Highland Gardens Elementary School

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  • Mrs. Quantina Sides

    It is with great pride and excitement that I join Highland Gardens Elementary as your new Principal. 

    I look forward to partnering with you to ensure all children are celebrated and supported. 

    Together, we will ensure that we maintain our tradition of excellence and the community that makes 

    Highland Gardens such a special place.

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    Rules for athletic events

    Sporting events can and should be opportunities for fun and fellowship in a family-friendly environment. We have a responsibility to do everything we can to ensure that these events are safe for everyone attending. That is why we are setting forth some guidelines.

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    Updated COVID-19 Guidance

    Montgomery Public Schools (MPS) has updated its guidelines for COVID-19 triggers and responses. Click the headline above for a link to the document.

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  • March 2023


    If you have not completed the parent survey, please click on the link below to complete our Title I Parent Survey. Thank you so much!

    Buenas tardes,

    Si no ha completado la encuesta para padres, haga clic en el enlace a continuación para completar nuestra Encuesta para padres de Título I. ¡Muchas gracias!


    The 1st Annual Highland Gardens ES yearbook is on sale until March. Please support our efforts to gain more resources for our scholars and end-of-year celebrations. They can be purchased online as well as by sending in cash.

    Yearbooks are on sale for $20. Don't forget this memorable time for your scholar.

    The T-shirts are still on sale. Please let us know if you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt for $12.

    Girls on the Run

    Girls on the Run provides POWER, PURPOSE, and POTENTIAL. Highland Gardens Elementary School Mondays and Thursdays 3:45 pm- 5:15 pm starts: February 6, 2023 Ends: April 29, 2023 (5K) Registration open NOW Fee: $10.00 Register www.gotrsouthcentralal.org/ Questions? Contact Maggie Brooks email address Maggie.brooks@girlsontherun.org


    We will begin selling some snack items this week. All snacks must be preordered on Thursdays. Please send the exact change for snack items. Students will receive snack items on Fridays after lunch. We will be selling Munchies chips for $0.50, Slushies for $2.00, and Pickles for $1.00. If you would like for your child to purchase snack items, please send the money with your scholar on Thursday. For our younger scholars, please send a note with the money letting the scholar’s teacher know which items they will be purchasing.

    Comenzaremos a vender algunos bocadillos esta semana. Todos los bocadillos deben reservarse los jueves. Envíe el cambio exacto para los refrigerios. Los estudiantes recibirán refrigerios los viernes después del almuerzo. Estaremos vendiendo chips Munchies por $0.50, Slushies por $2.00 y Pickles por $1.00. Si desea que su hijo compre refrigerios, envíe el dinero con su estudiante el jueves. Para nuestros estudiantes más jóvenes, envíe una nota con el dinero para informar al maestro del estudiante qué artículos comprarán.

    March is Women's History Month. We will have various celebrations of different women that have contributed to our society and education. Look for more information to come home soon.

    2-5 ACAP Parent Meeting

    We will have a 2-5 ACAP Parent Meeting in the coming weeks. We ask for all our 2-5 parents to make yourselves available as we will share more information about the states end of year assessment, what does the school's letter and number grade mean, and how you can support your scholars.

    2nd through 5th-grade parents are invited to our March 30th ACAP Parent and Student Information session. We hope that you will be able to come out to this very important meeting from 5:30-6:30.

    NEW Kinder Coming to HGES

    Upcoming Kinder that you will enroll in the coming school year, 2023-2024, please look for more information.

    April 2023

    April 7- Asynchronous Learning Day (Students will NOT report to school) 

    May 2023

    May 25- Report Card Day/Last Day for Students  

    May 26- Last Day for MPS Teachers 

    Thanks so much for noting these events on your calendar and we look forward to a great year!!

    Thanks so much for all you do and how supportive of our school and your efforts of continuous improvement. Please let us know how we can better support you and we will do all we can to make it happen, as we need you in order for our scholars to be successful.

    Please notify the school immediately if you have a change of address, telephone number(s), or additions/deletions of those individuals allowed to pick up your student(s) from school.

    Thank you!

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