Fall Family Picnic FUN!

Balloon animals and a bounce house, the BIG slide, face painting, In-N-Out, Wetzel’s Pretzels, and Gordo’s tacos… what’s not to love about the High Point Fall Family Picnic? The HPA community came together for a beautiful afternoon on Veteran’s Day to play games, enjoy lunch, and spend time with fellow families.  Kids immediately made a … Continue reading Fall Family Picnic FUN!

Preparing for School at Home

By Megan Whelan, Learning SpecialistAmongst the storms and challenges 2020 brought us this year, High Point will persevere,  and our educational philosophy will not be compromised. We are going back to school for the 2020-2021 school year, and entering Continued Remote Learning stronger than ever. High Point is now prepared for what learning will look … Continue reading Preparing for School at Home

Getting Started with Distance Learning

By Megan Whelan, Learning Specialist M.Ed Are you having trouble getting started with this adjustment? I am sure you were not planning on becoming educators in the blink of an eye. We are here to help! Here are some suggestions for how to get started.  Space: Have a designated area in the home for homework: … Continue reading Getting Started with Distance Learning

How Volunteering at HPA Helped Me Find My Village 

By  Rebecca Taft, High Point Parent We’ve all heard the trope, “it takes a village to raise a child.” But what happens when the people who might normally make up that village live far away? My husband and I moved to Pasadena because it was convenient for our work commutes, but that meant that we moved far … Continue reading How Volunteering at HPA Helped Me Find My Village 

Tax Tip: Bunching Annual Fund Gifts

By Michael B. Noll, CPA, Trustee The Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017, effective beginning in 2018, brought many changes in the tax code. This tax bill is already shrinking the number of households claiming itemized deductions on their tax returns due to limiting and eliminating many prior allowable tax deductions as well as … Continue reading Tax Tip: Bunching Annual Fund Gifts

Screenagers: The Next Chapter Explains How to Foster Resilience

Study on Sleep, Communication, and the Three Ex’s of Worry Offers Parents and Teachers a Roadmap By Norma Richman High Point Academy’s first Parent Education presentation of the school year included a screening of the film Screenagers: The Next Chapter and a thoughtful panel discussion led by Learning Specialist Megan Whelan and Social Emotional Specialist … Continue reading Screenagers: The Next Chapter Explains How to Foster Resilience