MPEPTA Executive Board Meeting-Monday, October 5th-August C. DePreker Media Center-Highland School 7:30 pm
Week of Respect-Monday, October 5th-Friday, October 9th
Elementary Box Tops Collection-Friday, October 9th
Elementary Progress Reports Distributed-Friday, October 9th
Parents and Guardians of Highland School Students, Highland School Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday September 17th 2015. There will be a presentation at 6:30 in the gymnasium for all parents, with individual teacher presentations immediately following. A letter with the Back to School Night Schedule was sent home with the students. Please click the link to view the schedule. The teachers and I look forward to seeing you. Sincerely, Pete Galasso, Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians, I am very excited to welcome your children back to school on Thursday, September 3, 2015. This has been an extremely productive summer. The referendum is in full swing and phase 1 at Highland School has added significant upgrades to the facility - we are very pleased with the face-lift our school has received. Thank you again for your support of the referendum. Click the link to read Mr. Galasso's letter.
In an effort to keep our students safe and healthy, only pre-packaged foods from this list will be used to celebrate birthdays or holiday celebrations. There are specific brands to choose from because at present they are considered safe from nut products. Click the link to read the updated list.
“Over the past few years, Highland school has adopted a healthy eating policy for birthday snack celebrations. We would like to continue this effort and ask for your continued support. This letter reviews the guidelines for Highland School regarding birthday snack celebrations.”
In this helpful article in American Educator,John Dunlosky (Kent State University) summarizes the research he and several colleagues have done on the most effective methods of studying. [For a more detailed report on this research, see Marshall Memo 470.] It turns out that the strategy used most often by students – reading, re-reading, and highlighting – is one of the least-effective ways to retain information. Here are learning strategies that have been shown to work well for students of all ages. Click the link to read more.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched a new website for educators, students, and parents. Click the link to access the new web address.
We are pleased to announce that the Midland Park Education Foundation and its Board of Trustees have funded a grant allowing students comprehensive, standards-aligned math practice online for a full calendar year. This information was sent home in your child's report card. Please click the link to access the Parent Quick Start Guide.