New Education Lab series

The Seattle Times is running a new series as part of its Education Lab. The first article was published today, coming up in the series is part 2 (In Highline schools, a strategy often reserved for top performers might be working for everyone) and part 3 (Do standardized tests still serve their purpose?) Here is …

Free books, food boxes & kids Winter clothing 11/06/2020!

Free children’s books, kids Winter clothing & food boxes will be available at Highland Park Elementary on 11/06/2020, from 12pm-5pm. Pick up these items at the back of the school, under the covered area. Books are being provided by Operation School Bell. Food boxes are being prepared by Highland Park PTA. During this time, you …

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

Please join us on October 7, for our first PTA general meeting. We will open the Zoom meeting at 6:00pm and start the agenda at 6:30pm. You do not need to be a member to join! Families, staff and community members are all welcome. Please email hpemustang@gmail.com to request Zoom meeting link or see our …

Octavia of Earth

If you love local authors, science fiction, musicals, documentaries, or all of the above, then here is something to check out! Register here after you’ve read about the show! Uncaged Librarian Productions of Oakland is having a special Zoom performance of their show Octavia of Earth. From their website: The philosophy behind Uncaged Librarian is …

Playground Project!

Are you interested in the future of the playground? This is a perfect opportunity to speak your voice and be heard! Did you know that until very recently Highland Park Elementary had never had any equipment on the big playground? Several years ago Highland Park Plays was formed to help change that. Through the efforts …

Discussion Panel for Philanthropy

Are you are interested in donating to help our larger community, but not sure where to start? The Seattle Times’ Project Homeless is hosting an online discussion panel: We’ll provide an update on how organizations and philanthropies are fairing under the current circumstances and examine if this current moment in time — a global pandemic …

From the Seattle Times: Residential real estate industry is wrestling with history of racism

Interesting article in the Times this Sunday about redlining practices in the Seattle area, and how today’s real estate industry deals with, and perpetuates racial inequity. Read it here. Did you know that Highland Park is a neighborhood that was formerly redlined, a practice that was made illegal in the Fair Housing Act of 1968? …

8/22 Donation Only Rummage Sale!

Join us 8/22/2020 to do some “rummage sale-ing” while supporting The Highland Park PTA. Items will be no cost with donations accepted. We hope to have items available for the community that will help children navigate the start of the school year virtually. Come support us 11am-4pm at 9009 13th Ave SW. All proceeds will …