Welcome to Highland Park Elementary! This blog is written by our PTA, but it is intended to be for parents, teachers, students, neighbors, local businesses – anyone interested in our community!
Highland Park Elementary is a special place. Our student body is around 350 students, with an amazing and dedicated staff. Our school is one of the most diverse in the entire state of Washington. What a gift to have so many cultures and languages represented!
We hope that you will find this a good resource for information about our school, events, and other exciting updates. Please scroll the posts below, or search through our archives for past information.
If you have any questions about HPE, please use our contact page. You can also find updates about events on our Facebook page HPE PTA .
Thank you and we look forward to sharing future updates with you!
Just a reminder that this month’s meeting starts out with information from the city about preparing for emergencies. It will be pretty different from any other meeting, with the emergency info first and a little bit of PTA business at the end.
Here is a really interesting article from the South Seattle Emerald, by Erica Ijeoma:
I watched the debacle at John Muir a couple years ago, sickened but not really surprised at the push back to teachers wanting to wear Black Lives Matter shirts to school. But I had no idea until now that spurred Black Lives Matter at School. This article goes into a lot more depth about it, it’s a great read.
If you want to check out Highland Park’s tank, it is upstairs in the Blue Pod. I learned from a fourth grade there that the salmon are called Alevin just after hatching, and if the egg is milky in color it won’t hatch.
The 4th graders will release the salmon into the creek at Fauntleroy Park later this Spring.
Thank you Salmon in the Schools, and Ms. Meier and Ms. Rizk, our 4th grade teachers!
Anyone headed to HPIC tonight for the Tommorowland NYE Celebration?
My family has missed the parade the last few years as we have been out of town, and I am ridiculously excited to finally be here for it! Bring your crazy costumes and noise makers and we’ll see you there!
Meet at the HPIC parking lot at 6:00 for the start of the parade. Here is a link to their website for more info.