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  • HES Weekly Announcements October 16-20

    Posted by Jennifer Abraham at 10/15/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Heritage Elementary LOVES parent volunteers!  We can’t do it without your help and support!  There is a dress code policy at HES for students.  We ask that parents follow the same dress code policy, as we are the role models for our children.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.  


    Upcoming Events

    October 17:

    Grade 2 Tr. ⅔ Zoo field trip
    Fourth Grade Tr. ½ symphony field trip
    Tr. 3 Ident-A-Kid make-up


    October 19
    Grade 3 Tr. 1 field trip
    6:30 Parent session on Internet Safety
    7:00 PTA meeting


    October 20
    Early release- students are dismissed at 12:35
    Happy at HES- wear your happy shirt or your school colors


    October 23
    Track 2/4 Great Hurricane Hustle pep rally


    October 26
    Tr. 2/4 Birthday lunch


    October 27
    Tr. 2/4 The Great Hurricane Hustle- wear sneakers!

    Tr. 2/4 Academic pep rally

    Tr. 4 report cards


    News from the PTA

    Tracks 1 and 3: Thank You for all of your support to make our first Hurricane Hustle a huge success for HES!  Tracks 1 and 3 raised over $15,000!  Thank You to all of the volunteers who helped make this a success!


    Tracks 2 and 4: Your Great Hurricane Hustle is coming soon!  If you need help registering please email us at hesptanc@gmail.com.  You can get any info you need for the event including sign ups to help at heritagepta.org.

    We look forward to a GREAT event for tracks 2 and 4!


    Reflections Art Collection will be Oct 17 and 31. The theme of this year's competition is "Within Reach."  All information and forms can be found on the PTA website.


    We will have an internet safety class for parents and a PTA meeting on October 19.


    McDonalds spirit Night will be Oct 25.


    Thank You for your continued support!

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  • HES Weekly Announcements October 2-6

    Posted by Jennifer Abraham at 10/1/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Happy track out track 4 and we welcome back track 1 on Monday, October 2.

    Now the the greenway is officially open, we anticipate an increase of walkers to and from school.  I wanted to outline a few guidelines to ensure the safety of our students.
    1. Elementary students must be accompanied by a parent and/or older sibling if walking to or from school.

    1. The parent and/or older sibling must cross the student at the crosswalk by the bus loop.
    2. Morning walkers will enter the school building with the bus riders through the cafeteria doors.
    3. If a student is to walk home in the afternoon, the parent and/or older sibling must wait in the front lobby of the school.
    4. Please be sure to communicate how your child it to leave school through a note or phone call to the office.

    Upcoming Events:

    October 2
    Tracks ⅓ The Great Hurricane Hustle Pep Rally

    October 5
    Tracks ⅓ Academic Pep Rally

    October 6
    3rd grade Tr. 2 Field trip
    The Great Hurricane Hustle Tr. ⅓
    Report Cards Tr. 1/2/3


    News for the PTA

    Our Great Hurricane Hustle will kick off on October 2 for tracks 1 and 3.  Details can be found in the flyers sent home in Monday folders and at heritagepta.net.

    Our goal is $40,000 collected!

    "If your student(s) still need to register, a registration letter will be going home in the Monday folder which will contain your unique url. If you are having any issues registering please let the PTA know ASAP. "

    Reflections art collections will be Oct 17 and 31.

    Yearbook cover contest - The final date to turn in your yearbook cover is Oct 13.

    School Store is open every Friday!



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  • HES Weekly Announcements September 25-29

    Posted by Jennifer Abraham at 9/24/2017

    September 28:
    4th grade Tr. 3/4 symphony

    September 29:
    Early release-students dismissed at 12:35
    Happy at HES-wear yellow or your school colors.

    News for the PTA

    Yearbooks are for sale!  Send in your yearbook form to your student's teacher to order or order online at heritgaepta.org.

    Last day to order 5th grade t shirts is Sept. 29!

    Reflections flyers have been sent out. If your child is interested in participating return the form to his or her teacher.  Collection days will be October 17 and October 31.

    Our school officially opened last Friday and was a huge success.  The school store will be open every Friday morning before 8:20.

    Our first Great Hurricane Hustle is approaching!  Tracks 1 and 3 will kick off their fun run week Oct. 2.  Please check out the flyers and informational packets sent home in your student's Monday folders.  You can find all info at heritagepta.org.  If you are interesting in helping with this event there is a sign up at heritagepta.org as well.

    Thanks for your continued support!


    Jennifer Abraham, Principal


    October 1:
    Tr. 1/3 Hurricane Hustle Pep Rally

    October 5:
    Quarterly pep rally Tr. 1/3

    October 6:
    Hurricane Hustle Run Tr. 1/3
    Grade 3 Tr. 2 field trip
    Report Cards

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  • HES Weekly Announcements September 18-22

    Posted by Jennifer Abraham at 9/17/2017 8:00:00 AM

    September 21
    K Tr. 2 field trip to Marbles Museum
    6:30-7:00-presentation by Officer Graham
    7-8 PTA meeting

    September 22
    Third grade Tr. 3/4 field trip

    September 28
    Fourth grade Tr. 3/4 field trip to the symphony

    New from the PTA

    The lost and found has been tidied up and it's getting full now that sweater / jacket season is upon us. Several items were left outside in rain and are drenched. If they don't get picked up by this week they will be removed from the lost and found.  

    The lost and found will be cleaned out at 2pm on September 29, and any remaining items will be donated.  

    Also - the clothes closet needs donations for

    Girls small med and large bottoms prefer long pants

    and boys need long pants for small and med sizes.


    The Great Hurricane Hustle will be the weeks of October 2 for tracks 1 and 3 and October 23 for tracks 2 and 4.  Parents will be getting instructions in the coming weeks to sign their child up for the run.  Please check out heritagepta.orgfor signups to volunteer for the fun run and for more information.  Please let us know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to an awesome event for all HES families!

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  • HES Weekly Announcements Aug. 28-Sept. 1

    Posted by Jennifer Abraham at 8/27/2017 8:00:00 AM

    As we continue to monitor morning and afternoon carpool, there are a few items that need to be revisited.  Once you are in a carpool lane, please stay in that lane.  Jumping lines will result in either a longer wait for you or will disrupt the dismissal process and make the wait longer for everyone.  Also, in the afternoon if you arrive after the gate is closed, please turn around and proceed to the office to check out your child-DO NOT OPEN THE GATE.  Once the gate is closed, the students in YMCA are playing on the playground, and we need to ensure their safety.  Thank you for your attention to these matters.  

    You can sign up for Here Comes the Bus at:

    https://login.herecomesthebus.com/SignUp.aspx. You will need the district code and your student’s ID number to sign up. The WCPSS school code is 67500. For your smartphone or tablet, download the Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play.

    How does it work?

    With GPS (Global Positioning System) trackers now standard on most school buses, Here Comes the Bus translates that information into an easy to follow customizable map, which allows you to see where the bus is and how close it is to your home.


    News from the PTA

    We will have a Spirit Night at Charlie Kabobs on August 31 from 4-9 pm.  15% of all proceeds will go back to HES PTA

    The Great Hurricane Hustle (formerly known as the Fun Run) will be held in October.  An informational letter went home this week and more information will follow as we get closer to the events. If you would like to help there is a sign up on the PTA website at heritagepta.org

    Our Book Fair, Family Night and Reading Fair were a huge success.  Thank You to everyone for making this a great event for HES!

    Thank You for all of your continued support!

    Upcoming Events

    August 30
    Fall Pictures Tr. 1/3/4

    Sept. 1
    Tr. 3 Ident-A-Kid


    Jennifer Abraham, Principal

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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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