Movie Night

Highland Park Elementary
Movie Night 2017
Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 PM
Featuring the famous Penguin Brothers Food Truck
Purchase their amazing ice cream sandwiches for $4.

SEP Conferences October 4th and 5th


October 4 & October 5, 2017






It is time to sign up for an appointment for you and your student to meet with your student’s teacher. The window to sign up is Monday, September 25th – Sunday, October 1st.


**Spanish Interpreter will be available for October 5. Please sign up for an appointment on October 5 to have an interpreter available.


Sign up link:


Password: roadrunners



Please contact the office at 801-481-4833 for assistance in signing up.

Note that school will be released at 1:00 pm both days.





Book Fair October 3rd, 4th and 5th

   The library will have its annual book fair Tuesday, October 3rd from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm along with October 4th and October 5th during SEP Conferences.  We need parent volunteers to help set up, be a cashier, and take down. Volunteers will receive a free book from the fair. Be looking for a sign up genius to come out soon!

Musicville A New Children's Musical

Click on the link below to find out about being in the school’s musical this year!

Musicville Information

Principal's Message

Take a look at a new section that has been added to our website called Principal’s Message. It is located under the Our School tab.

Elementary Battle of the Books (Fourth-Sixth Grade)

We had our annual Jogathon where we exercised our bodies. Now let’s exercise our minds by reading some battle books! Click on the link beneath the picture to pass off a battle book.



jogathon and books

Battle Book Pass Off

Here is the list:

Barnhill, Kelly The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Barton, Chris Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Bauer,Joan Soar

Bertman, Jennifer Chambliss The Book Scavenger

Brallier, Max The Last Kids on Earth

Eulberg, Elizabeth The Great Shelby Holmes

Gemeinhart, Dan Some Kind of Courage

George, Callie Clover’s Luck

Hood, Susan Ada’s Violin

Hopkinson, Deborah A Bandit’s Tale

Jamieson, Victoria The Great Pet Escape

Khan, Joshua Shadow Magic

Marshall, Joseph In the Footsteps of Crazyhorse

Parr, Maria Adventures With Waffles

Reynolds, Jason Ghost

Rhodes, Jewell Parkes Towers Falling

Samphire, Patrick Secrets of the Dragon Tomb

Schroeder, Lisa Girl in the Tower

Telgemeir, Raina Ghosts

Wolk, Lauren Wolf Hollow

Safety Resolution

Dear SLCSD Families,
Excellence and Equity: Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day: this is our vision statement for the Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD). We are committed to achieving this vision and ensuring ALL students in our district obtain a quality education.  
We believe in our students and in their hopes, dreams, and potential. Our schools and our students are strengthened by our district’s diversity. SLCSD embraces and supports all of our students, regardless of background, race, ethnicity, or any other factor. And we will continue to champion our students and families, and to welcome and teach every single child who enters our school doors.
In January 2017, the SLCSD Board of Education passed a Safe School Resolution affirming our district’s commitment to our students and our schools. During these uncertain times, we appreciate the support of our teachers and our parents in having conversations with students about current events and reassuring them that school will always be a safe space.
Below are some tips to help adults talk with children about these important yet challenging topics:
·       Don’t be afraid to talk to children about recent events that appear in the news and on social media.
·       Promote a sense of safety by acknowledging current events, and ask children if they have any questions or concerns they would like to talk about.
·       Use age-appropriate language (i.e. talk to elementary-school-aged children about the importance of being a good friend and valuing each other’s differences).
·       Share experiences, when appropriate.
·       Model good behavior, such as being supportive of other cultures.
·       Share ideas about how our children can respond to those who are displaying inappropriate behavior.
During the school year, SLCSD administrators and counselors are a good resource to assist teachers and parents in addressing any concerns that may arise when speaking to children. We in SLCSD will never stop doing what is right for ALL of our students.
Yours in education,
Lexi Cunningham, Ed.D.
Salt Lake City School District
Lexi Cunningham, Ed.D.
(801) 578-8349

Middle School ELP Assessment Information

     The Salt Lake City School District Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides specialized educational services for identified gifted and high ability 7 th and 8th grade middle school students. ELP services are available at all district middle schools with more extensive services provided through ELP Magnet Programs at Clayton, Hillside, and Glendale Middle Schools, and West High School. As part of the eligibility process for the 2018-2019 school year, gifted and high ability 6 th and 7th grade students may participate in the middle school testing which includes an online CogAT, an abilities assessment, and out-of-level IOWA reading and math assessments. The assessments will be given at our school during the November 2 – December 8 testing window. The dates for testing will be chosen by the administration and proctors at our school. Check back on our website for those dates. Students who live outside district boundaries may call the ELP office for a testing appointment. This testing will be scheduled on November 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, and 17, 2017. Parents must submit registration and disclosure statement forms to the district ELP office between September 26 and November 1, 2017. Registration and disclosure forms are available on the district website:, or contact Amy Burris, ELP Administrative Assistant, at the district ELP Office at 801-578-8573. Parent information meetings will be held on Wednesday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 24, 2017. They will begin at 6:00 pm at the Administration Building, 440 E. 100 S., rooms 112-114. Students who are currently in middle school magnet ELP do not need to retest.

Highland Park Parent Handbook

   Here is a link to our Highland Park Parent Handbook. The information in it will be added to throughout the school year.

Link: Highland Park Parent Handbook

Solar Eclipse 2017

Pictures have been posted from our first day solar eclipse! They are located under the Photo Gallery tab. 

Eureka Math Parent Resources

Our new math program entitled EUREKA MATH has parent resources available free to all parents. 

Create an account at  Create a free account and enter your Access code: HWH14WB  in the product key space. Once there you can find: Road Maps, homework tips, and other resources.

NOTE: redeem the same code under one account if you have multiple children. 

Welcome Back 2017!

As Principal of Highland Park, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year, my 3rd year with this learning community. We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms. It is our mission to provide Excellence and Equity: Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day and we look forward to partnering with you to achieve it. 


As we embark on the new school year, I want to take a moment to reflect on all that we achieved last year. Consider some of our key accomplishments. 

· 72% of our students score proficient on the Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) and End of Year (EOY) English Language Arts assessment 

· 74% score proficient in Mathematics 

· 66% score proficient in Science 

· We earned an A in the school grading system 

· We earned the top walking and biking school 

· Our parents raised over $34,000 during Arts Night to support Tanner Dance and music for all students 

· Our PTA raised enough funds to support our Hands on Science program, field trips, and teacher grants 

· Highland Park students represented our school in the science fair at the district and regional level 


We look forward to building on these successes and making even more progress this year.  We hope to see each of you at Back To School Night (open house format) on Thursday, August 17 from 4 – 6 p.m. After you meet your children’s teachers please take a few minutes to visit the gym to preview all of the many wonderful activities we have here at Highland Park!

School starts on Monday, August 21 (short day schedule). During the day the Solar Eclipse will occur. I have purchased certified safety glasses that will protect your student’s eyes. Teachers will also instruct the students on what to do/not to do.  

We all look forward to a great year of educational excellence!

Mrs. Cluff


MyPaymentsPlus is a state-of-the-art online service that provides you the convenience and information you need to manage your student’s meal account. This system speeds up serving lines in the cafeteria, eliminates the need to send checks to school or worry about lost or forgotten lunch money, and ensures that your child will receive a nutritious meal.

At no cost, MyPaymentsPlus allows you to check your student’s account balance online, view what your student has been eating in the cafeteria, and automatically receive email notifications when the account reaches a low balance. You can pay online into your student’s meal account using a check, credit card, or debit card. You can also use the Autopay feature to automatically replenish your student’s account when it reaches a low balance.

To sign up, simply visit: and then click on “Register a Free Account.” You will need your student’s ID number to complete registration. If you don’t know your child’s student ID, please contact your school to obtain this information.  

To aid in managing your student’s account on-the-go, MyPaymentsPlus also has a free mobile app available for iPhone, iPad and Android phones. For questions pertaining to managing your account or navigating through the MyPaymentsPlus website, please email

School Childrens Trust School and Institutional Trust Funds Office Annual Report

Here is a new website about School Childrens Trust School and Institutional Trust Funds Office Annual Report Click on the title and it will take you to the website.

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