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HES HERO 3.5.21



Important Dates:

March 5 – Picture Day for Grades 4 and 5 Cohort A and Make-ups for Grades Pre-K – 3

March 12 - Picture Day for Grades 4 and 5 Cohort B and Make-ups for Grades Pre-K – 3

March 15 – PTA Fundraiser Begins

March 17 – Asynchronous Day

                   Picture Day for VA Students – be sure to sign up

March 25 – PTA Meetings – 7:00 pm

March 29,30 – Asynchronous Days

March 30 – Quarter 3 Ends

March 31 – April 13 – Track Out


School Year 2021-2022:

As we begin to experience some springlike weather it is exciting to think about fresh starts and new beginnings.  We are encouraged by current trends and WCPSS Superintendent Moore’s recent statements that we are expectant and excited about opening the 21-22 school year as we traditionally do – ALL students being back in the building EVERY day.  As a staff we will begin making plans for a “normal” opening and sharing information with you has it becomes available.


We understand this year has been a challenge for all – students, teachers and families and we greatly appreciate your patience and grace. I like to look at each trail as an opportunity and we have all grown SO much over the course of the year.  Evidences of growth have been in a multitude of areas – some not always measurable by a number – showing kindness to others, caring for others, awareness of the world around us, increased knowledge of the digital world, perseverance, etc.  However, our teachers are also continuously tracking data and we have substantial evidence that students that are attending school each day and submitting assignments are showing growth.  This year has not been for naught!



All students are encouraged to participate in the Dreambox Challenge. Students are to win prizes weekly by registering here:



Last week you should have received your child’s interim report. Please be sure to review this carefully with your child and I encourage you to assist your child in setting a personal goal for the remainder of the 3rd quarter. This might be to ask a content related question each day, read a personally selected text for 10 min each day, decrease video gaming by 15 min each day, do one extra lesson in Dreambox each week, etc.


Single Subject Advancement (SSA)

Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of placing a student in a higher-grade level in one subject area. This type of acceleration is for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities in either math or English Language Arts.  Your child will be skipping an entire year’s worth of content and background knowledge.

Nominations~ February. 22, 2021- March 22, 2021

Nominations forms must be received close of school on March 22, 2021.


Food Drive:

The YMCA in collaboration with the Raleigh Dream Center is hosting a food drive from March 1 - March 10.  The Raleigh Dream Center has been a huge contributor and organizer of serving meals in select neighborhoods during the pandemic.  They are asking for donations of canned foods and non-perishable items. They currently have a need for Canned Meats, Granola Bars, and Cereal! They will accept fruit snacks (also a high need) and chips.


A large cardboard box will be located in our main hallway for students and staff to drop their donations.  This is a great demonstration of our “O” on our HERO Matrix – Other People Matter.  I encourage families to have a conversation about how all people matter and we can assist others in time of need. We hope that you all will be able to bring in items and help us serve the community!


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


Afterschool Care:

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


FYI: Transportation Ineligible Families May Request Service Starting March 8

Beginning Monday, March 8, families with students who are currently ineligible for school bus transportation (because their school assignment requires parents to provide transportation) may request service for the current school year. Requests are reviewed in the order received, and any approval is for the current school year only.


Town of WF Virtual Theater Opportunities:

The Town of Wake Forest has several virtual theater opportunities that support topics students are currently studying in class.

March 9, 7 pm Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Geared for grades 3-8.

March 23, 7 pm We Can Do It: American Women in History.

April 13, 7 pm The Little Red Hen. Geared for grades PreK-5

April 27, 7 pm Jack and the Beanstalk. Geared for grades PreK-5

All shows are FREE on the Renaissance Center website (, Facebook and YouTube pages.



Our spring fundraiser, the Rainbow Run, is around the corner!  While it will look different from years past, we are excited to share how we can come together to support our students, teachers, and school with donations needed to enrich the learning environment at HES!  Rainbow Run will kickoff on March 15.  Be on the lookout for more information to come in and for a link from your child's class.

Moe's Spirit Night - March 25th from 4-9pm

20% of the proceeds will come back to our school!  

(Moe's located in the Wakefield Commons Shopping Center near Starbucks)


Continue to follow us on our Heritage ES Facebook page for more updates!