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HES HERO 2.9.2024

HES HERO 2.9.2024


At HES we are committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment that partners with families to promote high expectations, critical thinking, and the belief that other people matter. Students will leave HES equipped to be global life-long learners who are advocates for change.


Upcoming Dates

Feb 15           First Day Tr 3 (All Tracks In)

                       PTA General Meeting (Virtual) 6:30pm

Feb 19            Q3 Interims (Tr 3&4)

Feb 21 PTA Spirit Day - Galaxy Fun Park

Feb 23 February Birthday Lunch (All Tracks)

Feb 26-Mar 1 HES Book Week

Mar 1 Book Character Day

Mar 5 No School 

Mar 7 Spring Concert (Tr 1) 

Mar 8 HES Family Dance

Mar 21 Spring Concert (Tr 3/4) & PTA Meeting


Virtual Storytime in Honor of Black History Month 

Please join us at 7:30pm each Tuesday and Thursday night this month as we celebrate Black History Month and enjoy stories written by African American authors. Our staff and special guests are excited to share some of our favorite books with you! We will be sharing the links to log on via Talking Points each evening.


PTA Board Advisory Council Meeting

The District 3 Board Advisory Council Meeting will be held at Abbotts Creek Elementary on Monday, February 26th from 6:00-7:00pm. 

The evening's topics include: How do schools get capped?  Who gets to attend capped schools?  How is my base school determined? If you've ever asked these questions please come to the next Board Advisory Council meeting and hear representatives from the Department of School Assignment explain how it works.  Our School Board representative, Wing Ng will also be there to give district updates and answer any questions you may have.  This meeting is open to the public.  


Single Subject Acceleration

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.


Is your child a good candidate for SSA Testing?

*Is your child at the top of the class in math or reading?

*Your child will be taking classes with peers who are older. If your child qualifies for SSA, their schedule may not allow for them to attend specials, lunch, or recess with their assigned grade level. This means they will attend with an upper or lower grade level.

*Can your child begin or complete projects by themselves?

*Will your child be successful in the 5th grade when they are completing assignments on their own when they have a virtual teacher?


*Consider your child’s organizational skills and ability to focus.

*Consider your child’s social and emotional maturity.


Test Request Deadlines

Test Requests for the 2023-24 school year must be submitted during your school’s calendar request window. We will not accept test request outside the window of your track.

  • Tracks 1 and 3:  February 21 - March 5, 2024

  • Tracks 4:  March 11 - March 22, 2024

***Please click on Test Request to complete the form. The form will gather the information needed. Please do not send a hard copy to the teacher.

Testing Windows

  • Students will test for SSA placement for the 2024-25 school year during the testing windows indicated below.  Testing will not occur outside these windows. 

    • Tracks 1 and 3:  April 1 - April 12, 2024

    • Tracks 4:  April 22 - May 6, 2024


PTA News:

Restock the Teacher's Lounge

We are restocking the teacher's lounge now through February 29th. Please sign up here if you're able to help Stock the Teacher's Lounge


February PTA meeting

Come see what we're working on! The next PTA meeting will be held virtually on 2.15.24 at 6:30PM.


Staff Goody Day

Our Annual Souper Bowl Party takes place on 2.20.24.  Soups, Chilli, Stews, and Tailgating food items needed.  Link to sign up with delivery details below:


Spirit Night

Support our school and join us for a night of fun at Galaxy Fun Park on 2.21.24.  Stay tuned for more info!


"Sprinkle with Kindness" Family Dance

Our Sprinkle with Kindness Family Dance will be on March 8th from 6:00-8:00pm. There will be food, games, dancing, and fun! We will also be having a Silent Auction. Our Silent Auction will begin online on February 16th. We are also in need of volunteers for the dance. If you are able to help, please sign up here Family Dance Volunteers


Auction Information

In addition to our silent auction, we will also have raffle baskets. We are in need of donations to make these raffle baskets a success. Please sign up below if you are able to donate.

K: Movie Night

1st: Bonfire Night

2nd: Love of Gardening

3rd: Lottery Tree

4th: Staycation

5th: Can You Say Local?


Annual Book Drive

The Wake Up and Read book drive will be February 5th-29th. We will be collecting new and gently used books for ALL age groups to donate to Wake Up and Read. We are in need of volunteers to help unload donation boxes and box up books. Let us know if you can help by signing up here: Wake Up And Read Volunteers


We are always looking for candid photos for our 2023-2024 yearbook! This can include photos from school events, classroom activities, field trips, spirit nights, etc. Please submit photos HERE


If you'd like to stay informed please like Heritage Elementary School PTA on Facebook or follow us on Instagram HESPTANC

Visit Join the PTA to become a PTA member for the 2023-2024 school year! Your membership dues alone help support our school.