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


Contribute SOUP STOCK to Food Baskets: Nov. 27-Dec. 8th

Every year, we partner with the multiple organizations to collect food to support local families over winter break. This year, our contribution to the Holiday Baskets is soup stock and teen gift cards (between $5 – $25). Send your donation to school and help us get to our goal of 550 items! Find more details.  If you’d like to donate other items, we also included a list of most wanted items by families. Thank you for your support!


WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)

is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country and Highland Terrace Elementary is excited to welcome back this program for a second year.  This is your opportunity to make a difference in your child’s education. The goal is to get every Dad or Father Figure to volunteer for 1 full day of school with their child.  Sign up to be a part of the Highland Terrace Watch D.O.G.S. program here:  If you have questions, contact Top D.O.G., Paul Svenkerud, at

This entry was posted on October 9, 2017, in News.

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.

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!



Vote before MIDNIGHT, Monday, 10/9

We need to hear from YOU, our  PTA Members on each of these issues so our delegates can represent our PTA voice. The links you need:

The WSPTA current short-term platform includes the following issues and your voice will help decide which issues to add. These positions help us advocate at both the state and district levels. So please take the survey ASAP.

    • 1. Social Emotional Learning,
    • 2. Amply Fund Basic Education, 
    • 3. Closing the Opportunity Gap,
    • 4. Standards for Para-Educators 
    • 5. Breakfast After the Bell
  • Also Supported Issues (Alphabetical order):Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Children, Engaging Families in Student Success, Post-Secondary/Higher Education Access and Affordability, Removing Barriers to Implementing ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) and Restorative Justice and School Safety (school discipline )

Next year,  and all even years, a new Short-term platform will be determined.  If there’s an issue important to you or our  PTA, please contact Suzanne Gugger ( of the Shoreline Council PTA Legislative chair. New platform submissions due May 1, 2018.

Thank you for being a member of Highland Terrace PTA and for making your voice heard.

Leslie Boyd and Nicole Pickett
Highland Terrace PTA Co-Presidents

PS. Shoreline Council PTA is sponsoring a  School Board Candidates Forum,  on Thursday, Oct. 12 from  7-9pm  at the Shoreline Center Conference Center. With so many issues facing our schools, this is an important event to attend.

This entry was posted on September 30, 2017, in News, PTA.

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.