The winter parties for the classrooms are on Friday, December 22. Each grade is throwing a Party with a Purpose—a charity and subsequent service project have been chosen. We love to teach our students to give back to our community! The winter parties for grades 1, 2, 4, and 5 are from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. The winter parties for grade 3 are from 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. The winter parties for AM kindergarten are from 9:20 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. The winter parties for PM kindergarten are from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Room parents will be sending out emails and sign-upRead More →

Please join in our annual tradition to support High Plains families looking for help with holiday gifts. You can visit the Giving Tree in the school lobby now to learn how to provide a gift for a High Plains child this season. Complete instructions will be found at the tree. Gifts should be returned under the tree no later than Friday, December 15. Your generosity will bring smiles to many children in our High Plains community. Thank you in advance for your support! Please follow these instructions: Choose a pair of cards from the tree. Write your name, phone number, and email on the card asking forRead More →

If you were not able to attend the past PIN (Parent Information Network) presentations and would like to listen to the podcasts, they are now available along with presentation slides here: November 2017: Beyond Mama Bear: How to Survive the Balancing Act of Parenting Teenagers (Lisa Filholm) October 2017: ADHD or Just Lost, Late and Unorganized? (Cyle Feingold) September 2017: The Mind of a Champion (Chris Natzke)Read More →

Yearbook photos are needed! There are field trips, several before/after school clubs, class parties, and other High Plains events going on all year long that serve as great photo opportunities. Please consider taking a few pictures at any events you attend to help us build our 2017–2018 yearbook. Go ahead and start sending pics from the first day of school, Western Night, Taste of High Plains, field trips, etc. Please send pictures to, along with the title of the event and the names of the kids if known. Thank you in advance for submitting pictures! Please contact Debbie Chen-Becker at with any questions.Read More →

Join us for a couple spirit days at Papa Murphy’s, where love is at 425 degrees! Wednesday, December 6, and Thursday, December 7, are spirit days/nights for High Plains at the Papa Murphy’s at Arapahoe and Yosemite. Buy some take-home pizzas (ask for them double-wrapped and they freeze really well!) and support our school! PapaMurphy’sFlyerRead More →

The Scholastic Book Fair is here! Here are the hours: Monday, November 27: 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, November 28: 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 29: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 30: 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday, December 1: 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. We also need a few more volunteers to help take down the book fair on Friday, December 1. Please sign up here: Thank you!Read More →

The holidays are fast approaching, and we are pleased to once again offer the gift card program to ease your holiday shopping for High Plains staff. This is a completely optional program, and it is being done 100% online. All contributions must be made by Friday, November 17th. Please see the link below. Parents may give any amount they wish (in increments of $5) to anyone on our wonderful High Plains staff. Each recipient then receives an alotted amount to spend on gift cards of his/her choice. Each staff member receives a list of families who donated to his/her own total amount; however, individual giftingRead More →

The Community Service Committee invites you to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate families in our High Plains community. In keeping with High Plains tradition, we hope to provide a full Thanksgiving dinner to those that may otherwise go without. If you would like to contribute (or your kids want to donate from their piggy banks), please place your donation in the “turkey” located at the front desk. Cash is great, or checks can be made payable to High Plains PTCO. The deadline for donations is Friday, November 17. Thanks for making the difference of an abundant Thanksgiving for some ofRead More →

Join us all day and night at the Dog Haus off Arapahoe and Peoria (12023 E. Arapahoe Rd. in Centennial) on Thursday, November 16. Their hot dogs are creative and fun, but they also have burgers and sliders, sausages, chicken sandwiches, and lots of sides (including tater tots, onion rings, and french fries). They also have a happy hour! Come show your spirit and support of High Plains!Read More →

There are still some tickets available for several sign-up parties. Please support these parties—they are a huge fundraiser for the school, and the hosts put a lot of time, energy, and resources into planning them and pulling them off. We love our party hosts!! Please see the LAST CALL category on the auction website: Kindergarten families: Looking to meet some other kindergarten families? Maybe you love watching the Broncos with fun people? Maybe you’ll do anything for PIZZA?? Buy a ticket to the Broncos Build-a-Pizza Party! Moms with kids in grades K, 1, and 2: Want to get together with other moms and make a difference? WantRead More →

We are looking for volunteers to help Nurse Renee with the audiology and vision screenings taking place on November 7 and 8 and again in January. Your help is greatly appreciated! Please sign up using the following link or reach out to Michaela Spiel at 303-667-7968 for more information. Thank you!Read More →

Conference week is right around the corner, so let’s feed our fabulous teachers and staff with an Italian-themed potluck! Please sign up to bring something here: Food needs to be in the teachers’ lounge by 2:15 p.m. Thank you for your support!Read More →

There will be cornhole & ping pong tournaments at the auction, starting promptly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for those tournaments will go on sale Tuesday, October 31, at 9:30 a.m. for $15 each. Tickets will be first come, first served, as we have only 16 spots for each! There will be a $50 prize up for grabs, so start practicing in your backyard! Be on the lookout for that email on Tuesday to let you know when ticket sales are up.    Read More →

Tickets are available now for the annual school auction, to be held on Friday, November 3! Please see the flyer in this post. Click on the link to buy early bird tickets for $35 apiece (the price goes up to $40 each on October 31). One ticket includes two drink tickets, heavy hors d’oeuvres, light desserts, and ALL the fun!–54b77bbe46Read More →

The deadline to submit a host form for auction sign-up parties is October 30! If you need more information about sign-up parties and how they work, please contact Susan Buckheit at Remember, anyone can host a party and anyone can buy a ticket to one (as long as tickets are still available). These parties are great ways to build community and have fun together. Kids only, adults only, or a little bit of both for some family entertainment! Join the fun, as a host or an attendee! Last year’s parties brought in $15,000 for the school. Fifteen big ones! Can we beat last year’sRead More →