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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:

http://signup.com/go/GCzPvOj

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FIELD DAYS

Highland Terrace is gearing up for our traditional field days!  We need your help to assist in our many field day activities.  Let us know if you are available to help on Tuesday, June 13th for Kindergarten, or Thursday, June 15th for the grades 1-6.  Visit the google website to sign up https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AozZi8JwdaXydEQ3cnJZQXQ2UlRtNWNnZEFUWW5uckE – gid=0.  Your help is greatly appreciated for this very active day.

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

BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT

WHAT IS THE BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT?
The Back to School event is a community effort that provides school supplies, hair cuts, and clothing assistance for families in the Shoreline School District who are living with a low income and/or experiencing circumstances in their life that make it challenging to prepare their children for going back to school in the fall.

August 26, 2017—Ridgecrest Elementary
Donate and Volunteer
How to @ www.btsconsortium.org
Members of the Back to School Consortium: Center for Human Services; City of Shoreline; Dale Turner Family YMCA; Hopelink; Ronald United Methodist Church; Shoreline Community Care; Shoreline School District; Turning Point; The Works of Shoreline PTA Council

This entry was posted on May 15, 2017, in Events, News.

Find what you need at the 2017 Gift Card Grab at the HT Art Walk 2

Everyday until our school’s Art Walk and Fundraiser (May 12th!) we’ll be highlighting local businesses that are owned by or employ Highland Terrace families.  These businesses have generously donated to this year’s fundraiser.  Please consider showing them your appreciation by purchasing their gift certificates at our Gift Card Grab Wall and supporting them within our community.  It’s not too late to donate and have your business listed here as well. Contact Jill Sismaet (jsismaet@comcast.net) soon to donate to this year’s Art Walk!

Seattle Tree Care

 

5/7:  “Need an ISA Certified Arborist to take a look at your tree(s)?  Tree(s) need thinning out before our next wind storm?  Seattle Tree Care (formerly Tree Cycle) is owned by a Highland Terrace family and many HT families can vouch for the amazing job they do.  At Friday’s Art Walk you can purchase a discounted gift certificate to help with all your tree care needs.  But wait, there’s more – the deal also comes with an awesome trucker hat!  Thanks Seattle Tree Care for supporting this year’s Art Walk!”

refuge and prospect winery

 

5/8:  “Refuge and Prospect Winery located in Woodinville is owned by a Highland Terrace family and they have generously donated a wine tasting for four and two bottles of wine. This gift certificate will be snatched up quickly so hurry to Friday’s Art Walk and grab it before it’s gone!”

Park Core Fitness

 

5/9:  “Raise your hand if you’re in need of self-care, if you’re ready to push yourself in ways you never thought possible and if you’re ready to get strong and healthy while having fun with other ladies.  Park Core Fitness (aka “The Richmond Beach Boot Camp”) has helped dozens of HT mama’s reach their fitness goals.  They meet twice a week at 5:45am or 9:30am and utilize the entire Salt Water Park.  Attend this year’s Art Walk and purchase your discounted boot camp certificate Friday – we’ll even throw in a sweet trucker hat!”

Bonar family

 

5/10:  “Thank you Bonar family for donating a One Cup Coffee and a Menchie’s gift card to this year’s Art Walk!  Come support our school’s PTA and these local businesses by purchasing these gift cards Friday!”

Find what you need at the 2017 Gift Card Grab at the HT Art Walk

Everyday until our school’s Art Walk and Fundraiser (May 12th!) we’ll be highlighting local businesses that are owned by or employ Highland Terrace families.  These businesses have generously donated to this year’s fundraiser.  Please consider showing them your appreciation by purchasing their gift certificates at our Gift Card Grab Wall and supporting them within our community.  It’s not too late to donate and have your business listed here as well. Contact Jill Sismaet (jsismaet@comcast.net) soon to donate to this year’s Art Walk!

5/2: Could you use some relaxation in your life?  Need a Mother’s Day gift idea?  Elemental Massage Therapy and Spa has generously donated an Ola Sugar Body Polish and Signature Facial to this year’s Art Walk and Fundraiser.  Be sure to check it out on our Gift Card Grab Wall at the event, May 12th.  100% of proceeds benefit our school’s PTA.

5/3:  Do you drive a Subaru or a Volkswagen?  Need an oil change?  Carter Subaru in Ballard employs a Highland Terrace family and they have generously donated an oil change for a Subaru and a Volkswagen. Come to the Art Walk to purchase your oil change gift certificate on May 12th!  All proceeds benefit HT PTA!

5/4:  Spiro’s Pizza and Pasta is owned by a Highland Terrace family and does so much in our Shoreline community.  Come purchase their gift certificate at this year’s Art Walk, May 12th – your tummy will thank you and so will our PTA!

5/5:  Poplin Style Direction is a fabulous company that has donated a 3 hour Closet Edit that offers personalized style direction to help you look and feel your best!  Take advantage of this amazing service and purchase their gift certificate at our Art Walk Fundraiser, May 12th!  Thank you Poplin Style Direction for your generous donation!”

5/6:  Chuck’s Hop Shop is a North Seattle favorite.  You’ll want to snag their donation first thing at May 12th’s Art Walk!  They have generously donated a gift certificate and other gifts that you’ll love.  Thank you Chuck’s for your wonderful donation.  Come to this year’s Art Walk to see the full selection of amazing gift certificates from all our local businesses in person!”

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: kim.darcy@shorelineschools.org or call 206-393-4217. RSVP for this free, fun event at https://lgbtpotluck2017.eventbrite.com.

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 lesliekeller@msn.com or Jill at jsismaet@comcast.net.

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.

Read-A-Thon

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!

SPECIAL NEEDS PTA GENERAL MEETING

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 info@shorelinespecialneedspta.com 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!