HPE Weekly Newsletter

Week of February 13


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

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.

Family Drop-off and Pick-Up

This is a reminder about our protocol for student drop-off and student pick-up. If you are dropping off or picking up your student during arrival or dismissal, please remain in your vehicle. Our staff will come to you to help connect you with your student. This will help keep traffic flowing. Thank you!

Technology and iPad Resources

On Tuesday, we hosted a Tech Talk night for families. Even if you missed the event, we wanted to share the resources with you. Please review the resources to learn more about how to work with your student and their iPad.

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.


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.