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Live. Learn. And Grow as Leaders

September 15, 2023

Upcoming Events

Spet. 29 - HPE Fall Fest 5pm

Oct. 4 - Walk to School Day

Oct. 10 - PTA Meeting 6-7pm (HPE Library)

Oct. 14 - Race for the Future 8am at LSW - register using this link...

Oct. 19 - PTA Trunk or Treat (more information to come)

Oct. 25 & 26 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)

Oct. 27 - No School

Oct. 31 - PTA Fall Parties

Nov. 7 - No School

Nov. 22-24 - No School

HPE Spirit Wear! -- Last Chance!


Now is the time to add some swagger to your spirit wear collection. Fresh new designs have been created for this school year including soft tees, hoodies and sweatshirts.



Sunday, September 17 at 11:59 p.m.


Use discount code PICKUP to remove shipping fees and have your order delivered at school. The box for the discount code is after you enter shipping information. In the notes section don’t forget to include student name and teacher. Completed orders will be ready the week of October 3.

Email the Swagger team at or text 816.305.9225

HPE Fall Fun Fest! - September 29

Join us for our 2nd Annual Fall Fun Fest! Entertainment by BFAME, magician, face painters, carnival and yard games, balloon artists and food trucks.

$10 per ticket $50 family max

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Race for the Future

The 27th Annual Race for the Future will be held on: Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 8:00 am at the Lee’s Summit West Activity Complex.

This year’s event will feature a 5K, a Kids Fun Run, plus complimentary refreshments.

NEW FOR 2023: KIDS ZONE!! Come have fun at our booths on Race Day!

Register to join us as a participant, virtual participant, or sponsor. We also have a limited number of Kids Zone Booth sponsor opportunities . Click on the appropriate link below!

Click Here to Register

Sponsorships + Kids Zone Booth Sign Up

Safety Reminder

No visitors (including parents) may not enter the buildling during arrival or dismissal. This is to ensure safety for all students and staff. If you need to enter the buildling with your child you must enter through the front doors and check in at the office. We appreciate your cooperation.

Car Riders

A few reminders to ensure safety for all.

Car Riders:

  • Children will exit their cars on the right side of the vehicle (closest to the school buidling).
  • DO NOT get out of the car, staff will be available to help students out of the car as needed. If you need to get out of your car please park in the parking lot.
  • Cars are REQUIRED to pull up as far as possible. Pay attention to the adults directing the cars; cars are not permitted to stop directly in front of the doors.
  • When entering the school car rider line please use your turning signal so that our crossing guard knows if you are turning into the school or not.

Husky Heroes

Highland Park is excited to share Husky Heroes - A new Spin on Volunteers. HUSKY Heroes connect male adult volunteers (dads, grandparent, uncles, etc.) to activities such as classroom helper, supporting individual students with practicing basic math or reading skills, lunch or recess buddy, library helper, Hall Monitors and special projects during a Half or full day at HPE. Husky Heroes may also be used to increase supervision/safety for HPE events.

In September, families will receive where they will be able to sign up to spend a day (or two) at HPE. We will have openings beginning in October and you will secure the date that works best for you. During the course of your day’s schedule, you will get to eat with your Husky and go to their lunch recess. You will also get to volunteer with their class and assist throughout the building.

To be a Husky Hero, please start by watching the video below and complete a volunteer eligibility form. Both of these will be shared in the Husky Headline and can also be found on our HPE web page under the Volunteer icon. Note: Photo IDs are required on your first visit.

Step 1: Watch video: Becoming a Volunteer in LSR7

Step 2: Complete Volunteer Acknowledgement Form

Sign up Here

Husky Hero T-shirts will also be available for purchase for adult volunteers.

*** Regular volunteer opportunities will still be available through classroom teachers and PTA. This is in an effort to increase male volunteers within our school!

PTA Membership Drive!

From our Amazing PTA:

We hope you had a fun and sunny summer break! The Highland Park Elementary PTA Board has been meeting over the summer to plan an exciting school year with lots of events for everyone. We can't wait to share our plans with you and hear your thoughts on all the fun activities and projects. We'll be seeing you around this year as we make the 2023-2024 school year one to remember!

Click on the link below to join PTA!

Help to fund special programs for our children!

  • Field Trips
  • Maker's Space
  • Class Parties
  • Supplies and equipment
  • Family activities and events

Lunch Visitors

This year we will welcome back lunch visitors to the buildling. A few things to keep in mind.

  • No lunch visitors on Fridays due to late start.

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