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Shoreline School District & PTA Support for Students and Families During the School Closure

Dear Highland Terrace Families,


Information for Family Support during the Shoreline School Closure:


Attached is information from Shoreline School District for Family Support during the Shoreline School Closure, an updated Food Resource List with a map, and information about breakfast and lunch distribution.


Message from Our PTA Co-presidents:  

Hello Highland Terrace Families,

With school closures and an ever changing situation with the coronavirus outbreak we know that your lives are not “normal” right now. Whether you feel like things are being blown out of proportion or you are terrified by what is happening, all our lives are being affected. We all have many questions and it’s difficult to live with the uncertainty of it all.

Here are some things you can do.  You can get outside with your children and take a walk.  We are lucky to live in an area with great parks and trail systems.  You can reach out to friends or family, both near and far, in self isolation or not, by text, by email, by phone or social media.  Let them know you are thinking of them, see if they need anything or just take time for a chat.  You can help in your community.  There are families that are going to be hit hard by this.  Some do not have the option of working from home and are scrambling to find childcare.  Some families are dependent on meals from the schools.  Some families have extenuating circumstances that make being home all day very difficult. And finally, try to make some time for self-care.

Your PTA will strive to provide accurate and up to date information for our families on our Facebook page and website. Please look for us there:

We have also started a Facebook group to facilitate communication in our community.

We are in this together and together we will get through this. Be there for each other. Stay well.

Cory Peterson and Kyrie Cataldo (Your Highland Terrace PTA co-presidents) 



Shoreline Central Kitchen.pdf Family Support During Closure .pdf 

Spanish Version Family Supports During Closure .pdf 

Food Banks and Little Pantries Map.pdf 

Shoreline Central Kitchen.pdf

Dear Shoreline Schools Families and Staff,

We continue to work with school leaders and state officials on many of the important questions we have received regarding school closures. We expect to have more information and answers to our most frequently asked questions early next week. Please be on the lookout for that communication.

In the meantime, we want to share some resource supports being offered by our school district and community partners.

Daily Student Meal Packs:

School District meals will be provided to all students 18 and under for FREE each weekday.
Meals can be picked up at Shoreline Schools Central Kitchen (located inside Hamlin Park off 15th Ave. NE, directions HERE) and Shorewood High School (17300 Fremont Ave. N.) each weekday from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. *Students must be present to receive meals*

Students will receive their choice of a hot or cold lunch and a breakfast pack for the following day. Each day's menu will be posted on the Food and Nutrition Services webpage that morning.

Other Food Items & Grocery/Gas Cards:

The Shoreline PTA Council is coordinating the distribution of grocery/gas gift cards and shelf-stable food (e.g. rice, beans, pasta, peanut butter, cereal, granola bars, canned vegetables or fruit).

These items are provided by community donations and can be picked up at Central Kitchen (located inside Hamlin Park off 15th Ave. NE, directions HERE) on March 17, 19, 24 and 26 from 11:30 am-12:30 pm.

Can't get to a food pick-up site and need food delivered? You can make a request for delivery through Shoreline PTA Council using this form. A Spanish version of the form is available here.

Little Free Pantries:

Give what you can, take what you need! Neighbors helping neighbors.

  • Little Free Pantry Ridgecrest: 15815 11th Ave NE
  • Little Free Pantry Meridian Park: 18312 Corliss Ave N.
  • Little Free Shed: 14544 Evanston Ave. N.
  • Mountlake Terrace Little Free Pantry: On 56th Ave. West across from Calvary Fellowship Church

Food Bank:

Hopelink Food Bank (pre-packaged food items)
17837 Aurora Ave. N.
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-4:00 pm
Wednesdays 3:00-7:30 pm (closed on Fridays)

Are you able to lend support?

Shoreline PTA Council is collecting donations of $25 grocery store or gas gift cards. Also accepted are shelf-stable food items (e.g. rice, beans, pasta, peanut butter, cereal, granola bars and canned vegetables or fruit).

Donations can be dropped off at Shoreline Schools Central Kitchen (located inside Hamlin Park off 15th Ave. NE, directions HERE) from 9:00-11:00 am on March 16, 17, 19, 24 and 26, or drop off food donations at one of the Little Free Pantries listed above.

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact our Public Information Office at