Kindergarten Enrollment


  • Weekly Message - May 18th

    Click here for a message from an administrator or school staff member about what is happening at school - Mrs. Pointer shares details on our exciting Literacy Night event and other year-end events!

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  • Weekly Message - May 11th

    Click here for a message from an administrator or school staff member about what is happening at school - Mr, Ritsema discusses the power of forgiveness.

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  • Weekly Message - May 4th

    Click here for a message from an administrator or school staff member about what is happening at school - Mrs.Schilling reviews the Meta-Moment and Blueprint as problem-solving strategies to keep students safe, respectful and responsible at school!

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  • Weekly Message - April 27th

    Click here for a message from an administrator or school staff member about what is happening at school - Mrs. Pointer explains our placement process for the next school year.

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  • How Do You Feel Today?

    Walk into a Highline elementary school and it's likely you will hear teacher after teacher ask students, "Will you check-in on the Mood Meter?" The Mood Meter is a tool to teach students how to identify and understand their feelings.

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  • Marvista Mission:  Marvista is a dedicated community of learners, including students, staff and families, who actively embrace diversity, ensure high levels of teaching and learning and inspire creativity in a safe, respectful and positive environment.


  • 2017-2018

    Hello Marvista Families, It is with great enthusiasm that I serve in my fourth year as the principal at Marvista Elementary School. I am so proud to support students, teachers and families at this amazing school!   

    This fall marked my twelfth year of School Administration. Prior to being the principal here, I was the principal of an elementary school in the Lake Washington School District for four years and prior to that I served as a High School Assistant Principal for four years in Lake Washington. I completed my Principal Internship and began my teaching career in Highline.

    I have a passion for education, equity, and social justice. I share the district’s belief that every student should be known by name, strength and need and graduate ready for college, career, and citizenship. To accomplish this critical goal I assure you I will:

    • be visible and accessible to students, staff, and families
    • build on and support a tradition of academic success
    • ensure all students have access to high quality instruction in all classrooms
    • engage families and the larger Marvista community in a variety of ways
    • engage stakeholders in decision making
    • make all decisions based on what’s best for ALL kids

    I invite you to reach out to me with your thoughts, ideas and questions. Open communication is very important to me. To this end, I send a weekly letter to all families during the school year which is intended to keep parents in the loop on things happening at school. These letters are archived on our school website in case you miss one.

    Have a great year!

    Melissa Pointer

    Melissa Pointer, Principal



About Us

  • Marvista Elementary School
    19800 Marine View Drive SW                                             
    Normandy Park, WA 98166

    Phone/Attendance: 206-631-4200

    Assistant Principal
    Educational Assistant/Dean of Students
    Office Manager
    Office Assistant
    Part Time Office Assistant
    School Hours: 9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.  

    Early Release Days: 9:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

    Regular Office Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    Fax: 206-631-4259


  • 17 Superstar Teachers

    If you are looking for real-life superstars, look no further than Highline. All of our teachers are stars, and we want you to meet a few who earned gold stars this year from someone who especially admires their commitment to know every student by name, strength and need.

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  • Celebrating Our Dedicated Support Staff

    We are honoring the often unsung heroes of our schools, our classified employees—support staff who serve lunches, drive buses, clean schools and support our students in so many ways. We are grateful for their dedication and outstanding work on behalf of our students.

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  • New Website Coming Summer 2018

    We are in the process of redesigning our website. Our new site will be easier to navigate, accessible to users with disabilities and will require less staff time to create and manage content. We now need your feedback to figure out what you need and expect from the new Highline website.

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  • 5 Bold Goals for 2018-2023

    What if the entire community rallied around our promise to know every student by name, strength and need and our goal for every student to graduate prepared for the future they choose? Our updated strategic plan points the way.

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  • Highline Levy Passing

    It appears our levy measure will pass, with early results showing more than 58% voting in favor of renewal. “I am grateful to voters for their support of our students and schools. Local funding for our schools is critical,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield.

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