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 …

Itto’s Tapas food giveaway tonight

Hey Mustangs, It’s been a while since I posted – I, like you, have been totally consumed with trying to figure out this learning from home thing. While we are not doing the food pantry anymore, I am still trying to keep an ear out for food resources. Itto’s Tapas is doing a food donation …

Ongoing food pantry

This week the district has started providing lunches to students, but thanks to generous donations from the community, we are going to keep an ongoing food pantry going for families who need it, for as long as we can. If you cannot get there we might be able to deliver, please let us know. This …

Socioeconomic fallout of coronavirus won’t spare children.

Interesting opinion piece in today’s Seattle Times. You can read it here. School closures are going to save lives and keep hospitals from being overwhelmed. But how many lives are going to be endangered from the poverty that results from an enforced shut down?