The Husky Update April 18, 2022

News for our Highline Community Elementary School

From Principal Sanchez-Hart

Hello Highline Families and Staff,

I want to give a big THANK YOU to our many families who attend our PASS meeting in late March. Mrs. Quintana lead our parent groups in analyzing our school's reading, math, and discipline data. It was both informative for all, but more importantly many good questions were asked by our families. Several families would like to see more homework practice, especially in math. They also asked about more information regarding writing and needing data about our student's growth. All parents agreed that they wanted to do more to help improve the growth for our students in all areas across the board. Our parents' feedback helps our students thrive at school, and we hope you can join us at our last one of the school year on April 28th.

Next, here are a few reminders to families about two important events coming up! Check your student's backpack for graded work, finished art projects, updated books, and flyers about the following events.

Specials and Wellness Night - Tuesday, April 26 from 5:00-6:30 pm

This will be an interactive night to celebrate the learning we are doing in Specials as well as practice wellness as a family! We hope you can join us! See the flyer below.

Strengthening Family Coping Resources - Wednesdays Virtually or Thursdays In Person

Please check out the flyer below for this great opportunity to work with other families in our school. The registration form is linked to the flyer!

Finally I want to make our families aware of a disturbing trend in social media targeting our youngest viewers with a character called Huggy Wuggy. While at first glance it seems innocent, the show Poppy Playtime is violent and nightmarish and is NOT meant for young viewers. This message is to help urge our parents and guardians to be aware of what our kids are viewing on social media.

As always, I appreciate talking and connecting with each and everyone of our students and families. If you ever have ideas, questions, or concerns, please know that my door is open. Share your story; Power your potential!



Calendar of Events at Highline


19 - School Lockdown Drill in the afternoon - see separate email

22 - Green Day! Celebrate with Student Council by wearing GREEN for Earth Day!

26 - Highline Specials and Wellness Night 5:30-7:00 pm

28 - HLN P.A.S.S. Meetings 8:00-9:30 am nd 5:30-7:00 pm


2-6 - Staff Appreciation Week

4 - PTCO Meeting 5:30-6:30 pm

6 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

20 - All school Field Day K-2 in the AM; 3-5 in the PM

26 - 5th Grade Continuation 8:30 am

26 - Awards Ceremony for Grades 1-4 at 1:30 pm

27 - Kindergarten Graduation 8:15 am

27 - Last Day of School - DISMISSAL at 11:00 am (no lunches served)

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Safety Reminders from Assistant Principal Ruiz

As the weather gets better, please remember our safety expectations at arrival and dismissal. Together we can keep all of our students safe at Highline!


  1. Arrive no earlier than 7:35 am
  2. Drivers should drive to the furthest crosswalk in front of the school to drop off
  3. Remember ONLY RIGHT TURNS on to Exposition Avenue
  4. Use the crosswalk to cross Exposition and follow crosswalk aide directions.


  1. DO NOT park in the bus loop or in the fire lane.
  2. Park on Exposition on in parking spaces.
  3. Meet children at their exit doors or a prearranged location.
  4. Use the crosswalk to cross Exposition and follow crosswalk aide directions.

To access the School Meal Page, click the title above and it will take you to the Title School Solutions site where you can adjust for allergies and dietary needs. You can also look into the future to see what is on the menu as well as change the language from English to Armenian, Burmese, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, Russian, or Vietnamese. Be sure to start with "Highline Community Elementary" in the school section.

THIS WEEK: April 18, 2022

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Next Week: April 25, 2022

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Celebrating our Highline students and familes!

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Our CARES Trimester 2 Assembly!

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The Highline Office Team

Principal - Diana Sanchez-Hart

Assistant Principal - Gaby Ruiz

Office Manager - Elizabeth Wethington

Registrar - Martha Galvan

School Nurse - Maddie Hamman

Family Liaison - Liz Calvillo-Martinez

Before & After Care (HiCEP) Director - Kathleen Larason

HiCEP: 720-747-2369

Attendance Line: 720-747-2395