LGBTQ Families & Allies Potluck

The Shoreline PTA Council is proud to partner with the Shoreline Public Schools for the 2nd annual LGBTQ Families and Allies Potluck Dinner on Thursday, April 6th from 5:30-7:30pm at Shoreline Center. Please join members of your Shoreline/LFP community in support of LGBTQ families as we share a meal and fun activities for all ages! Please bring an entree or side dish to share.

For questions, please email Kim Darcy: or call 206-393-4217. RSVP for this free, fun event at

This entry was posted on March 22, 2017, in Events, News.

Spring Art Walk Planning Team

It’s time to plan our Spring Art Walk and Fundraiser! Come join the planning meeting on Wednesday, March 22, at 9 am in the front office conference room. Coordinators are needed for the following areas: Volunteers, Crafts, Artwork Display, Classroom Projects, Gift Card Grab, and Bank. There are all sizes of jobs available, leading up through the day of the art walk. Also, we’re looking for one or two people who might be interested in taking the lead on this fun event! If you have any questions or would like more info, please contact Leslie at or Jill at

Golden Apple and Golden Acorn Awards

 Thanks to everyone—students and families—who submitted nominations this year! We are happy to announce this year’s PTA award winners. This year HT PTA recognized two teachers with Golden Apple Awards: Mr. Wellman (5th Grade) and Mrs. Holmes (Kindergarten). Thanks to both of these teachers for their dedication, work, and commitment to HT students. The two volunteers who received Golden Acorn awards are Leslie Boyd and Cory Peterson. We are grateful to both of these volunteers for their leadership, time, and continued support of the HT school community!

This entry was posted on March 22, 2017, in Awards, News.


Congratulations to all the readers at Highland Terrace. This year’s Read-A-Thon was another huge success. Students raised more than $16,000 and read a total of 270,803 minutes during the 21-day event.  Our students rose to the challenge and increased the average number of minutes read per participant, and will enjoy an all-school dance party on March 24 to celebrate.  Thanks to parents, families, teachers, and the RAT committee for making this annual event happen!

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers that put in countless hours behind the scenes of our largest fundraiser of the year.  We could not have done it without you: Jenn Aker, Rhonda Bachler, Marisa Berglund, Karlee Birt, Leslie Boyd, Principal Estephan, Kelly Fletcher, Janet Markwardt, Peggy Nicolas, Sandra Newby, Cory Peterson, Lisa Rezac, Jill Sismaet, and Heather Song.

And, thank you to our local businesses that donated food and gift certificates: Central Market, Edmonds Book Shop, Lynnwood Bowl and Skate, Third Place Books, Richmond Beach QFC and Spin Alley!


Make sure your calendar is free for the March 23 meeting. This year’s district panel discussion will be different from past presentations. We’ll work to demystify what to expect as the kiddos transition to the upper grades.

Don’t laugh, those of you in the early childhood years. It happens in the blink of an eye!

Scott Irwin, secondary services director, is assembling panelists and a program to cover:

  • Program options in middle and high school, including what to expect in transition from elementary school
  • Understanding how graduation requirements are accommodated based on the child’s situation
  • Assessments and types of diplomas
  • Transition services/the 18-21 program

You can send us questions for the district team in advance to or fill out question cards during the session. We also need members present to vote on nominations for the 2017-18 board.

Come for networking and community building time at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting beginning at 7. Location is the Ballinger Room at the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE, 98155.

And new this month: we’ll adjourn to Jersey’s Great Foods at 1306 N. 175th St. for after-meeting social time!

Volunteer Opportunities – Einstein Middle School PTSA

6th Grade Parents — Ready for middle school?  Check out the volunteer opportunities at Einstein Middle School:

Volunteer Opportunities – Einstein Middle School PTSA

Einstein PTSA has some immediate needs. Perhaps you can help! Please email to get more information or to fill a position!

This entry was posted on March 22, 2017, in News, Wanted.

Highland Terrace School Library Wish List

Want to make a donation to the school but not sure what to get? Our Librarian, Alicia Wilson, has put together this Amazon wish list for the school library. You can have these books shipped to your address and dropped them off at the school or have them shipped directly to the school:

Alicia Wilson
Highland Terrace Elementary School
100 North 160th
Shoreline, WA 98133

This entry was posted on March 22, 2017, in News, Wanted.

Book-It Theater Performance

The PTA is happy to sponsor the upcoming performance of Cece Bell’s Newbery-honored graphic novel, El Deafo, on March 23 at 9:30 am. In the production, students will experience how the main character learns to embrace her difference as the superhero, El Deafo, and make some true friends along the way. More information about the show here: (Thanks to your contributions, the PTA is able to make this type of even possible at our school!)

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


The 2017 Read-a-Thon began February 6th! This event/fundraiser is lots of fun for our school! Great new prizes this year, including an all-school dance party if we can beat last year’s Read-a-Thon minutes of 257,501! Packets containing Read-a-Thon information were sent home last week with every student. This year you may also use PayPal for all pledge contributions. The Read-a-Thon ends Sunday, February 26.  Thanks everyone for your participation. READ, READ, READ!!


To pay with a major credit card, please click on the Donate button above. After you complete your online donation, you will receive a “Receipt for Your Payment to Highland Terrace PTA” by email. Please forward a copy of the email receipt to the designated student’s family so that the student can record your donation in his or her Read-a-Thon pledge form.

Pancake Breakfast Sponsor Western Neon

Western Neon

We served more than 630 breakfast meals at this year’s Pancake Breakfast, which was made possible in part by generous donations from our sponsors. Thank you to Western Neon for your support of this annual Highland Terrace Elementary event!

This entry was posted on February 13, 2017, in News.