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HES HERO 11.13.20

Important Dates:


November 16 – In building - All Pre-K-3 Students, Gr 4 and 5 Cohort A and Regional Programs        

                       Remote – Grade 4 and 5 Cohort B & C

                       Quarter 2 Interims will be distributed

November 17 – PTA Spirit Night at Chipotle

November 18 - Asynchronous Learning Day – All Students Remain at Home and log in for a quick check-in

November 23&24 - Asynchronous Learning Day – All Students Remain at Home and log in for a quick check-in

November 25-29 – Thanksgiving Holiday

November 30 – In Building - All Pre-K-3 Students, Gr 4 and 5 Cohort B and Regional Programs

                       Remote – Grade 4 and 5 Cohort A & C

December 2 – Asynchronous Learning Day – All Students Remain at Home and log in for a    quick check-in

  Virtual Academy Parent Survey for 2nd Semester – enroll or come out


Week 3 having students in the building was GRRRREAT~ Students and parents did a wonderful job.  We are excited to welcome all PreK-3rd grade students and 4th and 5th grade Cohort A students on Monday.


A few reminders:

  • All students must wear a mask at all times.
  • Students arriving or leaving campus using carpool should be able to access their vehicle independently. All adults should remain in the car.  With the additional time needed for COVID screenings it is helpful when students can exit the car quickly. In the afternoon students need to quickly enter their car.
  • Please send your child’s device charger to school with them for when the battery gets low during the day.


Positivity Project:

The strength students will be learning about the next 2 weeks is gratitude.  What a great strength to be discussing at this time of year.  Students will learn that gratitude means being aware of and thankful for good things that happen and expressing thankfulness and appreciation.  Out of all 24 strengths, gratitude is the singe best predictor of individual well-being and can self-cultivated.  Help your children express daily one or two things that happened to them that day. 

          “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” Dalai Lama




Accurate Contact Info:

All of our communication is via emails and texts messages at this point. If you have changed your phone number or email since enrolling your child/ren at HES please email with the accurate information.



Virtual Academy Option:

WCPSS will be deploying a survey December 2 to all elementary families allowing you to indicate if you want your child to enroll in Virtual Academy or come to school face to face for the second semester.  This survey will close on December 9.  Please be having conversations about this now as we will need to make staff adjustments based on parent responses.  This will be a very quick turnaround and changes will not be able to be made after December 9.  Things to consider:  WCPSS is recommending all Pre-K – 5th grade students return in person daily beginning second semester. At that time we would be in Plan A when social distancing is no longer required.





Thank you for everyone who came out to the shopping event, or shopped online at the So You Boutique!  We appreciate your support!


Nov. 17 - HES spirit night @ Chipolte Mexican Grill from 4-8 Use code DV6T8GP for online ordering.


Looking for a fun family activity to do this holiday season?  Check out these DIY ornament kits from AR workshop!  Follow the link to see the kit options available.  Use code HES at checkout!


Nov. 20- We will be providing a Staff Goody day for our amazing staff!  We'll be treating them to yummy pies (store bought) and coffee.  Please consider donating items or volunteering with collection/set up, or clean up

K-2 sign up:


3-5 sign up


5th Grade Students!  We need your help designing the Yearbook Cover. Please create an original design and submit it to Mrs. Kastendike by email ( by TODAY, November, 13.



PTA needs your help!  If you would like to be a part of our Board Advisory Council, please reach out to us!  We would be happy to share what that position will entail.


Join us for our next PTA meeting on Dec.3via google meet (link will be provided later)  

At this time we will be discussing fundraising, upcoming events, and our School Improvement Plan.

Come learn about the 2020/2021 School Improvement Program:

Heritage Elementary's goal is to provide a relevant and engaging education that will graduate students who are collaborative, creative, effective communicators and critical thinkers. To help us meet this overarching goal the staff and teachers have established the Student Improvement Program so that, by July 2021, the percentage of students demonstrating proficiency will increase 4 percentage points in Literacy and Math as measured by state and district assessments. Come hear our teachers discuss the SIP and learn how iStation and Dreambox play a vital role in helping our school achieve this goal.  We will also be discussing fundraising, upcoming events, and our School Improvement Plan.


Dec. 7 Spirit Day with Which Wich sandwiches.  All day event!


Dec. 16 -PTA will provide a Staff Holiday Luncheon.  Stay tuned for ways to volunteer!


Dec. 17 -Spirit Night at Mellow Mushroom from 4-8