NO SCHOOL 1/30
Friday, 1/30 is a weather makeup day for schools who had to close due to inclement weather. Highland Park did not experience this weather, so we will be closed on Friday!
Registration Open for
2015-16 School Year
Next year’s kindergartners, and students who will be new to the district next year, can register their start school in fall 2015 anytime between now and September. You can register in person or by mail using the forms and instructions on the Enrollment webpages, or you can attend one of the kindergarten enrollment events for information and assistance. Children must be age 5 on or before August 31, 2015, to enter kindergarten in September 2015.
Enrollment forms and a listing of required
documents are on the SPS Enrollment Page.
Kindergarten Enrollment Nights
Seattle Public Schools' Kindergarten Enrollment Nights continue in January and February. Next up:
- Tues., Jan. 27, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Northgate Elementary, 11725 1st Ave N.E.
- Thurs., Feb. 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hawthorne Elementary, 4100 39th Ave S.
Principal's Update- January 2015
Dear Highland Park Families,
Happy New Year!
Welcome back. I hope you enjoyed your holidays.
Please join us for our annual Martin Luther King Assembly which will take place on Friday, January 16th at 9:20. We will have poetry and performances from our younger students as well as a couple of speeches our older students.
I recently phoned families regarding our push for more students to be at school on time, every day. It’s so important for our student to be present at school all day, every day to ensure they do not miss any important learning time. We’ve seen a difference in the number of students on time since phoning families, so thank you! Please keep it up. As a reminder, school begins at 8:40am.
Please welcome several new staff members to our community. Ms. Strupp is our new 5th grade teacher. She is replacing Mr. McElhiney who had supported the same 5th grade classroom since the start of the school year. Mr. McElhiney has moved back into a half time ELL position for which he was originally hired. Ms. Madonna is our new intervention teacher. She works with our younger students, providing extra literacy support. Ms. Petru, Ms. Maddan, and Mr. Sullivan are new additions to our Special Education department’s instructional assistant core. We are happy to have them.
Finally, we want to let families know that our coach and intervention teacher, Libby Frankel, has moved on from HP. Her husband was offered a job opportunity in Nashville, TN which they could not turn down. She will be sorely missed and we wish her and her family the very best. We are currently trying to fill this position.
Here’s to a happy and healthy 2015.
Principal, Highland Park Elementary
Monday, January 5th, marks our 18-day Attendance Challenge. Highland Park's attendance Goal is 95% of students, and you can help by bringing your child to school every day on time. Each week we will have "Secret Surprises" students can win, but only if they are here everyday AND on time, so make sure your student attends everyday!