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Weekly Announcements 11.1.19

HES Weekly Announcements 11.1.19


Veterans’ Day: November 11 No School:

Thank you to all of our families that have either had or currently have members serving in our military. We appreciate your commitment and service to our country. We have displayed an American flag bulletin board to help celebrate this very special day here at HES.   Students and staff would like to show them that we are grateful for their service.   Please send in a photo and/or name of the special veteran in your family to be displayed on the bulletin board throughout the month of November.     Please submit your photos to your child's teacher who will then hand them over to the art teacher who will be displaying them.   Please remember to include your child's name on the back of the photo.  Please send an email to if you have any questions.   Thank you!



Congratulations to the following classes for having ALL students logged into READvolution:

Marks, Powell, Watters, Zelenak, Franklin, Holloway, Lee, Alford, Woolsey, Hylton, Murphy, Jones, Galafaro, McKoy. 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.   



All students have access to an online math program, Dreambox, that is accessible at home  through their Wake ID portal.  Our goal is for all students to complete 5-7 lessons per week, independently. 

Congratulations to the following classes for 95% of their class logging into Dreambox in the last 7 days: Hylton, Alford, Mayer, Woolsey, Pentoney, Ellenberger, Galafaro, Zelenak. 



PTA news:

Hurricanes – UNITE

The countdown is on as we will officially kick off our 2019 Hurricane Hustle - UNITE fundraiser with Track 2 on Monday.  We have been working diligently to organize and plan for a successful fundraiser and appreciate all who have been involved!  We still need volunteers to help set up and break down on the day of the runs (Nov. 8 and Nov. 16) as well as to man the water stations during the actual run.  If you are able to help, please click the link and sign up! 

Aren’t able to volunteer your time, but still want to show your support?  We need small plastic “Dixie cups” for the day of the run.  If you’re able to donate any, please drop them by the PTA office at school.

Track 2 students have already received their information and can begin fundraising and collecting donations now.  On Nov. 4, we will have a Pep Rally for Track 2 to kick-off their fundraising for the week that will end with their run on Friday, Nov. 8

Tracks 1,3,4 students will receive their Hurricane Hustle letter and red envelope with information on how to get registered for the event on Monday November 4.  Once registered, these tracks may begin fundraising!  On Nov. 12 we will kick-off their event with a Pep Rally to get everyone excited about fundraising for the week.  Tracks 1,3,4 actual run will be on Saturday, Nov. 16

ALL tracks will be able to fundraise and collect donations through Nov. 22.

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 

Parents, please join us on the day of your child’s run to cheer them on!

Spirit Night: Thank you to Chipotle and to all our families who came out last week to our spirit night.  It was great to see everyone outside of the school.  We were able to raise $420 from this Spirit Night!  Way to go HES!!! Mark your calendars for our next Spirit Night at MOD pizza on Nov. 19.  See you all there!

Yearbook Sales: You can now order your yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year  Thank you to all the fifth graders who submitted their artwork for the cover of the yearbook.  Voting is taking place now!

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.