• Message From the Principal

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    Upper body Picture of Principal Shawntanet Jara


    November 10, 2019

    Dear Solana Highlands Families,

    Solana Highlands K-6 Conversion Exploration

    We will be updating information regarding the Conversion Exploration on the below link as it is available. All updates can also be accessed on the Facilities - Capital Programs link on the SBSD website.

    Solana Highlands Frequently Asked Questions and Community Engagement Conversations

    Parent Education - "Pop Culture and the Noise It Creates" with Commander Paul LeBaron

    We have our first parent education program during Parent/Teacher Conference Week on Thursday, Nov 21 at Solana Pacific.  The first session is from 1:00 - 2:30 and the second from 6:00 - 7:30.  Childcare is provided.  The flyers are on PeachJar and parents can RSVP for attendance and for childcare from the flyer. 

    Our kids live in a world different than anything we have experienced.  Consider that anybody born after August 6, 1991, does not know life without the Internet. When we talk to our kids, we hope the message gets through. The “internal noise” (Movies, Video Games, Internet, Music, Television, Texting, Sexting, Emojis, Online Challenges) that comes from Pop Culture is a major deterrent.  The objective of this presentation is to learn to improve communication between adults and kids by identifying the “noise” that is generated from popular culture that makes such communication difficult.  You will learn that it is not enough to know WHAT your kids are listening to ... you must know ABOUT the things your kids are listening to.  Don’t miss out on this important presentation!!!

    Commander Paul LeBaron:
    Paul LeBaron is a high-ranking member of a large municipal police department in Southern California. Over the course of his career he has seen the effects of drugs and popular culture on today’s youth and how these create challenges for families. Paul has also worked with the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance for the past 19 years, where he teaches classes on cultural diversity and ethics to law enforcement and educators. In his spare time Paul is also a coach for youth soccer and a volunteer for Boy Scouts of America.

    Parenting Secret Mission


    Today when your child is facing a difficulty and you’re tempted to jump in and save them, wait.

    Give them time to work through the frustration and build resiliency.

    Allow them the possibility of their own victory.



    Shawntanet Jara
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    Mrs. Jara’s Twitter: @LeadwLovePower
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PTASolanaHighlands/

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