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HES Weekly Announcements 10.18.19

HES Weekly Announcements 10.18.19


Monday October 21 – Teacher Workday/NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Tuesday October 22 - Welcome Back Track 4

October is Bully Prevention Month

Wednesday Oct 23 – Wear orange for World Unity Day

ELA Instruction:

Our students are busy learning each and every day!  Students in K-2 are enjoying building foundational literacy skills using Letterland. Be sure to ask them about Sammie Snake and Icky Ink. In addition, second graders are engaged with the EL curriculum.  The theme for quarter 2 is Learning Through Science and Story.  Students are paleontologists as they learn about fossils.  Grades 3-5 are also using EL curriculum. Their theme is Researching to Build Knowledge and Teach Others. Third graders are learning about animal adaptations, specifically frogs and writing Pourquoi tales. Fourth graders are learning about animal defense mechanisms as they read and write informational essays.  Fifth graders are studying the biodiversity of the rainforest as they read The Great kapok Tree and write informational essays.  This information is provided so you can engage in a conversation with your child about what they are learning.

Cultural Arts:

We had a wonderful cultural arts program today that all students enjoyed – Hot Horns, a jazz group.  Please ask your students about this experience.


HES is leading all elementary schools in WCPSS with the most books read do far.  Over 3600 books read so far!!! HES will be in 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.  In addition, students who achieve the goal of reading 20 minutes per day and totaling 800 minutes will receive TWO complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game. 

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.   

PTA news:

Hurricanes - UNITE

Heritage Elementary parents and families, as we are approaching our Hurricane Hustle, we need your help to ensure the overall success of our fundraiser!  Below is the signup genius link with opportunities to help volunteer in a variety of ways. These include times leading up to the Hurricane Hustle as well as the day of.

Details will be coming home soon to explaining how to register your child(ren) and start their fundraising activity. 

Here is our schedule for Hurricane Hustle - UNITE

Track 2:  Friday November 8th

K-1: 12:40 to 1:10

2-3: 1:15 to 1:45

4-5: 1:50 to 2:25


Tracks 1, 3, and 4 SATUDAY November 16

5: 8:45 to 9:15

4: 9:20 to 9:50

K-1: 10:00 to 10:30

2: 10:35 to 11:05

3: 11:10 to 11:40


Spirit Night

Don’t forget Tuesday, October 22 is our Spirit Night at Chipotle. HES will receive 20% of the proceeds from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. 

Yearbook Sales

You can now order your yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year

Attention all 5th grade students, let your creative juices flow! You have 1 week left to get you yearbook cover submissions in. All submissions are due by Friday, October 25, 2019.  Can’t wait to see what you design!


As always thank you for your continued support in making Heritage Elementary the best that it can be!  You are truly appreciated!  Thank you to our sponsors, Gladwell Orthodontics, Triangle Pediatric Dentistry, McPherson Family Eye Care, LaVida Massage.