Math Club Begins Soon!

Math Olympiad kicks off on October 26th! Math Club is an extracurricular activity for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. We meet on Thursday mornings from 8-9am, where the students have fun learning advanced math concepts and problem solving techniques, and compete in math contests. Registration forms will be sent home this week in your students’ backpack, or see Mr. Owen if you need one. Cost of Math Club is $35 per student. Registration forms are due back by Oct. 23, 2017.

Math Club begins October 26th at 7:30 am with a breakfast in the cafeteria for students who have signed up and their parents.

Please contact the Math Club Coordinator, Patty Austin, at or (206) 546-7766 if you have any questions.

Click here for registration form.

Parent Volunteers Needed!!

We need parents to assist in the classroom each week—Help the teacher with classroom management and help students with math assignments. You will hear the lesson, so no special math skills required.

We also need parents to correct the weekly homework packets. This job can be done from home, and requires 2-3 hours a week for a three-week period only. Instructions and a correcting key will be provided. No math background is needed at all to correct homework!


Highland Terrace’s Chess Club

Do you have a student interested in learning how to play chess or maybe they are already a chess master! Chess Mates is a Seattle area chess program for youth.  Highland Terrace’s Chess Club meets on Mondays after-school through May. The Chess Mates program focuses on chess as a teaching tool helping children build future life and work skills. Questions about the program can be directed to the parent coordinator, Christina Srour, at

Click here for the registration form.


Highland Terrace Fall Art class

When:  Tuesdays 3:30-5pm, Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12

Where:  Classes will begin in the Library at 3:30, and move to Cafeteria (this is where you pick up your student)

Who:  You! Lessons are geared towards 3-6th graders

How much:  $100 for 7 sessions

What can I expect:  Each week we will study and talk about different artists related to the medium (materials) being used. We will use these artists to get ideas, not copy.  This class will focus on the technical skills of drawing from observation (using drawings & photos for reference), adding value to create 3-dimensional form, and using Prismacolor Pencils to blend and shade.

The Teacher: Crystal Cissell-Anderson has a BA of Fine Arts in drawing and painting.  She currently teaches at Loyal Heights Elementary.

Teaching Philosophy:  I believe strongly in the unique skills and understanding that the visual arts teach.  Skills such as:  understanding that problems may have more than one answer, and that answer, is not defined by right or wrong.

Click here to download form.


LEGO Robotics (Grades 3-6)

We will have another LEGO class starting on April 5th and going through June 14th. Class time is Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:00. The class is presented by “RobotU” and brought to you by your PTA. Students will build and program advanced LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 robots that use various sensors and motors from the robotic competition kits (these are the same sets that the FIRST LEGO League recommends). Parents must sign up to chaperone at least one class–LEGO classes cannot happen without at least one parent volunteer present at each class.

To signup:

Volunteering is fun and a good way so see “what your kid is doing at school!” Look for fliers in kid mail or contact

Sandra Newby at with any questions.


New Art Enrichment Class

Create art and learn about famous artists of North America. Each week we will study a different artist. We will explore different materials from printmaking, to collage, watercolor, to sculpture. Lessons are geared towards 3-6th graders. Cost is $100 for 6 sessions. We will meet Fridays 3:30-5:00 on 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31 . Pick up a flyer in the main office. Contact Crystal Cissell-Anderson or 206-482-5258 to sign up.


Language Classes

Parlez-vous francais? If not, a new session of language classes is beginning! Sessions are 10 weeks for $132, no prior language experience necessary. Classes subject to a minimum of three children enrolling to be offered. Sign up form is here: Contact Bhairavi Shah with questions.
French AM starting Tuesday, 1/10
Spanish PM starting Tuesday, 1/10
Mandarin AM starting Wednesday, 1/11
Spanish AM starting Thursday, 1/12

Note about Enrichment Classes: Limited, partial scholarships may be available for enrichment classes. To apply, please contact the Family Advocate, Sherri Dobb, at 206-393-4346 or


LEGO Junior Robotics

We have another LEGO class starting on January 18th (Wednesday). It is presented by “RobotU” and brought to you by HT PTA. The class, “Junior Robotics with LEGO WeDo”, provides an excellent opportunity for girls and boys grade 1 through 3 to get introduced to the world of robotics and programming. Class meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30, January 18th through March 29th. Look for more information in Kid Mail or contact Sandra Newby  at with any questions. Important reminder: after signing your student up for class, please sign up to chaperone at least one class. LEGO classes cannot happen without at least one parent volunteer present at each class. Volunteering is fun and a good way so see “what your kid is doing at school”.


Note about Enrichment Classes: Limited, partial scholarships may be available for enrichment classes. To apply, please contact the Family Advocate, Sherri Dobb, at 206-393-4346 or


PTA Reflections – Rules and Regulations Information

relections-2016-17PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2016-2017 theme: What Is Your Story? Students may choose to submit art in any of the following categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 21st. All art work will be displayed and then rated by a panel of independent judges at Highland Terrace in November with the winners being sent on to compete locally and those winners sent on to compete nationwide!


For additional rules & regulations please visit this page ( to download a copy of the student entry form (