How to Participate Virtually in the Next BCC Meeting – 4/7/20

This Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 9:30am, Miami-Dade County will hold a virtual Commission Meeting.

The agenda for the meeting covers several important topics related to the County’s response to Coronavirus in addition to regular County business.



  • By phone in advance: Call 305-679-0007 by 5 pm on Monday, April 6th, and leave a voice message which will be played during the Commission meeting.
  • By phone live during the meeting: Call in live to the Commission meeting at 305-375-5777 on Tuesday, April 7th.
  • By email: Send an e-mail to by 5 pm on Monday, April 6th; your message will be read into the record.
  • Via webinar: Register online here and log on live during the meeting.

Please note that only the first two minutes of each message or email will be played or read into the record. Please include your name, address and the number of the Commission agenda item(s) you wish to address in your voice or email message.

HOA Community Donation Request Letter

Hi Neighbors! We need your help. Your neighbors need your help.
Please see the attached community plea below.

The HOA is coming together to support our community members that are in need at this difficult time. We are requesting your help with donations.

Who: You!
What: Donate canned goods, toiletries, masks, gloves, wipes, vitamins
When: Tuesday, April 7th 12pm – 5pm
Where: Drop off Donations – 207th Street – near the back entrance of VABHOE
Why: Your neighbors need your help!

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All Miami-Dade Park Programs Suspended & County Parks Closed

· All recreation and nature centers will be closed.

· All pools will be closed.

· All recreation programs will be canceled.

· All athletic programs, games, practices and events will be canceled.

· New venue rentals for park facilities will not be processed during the above period; existing indoor venue rentals will be canceled.

· All field trips will be canceled.

Parks are now closed to the public.

The operational changes and time periods described herein are subject to change. As such, you are encouraged to monitor the County’s website,

News Alert From Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman

COVID-19 Miami-Dade County Update from Commissioner Sally Heyman

*Miami-Dade County officials continue to work with local, state and federal agencies in monitoring COVID-19, part of the coronavirus family. The Florida Department of Health is updating information regularly. Read the latest information related to COVID-19 in Florida.   

  • Individuals in Miami-Dade County who may have been exposed to COVID-19 should:
    • Call the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County at (305) 324-2400.
    • Call your medical provider (if you have one).
    • If traveling to a medical office/facility, call ahead of time.
    • Any other questions about COVID-19 in Florida, please call the Florida Department of Health at 1-866-779-6121. For a medical emergency, call 911.
  • Senior Centers
    • Centers were closed at the end of business day on Monday, March 16, 2020, and will remain closed until further notice.
    • County has asked facility administrators to verify that there is a plan in place for seniors to continue receiving meals.
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS)
    • All schools have been closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020.
    • They will not open until Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
    • For more information call MDCPS’ hotline at (305) 995-3000 or visit Miami-Dade County Public Schools updates.
  • Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez – Closing of Establishments
    • An Executive Order was signed on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, to close all on-site services at restaurants, bars, gyms, and entertainment venues throughout MDC, effective at 11 p.m.
    • Emergency order applies to:
      • Restaurants, bars, taverns, pubs, lounges, night clubs, banquet halls, cocktail lounges, cabarets, breweries, cafeterias, and alcohol and food service businesses with seating for more than eight people, as defined by County code.
    • Kitchens will remain open for pick-up and delivery services. 
    • Take-out and delivery to continue, along with services at airport and seaport.
  • Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez – Use of Micro-mobility Devices
    • An Executive Order was signed prohibiting the use of all common-use mopeds, scooters, and micro-mobility devices, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 6 p.m.
    • New restrictions ensure COVID-19 will not be transmitted by common-use micro-mobility devices.
  • Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez – Gathering of People
    • An Executive Order was signed prohibiting the gathering of 10+ people in any parks, beaches, or recreation facilities owned and operating by the County.
    • Order went into effect on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 9 a.m.
    • Strict social distancing of 6 feet recommended for groups of 10 or fewer.
  • Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS)
    • All libraries have closed effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, until further notice.
    • For more information, visit
  • Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department
    • They have closed all Head Start/Early Head Start locations for the week of March 16-20, 2020 and as planned, they will be closed for Spring Break, from March 23-27, 2020.
    • They will continue to monitor the situation and will reevaluate when to safely start up services again.
    • For more information, call 786-469-4699 or go to
  • Price Gouging
    • Please contact the following:
      • Miami-Dade State Attorney Price Gouging Hotline: 
        • 305-547-3300
      • State Attorney General Price Gouging Hotline: 
        • 1-866-966-7226

For the most recent updates and more information, go to

Contact Commissioner Heyman
District Office
1100 NE 163 Street
Suite 303
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Phone (305) 787-5999
Fax (305) 787-5998

Downtown Office
111 NW 1 Street
Suite 220
Miami, FL 33128
Phone (305) 375-5128
Fax (305) 372-6179
The Great Neighborhood Food Truck Festival 3-15-20


Hi Neighbors! Our 7th Food Truck Festival is almost here…..the excitement is building… come on down and join us.

When: Sunday, March 15th, 2020 from 5 – 8 pm

Where: NE 207th Street behind VABHOE and HOM schools in Highland Lakes

The Great Neighborhood Food Truck Festival 3-15-20

FOR THE KIDS there will be: Free Balloon Twisting, Face Painting, and Free Ice Cream!

Mika the Gifted
Mika the Gifted


The Great Neighborhood Food Truck Festival 3-15-20

Kosher Pizza and Kosher Popcorn and Soda will be available for sale.

And of course, the wonderful food trucks organized by Vicky G. which will include: Moty’s Food Truck – Mediterranean, Beastro Bistro – Latin, Caribbean and local inspired, PapaMix – Venezuelan Cuisine, Cousins Maine Lobster – Lobster Rolls and more, The Market Milkshake Bar – Milkshakes and Ice Cream, Toasted Gourmet Sandwiches, AASmoothie – Smoothies and Fruit Bowls

Your PETS ON LEASHES ARE ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND – water will be provided for our furry friends.

************ THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT SPONSORS ************

A huge thank you to our Returning Ice Cream Sponsors: Judy Luck Jordan and Mona Silber Heisler!

Judy Luck Jordan – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty – C: (305) 934-6373 Email: |

Mona Silber Heisler – Beachfront Realty – – (305) 343-8347

Karell’s African Dream Vacations – African Safari Specialists – (800) 327-0373

Environmental Solutions – Commercial and Residential Pest, Termite, Mosquito, Rodent, Bed Bug Control – – (305) 709-2040

Mathnasium – The Math Learning Center – – (786) 765-0336

Shih-Tzu Rescue – NO KILL dog shelter dedicated to Rescuing and Finding quality lifetime homes for Shih Tzu – – (954) 680-6456

Temple Sinai of North Dade – Synagogue + Preschool, Religious School + Camp – – (305) 932-9010

Joshua Levy – Candidate for School Board Miami-Dade County District 3 – (305) 799-0991

Lucia Baez – Candidate for School Board Miami-Dade County District 3 – (786) 361-3279

Raquel Bild-Libbin – Candidate for School Board Miami-Dade County District 3 – (305) 807-36743

Russ Rywell – Candidate for School Board Miami-Dade County District 3 –

Marcela Gomez-Bogolmoni – Candidate for School Board Miami-Dade County District 3 – (954) 371-9070

Spirituality for Kids hosted by Ahuva, Stadtlander – Tools to Win the Game of Life – (310) 464-0570 –

Bin Smart Florida LLC Trash & Recycle Bin Services – (305) 800-BINS(2467) – –

The American Consulting & Social Service League – Marcela Gomez – – (954) 889-6747

Flippos Hallandale –  Indoor Playground & Cafe for kids – – (844) 354-7767

Huntington Learning Center – Aventura – ACT AND SAT Prep – (305) 792-2535 –

Dailyn Mills – Realtor – Keller Williams Eagle Realty – – (305) 322-1747

Express Mortgage – Eitan Sasson – Mortgage Advisor – – (786) 546-4501

WOW 1 day Painting – Sion Azulay –

The Great Neighborhood Food Truck Festival 3-15-20

Please come and join us for a fun evening. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

Emergency Security Meeting Wednesday, 2/26/20 – 7 PM at Highland Oaks Park

The HOA, in coordination with Miami Dade Police, will be holding a security meeting Wednesday, February 26 at Highland Oaks Park beginning at 7PM.

As many of you are aware, the area has seen an increase in home break in’s recently, and we would like to find solutions to this problem.

We have also invited representatives from the County Special Taxing District and Kent Security to attend as well.

Please make every effort to attend this important meeting. Help get the word out by sharing this information with your neighbors.

10th Annual Dog Walk for HOPE on Sunday 2/23/20

There will be refreshments for you and your dog, as well as games throughout the walk and a raffle. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each for a chance to win great prizes. If you buy seven raffle tickets you get a free Dog Walk t-shirt! We will also be collecting dog and cat toys (new or used) and food to donate. All proceeds and donations will go to the Humane Society of Greater Miami. We will be meeting at the Highland Oaks Park – Entrance on NE 209th St by the lake.

$5 per person
$12 per family
Dogs come free!

To raise money for the Humane Society of Greater Miami and to educate people about preventing and reporting animal cruelty

David Herman
Abby Plewinski
Sophia Palmeiro
Rebecca Vainstein


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Last year over 200 people attended the Walk and we raised over $1800 for the Humane Society! This year we want to make it even bigger so please come with your dogs and invite your friends and family!

RSVP here and be sure to share the event with all of your friends!

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Movie Night in the Park Featuring Tangled on Sunday 2/16/20!

Miami-Dade Parks, in partnership with Miami-Dade Police Department and the Sky Lake – Highland Lakes Area HOA are proud to welcome you to Movie Night in the Park! Bring your family and friends to see Tangled. The HOA will be selling Kosher Popcorn at the event to benefit the HOA. Bring your favorite blankets and chairs and join us for an exciting journey with Rapunzel! RSVP here and be sure to share the event with all of your friends!

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Miami Dade County School Board District 3 Candidate Forum

Miami Dade County School Board District 3 Candidate Forum

The HOA sponsored Miami Dade County School Board District 3 Candidate Forum has been finalized and will take place Thursday, March 12th, 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM at Highland Oaks Middle School Auditorium.

Ari Odzer from NBC6 will moderate the forum, which will include questions from the public.

Please email your questions for the candidates, no later than Tuesday, March 10th to

This event is open to all. You can check the list below to determine if your child’s school is in District 3 – we hope to see you there!

Map of School District 3 Miami Dade

District 3 Schools

Elementary Schools

Biscayne Beach


Gertrude K. Edelman Sabal Palm

Greynolds Park

Mater Academy Mount Sinai (Charter School)

Miami Children’s Museum (Charter School)

North Beach


Miami Beach South Pointe


Treasure Island

V.A. Boone Highland Oaks

K-8 Centers

Aventura City of Excellence School (Charter School)

Aventura Waterways

BridgePrep Academy of North Miami Beach (Charter School)

David Lawrence Jr.

Miami Beach Fienberg/Fisher

Madie Ives K-8 Preparatory Academy

Mater Beach Academy (Charter School)

Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny Isles Beach

Ruth K. Broad/Bay Harbor

6-12 School


Middle Schools

Highland Oaks

J.F. Kennedy

Miami Beach Nautilus

Sports Leadership & Management North Campus (Charter School)

Senior High Schools

Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus

C.G. Bethel (Charter School)

Dr. Michael M. Krop

Don Soffer Aventura (Charter School)

MAST@FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Miami Beach

New World School of the Arts

North Miami Beach

School for Advanced Studies – Wolfson Campus 

Adult / Community Schools

Miami Beach Adult Center at Fienberg/Fisher

HOA General Membership Meeting January 29, 2020

The Sky Lake Highland Lakes Area HOA will be holding our first general member meeting of the new year on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at the Highland Oaks Park Building at 7PM. 

We are expecting many of our local government officials to attend including representatives from Miami-Dade Police, Kent Security, Commissioner Heyman’s office, State Senator Pizzo’s office, State Rep. Watson’s office along with School Board Member Dr. Martin Karp among others.

Commissioner Sally Heyman will also be answering questions related to traffic and transportation. In order to make the best use of the limited time available to answer questions, we would prefer to have questions emailed in advance to

The proposed 2020 Board of Directors slate will be presented as well.

Join or renew your membership now!

If you haven’t already paid your 2020 dues, or are not yet a member, we will be accepting payments at the meeting or online. Please help spread the word about this meeting to your friends and neighbors who might not be on social media.