The Works – Volunteer to Help Sort Clothing

Wednesday, November 1st @6:30-8 PM

North City Elementary portables, 816 NE 190th St, Shoreline, WA 98155

The Shoreline PTA council partners with other local PTA’s to provide clothing assistance to Shoreline students. Highland Terrace PTA is scheduled to sort clothing.


Each school is asked to provide 4 volunteers. Join us for a fun community event where we sort clothing. This service means so much to families experiencing economic hardship, giving them an opportunity for their children & teens to “shop” for gently used, stylish clothing, receive new under garments, socks & hygiene products.


Thanks again for supporting the Works. Email if you can help. I look forward to working with you!

This entry was posted on October 19, 2017, in Events, News.

The Move-A-Thon is Back!

 Thursday, October 26th @2:00

Our annual Move-A-Thon is our only ASB fundraiser. Highland Terrace uses the proceeds to fund assemblies, field trips, scholarships, special events & projects.  Help your student start getting lap sponsors!


Volunteers Needed for the Move-A-Thon

Can you volunteer to help punch lap cards, manage water stations, & oversee parking lot safety as the kids MOVE around the school? If you can volunteer 1:30 – 3 PM (day of event, 10/26) please email


Room Parents Needed!!

Our children’s teachers need our help!  Several need room parents to help coordinate classroom celebrations, one staff luncheon, teacher appreciation week activities, etc.  With several room parents, the load is light.  Please contact Nicolle Rutherford and your classroom teacher if you are interested in helping.  Thank you!

Room Parent Coordination Meeting – Tuesday, Oct. 10 @6:30-7:30pm
Highland Terrace gym

This entry was posted on October 5, 2017, in Events, News.

A big Orca shout out to all those that attended our first ever PTA Ice Cream Social!

It was a sweet way to kick off the new school year.  Let’s make it a new Highland Terrace tradition!

Special THANKS to our volunteers:   Nicolle Rutherford, Bhairavi Shah, Janet Markwardt, Rhonda Bachler, Karlee Birt, Susan Oliveto, Kristie Timss, Lydia Zweibel, Christina Srour, Shelley Badger-Slama, Illana Cunningham, Jill Sismaet, Becky Logan, Kyrie Cataldo, Nicole Pickett, & Leslie Boyd

This entry was posted on September 20, 2017, in Events, News.

What Parents & Educators Need to Know About Smart Kids

Many people are surprised to learn that their bright child’s unique “quirks” are actually well-studied social & emotional behavior patterns that appear across large populations of highly intelligent children. Whether it’s refusing to wear shirts with buttons or tags, overreacting to the slightest criticism, gravitating towards adults and older children, forgetting to turn in their homework, trouble with handwriting, anxiety about trying something new, or preferring a book to a party, these and many other perplexing behaviors are common in this population. Learn what’s normal, what to expect as they grow, and why genuine challenge is vitally important for kids’ social and emotional development, as well as developing their academic talents, from the preschool and elementary years all the way to high school and beyond.

  • Presented by Austina De Bonte
  • Date: October 5, 2017
  • Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Place: Shoreline Conference Center (Shoreline Auditorium)
    18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155
  • Schedule:
    6:30pm – 7:00pm – General meeting for Shoreline school district families and community
    7:00pm – 9:00pm – Austina De Bonte’s presentation

Co-sponsored by Shoreline PTA Council and Shoreline HiCap Advocacy Group
Shoreline PTA Council

Shoreline HiCap Advocacy Group

About Austina De Bonte
Austina De Bonte is the President of the Northwest Gifted Child Association (, the Washington State support and advocacy organization for families with gifted children. Founded in 1963, NWGCA is the oldest gifted organization in Washington state. A dynamic and engaging presenter, Austina is frequently invited to present at school districts and communities across WA state, providing both parent education as well as professional development for educators. She is a regular presenter at WAETAG, and was thrilled to be invited last year to speak to truancy officers at King County Juvenile Court. She will also be presenting her signature talk at the NAGC national convention this November in Charlotte, NC. Austina is a certified SENG Model Parent Group facilitator. Contact Austina at

Note: A limited number of free childcare spots are available on RSVP first come first serve basis. If you are interested in childcare, please email us at with your name, the number of child(ren), and their names and ages. (Child needs to be potty trained.)

This entry was posted on September 14, 2017, in Events, News.

PTA Ice Cream Social & General Membership Meeting

Mark your calendars for the PTA Ice Cream Social & General Membership Meeting. Get to know us and how you can help this school year. This annual event is a fun, informal way to get to know your fellow parents.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:30-7:30 pm

This entry was posted on August 10, 2017, in Events, News.

Signup for the Back to School Event

The Back to School event is being held on Saturday, August 26 at Ridgecrest Elementary and The WORKS is in need of volunteers to help with event preparation in the days leading up to the event and on the day of the event.  This is a wonderful community effort that last year provided over 1,000 backpacks to Shoreline students along with new underwear, socks, and hygiene kits.

Please consider signing up for one of these opportunities and help support our Shoreline community:

Thank you for your continued support and please feel free to circulate this information to your school and friends.

Jill Steinberg

PS – The Packing Day Event Prep (August 22) and Packing Day Event (August 23) are really fun family-friendly volunteer opportunities!

This entry was posted on June 14, 2017, in Events, News.

Thank you, Art Walk Volunteers!

thank-you-imageThank you to everyone that attended and contributed to the HT PTA Spring Art Walk and Fundraiser! Big events like the Art Walk take many volunteers and many hours of planning!  We’d like to highlight those that took part in making this event a success.

To our classroom project coordinators for their time, energy and creativity!  The projects were beautiful!
Rhonda Bachler
Leslie Boyd
Christel Cangas
Crystal Cissell-Anderson
Heather Cunningham
Bill Franklin
Jen Gay
Zoe Hoffman
Dana Hulslander
Sarah Owen
Cory Peterson
Nicole Pickett
Kathryn Reed
Mike and Dianne Smith
Heather Song
Kristie Timss
Tila Woods
Lydia Zwiebel

To the Art Walk Committee for EVERYTHING!  From planning to marketing to the execution – you made it happen!
Megan  Allen
Karlee Birt
Leslie Boyd
Lazaro Cangas
Becky Logan
Melanie Martin
Peggy Nicolas
Jill Sismaet
Melissa Upson

To our procurement team for connecting with local businesses to secure donations!
Jennifer Aker
Karlee Birt
Erin Norgaard

To our wonderful Student Council, Jeanine O’Connell and Crystal Cissell-Anderson for planning and assisting students with crafts the night of the event!   We loved the troll bookmarks and jellyfish!

To the wonderful Chef Dimitri Ponomarchuk for donating and preparing a delicious menu of eats for the event!  And a big thank you to his kitchen assistants, Katie and Mira Ponomarchuk!

To all the volunteers that hung art work, served food, sold tickets, decorated, swept floors, collected money and made it run smoothly.  You gave it your all – thank you!
Hoyt Bonar
Mary Bonar
Lisa Cornell
Heather Cunningham
Athena  Dickerson
Donah Fortes
Kelsey Graves
Shelly Griner
Rebekah Hamon
Carrie Mandich
Jessica   McClure
Sam Mortimer
Susan Oliveto
Nicolle  Rutherford
Bhairavi Shah
Liz Sheffield
Scott Shiebler
Lauren Sismaet
Bernd Slama
Tara Terhark
Kristie Timss
Kelly Wishkoski
Helen Zhang

And a very big THANK YOU to our school staff.  We appreciate your support!
Principal Estephan
Becky Brown
Ianna Lee
Todd Ostrander
Sandi Severtsen
Carianne Strain
Alicia Wilson
Grace Yuen
Highland Terrace Teachers and Staff