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HES HERO 2.4.21

Important Dates:

February 15 – All Pre-K – 3rd grade students return for daily in person instruction.  4th and 5th graders begin on 3 week rotations beginning with Cohort 2/B.

February 23 – HES Virtual Game Night (more information below)

February 24 – Asynchronous Day

February 25 – Virtual PTA Meeting 7:00 pm

 

HERO Award Recipients:

Congratulations to our HERO Award recipients for quarters 1 and 2.  Last Friday, each class recognized 4 students, 2 students for holding high expectations for themselves daily and 2 students that are consistently engaged in their learning.  These behaviors align with our behavior matrix which is grounded in the Positivity Project Traits.  This quarter we are focusing on being responsible learners.

 

Returning to School:

We are excited to welcome all PreK-3rd grade students not enrolled in VA back to school for face-to-face instruction beginning Monday Feb 15.  All 4th and 5th graders will return in 3-week cohort rotations beginning with cohort 2 or B. All procedures remain as were in place prior to the winter break – all students will be required to wear face masks, screenings will occur each morning prior to entering the building and all students are encouraged to bring their personal water bottle to school each day.  Please make sure your child is able to open all of the items in their lunch independently in order for us to maintain the 6 feet distance.

 

Second Semester:

Thank you to all the families that came out to pick up the instructional materials for 3rd quarter. With your supplies you received your child’s second quarter report card.  Please be certain to review that document carefully and have a conversation with your child identifying areas to celebrate as well as areas of growth for the second semester. We want ALL students to finish strong.  Students must be attending their google or in person sessions just as they have in years past.  We are beginning to make preparations for 21-22 school year and it will be so difficult for your child if they have not attended daily, attended for just a few minutes each day and/or has not been completing work.  We want to work together. If you have barriers to ensuring your child is attending school and completing work please reach out the the school so we can assist.

 

Kindergarten Registration:

It is that time of year! If you have a child that will be 5 years of age by August 31, 2021 please register them NOW for kindergarten. Please complete this form and return it to asbalckmer@wcpss.net.

 

Afterschool Care:

In need of afterschool care?  YMCA offers a wonderful program right at HES!  Check out their site if needed.

 

HES Virtual Game Night:

Our Parent and Community Engagement Committee is excited to host our first virtual Family Game Night at HES on Tuesday February 23, from 5:30-6:45. Check out this flyer for the many options from karaoke to family dance to family art projects.   Hope to see you there!

 

Picture Day:

We have a scheduled picture day! All students that are present on February 23 will have their pictures taken at school. These pictures will be used for the yearbook and available for purchase.  Students in virtual academy are invited to schedule a time for their pictures on Wed March 17 (asynchronous day). More info will be forthcoming.

 

 

PTA NEWS

🍪Cookie Kit preorders end February 5th. Kits will be available for pick up next week!  Thank you to everyone who has already purchased their kits to show their HES ❤️.  Still want to purchase a kit???  Click here to order 👇🏻

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The next PTA meeting will be on Thursday, February 25th at 7pm. We will meet virtually. We invite all parents to join in!  Link will be sent out as we get closer to the date!

 

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