Academy of Arts at Bella Vista

October 2017

Dear Highland Parents,

It is hard to believe that it is already October. It is the time of year where the weather can turn cooler without much notice. Please have your children dress appropriately for the cooler weather.

We had our first Parent Reading Night for 1st through 3rd grade parents on Sept 20th. We had a small turn out but there was some good information given on how to help with reading at home.

I would like to invite everyone to attend our PAC meetings each month. Our October PAC meeting will be October 19th.

All Highland students participated in Constitution Week Activities, which included writing new laws, creating learning cubes of important facts about the constitution and creating portraits of past presidents.

Another great thing we have going on is Art in our schools. We have a traveling art teacher who comes once a week to work with classrooms on a variety of art projects.

This month we have a variety of activities going on at Highland for our students- School Pictures on Oct 10th, Fire Safety presentation on Oct 13th, and a variety of grade level field trips are planned.

We will have a pumpkin-decorating contest this year, more information will be sent home next week about the rules of the contest. This is a fun event we hope everyone participates.

Thank you so much for you help!

Brenda Benfield


  • Oct 6-9 Fall Break No School
  • Oct 10th School Pictures
  • Oct 13th End of the First 9 weeks
  • Oct 13th Fire Safety presentation
  • Oct 18th Report Cards
  • Oct 18th Fall Harvest (5th Grade)
  • Oct 19th PAC Meeting
  • Oct 20th Farm Safety Day (3rd grade)
  • Oct 27th ST. Barnard Farms (kinder)

  • Weekly Folders go home every Thursday with every student.

  • Don’t forget to save your box tops. Highland will be participating in Box Tops For Education again this year. Mrs. Vetterly is our go to person for this activity.

  • For the safety of our students and staff, ALL VISITORS must stop at the front office and show a picture I.D. when entering our school.

  • School is dismissed at 3:00 P.M. Classroom teachers will escort all students out. Students will remain with their teacher until parent pickup. All students need to be picked up by 3:15.

  • If you would like to be a parent volunteer, please make sure you have attended a volunteer orientation. You can attend one of the trainings at Central Office. The dates are located on the district website.