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Thursday Thoughts is a weekly communication for current families. It includes relevant and important school news, upcoming event information, community updates, and much more. Stay up-to-date on all things HRS by reading Thursday Thoughts each week.

June Blog

In his final blog post of the school year, Stacy Turner discusses the challenges to early diagnosis, and strategies to help students get on track. Read the full post here.

STEM Night

Tonight from 5:30-7pm, the lower school is pleased to host STEM Night.

  • 5:30-6:00pm – Level 4 and 5 Science Project Showcase
  • 6:00-7:00pm – STEM Exploratory Stations (All lower school families)

The night will start with a project showcase by Levels 4 and 5 before breaking off into interactive activities. Try your hand at building a toothpick bridge, creating a pixel art program, or even taking part in an owl pellet dissection. All HRS lower school families are welcome to attend.

Haven't registered yet? That's ok - we look forward to seeing you!

Last Call for Cards!

Through this week, there will be a box in the front office of both the lower and middle school to collect cards. Have your student write, color, or draw a card for the faculty and staff they would like to thank and help the Family Association fill these envelopes!

Please send cards to HRS by Friday, June 2 and make sure the card has the name of the teacher or staff member clearly written on the front. The current list of all faculty and staff members can be found here

HRS Technology Device Return

With the end of the school year approaching, the HRS Technology Department is coordinating the collection of technology devices and accessories loaned to students during the 2022-23 school year. All loaned technology devices and accessories must be returned to HRS on or before Monday, June 5, 2023, to the student's advisor.  After July 1, if the device is not returned to HRS, a $1200 replacement fee will be automatically charged to your tuition account. All content or schoolwork stored on devices will be removed after the device is returned. Please print or save files to an external drive or cloud-based storage, such as the student's Microsoft OneDrive account. Thank you for your assistance in returning HRS technology devices prior to the deadline. If you have questions, please contact the Technology Department at, and we will be happy to help.

Year End Notices

Family Survey: This has been an incredible year for HRS! Our campus expansion has had a positive impact on the programming we offer our students and our greater community. We encourage everyone to complete the HRS family survey by Monday, June 5. The feedback we receive allows us to further enhance our programs. Complete the survey here.

Library Returns: All Library books from both the lower school and middle school HRS Libraries are due on Friday, June 9th. Please check your email for itemized notices starting June 6th.

Extended Day Program: There will be no extended day program on the last day of school, June 15. All students will be dismissed from HRS at 12pm

Class of 2023 Graduation

We look forward to celebrating the graduation of the Class of 2023 on Wednesday, June 14. Graduation will take place at the Temple De Hirsch Sinai. All middle school students are expected at the ceremony. We look forward to celebrating the collective accomplishments of this extraordinary class of students.  

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30pm 

  • Location: Temple De Hirsch Sinai (1511 E Pike Street, Seattle, WA)

Please leave time to find a space to park. 


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