreadsheets. You need to have that info with you on the trip.

  • Once you have a list of parents who want to go on a field trip, send it my way and I can verify who has been trained and who has completed paperwork. Sending me one completed list will help expedite the process instead of sending me many emails with one or two names at a time :)

Things to know

  • A volunteer is someone who regularly donates their time

  • One time events like class parties and Bearathon do not require training (this will probably change next year so encourage all to take the training)

  • Volunteers should never be left alone with students (reading in the hallway, etc. is fine)

  • If your volunteer has no familial (family) connection to a student on campus, they need to complete an additional application and must have a fingerprint clearance card in order to volunteer....even if they have been volunteering for years and years and years and their children no longer attend this campus.​


Do you do your shopping online?  Just forward your emailed receipts within 14 days from the same email address that you are registered with to

Check this link for a list of retailers they accept from, it's a big list and includes Costco, CVS, Instacart, Safeway, Sams, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart.

Box Tops are earned digitally by scanning or emailing your receipt.  The Box Tops for Education team has worked hard to build a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops Mobile app, available now.

The new app features state-of-the-art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online.

If you stil have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to sent them to school.  We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire.  Better yet, you can "double dip" during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products. 

Thanks for helping our school get what it needs!

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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.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as 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.
Just sign in to, go to your account from the navigation at the
top of any page and select the option to change your charity. Pick Highland Lakes PTSO 
You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android. Open the Amazon app and find 'Settings' in the main menu (☰). Tap on 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone. You need to renew your AmazonSmile preferences every 2 years.


HP Instant Ink Program

HP has started a new program called "Instant Ink". It's a monthly subscription that will deliver ink to you before you need it.

Your printing service includes:
Original HP ink or toner
Hassle-free delivery and recycling
Flexible plan options, starting at $0.99 per month

Sign up with our link and HLS gets $10!

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. 

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