Thursday, April 5, 2018

Move-A-Thon on April 6th

This week, Highland Park Elementary students got creative making their very own Spirit Wear.  They each get their wearable art on Friday morning, just in time for our first annual Move-A-Thon!

Come on out to the Highland Park play field on Friday morning to cheer our students on!  

Here's our schedule -
8:30 - 9:00 am  Kindergarten
9:00 - 9:30 am  1st and 2nd 
9:30 - 9:55 am  3rd and 3rd/4th Split
9:55 - 10:20 am  4th 
10:20 - 10:45 am  5th
10:45 - 11:00 am  Preschool

Pledge online at  Make sure to include your student's name, grade, and teacher in the notes.

Go Mustangs!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Play Chip Work Party Update!

Over 100 adults and kids generously gave of their time on Sunday morning to move a mountain of play chips and prep the gravel under our new net climber. 

A huge THANK YOU to our school families and staff, community members, City Year, Pomegranate Center, and Bethany Community Church for turning a daunting task into a community-building celebration. 

All the credit for organizing the event and getting Phase One of our playground built goes to the volunteer group Highland Park Plays and especially Gretchen DeDecker (Seattle Public Schools Program Manager).

Up next - concrete work is wrapping up and then we'll finish getting the chips into the play area. The highly-anticipated play structures will be ready for our students in April. We're planning a Grand Opening Party on May 5th. Stay tuned for details!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Play Chip Work Party on March 25th

We have a new playground!

This project has been four years in the making, and soon it will be ready for students to play on. First, we need to prepare the play structures by spreading out safety wood chips.

Can you give some time tomorrow morning to help get our new slides, boulder hillside, and net climber ready for play?

The fun starts at 10am and goes until we're done. Every person that participates tomorrow helps us to meet the match requirement for our grant (volunteer time is valued at $20 per hour).

Come for an hour, come for the whole thing! See you on Sunday morning!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Pow Wow on March 23rd

A local group, Niksokowaaks, is working to educate the community on Native culture. 

This is the fifth year for this Pow Wow event at Highland Park Elementary.  

Drumming, dancing, food, and lots of community!  It's free! 

Everyone is welcome to join this celebration of our Native youth.