Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year! 

Highland is an amazing school community filled with outstanding teachers and support staff as well as involved parents working collaboratively to make our school a great learning environment for students. If you are interested in getting involved we welcome you to join HEPTO .



We are the Highland Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (HEPTO). HEPTO is a volunteer, parent-run organization that plans and sponsors many activities for our students throughout the year.  Our success each year depends on parent engagement and participation.  Our mission is to enhance the partnership between the staff and families of Highland Elementary School. It is our belief that a strong partnership between school and families will ensure our children reach their full potential both academically and socially. In further support of this belief HEPTO partners with the staff to provide additional funding to teachers for classroom enhancements, additional technology, field trip bussing and school improvements. 



Once your child is enrolled at Highland Elementary School, you are already members of HEPTO!  We have no membership fee and welcome your participation in our monthly discussions and at our student events.  Whether you work full/part-time, or are full time at home, we encourage you to become involved.  We have fun together and our students have enjoyable, meaningful experiences as a result of your involvement at our school.



We invite you to get involved by following our facebook page to receive reminders regarding upcoming meetings, activities, and family fun nights. You can also get involved by signing up to support HEPTO Sponsored activities or by emailing us with any questions or comments you may have. 


Welcome to HEPTO and thank you for supporting Highland Elementary school :) 



2018 - 2019 HEPTO Meeting Dates 


  • Thursday, October 25th – 9:30 a.m.  -  Teacher Rep:  Mrs. Clarke
  • Monday, November 19th – 2:00 p.m. - Teacher Rep:  Ms. Young
  • Monday, December 17th – 1:00 p.m. - Teacher Rep:  Mrs. Bradley
  • January - June 2019 - Dates and Teachers TBD


This year Highland teachers have voted to rotate representation at the HEPTO meetings. Thank you teachers for helping us to receive feedback and represent each grade level throughout the year. :)

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience posting a partial schedule may cause families planning ahead this year. We are working with Mrs. Woodruff and Highland teachers to set the 2019 winter and spring meeting dates as soon as possible and we will share them as soon as they become available.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments, or know that you are unable to attend an upcoming meeting and you would like to participate, please let us know. We will be posting meeting agendas the week of the meeting and we are always available at HEPTO@ymail.com to include your voice in the conversation.

Thank you :)