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HES Weekly Announcements 12.19.19

HES Weekly Announcements 12.20.19


Happy Holidays!  Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.

December 20  Track 4 Quarter 2 Ends

January 2        Students Return to School

                        Student Ambassadors begin their Assignments

Track 2 and 3 Quarter 2 Ends

January 6        Camp EXCEL begins Track 4

January 7        Open House for Prospective Families in Media Center

                        7:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

January 16      6:00 – 7:30 Family Math Night at Publix

                        PTA Spirit Nights at Rudinos, Chronic Tacos and Coldstone Creamery           

Administration Changes:

Today marks an end of an era for Heritage Elementary. After more than 15+ years at Heritage Elementary Ms. Crews is retiring from education.  We are forever grateful to her for her dedication to the staff, students and families within our community.  We wish her much joy in her retirement. 

Although she will never be able to be replaced, we are excited to announce Ms. Austin as our new Assistant Principal effective January 2, 2020.  As many of you are aware, Ms. Austin has been our Science Teacher for 20+ years during which time she has built wonderful relationships with staff, students and families. 


HES Gives Back:

Thank you to all who supported HES Gives Back on Saturday December 7.  It was heartwarming to witness our students taking so much care and pride in preparing items for others within our community.  We should all be so proud of our students!


Publix Math Night/Spirit Night:

Please mark your calendars now for Thursday January 16 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for our annual Math Night at Publix.  The purpose of this night is for parents and students to engage in identifying and practicing math concepts in real world experiences.  Parents much remain with their children for this event.  In addition, PTA is sponsoring 3 Spirit Night events at restaurants in the Publix Shopping Center this same evening – Rudino’s, Coldstone Creamery and Chronic Taco.



When we return to school on January 2 our Student Ambassadors (select 4th and 5th grade students) will be assisting us with carpool. We are asking that any parent utilizing carpool follow these guidelines:

  • Students exit car from the driver side to avoid crossing in front of traffic.
  • Students or ambassadors open vehicle door so driver does not have to exit car
  • ONLY dismiss students when the line of traffic stops. Do not drop off students in midway through the carpool lane.


Student Assignment Strips:

All students on Track 2, 3 and 4 received their assignment strip on December 18th for the 2020-21 school year.  Track 1 should receive them in the mail.  Look closely at this communication NOW.  Your child’s assigned school for 2020-2021 school is listed along with neighborhood transportation if your address receives bus transportation.  Directions will also be included on the process/dates to apply for a Magnet school, or request a Transfer to another WCPSS school.  Any question please contact our Data Manager Anna Blackmer by phone or email:  919-562-6000


Track Changes 20-21:

Parents/Guardians: If your family is interested in a track change for the 2020-21 school year, please complete a Track Change Request Form located in the front office. These forms will be available December 2nd through January 31st


Open House for Prospective Students:

We will be hosting 3 Open House Informational Sessions of prospective families on Tuesday January 7 at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in our Media Center. Additionally, we will host tours on January 14 at 9:00 a.m., January 21 at 3:30 p.m. and January 28 at 9:00 a.m.  Please share this information with neighbors and friends. Registration for 2020-2021 is occurring NOW!


 PTA News:

We hope all our families, staff and teachers have a safe and joyous holiday season. We look forward to seeing everyone next year!


We wish Mrs. Crews all the best as she begins her next adventure. We will miss you!!