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April 29, 2022

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Important Dates -- Mark Your Calendars

May 2 - 5th grade Field Trip to Blue Springs School of Economics

May 4 - 3rd grade Field Trip to Deanna Rose

May 5 - 1st grade Field Trip to Burr Oak Woods

May 6 - PTA Movie Night - Highland Park Playground 8pm

May 10 - 5th & 6th grade Art Show @ HPE 5:30 - 6:30

May 17 - 5th & 6th grade Choir Concert 6-7pm @ HPE

May 13 - Service Day

May 19 - Field Day

May 23 - 5th grade recognition @ HPE 5:30

May 24 - 6th grade recognition @ LSHS Auditorium 5:30

May 27 - Last Day of School - Early Release

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School Fundraiser Updates!

Thank you HPE families for supporting a variety of school fundraisers!

  • HPE was Major Savor's top seller for the whole district. Our school sold the most cards and earned $4,679 gift from Major Savor to use at HPE!
  • Culver's Night was a huge success earning a total of $948.71 for our school!

Year Long Fundraising Campaign

We are kicking-off a year-long fundraising campaign that doesn't require anyone to sell or do anything except to mention HPE when they SHOP! HPE is joining with so that when HPE families (and their friends and extended families) SHOP at some 400 retailers, HPE will get a portion of the proceeds. Sounds simple enough.

Next Tuesday May 3, a packet with 3 simple steps will be sent home with students.

Participation is voluntary!

Return the packet the following day, Wednesday May 4, for the student to get a mystery gift.

Packets returned after Wednesday are accepted as indication of participation over the next year; but, will be ineligible for a mystery gift.

Free School Lunches ENDING May 27th!

School meals have been free for all students nationwide for the last two years. As of now, this waiver will end for all students attending LSR7 on the last day of school, May 27, 2022. If your child is attending summer school and you feel you may qualify for free and reduced meals, please fill out an application online at: You will receive a notification via email within two business days regarding your eligibility status. Please check your spam and junk folder if it is not in your inbox. A paper application may be obtained at any of our schools as well.

If you have friends/family members who are residing with you temporarily and they are currently on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), your children attending LSR7 may qualify for free and reduced. Please fill out an application with the recipients SNAP or TANF DCN (Document Control Number) for the State of Missouri. The State of Missouri does not approve students for free meals based on receiving Medicaid. All Medicaid recipients should fill out an application to see if they qualify by income.

Filling out an application for free and reduced meals now is only for the remainder of this school year, 2021-2022, including summer school. An application for school year 2022-2023 will need to be filled out after July 1st, 2022.

Students Arriving Late to School

If your child arrives after 7:45 you will need to come into the office and sign them in. Please do your best to have them at school before the 7:45 bell rings.

Thank you!

HPE Volunteers

We are so excited to welcome our volunteers back into the building after almost two years!

In order to be eligible to volunteer in the school, you must watch the attached video and complete the form.

If you will be asked to volunteer as a screener and require further paperwork, we will let you know as those opportunities arise. This could likely apply to some future field trips.

Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you soon!



Summit Rise - Late Start Fridays

Summit Rise is the no-cost structured student supervision program available on late-start Fridays to families with elementary-age children. Highland Park Summit Rise begins at 7:15 every Friday. No need to sign up!
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Don't forget to follow HPE on social media!

Instagram: hpe_huskies

PTA Instagram: highlandparkelementarypta

Twitter: @hpeprincpal, @stacyorf, @hpe_huskies

Facebook: Highland Park Elementary PTA