Science Fair Update

Dear Parents and Teachers:


The Science Fair is just around the corner.  Thank you to all the students who have signed up online to participate.  Also, thank you to those parents and students who attended the 1st workshop last month. 


Please sign-up to help judge at the following link: We are in need of parents, grandparents, and or neighbors with a college degree, high school or college science students, or any willing participants to help judge our projects.  With over 50 projects that each need to be judged 3 times we need all the help we can get


Our next workshop will be after school Thursday, January 12th from 3:05-4:00 in the Library.  We will be discussing how to analyze your data, start your project board, and present to judges.  Free Presentation boards will be available for anyone who needs one.  Please come and join Jody Oostema from the Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair who will be teaching this workshop. Bring any questions you have on how to complete your project.


Tuesday, January 31st students need to bring their completed projects to the Sky Room at 5:30pm.  That evening we will be having a Science Fair Preview for participants, their parents, and any interested community members from 6:00-7:00.  Please invite your families to come and see all the hard work that has been done.  We will have a few science demonstrations and possibly some treats.


The Science Fair will be on February 1st and 2nd. Judging will be done during the day on both days. Students will be pulled from class for 30-45 minutes to be judged 3 times. Classes will be coming to the fair during the day as well.


Students will bring their boards home after school on the 2nd.  Winners will be announced on Friday, Feb. 3rd at an assembly 12:30pm.  The district fair will be Feb. 8th and 9th.


Please let me know if you have any questions.  The School Science Fair Page has lots of resources to complete a successful project.


Thank you again for your participation.


---Mr. Lingen


Important Dates for January

January 11th-February 22nd          Box Top Contest

January 11th                                    4th Grade Snowshoeing trip

January 12th                                    Science Fair Workshop 3:05-4pm

January 13th                                    Aids Presentation

January 16th                                    No School

January 17th-20th                            Roadrunner Days

January 19th                                    PTA Meeting at 8:30am

January 19th                                    School Community Council Meeting at 6pm            

Roadrunner Days

Tuesday, January 17th – Friday, January 20th.  Our Highland Park School Community want to celebrate our Roadrunners! We want to showcase and encourage the qualities that make our school great. Qualities like respect, kindness, inclusion, and service. Our PTA has planned some themes and activities for our week.  Here is how you can participate: Tuesday, January 17th  After enjoying your three-day weekend remember to wear your School T-shirt or colors: Yellow and Blue for “Roadrunner Day.” Wednesday, January 18th  Let’s warm up our Winter by wearing Hawaiian shirts or Island visiting attire for our “Aloha Day.” Please take in consideration the cold temperatures outside and the district’s dress policy when planning your outfit. Thursday, January 19th “Throw Back Thursday,” and we are throwing the calendar back to the 1970’s. Let’s see those bellbottoms and big collars, those peace signs and disco get-ups.  Friday, January 20th “Together, We Color the World,” day. Students are invited to wear a colored shirt according to their grade’s assignment.  The assignments are as follows:

Kindergarten and Ms. Fiat’s class:  yellow

1st Grade and Ms. Gifford’s class:  red

2nd Grade: blue

3rd Grade: green

4th Grade: white

5th Grade and Ms. Blamires’ class: orange

6th Grade and Ms. Payne/Daniels’ class: purple

Yearbooks Still For Sale

You can still order yearbooks online for the 2016-2017 school year. Click on the link below and order yearbooks under the PTA Membership icon.

Highland Park Science Fair

Highland Park Science Fair

February 1st and 2nd, 2017

Click on the link below to find out more about the science fair.

Science Fair Information

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.

ELP Assessment

Salt Lake City School District’s Extended Learning Program (ELP) Elementary School Assessment Information

Salt Lake City School District’s Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides specialized educational services for identified gifted and high ability Kindergarten – 6th grade elementary students at Emerson (dual immersion), Hawthorne, and Whittier Schools. Magnet ELP is a district administered program and qualified students are placed at schools by the District ELP Placement Committee. Parents do not apply to send students to a specific school. All students who qualify are offered placement, however placement choices are not guaranteed. Students in Kindergarten – 5th grades may apply to test for magnet ELP placement for the 2017-2018 school year. Students will take cognitive and achievement assessments. The assessments will be given at the district office during the January 30 – February 28 testing window. 

Parents must submit application and disclosure statement forms to the district ELP office between December 12, 2016 and January 27, 2017. Forms are on the district ELP website:

Contact Amy Burris, ELP Administrative Assistant, at 801-578-8573, for further information.

Parent Information meetings will be held on Thursday, January 12 and Wednesday, January 18, 2017. They will begin at 6:00 pm at the Administration Building, 440 E. 100 S., rooms 112-114. 

Students who are currently in magnet ELP do not need to retest. 

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