This year, instead of a food drive in November, we are asking students to bring in gift cards to food places like Hannaford's Supermarket, Wal-Mart, and Market Basket to help support our Pack-A-Backpack Program here at Highland. This program began last year to help support some of our families by providing extra food for students to bring home for the weekend. The program was funded by staff members in the past, but many parents at the October PTA suggested that we broaden this program to invite the school community to help out. Mrs. Towne uses the gift cards to purchase the food that is then packed in students' backpacks to go home. We will begin collecting gift cards starting Nov. 2 through Nov. 20th. Thank you for your help!