HPE Weekly Newsletter

Week of February 6

Tech Talk

Save the date for Highland Park Elementary's Tech Talk Night, which was rescheduled for Tuesday, February 7, at 6:00 p.m.

During this event we will be covering some of the basics of technology for our elementary learners:

  • SPPS use of iPad to support learning and enhance instruction
  • Ways iPads are used at HPE
  • Preview key apps used at HPE
  • Data security and policies
  • Technology resources for families
  • How to have conversations with children about cyber security
  • How to set content filters and view your child's search history

We hope to see you there!


Join us for Highland Park Elementary’s National African American Parent Involvement Day* and Art Gallery Showcase

Monday, February 13, 2023

7:15 – 7:55 AM:

  • Enjoy coffee and pastries hosted by our Principal, Mr. Severns, in the main lobby near the office
  • View student artwork on display in the hallways throughout the building

7:55 – 9:30 AM:

  • Visit your child’s classroom and participate in their learning

To request an interpreter or schedule transportation to this event, call the school office at 651-293-8770 by Thursday, February 9.

Families are welcome to visit Highland Park Elementary at another time that works better with their schedule. Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to set up an alternate date and time to visit and participate in your child’s learning.

*National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) started in 1996. It was started by Joseph Dulin, a longtime school principal in Michigan after he attended the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. He was inspired by a speaker at the event who challenged the men in the crowd to go back to their communities and do more.

Cultural Night Family Event

Cultural Night Family Event: Want to learn about other cultures? Want to share about your culture? Please join us on March 3 (6-8pm) for Cultural Night, a time to share and learn about each others’ cultural traditions. Dance, food, music, art, games! We are looking for volunteers to share about their culture at display tables and to help plan the event. If you are interested, please complete this form.

Fundraising Event

Restaurant Night - Monday, February 6, 2023

Come join the HPE Community for dinner and raise fund for the HPE PTA. There will be HPE PTA Representative at the restaurant from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Come join the fun and meet more families at HPE!

  • 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

At this Leeann Chin® location:

2014 Ford Parkway

St. Paul, MN 55116

Leeann Chin Restaurants® will donate 20% of sales to:

Highland Park Elementary PTA

Fundraiser will only be at participating location listed on this flyer.

Dine In and Carry Out Only


The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Highland Park Elementary is a non-profit group committed to building community and supporting our school through events and fundraisers. We strive to partner with staff, families, and the community to create a safe and healthy learning environment where all students can reach their fullest potential.