Top Things our HLS Teachers need to know about PTSO for the 2019-2020 school year


  1. We have INCREASED our annual Classroom Reimbursement from $50 to $75. This is for anyone who has a classroom, including our specials teachers.  Get the form on our website or in our mailbox in the workroom. 

  2. PTSO website will continue to be a valuable resource for all!  Please share the link in all communications with parents! www.highlandlakesptso.com

  3. We need Volunteers! We encourage each teacher to try and volunteer for the PTSO for at least one of our events this year.  Also, direct and encourage your families to come aside the PTSO in your communications with them.  Information is available on our website, we have a Parents page just for them.  Our Signup.com page is available 24/7 to look for future opportunities: http://signup.com/go/Fxk9Xz​​

  4. PTSO is hosting a Back to School Glow Skate on Friday, August 16th from 5pm - 7:30pm at Great Skate.  Teachers and Staff get in for free.  The $10 admission includes skate rental, a slice of cheese pizza, and a small drink.  Wear your HLS gear for a free glow necklace.  

  5. Our general meetings will be every month on the first Friday at 9:00 am in the front office conference room.

  6. The Bear Bucks have switched colors to light blue($1 Pletnick) and dark green ($2 Anderson).  Please stop by the work room to get the new bucks.  Students can use last years bucks for the first store in September ONLY.  1st - 6th grade Teachers will need to sign their class up for a spot this year.  Middle School students can continue to come to the store during their lunch.  Claim your spot for the  September 19th store today at: https://signup.com/go/kNiikMe

  7. The Copy Cats program will be available again this year.  You can find a form in the basket in the copy room.  There will be a volunteer at HLS most days of the week.

  8. Bearathon is the most important event of the year!  PTSO has set a goal of $50,000 and in order to reach that goal we need all Parents, Teachers and Students excited and participating.  We are actively seeking sponsors for the event.  If you know of any families with small businesses they can get more information at our website.

  9. Favorites - because our teachers and staff are so loved by the parents and students the PTSO will continue to compile a list of your favorite things so please update here.

  10. We are asking everyone to support HLS by signing up for Fry’s Community Rewards, Box Tops, and Amazon Smile. Families that return the first day packet form indicating they signed up earn a bear buck for their student, (Kinders get a pencil).  Teachers, please give the student the prize when the form is returned to you and recycle the papers. 

  11. Kona Ice and Sip Blend will be here once a month on early release days!  Listen on the announcements for dates.

  12. Encourage everyone to download and install the DVUSD App and follow HLS.  There will be lots of communication coming from the app this upcoming school year!

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