Playground Update

We have good news for our playground! We have some momentum building again, after completing Phase 1 (net climber, rock scramble, and slides), and installing the Rain Garden with Rainwise, and the Seattle Sounders. Highland Park Plays has partnered with The City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and applied for their matching grant program! We …

Newspaper Access

How many times have you clicked on a newspaper article, only to be frustrated by the notice that you have reached your limit if free articles? Did you know that Seattle Public Libraries offers free access to many news sources? The Seattle Times, The New York Times, trade and industry newsletters, archived Seattle Post-Intelligencer, consumer …

Black Lives Matter at School Week!

Black Lives Matter at School Week is here! It may look different this year with distance learning, but teachers at Highland Park are still engaging in this work for their students and our community. Here is an article in the Seattle Times describing this Week of Action. This is the Year of Purpose, read more …

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 …