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HES Weekly Announcements 10.4.19

HES Weekly Announcements 10.4.19


Report Card Come Home Today for Tracks 1,2 and 3 (Please note: some track 1 classes will receive report cards on Monday Oct 7 due to the need to complete assignments prior to Track Out)


October is Bully Prevention Month

Monday Oct 7 – Wear blue to prevent bullying

Wednesday Oct 23 – Wear orange for World Unity Day


Social Emotional Learning for Gifted Children

Come to HES Media Center on Tuesday October 8 from 5:30pm – 6:30 to hear from Dr. Richard Courtright, Duke Gifted Education Specialist. There are strong tendencies and behaviors among gifted and talented students regarding their social and emotional development that can inform parents and teachers, helping them to understand the response they receive from their children and students.  This presentation will address our best understanding of what giftedness is and how it affects individuals, not only in positive ways, but for some, in problematic ways. Information will also be shared about the emerging research on “Mindset” and why it is not helpful to refer to a child as being “smart,” and the advantages inherent in focusing on effort and perseverance in the child’s performance and behaviors.


Registration for 2020-2021:

Exciting news for all new and existing Heritage Elementary School families. Pre-registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on October 15.Initial enrollment is completed online by going to Wack County Public School website (  Once there follow these steps:

  • Click on the Enrollment icon (pencil & paper)
  • Step 1 Find your base school for your current address
  • Step 2 Enroll online using the 2020-20221 year
  • Step 3 The list of items you will present to the school to complete enrollment
  • Step 4 Print the NC Health Assessment at the end of your online enrollment screen. This form will need to be completed by your child’s doctor before beginning school.

We will contact you once your enrollment is submitted to invite you to come to school with the required documents. At that time, we will make copies of the documents and return the originals to you.

Please share this information with friends and neighbors.  Early registration assists us in planning appropriately.



For the third consecutive year, WCPSS will partner with the Carolina Hurricanes to bring READvolution to all of our elementary schools and Power Play to all of our middle schools.  This year, the READvolution time frame will be between Monday, Sept. 30 and Friday, Nov. 22. The challenge features both individual and school-wide components, as well as goals for each. Students who achieve the goal of reading 20 minutes per day throughout the time frame (for a total of 800 minutes) will receive TWO complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game.  The county-wide component of the challenge includes the tracking of books read collectively at the school site. Schools who report students reading at least 2,020 books will be entered into a drawing to attend a "Cool School Field Trip" at the PNC Arena to participate in fun activities, and hear from Hurricanes players in February 2020.

To log reading hours, students will need to log into their WakeID at  Once logged in students should click on the READvolution icon to begin entering their reading information.   


National Night Out:

Come join the Wake Forest police Department Neighborhood Partnership Night on Monday October 7 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Renaissance Centre Parking Lot (405 Brooks St, WF).  Thre will be emergency vehicle displays, special prizes, K-9 demonstration, DARE presentation and information on vehicle, home and personal security.


PTA news:

Book Fair - Thank you, parents, students, staff, and volunteers for a successful Book Fair!  It was so fun to see the kids excited about the new books they will get to read and enjoy!  A special shout out to Sharon Gipner and Michelle Massey for all their hard work in setting up and running the Book Fair!

Our next Staff Goody Day will be on October 9.  Thanks for all the volunteers offering to help us treat the teachers + staff.

NC State Fair (Oct 17-27) - Planning to go to the fair?  Buy your tickets here  use school code 454, and a portion of ticket sales go right to our school!  

PTA General Meeting October 17 @ 7pm Join us for our next meeting and see what the PTA is up to!  We’d love to see you there!

Spirit Night - Join us at Chipotle on October 22 from 5-9pm for our next Spirit night!  Have your chips + guac and support our school all in the same night!

Fun Run is just around the corner! This year our Fun Run will take place on Friday, Nov. 8 (Track 2) and Saturday, Nov. 16/make up day (Track 1,3,4)  To make this Fun Run a success, we need your help!  Check out the Sign Up Genius to see how you can help! 

Spirit Wear is available now!  Visit the link here to get yours and show your school spirit every FRIDAY!

PTA Membership - Still haven’t joined the PTA this year?  That’s ok!  There is still time.  Click here to join today!  And don’t worry, just because you join doesn’t mean we will put you to work….unless you want to! :) 

Follow us on FB @ Heritage Elementary School PTA - HES  Here you will find all the updates, pictures of events going on at the school, and communication from the PTA.  Come follow along and be informed!