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Mrs. Luanna Bamsch

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Mrs. Luanna Bamsch

Hello GRIZZLY FAMILIES!
“This is your principal, Mrs. Bamsch, with a very important message.” These are words you will frequently hear when receiving a telephone call from our school. One of the highest priorities we have at Highland Grove is to keep parents/families informed of the many events that take place; whether these things are occurring during regular school hours, or the special events that take place beyond the regular school day.


Since joining our school community in 2011, I've been extremely proud of the hard work we do together and the lengths to which our staff and families go to ensure Highland Grove is the best school it can be. If you haven’t had the opportunity to join our PTA, or you haven’t attended any of the many PTA events that are sponsored each year at our school, I would encourage you to do just that. Highland Grove’s PTA is phenomenal! With a tremendous amount of hard work, perseverance, and dedication to the well-being of each child who attends Highland Grove, the PTA earned more than $55,000 to assist with the installation of our beautiful shade structure in the Kindergarten playground area. For any part you play in helping with fundraising for our school, we want to share our deepest appreciation.

I believe the key to every child’s success lies in engaging students in their learning in ways that build meaningful educational relationships. Whether it's by the enthusiasm you share when participating in the audience at a chorus or band performance, cheering for students in Running Club, working with 5th graders to earn the money it takes to continue to participate in the outstanding hands-on activities Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) has to offer, or just enjoying a good book and helping a child develop his love of reading, I know each and every student can find something that excites them and a teacher or staff member who wants to help them.

I would welcome you to attend one of our “Pastry with the Principal” events to get to know other family members and to allow you the opportunity to talk in an informal manner about things that are important for you and your child. Let keep the conversation going.
We are here for your child's success!

Luanna Bamsch, Principal