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1012 SW Trenton St
Seattle, WA 98106
Main: (206) 252-8240
Attendance:  252-8242

Principal: Chris Cronas
 
Interim Principal:
Sharon Stone

Interim Assistant Principal:
Princess Shareef

Administrative Secretary: 
Janice Shepherd

Bell Schedule

Start Time: 8:40 am
End Time:   2:50 pm
Period Time
1st Bell 8:40 a.m.
2nd Bell 8:45 a.m.


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Last Updated: October 16, 2013

Upcoming Events

 
August 18-22: 
Kindergarten Jumpstart Week -
every Highland Park incoming kindergarten student is eligible to participate in this fun and FREE program!  For more information, please call the school office at 252-8450.

September 3: 
First Day of School!


Principal's Update- August 2014

Dear Highland Park Families,

 I hope you are enjoying the sunshine and warm summer days.
 
Did you notice the activity at school this summer? One hundred students worked hard all July. These students committed to attending summer school from 8:30 -12:30 daily and focused on accelerating their reading and math skills.  Congratulations to these students and the fifteen staff members involved in planning and providing the summer school program. You’ve all done a wonderful job and I hope you get some well-deserved time to relax and have some fun with friends and family. 

Our thoughts and hearts are with our new principal, Mr. Chris Cronas. Principal Cronas is taking the time he needs to attend to a family member with a significant illness. In the meantime, planning for a successful year continues to move forward.  I will be assuming the Principal position until which time Mr. Cronas is able to return.  Additionally, I am pleased to announce that Princess Shareef will be joining the Highland Park administrative team as a substitute Assistant Principal during this time. Ms. Shareef was a former principal and has over twenty years’ experience in Seattle Public Schools. I am looking forward to partnering with her starting this week. She will be helping to ensure that Highland Park maintains a strong leadership team and is well prepared for the start of the school year. Please join me in welcoming her.
 
Highland Park’s kindergarten teachers are preparing for our August 18-22 Jump Start Program for all incoming kindergarten students. If you would like more information about Jump Start please stop by and pick up a brochure at school or at the John Stanford Center. 
 
For the 2014-15 school year, we are pleased to welcome the following new teachers to Highland Park:
·        Ms. Seward, Kindergarten
·        Mr. Hoisington, First Grade
·        Ms. Granfelt, First Grade
·        Ms. Klink, Second Grade
·        Ms.  McGee, Third Grade
·        Ms. Chartier Third Grade
·        Ms. Lantry, Fourth Grade
·        Mr. Schmidt, PE
·        Ms. Meersman, Resource Room
·        Ms. Lieberman, Resource Room
·        Ms. Friend, ELL
·        Mr. Mcelhiney, ELL
·        Ms. Arvizu Communities in Schools, Family Support Liaison
 
Additionally, there are some staffing changes:
·        Ms. Uti, Second Grade
·        Ms. Burke, Kindergarten
·        Ms. Frankel, Literacy Coach
·        Ms. Newton, First Grade (full time)
·        Ms. Mitchell, Math Intervention
·        Ms. Larsen, ELL
·        Ms. Ong, Resource Room, Instructional Assistant
 
We are continuing to interview remaining, open positions. Our goal is to have these filled within the next two weeks. Highland Park teachers will reconvene the week of August 18-22 for an additional week of professional development and planning for the 2014-2015 school year. This is one week before the majority of Seattle Public School teachers return to buildings. This additional commitment speaks of our collective dedication to provide a high-quality teaching and learning environment for every student.
 
 
Principal Cronas, Ms. Shareef, the staff and I look forward to seeing everyone soon! Embrace the last few weeks of summer before the start of school on Wednesday, September 3rd 
 
Respectfully,
Sharon Stone
Interim Principal
Highland Park Elementary School



Highland Park 2014 Interview Team


At the end of the school year positions may become open at Highland Park for teachers and/or classified staff and we value parental input on the Interview team.  All Interview Team members must first attend a Site-Based Interview Training Session. Sessions are open to all parents, students, and community representatives, certificated and classified employees as well as administrators.

To register please email your full name, email address and contact phone number and the date you wish to register.  Register via email to: seattleea@washingtonnea.org. Pre-registration is required.
All trainings take place from 4 to 5pm at the
John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence
2445 Third Ave S, Seattle, 98124.
Thursday, May 8, Room 2774
Tuesday, June 12, Auditorium
Thursday, June 26, Auditorium

Once you have taken the training, please let the school office know so you can be notified when the interviews will be taking place.








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