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  • HES Weekly Announcements August 21-25

    Posted by Jennifer Abraham at 8/20/2017 8:00:00 AM

    We welcome back track 3 on Monday, August 21 and we wish track 2 a happy track out!

    I want to thank everyone for following the morning and afternoon carpool procedures.  At this time of the year, all students need to be dropped off through carpool or by school bus.  The ONLY exceptions are:

    1. PreK Families
    2. Business in the office; such as, obtaining a carpool number, medication, etc.  
    3. You are volunteering for PTA or in the classroom
    4. If you child has a project that is too large for him/her to carry on their own.

    Here Comes the Bus APP...Coming Soon!

    WCPSS families will soon be able to use the bus tracking app Here Comes the Bus.

    Here Comes the Bus translates GPS data into an easy to use, customizable map that works on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. It allows you to see where the bus is and how close it is to your home.

    We are planning to make the app available to families of year-round and modified calendar bus riders beginning on Tuesday, August 22.

    Parking Lot

    I also want to make you aware of a few incidents regarding the parking lot.  I have had 2 staff members report damage to their cars dents/scratches.  If you accidentally hit a car in the parking lot, please come into the office and report it.  I know it is time consuming and may involve financial reimbursement, but It is the right thing to do!

    Eclipse Information and Safety

    As you know the eclipse is on Monday, August 21 starting at 1:16 and ending at 4:06.  Students will be kept indoors from 1:00 until dismissal with the blinds closed.  Teachers have been given articles to read with their classes regarding eye safety during an eclipse.  The eclipse will still be in progress during dismissal.  We have been given instructions to read the following statement to the student prior to dismissal, "Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or blindness. NEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection. Safety is our top priority, let's all be safe."  Please reiterate safety precautions with your child(ren).  

     

    August 22
    3rd grade Tr. 1 CogAT

    August 23
    3rd grade Tr. 1 CogAT

    August 24
    3rd grade Tr. 1 CogAT
    Birthday Lunch Tr. ¾
    Family Night at the Book Fair 5-7pm

     

    Upcoming Events:

    August 30
    School Pictures Tr. 1/3/4

    September 1
    Tr. 3 Ident-A-Kid

    News from the PTA

    Book Fair will be from August 14-24.  If you would like to help with Book Fair there is a sign up genius on the PTA website - heritagepta.org.

    Family Night will be Aug 24 from 5-7 in the media center.  We will be displaying all of the Reading Fair entries at Family Night.  Thank You for you participation and help to make this a success!

     

    Thank You for your continued support!

     

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  • HES Weekly Announcements July 31-August 4

    Posted by Jennifer Abraham at 7/30/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Track 4 students will track in on Monday, July 31.  Please be mindful that this is their first day of school, and carpool will be tricky for the first two weeks as everyone is learning the carpool procedures. We ask for your patience and kindness during the transition time for these families.  Also, remember to stay in your lane at all times during morning and afternoon carpool.

    If you were approved as a volunteer last school year, it remains in effect until October 2017.  If you have not reapplied by October 31, 2017, then your name will be dropped off the list as an approved volunteer.

    FYI...during the first 10 days of school for tracks 1/2/3 we had 157 student absences and 33 tardies.  See the WCPSS Student handbook for a list of excused absences.  Instructional time is precious and we want your child(ren) learning with us :)

    News From The PTA

    Book Fair and Reading Fair!

    Our Book Fair will  be Aug 14-24 with Book Fair Family Night being held Aug 24 from 5-7 pm.  For the first time this year we will have a Reading Fair as well!  Students can read a book and create a presentation that will be judged by local guests.  The judging will take place the evening of Aug 24 and all presentation boards will be on display at Book Fair Family Night.  Student interested in doing the Reading Fair should see Mrs. Drew for more information and criteria.  More information and criteria can be found at heritagepta.org.

     Birthday Lunch dates have been released.  Please visit heritagepta.org for dates for the entire year.

     

    Upcoming Events:

    August 8
    Ident-A-Kid tracks 1/2/4

     

    August 14-18
    Spirit Week tracks 2/4

    3rd grade track 4 BOG

     

    August 17

    Parent Open House 6:00-7:00pm

     

    August 18
    Early Release- Students dismissed at 12:35
    Happy at HEs-wear yellow or your school colors

     

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  • HES Weekly Announcements July 24-28

    Posted by Jennifer Abraham at 7/23/2017 8:00:00 AM

    The second week of school was fantastic!  Our new Kindergarten students are settling in very nicely!  Starting Monday, July 24 ALL students will need to be dropped off in carpool or ride the school bus.  I know this is a difficult step for some families, but the children are ready :)  There are many staff members stationed throughout the school building to assist students. The only exception to this is if your child has a project/class snack, etc. that is too large for them to carry on their own, Pre-K parents, PTA/parent volunteers, or need to visit the office for student medication/carpool tag, etc.  Also, if you would like to be a parent volunteer in the classroom, chaperone on a field trip, etc. please come into the media center to complete or renew your volunteer status.  It does not roll over from year to year.  Thanks!

    July 24

    Starts spirit week for tracks 1/3

    3rd grade track 1 students take the BOG

    July 25

    3rd grade students on track 2 will take the BOG

    July 26

    3rd grade students on track 3 will take the BOG

    July 27

    Open House for parents 6-7pm

    July 28

    Happy at HES…wear yellow or your school colors.

     

    News from the PTA

    Check out our new PTA website at heritagepta.org!

    Spirit Weeks:  

    Track 1 and 3 July 24-July 28

    Tracks 2 and 4 August 14-18

    Here are the themes for each day:

    Monday -School Spirit Day

    Tuesday - Hat Day

    Wednesday - Crazy Sock Day

    Thursday - Crazy Hair Day

    Friday - 70's Day

     

    Also please stop by and see HES PTA at Open House! We will be selling new t shirts and PTA memberships!

    Thank You for all of your support

     

    Upcoming Events

    July 31
    Welcome back track 4 students!

    August 8
    Ident-A-Kid tracks 1/2/4

    August 17
    Parent Open House tr. 4 6-7pm

    August 18
    Early release- students are dismissed at 12:35.

     

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  • HES Weekly Message-April 17-21

    Posted by Jennifer Abraham at 4/16/2017
    • Tracks 1, 2, and 3 Read a Thon will end on Monday April 17! Thank You so much for your support! It has been a huge success!
    • Field Day for track 1 and 3 is April 17-Be sure your child wear sneakers and sunscreen (rain date April 18)
    • We wish track 3 students a happy track out on April 19.
    • First Grade track 1 and 2 has a on field trip April 19.
    • We welcome track 4 students back on April 20.
    • There will be a PTA meeting on Thursday, April 20 at 7 pm in the media center.
    • Class pictures for tracks 1 and 2 is April 21.
    • Kindergarten track 1 has a field trip April 21
    • Track 4 Read a Thon will be April 24 - May 5
    • Kindness Week for Track 1 will be April 24 - April 28
    • Staff Appreciation Week for Tracks 1 and 2 will be May 1-5
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