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.


Reflections Celebration

We will celebrate all Reflections Participants with a cupcake party on Thursday, February 16 during afternoon recess!


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 (


Mad Science – Fantastic Physics

Investigate how things work as we explore Fantastic Physics!htpta-madscience
We’ll discover the incredible power of tiny electrons, reveal how magicians use science to create astounding illusions, examine the four forces of flight, experiment with gravity inertia and centripetal force, and uncover how these and other forces affect, everything from buildings, to water, to the air around us. Here are a few things we will do!

  • Che-Mystery – Eliminate the mystery in chemistry as we explore one of the most exciting and fundamental sciences. Oberservethe difference between chemical and physical change, experiment with a dynamic dish and change water to juice.
  • Stunt Planes & Gliders – The Wright Brothers would be proud as we examine the principles of flight. Test control surfaces and plane designs as we build a cool glider, delta dart and a loop flying stunt plane.
  • “Current” Events – Get charged up about science as we study current electricity! Explore electrons, conductors insulators transistors and other elements in the world of circuit electricity.
  • Super Structures – Uncover the strength of triangles, cylinders, and arches, consider tension, and compression, and learn how these shapes and forces make sturdy homes, earthquake-proof skyscrapers, and bridges.

Details: Thursdays @ 3:35 – 4:35pm Oct 20 – Dec 15th 2016 8-week program
Skip Days: Nov 24
Cost: $140
Grades: 1st – 5th
Register early as space is limited.
To register, please visit: Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Registration online is the best way to get your child into a Mad Science class.

Requires parent volunteer at each class for the entire duration of the program. Scholarship available at partial or full once minimum enrollment is met. Volunteer: WSP Background check is required and handled through Highland Terrance/Shoreline school district.



Looking for an Art Docent!

The Highland Terrace PTA is searching for an additional art docent to join our talented team!

  • Do you like making art with kids?
  • Do you have an interest in helping students create with clay?

If you or anyone you know is interested, please have them contact Heather Cunningham, Art Docent, at or Leslie Boyd, PTA Co-President, at for more information.


What Is Your Story?

Reflections welcomes all students of all grades to explore their Inner Artist!! Have your children explore the theme “What Is Your Story?” via Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts.

A flyer along with a copy of the program rules will be distributed to your child via the classroom folder and all entries are due by 10/19/2016. Any finalists will go on to participate in state finals and may even go on to the National’s!

Please support your child to help them find their inner artist in exploring “What Is Your Story?”!


Jr Robotics


Highland Terrace Elementary PTA is holding 8 weeks of Robotics Classes this spring session for our 1st through 5th graders, Wednesdays 3:35 PM to 4:35PM

LEGO WeDo is an easy-to-grasp software programming and engineering system that introduces young students to robotics. Students build various contraptions that use a motor, sensors, and the programming that they themselves create with the special WeDo Software.

Your student may know little to nothing about programming currently, but in this class they will find out how fun and creative it can be when they learn that they can control the robots that they build.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math have never been so fun!

Class Fee $96.00
Register at
Questions? or 206-992-3550
Enroll your student/s today in this challenging and engaging course that is not a “free play with LEGO’s”  or “follow these instructions” class, but a workshop of discovery and creativity.

During the course they will be learning:

  • Teamwork
  • Engineering and programming concepts
  • Experimentation
    and also either show their discoveries to their fellow robotic engineers or compete in one of our many fun engineering challenges.


Dates: 4/6, 4/13, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1

Please Note:

  • One scholarship is available in exchange for a parent chaperone.
  • These activities are not sponsored nor endorsed by Shoreline School District or any of its schools. The district assumes no responsibility for the conduct during or safety of the activities. Shoreline School District shall be help harmless from any cause of actions, claim or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials included attorney’s fees and judgments or awards.