Posted by Jennifer Abraham on 12/17/2017 8:00:00 AM
On behalf of the Heritage Elementary School Staff, I would like to wish our families a safe and joyous holiday season. Family time is the most precious gift-Enjoy! See you in 2018.
December 21: Early release- students are dismissed at 12:35 December 22-January 1- Winter break-school closed
Students on Tracks 1/2/3 will return on January 2
January 4: Pep Rally Tr. ⅓ January 5: Report Cards Tr. 1/2/3
News from the PTA:
HES will be participating in the Great Kindness Challenge from Jan 22-26. This is a national event to benefit hurricane victims and spread kindness! We will be selling be kind shirts as a part of this event and all proceeds go to hurricane victims. Please see the order form and letter that is coming home for more information and you can also get more information at heritagepta.org.
Posted by Jennifer Abraham on 11/19/2017 8:00:00 AM
Thanksgiving is just 4 days away. Wow how the year has flown by so far. On behalf of the HES staff, I would like to wish all our families a Happy Thanksgiving filled with friends, family, joy and many blessings! We are very thankful for our amazing students and supportive families. Enjoy your family time, and we will see tracks 1,3 and 4 on Monday, November 27.
In an effort to increase student independence/responsibility, and maintain safety for students, if students leave personal items or homework in their classrooms at the end of the school day, they will not be permitted to go back to their classrooms. Please understand that teachers may have meetings/conferences or there may be no adult in the classroom. Thank you for your understanding and attention to this matter.
November 21: Early Release-Students Dismissed at 12:35
Tr. ⅓ birthday lunch Tr. ⅓ holiday program 6-7pm
December 1: Happy at HES-Wear your happy shirt or school colors
News from the PTA
The lost and found will be cleared out upon return from Thanksgiving break. Please have your child check the lost and found if they are missing anything before this time.
We want to help our HES staff out in the busy time of year so we will host two gift wrapping events on Nov 29 and Dec 13. Is you are interested in helping with these events please sign up with the link listed below
Posted by Jennifer Abraham on 10/29/2017 8:00:00 AM
October 31: Kindergarten Fall Festival Tr. 1/2/4
November 2: Select 3rd grade students Tr. ½ Iowa Testing
November 3: Select 3rd grade students Tr. ½ Iowa Testing
November 8: Picture make-ups Tr. 2/4
Birthday Lunch Tr. 2/4 4th grade field trip Tr. ½ HES Gives Back 5-7pm
November 10: School holiday-Veteran’s Day
News from the PTA
Thanks to everyone for all of your support for the great Hurricane Hustle! It was a huge success! Tracks 2 and 4- you still have time to get donations and earn prizes! The last day to turn in donations is Friday, Nov 3. Thank you to everyone who made this incredible event possible for HES.
Reflections representatives will be collecting reflections entries in carpool on October 31. Thanks to everyone who is participating in this great event!
Posted by Jennifer Abraham on 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Posted by Jennifer Abraham on 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.
The parent and/or older sibling must cross the student at the crosswalk by the bus loop.
Morning walkers will enter the school building with the bus riders through the cafeteria doors.
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.
Please be sure to communicate how your child it to leave school through a note or phone call to the office.
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.
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
Posted by Jennifer Abraham on 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!
Posted by Jennifer Abraham on 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.
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!
Posted by Jennifer Abraham on 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:
Business in the office; such as, obtaining a carpool number, medication, etc.
You are volunteering for PTA or in the classroom
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.
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
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!