4th of JulyThe Highland Park Community Council Kids’ Committee is hosting its annual 4th of July Parade. Kids of all ages are invited to decorate their bicycle and then show off their handy work with a parade around the fountain.

When: July 4 at 10 a.m.
Where: Highland Park — meet near the fountain

Supplies to decorate bikes, tricycles, wagons and anything else on wheels will be provided, as well as balloons and snacks.

Volunteers to help the little ones with decorations and to blow up balloons are needed. We are also accepting donations of red, white and blue decorations for the children to use to decorate their bikes. Please contact Teri Rucker via e-mail or at 412-482-2533 if you are interested in volunteering or have something to donate. Supplies also can be dropped off at the side porch of 5914 Wellesley Ave.

melissa-d-jenkinsWe have invited 3 local experts to the meeting to help you get in shape – physically and mentally – this summer.

· Melissa Jenkins, BsKin, ISSA-CPT, Personal Trainer and Owner of Green Rocks Fitness – speaking on the benefits of personal training

· Kimberly Musial, ERYT200, Owner of Yoga Hive – speaking on the benefits of yoga

· Paul Block, Ph.D., R.Ac, Nuin Center – speaking on the benefits of healthy being

If you are a beginner and just want to learn how to get started or a long-time health and wellness fan, come to the meeting and hear what these local experts have to say.

The meeting will be held at the Union Project beginning at 7:00pm

Please note that the next Zone 5 Public Safety Meeting is scheduled for 7 pm Tuesday,June 10 at the Union Project. Lyz Styles of the City of Pittsburgh will be the guest speaker. Her topic will focus around Zone 5 planning a forum for the selection of a new Police Chief and the August 5 National Night out.

Grab a blanket and head out for an unforgettable evening of free cinema under the stars. Citipark’s Cinema in the Park features family friendly movies on the third Monday of each month this summer. Shows start at dusk and will include:

June 16th: Monsters University

July 21st: Big Miracle
Big Miracle

August 18th: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Films will be shown on the hill behind the reservoir at the north end of Reservoir Drive. Visit citiparks.net for the complete schedule and more details.

The Yard Sale starts at 9:00am and the Bryant St Festival at noon. Click here for the Yard Sale map.

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Student BooksLocated in the heart of Highland Park, Fulton K-5 is an awarding winning neighborhood school featuring a French magnet program. You are invited to visit Fulton’s dynamic learning environment which
challenges each and every student to achieve at the highest academic levels. Fulton leads the District in providing effective teaching and rigorous academics that prepare boys and girls for high performing secondary schools. The Annual Fulton Tour is proudly sponsored by the HPCC and will be held on Tuesday, June 3rd at 9:00am. Click here to register.

Fulton has been serving the community since 1894, and the building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today Fulton K-5 offers a unique blending of a traditional neighborhood setting with a French emphasis magnet program that promotes the study of French culture and language. The instructional program is based on the District’s comprehensive curriculum. All K-1 students get exposure to French language through movement, songs, poetry and vocabulary. Beginning in 2nd grade, magnet enrollees receive additional programming in sight words, sentences and simple paragraphs.

Qualified Fulton students enrolled in the magnet program are guaranteed acceptance into the Obama Academy 6-12 which is located just a few steps from Highland Park. Obama Academy graduates have been accepted into CMU, Pitt, Penn State, the University of Pennsylvania, MIT, the Berklee School of Music, the US Air Force Academy and dozens of other institutions. Graduates can earn up to a full year of college credit through the International Baccalaureate diploma and up to $40,000 in Pittsburgh Promise scholarship money for in-state tuition. Visit hpccpgh.org to register online. The school is located at 5799 Hampton Street.

The preschool program is run independently, and parents interested in this program should contact the school directly at 412-665-4590.

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